Recent diary entries
Went up Santa Fe Jeep trail near Montezuma, CO. Updated trail and names.
I am very familiar with Rocky Mountain NP after going there every other weekend for 3 years and volunteering there int he summer. I have been trying to update the park area, correcting improperly named areas and so forth.
Nu på torsdag är det Wikifika http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikitr%C3%A4ffar#Wikifika.2C_Stockholm.2C_torsdag_4_september
Wikipedianerna är ett trevligt gäng att umgås med, så jag tänkte gå dit och om det är någon annan OSM:are (nybörjare eller gammal räv) som vill hänga på så är det bara att dyka upp. Så kan vi ha ett litet ex tempore osm-fika.
I've been actively mapping on OSM this summer vacation to complete the map of my hometown. After my effort of 20 changesets in which 2284 ways and 8989 points were contributed, there's just 5 blocks left blank in the town of Mengjin. I intend to finish them before the new semester starting on 7th. It's a pity that the export service is always too busy to be available and the new tiles have not been rendered to the map, so I cannot post the map picture here. :-( Here comes my question. It's about a natural feature which is very common in my area and northwest China. Having read the cliff article in wiki, I don't think it's proper to tag the feature as cliff because the same doubt was put forward in the discussion whether a cliff of around 1-3 meters deep as well as not made of rock but earth can be called a cliff. As far as I know, gully is the depression with nearly vertical scarp as a result of water erosion, which quite suits my situation. Luckily I found the gully article in wiki and used it in my work. The place where I used natural=gully. However this tag in not commonly used by others and not rendered as well. I wonder if what I did was appropriate and need help. And same problem for the agricultural terrace. How do I map that cliff of low depth?
Editeur ID par défaut correct, éditeur Potloatch2 mieux pour ses symboles et sa carte, mais m'a perdu qqs dizaines d'informations suite à un plantage inopiné dans la carte ! Impossible de ré-injecter le fichier XML que j'ai réussi à récupérer... dommage.
J'aimerai savoir quelles sont les applications qui utilisent OSM, en fonction de la réponse, j'investirai plus ou moins de temps sur la création, modification et suppression des données OSM. OC
In previsione del Linux day2014, iniziamo a migliorare il territorio mappato di Legnano
I get the following message when I try to modify and upload.
Version mismatch: Provided 1, server had: 2 of Node 2971031277
How can I fix this?
wie kann ich eine Tabelle mit vielen Koordinaten importieren?
I like trees and I like maps. How can I contribute to detailed mapping on osm of the UK's champion trees (as listed by the Tree Register www.treeregister.org)? I have emailed and then written to the Tree Register with a tentative proposal to help them present a portion of their comprehensive database on openstreetmap, but so far have had no response. Not sure of my next move here, need to think about how best to approach them. Maybe I need to approach a more direct contact?
Are there any tree experts within the OSM community? I guess there must be, but no idea how to get in contact with them. Trees + maps = yum.
I've had a go at using Tilemill to make a custom map of the champion trees in my local park (Tilgate Park in Crawley). There's an enormous amount of CSS required to make stuff look good, and am therefore doubly impressed by things such as the awesome runkeeper presentation at www.mapbox.com/blog/runkeeper-routes/#13/51.0960/-0.1660 Need to find more hours to play with this more. Am currently watching the GitHub feeds of mapbox carto and openstreetmap-carto with one eye.
Regarding the other type of trees, I've uploaded my gedcom wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM (with lat/longs via gedgenie gedgenie.co.uk/) as data into Tilemill. Haven't tried to make it look good yet. Later. More pressingly, I need to formulate some ideas regarding visualisations of locations in family history data with maps, eg, diaspora, timelines, spread of names, families, & etc for my work at www.findmypast.com
Open Historical Map
Think about what I'd like to do regarding OHM www.openhistoricalmap.org How does it fit in with family history? Might we (as in www.findmypast.com) be able to partner or join in somehow? Very pertinent conversation over this past weekend on the OHM list lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/historic regarding recording and storage of family and local histories that might get lost. A colleague has just been given a booklet by a relative, written by her great-great aunt, that was published by Haverhill & District Local History Group - just the kind of thing that potentially gets lost in the mists of time, and has oodles of location based data. Also, backwards-projected dates of planting of champion trees could be plotted?
HOT - Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team
Been to two HOT/MSF/Red Cross map evenings, need to set aside regular time each week to get some squares done. Also thinking about doing a start up HOT mapping event at brother-in-law's pub, to get the handful of regular Crawley OSMers and also some newbies interested in HOT.
