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1111 Changesets! 3 months ago

Hahahaha this is great!

A year's difference, locally 5 months ago

Very wonderful! I am from a small rural town, and so I was in a similar situation in my town being much more up to date than the commercial maps when I originally focused on it in OSM. Keep up the good work! There's something so satisfying about seeing the before/after pictures after doing all that work.

house numbers with a leading zero 5 months ago

I am glad to see that OSM DOES retain the leading 0 :)

'We Fit' FAIL, Google FAIL, OpenStreetMap WIN 5 months ago

Great new article finds! I remember an article a few years ago about some island I think in the Pacific Ocean that many of the big maps listed was there but OSM didn't...and that's because it didn't actually exist.

First thoughts 5 months ago

I too switched to OSM a few years ago from GMM. Editing here is so much easier...especially if you download JOSM and edit on your computer. Better than having to wait for the browser to load every time you select a new node or way. I'd continue editing with what keeps you most interested. I bounce around between railroads, golf courses, roads, and random villages in Asia. I think your dispatcher experience will provide unique information and awareness of features in the area. I'm in the Wisconsin area and would be glad to help if you have questions/need advice. Just send me a message!

Dutton Park Cemetery 5 months ago

Hi Shaun,

That's great work! Two questions for you...

  1. Do you like the TwoNav software? I've used OSMTracker in the past, but am always up to trying new apps.

  2. Have you considered uploading the GPS traces to be included in our database, too? The link to do so is here.


FTA aka Ethan

MapBBCode: free maps for everyone over 1 year ago

This is great!

Constant (re)mapping over 1 year ago

I wonder how much cell data this app eats through. I imagine the major carriers don't let that data go free that verifies the location of the tower and associated IP addresses.

The TIGER versus OpenStreetMap Battle Grid, improved! over 1 year ago

Thanks for posting the Battle Grid...this is something I will have to check out more often. I edit in mostly rural places and am saddened that some of these places haven't even been touched since the original TIGER import. The typical TIGER import artifacts always seem to pop up (like the V shape right near a road intersection or many many nodes in one little area) in these places. I will start removing the tiger:reviewed=no tag whenever I line up ways now to help with these efforts of comparison.

My first map edit over 1 year ago

Never heard about OpenGeoFiction...I might give this a shot when I am tired of mapping in the real world. I do wonder if any maps exist of real fictional worlds (pardon the oxymoron), like Tolkein's or Martin's.

Looking for android gpx logger for POI collecting over 1 year ago

I've had good luck with OSMtracker as well. It has the capability for voice recording AND picture taking if you desire. I'm sure with a little programming they can set it up where you activate recording via a bluetooth button. I do know whenever you click the voice record button, it records for a few seconds and then stops after an amount of time you set in the settings, so that eliminates a second button click.

osm2pgsql command lines over 1 year ago

I lol'ed, as I have felt this pain numerous times before.

How to efficently fix an accidential moved area over 1 year ago

Thanks for the plug about the changeset manager! I've had a situation or two where I have needed to use something like this but couldn't find an addon. Now I know :)

GPS Traces over 1 year ago

Thanks all for the comments! I've decided for the sake of determining proper speed limits, I will keep most of my traces public, as they are in-city. However, I will definitely have to check out some of the tools mentioned.

Love! over 2 years ago

Thanks all for the comments and tips! The kind of alignment issues I am talking about is I guess a small one (see below:

I have gone ahead and aligned them as best as I can with the aerial footage. These are moves of maybe a metre or two, not miles. Best!