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09:50 pm: i am in your suburb mapping your street
I am in Leicester until Sunday.

Been mapping, obviously. Did South Highfields yesterday afternoon (12 miles cycling) and St Matthew's/St Mark's today (14 miles cycling). Also mapping Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Aiming to cover more of the West End, Belgrave Road area, remaining bits of Crown Hills, and maybe Spinney Hills.

Getting on much better with bicycle than I did at Christmas. Unsure why. Possibly because I'm not mapping Spinney Hills or Rowlatts Hill or any place with 'hill' in the name. Tending towards taking cycle back with me to London. The internets tell me folding bicycles are allowed without restrictions on my train back.

People on #osm were discussing whether brothels (in the UK) should be tagged, and if so, how. We found at least one node with amenity=brothel in the database - in Folkestone. I don't think people were taking seriously my ideas for what icon to show them with, though. :/



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Date:February 20th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
A red lightbulb?
Date:February 20th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Haha, would be great if those icons started appearing on maps! Is this what you do for a job then, something to do with maps?
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Date:February 20th, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
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Date:February 20th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Tagging it as such in any "official" dataset sounds likely to attract the wrong sort of attention. Presumably people can make their own datasets with tag cloud overlays? I'm reminded of the Ubuntu "threesome" kerfuffle.

(A couple of weeks ago I saw Francis Irving's demo of travel time maps which used some OSM data, as well as all sorts of other data sources of varying openness)
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Date:February 20th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
ultimately all sorts of cool things will be possible. but we're just focusing on the basics atm (streetmapping for everywhere, making sure our servers don't fall over under the exponential increase in data). interesting mashupy type things will probably come from outsiders.

I'm reminded of the Ubuntu "threesome" kerfuffle.

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