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Points of interest in the town of Lefkas

Posted by evgaios on 1 July 2015 in Greek (Ελληνικά)

Συμπληρωματικά δεδομένα σημεία ενδιαφέροντος για τήν πόλη της Λευκάδας του ομώνυμου νησιού. Ομάδα αλλαγών: 32333358 Additional data points of interest for the city of Lefkada island tha. Group changes: 32333358

Unknown Pleasures

Posted by dekstop on 1 July 2015 in English (English)

Unknown pleasures preview (Sneak preview of new data visualisation work. While playing with HOT-related time series data I realised that Harold D. Craft's classic visualisation technique was a very suitable means of illustrating certain temporal patterns...)

Hotel Norsi

Posted by Norsi Hotel on 30 June 2015 in Spanish (Español)

Como llegar...

Location: 9 de Diciembre, Chilca, Huancayo, Junín, 12001, Perú

Салон-магазин ATLANT в Новополоцке

Posted by samrustem on 30 June 2015 in Russian (Русский)
Location: Промзона Коптево, Новополоцк, Витебская область, 211444, Беларусь

PANNEAUX PHOTOVOLTAIQUES

Posted by olivierbcr on 30 June 2015 in French (Français)

Bonsoir,

Comment nommer, après les avoir tracés, les panneaux photovoltaïques (ppv) ?

De manière plus générale, comment ajouter un type de bâtiment ou une activité, qui n'existent pas en bibliothèque ?

Cordialement à tous,

Olivier

Location: Chemin PERDIGON, Flassans-sur-Issole, Brignoles, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France métropolitaine, 83340, France

Me encanta viajar jugando al poker

Posted by raulgracia on 30 June 2015 in Spanish (Español)

Soy jugador profesional de poker y por ello viajo por todo el mundo descubriendo nuevas ciudades. Espero aportar mi pequeño granito de arena.

Primeras impresiones con Mapillary

Posted by humano on 30 June 2015 in Spanish (Español)

Mapillary

Hace un tiempo conocí el proyecto Mapillary que promete convertirse en un StreetView mas libre que el de Google.

Decidí darle una oportunidad e intentar trabajar con su plataforma dentro de mi flujo de trabajo en OSM, la excusa apropiada fue el trabajo de cartografía en crisis que realizamos con el grupo HOT Colombia para la emergencia por deslizamientos en Salgar.

La APP para Android

Lo bueno

Esta aplicación promete ser una buena herramienta para capturar información en terreno, pues se programa para tomar imágenes con la cámara del teléfono móvil y usa el GPS y la brújula de aparato para hacer la magia y subirlas con nuestro usuario a Mapilarry, en teoría no tendríamos que preocuparnos por el post-proceso de las imágenes. la app post-procesa la imagen offline y genera un paquete que subirá cuando tengamos acceso a una conexión WIFI.

Lo malo

El caso de uso de la aplicación pretende que destinemos nuestro teléfono solo para ello, pues no podrás (por sentido práctico) usar el móvil para otras tareas mientras estas grabando una secuencia con la aplicación. La app tiene problemas de usabilidad, no he podido hacer una panorámica con ella y está poco auto-documentada.

Evaluación

Es una buena alternativa para el mapero casual que se encuentra en un lugar que quiere mapear y solo tiene su teléfono móvil para registrar unos cientos de metros de un lugar turístico o comercial.

La aplicación web

Una alternativa al uso de la app de android es la interface web para subir las imágenes que previamente hemos tomado y georeferenciado por medio de su pagina web, es una alternativa mas poderosa pero puede hacer colapsar el navegador al intentar subir algunos cientos de imágenes al tiempo, pues da responsabilidad al navegador del cliente con javascript como la lectura de metadatos exif de las imágenes.

Evaluación

Es una buena alternativa para el mapero medio que hace un recorrido de uno o dos kilómetros, lo graba con una cámara de vídeo FullHD, lo exporta a fotogramas (100 o 200 ) y los georeferencia con una traza GPX tomada con un GPS o una app del teléfono.

Lo mejorable

Mapillary aún no está preparada para los maperos intensos que podemos generar de 5.000 a 10.000 imágenes en un recorrido y hacemos colapsar la aplicación web desde el navegador con esa magnitud.

