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Fermate SAF Udine

Posted by Gabriele Dri on 16 April 2016 in Italian (Italiano)

16/4: aggiunte tutte le fermate della Linea 1: solo localizzazione fermata e nome con formato "lungo". Nessuna altra indicazione quale pensilina/riparo/panchina, nè tag ref=n°fermata.

National Missing Maps mapathon

Posted by escada on 16 April 2016 in English (English)

Today, the geography departments of 7 Belgian universities organised a national missing map mapathon. We had about 190 subscriptions divided over 7 locations in Ghent, Brussels, Namur, Liège and Leuven. The organizers had contacted the press (written, radio and TV). So after hearing about the mapathon on the radio a few more people show up.

The team in Ghent

We were lucky enough to find enough experienced mappers to give introductions and help the people in all locations. I had the honor to do that for the session in Ghent. This was my first time, after just helping out on 2 previous missing map parties.

A chat channel was set up so the organisers could stay in contact and around noon we had Pete Masters tuning via Skype to give some background on the projects.

Video chat with the other teams and Pete Masters

The original plan was to map in Swaziland, but on Thursday Pete asked us whether we could work on South Kivu, because they need a map of this area for teams that leaving on Tuesday for a vaccination program against measles. We were more than willing to switch projects. We started around 10am, and by noon all three tasks were finalized.

In the afternoon we worked on some other projects (among them the original one in Swaziland)

Unfortunately, I cannot give you the final numbers, as I was still helping hope some people that showed up after hearing about the mapathon on the radio. I believe more than 23.000 buildings were mapped during the day. Hopefully someone else will report about this.

We also had a visit from the national TV, and they had a pretty long item in their journal at 1pm. the tv team

You can the see the result here (in Dutch). You can also listen to one of the radio interviews.

I would like to thank everybody (mappers, approvers, the universities and the "tutors") for this wonderful experience. Hope the see you again.

Location: St.-Pieters-Aalst, Gent, Ghent, Gent, East Flanders, Flanders, 9000, Belgium

Australia/New Zealand Maps for Garmin - address search problem

Posted by Saffer on 16 April 2016 in English (English)

Hi there

First time here, and super impressed!

I was trying to bring my Nuvi 2200 to life again, and I found this happy days!

However I am not able to search for an address or town - in the Where To? section of the GPS. This function works well when searching within New Zealand, but not in Australia...So I joined OpenStreetMap with the hopes of being able to repair the problem, but alas I do not know where to start, please can someone help!

Thank you!

A walk to the 'Cockburn Coast' development

Posted by Sam Wilson on 16 April 2016 in English (English)

I went for a walk yesterday, to see what I could see: Trace

I was not stopped by this sentry ('though she was about 100 mm long so I did duck off around the other side of the shrub):


And carried on to map this lovely bit of path:


A while later I found that Cockburn Road has been temporarily realigned while it's being improved (should at least be a tiny bit safer to cycle along once it's all done).

There are a few new roads being built in this area, so I've added stubs for these on the maps pending someone getting in there with a GPS at some point.

Reinforcement Parade

The rest of my photos are on Flickr (and are geocoded, for easier browsing for later verification of any edits).

Location: North Coogee, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Findings rivers that you can add to a waterway relation

Posted by rorym on 15 April 2016 in English (English)

Waterway relations

The waterway=river tag is used in OSM on ways that make up a river. Like many things in OSM, an actual river will almost certainly be split up into many individual ways. Luckily there is a waterway relation. You can create one relation for each actual river, and then add all the ways that make up the river into that relation. Data consumers can then easily work with one object for a river and reason about it. (e.g. How long is it? What countries is this river in? What other rivers flow into it?)

Using Overpass to find missing waterway relations

Adding rivers to the relation is easy enough. But how do you know how to find them? Overpass Turbo can be used for that.

This overpass query will show you all the rivers in a bbox which are candidates for a waterway relation:

  // all ways that are tagged river, and have a name
  // minus all the ways that are in a relation
  ( relation["type"="waterway"]({{bbox}}) ; > );
// print results
out body;
out skel qt; 

It find all ways with the waterway=river or waterway=stream tag, that also have a name tag, and it excludes all ways that are already in a type=waterway relation.

Loading into JOSM

When you have run that query in Overpass Turbo, you can export the result to JOSM using the remote control feature of JOSM.

