September 21, 2006 Archives

21 September 2006

OSM wallpaper

Although I haven't blogged about it yet, I've been spending a lot of my free time lately working on the open street map project. This basically consists of wandering around with a GPS device, and then later tagging the recorded trace so that it can be used, for example, as a street map. The map for Bath is coming along well, and I'll probably post some images when it lacks some of the rather obvious holes that it has now (you didn't want to go to Weston did you?).

One thing that has fascinated me though is the little thumbnails the project generates for each trace uploaded to their website. These take various different forms depending on the type of journey being undertaken. I thought it would be fun to make some desktop wallpaper out of them. The standard colour-scheme is black on white but I imagine some people will prefer white on black.

I guess because the images use OSM data they are licensed under a CC BY-SA license.

Let me know what you think. I'm sure a bit more creativity wouldn't go amiss....

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