|London, Greater London|
|Latitude : 51.485, Longitude : -0.15|
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London is a city in Greater London at latitude 51° 29′ 6″ North, longitude -0° 9′ 0″ 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
- London/Summer 2013 events regular pub meet-ups plus some mapping events happening over the summer on this wiki page. They'll be kicking off soon now that we've finished London/Winter 2012-2013 Pub Meetups
- Sun 14th April - GLAM WIKI 2013 - Wikipedia hackathon event on open data topics
- Thu 25th April - #geomob - geo presentations including some OSM themed.
- Sat 27th April - MapAction Hackathon down in Epsom, Surrey.
We recently had the London Hack Weekend Feb 2013. We'll do another one of these some time
We're putting together a list of London event venues for future events like this. Please chip in if you have ideas or if your organisation would like to host or sponsor an event!
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A couple of other London events which are related:
- rewiredstate.org events - Hack weekends on various topics, always involving some map maships. Go promote OSM!
- Crisis Camp London used to do monthly meet-ups. Good place for teaching newbies, or doing technical hacking
- http://www.rhok.org/ may also be worth looking into (same idea)
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)
Follow OSMlondon for events and London OSM news
See the global Current Events for a list of other mapping parties / conference / social events, which come to London fairly often.
London is still progressing in terms of coverage. Pretty much the entire area within the M25 is mapped out with road coverage, but some of this was sketched in from Yahoo imagery, and now have had their names filled in from Ordnance Survey data. So there are some outlying areas which have never been surveyed and mapped in any detail. We don't have a very clear view of where these area are, but areas around Hillingdon north of Heathrow used to glow red on the NoName map.
For a long time we've had complete coverage of the London underground network allowing us to render a Tube Network Map, including nice details like tunnels and bridges. Our List of London Underground stations gives a plain list of stations as they were originally surveyed by GPS. We have a pretty complete set of stations and rail network for all of the normal surface trains in Greater London, although there may still be some tagging/representation inconsistencies. Bus routes in London are a big task, but this is progressing really well. See the Transport map in London (How's your area?!)
Note that most online maps showing the position of the borders are copyrighted. Even supposedly open licensed maps on wikipedia are actually derived from copyrighted sources. As of February 2013, all the boundaries are mapped from the most accurate source which we can use at the moment - OS Boundary Line data. Ideally we'll keep it clean by surveying signs in the streets. Keep a look out for those "Welcome to London Borough of X" signs while you're out and about.
According to the OS Boundary Line data, the boundary between Southwark and the City of London is roughly the centre-line of the Thames. However the City of London Corporation controls (through Bridge House Estates) the whole of London Bridge so the boundary has been adjusted in OSM to cover the whole bridge. A similar situation exists at Blackfriars Bridge, although this is reflected in the OS data.
The OSM Inspector tool is excellent for checking that a boundary is complete and that all the tagging of the ways and relation is correct. A relation of London Borough Boundary relations is available for reference.
Wikipedia has a rather comprehensive list of boundary changes within London, which links to the relevant governmental orders which made the change. Although many refer to maps not included, the explanatory notes may assist mapping of both the Greater London and borough boundaries.
Out-of-copyright maps of London
See the various Out-of-copyright maps many of which feature London, but particularly detailed is...
I have georeferenced parts of South-London from the ABC Atlas, you can access the maps online through a OpenLayers Interface at http://www.spatialknowledge.eu/ABCAtlas/openlayers.html--Petz 10:12, 19 October 2007 (BST)
- WikiProject United Kingdom London Cycle Network
- London Tube Stations
- London bus routes
- BBBike @ London - a cycle route planner for London
- Londons "Lost Rivers"