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history sometimes repeats itself

Posted by Jose Riha on 14 March 2012 in English (English)

funny stuff. recently - after almost 3-year long break - i've been able to reproduce very similar thing i did during my business trip in switzerland (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Jose%20Riha/diary/7324). of course this time it was a different company, different location, different osm mapper.. shared factor is a very friendly attitude of both guys.

during my 2 weeks long stay i've been able to trace 90+ km and add more than 2200 housenumbers in bad vilbel together with a few pois and osm features (mostly shelter yes/no or opening hours). without help of Schwoggel who risked it and borrowed his bike to a total stranger (read: me) i would only be able to map a fraction of it and even though there is still much work to do in bad vilbel especially siedlung heilsberg improved a lot.

thank goes again to Schwoggel & his family for his/their openmindness and very nice "after-party" dinner :-)

Location: Siedlung Heilsberg, Bad Vilbel, Wetteraukreis, Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany, European Union

How community can help

Posted by Jose Riha on 1 August 2009 in English (English)

I've just returned from a business trip in Switzerland. Went there with an idea to map the surroundings as much as possible in a free time but you know you can't do much mapping by walking. Renting a car would be quite an expensive alternative but listen what happened. Itoworld showed some recent activity in the area I was planning to do so I contacted the guy who's done them and he was so kind that he offered I could borrow his bike for a few days. This way I could pretty much finish the whole village of Schuepfen in a mere 2 days! A nice example of helping out OSM mappers-visitors, don't you think? Oh, and thank you again 6090km! ;-) Joe

Location: Dorfstrasse, Schüpfen, Verwaltungskreis Seeland, Verwaltungsregion Seeland, Bern, 3054, Switzerland
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