Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mapping a specific building form

Arts-and-Craft style semi-detacheed houses, Edwards Lane Estate, Nottingham

My interest in many aspects of urban environments has increased greatly since I started contributing to OpenStreetMap.

I suppose this was always there but largely latent. Wandering around familiar places to capture details to add to OSM often forces me to ask questions about the area. Why is it there? Why is it laid out in that way? Who designed the buildings? When was it built? Why are there gaps in house numbering? What was planned for the little stub street? What used to be on the land with newer houses?