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Tarouba Heights

Posted by AnnieB on 20 April 2014 in English (English)

Edit streets

Location: Pointe-a-Pierre, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

21509 Glinde

Posted by Wesker on 19 April 2014 in German (Deutsch)

So, ein längerer Fahrradausflug heute mit vielen Notizzetteln. Morgen gibt es ca. 200 neue Hausnummern. Heute habe ich erst einmal fehlerhafte Straßen und Radwege korrigiert.

Location: Schönningstedt, Reinbek, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Deutschland, Europäische Union

State of the Map kickoff/morning notes

Posted by pnorman on 19 April 2014 in English (English)

On the schedule for the Friday and on Saturday morning was the kick off party, registration, let's map!/OpenStreetMap in your organization sessions, and coffee break.

Kick off party

Thanks to a delayed flight I ended up going to the Mapbox Garage. The entrance is on the rear, so the taxi driver was confused getting there. Since I was there early, I helped with the setup, and schlepping the alcohol over from the store nearby.

The party got too loud, but I was able to catch up with a few people. We ended up running out of bottled water, and the taps were inconvenient. I walked back with a few others staying at the Washington Plaza hotel.

Saturday morning


Registration went smoothly. Conference t-shirt just said State of the Map, not State of the Map US, which seemed odd. I think most of the conference people handling registration were paid staff, which was a difference.


There was a welcome talk which I thought was rather good at the time, but seems it wasn't very memorable, because I can't actually remember much of what was said!

The conference had over 500 people check in at registration, a big growth from the 2009 SOTM-US which had about 50 people.

First session, coffee break

I ended up talking with the people from Amazon for all of this session, so missed the talks. I'm hopeful that they'll be able to commit some EC2 credits to do some dev work and performance testing. Of course, I was the same way after previous conferences and nothing came of it.

It doesn't sound like they're willing to commit to helping any infrastructure with resources in any ongoing manner.

Radwege taggen und die damit einhergehende Probleme.

Posted by cody0902 on 19 April 2014 in German (Deutsch)

Ich fange an zu mappen :)

Ich habe jetzt angefangen in Speyer West OSM zu mappen, und möglichst viel an Informationen zu taggen wie möglich. Jetzt benutze ich auch auf dem Rad das routing für OSM und schon gibt es Probleme in Speyer West mit der Karte. Aber Halt! Ich kann das ja nach dem Wikipedia-Prinzip einfach ausbessern.

Aber wie tagge ich das jetzt richtig?

Rad- und Fußweg

In meinem Fall erst mal die große Nord-Süd Verbindung in Speyer West. Also:

  • Kurt-Schuhmacher-Straße
  • Theodor-Heuss-Straße

Dort sieht es so aus: Imgur Album

Bisher ist Speyer West eher lückenhaft, und durchaus auch klar fehlerbehaftet getaggt. Wobei fehlerhaft hier vielleicht der falsche Begriff ist. Besser etwas Informations gehalt in der Datenbank als gar keine Tags.

Ich verbessere also erst einmal die Karte soweit, dass keine Information entfernt wird, welche nicht eindeutig fehlerhaft ist.

und weiter?

Weiter gilt mein Ziel Speyer West bis zum Sommer 2014 "vollständig" zu mappen, bis zu einem Grad an Informationsgehalt mit dem ich dann zufrieden bin.


Location: Heiligenstein, Römerberg, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, 67354, Deutschland, Europäische Union


Posted by FreedSky on 19 April 2014 in Chinese (China) (‪中文(中国大陆)‬)


江西交警发布全省高速路况警示图 高速行车有讲究




Giá cả cập nhật trong ngày

Posted by thamonline on 19 April 2014 in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Hảy cùng chi sẽ và cập nhật Giá trong ngày nhé các bạn

Costa Rica Datos

Posted by fidelcastrogis on 19 April 2014 in English (English)

Techno-logical paths

Posted by 51114u9 on 19 April 2014 in English (English)


What if hackers, artists, activists and communicators join their paths to generate social change? (in spanish... activate captions in your language)

Hacker Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood of "Villa Coronilla" in Cochabamba, Bolivia will be built based on:

"... enhances and promotes: collaboration, mutual understanding and synergy..."

"... inhabitants, activists, artists, developers, designers, pointing to a sense of citizenship that extends from our neighbourhood to the mainland..."

"... creating accessible and effective tools of free use and simple to apply that generate citizen participation and autonomy..."

"... a free radio, a common library of documents (photographs and films of the public domain), blogging citizen systems, mapping the skills (of citizens) in OpenStreetMap and a messaging system to enhance dialogue through technology..."

