Putting Clonmel's History on the Map

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For Heritage Week 2020, volunteers at OpenStreetMap Ireland and local people with an interest in history are working together. They will try to record all historical sites in Clonmel. By August 3rd, we hope to have all buildings (churches, pubs, former schools, former RIC barracks, former creameries, etc), plaques and memorials mapped. This will help heritage enthusiasts and tourists find these places easier.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to record heritage sites and local knowledge free and easy.

Please add as many historical buildings, memorials, plaques, old street names as possible.

If you are new to OpenStreetMap, choose a simple task like adding only old street names or old pub names, so you won't get overwhelmed by the technicalities.

Use the hashtag #heritage_week_osmIRL, if possible.

Suggested Tasks

Mapillary capture (see below) of as many streets, lanes and roads as possible.

Mapping of buildings (see below). Some buildings have the names of their previous business on the facade (Tyler's). These can be added under old_name.

Tracking and naming of lanes (see below). In its Medieval core, Clonmel has preserved quite a few lanes (mostly highway=footway). Due to their narrowness, they are often not visible on satellite view. Please use tracking apps to map these lanes. Some of them have name plaques and even further historical information.

Mapping Heritage Trail information boards (see under plaques etc below) and use information given for buildings described.

Add opening hours and contact information for heritage sites like museums.

Useful apps and websites for field work

Mapillary - a photographic capture app which results in data comparable to GoogleStreetview, can be used by pedestrians, on bicycles or in cars

StreetComplete - app which helps collect data about streets (names, lighting etc) and houses (house numbers/names, no. of levels, roof shapes)

OSMTracker - App to track routes which can be uploaded to OSM then. Allows the user to add notes and photographs along the way.

FieldPapers - great surveying tool for people who prefer working with paper rather than digital devices.

A FieldPapers atlas of the area has been created and can be downloaded here.

How to map using iD editor or JOSM

Use node for traffic lights, traffic signs, plaques, benchmarks, pumps, holy wells etc. Mf node.svg
Use way for walls, town walls, streets, lanes, pedestrianized streets, paths etc. Mf way yes.png
Use areas for (separate) buildings, graveyards, GAA pitches etc. Mf area.svg



Mapping buildings

Use area to outline buildings.

Define as building tags
essential tags additional tags
Private buildings building=yes (but please be more specific using the following)
house building=house addr:housenumber=*

addr:housename=*

addr:street=*

addr:city=*

See more possibilities at building=*
Public buildings building=public
library amenity=library

name=*

opening_hours=

museum tourism=museum

name=*

opening_hours=*

website=* wheelchair=no;limited

wikipedia=*

museum type=*

museum type=gallery tourism=gallery

name=*

opening_hours=*

website=*

wheelchair=no;limited

police station amenity=police

name=* (e.g. name=Clonmel Gardaí Station)

phone=*

start_date=*

(for date of opening)

police=barracks (if applicable)

pub amenity=pub

name=*

opening_hours=*

old_name=* website=*

school building=school (for buildings built as schools, which could now be used differently) alternatively amenity=school

name=*

old_name=*

Lanes

Hopkin's Lane
Essential tags Additional tags
highway=footway (for pedestrianised lanes) barrier=gate (for closed off lanes)
name= inscription=
old_name=
width= (in meter)

Plaques & Memorials

Use nodes to define locations of plaques on walls or as freestanding items.

essential tags additional tags
Charles Bianconi Clonmel.jpg
memorial=plaque

inscription=

direction=

[add angle or wind direction of where panel is facing]

width=

height=

mapillary=

[use mapillary ID]

framless
tourism=information

information=board

board_type=history

inscription=

direction=

[add angle or wind direction of where panel is facing]

mapillary=

[use mapillary ID]

Monument afsluitdijk en omgeving 28-06-2019. (actm.) 06.jpg historic=monument

name=

inscription=

architect=

mapillary=

[use mapillary ID]

Benchmarks

Benchmark on Coolbricken Bridge painted.png

Benchmarks are survey points chiselled into walls and stones. They were used by Ordnance Survey in the 19th and 20th century and some can still be found today. Only add benchmarks to the map that are actually still visible, DO NOT SIMPLY COPY their locations from old maps. Use nodes to define locations on walls.

Essential tags Additional tags
man_made=survey_point width=

height=

benchmark=yes ele:1913=

[elevation according to 25'' map; please add source=25'' OS map]

source=survey survey_date=
direction=

[add direction the benchmark is facing]

Project Timeline

The task to map all buildings was created on July 28th 2020 under the hashtag #heritage_week_osmIRL.

The buildings were completely mapped and validated in the taskmanager in the evening of July 29th 2020.

A mapillary trip was undertaken on August 4th 2020 (data not yet uploaded).