Ipswich

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Ipswich, Suffolk
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latitude: 52.0516, longitude: 1.1773
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Ipswich is a town in Suffolk at latitude 52°03′05.76″ North, longitude 1°10′38.28″ East. This page refers to the town in England. For other uses, see Ipswich (disambiguation).


Improving the Map

Housenumbers

Map of Housenumbers in Ipswich

NOTE: This map does not diffrentiate between buildings that only have addr:street tags and buildings/nodes that have both addr:street and 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.

Shops

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

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.

Wards

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.

Ward Notes
Alexandra relation 164667
Bixley relation 164648
Bridge relation 164678
Castle Hill relation 164823
Gainsborough relation 164653
Gipping relation 164677
Holywells relation 164654
Priory Heath relation 164649
Rushmere relation 164664
Sprites relation 164834
St John's relation 164088
St Margaret's relation 164666
Stoke Park relation 164833
Westgate relation 164674
Whitehouse relation 164825
Whitton relation 164822

Bus Routes

Bus services in Ipswich

Bus timetables in Ipswich

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 relation 8255972 Ipswich Buses yes unnecessary yes yes
Bus 1 - Futura Park - Ravenswood - Gainsborough - Ipswich Town Centre 1 relation 11733261 Ipswich Buses yes unnecessary yes yes
Bus 2 - Ipswich Town Centre - Ravenswood - Ipswich Hospital 2 relation 9383640 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 2 - Ipswich Hospital - Ravenswood - Ipswich Town Centre 2 relation 216501 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 3 - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Futura Park 3 relation 2410689 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 3 - Futura Park - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre 3 relation 11717044 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 3 - Ipswich Station - Nacton Road - Ransomes Europark - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre (peak mornings) 3 relation 11717042 Ipswich Buses yes unnecessary yes yes
Bus 3 - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Ransomes Europark - Nacton Road - Ipswich Town Centre (peak evenings) 3 relation 11717335 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 relation 11733259 Ipswich Buses yes unnecessary yes yes
Bus 3E - Ipswich Town Centre - Nacton Road - Landseer 3E relation 11717043 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 relation 11733260 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 4 - Ipswich Town Centre - Felixstowe Rd - Broke Hall - Bixley - Broke Hall - Felixstowe Rd - Ipswich Town Centre 4 relation 2565436 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 5 - Ipswich Town Centre - Foxhall Road - Ipswich Hospital 5 relation 11632616 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 5 - Ipswich Hospital - Foxhall Road - Ipswich Town Centre 5 relation 2359617 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 5E - Ipswich Town Centre - Foxhall Rd - Hospital - Sidegate Lane 5E relation 11717800 Ipswich buses Evening service that runs instead of 5 & 6 yes unnecessary no yes
Bus 6 - Ipswich Town Centre - Northgate - Ipswich Hospital 6 relation 332729 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 6 - Ipswich Hospital - Northgate - Ipswich Town Centre 6 relation 9401379 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 8 - Ipswich Town Centre - Whitehouse - Asda 8 relation 331838 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 8 - Asda - Whitehouse - Ipswich Town Centre 8 relation 11633961 Ipswich Buses yes yes yes yes
Bus 13 - Ipswich Town Centre - Chantry - Copdock Tesco 13 relation 9401908 Ipswich Buses add modified sunday & evenings route yes yes yes yes
Bus 13 - Copdock Tesco - Chantry - Ipswich Town Centre 13 relation 331858 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 relation 1825964 Ipswich Buses Add modified Sunday & Evenings Route yes yes yes yes
66 - Ipswich - Kesgrave - Grange Farm - Martlesham Heath 66 relation 9383641 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.

yes no yes yes
66 - Martlesham Heath - Grange Farm - Kesgrave - Ipswich 66 relation 190701 First Norfolk and Suffolk yes no yes no
First Bus - 66A - Ipswich - Kesgrave - Grange Farm - Martlesham Heath 66A relation 10061523 First Norfolk and Suffolk yes no yes yes
First Bus - 66A - Martlesham Heath - Grange Farm - Kesgrave - Ipswich 66A relation 9984463 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.

Type Ref Route Notes
Ipswich Buses 3 relation 222816
Ipswich Buses 7 relation 331773
Ipswich Buses 9 relation 215619
Ipswich Buses 10 relation 332716
Ipswich Buses 11 relation 332729
Ipswich Buses 12 relation 332644
Ipswich Buses 13 relation 331858
Ipswich Buses 14 relation 332646
Ipswich Buses 16 relation 332650
Ipswich Buses 18a
Carter Coaches 31 relation 104424
Ipswich Buses 59 relation 333174
First Eastern Counties 61 relation 222004
First Eastern Counties 62 relation 221999
First Eastern Counties 63 relation 222366
First Eastern Counties 64 relation 227898
First Eastern Counties 65 relation 224981
Galloway European 70
Carter Coaches 70A
First Eastern Counties 75 relation 222313
First Eastern Counties 76 relation 222245
First Eastern Counties 77 relation 223412
First Eastern Counties 78 relation 963827
First Eastern Counties 87
First Eastern Counties 88
Ipswich Buses 98
Ipswich Buses 202
Ipswich Buses 800 relation 333477

Residents parking zones

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 amenity=parking and access=private.

Cycle Routes

Type Ref Route Notes
Local 2 relation 29057
Local 2A relation 29056
Local 4 relation 2649
Local 4A relation 2650
Local 10B relation 29084
Local 11B relation 29082
Local 12 relation 29078
Local 12A relation 29080
Regional 48 relation 29098
National 1 relation 75894
National 51 relation 15020

Walking routes

Name Route
Fonnereau Way relation 2670
Sandlings Way relation 2663

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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