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Private Road

Posted by Huttite on 9 January 2017 in English (English)

I just realised it has been 18 months since I made a diary entry! Rather than writing diary entries, I have been busy mapping. It has been over a year since Andrews Bridge at Birchville collapsed (on 29 October 2015) and I subsequently mapped this in OSM, along with the then proposed emergency access road that the Upper Hutt City Council had commenced building. Within days of me adding the proposed road as an OSM way another OSM mapper had plotted it using GPS! I was impressed. And the road was still being built, too! (This even motivated me to get my own GPS unit.) Since then I have been back and forth over this Private Road many time, usually with my own GPS unit plotting my track. (One day I should upload these tracks to OSM.)

A few days ago I sort of fell over the OSM Inspector and went back and looked at some of the work I had done over the last 18 months. I came across a few issues, but nothing that I couldn't correct fairly easily, except that Bridge Road remains an island, despite being connected to the rest of the world by a "Private Road" even though I have changed the tags on the way to indicate there is designated restricted access rather than the road actually being "private".

I suppose this OSM Inspector issue actually makes sense. Because the Private Road is not tagged as a public road so there is no publicly available routing to Bridge Road. Hopefully the issue will be resolved once the new bridge is installed - I am told - at the end of the month. Currently only the foundations are in place. So I think I will need to wait until opening day, so I can walk across the new bridge while plotting a GPS track.

Location: Totara Park, Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand

2016 Washington New Users Report

Posted by Glassman on 9 January 2017 in English (English)

This is the second annual results report on welcoming new mappers. 2016 saw a large increase in new mappers in Washington State over 2015. Also a record number, 403, welcome messages sent. Last year I reported sending 106 messages with a 9% response rate. This year the response rate was 7.4% which I partially attribute to the larger sample size and to the increase in MAPS.ME users who seem to never respond.

Recently I starting using Toby Murry's ChangesetMD tool to help identify new users. While I'm still using the IRC-Bot to identify new users, I expect to switch over to using minutely changesets with Toby's ChangesetMD tool.

Using the new tool I was able to start capturing some new data.

  • Total new users in Washington State = 562
  • Welcome Messages Set = 403
  • Responses received = 30
  • Response rate = 7.4%
  • Percent of new users getting a Welcome Message = 72%
  • Total number of changesets by new users = 14,119

Editor Used

  • iD 474
  • MAPS.ME 53
  • Potlatch 18
  • JOSM 5
  • Go Map!! 4
  • OsmAnd 4
  • Rosemary 2
  • Gnome Maps 1
  • Vespucci 1

Some interesting statistics

  • Average number of edits by users that received a Welcome Message = 29.0
  • Average span [1] of days editing by users that received a message = 17.4
  • Average number of edits by users that did not receive a Welcome Message = 15.2
  • Average span [1] of days editing by users that did not get a message = 13.6

The numbers are encouraging me to continue to send Welcome Messages to new users. I plan to add a section with suggestions of what to edit. Cities like Seattle have quite a few features already mapped which might discouraged new users. Conversely, rural cities are pretty barren which can be just as discouraging.

Check out my current process on GitHub which includes my updated Welcome Message which includes a link to tips for Pokemon Go users.

[1] span = the number of days between first edit and last edit.


Fixing routing errors from alternativaslibres faster

Posted by Rodrigo Rega on 8 January 2017 in English (English)

I just writted a new post in my blog about fixing routing errors from alternativaslibres faster.

If you use this error reportings from alternativaslibres check it out!

#PDCSurabaya Destroyed Surabaya (and clarification below)

Posted by everyone_sinks_starco on 8 January 2017 in English (English)

= Update: See the comment section for clarification from HOT OSM Indonesia. Thanks bro/sist, they're do what I thinking about during writing of this rant =

My first entry is full of rants and criticism to HOT OSM Indonesia team, the people behind #PDCSurabaya event, who allowed their participant to corrupt and demolished much of Surabaya's data integrity on OpenStreetMap.

