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Kickoff

Posted by rekth on 26 May 2015 in English (English)

Round 10 of Outreachy has started and I will be working as an intern during the summer on the Tasking Manager of Openstreetmap with Blake Girardot as my mentor.

Outreachy

In a nutshell, Outreachy is a program that encourages women (cis and trans), trans men and genderqueer people to make their first steps in free and open source software. For three months an intern is paired with one or more mentors for a project. This internship not only provides space for people from underrepresented backgrounds, it introduces new and enthusiastic helping hands to community-driven projects.

Openstreetmap

Openstreetmap is a worlwide community of mappers that collaborate on collecting data for a digital map. It is user-friendly software that respects the user's data. It has Open Database License and is community driven and in that way is setting an example of what self-initiative and collective collaboration can offer back to our communities.

Usability testing for the Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team's Tasking Manager

Tasking Manager

Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team's (HOT) Tasking Manager is a tool used for dividing mapping projects for humanitarian causes. In March 2015 Tasking Manager 2 was released. There are currently attempts made to improve the Tasking Manager Usability Interface.

Project Kickoff

The Outreachy internship started yesterday, Monday 25th of May. This is the schedule for the first week of the project:

  • Introduction to the community
  • Understand workflows, participate in online meetings
  • Review open Tasking Manager issues
  • Have the local repo up and running
  • Make a pull request
  • Populate a list of tasks a user does in order to map
  • Get more familiar with the Tasking Manager front page (priority status, project selection etc)

Sneak Preview of the Next Vespucci Release

Posted by SimonPoole on 26 May 2015 in English (English)

Vespucci Tablet Layout

The last new version of Vespucci with major changes was at the end of 2014 and it has taken a lot more time than I wanted to get near to completing the next version. But now a lot of things are coming together and I'm expecting that we are only a single digit number of weeks away from a stable release.

Just some of the major features:

  • multi-select mode
  • restyled tag editing with split pane layout on tablets.
  • selective tag copy, cut and paste.
  • lots of relation editing improvements
  • start a camera app directly
  • go directly to preset screen when creating new elements.

Besides the multi-select support most changes have been geared towards making the user interface more consistent and easier to use.

Tag Editor Presets

Given that the new property editor is so much better, I've added a way to quickly and easily switch in to the "tag editing-only" mode that has been hidden in the deprecated modes preference for the last two years. This should not be confused with the current raft of "lets add a node regardless of what is already there" pseudo editors, all available OSM objects can be modified, just the geometry is locked.

In other news Vespucci now has a twitter account and we have moved the source code repository and issue tracking to github.

For developers: one of the major hills that had to be climbed was refactoring the old "TagEditor" activity, likely some of the oldest code in Vespucci. Written by the original Vespucci author in the first months of 2009, by both OSM and Android standards it was pre-historic. I added a significant amount of code two years ago for relation support, but hadn't touched the general structure and monolithic mass of code that it had grown to, and that had started to be a big road-block to improving and adding functionality. One immediate benefit of the refactoring is that Vespucci is much improved on tablets and uses the available screen real estate a lot better.

Watch this space or twitter for the announcement of release candidates, as always any help in testing and coding is welcome.

Cidades do Brasil

Posted by naoliv on 26 May 2015 in Portuguese (Português)

Da série "Formas diferentes de visualizar o mapa"

O Brasil é muito grande e tem muitos locais habitados (eu sei disso e você também sabe): Locais habitados

Tudo isso é o que existe de place=city, place=town, place=village e place=hamlet.
Só que ter algo pontual, sem cor, sem informação nem qualquer outro atributo é muito chato de se ver.

Mas com o JOSM e um pouco de magia negra dá para, de forma muito simples, visualizar de outras formas (e fazer análises, se quiser).

Por exemplo, os mesmos dados coloridos com intensidade baseada na classificação do local (cidades maiores de 100 mil habitantes são verdes, entre 10 e 100 mil amarelas, menor de 10 mil alaranjadas, hamlets marrons e tem uns roxos que não lembro se talvez escaparam alguns place=isolated_dwelling):

Colorido

Melhor!
Mas e se representar o tamanho do local de acordo com a classificação também?
city > town > village > hamlet

Por tamanho

Já dá para ver de forma um pouco mais clara onde estão localizadas as maiores cidades e as menores comunidades (fica bem claro, por exemplo, que na região Norte tem bastante comunidade pequena e que elas estão muito próximas aos rios).

