Annotating the map for the University of Cambridge

A session at State of the Map 2013

Friday 6th September, 2013

12:40pm to 1:00pm (GMT)

David Earl
The University of Cambridge now bases its official map on OpenStreetMap. University buildings permeate the city. Details constantly change. The project, covering 8x8 km, involved surveys of its whole estate (donated to OSM), custom rendering, indexing, presentation on paper, a web site and API. A second stage, which this presentation focuses on, provides for easily overlaying custom annotations on the map, for use casually ("meet me here"), semi-permanently (e.g. event guides) or permanently (e.g. infrastructure). Overlays utilise the GeoJSON standard and are produced using a webapp, scripted (produced from other sources) or hand coded. They are stored independently from the map, publicly or privately. Mostly written in Javascript, this tool could easily be exploited with general-purpose OSM maps.

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David Earl

Freelance design and photography

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Time 12:40pm1:00pm GMT

Date Fri 6th September 2013

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