However JOSM has a very useful "Download from Overpass API" feature for loading data direct into JOSM, if you want to avoid your browser having to load and display a massive amount of data. However you must use a slightly different overpass format. Instead of {{bbox}} use bbox. This is the query you need for JOSM:

  // all ways that are tagged river, and have a name
  // minus all the ways that are in a relation
  ( relation["type"="waterway"](bbox) ; > );
// print results
out meta;
out meta;


Some examples of waterway relations:

New Zealand road network and address point open data

Posted by MapMakinMeyers on 15 April 2016 in English (English)

New OSM Postgis Script - Count the number of Restaurants inside each admin_level=4 polygon

Posted by baditaflorin on 14 April 2016 in English (English)

This script works in 2 parts.

1. First it will generate from the osm.pbf file the list with all the admin_level=4 (al_4)

Then it will remove the ones that are not closed. Then it will make a polygon from each al_4, using the ST_BuildArea

After it will have a inner join that will search for all the nodes and ways that are a restaurant.

2. Then, using st_contains we are searching to see in what polygon each restaurant fits.

Took 4 seconds to do it for Romania

You can find the query here

| Admin_level_4 | Count | |----------------------|-------| | Municipiul București | 505 | | Cluj | 249 | | Constanța | 217 | | Iași | 155 | | Prahova | 128 | | Brașov | 124 | | Timiș | 121 | | Mureș | 109 | | Hunedoara | 88 | | Sibiu | 78 | | Arad | 74 | | Galați | 68 | | Buzău | 56 | | Neamț | 53 | | Harghita | 53 | | Dolj | 52 | | Argeș | 47 | | Bihor | 41 | | Covasna | 38 | | Ilfov | 36 | | Brăila | 35 | | Vâlcea | 33 | | Alba | 32 | | Maramureș | 29 | | Suceava | 28 | | Bacău | 28 | | Mehedinți | 28 | | Caraș Severin | 26 | | Călărași | 22 | | Tulcea | 22 | | Olt | 20 | | Satu Mare | 19 | | Gorj | 18 | | Dâmbovița | 16 | | Giurgiu | 13 | | Ialomița | 13 | | Botoșani | 13 | | Bistrița-Năsăud | 12 | | Vaslui | 11 | | Vrancea | 11 | | Teleorman | 7 | | Sălaj | 5 |

Worlds largest city that cannot be reached by road

Posted by PlaneMad on 13 April 2016 in English (English)

Iquitos is a city of 370,000 in the middle of Amazon jungles of Peru without a road connection with the outside world. Found it while investigating routing failures in OSRM.

Here's a great travelogue of this fascinating place while trying to research possible car ferry connections. There are none.

Maps lead you to interesting places :)

Location: Bellavista Nanay, Iquitos, Maynas, Loreto, Peru

Mapping turn lanes in San Francisco, Washington DC and Los Angeles

Posted by Jothirnadh on 13 April 2016 in English (English)

San Francisco, Washington DC and Los Angeles just got 51,385 turn lanes added to the map over the last 3 months. This was part of the push by the Mapbox data team to enrich OSM for better navigation and guidance.

screen shot 2016-04-13 at 3 15 06 pm Turn lanes added in LA

All the mapping tasks were coordinated and documented on GitHub. We're simultaneously working to create a navigation mapping guide to consolidate a lot of documentation on the wiki with added context for the areas we work on. This should make it easy for new mappers improve OSM in their areas and also help potential users of the map data understand the tagging model. The comments and suggestions from the community helped us a lot in improving the guide and to speed-up the mapping process.

screen shot 2016-04-01 at 5 40 09 pm Split up of turn lanes added

Please share your feedback on our changesets or at the Mapbox/mapping repository.

Happy Mapping!

My mapping progress in San Pedro, Laguna

Posted by TagaSanPedroAko on 13 April 2016 in English (English)

The map of San Pedro, Laguna in OpenStreetMap is still incomplete in many aspects. Places, businesses, and schools have been missing or still unnamed. Although I am currently a resident of San Pedro, I have no chance of exploring other parts of my city for mapping here other than my knowledge or a physical survey of areas I have been.

But, mapping the area is progressing slowly with my contributions. On Barangay Landayan, I am able to add a few places, like a 7-Eleven branch, an Alfamart branch, and a small school, to name a few. But soon, with me have been back to Landayan to visit the Santo Sepulcro Shrine, the home of "Lolo Uweng", I am able to add more, like some local businesses. With a chance to take a route passing through barangays Pacita I, Chrysanthemum, San Vicente, Calendola, Sampaguita, and GSIS Village (I though of these being a part of Barangay San Antonio, but actually a separate barangay), I got the advantage to map a few places, like a BPI branch, a Ministop branch, two Alfamart stores, some schools (Laguna Northwestern College in Pacita I, and Diwalan Christian Academy and Jesus the Risen Savior School).