Despite all of "hard work" they made, I have discovered that before I partially fixed them (Gedung Keuangan Negara, schools and post office in Central Surabaya, name a few), many of already-good map data in Surabaya on OSM was lost or mangled. Building polygon 'merged' into area polygon as part of relations, and relations have much non-standard basic entries (address, school ownership and others, but I appreciate data additions about buildings although it is inaccurate), making it very difficult to simplify for better rendering on much-universal OSM data-based applications. Also, all third- (kodya), fourth- (kecamatan) and fifth-level (kelurahan) administrative borders are wiped (addition: not just wiping, they REALLY corrupted them. Querying locations around the Surabaya returned with empty Enclosing Features, and showing maxlat uncaught exception error on browser's inspect tool. This is never happened outside Surabaya where administrative borders are preserved). Polygon quality are mixed, mostly poor.

If HOT OSM wishes to make another PDC on other cities in Indonesia, PLEASE RESPECT OLD DATA BEFORE EDITING! It is a valuable basis and example to be copied for the project, not egoistically wiped them for your mangled data, which for me, needs more clarity. Government or individuals must openly provide data to them, to ease their work, especially on administrative border. If you want good example, see what I mostly have done in Denpasar and Amlapura (my hometown). Unfortunately I have no time to do mapping recently due to my own real-life issues.

To be honest, they should go outside the home for REAL survey.

And yeah, OSM Indonesia should expand beyond their disaster preparedness-related agenda, as OSM community in other countries RARELY made OSM just for disaster-related mapping. It is disastrous.

Location: the first entry where I have fixed building/landuse polygon amalgamation issues arising from #PDCSurabaya data demolition party.

== Everyone Sinks Starco ==

Location: Jalan Indrapura, Surabaya, Bululawang, East Java, 60175, Indonesia

Don't just do a mechanical edit, look at the area and look for other mistakes!

Posted by rorym on 8 January 2017 in English (English)

I am using Osmose to find and fix polygon errors in Ireland. I fixed a problem in a golf course in Youghal, Co. Cork. I could have stopped there, and moved on, however the JOSM validator found some errors, so I kept working on that little area. This led me to spot some not great mapping around a school. Some houses tagged with name=Residential Dwelling, that kind of thing. I cleaned up the area. Removed unneeded name tags, fixed tagging of roads etc. I found the mapper, and changeset where this was added, and was able to leave a changeset comment on it. I'm not the first to notice, but maybe this mapper might return to OSM.

So I feel like I have improved the map in this area. I would not have known to look there if I hadn't use a QA tool like Osmose, or the JOSM Validator. However if I was just looking at closed polygons, then I would have stopped as soon as I fixed that polygon, and moved on.

At State of the Map 2016, Frederik Ramm talked about Mechanical Edits, and one problem he finds with mechanical edits is that sometimes people just mechanically and automatically fix the problem that the QA tool has found, rather than looking at the area, or other contributions from the same mapper, and try to fix the larger problem, and fix other problems. There is often talk about more automatic and manual imports, with some suggesting that humans are expensive, let's not use them too often. But you need to have humans there, to find and recognise other mistakes which the tool can miss, as my example shows.

Fuzhou, Fujian Province

Posted by Ghostpayroll on 8 January 2017 in English (English)

Been spending the past 3-4 years exploring various mountain areas in the South of Fuzhou. Great spots for hiking and even more importantly, swimming!!

Yes Fuzhou's summer is super hot! I mean it hits over 40 often. So its nice to hit mountains as much as possible.

Location: 溪源宫南贝越野路段, 可溪, Minhou County, Fuzhou City, Fujian, China

Up and down the Don

Posted by Brian Ronald on 7 January 2017 in English (English)

Spent today on my bike taking geotagged photographs of a local river. Every error along my way, then back home to spend time in JOSM, fixing each one.

The trouble with data imports from sources like the OS is that it just lands on top of the map. Sorting that out is as good an excuse as any for roaming around my local area on my bike taking pictures!

[demo] Emojis in overpass turbo!! 😍😈😃

Posted by mmd on 7 January 2017 in English (English)

Emojis are only a fingertip away on your iPhone... it was only a matter of time until they show up on OSM as well. The following query finds all those emojis - worldwide:

Thanks to tyr_asd for the MapCSS enhanced version below

A bit more serious: how about searching for mixed language names like name=Vinh-Loi Asien-Supermarkt 榮利市場 : check out the following query!

