Recent diary entries
It is always nice to be first. I helped complete the Loop 303 area before Google had the area mapped. I completed the Phoenix Sky Harbor Skytrain before Google had the train mapped. I've been working on some new trails and a major road in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve. The Sonoran Desert Drive has been quite controversial. The road has seen an expensive name change. I walked the Paseo Pathway and new road back in 2012 when it was under construction. Since 11/2013, I've been walking some of the new trails in the area. The grand opening was in early November 2013. On 12/21/2013, I walked the two major trails: Sidewinder and Octillo. After seven hours of walking, I finished the New trails. Once again the trails were mapped in OSM before Google had the area mapped.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Quick_History_Service has an override table. You can put someone in this table that has not accepted the CT. That override now makes the service pointless. It makes the tools in JOSM and Potlatch pointless too. If you don't redraw some issue that has been overridden, then you just might not see that part of the map when it is re-licensed some day. If someone doesn't want their edits flagged, then accept the CT and say that your contributions belong to the public domain.
It was interesting to find that US Tiger data needs clean-up especially since the census uses it. Thanks to mapquest for hosting the green bar/red bar tool as found in the unit testing world http://open.mapquestapi.com/tigerviewer/index.html?zoom=12&lat=33.58297&lon=-112.14955&layers=B