Ou de acordo com a codificação do JOSM (city = roxo, town = vermelho, village = laranja, hamlet = amarelo):

JOSM

Dá também para ver o óbvio (cidades grandes, em sua maioria, encontram-se no litoral): Litoral

Ou que as cidades (com mais de 10 mil habitantes) do oeste de SP encontram-se próximas às rodovias e ferrovias (muitas se desenvolveram por causa da ferrovia): Oeste de SP

Dá para brincar de muitos modos com a representação dos dados (não só com cidades, mas praticamente com qualquer coisa).

Também dá para visualizar objetos representados de forma incorreta. Por exemplo, muitos bairros estão representados como place=hamlet ao invés de place=suburb

Introduction

Posted by etbane on 26 May 2015 in French (Français)

Cinquantenaire, j'ai vécu l'histoire de: «j'irai voir ce qu'il y a derrière la montagne», et d'une montagne à l'autre, et d'un continent à l'autre, avec un globe dans la tête, passionné par la géographie, je ne pouvait être qu'emballé par tout ce qui concerne OpenStreetMap !

Militaire de profession, dans un premier temps (l'ancienne école évidement) petit cadre, spécialisé dans l'éclairage et le renseignement d'unités d'infanterie, l'œil aiguisé a l'observation du terrain entre autre, et l'instruction que j'ai reçue en topographie, me prédispose à être utile, « je l’espère » dans ce projet.

Recyclé dans le transport lourds, je continue d’affiner mes acquis autour des 3 points qui englobe la géomatique:

-la collecte de l’information sur la route et dans les ballades avec OSMTracker et Vespucci que j'aime moins

-le traitement de l'information avec JOSM et, beaucoup moins avec Vespucci

-la diffusion de l'information traitée, dans la base de données d'OpenStreetMap

Conscient des nombreuses erreurs que j'ai commises à mes débuts, et peut-être encore maintenant, et que d'autres contributeurs corrigent, sans mots dire.

Je m'efforce à mon tour, de mettre une part des mes contributions, à la corrections des erreurs, sur OSM avec un outils que j'apprécie : « Osmose ».

Location: Les Vélards, L'Abergement, District du Jura-Nord vaudois, Vaud, 1355, Suisse

Ersthilfe

Posted by sloggi on 26 May 2015 in German (Deutsch)

hallo allerseits, ich habe gerade osm zum ersten mal aufgemacht und mich angemeldet. Wer oder wo kann ich mit einem "Grundkurs zur Nutzung" helfen. z.B. die Frage wie kann ich meinen Standort mobil eingeben um mich zu orientieren? Wie kann ich Teikarten ( z.B. Kreis DN oder eine Insel) runterladen?

Ihr seht:Anfänger aber interessiert!!!

mfg sloggi

Schnalles Hafen

Posted by rack the jipper on 25 May 2015 in German (Deutsch)

Schnalles hafen Bunker hinzugefügt

OSM IQ 1.5 with advanced DXF export capabilities

Posted by marco79 on 25 May 2015 in English (English)

Use favorites in OSM-IQ to mark tags you are interested in and export all your favorite tags to a different layer in a single DXF file.

personal links

Posted by Govanus on 25 May 2015 in English (English)

Using oocalc spreadsheet and marcors to speed up QA work

Posted by werner2101 on 25 May 2015 in English (English)

For quite a while I'm using oocalc to correct errors in osm.

With a few macros you can jump from a table cell to josm, osm webpage and other services.

Read more in the wiki: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/LibreOffice_Calc

Humantarian Map - Correction Required

Posted by zmmalik on 25 May 2015 in English (English)

In humanitarian Map, Jammu and Kashmir you are making as part of INDIA. According to UNO, It is part of Pakistan. Such propaganda is against Pakistan.

Please correct the map according to UN.

Location: Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Naumburg-Weißenfels-Leipzig

Posted by MKnight on 24 May 2015 in German (Deutsch)

Gut, kein direkter OSM-Bezug, aber thematisch nah dran;

Gegeben sei: man schaue bei einer Routenplanung in eine beliebige Karte ... bspw. auf OSM ... stelle fest, dass das recht easy ist, da man sich eigentlich fast ausschliesslich nur auf de B 87 Richtung Leipzig zu bewegen hat und fährt dann einfach los.

In Weißenfels (40km von LPZ (>500.000 Einwohner) entfernt) kuckt man dann recht blöde, da es in wirklich dem ganzen Ort weder Schilder zur B 87 gibt noch welche, wo Leipzig drauf steht.