I will be publishing more info of progress...

I am new to this digital mapping tool...

Posted by slomo7 on 18 April 2014 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)

I hope to learn it well enough to have all the safe bicycle routes loaded on my android device during my 7 day bicycle tour in Denmark in a few I on the right track here? Or are my expectations out of line to believe that I can get a 100 square mile area of map data onto my phone? I really have no idea what is reasonable...And once I have a some mapped area loaded on a device, will I then be able to see my real time location as I travel? Is this the right tool for that level of travel guidance? thanks.

What kind of user/challenge stats do MapRoulette users want?

Posted by emacsen on 18 April 2014 in English (English)

Last night I was working on the statistics display system for MapRoulette and realized that I don't know what to display.

In the rewrite of MapRoulette, we knew that me trics would play a large role in the project, so we added in lots of statistic capturing capability, as well as piwik support for even more metrics.

We could track what challenge a user has worked on, where those challenge are, where specific tasks are, how difficult the challenges are, how a user classifies tasks, how long they spend on maproulette, even how long they spend (generally) on each task.

Similarly, we could collect a ton of metrics for challenges. How many users work on it, are there a few "super-users" or is it widely distributed? Are people saying the tasks are fixed, skipped or false positive, etc. We can even find out how long users spend in aggregate on the challenge, or even drill down to the tasks and find out when people walk away from them.

But amongst all the possibilities- what do MapRoulette users really want to see? What intouerests them? Stats about themselves? Stats about other users? Stats about challenges?

Tell me what kind of stats (if any) you'd like to see in MapRoulette?

This is a test!!

Posted by chayaphorn on 18 April 2014 in Thai (ไทย)

Hello, this is the first time that i use OpenStreetMap.

Location: นย.3007, จังหวัดนครนายก, ประเทศไทย

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Posted by adityakalyan on 18 April 2014 in English (English)

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Look who's using openstreetmap

Posted by andy mackey on 17 April 2014 in English (English)

Today I went to a pubic consultation on the proposed A14 road upgrade (it's a section of road in Cambridgeshire UK) . The consultation was hosted by the Highways Agency ( they look after and manage roads and traffic in the UK) and showed the route and detailed junctions on Ordinance Survey Maps, But I was pleased to see they had a PC set up which showed some of the route layered onto good old openstreetmap as "people can see whats what with our clear and named streets". I said I was the mapper of this and that on our map and they asked a few questions about OSM and they seemed impressed with OSM. I left thrilled that a big national organisation takes our stuff seriously.

Moskowskoje Morje

Posted by IOOI on 17 April 2014 in English (English)

Is this a bug in the renderer or in the data: Look at Moscow in the humantarian renderer a.k.a. layer

Location: Kitay-gorod, Tverskoy District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Central Federal District, 109012, Russian Federation

Meine erste Versuche mit TileMill

Posted by hno2 on 17 April 2014 in German (Deutsch)

Ich habe heute meine ersten Versuche mit TileMill meine ersten Versuche gestartet, bin absolut begeistert und möchte euch davon berichten.


Einfacher kanns nicht mehr gehen. Einfach runterladen und schon kanns losgehen (zumindest unter Mac). Auch die Installation/das Einrichten von OSM-Daten geht dank der super Anleitung in Minuten und leicht von der Hand. Das eine soche Installation so ohne Probleme abläuft habe ich selten erlebt.


Nachdem ich kurz mit OSMBright rumgespielt hatte, wollte ich den "offiziellen" Standart-Stil mir mal anschauen. Alles hat super funktioniert, selbst der Import und das Stylen von Daten aus Overpass-Turbo ging ohne Bemängelung von sich. Jedoch musste ich feststellen das bei mir nur die ersten 6 Stildateien (.mss) von 20 angezeigt werden. Leider habe ich keinen Weg gefunden mir die anderen Dateien anzeigen lassen. Hier wäre ich also für einen Hinweis sehr dankbar!

"eigene" Daten

Als nächstes wollte ich meine erste eigene Karte erstellen. Dazu haben ich den erst besten OpenData-Datensatz (über Einwohner mit Migrationshintergrund) von Berlin runtergeladen. Ein erstes Problem stellte sich bei der Vereinigung der Daten mit Shapefile der Planungsgrenzen Berlins in QGIS. Trotz .csvt-Datei wurden bei mir alle Zahlen als String interpretiert und ließen sich auch nicht ändern (mit z.B. toreal). Letzendlich habe ich dann die Daten direkt mit LibreOffice in die zum Shapefile gehörigen .dbf-Datei geschrieben. Das hat dann das Problem gelöst.