Do you find regular expressions with full Unicode support useful and want to see them in one of the next official Overpass API releases? It's your turn now, vote for it on Github or leave a comment here!

OSM and Wikidata connection

Posted by naveenpf on 5 January 2017 in English (English)

Libre avatars

Posted by strk on 4 January 2017 in English (English)

I recently discovered, a specification for a way to make avatar serving federated. It'd be nice if openstreetmap would support the specification - there are plenty of support libraries to choose from - and finally stop telling every time someone watches my profile...

Mailing list e komunitet shqipfoles OpenStreetMap

Posted by Leeturtle on 3 January 2017 in English (English)

Pamje nga ndërfaqja e mailing list Fatmirësisht gjatë 2016ës komuniteti shipfolës i kontribuesve në OpenStreetMap u rrit ndjeshëm dhe vazhdon të rritet çdo ditë. Një progres i tillë ka nevojë dhe për infrastrukturën e nevojshme për vendimarrje, koordinim si dhe bashkëveprim të kontribuesve. Deri tani ky komunikim bëhej pjesërisht nëpërmjet listës së postës elektronike (mailing list) të Open Labs hackerspace ku janë të angazhuar dhe disa anëtare aktiv të hackerspace-it. Tashmë të gjithë kontribuesit e OpenStreetMap, anëtarë ose jo të Open Labs, mund të përdorin infrastrukturën e ofruar nga OSM për të komunikuar dhe diskutuar rreth çësthjeve të komunitetit duke vizituar Mendoj që ky është një progres i rëndësishëm për zhvillimin e mëtejshëm të komunitetit tonë në Shqipëri dhe në çdo vend ku ka kontribues Shqipfolës.

Routing — Reworked Open Source Routing Machine Setup and Documentation

Posted by daniel-j-h on 3 January 2017 in English (English)

Some days ago we released the latest stable Open Source Routing Machine release: version 5.5. In addition to some neat routing engine features I want to highlight two often overlooked improvements in usability.

Docker Images

We now publish pre-build Docker images for the latest releases to Docker Hub. Setting up your own routing engine and running the HTTP API is now as easy as:


docker run -t -v $(pwd):/data osrm/osrm-backend:v5.5.2 osrm-extract -p /opt/car.lua /data/monaco-latest.osm.pbf
docker run -t -v $(pwd):/data osrm/osrm-backend:v5.5.2 osrm-contract /data/monaco-latest.osrm
docker run -t -i -p 5000:5000 -v $(pwd):/data osrm/osrm-backend:v5.5.2 osrm-routed /data/monaco-latest.osrm

curl 'http://localhost:5000/route/v1/driving/7.436828612,43.739228054975506;7.417058944702148,43.73284046244549?steps=true'

Hooking up the user-facing frontend is a npm install away.

Rendered API Documentation

We now host up-to-date documentation for both the routing engine's HTTP API as well as for the C++ libosrm library doing the heavy-lifting. This is in addition to the existing documentation for the NodeJS wrapper node-osrm.

Check out our re-worked Landing Page and Wiki:

Hopefully this makes it easier to set up OSRM and experiment with OpenStreetMap-based routing. As always I'm more than glad for feedback!

Spreading the credit

Posted by pnorman on 3 January 2017 in English (English)

As one of the more visible people in OpenStreetMap rendering and styling, I get a credit for a lot of the work done in projects like osm2pgsql, OpenStreetMap Carto, and other associated projects, sometimes undeservedly. A lot of people are less visible are doing work that we should be thankful for when looking back over the year, and deserve more credit. Here are three:

Sarah Hoffmann (lonvia)

Sarah is not just the administrator of the OSMF Nominatim server, she is the other maintainer of osm2pgsql, and has been responsible for many of the recent changes, and cleaning up and modernizing the code.

Matthijs Melissen (math1985)

As I’ve tried to step back from some of the maintainer tasks with OpenStreetMap Carto, Matthijs has stepped forward and kept up with the reviews, merges, and coordination.