Also, I am able to fix the boundaries of San Pedro with the city of Dasmariñas, and a part of San Pedro's boundary with Biñan, but a part still needs to be fixed.

Along with city boundary fixing, I am working on barangay boundaries, starting with San Antonio and San Vicente. The former is inaccurate, but with discovering GSIS Village, I made fixes to the current boundary. San Vicente's boundary is mainly accurate, based on the boundary after the separation of Pacita I and Pacita II.

Still, I do not have a chance to go on the southwestern part of San Pedro (which includes the barangays of Langgam, Riverside, United Bayanihan, and United Better Living) and the northeastern part (includes the barangays of Cuyab and San Roque). Currently, schadow1 is working on adding places on the southwest part of San Pedro as part of mapping for #ProjectNOAH by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

Indoor Mapping of malls in the Philippines

Posted by TagaSanPedroAko on 13 April 2016 in English (English)

I see maps of malls in the Philippines, in OpenStreetMap showing only places, but not the paths to take to reach them. And to solve this, I am mapping the paths to take, but with malls having more than one floor, pathways on the mall may differ by floor, and mapping every floor may be considered.

I am involved in some indoor mapping on some malls in the Philippines. But, indoor mapping is not only limited to one floor; I am mapping every floor to counter some challenges in indoor maps, like unrealistic routing.

I am currently working on indoor mapping of shopping malls in Muntinlupa, with one nearly complete, two incomplete, and one not yet started. Places are also added, closed, or moved every time, so, they need regular updating.

Challenges include mapping mall parking lots with more than one floor, places on other floors and the mapping of the paths inside. Mapping parking lots with more than one floor can be somewhat difficult, and it may have effect on routing. Places inside malls may be on other floors, so, I add the "layer" tag on a place. Paths inside malls may differ by floor level, so, I add every path on each floor, plus the stairs or escalators, to prevent routing making an unrealistic route.

I can only map a few, mostly I have been several times, and this may be helpful to those interested in indoor mapping of malls in the Philippines, and even in other countries.

Please see this example, that I have been working with

New category for osm postgis scripts

Posted by baditaflorin on 12 April 2016 in English (English)

I have added a new category , Statistics to the OSM PostGIS Script Repository

For example, using this quick query you can get a year by year statistic about the last time when a building was edited. You can see the result for Romania here :

Rota de ônibus

Posted by dclarks on 12 April 2016 in Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)

Great Wall of China at Mu Tian Yu

Posted by bowfinger26 on 12 April 2016 in English (English)

I am just back from a trip to China. It is a busy place, so I was not too surprised that some of the material didn't quite reflect the current status. One of which is the Great Wall of China at Mu Tian Yu. Has anyone else been there recently? I just realised that the visitor centre is brand new and not on the high-res satellite image material. Also, the roads in Huairou, which is an important town if you want to get to Mu Tian Yu by bus, has changed significantly with a large roundabout entirely replaced by a mere crossing (affects bus lines). Also, it turns out, the Express Bus 936 Kuai is not mapped. As are a large number of local buses, also in Beijing. OSM was of great help for travelling, btw.

Location: Mutianyu Road, Beigoucun, Huairou District, Beijing, China

Einbinden neuer Strassen

Posted by HOKKuem on 12 April 2016 in German (Deutsch)

Hallo Bolger,

hat jemand Lust und entsprechende Erfahrung dieses Neubaugebiet ein zu pflegen


hier der offizielle Plan

Location: Rammersweier, Offenburg, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Offenburg, Ortenaukreis, Regierungsbezirk Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

Re-tagging quadrant routes in Pennsylvania, USA from `ref` -> `ref:penndot` (Part 3)

Posted by oini on 12 April 2016 in English (English)

Continuing from the previous diary post.

We have successfully re-tagged all quadrant routes (4-digit route numbers) in Pennsylvania with the pattern ref=SR **** to ref:penndot=SR ****

A total of 134 remaining ways yet to be retagged for various reasons: * 9 ways have ref=SR **** along with values like ref=T*** , ref=PA ***, ref=Historic PA **** * 53 ways have ref=PA ****

screen shot 2016-04-11 at 1 00 37 pm

As these are edge cases, we hope that the local mappers from Pennsylvania can look into each route and decide how it should be retagged if required. If you have any feedback on the previous retagging or want to propose a mass retagging, feel free to drop a comment on the mapping task tracker that our team can look into.