I have started to mark POI's and the street names in the Al Muteena area in Dubai. I have modified a few old roads and marked down the new ones.
Rory has recently moved his project to a new domain name ( http://www.townlands.ie/ ) and has invested a lot of time streamlining the code and adding features which mappers and non-mappers can make use of. Id like to thank Rory for his time and effort.
In true Open Source spirit, Rory has released the code to the community. The source code is on github: https://github.com/rory/osm-irish-townlands/ Should you wish to get involved, please request new features or report problems via github's 'issues': https://github.com/rory/osm-irish-townlands/issues?state=open
A small cadre convened at the Lesotho Embassy in Dublin on Saturday 30 August to focus on keeping up the momentum on this great initiative. Facilities were graciously provided by the embassy and we were hard at work in short order. Hot Task Manager remains a superb tool for keeping the team directed and also providing motivating progress feedback. A rapid, round the room decision was made to focus on the rural task and attempt to move that one forward in a concentrated effort. We were challenged with some network connectivity issues that emerged during the process which conveniently divided efforts between editing and validating based on technological affordances. This arose as IDEditor seemed to place demands on the firewall and the OSM API that prevented certain participants from bei able to get feature updates in real time. Lesson: test all components of the process in situ in advance whenever possible to identify such limitations. As it was it probably was serendipitously beneficial to the process. Through a supremely solid effort we succeeded in breaking the 30% task accomplished threshold. Additionally we had 4% of the overall task validated as well.
The August version of JOSM is now available as version 7480 :)
This version brings a ton of enhancements and bug fixes, especially in map rendering, here's the changelog:
- Map styles:
- better view on low zooms (shrink nodes, hide texts and icons)
- unification of font rendering on all systems (new
- better label placement inside areas (ex:
- display real speed limit on
- display name of
- more prominent label for
- user-settings for mapcss mappaint styles
Nas a new shortcut for Move Node onto Way action
- add offline mode with new command line argument
- Presets/Map styles:
- new icons for
natural=peak + tourism=viewpoint
- new styles for
- new presets:
- updated presets:
- removed presets:
- new icons for
nearclickplugins are deprecated
- core changes for better integration of
- Check MapCSS assertions in local rules (new option
- Check MapCSS assertions in local rules (new option
- Improved performance of multipolygon computation
- WMS: Improved exception handling. Proper message is now displayed on tiles
- show undo/redo buffers state in Command Stack dialog
- ask for JOSM update in case of crash with old version
- add last error/warning messages to bug reports
- Linux: add .desktop and AppData files
- OS X: use native look-and-feel by default
- Incomplete menus on small resolutions
- Text rendering issues on OS X
Remember we're still holding a logo contest until 30th of September :)
Many broken and missing streets. Correcting and mapping ....
August 2014 was a busy month, we unveiled our Mapping Botswana website officially on August 12th, the 10th birthday of OpenStreetMap, and several new contributors joined the cause.
The map below shows the nearly 70 locations, some large and some small, that were updated during the month.
Nearly exhaustive list:
- Bokaa Dam
- Chadibe, Central Mahalapye
- Chadibe, Central Tutume
- Dikgathlong Dam
- Etsha 1
- Groote Laagte
- Khama Rhino Sanctuary
- Letsibogo Dam
- Lotsane Dam
- Malotwana Siding
- Martin's Drift
- McCarthy's Rust
- Moremi Game Reserve
- Ntimbale Dam
- Sand Road
- Shashe Dam
- Tau Pan Camp
The London OSM community is quite active having their regular pub meetups, so it was exciting for me to attend their 10th anniversary celebration, which was held at The Artillery Arms. Intentionally held near the Barbican Centre, where Wikimania 2014 was held, the party had a pretty good mix of people from the OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia communities. It was really great meeting people and talking about OSM over pints of ale and beer.
They all seem to have been deleted or edited away in the last month.
Just back from cardrona to add the missing whitestar and valley quad and where there was trail maps there is now nothing.
I have all the gps traces so I can recreate them but where have they gone ?
This is good news for people who have been tracing tracks in remote areas that didn't have bing imagery or gps tracks recorded.
Mapbox Satellite is visible as an available background in the Potlatch 2 editor.
Kartografski prikaz projekata u OSM formatu
I have added a ton of data to Cypress Cay, Fort Myers, FL and Gateway Elementary School, which is next door. Before I continue, I'd like some feedback on what I have added. I am relatively new to this, so I just need to know what I am doing wrong/right. Please check it out and give feedback.