Author Topic: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey  (Read 641 times)

dg

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10
New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« on: 19:46:14, 24/04/20 »
Hello everyone! Iím David, and I live in Guilford, Surrey.

I probably wouldn't have discovered this site today following the recent spell of good weather, had it not been for the lockdowns (every cloud...).

I do a lot of my walks along rivers and exposed paths, but absolutely love walking along the coast.

I've also recently started a non-profit (timing has never been my strong point) with the aim of virtually mapping all the paths in the UK with the help of volunteer walkers. I won't mention it here, as I don't want this post to be misconstrued as an advert.

ninthace

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6905
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #1 on: 19:54:34, 24/04/20 »
Welcome from Devon.


How does your project differ from https://www.openstreetmap.org/about?
Solvitur Ambulando

dg

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #2 on: 20:02:05, 24/04/20 »
Hi @ninthace, and thanks!

It doesn't differ -- we actually publish data (360 images) on top of Open Street Map with the aim of improving the map (and letting people explore virtually).

Without getting too techy for a Friday night, this includes adding accessibility data to Open Street Map by detecting stairs / steep gradients / uneven footpaths in the 360 photos we capture.

Slowcoach

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #3 on: 20:28:36, 24/04/20 »
Welcome dg, I am in Yeovil and am fortunate to live within an easy drive to soms stunning coast line.
It's all uphill from here.

Bigfoot_Mike

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1872
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #4 on: 21:01:08, 24/04/20 »
Welcome from Aberdeenshire.

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1413
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #5 on: 07:24:58, 25/04/20 »
Welcome from Manchester  :)

gunwharfman

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4920
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #6 on: 14:03:03, 25/04/20 »
Welcome from Portsmouth.

GinAndPlatonic

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 958
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #7 on: 13:55:40, 26/04/20 »
Welcome from the Midlands O0

Booga

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 56
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #8 on: 10:57:19, 14/07/20 »
Welcome!
I grew up not far from Guildford, I have good memories of walking and cycling in the North Downs, along the Wey etc. :)

richardh1905

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5046
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #9 on: 08:10:55, 16/07/20 »
Welcome to the forum from South Cumbria  :)
WildAboutWalking - Join me on my walks through the wilder parts of Britain

barewirewalker

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3330
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #10 on: 10:24:28, 16/07/20 »
Hi David and Welcome from Shropshire sounds an interesting project. Maybe you will be able to introduce some interesting topics, if and when you have proved your cred. My county is the largest inland county that forces any C2C through Wales into unnecessary detours and away from the best lines. Plenty of scope for virtual routes  ;D , I have turned a few actual walks  8) but it is a knowledge of the 'guardians' that is the key to safe passage.  :)
BWW
Their Land is in Our Country.

WhitstableDave

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 915
Re: New to the forum -- hello from Surrey
« Reply #11 on: 13:07:48, 16/07/20 »
I hope members won't mind if I mention it, but David introduced himself about 3 months ago - long before one of the welcomers had even joined the forum!  ;)