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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.
Tue 7th - Missing Maps/HOT Mapathon
On Tuesday 7nd July 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 <- Some spaces left for JOSM people
The mapathon will be hosted at the new MSF UK offices, 10 Furnival Street
Wed 15th Jul - Geomob
geomob 15th July at the BCS on the Strand, will include the mighty Tim Waters talking about Open Historical Map, and Ivan Gayton will no doubt be mentioning his humanitarian OpenStreetMap involvement. These and other geo-tastic talks, followed by pub.
(ongoing) Missing Maps Training series in Swanley
Monday afternoons & Thursday evenings, mainly at Tallguys's house (just inside the M25 at junction 3) - Training on humanitarian mapping, as a small series of Missing Maps Project events. Make contact if you are interested
Parsons Green Mapping Evening
July some time we're planning a Parsons Green Mapping Evening
It's time for an OpenStreetMap Hack Weekend! 8th-9th August at the Geovation Hub in Clerkenwell. If you'd be interested in a weekend of collaborative development of OpenStreetMap and open geodata technologies, please sign up:
Wiki page: London Hack Weekend Aug 2015
The theme for this event is mobile development and we would especially like to welcome anyone with an interest or experience in that area. If mobile isn't your thing, that's cool too; everyone's welcome to come and hack on OSM and open geodata projects! This isn't just an event for developers - we need designers, UX experts, testers, users, mappers and all kinds of people to help us make the best possible result! Over the course of the weekend, we'll figure out a plan and then try to implement it. Note that this isn't one of those competitive hacking competitions; there might be different teams working on different things, but we're all working together. The planning will take place on Saturday morning, so please take that into account in your plans.
8th-9th Aug - OSM birthday celebrations
The OpenStreetMap 11th Anniversary Birthday party will be celebrated worldwide. It seems likely a lot cities will celebrate on Saturday 8th. In London this will be munged in the with above hack weekend shenanigans. More details to follow, but there will probably be a pub plan on Saturday and cake and merriment while hacking on the Sunday. If you're scared of attending the hack weekend, we'll aim to publish details so that you can attend just the pub (but... don't be scared! We hope the hack weekend will be fun and interesting for everyone)
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|
|2nd Jun||South Ken||Imperial College||eb||HOT Missing Maps Project humanitarian mapping event|
|3rd Jun||Caledonian Rd||Thornhill Arms||||cake diagram, photos|
|16th Jun||Clerkenwell||Y Care offices||eb||HOT Missing Maps Project humanitarian mapping event tweeted photos|
|19th Jun||Clerkenwell||The Easton||||Pub meet-up. photos coming soon|
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).