On 27/07/2019 08:15, Graham Bowers wrote:
> Is anybody local mapping here that I could tag along with to learn the
> ropes please?
Everyone has different interests. Just because they are local doesn't
mean that someone is going to be interested in cycle infrastructure.
> My activity thus far has been editing the cycling infrastructure to
> allow routing websites to route correctly.
> There is construction activity in the area that does need mapping and
> does have cycling infrastructure impact but it's more than I's wish to
> tackle without knowing quite a bit more than I do now.
The main things to remember is not to make subjective judgements are
about suitability - record the details that an ideal router would use to
make its own judgements - and don't use guidebooks, etc., as as source
of information - named routes may have database rights associated with them.
Don't expect to be able to get routers to take the decisions you would
make. If you go too far that way, you will end up tagging for the
renderer (routers are considered renderers), which is not allowed.
Many of the videos are me talking as if someone has tagged along to my mapping. I'm slowly getting used to doing that in public, but you also get to see me editing when back home. Possibly helpful for people that don't find a local mapping community.
Both the West Midlands group and Nottingham pub meets move around. They may be open to doing a meetup closer if you get in touch with them.