at an innovation event this Thursday 26th April from 3pm at the Tramshed, Cardff. This is an end-of-project event organised by our sponsors at the Welsh Government so we’re looking forward to seeing what the other invitees have been up to, too.
It would also seem to be a great excuse to show off our map, again:
[ which now displays events on a slippymap ! ]
Tickets for Cymru Arloesol: Technoleg Cymraeg 2050 / Pioneering Wales: #Cymraeg2050 Technology Cardiff can be ordered here .
Let’s say that you’d like to add the Welsh language version of a street name, e.g. Heol Y Prior in ‘Caerfyrddin’ [Carmarthen!].
Click the ‘Search’ button in your OpenStreetMap window, and type in the place name in English.
Then, click on the appropriate name on the list that will appear on the left-hand side of the screen (making sure that you click on the right kind of place; for instance ‘Residential Road’ in this example as it could be a street, town, area, etc). The item you’ve selected will appear in red, with all the information relating to it listed on the left, as is shown here:At the moment, this feature has no Welsh language name, so let’s go ahead and add it to the map!
Click on the triangle next to the Edit button at the top of the page and select ‘Edit with iD (in-browser editor)’
The map will appear as follows, with the feature that you’re editing flashing red:
On the left-hand side of the screen, under ‘Name’, you’ll be able to see a small cross [or add sign symbol] ‘+’:
When you click on the cross, additional dialogues will open.
Start typing ‘Cymraeg’ [Welsh] in the first box, and then select ‘Cymraeg’ from the list that appears in blue.
In the second box, write the correct Welsh language place name for the feature you’re editing.
After making your edit, remember to press the ‘Save’ button at the top of the page.
The website will ask for a ‘Changeset Comment’ where you should explain any changes you’ve made. This allows other users to see why you’ve made the change, so that they can verify it’s been done correctly.
You can also add ‘Sources’.
Press ‘Upload’ …!6.: Congratulations, you’ve contributed to our map! The new Welsh name will appear on OpenStreetMap.cymru once the new data set has been updated overnight (and we will do our little happy dance!)
So we’ve delivered task one of the Mapio Cymru project. If you go to openstreetmap.cymru you’ll see a map of Wales. The places on there are (mostly) in Welsh.This map pulls data from the global OpenStreetMap database and then it looks for things (roads, villages, buildings etc) that have an explicitly Welsh name in the database (using the tag name:cy).
Lots of things have got this explicitly Welsh name. But many more haven’t.
For those we either don’t display the name (which is why the map looks a bit empty at the moment) or we take the “name” tag. The name tag might be in English, or it might be in Welsh or, occasionally, it might be in both. The rules we are using are a bit involved and we’re going to ask our developer Carl to explain what he’s been up to in another blog post.
But for the moment, have a look at this map. Any edits made on openstreetmap.org will be reflected on openstreetmap.cymru the next day. So if you are familiar with OpenStreetMap and fancy adding some name:cy tags please go ahead.
We’ll be doing some more work to help people understand how they can contribute to the map over the next few weeks.