|latitude: 52.0516, longitude: 1.1773|
|Browse map of Ipswich 52°03′05.76″ N, 1°10′38.28″ E|
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Improving the Map
NOTE: This map does not diffrentiate between buildings that only have
addr:street tags and buildings/nodes that have both
addr:housenumber tags, making it misleading. A github issue has been opened on this, with no response so far.
The brown indicates buildings with address tags. Black indicates nodes with address tags. Pink indicates housenumbers that do not have an
addr:street=* tag. You should add street tags to those housenumbers. (NOTE: many of the housenumbers without addr:street tags use an old way of linking streets with houses known as the Associatedstreet relation).
Like most of England, address data is mostly missing.
Local shops in many areas are also probably missing.
How to map housenumbers
The most efficient way is to use Keypad Mapper 3. It is an app with a keypad, which lets you enter house-numbers as you walk around some streets. This will create address nodes, which you can open up in JOSM. You then move these address nodes over their respective houses, and add this data to OSM. If you like, you can also draw buildings, and merge the address nodes with buildings (Ctrl+Shift+J). However, drawing buildings is extremely time consuming, even with the BuildingTools plugin.
There are a few disadvantages to this approach. It requires knowledge of JOSM, which is an advanced editor. KeyPad Mapper 3 is an old piece of software that has not been updated in years, and there are chances the software could stop working. As well as this, Keypad Mapper is only available on Android.
Another approach is to draw the buildings first, and add the street tags to them. This way, Streetcomplete will ask for the house-numbers of the buildings while you are surveying.
To know whether a building contains multiple houses, look for fences in the backyard. A fence indicates where the house ends and the next house starts. Make sure you mark the buildings as
building=house (or any building tag that is not building=yes) otherwise the housenumber tasks will not show up on Streetcomplete. It is also a good idea to add the street that the building is. If you are unsure, you can leave a note. If you are unsure, leave it empty, you can find out while surveying.
Once you have drawn buildings, in streetcomplete, you can zoom into the area where you drew buildings, and "scan for quests here" (can be found by clicking on the button with three bars in the top right). A ton of quests asking for the house-numbers of the houses you drew will show up. You can go surveying by walking through those streets and marking the housenumbers in StreetComplete.
If you didn't mark the street of a building, and you realise which street it is on after walking past it, resolve the OSM note you made earlier recording the housenumber and street of a house.
Local shops are probably missing too. To map local shops, you can make a note on an app such as Streetcomplete or osmand outlining the information of the shop.
Conversly, you can take a geo-located photo of the shop. Keypadmapper and OSMand let you do this. Streetcomplete lets you include photos in OSM notes you make.
If you are using streetcomplete, you can simply name the shop, and include a photo that shows additional details.
The problem with taking photos is that it make look intrusive to people who are passing by, or to people within the shop.
You can try using audio notes (which is available when using Keypad mapper or OSMand), however the noise of cars on major streets may make this unusable.
Another option is to only record the name of the shop, and then go home and search for the shop. This should lead you to their website, (or a page on another website such as tripadvisor), where you can get more information (such as phone numbers). There may be copyright issues with this, however.
Surveying for these two things (addresses & shops) is a good way to improve the map. Addresses can be surveyed using a software like Keypad mapper 3, or using field papers. Shops can be surveyed by taking geo-located photos/audio.
NOTE: These issues (addressses & local shops) is basically a problem everywhere in the UK, including most parts of London. The easiest way to fix the addressing issue is to persuade the government to release address data freely. Shops will have to be mapped manually, however.
The ward boundaries are approximate because the only reliable source is the Ordnance Survey and we are not allowed to use that source. There is pressure on the government to allow the official data to be used but in the mean time this will have to do. The boundaries have been determined by conversation with councillors and others with a knowledge of the area.
Public Transport Version 2
These are the bus routes that have en mapped properly & have the tag "public_transport:version=2".
