August 24th, 2018 14:37

University of Northampton

Brian Prangle
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There's a brand new campus due to open next week and UoN Estate Services wanted to have their new site available online in time for the new influx of students. They used the normal OSM Talk channels to find a volunteer to step forward and carry out the task, and when that produced no results the OSMUK Chapter stepped in and carried out the work this week with a ground survey and then updating the map together with the OSM champion in Estate Services in order to train them for subsequent maintenance of the map. So thankyou to UoN for giving us yet another opportunity to show how our method of mapping can beat organisations with multiple billions of resources behind them.

Result can be seen here.
Other maps still showing blanks (naturally)

RobJN (Director)

RobJN (Director) August 25th, 2018 20:30

Nice one. Looks like a nice location for a campus. This reminds me, I need to get our talent directory up and running so that we can gather the details of people who want to engage in this sort of activity.

Gregory Marler (former Director)

Gregory Marler (former Director) August 28th, 2018 14:42

You even did the trees, show off!

It looks good though. Well done and thanks Brian (timings were just a bit off for me to help on that).

Jez Nicholson (Director)

Jez Nicholson (Director) September 20th, 2018 08:18

@brianprangle1 The University of Northampton has a press office https://www.northampton.ac.uk/directories/contacts/press-office/ Would you be able to encourage them to do a press release via your contact? Local paper websites seem to like anything "xyz...Mapped!". "New Northampton Campus Mapped!"..."The University of Northampton got their new campus on the map in record time with the help of OpenStreetMap experts..." ? I volunteer to write some words.