Recent diary entries
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.
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.
Fazendo um pequeno balanço de 2016 eis o principal:
Comecei fazendo edições para auxiliar um hobby (trilhas na área rural), hoje faço edições, principalmente, visando auxiliar meu trabalho profissional (deslocamentos na área rural).
Comecei utilizando ID web, hoje a maior parte das edições foram feitas no JOSM (54%).
No primeiro ano fiz edições em 242 dias contra 350 em 2016.
Mas o principal acredito que foi o incremento qualitativo das edições, e espero estar sempre melhorando nesse quesito.
E apenas para ilustrar quebrei a barreira dos 15.000 changesets...
I have just released the first stable (and complete I hope) version of my gpxupload.py 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.
Якутия- очень малоотредактированная и интересная территория. Сейчас добиваем тукуланы(пески) в районе озера Эманджа. Приоритетные задачи- отмечивание полевых дорог.
In occasione del prossimo OSMIT 2017 che si terrà a Genova dal 6 all'11 Febbraio 2017 e prendendo spunto da uno scambio via email con CorFede che definisce Genova .."quel territorio pullula di grandi mappatori" ho così stilato una rank size aggiornata al 02/01/2017 dei mappatori liguri con changesets superiori a 2000:
Per la compilazione ho utilizzato la mappa di Pascal Neis riferita ai mappatori "gold". Il sottoscritto ha varcato la soglia proprio a capodanno. Mostrando i dati a Sabas mi ha consigliato di classificare gli user secondo le modifiche svolte desunte sempre da Pascal Neis. Così è la nuova classifica:
Ma non finisce qui! Ho voluto anche confrontarli con il gioco Osm Fight del bravissimo Pascal Neis nel quale gli user si devono scontrare su diverse prove (quantità di modifiche, nazioni mappate, ecc) ed il risultato è stato il seguente:
Queste classifiche potrebbero essere da pretesto in occasione di OSMIT 2017 per fare il punto sullo "stato della mappa ligure" e migliorare il coordinamento dei mappers ligustici...
Предлагаю вам участвовать в акции "Ни дня без OpenStreetMap в 2017 году!"
Условия участия: Каждый день рисовать карту ОСМ. Хотя бы точку или даже одну линию. Но конечно же лучше рисовать больше и качаственно! Главное что бы каждый день!
Победитель будет определятся по алгоритму, которые будет учитывать много параметров. Давайте рисовать карту качественно!
Спешите принять участие! Данные в ОСМ записываются по времени UTC+0. Для того чтобы принять участие и у вас ещё есть пару часов.
Инструменты могут быть любые (например):
Level0 (для особых хардкорщиков)
Кто не успеет сегодня, не расстраивайтесь.
Номинация номер два - Кто больше всего дней рисует карту OpenStreetMap в 2017 году. Условия теже что и для первой номинации.
Мы будем следить за принявшими участие и публиковать отчёты.
В конце 2017 года будут поощрительные призы. И конечно же всеобщая признательность!
Seit nun über einem Jahr bin ich Mitglied von OpenStreetMap. Das ist doch mal ein guter Zeitpunkt, das letzte Jahr Revue passieren zu lassen. Ich meldete mich ursprüglisch an, weil ich sah das eine Straße fehlte, dann fiel mir noch mehr auf und ich merkte schnell das es mir Spaß macht die Karte zu Verbessern sie Mitzugestallten und so die Karte zu Verfollständigen.So vergang das Jahr wie im Flug, und jetzt Sitze ich hier und schreibe diesen Blog.
Als ich anfig war ich noch recht aufgeregt:Wie kommen meine Änderrungen an?Sind die Änderrungen gut?Was mache ich wen jemad etwas an meinen Änderrungen bemängelt?.Der moment auf "Speichern" zu drückenwar für mich Jedesmal Aufregend.Ich merkte recht schnell das meine Änderrungen bestehnen Blieben, also war das gut was ich Verändert habe.
