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Info Lost at different zoom levels

Posted by JAGDNC on 28 July 2014 in English (English)

I am new to Open Streets but have added a pond and a trail to a local park where I do lots of volunteer work. I have notices that at different zoom levels the pond either disappears of part of it is cut off, only to reappear at a new zoom level. Anybody know what is all about?

Location: Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, 27705, United States of America

200mW pointeur laser vert au design élégant

Posted by laser100 on 28 July 2014 in French (Français)

Cet élégant 200mW pointeur laser 532nm laser projette la lumière visible, émettant dans le vert lumineux point de faisceau laser. Laser vert 532nm est le laser plus visibles et les plus brillants dans le monde.

200mW pointeur laser

Le pointeur de la FDA et CE 200mW laser vert a de grandes applications dans divers travaux de présentation de l'expérience de laboratoire, la cible à longue distance de visée et de positionnement, exploration en plein air, etc C'est toujours le meilleur outil de présentation pour l'éducation, la conférence d'affaires, et une belle chien en peluche ou un chat.

200mW pointeur laser vert jette plus de lumière visible à l'œil nu, et la projection de la brillante 532nm vert faisceau point laser. Son rayon est au moins cinq fois plus lumineux qu'un laser rouge. Cette alcaline alimenté pointeur laser fonctionne avec 2 pcs piles AAA, maintient long temps d'opération de jusqu'à 180 minutes. C'est le laser indicateur plus durable, fiable et stable applicable tant pour le divertissement et le domaine industriel.

Ce pointeur laser innovant de 200MW conçu pour des performances supérieures dans la présentation et le ciblage de longue distance. Il vous permet de faire le faisceau plus visible dans au moins 500 mètres dans l'obscurité.

Location: Пяозеро, Кестеньгское сельское поселение, Лоухский район, Республика Карелия, District fédéral du Nord-Ouest, Fédération de Russie

#MapLesotho - Fantastic Day with a serious number of edits!

Posted by RustyB on 28 July 2014 in English (English)

The 25th of July proved to be fantastic day for the all! We had teams working in Fingal, Maseru, Muenster, Qacha's Nek, Katowice, USA and Canada. The edits were coming in thick and fast. Some 220,000 nodes were created on the day alone, made by 106 OSM users.

The key tool used were the tasking manager from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and the iD editor on We promoted the use of iD as it has a very simple learning curve, where users can be shown how to create areas, lines and points; how to assign the attributes and commit to the database.

To keep people going I found it was very useful to the brilliant live changes map from osmlab. You can see it in action in this short video I have prepared showing some the work done in Muenster. Checkout our youtube video of this in action. Imgur

Finally to show some of the progress made during the day here in Muenster, we focused on an area in in the south west of lesotho called Mohales Hoek. You can see that the area really did not exist on the map before. image of mohales hoek

Afterwards, although we have not completed all of the tasks, we will be pitching in on Tuesday night for another #MapLesotho with MissingMaps, MSF and the British Red Cross to polish of the remaining tasks.

image of mohales hoek after

To all the users who contributed, a MASSIVE Thank YOU! There are still many, many tasks to complete. If you would like to help out #MapLesotho please see and Choose a tile and map away :)

Location: Dom, Altstadt, Münster-Mitte, Münster, Regierungsbezirk Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, 48143, Germany, European Union

#MapLesotho - Great fun, great Energy and a superb cause!

Posted by Shawn Day on 27 July 2014 in English (English)

I was out to Fingal County Council's offices on 25 July along with 25 odd volunteers to participate in the world-wide challenge to build the OSM data for Lesotho. I was most pleased to decided to use ID Editor. I am used to JOSM (A very fine tool) but was won over by the simplicity of ID for the task at hand. I fear I had not tried it in the past few years probably experiencing some discomfort with the older Flash-based tool. No longer. Great implementation and superbly intuitive. I was also usefully situated next to the Ambassador from Lesotho would gave me some great perspective from on the ground - those things that look like the top of Canadian silos? Those be huts. Brilliant!

OSM HotTask is also a superb tool. It really makes collaborative marathons smooth, well focused and intuitive to newbies as well as veterans. One of the most impressive aspects? The ability to break an assigned task into more manageable components when you realise you have been over ambitious. It really helps to make things seem more achievable and give you the sense that you are accomplishing tasks and keep great forward momentum. I learn there has been great progress on #maplesotho and the good work continues.

Location: Main Street, Swords, Fingal, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Какой у тебя был первый мотоцикл?

Posted by аdmin on 27 July 2014 in Russian (Русский)

У меня, например, Suzuki Bandit '98.Хотелось бы узнать, у кого какой был первый?