Soluciones

He estado en conversaciones con Claudio Cossio quien se ha convertido en mi mentor en Mapillary y con Johan Gyllenspetz uno de sus fundadores y les he comentado todas estas inquietudes que he tenido sobre la plataforma. En estos momentos nos encontramos buscando una solución para los problemas, quizá el desarrollo de un proceso que usando FTP para que se puedan subir grandes cantidades de fotos y se post-procesen en los servidores, otra alternativa es el uso de un conector a MEGA.nz por el que se pueda compartir con ellos las imágenes.

Conclusión

Le sigo dando la oportunidad con mucha paciencia a Mapillary pues creo que es un proyecto de esos bonitos que pueden crecer y ser muy útiles, claro que ese crecimiento a futuro depende de que puedan conquistar a los maperos intensos que somos finalmente los que estamos en capacidad de aportar los millones de imágenes que necesitan para competir con streetview y esa conquista depende de puedan darnos herramientas eficientes e integradas con OSM para no redundar en el flujo de trabajo y que se conviertan mas en una ayuda para mapear y menos en tareas adicional. Creo que los avances en el plugin de JOSM los lleva por buen camino.

Mapeamento histórico em grupo

Posted by Edil Queiroz de Araujo on 29 June 2015 in Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)

Nesta sexta, dia 26 de junho de 2015, fizemos um mapeamento histórico em grupo para registrar um pouquinho sobre a cultura e o passado de Ribeirão Grande. Da ideia de nosso grupo surgiu um novo projeto, um projeto coletivo formado por pessoas e parceiros interessadas em reunir e compartilhar a cultura e a história local.

O principal foco dessa atividade foi fazer um registro de alguns locais que fazem parte da história da região. Eles se encontram em terras de bairros como Barro Branco, Passagem e Charol, muitas delas que agora pertencem a empresas para exploração mineral. Isso significa que a paisagem poderá mudar bastante e esses locais podem deixar de existir. Saiba mais http://projetorgm.com.br/blog/mapeamento/coleta-de-dados/mapeamento-historico-em-grupo/

Location: Barro Branco, Ribeirão Grande, Microrregião de Capão Bonito, Mesorregião de Itapetininga, São Paulo, Região Sudeste, Brasil

gpx osmand directe upload Memo

Posted by PostBrenger__BAG on 29 June 2015 in Dutch (Nederlands)

Bij Mijn Routes tikken op - Toon Alles, bij rec zoeken naar track (onderste ?) drie puntjes uploaden

Outreachy - Week Five

Posted by Arushi Vashist on 29 June 2015 in English (English)

Dear all,

Here is my weekly report on my Outreachy project.

#Week No: Five

##Target Milestone: Setting up repositories, choosing technologies and studying the code-base, revising the mockup of Export Tool

###Summary: Some touchups were done in the mockup, visual tag chooser option was removed and the preset tags were given a tree structure etc. My mentor Mhairi and me were in touch with Brian to ask him about the Export Tool API and how we could help. We also discussed the Tasking Manager repository and planned to use its existing framework for the Export Tool.

Viajando por el mundo

Posted by doctorjekyll on 29 June 2015 in Spanish (Español)

Soy publicista y viajo por todo el mundo, espero poder aportar al proyecto y descubrir nuevos sitios.

First Major Edits

Posted by KoHoSo on 28 June 2015 in English (English)

Today is the first time I've done what I consider to be "major" updates to OSM. This was mostly adding "new" and/or previously unmarked roads in the eastern section of Lake Arrowhead, California. That whole portion of the map near Papoose Lake was a bit of a mess so I'm glad to contribute that along with two relatively new park areas...if they stay put.

I haven't added to OSM much for a while. This is because I added an area in my home town of Crestline that was removed with no reason or explanation. That made me angry because I took great care to learn how to properly add an area and included a source for what I added.

At least all of the "points" I have added still seem to be there as well as a minor road correction I specifically remember. With what I mentioned above, I'm also putting more points (businesses and such). The western side of the San Bernardino Mountains communities are nowhere near as well filled in as the Big Bear area to the east so I sort of hate to not continue to contribute as I can in filling in points and a few roads here and there that aren't exactly correct. I'm just hoping they stay there or I can at least find an explanation as to why somebody deletes something I put in.

Location: Springy Path, Crestline, San Bernardino County, California, 92407, United States of America

State of the Map Scotland

Posted by Hawkeye on 28 June 2015 in English (English)

sotms15

OpenStreetMap Scotland welcomes you,

Join us in Edinburgh between 30 Sep-4 Oct, to explore how people are using OpenStreetMap across the country and beyond.

