Winter Preparedness

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It may seem crazy talking about winter in the middle of August (unless of course you live in the southern hemisphere), however this weekend we updated our winter gritting map.

Our brand new winter gritting map.
Our brand new winter gritting map.

The map shows which roads in the West Midlands are gritted when it is cold and frosty. Up until now it has required us to manually update the data each time we wanted to refresh the map. As we continue to add more winter gritting data to OpenStreetMap it makes sense to have the map auto-update. Following our own guide on how to make an always up to date map Andy Robinson developed a fantastic new winter gritting map which is available now, with ample time to spare to winter 2015/16. Thanks Andy!

6 Responses

  1. Your grid bin icon looks very strange. Will you change it from the pin to an icon which looks more like a grid bin? In Germany grid bins look like this (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Streugutkiste_%28dark1%29.jpg).

    • We used to have a proper grit bin icon on the old style map. I’ll see if I can find that and have Andy update the style. Thanks.

  2. Loving the new site design folks. I had a chuckle when I saw myself front and center on your home page shot of sotm 2013

    • Thank you 🙂 We’ve got some fantastic memories from SotM 2013. Such a great weekend after all the hours of planning!

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