Lösung des Rätsels: Man fährt am Arsch der Welt bisschen im Kreis und fragt dann an der Tanke wo die kompetente Verkäuferin erklärt, dass man 20 Meter weiter auf einen 2-spurigen Autobahnzubringer Richtung Halle muss (Ausgeschildert mit -> Halle, UND -> Autobahn sowieso).

Halle? Ich will nach Leipzig!

Ja, is recht so! ...

und bekommt dann tatsächlich nach etwa 1km den ersten Wegweiser "zurück" auf die b 87 nach LPZ.

Dafür simmer 89 auffe Strasse!

Mise à jour carte de Valence (rues, commerces, ...)

Posted by lucasbenard on 24 May 2015 in French (Français)

Je prépare pour cet été un tour complet de Valence en plusieurs fois afin de procéder à un relevé complet des rues de Valence, et ce afin de mettre à jour l'ensemble des données sur la ville: rues, numéros, infrastructures, bâtiments, commerces, institutions, etc.

Si il y a des gens intéressés pour m'aider, je suis preneur. Pour les courageux(euses), avoir un vélo, une gourde d'eau, un ou plusieurs portable avec GPS (et OsmAnd d'installé par exemple), un pc portable ... et de la patience et de la motivation !

Contactez-moi par message si vous êtes intéressés. Lucas

Location: Rue du Colombier, Valence, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France métropolitaine, 26000, France

Cleanup of incorrectly used noexit=* Tags on #OpenStreetMap with #Osmose

Posted by AndiG88 on 24 May 2015 in English (English)

After reading a diary entry about noexit=* Tags a few days ago I check out my area and...

Alt text

I started to clean up my area using Osmose (which recently became available in Germany and really is an awesome QA tool!) and it's slowly getting better - have to wait for Osmose to update what I already fixed.

Many people seem to put it on ways, which is bad for routing as I found out when fixing some stuff for leitstellenspiel.de. Many tags also just seem to be very old and somehow just ended up in the wrong places by splitting streets and others are there even thought there is a foot way at the end of the road.


Use the noexit=yes tag only on the very last node Node at the end of a highway=* or on the last way Way to indicate when doubtful that the impossibility to travel further by any transport mode is perfectly normal, due to otherwise existing road layout. * http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:noexit


Fix the issues in your areas with Osmose!

El "sobreruedas"

Posted by Angelica Mora on 24 May 2015 in Spanish (Español)

Aquí encontramos puestos ambulantes de todo tipo de mercancias, sobre todo mercancia usada. Yo voy al sobreruedas a comprar celulares para reparar y frutas (manzanas y naranjas). No trabajo así que siempre estoy buscando temas nuevos para aprender.

Location: El Bordo, Tijuana, Baja California, 22320, México

Отображение GPS трека на карте для себя и других.

Posted by Elkim on 24 May 2015 in Russian (Русский)

Отображение GPS трека на карте.

Все эти сервисы не требуют регистрации и отображают трек, доступный в интернете по прямой ссылке на файл, т.е. вы должны залить свой трек на сервис хранения, дающий прямую ссылку на файл, а затем использовать эту ссылку на приведённых выше сервисах отображения треков.

Более того эти сервисы позволяют вам поделиться ссылкой на отображаемую карту с друзьями, на форумах, в социальных сетях.

PS Одно не понятно, почему до сих пор нет подобного сервиса на http://openstreetmap.ru
Очень бы хотелось видеть трек поверх снимков Bing.

过高速小道

Posted by QZI9000 on 24 May 2015 in Chinese (China) (‪中文(中国大陆)‬)

过高速小道

Location: 京珠高速, 大集街, 蔡甸区, 武汉市, 湖北, 430100, 中华人民共和国

Пичаевский район

Posted by Nemo082 on 24 May 2015 in Russian (Русский)

Открыта работа по созданию карты. 1. Созданы улица 2. Созданы Муниципальные обьекты

Location: Ленинская улица, Пичаево, Пичаевский район, Тамбовская область, Центральный федеральный округ, 393970, Российская Федерация

LIST: Vienna Buslines, with p_t-scheme and overpass-api-Compatibility

Posted by emergency99 on 23 May 2015 in English (English)

Last Update: 27th May 00:15

  1. 1A-99B
  • 1A
  • 2A
  • 3A
  • 4A
  • 5A
  • 5B
  • 7A
  • 7B
  • 8A
  • 9A
  • 10A
  • 11A
  • 11B
  • 12A
  • 13A
  • 14A
  • 15A
  • 16A
  • 17A
  • 19A
  • 20A
  • 20B
  • 22A
  • 24A
  • 25A
  • 26A
  • 27A
  • 28A
  • 29A
  • 30A
  • 31A
  • 32A
  • 33A
  • 33B
  • 35A
  • 36A
  • 37A
  • 38A
  • 39A
  • 40A
  • 41A
  • 42A
  • 43A
  • 43B
  • 44A
  • 45A
  • 46A
  • 46B
  • 47A
  • 47B
  • 48A
  • 49A / 49B
  • 150
  • 50B
  • 51A
  • 52A
  • 52B
  • 53A
  • 54A
  • 54B
  • 55A
  • 56A
  • 56B
  • 57A
  • 58A
  • 59A
  • 60A
  • 61A
  • 62A
  • 63A
  • 64A
  • 65A
  • 66A
  • 67A
  • 67E
  • 68A
  • 68B
  • 69A
  • 70A
  • 71A
  • 72A
  • 73A
  • 74A
  • 76A
  • 77A
  • 79A
  • 79B
  • 80A
  • 82A
  • 84A
  • 85A
  • 86A
  • 87A
  • 88A
  • 88B
  • 89A
  • 92A
  • 92B
  • 93A
  • 94A
  • 95A
  • 95B
  • 96A
  • 97A
  • 98A
  • 99A
  • 99B

Now I have to once again go through all the lines, andmark the individual stations as stops with all lines ... In a few lines, there are bus stops in the middle of the street ...

  1. Regional Bus lines

*

Location: Bruckhaufen, Donaufeld, Floridsdorf, Vienna, 1210, Austria

LISTE: Wiener Buslinien, mit p_t-Schema und overpass-api-Kompatibilität

Posted by emergency99 on 23 May 2015 in German (Deutsch)

Letztes Update: 26. Mai 19:40

  1. 1A-99B
  • 1A
  • 2A
  • 3A
  • 4A
  • 5A
  • 5B
  • 7A
  • 7B
  • 8A
  • 9A
  • 10A
  • 11A
  • 11B
  • 12A
  • 13A
  • 14A
  • 15A
  • 16A
  • 17A
  • 19A
  • 20A
  • 20B
  • 22A
  • 24A
  • 25A
  • 26A
  • 27A
  • 28A
  • 29A
  • 30A
  • 31A
  • 32A
  • 33A
  • 33B
  • 35A
  • 36A
  • 37A
  • 38A
  • 39A
  • 40A
  • 41A
  • 42A
  • 43A
  • 43B
  • 44A
  • 45A
  • 46A
  • 46B
  • 47A
  • 47B
  • 48A
  • 49A / 49B
  • 150
  • 50B
  • 51A
  • 52A
  • 52B
  • 53A
  • 54A
  • 54B
  • 55A
  • 56A
  • 56B
  • 57A
  • 58A
  • 59A
  • 60A
  • 61A
  • 62A
  • 63A
  • 64A
  • 65A
  • 66A
  • 67A
  • 67E
  • 68A
  • 68B
  • 69A
  • 70A
  • 71A
  • 72A
  • 73A
  • 74A
  • 76A
  • 77A
  • 79A
  • 79B
  • 80A
  • 82A
  • 84A
  • 85A
  • 86A
  • 87A
  • 88A
  • 88B
  • 89A
  • 92A
  • 92B
  • 93A
  • 94A
  • 95A
  • 95B
  • 96A
  • 97A
  • 98A
  • 99A
  • 99B

Nun muss ich noch einmal alle Linien durchgehen, und bei ALLEN Linien die einzelnen Stationen als Haltestellen markieren... Bei ein paar Linien gibt es noch Bushaltestellen in der Mitte der Straße...

  1. Regionalbuslinien

*

Location: Bruckhaufen, Donaufeld, Floridsdorf, Wien, 1210, Österreich

Update: JOSM helps

Posted by emergency99 on 23 May 2015 in English (English)

[EN]: I just discovered how to adjust the bus lines for Overpass with Josm! The relations (stations) must be in the correct order. Then everything works. With the knowledge I will (after I adjusted the individual stations of the lines to the new schema) customize all lines (1A-99B) for Overpass. If there is still time I will also adjust the lines 106, 124, 125. The line 50B I will draw about 2 weeks prior to 1.7 to the then valid, new route, and the line 150 will be renamed in 50A. The line 49E I will also put onto the map, and will delete it again at the end of the rail replacement bus service... Also the "Bäderbus" Gänsehäufel is now in the system ...

Location: Bruckhaufen, Donaufeld, Floridsdorf, Vienna, 1210, Austria
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