OpenStreetMap

Hjart has commented on the following diary entries

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Don't be a square: JOSM wants me to only have round buildings 4 days ago

I agree that this is designed to thoroughly drive mad unsuspecting users.

rorym. what tool did you use to create that gif?

How to map buildings within a building? about 2 months ago

At https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/wiN building:part tags has been used to map and name parts of buildings. Here the names also doesn't render on the default view though.

How to track and encourage contribution? 2 months ago

I tend to be too busy mapping to really care about my stats :-)

Parks Again 3 months ago

I love your conclusions. I didn't see the thread you mention, but in other areas I have observed exactly the same :-)

My suggestion on OMS 4 months ago

Jason. Which "official applications" do you refer to?

Whoops! 4 months ago

It's been more than 2 weeks since the last edit on this account: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Meg_W/history , so no need to worry :-)

To do: fix some nasty navigational errors in the nasty connection between Main North Road, Southern Expressway and Panalatinga road 4 months ago

GraphHopper and other navigators needs to first download a copy of the OSM database and then process the data into special formats suitable for their purpose. This process can be quite computing intensive and that's why you should expect navigators to take at least a day (some much longer) to pick up changes to the OSM database.

Pokemon Go made me start editing OSM 5 months ago

I've played PoGo periodically and find the switch great as it made a lot of footways, cycleways, forest tracks etc. in my area appear. I've been a very active OSM contributor for quite a few years, so of course OSM is a lot more complete here than G Maps ever were :-)

Pokemon Go now uses OSM 5 months ago

I was wondering about new footways etc suddenly showing in the game. So this why.

Streets as Areas 7 months ago

In Denmark (the country in north Europe) I know of one case of roads mapped as areas: The area around https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/441584563.

This doesn't show on our standard layer, but imho has a number of advantages.

See more at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/area:highway

OSM Analytic Tracker (OSMAT) 7 months ago

I have been watching the authors own instance at https://osm.expandable.dk/ (which also acts as a running demo) covering the country Denmark almost daily for nearly 2 years now and have found it immensely usefull for keeping track of activity and spotting mistakes. Quite a few times I've been able to correct mistakes (mostly done by newbies) within as little as 5 minutes. Actual vandalism doesn't happen very often, but of course I've been able to quickly discover and revert a few cases.

Sharp Turns onto Ramps 8 months ago

Am i to understand that 90 +/- 5 degree turns will not trigger your test? I'm looking at the "fix" at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/55.40320/8.72897, which I consider both unnecessary and downright ugly. I've been looking at number of similar "solutions" around Denmark (by the same mapper) and when I look at stuff like that I feel quite tempted to just plain revert it. I think it should be fixed by either putting it in the exceptions file mentioned in https://github.com/b-jazz/sharp-turns-onto-ramps or possibly make sure the segment connecting to Darumvej is 90 degrees.

uMap "OSM 'Find-a-plane' " 12 months ago

Note that recording name of imagery + rough date of it can be very useful in this context

how can I delete this? 12 months ago

You would probably want to add these to your profile page (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/map-hard) as well as point to your own wiki account rather than Malenki's

OSMF Selling Data to Google? about 1 year ago

Note the date: http://www.weeklyosm.eu/archives/8950

Paris is a bicycle shop about 1 year ago

A great tool for quickly discovering and correcting edits like these is the osm-analytic-tracker. I've described my experiences using it on the talk list.

Semi-protecting specific areas in my experience isn't necessary. The mentioned tracker (or similar) and a small, entusiastic local community is what's needed.

In my experience too the vast majority of Maps.me users do not have any clear idea that they are editing something called OpenStreetMap or that our project is actually different from Maps.me.

Paris is a bicycle shop about 1 year ago

I'm not familiar with the situation in France, but being extremely familiar with the situation in Denmark, I'm not at all surprised if no local mappers noticed anything.

In Denmark very very few people (even in our large cities) appears to have the time, interest and technical knowledge necessary for regularly following the activity in their local areas and if the situation in Paris is in any way similar to our situation, there's no way I can be surprised.

What's Wrong With Bing Maps? over 1 year ago

The Bing overlay "acting up" is due to bandwith limitations between you and Bing (a Microsoft entity). OSM is not responsible for this.

Don't just do a mechanical edit, look at the area and look for other mistakes! over 1 year ago

Personally I find the "area-driven" approach, which Rorym so nicely describes here, much more satisfying than the "subject-driven". It has many times caused me discover issues (sometimes serious) that most likely would never have been discovered otherwise. I have in many many cases seen "subject-driven" fellow contributors leave behind issues in the immediate vicinity which were much more serious than the one they fixed. This is not to say that the "subject-driven" approach is not valuable, but if you do have some extra time to spare, looking at the area around the initial subject can definitely be worth it.

Wikidata is beautiful for every non-geographical data over 1 year ago

Lots of Wikipedia data is mechanically imported to Wikidata using bots (see i.e. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q2430154&action=history) I'm not familiar with those though, but you would probably want to find someone who is.