User:Achadwick

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Bike Achadwick
is a bicyclist.
Car.png Achadwick is a motorist.
JOSM Achadwick submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
No Wikifiddling Achadwick
ignores tag voting procedures.
Go Do Some Mapping Achadwick
prefers to go outside and map.

I support the license
upgrade to ODbL v 1.0

ODbL-Supporter.png

No Wikifiddling.png
Go Do Some Mapping.png

I am going to ignore the endless
rounds of proposals and voting
procedures. Instead, I will use
Taginfo and similar
tools to actually do some
productive mapping.



Contact

Currently residing in Oxford. If you need to yell at me about something, you can contact me at

  • Email: a (full stop) t (dot) chadwick (whirlpool) gmail (little speck) com
  • IRC: achadwick on #osm
  • Twitter: achadwick
  • Or leave me a message on the discussion tab here.

Currently wikifiddling

Nasty habit. I shouldn't really. Far better to get out and map, but sometimes people are wrong on the internet.

Mapping style

Currently mapping

In no particular order.

  • Cycle-specific things and POIs in the centre of Oxford; also trying to improve routing data there.
  • Towns and villages around Oxford.
    • Recently sorted: big chunks of Carterton
    • On the horizon: Bicester again (after the ODbL change)

Tools

lol, "folder"

Getting around by: bicycle. Fast enough for mapping roads in town, plus you can park easily and go places you wouldn't be able to go by car. Just taken delivery of a lovely Dahon folding bike which should allow me to take the bike with me to more places by bus or rail.

Making tracks with: My phone, a camera, and a tiny little MTK-based GPS logger made by Blumax with a ginormously long record history and battery life. For editing on the go I use an Asus EeePC 901 running Ubuntu. It's tiny enough to fit in a small bike bag, more than capable of running JOSM, and has hours of lovely battery life.

For detailed mapping on foot: Osm2go for the N810 is a really neat tool for dropping in POIs and doing the detailed mapping stuff that can be missed even with a photo-mapping style. On Android I tend to use either OSMtracker (Android) or Vespucci as the mood takes me.

Editing maps with: JOSM mostly - I like the features, and I'm OK with the clunkiness. The built-in photo loading and timestamp association makes my style of photo note-taking a breeze. Still trying to like Potlatch.