Monday 21 January 2008

Divide and conquer

Most of the data we have gathered for Open Street Map is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, but some has been in Kingston upon Hull. I realised that it was not easy to keep track of how much work has been done and is still to be done. After some thought I realised that the city has been broken up already by the boundary commission into wards for electing councillors, so I would now like to use this. There are twenty-three wards in the city and I intend to add the list to the wiki page for Hull.

We went out in the rain to map more of Hull, filling a few gaps on the edges of the Avenues area. This is now one of the most complete wards of Hull, with only a few streets off Beverley Road and around Hymers college to complete it. The ward has a lot of shops which have almost no detail recorded, but this is for a later pass, probably a warm summer's day. I added the large cemetery beside Springbank West. There are still various bits of landuse to add, other cemeteries, allotments, schools as well are residential. It should look good.

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