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|A year's difference, locally||about 12 hours ago||
In that case, have a look at fieldpapers.org
It might suit your style of surveying
|new at using JOSM - how go back and edit my work?||1 day ago||
Dont worry if you didnt add them previously, just add them in future. they are useful and important as they give an indication as to what you were editing but dont sweat it if you forget them now and then
|A year's difference, locally||1 day ago||
How I usually do it is map everything from aerial imagery first, then when I go to do a ground survey, it makes it a hell of a lot easier to add notes to specific buildings/features if you have them mapped already.
Are you on iphone or android?
Personally I use android and when I'm out and about I use a variety of different apps for different purposes
|A year's difference, locally||2 days ago||
I see you are starting to get into the fine grain building mapping in some residential areas too. You'll be surprised by what you find once you start doing surveys of these areas especially if you plan on adding addresses
Best of luck, see you in a year ;)
|Excited to Say, I am a Presidential Innovation Fellow||6 days ago||
Congrats MIkel, well deserved
|25000000||19 days ago||
At that rate of growth, I'd wager Feb 2015 or Mar 2015 at the latest
|The Notes feature, please read first before making a note||about 1 month ago||
"Notes" by their very definition are informal things so applying rules around them would possibly lead to less usage
Also, I don't see any issue in non-user created notes, for example see @osmthis twitter account. Tweet a geotagged photo to that account and it creates a note with a link to the photo
However, I do agree there are a lot of useless notes out there.
|10th Anniversary Name Fix Challenge||about 1 month ago||
Found something I havent seen before. the following tags applied to roads
|dry streams||about 2 months ago||
Just to make you aware, intermittent=yes is the accepted way for tagging these.
There are over 724,000 instances of intermittent=yes with several hundred thousand occurrences of water/streams tagged as such, see http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=intermittent#values
This is versus 561 results for intermittent=dry, 560 of which are assigned to streams in New Mexico by yourself and weirdly form a single straight line, see http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/4uc
It is up to you, but in your shoes, I would be tagging as intermittent=yes as this is the standard accepted way of tagging for this type of feature
|Upcoming Vespucci 0.9.5 release||about 2 months ago||
definitely going to give this a whirl
|Smartphone mounts||about 2 months ago||
I love the simplicity of it
You images in the car as clear. Any I've tried with Mapillary have been blurred and useless. Were you driving slowly or is there a phone setting you used?
|Articles about OpenStreetMap||2 months ago||
|Data that I capture with my phone||3 months ago||
Check out OSMTracker also on Android, I often use it when driving
|street name||4 months ago||
Are you saying the map you see on OSM is correct but an app you are using is not showing the same info?
If so, you should be able to update the map in whatever app you are using
|Третья пензенская картовечеринка||4 months ago||
|@OsmThis: Twitter to OSM||4 months ago||
This is excellent!
|What kind of user/challenge stats do MapRoulette users want?||5 months ago||
I think the various tools Pascal Neis and others have produced over the years should answer your question.....Openstreetmap users love stats, give us more than we know what to do with :)
|How do you map house numbers efficiently?||6 months ago||
I forgot to add, the beauty of OSMpad is the way is works, you have a set of cross hairs, you move your slippy map around to position the cross hairs where you want to add the address data, then simply add your house number.
This ensures you place the data accurately
|How do you map house numbers efficiently?||6 months ago||
I do a similar process, but with a different app, OSMpad. Its designed for one thing only, to collect house numbers only so you don't have all the bells and whistles of Keypadmapper and Vespucci, both of which are still awesome app's in their own right.
How I gather data, I firstly map buildings from imagery, then go survey on foot, bike or car.
There have been afternoon's when I've collected close to 1,000 addresses.
I go down a street, mark the first house numbers on each side of the road, visually count down the row of houses, and work out what the last house numbers should be, drive down to the end of the street, if my estimation matches with the actual house numbers, I added the last #'s in the row.
Once finished, I email the completed traces through OSMpad to myself, open them up in Josm and begin adding everything I've collected, and fill in the gaps where I only gathered the first and last #'s.
One piece of advice, from someone who has collected thousands of addresses. When you are collecting, email the traces to yourself every 100 houses or so. Don't let your trace get too big otherwise you'll be cursing yourself when you go to add the data in JOSM, there will simply be too much fine detail to be added over too large an area. Keep the traces small and lean, that way you can quite easily sit down in one go and add 100 addresses quite comfortably.
Doing it that way, you will be surprised at how quickly you can collect and add address data for very large areas.
|Fingal and Lesotho||6 months ago||
Hi Big C, I went to create the task manager job for Mohlakeng tonight, but ther wikipedia link you posted, when I look at the imagery I only see a tiny village, about 30-40 houses.
The wikipedia page leads me to believe that Mohlakeng is a large area that encompasses many villages akin to an Irish parish
Can you clarify if thats the case. If it is, its no big deal. I can add many groups of tasks within a single one