OpenStreetMap Christmas Party 2007
Good turn out, especially when everyone found where we were (It's a big pub). We drank beers and talked (shouted) about mapping. Later most of us headed to Wagamamas, which was very busy but they still managed to seat all 20-odd people for a meal. Some of us went back to porterhouse after that.
I took a straw poll of the party goers with this run-in (Steve8).
"Some of the major OSM players are here at this time. It would be good to have a feel for where folk are going and where they want to go. Please complete the answers below with as much or as little info as you wish (feel free to leave any blank if you want)."
Straw poll on forward plans
|Name||What I am working in in OSM that folk may not know about yet||One thing I would most like to see developed/implemented in OSM soon||One improvement to the slippy map (mapnik, osmarender, html) that I would like to see|
|steve8||Keys for all z levels for mapnik. Tunnel variants for all highway styles for mapnik||Easier output of data: by bbox, selectively, by output type||Coastline data displaying better at higher zooms|
|Matt||3D motion tracking and feature identification for small-scale mapping||-||Real-time update|
|John McKerrell||Mapping party organiser for noobs||Users of our maps, version control||Export for noobs, faster rendering|
|Artem Pavlenko||Shoreline and curves ... and more||Routing||Improved low zoom levels. SRTM ?|
|Ojw||Pyroute (but everyone knows that)||Server-side routing||Relief shading|
|Harry Wood||Ongoing WikiProject Cleanup, Collaboration with Wikipedia||Most important quick change would be... ->||Make untagged ways appear as sketchy thin lines to facilitate less obtrusive sketching|
|Morwen||trying to source data for checking against from government||recent changes||dual carriageways shown with central reservations even when ways overlap|
Original sign up list:
Did all these people come?
- Blackadder brought along a book of rude roadnames which everyone signed and was then given to SteveC.
- mcknut brought along an Insta-Yodel! for SteveC.
- Grant (firefishy)
- Harry Wood
- Ojw - guy in the "cycle->map->share" tshirt
- Henk Hoff
- Nick Whitelegg
- Mikel - brought OpenStreetMap Brighton posters for everyone
- Tim (chippy)
- might be coming (did they come?)