As task no. 100, I created one for County Monaghan after a certain person complained that it had been neglected so far. It was created as a private task that only team members could work on (whoever “the team” is), because I wanted to look for unrecorded archaeological sites and have no-one disturb my turf. Jonnymccullagh managed to map a few tiles anyway. I started on December 19 and finished on January 22nd. Eight potential crannógs were discovered and reported to the National Monuments Service.

project timeline for Co. Monaghan task

The Numbers

building typeno. before taskno. Jan 23rd 2024
yes3,70019,004
house5,10021,915
semidetached_house5542,230
detached215506
terrace11170
residential5117
shed4392,423
garage2852,906
farm15257
farm_auxiliary1,30015,065
barn2734
industrial194339
commercial1551
pub26
retail62303
public18
church7199
school72*133
ruins23706
* The school grounds were mostly mapped already, just not all the buildings.

Details in larger settlements

In larger villages and towns, I used Bing StreetView (mapillary coverage is quite poor, despite what the description of the original Monaghan task said) to determine building types, building:levels, add businesses, street furniture and some traffic signs or similar.

tagno. before taskno. Jan 23rd 2024
building:levels6482,192
amenity=bench2885
amenity=waste_basket2583
highway=street_lamp120530
man_made=street_cabinet860
man_made=sewer_vent315
highway=stop591714
highway=speed display624
map of street lights in Clones, Co. Monaghan
Street lights in Clones as displayed on http://osmstreetlight.bplaced.net/#15/54.1815/-7.2443

Parking facilities

The crisp Bing imagery available for most of the county (at a certain zoom level) made it possible to add detailed parking facilities and other car related features like speed tables and tunnel=building_passages (i.e. where not to park – it was amazing to see how many yellow boxes had cars on them, though).

tagno. before taskno. Jan 23rd 2024
parking_space=disabled6106
capacity:disabled150
parking_space=charging06
traffic_calming=table4365
tunnel=building_passage13110

Meat factories

About three quarters into the task, VictorIE (who was mapping power structures in Co. Monaghan at the time) brought to my attention that some of the large farm_auxiliary buildings I had noticed already were meat factories for pigs or chickens and explained how I could tag them more precisely with the landuse=industrial + product=meat. In addition to the quite usual man_made=silo, they have gas tanks for heating the buildings which look like small white busses or vans on satellite imagery (red circle in the screenshot).

Chicken or pig farm with silos and gas tanks highlighted, imagery: Bing

It would be good, if people validating could make the extra effort looking for the gas tanks and adding the required tags to the landuse accordingly. Most of these farms seem to be quite recent development, i.e. they’re not on the Esri Clarity imagery (c.2016).


2 Comments

janspan · 31-Jan-2024 at 18:43

Why are openstreetmap members allowed to use the task manager for personal gain.

I though the point of OPEN streetmap Ireland is that it it for everyone to help map Ireland. Not just people who want to block whole counties from being systematically mapped just so they can make a personal gain for archeological site discovery.

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