Special thanks to rickmastfan67 who provided his valuable inputs during the retagging.

Thrissur Kole Wetland

Posted by manojkmohan on 11 April 2016 in English (English)

One of my dream is to map all Kol padavu in Thrissur-Ponnani Kole Wetlands. 13,640 ha (33,700 acres) Thrissur Kole Wetlands Starting From my Paddy Ombathumuri Padavu, Adat. Its a 100+ Acre and land holded by 64 farmers.
Ombathumuri Kole

Location: Punkunnam, Thrissur, Kerala, India

A missing zoo!

Posted by Harry Wood on 11 April 2016 in English (English)

I just got back from a holiday in Brazil. We were over there with the new baby, so we hadn't planned anything too ambitious travel wise. Just visiting the family in São Paulo. I should say in Guaruhlos, which is a smaller big city inside of, or outside of the massive city of São Paulo, depending on who you ask (It's really all part of the same sprawling concrete jungle)

So I didn't manage to organise an OpenStreetMap meet-up this time, but while changing nappies and bumming around on the internet I took at a look at the attractions of Guaruhlos according to various internet listings. There aren't many, but there is... a zoo! My wife didn't even know about it and neither did wikivoyage... neither did OpenStreetMap :-O

Of course I insisted we go there, and so now, to my surprise, I have had the opportunity to bag a missing zoo in OpenStreetMap! Naturally I also had to map out all the different animal cages. That's the standard OpenStreetMap zoo treatment which the Berlin Zoo mappers started I think. I haven't mapped the details quite down to Edinburgh Zoo levels, and some of my positioning of things under the trees may need a bit of tweaking, but... behold Zoológico Municipal Guarulhos!

Zoológico Municipal Guarulhos

The tag for the different zoo animals seems to be tourism=attraction + attraction=animal. and the name tag for the name of the animal of course. Which would be weird if you just plotted a map of where all tourism=attractions are :-) I put Portuguese names in (from the zoo signs) but also name:en tags so you can have an english map of the zoo if you want.

I also added the zoo to WikiVoyage's 'Guarulhos' page. WikiVoyage has some quite nice OpenStreetMap integration these days. You can easily set coordinates on all the listings, and they appear on a marker map. Not sure how long that wikimedia base-map takes to re-render, but... tourists don't visit Guarulhos very often. When they do, we'll be ready!

I'm back in London now without my wife and baby for two weeks. I'll miss them terribly of course but... I'M FREE! Time for some London pub meet-ups!

Location: Picanço, Guarulhos, Microrregião de Guarulhos, RMSP, Mesorregião Metropolitana de São Paulo, São Paulo, Southeast Region, Brazil


Posted by Kolo__ on 11 April 2016 in Polish (Polski)

Denerwują mnie ludzie którzy dodawają przystanki na środku drogi.

Les espaces verts de Châlons-en-Champagne

Posted by Gael de Sailly on 11 April 2016 in French (Français)

Enfin ! Ça fait des mois que c'était en projet : j'avais bien remarqué que les chemins des espaces verts de Châlons (dont les fameux Jards) étaient peu précis voire erronés, mais il fallait alors que j'y passe, et avec mon GPS (les chemins ne sont pas tous très visibles sur photo aérienne). Ce que j'ai enfin pu faire hier.

Chemins du Petit Jard, rangées d'arbres du Grand Jard… les parcs de la ville commencent à ressembler à quelque chose. N'empêche que je suis épaté de voir à quel point, en France, de tels espaces mal cartographiés sont rares. OpenStreetMap est tout à fait capable d'offrir des données plus fiables que Google Maps ou autres, d'ailleurs c'est déjà le cas à pas mal d'endroits.

Je suis également passé au parc de Belle Vue, avenue Jeanne d'Arc (1km à l'Ouest), qui était si je puis dire, pratiquement absent de la carte (en gros il y avait un carré vert !!). C'est un très bel endroit que je ne connaissais pas, et qui est maintenant sur la carte.

Location: Allée Charles Hermant, Châlons-en-Champagne, Marne, Alsace–Champagne-Ardenne–Lorraine, France métropolitaine, 51000, France
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