We have a number of events aimed at different interests groups including community mapping, map developers, international development and map makers:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_Scotland_2015

Please register for Friday, Saturday and Sunday events here (you can select which days you wish to attend):

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/state-of-the-map-scotland-2015-tickets-15981830084

Sign up now to avoid disappointment. Can't make it? - worry not, the conference will be streamed. Although, you'll have to be there in person to experience the flying drones or guided tour of the national map library!

Thank you from

OpenStreetMap Scotland

hashtag #sotms15

Sponsors:

www.skyscanner.net www.eegeo.com

Location: Calton, Canongate, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Veränderungen

Posted by Skinfaxi on 28 June 2015 in German (Deutsch)

Fast ein Jahr lang lag das mappen ein wenig auf der Seite und ich war nicht sehr viel unterwegs im Gelände. Nun wieder mehr draussen merkt man, wieviele Veränderungen es gibt: Der Jäger hat gewechselt und die vielen unnötigen Hindernisse und Absperrungen wurden entfernt. Ausserdem wurden beim Sixgöl neue Waldwege gebaut. Auf einigen Lichtungen wurden die Wirtschaftswege entfernt, der Boden aufgelockert (ist nur sehr schwierig passierbar) und die Wege zugepflanzt.

Auch wenn Schweden wohl stufenweise seine Geodaten frei gibt, wird die OSM noch Ihre Berechtigung haben - so schnell und schwarmintellegent werden ie Daten wohl nicht angepasst.

Jetzt ist die Karte jedenfalls wieder auf einem aktuelleren Stand.

Losing faith in OpenStreetMap

Posted by Andy Street on 27 June 2015 in English (English)

As a member of the OSM community for over nine years it is hard for me to admit but I've lost interest in contributing data to the project. I regularly spot stuff that needs mapping and I'm still subscribed to the mailing lists but I've not made an edit in months.

When I first joined OSM the map around me was a blank slate and all of my efforts were focused on collecting the bare minimum to create a functioning map (highway type, street names, basic points of interest, etc.). Getting out and about surveying streets was enjoyable and the OSM tagging system handled these basic details rather well. Over time as the number of missing features decreased and my attention shifted to improving the level of detail collected.

All was well for some time but as the level of detail increased so did the number of conflicts with other mappers and I have been increasingly aware of the limitations of the current tagging system. Some of the things I have learnt during this time include:

  • "Breaking" the the standard rendering is unacceptable and valid data will be removed to "fix" it.
  • Tagging uses a system of implied defaults that can change based on context, location and contributor understanding.
  • Explicitly stating implied tags (or even measurement units) for the avoidance of doubt is considered wasteful and will be removed.
  • Generic tags such as "name" or "ref" can be ambiguous when a single element describes multiple things (e.g. highway and bridge or shop and building).
  • Once a tag is adopted it is virtually impossible to change as data consumers will require a critical mass of mappers before adopting the change and vice versa.
  • There is no definitive tag owner to settle disputes. The community is supposed to reach a consensus but this doesn't always happen.

As a result I am no longer convinced that OSM - in its current form - is capable of becoming the high quality data set that I aspired to help build. I've got a basic idea of how tagging might be improved but given the levels of inertia I am loathed to pursue it.

OpenStreetMap Workshop at FEU Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines

Posted by GOwin on 27 June 2015 in English (English)

Note: The original, and unabridged version of this message is a G+ post [0].

If you are monitoring #OpenStreetMap changesets from the #Philippines , you may have noticed a common changeset comment from week 25 of 2015 (15th-19th June or so)

The ResultMaps from neis-one.org report the following outcomes for the hashtag #osmfeu2015 [1] Information for #osmfeu2015 Number of OSM Contributors: 43 Number of Map Changes: 30,218 Total number of Changesets: 1,376

The FEU Institute of Technology [1] and the the Map the Philippines initiative of Ms. Celina Agaton [2] recently concluded a training workshop for FEU Tech affiliates (I.T. and engineering students and faculty) . Also with +Celina Agaton are some of AidData Summer Fellows who are in the Philippines to work along with Celina's number of mapping initiatives. Amy, Daniella, Emily, Lu and Prabesh [4]. Some OSM-PH mappers participated as facilitators: +Feye Andal (@ feyeandal) +Julius Bañgate (@ jmbangate), +Dianne Bencito (@dichapabe), +Rally de Leon (@rally) and myself,@GOwin.

