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Cambridge! [Jul. 16th, 2007|01:38 am]
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On a more cheerful note (and I will get to replying to the rest of the comments on my last two posts — thank you all), something I've been working on in collaboration with lnr is the Open Guide to Cambridge. Obviously as a non-resident there's only so much I can do, but I've had a bit of a bash at it, and added Flickr photos and OpenStreetMap geodata, and I think it's looking a bit less of a non-starter than before we discovered it.

If you're interested in OpenGuides and know anything at all about Cambridge, this is for you. Please (a) have at it, and (b) tell me if you think anything needs changing. (We know that the design needs a lot of work, and this will happen at some point.)
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-16 08:34 am (UTC)
I think you praise me too much there, but I'll keep trying to add things.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-16 09:46 am (UTC)
Actually, can you tell me how to use the openstreetmap geodata to get latitudes and longitudes out for places?
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-16 01:20 pm (UTC)
I can't figure out a straightforward way; what I've been doing is putting the postcode into the search box, which usually gets you roughly in the right place, and then munging the URL to move the focus of the map until it's pointing where I want it to. It's quite a bit of faff, but I'm failing to find a simpler way. There are a few people I could email and ask, actually, should do that.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-17 12:39 pm (UTC)
  • Double-click the location on the map (recentres the map)
  • Click the 'View' tab (updates the URL)
  • Copy the lat and long from the URL

Should hopefully work!

cheers
Richard Fairhurst
OSM volunteer

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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-17 12:51 pm (UTC)
Fantastic, thank you! And I see that this makes the little red marker disappear, but to make it come back all you have to do is change lat to mlat and lon to mlon in the URL.
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From: mikewd
2007-07-16 03:18 pm (UTC)
OK it now has a category for Polish food to cope wth the new incarnation of the Zebra.

I will draw it to the attention of other Cam. folks and see if we can continue your good work.

I guess I'll have to remember to take my GPS with me when I go out to the pub ;-)

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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-16 03:33 pm (UTC)
Hurrah, thank you!
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From: mikewd
2007-07-17 12:05 pm (UTC)
BTW the page on the London Open Guide, that the Cambridge Wiki Etiquette page links to, appears to have been attacked by a spambot (whose views presumably aren't a good guide to the subject even if it could write coherent text), so one of the the London admins may want to revert that version.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-17 12:30 pm (UTC)
I've rewritten the Cambridge one to be standalone. OGL is a bit of a spam haven these days, so linking to it is risky.
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