Bas Couwenberg (sebastic)

Bas does most of the Debian packaging work for OpenStreetMap related software on Debian and Ubuntu. Most OpenStreetMap-related servers out there rely on his packaging work in some way. In 2011 setting up OpenStreetMap servers was a lot more complicated as you had to install many of the components from source

I can think of others, both within projects I contribute to and outside on other projects, but I wanted to keep this list short. Also, like many of my blog posts, this is ending up late and was supposed to be vaguely Christmas themed.

OpenstreetMap Bangladesh: An Year Review & 2017 Resolution

Posted by aHaSaN on 3 January 2017 in English (English)

Dear mappers and members,

Hope the 2016 was a nice year for you with the various events that life given to to you. For OpenStreetMap Bangladesh it was also an eventful year that already nicely summarized by Tasauf. 2016 was special because of the formal academia involvement with OpenStreetMap though I tried to do this in 2014 through world Bank but couldnt do due to the political turmoils in country but finally made it happen in last year by the extension of #Data4Action Project by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society(BDRCS) and YouthMappers program funded by #USAID in Bangladesh. But still it needs more actions to make openstreetmap sustainable in Bangladesh. Hope is more Government and Non Government universities are interested now to join with the initiative and we are now draining deep the knowledge to the community, the new osm leaders from BDRCS are disseminating the knowledge among the community level disaster response team. The local Government leaders also got interested and taking the vibe to show their competitiveness horizontally and to central authority like Mayor. I am sticking with government departments to make them convinced to through their own project countrywide using OSM data and lagging this with the Open Government Data initiative of prime ministers office and A2i what is badly needed for the sustainability of OSM in Bangladesh because without govt monitoring vehicle none of the project rarely sustain in Bangladesh. We are also thinking for a big initiative to make this happen in more organized way. We are already using the OSM data as layer in Government Geospatial data sharing platform where any one can download the OSM data using Overpass turbo and upload as well as a independent layer with feature info.

The thumb rule for data is , "Data have no meaning if there is no use"; so we need to create more use cases for the OSM data being produced with time in Bangladesh otherwise all the initiative will be in vein. We shouldnt wait for disaster to use this data only, therefore we need to use the OSM data in research and innovation. Though very few research are ongoing but not significant.

So, dear community members and mappers, Let me recite the quote of Abraham Linchon "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other ". please think and create more use cases of the OSM data we all are producing for Bangladesh. Make the OSM as your own resolution first.

May the new year that follows be the best you have ever had. Have a blissful new year! Happy 2017 to you and your family.

Ahasanul Hoque

Location: Ghater Bosti, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Dhaka Division, 1207, Bangladesh

Posted by Skippern on 2 January 2017 in English (English)

I have just released the first stable (and complete I hope) version of my script for Python2.7. It reads the GPX files, and analyses the tracks against boundary data in OSM using Overpass, before tagging the script and uploading to your OSM account. It have (as far as I have been able to identify/test) rules for all countries (admin_level=2) currently in the OSM database.

I have done an extensive investigative work to identify the boundary hierarchy in every country, in order for the script to tag as correctly as possible, without testing unnecessary or non-existent levels, testing hieratic in order to do as few tests as possible. I also noted that building Shapely objects for each test was time (and memory) consuming, so I also enabled caching and retrieving the objects from cache using WKB (well known binary) formats, the result is that for a fully cached area, a complete boundary test of a normal length track requires less than 5 calls to Overpass. Longer tracks might still need more calls, and building cache need a lot of traffic to overpass. The script also load-share between the 3 overpass servers with global coverage, and adding further servers should be a small task.

Any suggestions for improvements for the script are welcome. One of the main goals with it have been to get a better understanding of Python2.7, Shapely, and Overpass, and I feel I have succeeded in that task. Any feedback appreciated. v1.0 for py2.7 @ GitHub

Location: Parque Areia Preta, Centro, Guarapari, Microrregião Guarapari, Greater Vitória, Mesorregião Central Espírito-Santense, Espírito Santo, Southeast Region, 29200260, Brazil

The Smallest Street in Thorneywood, Nottingham

Posted by alexkemp on 31 December 2016 in English (English)

I started mapping in March 2016, and began producing these Diary entries based on the results of some of that mapping shortly after.

