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Hoje visitamos em grupo um local histórico da região para mapeamento, o famoso Encanados Rio das Conchas, construções antigas feitas para exploração de ouro e que provavelmente deram origem aos povoados regionais.
Essa visita gerou fotos e alguns dados GPX, dados esses disponíveis agora no OpenStreetMap.
Agradecimentos aos técnicos Gustavo e Clayton, a pesquisadora Cristina e Roberta, presidenta do COMTUR.
Como ferramenta de mapeamento foi usado o aplicativo OSMTracker, em um celular android recebendo GPS via bluetooth pelo aplicativo Bluetooth GPS de um data logger HOLUX 1000-C
Algumas imagens foram tiradas e enviadas pelo aplicativo do Mapillary. Fotos no Mapillary - até o momento da atualização desta postagem ainda em processo
Hi experienced users, as a newby I redraw some roads in north-east India, using JOSM, based on recent GPS traces. Originally some of these roads were rather inaccurate - straight lines between few points. After uploading them with many more points, OSM shows the new road lines only with certain zoom factors whereas the old - inaccurate - roads are shown both at higher and lower zoom factors. What did I do wrong? What should I do differently? ZWE
Down to the Border
I was down in the San Ysidro area which is the southernmost suburb of San Diego, California a few weeks ago. I visited (but did not cross) the busiest worldwide land border crossing which separates the USA and Tijuana, Mexico. There were lots of features that I found which needed to mapped on the US side alone. In fact it took me 8 separate changesets to get all the data tagged into JOSM and uploaded to OSM. Anyway, here are some features:
San Ysidro Port area features:
- San Ysidro Transit Center and surrounding bus stations.
- Numerous fast food outets including the McDonald's Trolley Station.
- Tagged the bathrooms at the Trolley Station McD's as a fee-based toilet.
- Found and tagged a few other fast food outlets in the area including another McDonald's--Customers can use those toilets free :)
- Benches and drinking fountain amenities along the pathway to Mexico near the historic Old Customs House.
- Drinking fountains at the transit station which are located under the pedestrian bridge.
- Numerous Baja-Mex currency trading outlets.
- Locations of border crossing parking lots.
- Locations non-public parking lots which are tagged as "private" or "customer".
- Detailed-mapped area sidewalks, crossings and landscaping.
- El Bordo, Tijuana - Known by some as "Deportee Purgatory" (loc_name), El Bordo is a makeshift shantytown within the dry mud and concrete Tijuana River between the Mexican port and downtown Tijuana. Unofficial estimated population is 2,000-3,000 according to sources. Added the neighborhood as a point of awareness.
- Note that the address numbers, and some of the public bus stops, the transit station and a few shops and restaurants were already added by other OSM mappers.
By the way, construction upgrades of the San Ysidro port are moving along which includes operations of the new port office/station building, the shelter covering the northbound primary vehicle inspection area and the secondary inspection area shelter. The northbound pedestrian inspection area is what's left of the previous port building. Also, the primary southbound inspection area on the US side now uses a temporary tent shelter. Across the border, the southbound Mexican port was moved alongside the Tijuana River a few years ago. US officials plan to realign the southbound lanes over the existing SVG Venture parking lot on the US side to better align the southbound lanes with the El Chaparral port.
If you're planning on editing this region, please feel free to do. But keep in mind that the Bing and other satellite imagery are a few years old and most still show the previous port building, pedestrian bridge and southbound routing which are demolished and no longer there.
Happy mapping from The Temecula Mapper!
hey i'm trying ton export in pdf, svg or jpeg file a part of a map and i always get this message :
Error The load average on the server is too high at the moment. Please wait a few minutes before trying again.
did someone know how to fix the problem thanks ;) michael
I don't download app,my leave of iran.
I don't download app,my leave of iran.
dougohms also called omara is a ugandan by descent and lives in the cities of lira and kampala
Been trying to get more zoom than just level 17 with iD and Potlatch. I tried using browser zoom view, which is quite usable for Chrome and Mozilla, but doesn't work with IE. It didn't work with Potlatch either, the satellite view remained constant regardless of browser zoom level.
Also, using iD on 19in monitor with max browser zoom, will leave about 2 inches of vertical editing area. To get best alignment, I left out the tagging process for later so that I get to trace with thin lines instead of the fat iD highway line types.
It was a slow process. I'll rather wait for better imagery (or JOSM implementation of iD zoom interpolation) for those areas, which we'll probably get in 3 years. Hopefully!
Are you a happy owner of a retina display? Then you might already experienced the mixed blessing of the 99% of the internet being not retina-ready. openstreetmap.org unfortunately is a part of this 99%.
Here is my quick workaround for this problem:
- Go to openstreetmap.org
By the way: The openstreetmap based service MapBox is offering retina tiles too.
Googele is mapping by Video-Cars. Why should not OSM use those posibilities?
Here you see a playlist with Videos including GPS-data from Wronki to Sieraków and Sieraków to Międzychód (Poland).
Tussen de Veurstraat en de Zestienhovenstraat is een fiets- en voetgangersbruggetje
Débutant dans l'utilisation du GPS de téléphone, j'étais jusque là, relativement content de la précision des traces.
