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Some comments about the OpenStreetMap Awards 8 days ago

Just as a side comment since you mentioned the work of Manuel Roth and Lukas Martinelli: Of course their work stands on the shoulders of open source software and spec. from others. But don't underestimate the work they did for keeping the vector tiles updated. This was the main topic of their bachelor thesis which can be openly accessed at .

Visualizing's Map Views about 2 months ago

Cool visualization! You may also want to follow my Twitter bot "Trending Places" and look at it's homepage. Som time ago I also wrote a blog post about early findings of OpenStreetMap standard map usage.


Mapping Mexico with INEGI, you and...Cygnus about 1 year ago

This software could be very helpful in many use cases. I assume Cygnus is a JOSM Plugin. Is it possible to test and possibly use it?

An idea for making it easier to link external data to OSM over 1 year ago

See also "Permanente/stabile OSM IDs!" on Talk-de

"Maproulette" in JOSM about 3 years ago

Ich bin daran zu überlegen, ob mit einem ReCAPTCHA die Leute, die sich bei OSM (oder so) registrieren wollen - und das CAPTCHA ausfüllen müssen - dazu zu bringen, genau solche fehlenden Verbindungen zu bestätigen - oder abzulehnen; mit "gesundem Menschenverstand", ansonsten wenn es sein muss mit Luftbild. Wir werden aber sicher nicht vor Dezember 2013 fertig sein - von daher ist deine Wette also noch nicht in Gefahr :-).

LG, Stefan alias Geonick

1 million is a big number almost 4 years ago

Hi Harry

Nice blog. One million is a big absolute number indeed - and also in relative terms: it was you who reported almost exactly one year ago about the 500,000th signed up user of OSM in this thread: .

Yours, Stefan

P.S. Thanks for mentioning Kort which is a thesis work of two students of mine! There will be data for whole world soon.

OSM-Diashow over 4 years ago

Vielen Dank für die schönen Kartenbilder! Wäre ev. noch nützlich, wenn es ein diashow.html (o.ä.) dazu gäbe.

LG, Stefan

osm2postgresql :o) over 5 years ago

In support of Andy Allan's hint to possible confusion with osm2pgsql I've added a remark to the owner of this project, mayeul, at this "Open Discussion":

The Java XAPI over 5 years ago

Is this XAPI UI really reflect the syntax of XAPI? Currently there is only one tag predicate. Isn't it possible to query more than one, like*[amenity=parking][capacity:disabled=*][bbox=-0.57,51.24,0.31,51.75]

Actually, even the OSM wiki leaves this question open:

It would be nice anyhow that the wiki page get's enhanced with a real syntax definition.