As we announced in November, we’ve received funding from the Welsh Government in order to produce an online Welsh language interface of OSM [Open Street Map].
1st Progress report
We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve already recruited a mapping infrastructure developer for our #MapioCymru project: Carl Morris has agreed to be our online developer for our pilot Welsh language interface for Open Street Map.
Carl has recently begun working freelance under his morris.cymru name after being one half of the successful Native HQ partnership. He has an ocean of Welsh language experience and is keen to set his sights on the landscape of mapping Wales!
Croeso : welcome to the team Carl. : )
WE HAVE ALSO…
“…[met] with an officer of the Welsh Language Commissioner, who has a list of place names she approves with associated geodata…”
In line with our WG targets [see above], as soon as we received the news about the grant award in October we arranged to meet with WLC – who also process complaints pertaining to the Welsh Language Standards, which have in turn inspired many new Welsh language innovations.
We are also in touch with individuals who are already members of the GovCamp Cymru community & working at the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol / National Library who look after the legacy for their Cynefin project. Therefore, the first part of the work has been to see what’s already out there so there’s no unnecessary duplication of data.
WE WILL ALSO…
More to come soon, look out for our activity during January when we’ll be:
– publishing our Welsh language interface pilot
– attending haciaith and encouraging developers to make use of OSM
– starting to encourage organisations and communities in Wales to make use of the platform.
Let’s Map- io!
ODI Cardiff is working towards a Wales with a million Welsh speakers by 2050.