An October post got a bit of attention:

The Smallest Street in Porchester Gardens, Nottingham

Afterwards, I realised that there was a street much more local to me that was just as short (The Street With NoName). In fact, in many ways it was even odder:

  1. It had no name
  2. It provides service access for not a single house

Many of these no-name streets provide service access to the rear of some flats or houses, and once a week or so the bin-lorries will make use of it. Not this one. The tarmac is in good condition, but nary a vehicle makes use of it.

I only took some pictures today. I'm recovering from 'flu and the pics are bad because of it (not very steady, as I was ‘cough, cough, cough’ all the time):

no-name street

Location: Thorneywood, Sneinton, Wilford, Nottingham, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

OSMBD'2016 : A year in Review...

Posted by tasauf1980 on 31 December 2016 in English (English)

It's been an eventful 2016 for the #OSMBD community altogether. More & more people been introduced to to the #OpenStreetMap platform throughout the year and the community kept on flourishing and more and more vibrant.

Under the inspirational mentor ship of Ahasanul Hoque the #YouthMapper chapters were introduced in the educational institutes. Along with the others the first ever all women university chapter of #YouthMappers was introduced in our country!!! It was quite an achievement to put the spotlight on. We have seen #YouthMappers_DhakaCollege emerging as a formidable unit catching all our eyes with a blast!!! Under the awesome leadership of Sawan Shariar and Atikur Rahman some talented mappers like Ataur Rahman Shaheen has emerged. The team has really been buzzing throughout the later half of the year.

The collaborative effort continued to cooperate with the #Data4Action project by American Red Cross & #BDRCS. Also played supportive role to the DRR project piloted by Asian Development Bank(#ADB) in vulnerable areas at Sirajganj & Barguna District. It was great to see the android application #KOLOROB launched by Save The Children where the #OSMBD community played a significant role in the development process.

As a part of the regular activity, not many but a handsome number of #Mapathon s were successfully organized. Two of the mapper Shamash Arko & Ataur Rahman Shaheen cruising their positions among the top 5 of the missing maps ladder board and the nomination for the community development award @ #SOTM shows the effort & dedication of the community.

The buzz #OSMBD is making throughout the year wouldn't have been possible without the continuous support from the global community. We would like to thank #hotosm, #MissingMaps, #Mapillary, #YouthMappers, #BDRCS & others for their continuous support and inspiration to the community. Also like to convey our gratitude to individuals like Pete Masters, Shamaun Al Noor, Dan Joseph and others for their continuous support. Without you guys having our back the community wouldn't have been as it is now.

And Last but not the Least thanks to all the awesome members, the men(this goes for both boyz & girlz) at arms of this vibrant community to make #OSMBD instrumental. And gratitude and respect to Ahasanul Hoque for being the heart of the community and continuously pumping life to it.

Thank YOU!!!

We did it together! And we can do even MORE!!! Let's get Rolling... and Rock the Globe!!!

The New Days Awaiting...

Location: Vangari Patti, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Dhaka Division, 1207, Bangladesh

Busy mapping again in Batangas City: Meralco/NGCP power lines, POI's and POI names, sports facilities, and buildings for Project NOAH-ISAIAH

Posted by TagaSanPedroAko on 30 December 2016 in English (English)

I am busy mapping Batangas City again this Christmas vacation, as continuation of my task of improving its map since I started to edit OpenStreetMap for most of the time. I have mapped Batangas City in Google Map Maker, but I am more encouraged to map Batangas City in OSM because of better data, in contrast to Google Maps, which I see as worse, as well as the Map Maker shutdown resulting from the "Android pissing on Apple" incident in Pakistan. Thankfully, I discovered OSM and I started to share my knowledge and improve it to its present state.

