OpenStreetMap

HannesHH has commented on the following diary entries

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Verschiedene GIS-Dienste des Landes NRW about 1 month ago

Ist es denn erlaubt, von denen abzuzeichnen?

cycle.travel now has OSM-powered bike routing for Western Europe about 1 month ago

Unfiltered first impressions (Opera 12, potentially misconfigured), always sound more grumpy that intended:

I panned to northern Germany. Not sure what the red dots are, probably long bike travel routes. But what are the blue lines then? Must be something very different, motorways? Looked for a legend/key, didn't find one linked.

Zooming on Hamburg, I recognise the motorways as I suspected. The spacing between the red dots is so big, that I sometimes have trouble seeing their "line". Eg on http://cycle.travel/map?lat=53.5564&lon=9.9976&zoom=11

Oh awesome, there is a circular blue dotted route around Hamburg? I want to try that some day. I would love to be able to click on it and see details about it.

I clicked on the map (trying to get details of the blue dots), got a marker instead and I seem unable to remove it again. If I click it, it says "1. footpath". One of the yellow icons looks like a rubber eraser, nope GPS. Another might be an undo arrow, nope. The icons have no mouseover text hint. Hm... I clicked again, have a start and end point now. I select the end coordinate in the form field and delete it, hit enter and both points disappear from the map. Yay (oops :P ). Remove the coordinate text from the other field as well. Now both fields have ? icons next to them which do nothing.

Zooming/panning some more. Looks like there is a starbucks invasion in the Hafencity: http://cycle.travel/map?lat=53.5463&lon=10.0015&zoom=13 Seems weird that there are almost none of those symbols elsewhere.

Zoomed all the way on the blue dotted line, no name or anything. I really want to know more!

On http://cycle.travel/map?lat=53.5535&lon=9.9352&zoom=15 the red dots for train stations of Bahrenfeld and Reeperbahn are not visible. This is kind of a pet peeve of mine because OsmAnd and Oruxmaps love doing that just when I am looking for public transport. I'd suggest always showing them.

The faint green/blue dotted lines are quite hard to see. I imagine all the transparent colored dotted lines to be really hard for people with red-green problems.

On http://cycle.travel/map?lat=53.5622&lon=9.9696&zoom=13 the main focus for me seems railways and motorways, they are so bold.

Enough cartography!

Made a route in my neighborhood, worked well. Got some yellow 1 though? Found out what that means by playing more. Eww, miles in the sidebar? You filthy imperialist!

Made a route showing some weird routing, clicked on "link to here" and lost it. Not sure where to click to "share" it. You get a screenshot instead: http://i.imgur.com/pJztWDB.png

The label on the right "Ha" is cut off at the tile border and does not continue on the left one from it: http://tile.cycle.travel/topoclassical/14/8647/5295.png

I'll probably stick with Komoot which I have grown to like (your highlighting of existing routes is a great difference though). :)

OSM Node Density 2014 2 months ago

That's gorgeous! I want that Europe image framed on my wall. :)

osm24.eu 2 months ago

Hey, you use red and green to show opening hours. Lots of people have problems with that color combination. I'd suggest rather using a pattern to differentiate instead of just color. Or maybe filled black for closed and inner white for open.

Connecting Communities With Improved OpenStreetMap Credits on Mapbox Maps 4 months ago

Thank you, this is much nicer.

@OsmThis: Twitter to OSM 4 months ago

Great idea!

Meine erste Versuche mit TileMill 4 months ago

Schicker Post, ich hoffe du liest das hier noch :)

Bisschen Feedback zur Kartographie:

Rot <-> Grün ist eine SEHR bedeutungsschwangere Farbskala, du sagst mit deiner Karte quasi, dass mehr Ausländer = schlecht ist! Nimm lieber ein vorurteil-loses Farbschema.

Generell gilt, wenn du eine divergierende Farbskala nimmst, dann sollte es einen Grund haben und der Mittelpunkt irgendeine Bedeutung. In diesem Beispiel könntest du zB sagen "weniger/mehr Ausländer als im Durchschnitt".

http://colorbrewer2.org/ hat schöne Farbskalen.

Transparente Choroplethen-Karte über einer Basemap sieht immer etwas komisch aus (und die Farben stimmen nicht mehr mit der Legende überein). Vielleicht kannst du einfach ein paar Labels über die Karte legen so als Orientierung?

Irgendwie sehen die Linien der Polygone sehr pixelig aus, ist vielleicht Absicht, aber ich finde es komisch.

Komisch, dass toreal() nicht geklappt hat. csvt-Dateien finde ich auch super nervig... :)

Bigger Data Collection of GPS Cordinates for Art 5 months ago

You can easily load GPS tracks in QGIS as vector layer. Then you are not bound to some proprietary technology like Google Maps.

Fehlende Hausnummern in Glinde 5 months ago

Gute Arbeit!

OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike 5 months ago

I don't see how dropping share-alike would allow NYC to take OSM data and publish it as PD. The attribution clause would still be required.

The wrong side of mapping transient events in OSM 6 months ago

Some of the biggest public coverage comes from the humanitarian mapping after disasters which by definition is transient. Maybe on the long run OSM needs some flags about the estimated live span of objects?

Fixing Tiger Deserts : The Progress So Far ... 6 months ago

Nice coverage!

OpenLoveMap: Ein Projekt für mehr Liebe 6 months ago

Haha! Nimm mal ein Herz mit Pfeil durch für das Geolocation-Symbol. ;)

Wie wir einen OSM-Tile-Service starteten 8 months ago

Mein Opera ist etwas zerfrickelt, von daher liegt es wohl bei mir. Falls ich den Fehler finde, sag ich Bescheid.

Für Rot/Grünblindheit ist ColorOracle klasse: http://colororacle.org/

Wie wir einen OSM-Tile-Service starteten 8 months ago

Die Beispiele hier im Post sehen mir etwas zu komprimiert aus. Jedenfalls sehe ich das Gegrissel der Artefakte. Gerade die roten Straßen auf Wald (btw sehr schlecht für "Farbenblinde") lecken in den Hintergrund.

Wie wir einen OSM-Tile-Service starteten 8 months ago

Bei mir ist unten auf der Seite nur ein grauer Hintergrund (und die +/- Icons). Opera 12.x, JS an, IFrames an, Cookies an.

"feuchtfröhlicher" Abend 10 months ago

Haha, schöne Geschichte. :D http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapping_accidents

Google Hangout as communication between mappers 11 months ago

You could try https://jitsi.org/

export/share coordinates 12 months ago

I absolutely agree that they should be brought back. I was just looking for them feeling really dumb.

This is the mapper/developer oriented frontend to the OSM data. It makes no sense to remove features like this.

Quality Assurance Feeds 12 months ago

Nice! http://www.itoworld.com/ have feeds for the mapping activity watching too.