The "opening hours", "duration", "interval" columns indicate if the bus relation has tags describing it's operating hours, the duration of the ride, and the interval between each bus. If this information is missing, please get this information from the bustimes website.
|Name||Ref||Link||Operator||Notes/Fixme||Interval?||Conditional Interval?||Duration?||Opening hours?|
|Bus 1 - Ipswich Town Centre - Gainsborough - Ravenswood - Futura Park||1||Ipswich Buses||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 1 - Futura Park - Ravenswood - Gainsborough - Ipswich Town Centre||1||Ipswich Buses||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 2 - Ipswich Town Centre - Ravenswood - Ipswich Hospital||2||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 2 - Ipswich Hospital - Ravenswood - Ipswich Town Centre||2||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 3 - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Futura Park||3||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 3 - Futura Park - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre||3||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 3 - Ipswich Station - Nacton Road - Ransomes Europark - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre (peak mornings)||3||Ipswich Buses||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 3 - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Ransomes Europark - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre (peak evenings)||3||Ipswich Buses||add evening route that goes to railway||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 3 - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Sainsbury's - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre (Sundays)||3||Ipswich Buses||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 3E - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Landseer||3E||Ipswich Buses||This is a new route (as of 4th October 2020) that goes on Landseer road. It is meant to replace 60 & 60A buses in the evening.||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 3E - Landseer Road - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre||3E||Ipswich Buses||This is a new route (as of 4th October 2020) that goes on Landseer road.
It is meant to replace 60 & 60A buses in the evening.
|Bus 4 - Ipswich Town Centre - Felixstowe Rd - Broke Hall - Bixley - Broke Hall - Felixstowe Rd - Ipswich Town Centre||4||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 5 - Ipswich Town Centre - Foxhall Road - Ipswich Hospital||5||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 5 - Ipswich Hospital - Foxhall Road - Ipswich Town Centre||5||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 5E - Ipswich Town Centre - Foxhall Rd - Hospital - Sidegate Lane||5E||Ipswich buses||Evening service that runs instead of 5 & 6||yes||unnecessary||no||yes|
|Bus 6 - Ipswich Town Centre - Northgate - Ipswich Hospital||6||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 6 - Ipswich Hospital - Northgate - Ipswich Town Centre||6||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 8 - Ipswich Town Centre - Whitehouse - Asda||8||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 8 - Asda - Whitehouse - Ipswich Town Centre||8||Ipswich Buses||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 13 - Ipswich Town Centre - Chantry - Copdock Tesco||13||Ipswich Buses||add modified sunday & evenings route||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 13 - Copdock Tesco - Chantry - Ipswich Town Centre||13||Ipswich Buses||add modified sunday & evenings route||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Bus 15 - Ipswich Town Centre - Stoke Park - Hadleigh Road - Town Centre5||15||add||Ipswich Buses||Add modified Sunday & Evenings Route||yes||unnecessary||yes||yes|
|Bus 15A - Ipswich Town Centre - Sainsbury's Hadleigh Road - South West Ipswich - Ipswich Town Centre||15A||Ipswich Buses||Add modified Sunday & Evenings Route||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|66 - Ipswich - Kesgrave - Grange Farm - Martlesham Heath||66||First Norfolk and Suffolk||check duration/openhour info.
Also, the routes 66 & 66A are almost the same, meaning their intervals combine. Inquire on how to map this.
|66 - Martlesham Heath - Grange Farm - Kesgrave - Ipswich||66||First Norfolk and Suffolk||yes||no||yes||no|
|First Bus - 66A - Ipswich - Kesgrave - Grange Farm - Martlesham Heath||66A||First Norfolk and Suffolk||yes||no||yes||yes|
|First Bus - 66A - Martlesham Heath - Grange Farm - Kesgrave - Ipswich||66A||First Norfolk and Suffolk||yes||no||yes||yes|
Public Transport Version 1 (outdated)
This table is outdated, all the bus routes should be updated to public transport v2 anyway. Many of these relations don't exist anymore, or have been changed.
Once a bus route has been mapped both ways in version 2, remove it from this table.
|First Eastern Counties||61|
|First Eastern Counties||62|
|First Eastern Counties||63|
|First Eastern Counties||64|
|First Eastern Counties||65|
|First Eastern Counties||75|
|First Eastern Counties||76|
|First Eastern Counties||77|
|First Eastern Counties||78|
|First Eastern Counties||87|
|First Eastern Counties||88|
Residents parking zones
- Zone 1
- Zone 2
- Zone 3
- Zone 4
These don't really have any tags. Inquire on how they should be tagged properly.
Is there any purpose of these being mapped? (Inquire). Instead, parking on street could be marked as
Note: Looking at these relations, they seem to be slightly broken (such as not connecting properly, etc). They do need some work.
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