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First Edits over 2 years ago

Welcome! thanks for contributing. Great to hear GIS courses using OpenStreetMap for teaching.

West Lothian is 100% complete! over 2 years ago

Good work! it's great to have the street info completed. And mapillary is is proving a useful tool. Especially now it detects traffic signs/speed limits etc (see the filter menu on the bottom left).

Happy mapping and hopefully catch you at the next meetup.

Telenav Signpost Mapping Project Completed! over 2 years ago

We need your help in the UK!


Keep up the good work.

Greenock Cut over 2 years ago

Thanks for contributing to the map. And good luck with your research.

Rose garden almost 3 years ago

Thanks for the example. I've been thinking about this, but more focused on leisure=garden.

I see you use garden=rose_garden and garden:type=botanical.

On the wiki there is also garden=style.

I was trying to work out which 'garden' tags are the most appropriate - it doesn't seem clear.

I was trying to tag a 'community garden' - mixture of allotment, garden, orchard. Any suggestions?

I would suggest adding a little more detail to this page:

And adding a note to the leisure=garden page.

OpenStreetMap - yours to cut out and keep almost 3 years ago

Thanks, You're welcome to propose it. This was one of my first attempts, I'm hoping to put together some images this weekend. So maybe have something more interesting to post in coming days.

The trouble with the ODbL - summarized almost 3 years ago

I think Wikipedia collaboration is really interesting use case and as you say most OSM contributors would support closer integration with wikipedia/wikimedia. Not convinced that requires a licence change but a very good (non-commercial use case) which we can all get behind and work out guidelines for. I think continued refining of the community guidelines is the best thing to concentrate on for now possibly keeping in mind how these guidelines would help or hinder wikipedia/wikimedia integration.

Experimental Overpass attic support in Achavi (augmented change viewer) about 3 years ago

Great. thank you. Bookmarked!

India Villages about 3 years ago

'The soul of India lives in its villages...' beautiful.

Making a map of the mappers contributing to mapping parties about 3 years ago

Thanks, I think I understand now. In Overpass Turbo, I used this query:

[diff:"2014-06-23T00:00:00Z"];(node(55.877838662652906,-4.343075752258301,55.900317043029,-4.297800064086914);<;);out meta;

I still couldn't load the result into JOSM. Instead, exported the result as geojson. So no need to install osmtogeojson as stated above.

So just use overpass turbo and export as geojson.

Making a map of the mappers contributing to mapping parties about 3 years ago

I think the overpass developers are busy updating some of the 'attic' data - in the video linked to above, they mention there's been a problem with some of the older attic data but it's working correctly for any data since last month but some older data/diffs aren't quite working.

So I imagine they'll fix the old attic data and then roll it out to the (more widely used?) overpass turbo system.

Thanks for the update.


Making a map of the mappers contributing to mapping parties about 3 years ago

I don't think the 'diff' command is working in overpass turbo yet. But I'm sure it will be available soon. But yes, it's possible to get geojson from overpass turbo. But let me know if I'm wrong on these points.

OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike over 3 years ago

What's the hurry? In 70 years or so it will all be public domain anyway (or at least the snapshot from this year will be).

OpenStreetMap - Increasing diversity over 3 years ago

Thanks for the response, good point about the diverse/free tagging scheme. I think you're right in the fact OSM is flexible and open and avoids 'the tyranny of the majority' problem. Being open and free maybe isn't quite enough, I think having the Foundation make a statement/policy about actively seeking the widest audience/membership/editors would be beneficial and positive step to thinking about ways to widen participation. Although, I think the foundation's supporting role is good, I think this is the perfect subject/issue for them to lead on.

Anyway, as you say it's a do-cracy. And I have mapping parties to organise... :-)

iD Newbie friendly feature request over 3 years ago

Yep, really good idea. Could try adding to iD github issues list as an enhancement idea:

Ultimately, people hate reading instructions - people seek information from other people first (when possible). So live chat makes sense at a psychological/design level.

And some how implemeting would be amazing too. List is on my long wish list of things to look into trying out but doubt will have time too.

My first OSM meeting over 3 years ago

Sounds much like my first meeting. Keep up the good work - sure you'll be surprised by the number of people who turn up next time.

I messaged active uses in my area using 'OSM Mapper'

Also contacted local hack lab and linux users group.

Anyway, nice presentation.

osm2pgsql command lines almost 4 years ago

I've been told - 'The command line is your friend' - a distant, aloof friend, who never gives you any useful advice but has been around for so long you kinda just have to get on with each other.

Bridge to nowhere about 4 years ago

Fantastic to see how fast the map reacts.

Easter Craiglockhart Hill, Craiglockhart Pond over 4 years ago

Great work!

I've started to add 'desire line' in the description= if it looks like an unofficial path. I would suggest aligning GPS with other peoples traces or several GPS tracks to get extract line. GPS can easily be 10-20 metres out. The surface= tag is also useful. With the current technology 5-10m precision is practical and most people reading the map will work out their location.

Happy mapping

End of Newton Mearns mapping for now almost 5 years ago

Great edits! If you're back in Scotland, feel free to drop by our meet-ups

Scotland meet ups