Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

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Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby arthurohara » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:10 am

Looks like Moses was in action - the parting of the waters between ourselves and GB!

Maybe it has dried up!

Anyone know why the Irish Sea landmark segments were deleted, by whom and for what reason?

Not too many funnies now!
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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby davidg666 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi Des,

CTCNetwork wrote:Openstreetmap have a world coast line map I think. They use it in Navdroid and it is listed as a seperate map to download should you want it.

Presumably it's protected by Openstreetmap's copyright conditions and we can't use it directly (except perhaps as a reference?) for Waze sea/ocean landmark creation?

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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby CTCNetwork » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:09 am

Hi,

Openstreetmap have a world coast line map I think. They use it in Navdroid and it is listed as a seperate map to download should you want it.

Des. . . ;)
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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby iainhouse » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:37 pm

davidg666 wrote:the drag handle is in the middle of the bay, which is quite large - so when you zoom in far enough to drag the handle, there are no visible points of reference, so it's hard to work out how far to drag it


That's exactly why I thought it would be fiddly! :lol:
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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby davidg666 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:39 pm

davidg666 wrote:
iainhouse wrote:Forgot to mention: do you know that landmarks now have a handle in the centre that you can use to drag the entire landmark? Might take a bit of fiddling (and it might be slow if the landmark has a lot of nodes), but you can probably fix that.

Good point - I noticed that showing up recently; didn't think of applying it to this landmark though!

Oof; that was fiddly - the drag handle is in the middle of the bay, which is quite large - so when you zoom in far enough to drag the handle, there are no visible points of reference, so it's hard to work out how far to drag it.

Oh, and it looks like some parts of the bay were drawn with the old satellite images, and some with the new ones, so the quay outlines in some villages are right, and some are wrong. Plenty more tweaking remains for a rainy day...

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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby davidg666 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:21 pm

iainhouse wrote:
davidg666 wrote:I spent hours a few months ago getting the south edge of Galway bay just right; I'd hate to have lost that (although the newer satellite images show that it's all about 20m off to one side. Oh well)

Forgot to mention: do you know that landmarks now have a handle in the centre that you can use to drag the entire landmark? Might take a bit of fiddling (and it might be slow if the landmark has a lot of nodes), but you can probably fix that.

Good point - I noticed that showing up recently; didn't think of applying it to this landmark though!

thanks,

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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby iainhouse » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:20 pm

davidg666 wrote:I spent hours a few months ago getting the south edge of Galway bay just right; I'd hate to have lost that (although the newer satellite images show that it's all about 20m off to one side. Oh well)


Forgot to mention: do you know that landmarks now have a handle in the centre that you can use to drag the entire landmark? Might take a bit of fiddling (and it might be slow if the landmark has a lot of nodes), but you can probably fix that.
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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby davidg666 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:58 pm

Timbones wrote:If anyone can find a rights-free outline of Ireland, let me know...

From the point of view of editing permissions, even a blob drawn in the rough shape of the country that's about 30km bigger than the actual coastline would do.

I'll happily draw one on the back of an envelope from memory, with my eyes closed, with a crayon, and make it available to Waze for free :)

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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby Timbones » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:53 pm

I've sent the official coastline (high-water level) for GB to Waze in the (vain) hope they'll import it into the map.

If anyone can find a rights-free outline of Ireland, let me know...
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Re: Who Sucked the Irish Sea Dry (Landmark)

Postby davidg666 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:49 pm

arthurohara wrote::lol: "The waters came together again" That east wind has dissipated!

The Irish Sea landmark has been reinstated. Just hope we haven't infringed on territorial limits and fishing rights ;)

Excellent! Thanks Arthur; I do rather like the look of most landmarks on the map. Having no visible coastline for the last week or so was a little weird :)

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