Celle en date du 11 aout est par contre loin de représenter la réalité et se trouve parfois à plus de 100 mètres. Elle vient en complément d'une autre faite dans les gorges du Tarn qui montrait un tracé en "ZIG-ZAG" ??? alors que le chemin est relativement rectiligne.
I have been shown the error of my ways. So I went back and changed those streams that had been marked as 'intermittent=dry' back to '=yes' as per standard usage. If I missed any, let me know.
It was also pointed out that I could use 'waterway=wadi' but this does not symbolize, and only shows up as a black line. Thus I hesitate to use this combination. But, in much of eastern Sierra County, this would be appropriate. Any thoughts?
It would be nice if OSM would use a dashed line when streams are marked as 'intermittent=yes' because it looks a little strange to have all these solid blue lines out here in the desert.
When I made maps for Dept of Defense, we categorized drainage with three levels of flow regime: perennial, intermittent and ephemeral. This is because the dry streams (wadi, wash, arroyo) have distinctly different physical characteristics than intermittent streams.
BTW: I finally got smart and used the map function to nail down my location. :)
The freedom of OSM mappers makes it sometimes difficult to create a map with a simple styling. The new version of OSM IQ has new functions and is able to convert all types of geometries in order to use a common point style.
- aug. 9-én megismerkedtem az OpenSteet csapattal akikkel együtt ünnepeltük a 10. születésnapját, és a budapesti Erzsébet tértől 1-2 utszakast bejártuk.
I've been a user and contributor for almost 4 years now. I found out about OSM after my honeymoon : I had bought a trekking GPS for it but was disgusted at the price of proprietary maps for it.
I quickly caught the mapping bug, spending full days on the bike (no highres imagery available at the time) mapping neighbourhoods to finish my hometown's road network. I'm a loose "completionist", trying to be methodical in my contributions.
Potlach was too slow on my computer at the time, Mercator lacked manpower, so I switched to JOSM pretty quickly. I bought an Android tablet last year, so began using Vespucci too.
I don't have as much time as I used to have, so I switched mostly to armchair mapping and incidental surveying. I still stick to areas I know well or plan to visit, the exception being HOT tasks (got involved only recently, with Lesotho and the ebola tasks) and some maproulette-type fixes.
Got progressively more engaged with the community: IRC, help.o.o, the mailling lists, and most recently github (I still have to get any usefull code merged). I'm advocating and evangelising about OSM all the time.
A thousand thank yous to all OSM contributors, big and small, whatever their motivations, level of understanding, country of origin, and amount of bickering :p I am very confident that OSM will continue its impressive growth and will become the de-facto default source of map data, supplanting the big names ever more frequently.
HERE'S TO 10 MORE YEARS !!
…is the beautiful little village in Brandenburg, Germany named Sommerfeld.
I eventually ran out of ideas what else to map here. Do you have any feedback?
Opinions differ on how the Notes feature on osm.org should be used. This is something for people how care about the notes feature and are thinking about using it. As an individual mapper I have a clear view on what kind of notes are helpful. Here are some guidelines
Your note should
- be hand made notes by a user, that means not done automatically in any way.
- be verbose at least more than 3 words, probably more.
- contain an specific mappable fact, for example a new name.
- contain the app you are using when the error ocurred, preferrably
Things you should keep in mind:
- do not: use a template to write multiple notes. See rule 1
- do not: use notes as your own notepad while mapping, unless you expect someone else to fix it.
- do not use a script. See rule 1
- do not write: "this area should be mapped better". See rule 3
Notes that are ok, but could be edge cases in the rules above
- "two unmapped roads here"
- "this area is in development, lots of new houses"
Notes that are really bad:
- "This area needs more details"
- "I was routed left here it should have been right"
- "the told me the speed limit was X but it was really Y"
Really all notes about routing apps are useless, they are too specific to the app to beable to verify.
Further more it would be nice if people were required to be contactable when leaving notes, but I guess I wouldn't want that either as an anon. And I really want to thank everyone involved in the notes feature.
Il lavoro svolto fin'ora a Santa Severina è notevole, ma manca ancora di numerosi dettagli, soprattutto nella frazione di Altilia.
Ecco cosa farò nei prossimi giorni, tempo permettendo:
Completerò la toponomastica del capoluogo e delle frazioni
Completerò la mappatura degli ecotopi e delle colture
Aggiungerò dettagli nel centro abitato di Altilia (muri, recinzioni ecc...)
Per quanto riguarda la mappatura dei numeri civici c'è da dire che, essendo che il Comune ha recentemente rivoluzionato la toponomastica, molti di essi risultano essere falsati. Perciò ci sarà da fare un lavoro immenso.
Intanto sto iniziando a lavorare sul centro abitato di Roccabernarda. Qui la maggiore difficoltà è dovuta dalla scarsa conoscenza del luogo e da un tessuto edilizio molto più fitto e disordinato rispetto a Santa Severina. Perciò gli edifici, almeno per ora, li sto mappando in blocchi, in attesa di trovare qualche riferimento cartografico più dettagliato.
to be continued....
Сделал карту подъездов: http://osm.cupivan.ru/entrance/
На карте показаны какие подъезды уже есть и в каких ошибки. Работает через Overpass API. Пожелания по улучшению приветствуются.