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GeoJSON
January 20, 2016, 01:51:24 pm
I came across a Github project the other day that showed all of the Bouldering areas in Ireland and Northern Ireland on OpenStreetMap.

Over time I've collated all the POIs people have posted in this sub-forum and converted them to GPX for use on Google Maps and OSMAnd it was quite straight-forward for me to copy Carl Lange's work and produce the same for all the POIs I've collated.


The Github repository I created for this can be viewed here.

The bouldering and sports climbing area map can be viewed here

Carl's original Ireland and Northern Ireland map can be viewed here

Sheffield artificial boulders can be viewed here and are gradually being documented on a Wiki I started and have been slowly populating with assistance from DAVETHOMAS90 sheffieldboulder.uk.

ToDo

  • Combine everything into one map
  • Get OS co-ordinates for UK locations
  • Collect more co-ordinates for more locations*
  • Perhaps link to local guides and/or online topos for areas (e.g. bleau.info for font areas, peakbouldering.info for Peak/Yorkshire)
  • [Suggestions?

* Need to work out a simpler way of contributing than people having to learn GitHub as I expect most won't be inclined  to do so and I've not got time to receive individual emails/messages and all that entails adding them in that manner.
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#1 Re: GeoJSON
January 20, 2016, 02:12:41 pm
Thanks for posting this Slackers! I'm going to be doing a lot of exploring N.I. bouldering/routes in the near future by the looks of it.

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#2 Re: GeoJSON
January 20, 2016, 02:35:18 pm
Not a problem.

Dave's guidebooks (bouldering; select routes)  are really good if you're going to be spending lots of time over there.  The Fairhead guide looks really nice too but since my brother was living south-west of Dublin I never bothered buying it.

There is a band of cliffs on the west side of Knocknarea behind the town of Strandhill. I couldn't find any documentation of climbs on there (not mentioned on Mountaineering.ie).  No idea what the score is with access to the site either, I think from memory there are grazing fields underneath, but the top of the mountain is fairly open access as we walked up there and theres nothing to stop you wandering around.

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#3 Re: GeoJSON
January 20, 2016, 03:01:12 pm
ToDo

  • Combine everything into one map
  • Get OS co-ordinates for UK locations
  • Collect more co-ordinates for more locations*
  • Perhaps link to local guides and/or online topos for areas (e.g. bleau.info for font areas, peakbouldering.info for Peak/Yorkshire)
  • [Suggestions?

* Need to work out a simpler way of contributing than people having to learn GitHub as I expect most won't be inclined  to do so and I've not got time to receive individual emails/messages and all that entails adding them in that manner.

I'd missed out a ',' the first time I tried this, everything in one map now.

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#4 Re: GeoJSON
January 20, 2016, 03:18:41 pm
Looking good so far, a few suggestions:

- Where is it going? Any plans to embed it into a page in UKB?
- Is a search box possible in geoJSON? Search for venue name or rock type?
- Include rock type in info box?
- A link in info window to driving directions (Google Maps?)
- Colour code markers for rock type or style of venue etc
- Change marker type (if possible) for artificial boulders/indoor walls etc
- Make URLs in info boxes clickable
- Include indoor walls? With different colour/marker style
- Nothing yet in SW or South Wales?
- You should be able to use a batch convert tool to get the OS grid references eg http://www.gridreferencefinder.com/batchConvert/batchConvert.php

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#5 Re: GeoJSON
January 20, 2016, 03:55:42 pm
Looking good so far, a few suggestions:

- Where is it going? Any plans to embed it into a page in UKB?

No plans really, I wanted to switch the embedded map on http://sheffieldboulder.uk to OpenStreetMap after seeing Gary Gibsons maps on http://www.sportsclimbs.co.uk/ (although I can't find them there now!).

As I had all the POIs from this sub-forum lying around in GPX format it wasn't much more to convert them and include them too.

Slow day at work so I've just started building a list of other sites that map climbing venues to add into this (there is now a ToDo list where I'm going to collate links to sites with more data, not currently correctly formatted in HTML rendering yet though but theres one for Spain and one for a few of the areas in the South of France).

- Is a search box possible in geoJSON? Search for venue name or rock type?

I don't think so, its a specialised form of JSON so as such the underlying file is just data that is then overlaid on a map which is embedded in a page.  It might be possible to create a web-page that filters the data to restrict what is actually displayed though but doing that is low on my priority list.  I've got to finish of my cams website first but haven't done much on that yet, too many ideas and too little time to work on them around work, climbing and other life obligations :).

- Include rock type in info box?
- A link in info window to driving directions (Google Maps?)
- Colour code markers for rock type or style of venue etc
- Change marker type (if possible) for artificial boulders/indoor walls etc

These are probably all do-able, however a big challenge for rock type and subsequent colour coding is knowing what rock it is.  I can get broad ideas for areas I know but have little time to sit and enter everything by hand.  I've basically done the bare minimum taking data others have spent time collating and converting its format.


- Make URLs in info boxes clickable

Yes, that was my thinking to including links to local guide books/online sites.  Only discovered the GeoJSON format two days ago and haven't understood it fully nor delved into how it is rendered on/by GitHub, just figured I'd get things started (so I might one day finish something off).

- Include indoor walls? With different colour/marker style

I thought I'd already included the indoor walls that Jim created POIs for but it appears not.  Low hanging fruit but won't include newer walls that have opened since.


- Nothing yet in SW or South Wales?

I've no POI nor GPX for these and haven't created anything myself.

- You should be able to use a batch convert tool to get the OS grid references eg http://www.gridreferencefinder.com/batchConvert/batchConvert.php

Yeah, the Ireland/Northern Ireland version has a link to do this conversion, I've just not done it yet.


Since its on GitHub absolutely anyone can contribute towards any of these if they've the time and inclination to do so. :geek: :jab:

 

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