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
- Garmin eTrex H (second hand from eBay)
- Samsung S760 camera (second hand from charity shop)
- Ubuntu PC
- MacBook Pro with JOSM
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
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
Please see User:Gregrs/osm-ov2