[Spellyans] Disappearance of Cornish placenames from OS maps

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Feb 5 00:20:11 GMT 2013


I can give you all the coastal names (and others) that are right up to date, research-wise.

Craig



On 2013 Whe 4, at 23:34, Christian Semmens wrote:

> Well, 
> I've had a dig around and the wonderful world of Free software has all we need. Open StreeMap allows downloads of the maps, a piece of software called JOSM amongst others allows us to edit this information.
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> I have an xml file of the whole of West Penwith including all XML data from the Open Street map site, all I need to do is to sort out the coastline. Editing is easy. All this in ten minutes. From this data, entire maps can be created down to town/village street level.
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> It will take a while to sort out exactly how to filter out the relevant level of detail, and to get a suitable map image, but that shouldn't be impossible.
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> All we need to do is do it!
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> I'll have a play and see how I get on.
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> Christian
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> On 4 February 2013 13:07, Herbie Blackburn <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Interestingly http://www.streetmap.co.uk , which I like as it uses both OS and Barts at the different levels of resolution, will accept ‘Landewednack’ as search criteria, place you in the right place, but nowhere on the map does the name appear, at any resolution! Weird. It must be in its database but not displayed.
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> eMail: kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
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> From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Ken MacKinnon
> Sent: 04 February 2013 12:49
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> To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Disappearance of Cornish placenames from OS maps
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> Many thanks, Christian.
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> I have accessed this – and found Landewednack!
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> -        An ken Ken
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> From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of christian.semmens at gmail.com
> Sent: 02 February 2013 11:37
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Disappearance of Cornish placenames from OS maps
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> Hi Ken,
> Www.openstreetmap.org is the URL. It is very much like Wikipedia. That means there are associated accuracy problems, but Open Streetmap has been proved to be more accurate than some commercial maps, as local people can correct details. Have a go, it is quite easy :)
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> Christian
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> On 31/01/2013 11:12 Ken MacKinnon wrote:
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> That sounds extremely useful, Christian.
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> I am not familiar with Open Street Map (but certainly should be).  Is it a sort of cartographic Wikipedia open to all to amend and correct?    If so it could be subject to abuse and all sorts of mischief.  However it seems well worth the effort of correcting the Cornish toponymy.   It really should be something involving more than your own individual efforts.
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> I shall try Googling it, and if unsuccessful I shall get back to you for the URL.
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> Gorhemmynadow – an ken Ken
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