Hawkeye has commented on the following diary entries
|State of the Map Scotland : Edinburgh : This Friday 19th- 20th October||almost 3 years ago||
Looking forward to it! Great job organising.
|State of the Map Scotland||about 3 years ago||
it's great but I can't claim it. I think Bob made it.
|Stepps. Scotland||about 3 years ago||
Nice work, looks much better!
|NCN74||about 3 years ago||
See the NCN74 route here
|Potlatch||over 3 years ago||
ITO World have some great tools for seeing who is editing the map and where
look for ITO map & ITO mapper
|Potlatch||over 3 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||over 3 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||over 3 years ago||
great stuff! looks excellent.
|Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan||over 3 years ago||
Welcome to OpenStreetMap, good luck!
|Well Done Edinburgh Council||almost 4 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||about 4 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||about 4 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?
|Hidden homes||about 4 years ago||
Don't forget treehouses too!
|Created an account||over 4 years ago||
Welcome and good luck. Hopefully the learning curve is easier than ever but if you have any problems there is always someone willing to help.
|noob||over 4 years ago||
Welcome to OSM. Thanks for contributing. It is a wee bit addictive...
|art renderer||over 4 years ago||
tourism=artwork is in the potlatch editor but not rendered on the mapnik map. you could tag artwork tourism=attraction. but probably best to ask to get it rendered on the main mapnik map. or make your own map. for a basic static map to print for instance try maperitive software. you can customize the map to your liking. Not sure the best place to ask for changes to the mapnik map. hopefully someone else can help.
|Ye olde tale of the landuse=farmland tag||over 4 years ago||
I have tried mapping a farm in detail to work this through. I kept changing my mind on different aspects - tagging some fields as farmland and others as grass. In the end, I feel landuse=farmland isn't very descriptive. Perhaps farmland=grazing, farmland=arable. Would add more detail. Fences and hedges look great and are useful landmarks for walkers etc, so I would urge people if they have the time to map them, rather than putting blobs of farmland on the map. But, you know, as long as people are adding new info and its vaguely accurate, then eventually those big blobs become fine detail.
Have a look at my attempt here:
|Adding landuse||over 4 years ago||
There plenty of ideas here for natural/landuse mapping:
Some of the tagging scheme still needs working out. So if you are Wiki writing inclined, or want to learn - join the debate and help improve the Wiki
|osm is turning me into a botanist||over 4 years ago||
Testing this further for an area e.g. wood, you could try tagging cover:Ganzania=10%
otherwise, using taxon or genus:30%= won't work if there are two species with 30% coverage. The value has to be unique. I have updated the taxon page to reflect this.
|Three years of dragging my GPS around with me...||over 4 years ago||
I assure you, that was no waste of time or computing power! :-)