User:Gregrs

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About me
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name gregrs.
Flag of England.svg This user hails from England
Apple logo.png Gregrs uses a macOS-based computer.
JOSM Gregrs submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
Bike Gregrs
is a hiker.
Car.png Gregrs is a motorist.
Geocaching.svg Gregrs maps while geocaching.

Background

I joined the OSM community in February 2012. I'm interested in open source / open data in general and sometimes combine contributing to OSM with geocaching. I've also written some software for using / improving OSM data (see the bottom of this page).

Equipment and software

Aims

I aim to improve the detail and accuracy of areas that have already been mapped e.g. by adding missing speed limits, car parks, postboxes, farms, schools, etc.

By walking planned routes with a GPS and camera, I have also systematically surveyed lots of footpaths North of Bromyard, capturing as much detail as possible including field boundaries (barrier=hedge or barrier=fence), gates, stiles, prominent trees, etc.

Tagging scheme for public rights of way

I am using the JOSM presets described here. Below is the tagging scheme that I am following:

Public footpath: highway=footway | designation=public_footpath | foot=designated | surface=*

Public bridleway: highway=bridleway | designation=public_bridleway | foot=designated | horse=designated | bicycle=yes | surface=*

Unless using a particular mode of transport is specifically prohibited by signage, I do not add any tags such as vehicle=no. If a public footpath had a 'no cycling' sign though, I would tag it as bicycle=no.

Python tools and Leaflet maps for FHRS and OpenStreetMap

Please see User:Gregrs/python-fhrs-osm

Outdoor map styles for Great Britain

Please see User:Gregrs/GB_Leisure_Map

Points of Interest (POIs) for TomTom satnavs

Please see User:Gregrs/osm-ov2

Ordnance Survey triangulation stations

Please see User:Gregrs/Ordnance Survey triangulation stations