My updates on mapping Batangas City includes several mapping activities: updating, expanding, and improving the power lines in Batangas City, now focusing on NGCP's 69 kV subtransmission system and 13.8 kV distribution system, and Meralco's 7.97 kV and 13.8 kV distribution system and 69 kV subtransmission system, adding missing and new POI's (adding the first Alfamart branch in Batangas City, some missing POI's in P. Burgos Street at Poblacion, and adding missing businesses around Balagtas, Julian Pastor Memorial Market, and Cuta) and updating some POI's, (renaming the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception to follow the sign outside, verifying the name of a day care center in Cuta, near Saint Bridge College, and adding the name of Eternal Gardens Batangas, which was missing before and missed out by my large-scale mapping activity last year) mapping sports facilities (basketball, badminton, and tennis courts, and a swimming pool in the Batangas Coliseum), and mapping buildings as part of Project NOAH-ISAIAH's task for Batangas (HOT OSM project 1886).

First part is power line mapping, where I continue to expand and improve the electric power distribution system in Batangas City, which includes NGCP's 69 kV subtransmission system and a supplementary 13.8 kV distribution system, and Meralco's 69 kV subtransmission system and the 13.8 kV and 7.97 kV distribution system. Meralco, or the Manila Electric Company, which serves Metro Manila and nearby provinces, distributes electricity to Batangas City and San Pascual, but is isolated from the rest of Meralco's franchise area, with other cities and municipalities around, like Bauan, San Jose, Lobo, Alitagtag, Cuenca, and Lipa being served by the Batangas II Electric Cooperative, a provincial electric cooperative. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines originally supplies Meralco's 13.8 kV and 7.97 kV distribution system through its 69 kV subtransmission system, but, with increasing power demand in Batangas City ("load increase"), power reliability issues on NGCP's existing subtransmission lines, and JG Summit in Simlong requiring higher power demand (see Meralco's 1st quarterly report, 2nd quarterly report, and 3rd quarterly report for 2015), Meralco responded by constructing three subtransmission lines, all operated and owned by the company itself, with two lines (constructed between early 2013 and early 2015) to connect NGCP Batangas Substation in Mahabang Parang with Meralco Batangas City substation , and one line (constructed from mid 2014 to early 2015) to connect Batangas City Substation and JG Summit, with a backup connection with Bolbok Substation, in case of outage of the three subtransmission lines supplying Batangas City Substation are shut down. While I am not yet contributing to OSM, I saw the construction of those lines, with the presence of tall poles laid out at many roads around Batangas City.

While the 230 kV lines of NGCP's transmission system are already OK (power line data already OK and 230 kV switchgear at Batangas Substation fully mapped), I now focus on the subtransmission and distribution systems, either operated by Meralco or NGCP. For Meralco's subtransmission and distribution system, I removed portions of 440 V split-phase lines composed of a neutral instead of two 220 kV lines and a neutral, extended portions of Meralco 69 kV subtransmission lines and further extended an overhead cable leading to a substation inside Saint Bridget College, surveyed distribution transformer locations and info (rating, phases), improved existing distribution circuit relations, especially in Poblacion, where most of those circuits converge, added poles (some used to support a guy wire for a nearby pole) and more information for existing ones, and added more 7.97 kV and 13.8 kV lines in Cuta and Malitam. For NGCP's subtransmission and distribution system, I extended portions of the Batangas - San Miguel Purefoods - Fortune Cement (Lafarge) 69 kV line in Kumintang Ibaba and Balagtas, added portions of 13.8 kV lines in Balagtas, and expanded the 69 kV switchgear at Batangas Substation to accomodate extended 69 kV lines. Along with expanding and improving Meralco and NGCP's power line map in Batangas City, I am gradually retagging poles used on the 69 kV lines, from tower to pole and adding pole designs on most poles on Meralco's distribution lines, as part of possible implementation of an expanded power pole tagging.