At the end of the event, we asked for voluntary participants for an anonymous survey and over-all, the participants reported to have had very positive learning experience from the workshop. More than half of the respondents expressed their interesting in doing more field mapping activities. So, if you guys are planning any mapping parties soon, you know where to find them.

And if you find new edits in your area, and they happen to be from the #osmfeu2015 guys, please be gentle with them. For now. :D

The small group discussions had been interesting for me, especially with those who are now considering #OpenSource data from #OpenStreetMap for their own academic or personal projects. I collected baseline contributor data from this workshop and hope to evaluate the effectiveness of the engagement a few months down the road. If any of you are interested in this kind of thing, let me know how we can work together.

We were told that almost a hundred people signed up for the activity. Personally, I am happy to know that there are that many people who find the topic interesting. However, I'm also glad that we didn't get as much participants because we would have had a rough time managing the class because there weren't enough experienced mappers who can help facilitate and direct small group discussions.

For the closing activities, we came up with a few interesting awards based on contributor metrics: The Map-chine (for the participant who made the most number of edits during the workshop), The Beast Mapper (for the participant who contributed the most varied type of features, and the JOSM Padawan (for the participant who made the most number of edits using JOSM).

I took a few snaps [5] but expect the workshop organizers to release their official photos soon. :)

Many thanks to the organizers, the host, and to fellow participants who made this possible.

[0] https://plus.google.com/+WinOlario/posts/2bw56neXHC3 [1] http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-changesets?comment=osmfeu2015#5/13.753/122.124 [2] http://www.feutech.edu.ph/ [3] http://aiddata.org/aiddata-summer-fellows [4] https://goo.gl/photos/b7sGziWhrmqJdDCVA

Location: San Miguel, Sixth District, Manila, Metro Manila, 1005, Philippines

2000 edições no OSM

Posted by Ivaldo on 27 June 2015 in Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)

Completei 2000 edições no OSM. Na verdade não ligo muito para isso e nem sabia que se contava o que os usuários faziam, mas depois um outro colaborador me informou.

Atualmente estou focado na delimitação dos bairros de Campo Grande/MS e seus milhares de parcelamentos, juntamente com o colaborador muzito. Acho que vamos acabar logo, pois ele está bem empolgado.

Gosto muito de trabalhar em equipe, pois o trabalho flui melhor. Além disso os colaboradores daqui - embora muitos - são bem inativos.

Google translation....

2000 editions in OSM

Completed 2000 editions in OSM. In fact I do not care much for it and did not even know whether to tell what users did, but then another employee informed me.

I am currently focused on the delimitation of the field neighborhoods Grande / MS and its thousands of installments along with Muzito employee. I think we will end soon, because he is well motivated.

I love to work in teams, because the work flows better. In addition employees here - though many - are very inactive.

Encontro OSM Brasília - Julho 2015

Posted by wille on 26 June 2015 in Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)

Após alguns meses sem atividade, vamos retomar os encontros da comunidade OpenStreetMap Brasília. Dessa vez, o local de encontro será no Café da Caixa Cultural (Setor Bancário Sul), no dia 04 de Julho, às 16 horas.

Nossos encontros são uma oportunidade para conversarmos sobre o OpenStreetMap e mapas em geral e para novos colaboradores de integrarem ao projeto. Depois de nos encontrarmos, sairemos para mapear o Setor de Autarquias Sul.

Quem puder, leve um smartphone ou tablet ou papel e caneta para anotações durante a sessão de mapeamento.

Para mais informações, contate @WilleMarcel no telegram ou @_wille no twitter.

http://wowik.000space.com/routes/ru-oms/index.htm

Posted by Dmitry Y on 26 June 2015 in Russian (Русский)

есть 40% found

Veresegyház Fürj utca nyomvonala rossz!

Posted by RBaggio on 26 June 2015 in Hungarian (Magyar)

Valójában: Patak utca - Fácán utca - Sirály utcánál enyhe jobb kanyar - Névtelen utca kereszteződésénél élesen jobbra kanyarodik, és a Rigó utcáig tart. Furcsa nyomvonal, a az 1970-es években a terület parcellázáskor még ez volt az ésszerű.

Location: Tópart, Veresegyház, Veresegyházi kistérség, Pest megye, Közép-Magyarország, Magyarország
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