| Glasgow, Scotland|
|latitude: 55.863, longitude: -4.252|
|Browse map of Glasgow 55°51′46.80″ N, 4°15′07.20″ W|
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Welcome to the Glasgow Openstreetmap Project Page. We hope that you will join with us to explore and map our city and enjoy learning some of the tools that we have available. There numerous mappers in and around Glasgow with a wealth of knowledge and from a variety backgrounds and ages. Mapping in the city ranges between roads, cycleways, natural features, communities amenities, sustainable infrastructure, historic monuments and almost anything else you can imagine. We arrange regular social gatherings to make it easier to learn about different techniques of mapping and of course have a pint or some tea as well.
Follow us on twitter at @OSMScotland
- In 2014 the Commonwealth games were held in Glasgow. We mapped venues in the run up to it.
- A Successful conference on State of the Map Scotland 2012
- Mapping party held on Sat 3 March 2012, New Lanark
- South Lanarkshire 100% road names completed!
- Successful State of the Map - Scotland 2011 Event, thanks to all those who attended, see details below!
- Glasgow OpenEcoMap launched - find and map recycling points, allotments and local bakeries in your area 
- Check out the updates to Carron Valley Mountain Bike Trails from the impromtu mapping event on 8 August! Carron Valley
- Check out the updates to Queens Park, Southside of Glasgow from the Micro_Mapping_Party event on 22 May! Queens Park
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|Glasgow Social Event|
|when:||2nd Thursday every month at 6:00pm|
|where:||Project Cafe (map)|
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We are meeting at the Project Cafe for a MissingMaps event monthly. Please join us to help map vulnerable places. We can also help answer other OpenStreetMap related questions. This is followed by a social meet-up at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts(Saramago bar - upstairs). This is an opportunity to meet with others, hear about what's going on, get an informal introduction to editing OpenStreetMap, learn new mapping techniques or just general chat. We also welcome anyone from outside the Glasgow area to come and meet with us. The Project Cafe serves vegetarian food and a selection of hot and cold drinks.
The dates for the next meetings are:
- TBC - plans for MissingMaps event at the Whisky Bond office in March. Updates to follow.
There is free parking on the surrounding streets after 6.30pm. The CCA is a 15min slow walk from Queens Street or Central Station. The nearest train station is Charing Cross.
Follow events on twitter at @OSMScotland
Hoping to have more hacking events soon - stay tuned...
Hackday took place at Maklab on the Sat 23 Feb 2013 more information here Maklab hack day
Next Mapping Party
We always welcome help organising mapping parties
Previous Mapping Parties
- Open Glasgow Green City Mapathon 10th August 2014
- New Lanark, South Lanarkshire on Saturday 3 March 2012
We held a 'How to make customised maps based on openstreetmap data' workshop. More info here. Electron Club, CCA, Glasgow. On Saturday 17 March.
State of the Map Scotland 2011 'unconference'
Thanks to all those who joined the Scottish OpenStreetMap community to talk, workshop and hack for this two day event. We were kindly hosted by the Electron Club at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. This was an 'unconference' event, where all delegates made suggestions for presentations or workshops and gave lightening talks throughout the day(s).
We attracted mappers, hackers, artists, cyclists, cartographers and academic organisations interested in the OpenStreetMap project. Approximately 40 people attended over two days.
The facilities included the Electron Club room with 14 spaces for laptops and a 70 seat cinema for presentations. There are also two open bar/cafe areas within the building and free wifi throughout.
More information, videos and media on the State of the Map Scotland 2011 page
Those that are interested in joining in with the meetings please add your name to the Users_in_Glasgow page. To do this please add the tag."[[Category:Users_in_Glasgow|YOUR USER ID HERE]]" to your user page. If you are unsure how to do this contact Hawkeye
Once you have a login for the Openstreetmap wiki then you can go to the top of the page and click watch. This will give you automatic emails each time this page is changed.
There are other meetings in Scotland see Scotland#Social_Meetings
- If you want to find out how far we have come and where we need to look at. Have a look at this map that shows which streets have no name. here
- Lots of videos from State of the Map 2009
- 20 Things You Never Knew About Potlach - very useful tips for editing with Potlatch (the editing page of OSM online).
- If you want to see an overview of who is doing which edits in your area have a look at OSM Mapper from ITO watch the videos here
- Other useful links to maps Here
- The superb Map library in Edinburgh is well worth a visit Location To see a huge selection of their maps go here and type in Glasgow into the search box
- Keepright is a page dedicated to the small mapping errors that always crop up. Looking over this not only helps keep the map clean of these errors but helps us learn how to avoid errors in the future.
- Learning to edit this wiki or Wikipedia is a very useful skill. It well worth spending 20 minutes on this Tutorial
- Find missing street names from Opendata OS StreetView map with this OSM overlay 
The Openstreetmap community is not allowed to copy other maps due to copyright restrictions. You will also find that a lot of the satellite images are out of date and that our map is already more accurate . The maps below are only here to show what other groups are doing.
- If you go to the wikipedia site for Glasgow look for the part that says Coordinates 55° 51′ 28.8″ N, 4° 15′ 32.4″ W. Click on the link and you will get a list of maps for our area. You can do this for any location. See Glasgow and maps
- Comparative maps can be interesting, you will also notice that Google satelite images are out of date see here and here
- Glasgow Council Interactive Maps here
- Glasgow Street Naming is controlled by the council here
- ELGIN Electronic Local Government Information Network ELGIN Glasgow
- Google street view Taking information concerning Street names, Bus stop Locations etc is not allowed because it is derived data from copyright images
- The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) uses CANMAP (doesn't work with Safari) to list places of historical interest. Their information is copyright so we are not allowed to place this information directly onto our map. However, they are now accepting public photos to be included on their site. A large number of their locatons have not been photographed recently. This means that by finding these places and giving them photos, we are not only helping the national archive, the photos we take will be more accessible to the public. This is due to the licence they give to user generated content. By collaborating with them you will not only find out a lot more about these locations you will be letting them know we are here. You also have the options of putting the photos on Geograph, Webshots or Flickr.This is an excellent chance for bit of exploring.Their building is located here
- Even more Other_maps
Examples and Inspiration
In this section there are examples of mapping and derived maps within Glasgow and outside for your interest and inspiration. Please remember that it is very important that we do not copy other maps data into our map.
- Video showing OpenStreetMap creation in Glasgow -Mapping Glasgow
- The Best of OSM is a website that shows some of the best mapping in OSM, it is worth looking at the zoos and golf courses and maybe we can get parts of Glasgow in there.
- On the main map page of OSM by clicking on the '+' sign on the top right hand corner you can get the map represented as Open Cycle Map or Osmarender
- Openlayers show lots of examples on how data is used
- 2008 A year of Edits Is a video showing the progress of Openstreetmap throughout the world
- Interested in seeing the map in different styles see Cloudmade
- Glasgow Transport Public Transport
- In Glasgow Openseamap has not really started.
- There is a specialised cycle routing engine using the OpenStreetMap data in Edinburgh called CycleStreets
- Lots of videos from State of the Map 2009 Highlighting Mapping of Historical Sites in Japan - Kinya Inoue and 20 Things You Never Knew About Potlach
- Vector graphics in the future see cartagen
- Scottish Openstreetmap in Gaelic here
Our Map so far
Starting point for collating Public Transport route relations in and around Glasgow
ITO edit map
The ITO company provides various interactive OpenStreetMap data visualisation maps via their website
Here is an example data map for the Glasgow area: