[Spellyans] Disappearance of Cornish placenames from OS maps

e-mail kevin.blackburn1 kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Tue Feb 5 01:17:21 GMT 2013


Sounds good - go for it.

Herbie


On 4 February 2013 23:34, Christian Semmens <christian.semmens at gmail.com>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.
>
> 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.
>
> 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.
>
> All we need to do is do it!
>
> I'll have a play and see how I get on.
>
> Christian
>
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> On 4 February 2013 13:07, Herbie Blackburn <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com>wrote:
>
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>> 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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>> *From:* Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] *On Behalf Of *Ken
>> MacKinnon
>> *Sent:* 04 February 2013 12:49
>>
>> *To:* 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
>> *Subject:* Re: [Spellyans] Disappearance of Cornish placenames from OS
>> maps
>> ****
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>>  ** **
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>> *Many thanks, Christian.*
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>> *I have accessed this – and found Landewednack!*
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>> * *
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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:****
>>
>> *That sounds extremely useful, Christian.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *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.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *I shall try Googling it, and if unsuccessful I shall get back to you
>> for the URL.*
>>
>> * *
>>
>> *Gorhemmynadow – an ken Ken*
>>
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>> Database: 2639/5579 - Release Date: 02/03/13****
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