Harry Wood has commented on the following diary entries
|Weekly OpenStreetMap Task||about 1 year ago||
That sounds a lot like the old "Project of the week" http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Project_of_the_week
|Street Level Photo Uploads?||about 1 year ago||
This is a diary entry. A better place to ask questions is over at http://help.openstreetmap.org In fact there's a couple of questions on there already which may help: https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/1630/attaching-photos-to-nodes
...but it looks like mapillary needs adding as a new answer to those questions.
|Baker St Mapping evening + Artillery Arms Tonight||about 1 year ago||
Thanks for that Christian. Good information. Of course I should've just asked you about it really before posting guesswork on my diary entry, but as you may have noticed I tend to use my diary as place for blurting out what's on my mind :-) (plus I needed to get the post out ahead of the pub event last night)
So that's interesting. I was guessing you were drawing some salary/payment for all the good work you're doing. Seems like you're managing to get a lot done! Also lots of donations of servers and hosting. That's also interesting, and makes me think more about the idea that we would be able to attract similar donations e.g. from universities in the UK if we got organised (I mean for some sort of separate OSMUK thing above and beyond the support we already get for OSMF servers)
Good to know you wouldn't be opposed to the notion of OSM France helping the core OSMF funding. I had another big chat about this with Matt in the pub last night. He's not really in favour of structuring things like that, or didn't think would work. So yeah... just a vague idea from me really. Matt also reminded me the "Local Chapters Working Group" was supposed to be coming up with a plan for such things. Not sure how that's progressing though.
|Mapping Baker St TONIGHT, and other summer events||about 1 year ago||
Oh yeah. My workmate Martin Gogov (joined transportapi.com recently) was telling me that's a good pub too. We walked past on our way for lunch on whitecross street. Trouble is it looks a bit small. The OSM birthday party usually attracts a good crowd (~15 to 20 people) plus a few people drifting over from the little fringe event wikimania :-) . D'you think we'd fit in the Artillery Arms? Maybe we should go there in two weeks time, as a recce mission!
|My Understanding of how OSM data is used to display the map on a PC.||about 1 year ago||
You said at zoom 19 there will be quite a lot of tiles 90000000000 of them, indeed that's a lot of tiles, and in fact the way a lot of tile servers are set-up, they do not store all these files pre-rendered. It's an interesting curiosity of tile serving, that you might expect there to be lesser visited areas of the map, but in fact that's an understatement. When it comes to higher zoom levels the vast majority of the surface of the earth is of so little interest, that nobody ever zooms in to look at it. Less than 1% of zoom level 18 tiles are ever looked at. Taking that into account, and also to cope with changing data from OpenStreetMap, OSM tile servers are often set-up to do a combination of serving cached files, and queuing up requests for "on-the-fly" rendering.
|Mapillary has now its own Wiki page!||about 1 year ago||
Mapillary looks interesting. "There is special permission to derive data from the photos for contributing to OpenStreetMap" ...Sweet.
|Thailand Mapping + London Mapping TONIGHT||about 1 year ago||
Ah awesome. Yeah I was just judging by the not very asian sounding names there, but I stand corrected. It has been mapped by locals! That's great. Always like to hear this. It makes for a better sustainable community if local people are mapping their own areas.
It's a shame I jumped to the wrong conclusion actually because I might have got in touch with you more directly to meet up while I was out there. I made some great friends in Sao Paulo by meeting up in this way ( http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/São_Paulo_Dec_2009_Mapping_Party )
...mind you... My wife tolerates a bit mapping, but probably not on our honeymoon :-)
I didn't add any notes, but it did occur to me that a patch of woodland in the middle of the ocean could probably be made to show up as a bug on various automated QA tools. Maybe does already.
