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|Latitude: 51.50847, Longitude: -0.12533|
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London is a city in Greater London at latitude 51° 30′ 30″ North, longitude 0° 7′ 31″ West.
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom. Greater London is one of the nine regions of England and is divided into 32 London boroughs. For ceremonial purpose it excludes the City of London. It is the most populous city in Europe (over twice the population of Paris). All road distances to the destination "London" refer to Charing Cross.
See also Central London
- 1 Events
- 2 Upcoming Events
- 3 Future events
- 4 Past events
- 5 OSM Coverage
- 6 London Boroughs
- 7 Out-of-copyright maps of London
- 8 Related projects
- 9 References
- 10 See also:
|Local User Group|
|Where:||Different pub each time (map)|
A series of London pub meet-ups and mini mapping parties over the summer 2015. These events are free and open to all. We normally have a mixture of old OpenStreetMap hands and new people coming along to find out more. The events might include mapping, but mostly we'll just be sitting around in a pub having a friendly chat about little things like freeing the world's geo-data. We hope you'll join us! Everyone and anyone is welcome.
Missing Maps Training and mini Mapathons
Weekly training sessions| Monday afternoons & Thursday evenings, mainly at Tallguy's house - make contact if you are interested.(just inside the M25 at junction 3)
Tues 2nd June, Missing Maps/HOT Mapathon
On Tuesday 2nd June from 6pm. Missing Maps Project humanitarian mapping event. Bring a laptop and join in. This is a very hands-on session, learning from eachother, but with plenty of demos and instructions if you've never tried mapping before.
Sign up & details here on eventbrite <- Limited spaces!
The mapathon will be hosted by Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus.
Wed 3rd June - Mapping evening!
On the evening of Wednesday 3rd June join us for some mapping around Caledonian Road.
- 6:30 - Meet outside the Thornhill Arms. Harry will be loitering wearing his polo shirt
- 6:45 - Set off mapping on your own or with the guided tour
- 7:30 - Return back and go inside the Thornhill Arms pub. Consume beers & Food. Discuss plans to map the world!
- 11:00pm - closing time. ...It always happens.
You can go ahead and map an area by yourself. You don't even need to meet us at the meeting place in fact. Just choose a slice of the cake with the following link:
(See MapCraft for instructions on how that things works)
We're doing detailed mapping of building outlines, building heights, addresses, and any missing shops or other POIs we can spot.
Guided tour? If you're new to this, you might prefer to go with Harry while he walks and talks, describing the kind of data we collect for OpenStreetMap. contact harry in advance to let him know if you're interested in it (Sometimes nobody is, so then Harry will shoot off mapping on his own. Otherwise it's useful to count up who's found us and who look out for) Also take his number with you O7979815O13
Alternatively just meet in the pub at 7:30. Hopefully we can get a table, although this pub might be quite small.
Sign up on lanyrd if you like (Not everyone does. We expect a merry bunch of between 5 and 15 people attending)
Details coming soon
We didn't have one in a while, but we are hatching plans for something (People like User:Matt).
In fact we're currently seeking a venue. We have a list of potential London event venues, which you're welcome to edit, but it would also be great if an organisation proactively expressed an interest in supporting us by hosting.
We'll use this wiki page to announce events, as well as. Announcements may come at short notice!
There’s lots of other events in London e.g. tech meet-up groups, for which OpenStreetMap is relevant. Please use the wiki to pro-actively coordinate the setting up of an “OpenStreetMap presence” at these events… or just go along (Other OSMers may or may not be there)
We’ve got a list of London event venues for future events of a non-pub format. Please add to that if you have ideas or if your organisation would like to host or sponsor an event!
This series of events follows on from London/Winter 2014-2015 events
So far in this series:
|31st Mar||Waterloo||Kings College||eb||HOT Missing Maps Project mapping Tanzania|
|28th April||Euston||Bartlett School of Architecture||eb||HOT Missing Maps Project|
|13th May||Marylebone||Kings head||||Mapping! cake diagram, photos|
|14th May||Holborn||Nesta||eb||Talk by Harry Wood (talk) on OpenStreetMap and Nepal earthquake|
|19th May||Clerkenwell||OS geovation hub||||Geomob with a very OpenStreetMappy theme. Talks from Grant Slater, Andy Allan & Jerry Clough|
This list is brought in from the London/Summer 2015 events wiki page (where you can make edits)
OpenStreetMap has usable coverage of London and areas within the M25. The coverage density is not as much as the 208 most densely mapped meta tiles in 2013: however, we have mapped nearly all roads and a lot of other features within the M25.
In the early days, we used Yahoo imagery in addition to GPS tracks to sketch in the features, and then add names from Ordnance Survey data. There are some areas which do not have enough detail from surveys and other open data, but in the early days it was worse, with areas around Hillingdon north of Heathrow glowing red on the NoName map. Today, we can use ITO Map to see where we could do a bit more surveying.
For a long time, we have had complete coverage of the London Underground, allowing us to render a Tube Network Map with small details such as track configurations, tunnels and bridges: our List of London Underground stations gives a raw list of stations as we originally surveyed them through GPS. We also have a strong coverage for stations and lines for DLR, Tramlink, London Overground and National Rail networks, and good coverage of most bus routes in London with the help of NaPTAN.
London also has good coverage of specialised information: Amaroussi has added and maintained Street light information for nearly all classified roads, Welshie has been doing most of the speed limits, while other users are adding lanes, sidewalks, surfaces, trees and even the London Congestion Charge.
- Mapping London's bus routes will remain a large and ongoing process, because Transport for London frequently alters bus routes to cater for changing demand.
- Add the Low Emission Zone.
- The public transport scheme is now live, meaning that we will have to update the network: we have to complete the London public transport tagging scheme soon, so that all modes to ensure routing integration and cross-compatibility between the new and old schemes.
- Add missing speed cameras and turn restrictions. They are important if OpenStreetMap is going to be a usable backbone for routing devices.
- OpenStreetMap is 10 years old this year, and urban regeneration is rendering some areas out of date: for example, the Heygate Estate in Southwark is being demolished and the Alma Estate in Ponders End will follow from next year.
London is subdivided into 32 boroughs. Within our data we see these represented as admin boundaries, which are now all mapped out. See London borough boundaries for details and links to these.
London boroughs are also UK local councils of course, and with all of these it would be fantastic to see them making use of open geodata from OpenStreetMap, working with our community to supply change updates, or partnering with us to engage local communities via the process of OpenStreetMapping.
We could create wiki pages about the London boroughs.
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, City of London, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
…but note that wiki pages about small areas can fall into disuse quite easily, so don’t be too ambitious with info requiring updates. The London boroughs might be a useful subdivision for tracking mapping progress, but probably not through manual updating of wiki pages. One automated tool which uses the subdivision to good effect already is the OSM and OSL differences analysis e.g. see the report for Camden
Out-of-copyright maps of London
There are some Out-of-copyright maps which feature London at low details levels. The most detailed is Richard's scans of the 1933/34 ABC Street Atlas of London (Torrent) (Alternative). Back in the early days (2007) we were able to try and use these to fill in some London details, or at least help us not get lost while we mapped London ourselves! These days there's nothing we can learn from them which isn't already better mapped in OpenStreetMap.
- WikiProject United Kingdom London Cycle Network
- London Tube Stations
- London bus routes
- Londons "Lost Rivers"
- http://fred.dev.openstreetmap.org/density/ (accessed 15 July 2014).