Second part of mapping Batangas City is additions/updates on points of interest. First is mapping the first Alfamart branch in Batangas City, found on Recto and Ofelia Building A along M.H. Del Pilar at Barangay 1, Poblacion. After a Mass at Christmas day, we visited Plaza Mabini, ate at KFC near P. Burgos corner A. Evangelista, and bought "puto bumbong" (purple-colored rice cake cooked on bamboo and sold during "Simbang Gabi" or "Misa de Gallo") , "bibingka" (rice pancake), and popcorn from food vendors near the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, exactly at the time of Simbang Gabi. While we are buying puto bumbong and bibingka at the front of the Basilica, I saw an Alfamart sign not far from Plaza Mabini, and it indicated the presence of an Alfamart store. Having that seen while outside, being in field mapping, I decided to map it out, along with some missing POI's I found along P. Burgos when we went to KFC, like a Landbank branch and a Shanghai Siomai kiosk. I have mapped many Alfamart stores, primarily at Cavite and Laguna, since the opening of more stores starting from their entry into the Philippines, after their commercial success at Indonesia, where they started.The following updates aside from the new Alfamart store and additional POI's at P. Burgos are renaming of two POI's, like the Basilica of the Conception and a day care center at "Cuta Journal" area of Cuta, near Saint Bridget College. For the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, I renamed it to follow the sign at the church complex's entrance, but, I have to add the original name as English name (name:en) instead. For the day care center at Cuta Journal, it was previously named as "Lingap Bata Educational Foundation", but re-verifying it on the ground, while we are walking to the Basilica for the Mass, I found the real name. I first saw the real name of the day care center, "Lingap Kalinga sa mga Paslit Educational Foundation" through Google Street View using my cell phone or tablet at my home at San Pedro, but being aware that it cannot be used as a source for OpenStreetMap data, I rather waited to go to Batangas City for vacation and verify it on the ground myself. Following those renaming edits are additions of missing POI's at Balagtas and Cuta. I added a Chinese school, Batangas Kipse Academy (actually "Batangas Kipsi School" on their advertisement along M.H. Del Pilar towards Cuta), the main garages for Alps the Bus at Balagtas, a Suzuki dealer and a trucking company garage and office at Diversion Road,added the name "Eternal Gardens" to the unnamed cemetery at the same barangay. While I am making many sets of edits at Batangas City last year, I missed out that cemetery, with the other cemetery at Concepcion only having the name "Eternal Gardens" since it is added to the map.

Next is mapping some sports facilities, primarily using Bing. Seeing them while browsing Bing imagery to trace, I decided to map them out. Some sports facilities I mapped are basketball courts (at Pallocan West), and the swimming pool at Batangas Coliseum.

And last, I contributed some buildings and building address data for Project NOAH-ISAIAH. My edits since I returned back on mapping for Project NOAH-ISAIAH with changesets using the prescribed edit comment on the Instructions at the OSM Task Manager, but I prefixed the location (in brackets), as I use a changeset comment format used by ianlopez1115 (Ian Lopez), seav (Eugene Allan Villar) and Nate Joshua; however, for the following edits, I used the prescribed edit comment on the instructions, but the first edits having incorrect hashtags, with #hotosm-project-1886 being #hotosmproject-1886. For the later edits, I used the correct hashtag. My contributions for Project NOAH-ISAIAH are buildings in Pallocan West, some barangays in Poblacion, and Balagtas, including adding address info to buildings.

Yet, my mapping activity will continue, with more updates to be done. But, the present aerial imagery that can be used is only Bing, and they are now outdated, that some new developments, like the expanded NGCP Batangas Substation at Mahabang Parang, Camella Solamente at Sorosoro Karsada, and new buildings and POI's along Diversion Road cannot be mapped easily without GPS traces or local knowledge. so, I requested Mapbox for additional imagery to cover Batangas City, along with the remaining part of Lipa, San Jose, Ibaan, Cuenca, and part of Alitagtag. I hope Mapbox will add them at the next year or other times at the near future

Happy mapping!

Location: Duluhan, Cuta, Duluhan, Batangas City, Batangas, Calabarzon, 4200, Philippines

note for clarification

Posted by EdHillsman on 30 December 2016 in English (English)

I tag a lot of features and attributes (mostly bike lanes, trails, speed limits, but buildings and other things too) with source=survey. These are things I have visited and seen, but generally not mapped using GPS.

Bruce Lee Statue

Posted by Belindawish on 30 December 2016 in English (English)

Located at the podium level of the Garden of Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium).

Location: King's Park, Yau Ma Tei, Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 852, China
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