Recent diary entries
Today I started using mappilary, the crowd sourced street view based on OSM. The android app worked very well and it is incredible simple!
Check this footway here in Brasilia. Abraços, Linhares
I am using OSM in my smartphone with Firefox OS and it have been a great experience so long!
My two favourites apps are Lantea Maps and Here-I-am. Tomorrow I'm gonna try Track Guide out.
I am very happy that OSM is using the HOT style in the front page!
This style is great because it changes the color of the road based on the surface tag - very useful for dirt roads!
I was using it on JOSM and was hoping to see it on the map itself. It happened sooner than I was expecting =)
Yesterday I went to put some POIs on the map. It is amazing the number of shops you can find in a small commercial area. So that you have to focus on specific types. I usually take notes of these ones: pharmacy, supermarket, restaurant and bank. And also public buildings. In fact, I like much more to map buildings because you can draw them on the map :-)
The area I went yesterday is one of the many places forgotten by google maps. It gives me extra motivation to go there and map!
The last two weeks I had the chance to go on a nice trip with my family through the southeast region of Brazil.
Along with the sightseeing we mapped some POIs in the cities where we visited. It was a great experience!
Today I grabbed my bike and went to map Parque Ezechias Heringer. I was motivated because this is a new place that doesn't show in other sites ( cough Google cough).
I was lucky to find a dirt track alongside the metro line that I was curious if it existed. It does. And the pavement is not that bad. But there is a creek halfway that you have to cross by foot. MapMyTracks log here.