Hawkeye has commented on the following diary entries
|OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike||about 1 month 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||2 months 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||2 months 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 https://togetherjs.com/ 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||4 months 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 http://www.itoworld.com/static/ito_tools.html 'OSM Mapper'
Also contacted local hack lab and linux users group.
Anyway, nice presentation.
|osm2pgsql command lines||5 months 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||9 months ago||
Fantastic to see how fast the map reacts.
|Easter Craiglockhart Hill, Craiglockhart Pond||over 1 year ago||
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.
|End of Newton Mearns mapping for now||over 1 year ago||
Great edits! If you're back in Scotland, feel free to drop by our meet-ups
|State of the Map Scotland : Edinburgh : This Friday 19th- 20th October||over 1 year ago||
Looking forward to it! Great job organising.
|State of the Map Scotland||over 1 year ago||
it's great but I can't claim it. I think Bob made it.
|Stepps. Scotland||over 1 year ago||
Nice work, looks much better!
|NCN74||over 1 year ago||
See the NCN74 route here
|Potlatch||almost 2 years ago||
ITO World have some great tools for seeing who is editing the map and where
look for ITO map & ITO mapper
|Potlatch||almost 2 years ago||
All the best with adding Wikipedia links etc. Great to see collaboration between these two great enterprises. Your edits look spot on so far.
|First area mapping from survey||about 2 years ago||
Not sure how the StreetView data is collected but I think it is largely based on aerial imagery. I guess the answer is to wait for the new european Galileo satellites which will give sub-1m accuracy. But that could be 2019.
Or a bit of balloon aerial mapping?
I would say GPS would be okay for this type of surveying. Maybe adding a note= tag that it is approximate.
|Adding housenumbers||about 2 years ago||
great stuff! looks excellent.
|Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan||about 2 years ago||
Welcome to OpenStreetMap, good luck!
|Well Done Edinburgh Council||over 2 years ago||
This is great, do we know who was behind this? Edinburgh Council also link to Cyclestreets http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/1504/walking_and_cycling (generic link)
|Copying from OS Locator||over 2 years ago||
I have been adding lots of names from Locator in Scotland but always added source:name and tried my best not to disturb what's already there. adding not:name when it has been surveyed and FIXME if I think it's worth double checking. I don't think it necessary puts people off contributing and makes the map much more usable. I take on board what you are saying and will continue with caution.
|Experience||over 2 years ago||
If we had a special award for being arrested in the pursuit of mapping excellence, I would nominate you! Did you show them you had been a member of OSM for 3 years, and the thousands for edits you had made? Or did they think this an elaborate ruse?