Yearly archives: 2021



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Surveying in Co. Cork has shown that there is not one route; but rather certain towns and villages are part of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW). There seem to be routes for drivers, motorcyclists, caravan users etc. We will try to add those roads signposted with the blue zigzag line […]

Add elements to the Wild Atlantic Way relation using iD


Observers of our current project, the mapping of the Wild Atlantic Way, will have spotted that things are a little delayed. There are a few reasons for this, but one relates to the fact that it is, indeed, a bit Wild in places and that it can be hard to […]

Wild Atlantic Way – an update



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Open JOSM. In overpass-turbo, search for "name"~"Wild Atlantic Way" and change the output file to xml ([out:xml]) or click here to open the query. The Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) has been split into sections so as not to go over the 2000 suggested member limit on relations. So the sections […]

Adding to the Wild Atlantic Way relation using JOSM


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On May 10th, travel outside your county becomes possible due to a lowering of the Covid-19 alert level in the Republic. OpenStreetMap Ireland CLG directors are so pleased with this news that we are going to organise a very special mapping campaign, like none before. With Ireland opening up a […]

Mapping the Wild Atlantic Way


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OpenStreetMap is not merely a map of roads, buildings, land uses, coastal areas and mountain tops. OpenStreetMap contains many hidden treasures, which take the form of wonderful and obscure boundaries. These have been added by Ireland’s OpenStreetMap contributors, in the hope that such things will provide some context to places, […]

Cantabular: a new use-case for OpenStreetMap



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Five days of mapping fun: Wed March 17th to Sunday March 21st The Christian Saint – Patrick – may have lots of doubts over who he was, where he came from, when his adventures in Ireland happened, and how he achieved magical things like banishing all the snakes from this […]

Announcing #MapPatrick21


OpenStreetMap Ireland was recently selected as one of the recipients of a OSMF 2020 microgrant. Our application: Microgrants 2020 – Proposal – OSM Ireland Buildings. To encourage as many people as possible to take part in the OSM Ireland Buildings project. Where we are adding all of Ireland’s roughly 5.5 […]

OSM Ireland Buildings Stickers


What a year it has been, not only for the world, but for mapping houses in Ireland which was begun a little over a year ago. I want to thank everyone for embracing the new tool that helped us approach it in a systematic way and cover ground both in […]

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