CloCkWeRX has commented on the following diary entries
|Gdzie.bl.ee||2 days ago||
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|Schools: are they areas or points?||2 months ago||
I very commonly find area + point mapping, at least in older data. I make an a fair amount of effort to fix this with KeepRight's redundant tags feature.
It would be interesting to know if the placement of a school icon in the middle of the area has cut down on this kind of mapping for iD users.
|using osm on a phone||4 months ago||
facepalm That'll learn me not to use markdown
|using osm on a phone||4 months ago||
I agree with you. The pathway should be: New person? - Hey, this is OSM - Want to edit? -- Want to tell your friends? -- iD --- Potlatch/JOSM - Want to edit, from your mobile? --> Foursquare to use some of the map data in a fun way, then move onto admin / updates --> Vespucchi/GoMap!! for data collection --> Keypad mapper 3 - Want to edit with your friends? -> mapcraft - Want to fix errors? -> keepright - Oh, here's the wiki and huge list of tools
|UserScript for #OpenStreetMap||4 months ago||
https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/issues/331 is a similar conversation I tried to start re left nav - Would you consider doing a PR of you changes / something similar to #331?
|"UAV could map archeological sites in a fraction of the time currently required"||5 months ago||
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1E_CPxR3LA is probably quite interesting for you
|Using OpenStreetMap on a daily basis||5 months ago||
I would love to see a number of these on the primary ui - the comments about 'map' vs editing portal seem t o be a red herring. I would more than tolerate a maps.openstreetmap.org uri which presented a ui like you describe - it would bolster the switch2osm argument a lot!
Would be interesting to add wire frames of what that layout could look like - 'developers' links for data tools and neat api stuff, 'help' pointing to a definitive tagging guide/polished tutorials ala learnosm.org, and much of the functionality of openlinkmap in the main ui. I would go further than openlinkmap and present the 'advanced properties' type ui, as per potlatch, in a popup should a user click on a poi - adding a name or house number should be trivial, if the object is mapped already
|Land Use versus Residential Private Property||5 months ago||
Here in Australia, I've found it more useful to rely on (commercial) data sets to provide the Cadastre - what a fence says and what a certificate of title say about a property are different beasts.
I find it useful to depict fences for large industrial areas, etc.
For the folks suggesting 'adding a bunch of little polygons to OSM for property boundaries doesnt add much value, I'd counter that:
1) Housing values tend to be made up entirely of land value, and a little bit of improvments (physical structures)
2) Having a polygon for a property means you can calculate the sqm of a property
3) If you have information from an MLS, there's a good chance you can work out an approximate value per square meter figure for a locality, and accordingly provide figures about How Much Is A Block Of Land Worth? These sorts of things drive automated valuation models in the finance industry.
Having a number of the components that go into such a calculation as open data implies that more people can do said calculations - you only need one or two non-free sets of data. That leads to a much lower barrier of entry, and means that if a certain model is wrong, you can sanity check that against an open equivalent.
More models, calculations and proof = more trust; more trust = less speculation, less sharp corrections of housing markets :)