UK 24 hour mapathons/Aug 2019 Wansbeck
The August 2019 24-hour mapathon will occur on Sunday 11th August. Wansbeck is a UK parliamentary constituency and is an area of Northumberland(map) that includes Morpeth, Ashington, Bedlington, and Newbiggin-by-the-sea. Morpeth is easy to reach by train, and could be a focus (especially for house numbers).
There are several ways to organise what we do, the main way is to see if we can have at least one person active (mapping remotely or on-the-ground) for every hour of the day.
|pre-work||LastGrape/Gregory||Location undecided, can get street-level photography probably on Saturday.|
|2 pm||LastGrape/Gregory||Probably Morpeth for a few hours. More imagery or my own mapping.|
|11 pm||Example person
Areas to consider
- House numbers (see Cramlington for example)
- Any missing footpaths?
- New housing developments (can anyone gather a list/locations?)
- Map rooftop solar panels to coincide with the quarterly project. Wansbeck has 1279 to map (although Morpeth is not included in that area)
- Potential cafe/pub to meet in if people in-person want to meet at some point in the day.
Later this will be a list of things that can be done by remote-only mappers, such as links to street-level imagery. If you're interested, sign up for an hour(s) when you plan to be online/available, or add your name here.
- Gather a list of new housing developments/locations.
Before the Mapathon
These statistics are as of, thanks to the data download from Geofabrik. If anyone is interested in mapping specific themes then I can try and extract other stats.
Keys and number of occurrences...
19813 building 5656 highway 4010 name 1777 barrier 1292 landuse 804 power 773 addr:street 748 amenity 402 natural 388 addr:housenumber 341 shop 278 lanes 215 route 204 fhrs:id 186 leisure 161 waterway 149 bicycle 114 sport 100 bridge 96 man_made 77 wikidata 54 entrance 51 tourism 43 construction 32 wheelchair 19 historic
Top values for highway=
2210 residential 1145 service 724 footway 247 primary 185 unclassified 177 track 150 tertiary 117 path 109 secondary 99 cycleway 82 trunk 62 steps
I may remove this section after the mapthon, as the next section will likely show the changes.
After the Mapathon
Add here any statistics, comments, blog posts, tweets, etc. Let us know what you did!