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CloCkWeRX has commented on the following diary entries

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1 million buildings in Los Angeles 6 days ago

Nevermind, I see thats what you used from http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Los_angeles,_California/Buildings_Import#Tag_used

1 million buildings in Los Angeles 6 days ago

start_date might be a bit better than year_built, though a lot less intuitive (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:start_date)

Unrendered elements about 1 month ago

So, if you'd like to see them in the main map you can raise a feature request on https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto

In general; you want to: * Explain why it's important or what use cases it supports * Try to give a reasonable estimate as to how useful it is * Be sure to check for any existing topics of conversation

The default answer might be 'no'; however there are a lot of other renderings that might wish to focus on it - or even you can roll your own.

Mapping my hometown Gudivada about 2 months ago

Nicely done!

Reporting Spam (or not) 2 months ago

It is frustrating :/

https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/issues/841

Adding sport= tags to leisure=pitch. 3 months ago

Did a bit of work in SA some time ago; but it can get really messy with dual sport areas (ie: schools that have tenis courts that double as netball or basketball courts). Are you finding many of those?

Nonsense values of shop= key 3 months ago

You realise the key shop in the OSM sense is more describing a physical thing that can be looked at, verified on the ground, and classified to a general type, not what a thing does in extreme detail, though don't you?

A structure or area identifiable as a supermarket or mall is perfectly valid, and has its own name. It's a lot better than just building=yes.

Other schema tackles the "business" problem - https://schema.org/Store for example. Not much of that is really applicable to OSM - we'd never want to map online-only stores, reviews, etc; but it doesn't change the usefulness of that data living somewhere else.

You'll notice that even in the wiki examples that is describes product values as really broad "focus"; as opposed to listing an entire product inventory down to the last items and stock levels.

I do find it ironic you are apparently unhappy with sweeping generalisations in tagging schema; but are ready to dismiss the observed behaviour of a heck of a lot of mappers "because they have limited experience".

MAPS.ME is now an editor 4 months ago

So question two: what are the chances of foursquare like Q&A prompt UI as a followon; with a bit more understanding of certain venues (bars, restaurants, hotels, etc)? OpenGeoQuestions is there, but it doesn't necessarily seem to have the same userbase.

More: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/CloCkWeRX/diary/35873

MAPS.ME is now an editor 4 months ago

So question two: what are the chances of foursquare like Q&A prompt UI as a followon; with a bit more understanding of certain venues (bars, restaurants, hotels, etc)? OpenGeoQuestions is there, but it doesn't necessarily seem to have the same userbase.

More: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/CloCkWeRX/diary/35873

MAPS.ME is now an editor 4 months ago

Opening hours editor on mobile, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo.

Game on, Vespucci :P

Improve OSM no Brasil 4 months ago

I've had a really good run with Strava's heatmaps and routing errors as well: it'd be great if improve-osm could render those tiles or use Slide!

Whats in the pipeline for the next Vespucci release? 6 months ago

Awwww yis.

Non-searchable = Non-existent 7 months ago

https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/pull/173 would have been a simple, effective solution for this; but basically stalled entirely.

Wanted: Simple amenity describer and foursquare style Q&A process 10 months ago

Kort I hadn't seen; it would be tempting to fork that an expand the story as to why you do the missions. It's map-first like wheelmap.org is; but does reasonably well based on your current location to ask questions. I agree - it'd be good to add more interesting questions; I don't really feel thrilled to be classifying track types. I might have a look at what's possible there.

Re why you do the missions; you could imagine something like "Spooks" from Charles Stross' Halting State working as an augmented reality game - a bit of work doing a backstory that you are an industrial spy/secret shopper "gathering intel" on businesses or similar; and missions to document 3 business of the same type with X attributes. Obviously don't want to get people arrested for sneaking around; but with the right balance... Google's now spun off game I never quite bought into, though I know many who have (and there's a high overlap with geocaching in my circle of friends who played that).

That said, I think it'd be trickier than the opengeoquestions approach combined with knowing how to target people based on checkin/location history.

Wanted: Simple amenity describer and foursquare style Q&A process 10 months ago

I hadn't seen that I don't think, but in the exact right direction! Wonder if the source is avail; demo isn't too working for me right now.

Construction sites on highways 11 months ago

For roadworks, I think there are better feeds and standards to use to consume data. IE: https://github.com/OKFNau/open-council-data/issues/27 is a similar kind of discussion being had in Australia, and there's some efforts in http://www.open511.org/ that look really quite useful.

Building an aggregator that consumes all of the various council feeds in that format and turns them into spatial data would be a handy tool to have; but wouldn't fit well with OSM due to how often it changes.

Houses 11 months ago

It's worth politely writing to them and asking if they'd openly license the data - I worked with the City of Geelong to great benefit :)

[LearnOSM] Report may 2015 about 1 year ago

Pull requests welcome, Simon.

Addresses in Oklahoma about 1 year ago

Should list some of them in openaddresses.io - https://github.com/openaddresses/openaddresses/issues/586 for example

Melbourne tram stop project - first post about 1 year ago

Also https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/ptv-timetable-and-geographic-information-2015-gtfs has recently been released as open data - to do an import is relatively straight forward; the biggest blocker would be getting written approval above and beyond CC 3.0 licencing.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Data.vic.gov.au also touches on tram datasets