Das Stylen der Daten ging dann schnell von der Hand (<30 min), alles ist super dokumentiert und geht wenn man jemals von CSS und HTML gehört hat sehr einfach. Nach einem kurzen Kampf mit Google Charts und der "Rechtschreibkorrektur" von Mac die mir immer wieder HTML Anführungszeichen verschlimmbessert hat, war dann das "Endprodukt" fertig.


Selbst als Anfänger (im Sinne der Kartenerstellung) geht TileMill super leicht von der Hand. Dies liegt vorallem daran das CartoCSS viel mit CSS gemein hat und alles andere in HTML geschrieben wird. Ein große Erleichterung ist auf jedenfall auch die umfangreiche und auch viele weiterführende Themen abdeckende Dokumentation, aus der ich viele Beispiele nahezu direkt übernehmen konnte.

Wer sich an der Kartenerstellung mal versuchen möchte oder seine (im weitesten Sinne mit Geodaten zu tun habende) Daten irgendwie visualisieren will, dem sei ans Herz gelegt TileMill einfach mal auszuprobieren.

TileMill 2, das Vector-Tiles unterstützt und gerade extrem aktiv entwickelt, ist auf jeden Fall auch eine Erwähnung wert und ich werde das demnächst sicher ausprobieren.

Da dies mein erster Blogpost ist und meine erste selbst erstellte Karte, seid bitte nicht so streng mit mir. Aber schreibt mir vorallem, was ihr davon haltet und was man ggf. noch besser machen kann!

Location: Steglitz, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Deutschland, Europäische Union

Rendering times

Posted by Marcos Dione on 17 April 2014 in English (English)

I mostly finished analysing how much it costs to me to keep the data up to date and rendering the maps. I will have to change the map design a little, but at the end the project seems useful. all the details in the following links:

You can see the rendered map here:

Spring Hike in Nackareservat - Sunday 20-04-14

Posted by SagharAsadi on 17 April 2014 in English (English)

This is our first hike of 2014, also the very first time that I use OpenStreetMap. What I am planning to do is to design ~20km route for the hike and then overlay our actual route on top of it. Hopefully, it's all possible with this map...

Location: Skogalund, Nacka, Stockholms län, Svealand, Sweden

Moabi at State of the Map US

Posted by mikelmaron on 17 April 2014 in English (English)

Update: we had an excellent time at SotM-US and the Sprint day. The presentation slides and video are now posted.

The Moabi development team is excited for State of the Map US this weekend. We are sharing a preview of the new Moabi (to be fully launched on Earth Day), and presenting our work on Sunday at 4pm, OpenStreetMap as Infrastructure, sharing the stage with the USGS National Map Corps project, and NPS Park Tiles. Hope to see you there! And if you want a demo any time this weekend, find one of the team, Sajjad, James, Leo, Chippy (virtually) and myself.

First why Moabi?

Moabi-DRC is an independent mapping initiative that collaboratively monitors land use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our community works towards a more Transparent, Equitable, and Sustainable future for the environment and people of DRC. You can use Moabi DRC to explore, share, and create projects on a wide range of issues from REDD+ to community mapping and more.

Why OSM as Infrastructure?

OpenStreetMap's render stack, editor and web application can be used to power collaborative mapping efforts beyond OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap's software is unique and powerful as infrastructure for building communities of contributors. What happens when OpenStreetMap software is reused for new data sets and communities beyond

We've been working on customizations like...

Preset Editor for iD

Tile management through GitHub and a OSM TileAPI

Map Story Building in OSM

Showcase Map Sites in Jekyll/GitPages

So much more this weekend, see you!

Северные границы Крыма

Posted by Calibrator on 17 April 2014 in Russian (Русский)

Наложил кадастровую карту России на карту ОСМ и обнаружил несовпадения северных границ. Вот ссылка на картинку: Надо ли их приводить в соответствие с кадастровой картой России? Сама же кадастровая карта тут:

Ayuda con el río Ucayali

Posted by Diego Sanguinetti on 17 April 2014 in Spanish (Español)

Veo últimamente que la cartografía del río Ucayali es poco presisa. La rivera es pequeña, aunque se necesita aclarar sobre el trayecto y las rutas que traslada los aserradores y bosques.

Por favor revise la cartografía del río con las imagenes ofrecidas del sitio

Agradezco a los que revisen este caso.

Location: Malecón Grau, Pucallpa, Coronel Portillo, Departamento de Ucayali, Perú
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