DaCor has commented on the following diary entries
|Who are the Missing Mappers?||22 days ago||
Something I forgot to mention, having it on a Saturday and making it 6 hours means people are more likely to make an effort to travel that bit further to attend
This likely isn't an issue in larger cities, but if you want to include those from outside the cities then it really helps
|2 years of overpass turbo||22 days ago||
I know I personally hadnt a clue what overpass was until the wizard came along
It really has made a huge difference
|Who are the Missing Mappers?||22 days ago||
Take a look at the differences for a possible clue
The thing that jumps out to me is location. I don't know about you but a pub would be right at the bottom of my list for a good location for a meetup for a variety of reasons
To give an example of some of the Irish meetups
We've had local council people, start ups, academia, OAP's, students etc etc, a huge mix, attending over the various meetups.All have had a wide variety of interests and reasons for attending.
zool & Harry
Regarding promoting the event, you can never have too many channels if all you use them for is promoting the event. Sure keep one or two as the main communication channels, but for future events I'm looking at
Also start a week or two out from the event, and continuously promote it as the time draws closer
If the whole point is to promote something to increase the amount of people attending, why on earth would you place a restriction on your avenues of promotion. If sharing personal info is a concern (Facebook) sign up as OSM "Whatever" and set up a group page
You also want your own members promoting the hell out of it too
If anyone complain about spam, well they were never likely to go in the first place so let them unsubscribe if one or two extra emails is that much of an inconvenience.
We typically have quarterly meetups, so they are more of an event when they happen which may have an impact also
|Addressing||about 2 months ago||
Address mapping is a slooooow process but it is undoubtedly valuable data and data that fits perfectly within OSM
|New Zealand Data Help||about 2 months ago||
neat little service that, I like it
does it result in much data being opened?
|#MapLesotho - Heading towards a full basemap||about 2 months ago||
Thanks, yes we have had a great year and we've some great plans for this year too
I'm not sure what you mean by get more feedback? Most of the current users of the data in lesotho are government planners and there is a nice loop going where they look at an area, map it, then use the data to assist with further planning for the same area. Is that what you mean?
Mapillary will indeed be fantastic fior somewhere like Lesotho and I personally will be pushing it a lot when we visit in a few weeks.
There is a high % of smartphone penetration, so much so that Vodacom, the main phone / broadband provider are skipping any further DSL rollout due to poor penetration of landlines and instead going straight to LTE / 4G mobile networks across a lrage portion of the country.
This will be a big help to OSM mapping but the big risk is data charges. If they make it too expensive it'll die on its proverbial ass
|Improve a map - before and after||about 2 months ago||
Nice work :)
|JOSM 7906 released||2 months ago||
as always, nice work folks
|Now Live: Notes Posted By Scout Users||3 months ago||
If reports /notes are what users are comfortable with in terms of improving the underlying data, more power to them :)
I look forward to seeing these notes popping up around the place
|See who's adding townlands/baronies in Ireland!||3 months ago||
Nice one rorym!
Fyi, the link to a users OSM page is written as follows
So its just opening townlands.ie again rather than jumping out to OSM
|COFFEEDEX & the single-tag revolution||3 months ago||
When I saw this I had the same thought as Joost, something like this for wifi would be a good idea
This could be expanded to many different uses e.g. Bus stops (rtpi, shelter, recessed etc) fast food (cuisine), parking (free or not), schools (level, mixed, ethos, etc)
Heck the toilet map recently reported on would benefit massively from something like this
As a proof of concept I think it's fantastic and a great example of what can now be done because the groundwork is done
Props to you Tom
|One year older||3 months ago||
following that theme...Congratulations on Ten years of Mapping!
|Hey, Bryce! Bike repair!||3 months ago||
couldnt think of a better icon from the options listed but anyway, here you go
|Bike parking||3 months ago||
You might like this
|Roadmap: A State of the Map for all communities worldwide||3 months ago||
This is fantastic, truly it is!
I'm a stats nut so something like this is right up my street. I really am looking forward to seeing what comes of this and hope to see this grow and grow.
|Potlatch 2: see two sets of imagery at once||4 months ago||
BAN P..... wait... damnit this is excellent!
this should be in JOSM
Nice work Richard
|Kiln not seen(rendered) in OpenStreetMap||4 months ago||
Yup, the 2 mappa mercia links posted above are what I use for most of my maps starting points now, they make it so simple
If you have some kind of icon already created aswell for kiln's, you can use that I think, Robjn would probably be able to tell you how exactly, I havent done it yet, but am planning to soon
|Finished adding the new stretch of Edsån||5 months ago||
|OpenStreetMap Carto v2.22.0||5 months ago||
Well done to all who worked on this, really nice, subtle improvement. Congrats to all on a job well done
|Keeping OSM up to date with OSMfocus||5 months ago||
This is brilliant.
For future development something I would recommend from a personal point of view would be: