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The study of British and Irish roads - their construction, numbering, history, mapping, past and future official roads proposals and general roads musings.

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RR8
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Open Street Map

Post by RR8 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 19:57

Is there a version of the maps on OpenStreetMap that you can download for private editing, or even just a way of being able to edit privately so that other users cannot see your edits?

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by nowster » Sat Oct 03, 2009 22:20

Of course, you can download the data for your own use.

Why on earth would you want a PRIVATE section on an OPEN street map? It's totally against its principles.

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Post by bealach na ba » Sat Oct 03, 2009 22:44

RR8 wrote:Is there a version of the maps on OpenStreetMap that you can download for private editing, or even just a way of being able to edit privately so that other users cannot see your edits?
I expect that's what the 'offline' option in Merkaartor is for (assuming you've already downloaded an appropriate data set). The OSM Wiki is probably a more productive place to ask than here, though.

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by Jeni » Sun Oct 04, 2009 02:09

nowster wrote:Why on earth would you want a PRIVATE section on an OPEN street map? It's totally against its principles.
I'm taking a wild stab in the dark that they may want to create fantasy maps? Seems like possibly a good idea, which certainly wouldn't be a good idea for editing live OSM data!

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by mackerski » Sun Oct 04, 2009 15:21

nowster wrote:Of course, you can download the data for your own use.

Why on earth would you want a PRIVATE section on an OPEN street map? It's totally against its principles.
It could be as a result of the abuse you get when you break the real OSM data through fantasy edits.

Just a theory...

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by Edgemaster » Sun Oct 04, 2009 15:47

There are some sandbox OSM websites available, however they have a completely blank database, and the data does not get rendered into the pretty map.
However, it has been a long standing intention of mine to provide this functionality.

I'll have a stab at setting it up when given the OK to do so by the server admins.

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Post by kevjs » Sun Oct 04, 2009 16:33

nowster wrote:Why on earth would you want a PRIVATE section on an OPEN street map? It's totally against its principles.
Fantasy Road Maps

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(Done in Merkaartor BTW)

Just remember not to press that upload button :cop:

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Post by vlad » Tue Oct 06, 2009 14:10

kevjs wrote:Fantasy Road Maps

Just remember not to press that upload button :cop:
So if we look at openstreetmap in a few weeks and notice far more blue lines than there should be, we'll know that certain Sabristi have been having fun and forgetting where to save their finished product.... :)
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Re: Open Street Map

Post by kevjs » Sat Dec 05, 2009 15:36

vlad wrote:
kevjs wrote:Fantasy Road Maps

Just remember not to press that upload button :cop:
So if we look at openstreetmap in a few weeks and notice far more blue lines than there should be, we'll know that certain Sabristi have been having fun and forgetting where to save their finished product.... :)

Who needs to upload to OSM when you can make your own slippy maps?

http://kjs.me.uk/osm/fantasy.php?zoom=1 ... ayers=B000

Now to tidy up my instructions http://www.kjs.me.uk/wiki/Mapnik and get a decent stylesheet as the one that comes with Mapnik is a little on the rubbish side (okay, is complete and utter shirt).

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by bealach na ba » Wed Dec 09, 2009 22:09

kevjs wrote:complete and utter shirt).
T-shirt or button-up? ;)

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by Truvelo » Wed Dec 09, 2009 22:35

That's a pretty good impression of the Preston box. You've even made Penwortham Way freeflow at the A59 GSJ like I have.
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Re: Open Street Map

Post by kevjs » Sat Dec 12, 2009 14:43

bealach na ba wrote:
kevjs wrote:complete and utter shirt).
T-shirt or button-up? ;)
Moth eaten - worked out why the default stylesheet was rubbish - it's been changed to take advantage of the latest version of Mapnik, but my Ubuntu didn't have that!

Checked out an old version of the stylesheet and it all worked :roll:
Truvelo wrote:That's a pretty good impression of the Preston box. You've even made Penwortham Way freeflow at the A59 GSJ like I have.
It reminds me of the A453 into Nottingham from the A52 - a bit of a winding route into the city from a major "ring" road, and you can't really make it the main route in and have the A59 roundabouts...

Was trying to work out how to make the A582/M59 junction freeflow for M59 to Preston traffic without flattening half of Penwortham though..

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Re: Open Street Map

Post by Truvelo » Sat Dec 12, 2009 15:18

Here's what I did around Penwortham although it doesn't feature any M59.

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