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Monday August 24, 2009
03:08 PM

Random openstreetmap fixup request

[ #39525 ]

So Kake wrote that RGL now does OpenStreetMap links. So I went to look at OpenStreetMap, for some reason ended up zooming in on Alperton, near where I used to work, and found something to be not quite right. At which point, of course, OpenStreetMap's servers decided to go down for an upgrade, before I could write this. So here goes...

If you zoom in here on the River Brent, where the Picadilly Line crosses it, you'll see Riverside Gardens, Queensbury Road, and Park Avenue. But you won't see any route mapped connecting them. Which is a shame, because there is a path from Riverside Gardens to Queensbury Road, and a footbridge from there to Park Avenue, as can be seen on Google Maps. I rather liked that bridge - I used to think of it as the Bridge over the River Brent, and walk to it in my lunchbreaks when I wanted to get away from the office, and let my mind wander and unwind. Such an exotic and beautiful location... ah the memories.

So if there's anyone in the area with a GPS, please could they fix this. In particular, have fun working out which is the official route of the footpath on the south side of the bridge.

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  • if you know the path well enough to trace it from yahoo imagery, you gan create an osm id and add it without using a GPS. Is is purlely a footpath or a bikepath by intent? My GPS is too far from London, and I do not know it so shalln't trace it. Meantime I have marked it on http://openstreetbugs.appspot.com/?lat=51.53601&lon=-0.29349&zoom=16 [appspot.com] where a local may find it and fi it.

    Bill in Boston

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    Bill
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • It's over 5 years since I've been there, and I have no idea if it's a footpath only, or some form of path [naturenet.net] where bikes are allowed. So, I don't feel qualified to trace it out. In particular, as I alluded to, the route south of the bridge is ambiguous, and likely exactly one of the two possible choices is legally designated the path.

      • right. well, we've marked it for the locals on the bug map. either the bike-mappers or urban ramblers will pick it up.

        (we'll be talking OSM at Boston.PM's September meeting.)

        feel free to trace anything missing where you travel currently,

        bill

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        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;