Nuevas Contribuciones al Mapeo del Municipio de Aiquile

Posted by Marco Cardona on 27 July 2014 in Spanish (Español)

Recorrido por la cuenca del Rio Novillero

Заполняю родные места

Posted by Diamond00744 on 27 July 2014 in Russian (Русский)

Привет всем русскоговорящим пользователям! Не знаю, почему, но Кострому совершенно некому заполнять. Все здесь, наверное, очень занятые люди. Хочу эту ситуацию потихоньку исправить. Я один тут бездельник. За сегодня наполнил родные места Фабричного округа.

Location: Ипатьевская Слобода, Кострома, городской округ Кострома, Костромская область, Центральный федеральный округ, 156000, Российская Федерация

Statistic of OpenStreetbugs in Notes

Posted by werner2101 on 27 July 2014 in English (English)

In May the last bug in OSB has been closed. What happend with the bugs that have been moved to OS-Notes during the phaseout?

Grant provides a dump of OS-Notes (

I've created a small stat now, looking for bugs that have been opened with a comment that relates to OSB.


  • Moved from OSB: ~9800 Notes
  • Already closed: ~3800
  • Remaining: 6000

source of the stat script: (

#MapLesotho - Help get us over the finish line

Posted by DaCor on 26 July 2014 in English (English)

A tremendous amount of work was completed yesterday so I want to say thank you to all

Over the course of the day, we had 106 people create over 220,000 nodes of new information for Lesotho

There are many, many half-completed tasks where people finished up for the day but did not finish the task they were working on.

These are mainly on the urban task on the HOT tasking manager so I would urge people to head on over to the tasking manager, take a task (especially where you see cities/towns nearly complete) and start mapping to help us finish off these tasks.

Alternatively, an even easier, quicker, less intensive task that is available is the rural task where a great many tiles were completed but due to the size of the task it looks like a drop in the ocean.

Take a tile or two and help create a data for Lesotho

GPS Accuracy of Garmin, Polar, and other Running Watches

Posted by d1g on 26 July 2014 in English (English)

An infographic of the accuracy of the GPS running watches. The top right corner represents the most accurate watches. (This graphic uses ISO 5725 terminology.) An infographic of the accuracy of the GPS running watches. The top right corner represents the most accurate watches. (This graphic uses ISO 5725 terminology.) Source: GPS Accuracy of Garmin, Polar, and other Running Watches

Then and now

Posted by mvexel on 26 July 2014 in English (English)

I joined OpenStreetMap in June 2007. A lot has changed since then!





Silicon Valley

silicon valley

Using OSMand on the road

Posted by joost schouppe on 25 July 2014 in English (English)

There is no navigation app like Osmand. But it is quite complicated. So I made this write-up based on what I've learned over the past two years using it. I wrote it with people like myself in mind: navigating overland trips in third world countries.

Feel free to suggest changes, additions or to copy/paste.

Walking Papers

Posted by dcp on 25 July 2014 in English (English)

Does anyone know what has happened to It has stopped responding.

The last print was 29 days ago!

Big hole in the Hautes Fagnes, Belgium

Posted by gerdami on 25 July 2014 in English (English)

Someone made a big hole in the Hautes-Fagnes betwen Eupen and Sourbrodt. Members of relation 308380 might have been deleted by inadvertance. Don't know to repair this mess.

Location: Malmedyer Straße, Jalhay, Verviers, Liège, French Community, Wallonia, 4845, Belgium

#MapLesotho International Mapathon now on - Feel free to jon in

Posted by DaCor on 25 July 2014 in English (English)

So after 2 months of prep, several hundred tweets, emails and facebook posts we're finally here!

Today is #MapLesotho day!

There are mapping parties happening in:

  • Lesotho (2 locations)
  • Ireland
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • USA
  • Canada
  • UK

To help out, go to either the urban or rural mapping task, take a tile and start mapping.


Posted by kentp on 25 July 2014 in English (English)

Updating the coastline of Orust according to new better satellite data.

Keine AHNUNG was ich hier mache ,...

Posted by Ka Buze on 25 July 2014 in German (Deutsch)

Keine AHNUNG was ich hier mache ,... aber ANFANGEN muss ich ja mal ;-)

Location: Hörde, Dortmund, Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland

Aw, snap!

Posted by mvexel on 24 July 2014 in English (English)

I'm seeing this all the time now when trying to use iD on my Mac!


What's up? There's a recent bug that seems related. If you're experiencing the same thing, see if you can weigh in there.

It looks like there's a more recent version of iD up here, give it a try if you get crashes as well.


Posted by cya on 24 July 2014 in English (English)


NC 885 does not exist and does not appear to be planned, why is it on the map?

Posted by Ratfink on 24 July 2014 in English (English)

Does anybody know where this NC 885 highway on the map came from? It doesn't exist, and searching the NC DOT website and the web didn't turn up any relevant results for planned projects. It appears it was added by REFJR with no comment about a day ago. I don't want to just undo his hard work, but since I can't find any evidence that he isn't just making things up and adding them to OSM, I'm not sure why these edits shouldn't be reverted. Any input would be appreciated.

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