Dann kam der Tag, ich fand eine Meiner Änderrungen als Fehler Markiert,ich dachte mir "Wass soll ich tun?", ich Klickte Darauf und fand einen Netten Kommentar vor,welcher mich lediglich auf Formalien hinwies, wie ich die Öffnugszeiten eintragen sollte,und dann war die Aufregung weg, ich Traute mich ab dahin mehr zu Ändern.
Und nun habe ich es Geschafft 13 Monate und 1 Tag OpenStreetMap.
Хочу устроить встречу осмеров 14 января в 18 часов в Кинотеатре Киномакс, там есть Макдональдс или KFC они там рядом.
План минимум просто встретиться и поговорить об ОСМ.
План максимум устроить картовстречу в 16:00 у оперного театра. Пройтись по пешеходной ул. Кирова и актуализировать Точки Интереса. Пройтись по соседним кварталам, если будет достаточно участников. И уже в кафе, там есть интернет и розетки, внести данные в OpenStreetMap.
Напишите мне ваши мысли, идеи и предложения.
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:
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:
- It had no name
- 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):
この記事は OpenStreetMap Advent Calendar 2016 (12/15用) として投稿しました。
UN WCDRR @ Tohoku Univ.
HOT Summit @ UN Redcross HQ
State of the Map US @ UN HQ
State of the Map Asia
State of the Map Taiwan
相模原キャンパス放射線量マッピング with Safecast
Missing Maps Project レクチャー＠Google
State of the Map Japan
State of the Map Brussels
ICCM - International Conference of Crisis Mappers
State of the Map Asia in Manila
相模原キャンパス放射線量マッピング with Safecast
Primera anotacion. En las vacaciones hice mi primera colaboración.Encuentro importante la iniciativa asi que me involucrareė mas
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.
We did it together! And we can do even MORE!!! Let's get Rolling... and Rock the Globe!!!
The New Days Awaiting...
Busy mapping again in Batangas City: Meralco/NGCP power lines, POI's and POI names, sports facilities, and buildings for Project NOAH-ISAIAHPosted 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
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.
Всех С Наступающим 2017 Годом!
У кого-то уже начались каникулы. А кто-то ещё работает и сильно занят.
Команда переводчиков новостей - занята. И не успевает перевести уже опубликованные выпуски ЕженедельникаОСМ 335 и 336.
Если у вас есть свободное время и желание сделать что-то полезное, то вы можете присоединиться к нашей команде.
Это сделать очень просто. Вот несколько вариантов:
Так же сделал вариант для совместного перевода ЕженедельникаОСМ 335 через:
Чем больше нас, тем выпуски ЕженедельникаОСМ будут выходить регулярнее.
Located at the podium level of the Garden of Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium).
Garden of Stars ( including the Bruce Lee statue), in Tsim Sha Tsui East
The editor usage stats wiki page has two useful tables for comparing editors: by number of users and by number of edits. And while MAPS.ME reach is clearly visible in the first one (alas, it hasn't still surpassed iD in users), the second table has much lower numbers for the mobile editor. Which is reasonable: MAPS.ME does not allow editing geometry, thus a single user can make more edits in a day, than all MAPS.ME users in a month.
I was wondering if we could compare only the type of edits our mobile editor allows, that is, POI edits. And with daily replication diffs, I did:
This chart shows that while users of iD and JOSM editor create more points of interest than MAPS.ME users, it's not by a large margin.
I noticed days when 10k or 20k new POIs were uploaded with JOSM, and wondered if the picture would change if we took median values for days of each month. That is, from a sorted array of numbers we would take the middle number. Turns out, not much.
Most of us know how hard it is to update POI data, besides fixing geometry or fixing tags. Not only you have to go out and collect new opening hours or names, but also you must know that something has changed. Mobile editors usually excel at that, so why editing numbers are higher for desktop editors? That's because I could not separate meaningful tag edits from automated, or geometry changes from tag edits. Maybe if I could, MAPS.ME's share of POI edits would be much higher.