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Hendrikklaas has commented on the following diary entries

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On Sett Pavements 3 months ago

"the consensus here is that these are (in general) modern, mechanically shaped to neatly fit. The can be cast from concrete, they can be natural stones that are cut in a specific shape," Some remarks, since its hard to determine what kind of paving stones there have been used to pave a road by 9 out of 10 mappers fail to do so, consensus based on ? Most mappers are or will be able to see if its natural stone (cobblestone), concrete (also known as BKK) or a -baked clay model, but there are several kinds of clay-bricks. And do not ask an Italian what kind it is of or even a lowlander. The most used are called from small to big, IJssel bricks, Waaltjes and Fat-stone but almost every brick bakery had its own format (size). So, adding that kind of info here and there would not make a sturdy database. And yes, all of the mentioned pavements are 'set' brick by brick, if that’s the definition of sett, because they are applied in a certain kind of pattern (several).

The joy and sadness of open data 5 months ago

In my opinion is mapping still a survey as Christiana stated. Areal views are a use full item, but the world is outside. So, go out and notice items such as, steps, baskets, trees, containers or a bus stop. Look at the surfaces beneath your feet or eyes and the width of a cycleway are hard to see from a satellite image and tag tree’s separate instead of a row . It depends on the number of active mappers, many in Germany but only a view in Egypt. And remember that a day’s survey will contain a lot of info, it will take some time to ad it correctly. So, start collecting as much as you can get or remember and use all the available tools we have, GPS, memocorder and camera to record your survey.

Do you know what this is? about 2 years ago

Hi marc, have a look at this lookalike here http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/52.41177/5.67690 Greetz

Improving the OSM map - why don't we? [9] over 2 years ago

@simonpoole, problem or not, if a mapper wont's to add or change an item there's nothing wrong in it, we 're all doiing our own ways isnt it ? According to and as good as following the Wiki.

Money! over 3 years ago

Simon as a humble mapper I agree, don’t start to take an employee with regular wages if it aint clear what’s the amount of a yearly income at OSM. There other items that need money as well, or is even the development of programs a gift as well ? Single sponsoring actions can be held locally without world wide support. Hendrik