All the rivers and mountains in Alaska hey? Sounds like a fun challenge!
|Mapping Botswana via Facebook||about 1 year ago||
Ah yes. I see you're way ahead of me with a data-driven tracker. So we could progress Mali village coverage now with an auto-generated list like this which examines the data in each village to detect some checkpoints such as... "Yes/No the village is mapped as a polygon rather than just a node", "Yes/No the village has at least one highway trailing out the edge of it" (connecting roads), "Yes/No the village has at least one short highway within the village" (road details within the village) That's all doable from imagery. Then there's things which require more local knowledge such as: "Yes/No we have the name of the village", "Yes/No a school building is mapped".
A data driven tracker like that could be display-only, but useful if it updates quickly somehow (minutely diff powered) or maybe has an update button for a mapper to trigger it to rescan a village.
When you say "use your OSM-login and then work on stuff" You mean like a acquiring/locking the task you are working on?
|Mapping Botswana via Facebook||about 1 year ago||
Great stuff. This reminds of the 2012 Mali Crisis HOT mapping efforts. We were starting with nothing but bing imagery, and trying to get some basic coverage of the little villages dotted across this vast landscape. User:PovAddict developed a nifty little tool codenamed "kuona" which presented the microtask of spotting villages in bing tiles. We then manually checked through the spots where people had clicked, and added in village centroids or polygons. In many cases that's as far as we got. I scripted a thing to look at the map data, and cross off the spotted villages which seemed to be already added. We didn't know the names of course. Then there was work which happened in some cases but not others, to map some details within the villages, and (probably more importantly) connecting roads (dirt tracks) between villages.
You have some interesting approaches here. I've heard of trello for project management, but haven't seen it used for mapping management before! I wonder if there's a smarter way to track status of such things though, driven directly from the map data.
I think your approach of chatting to people on facebook to find out more about a particular village, is really neat. I've used the "Notes" feature as a super-simple way of getting people like this to contribute without needing to learn editing, but maybe there's something even simpler about your approach of presenting them with these grids.
|South Thailand map for Garmin||over 1 year ago||
Hi Bernhard. I'm currently on my honeymoon in Thailand. I am using the maps (using MapsWithMe app), and I notice you've mapped the resort I'm staying in, so thanks for that!
|The Mucky Pup||over 1 year ago||
|The Mucky Pup||over 1 year ago||
Yeah you're probably right. Haven't tried, but I presume it's UK only from what you say. I've added a note on the wiki listing.
|StreetMap.co.uk uses OSM||over 1 year ago||
Cool. Which bits of OSM data are they using? Can you work it out? Footpaths I guess.
|Overpass Query Wizard ++||over 1 year ago||
It like it! Combined with "location filters" it feels quite like natural language. I tried "library in london" for example.
|Attribution and all that (a rant)||over 1 year ago||
Good rant. I agree wholeheartedly. Linked from the minutes there is a good detailed explanation of how to give credit to OpenStreetMap
@ThomasZander Really? I'm trying to imagine which kind of mobile development you are you doing. A cross-operating system approach which is not HTML5. ...titanium?
|The last two winter meet-ups, and first summer one TONIGHT||over 1 year ago||
Don't worry. I'm pretty sure the sysadmins aren't going to just switch it off one day. If it was going to happen it would be discussed more widely, or at least announced more widely. I think I remember mentioning to grant at the time, that the JOSM plugins are all set-up to use SVN.
|Marry Christmas OSM||over 1 year ago||
Takes a bit of imagination to see a santa there. It's a bit like spotting shapes in cloud formations. I like it!
Somebody could ruin this dreamy serendipity with some cold hard engineering. Process the planet file in search of a shapes that match most similarly to a predefined santa shape :-)
|Tile Stitching...||over 1 year ago||
I created a wiki page, mainly so I could make this findable in the Tile Stitching category. Quite a few different tools do this. Maybe we should make a more general page 'Tile Stitching'
|London Typhoon Haiyan Mapathon||over 1 year ago||
I do like my links :-) Actually I wrote this on the train without and internet connection. Frustrating. I had to leave the links to fill in later.
|Notes from anonymous users||over 1 year ago||
p.s. I've added this here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Notes#Todo._Guidelines_for_resolving_notes let's start thinking about what the guidelines should look like.