Extra openstreetmap.cymru features

We’ve added a couple of features (well it was Carl really). You can link to a particular place in Wales. Here’s Aberystwyth. And you can embed the map in another web page. AND you can put a pin on the map that you embedded on another webpage. Here’s a map that shows you where our […]

Putting Cymru on the Map

ODI Cardiff node’s the score! We’re all one step closer to listening to a Welsh speaking Sat Nav thanks to the Open Data Institute Cardiff, who are currently working on a ground-breaking initiative to populate the map of Cymru/Wales with its original, Welsh language names (with the possible exception of Swansea = Sven’s Sea, which […]

Map i Gymru: building an OpenStreetMap in Welsh

The draft map Have a peek at this map of Wales, with place names in Welsh. https://openstreetmap.cymru Many people have never seen place names in Welsh such as Aberteifi, Treffynnon or Aberdaugleddau on an online map – or indeed any map. These names have been used for many generations until the present day, from conversations […]

A map of Wales (mostly) in Welsh

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 […]

ODI Cardiff’s Mapping for Wales update

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 […]