OpenStreetMap

LivingWithDragons has commented on the following diary entries

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OpenStreetBugs Phase out ... update 8 months ago

Thank you for your help in GB. It would be nice if your change sets were a little smaller, one covered 3 cities and several towns.

When I looked at OSB earlier this month, a lot were marking discrepancies in names with Ordnance Survey Locator data or they were housing developments that need watching. That means they really need on-the-ground checking. Currently it's very wet so my cycling-distance is limited. I manually moved some OSBs to Notes.

SOTM2013 group photo counts 214 people about 1 year ago

That's about 70% of the people registered for the conference.

speed and ease of updates (openstreetmap vs commercial providers) over 1 year ago

It also depends on if the oompah loompahs like you and/or believe that the road has really changed.

Blue post last time, Crosse Keys tonight over 1 year ago

You and your OpenStreetMap App Award idea were mentioned in the SotM planning meeting last night. Probably more discussion on it to follow later.

Test over 1 year ago

Welcome to OpenStreetMap!

Blue Posts and lots of upcoming events almost 2 years ago

Someone in the photo turned up early for Operation Cowboy!

Circular routing sounds great. I'd also point people to the Research wiki page. At least put a stubb to say you're doing something. Feel free to look for ideas and contact people who have done similar stuff. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Research

The Wenlock Arms meet-up (and next one tonight!) almost 2 years ago

Where is your jolly face in the 1st photo Harry? Are you holding in the sobbing. Also, how do you get a phone call in the pub if you don't have your phone?

Free Street Art Trail and Central Bristol Map almost 2 years ago

There are a lot of disjoined red lines. Steps?

Waypoint Symbol Aide Memoir almost 2 years ago

There is a skill to cycling and taking photos without stopping.

Dear Diary almost 2 years ago

Welcome! It looks like you've been making lots of contributions already, and around Frink Park looks like good detail.

tag for irrigation sprinkler almost 2 years ago

I've seen these sprinklers where the centre is fixed but it moves round, as I fly over other countries. Very noticeable from the air, as all the fields are round or an arc! But we don't want to get into mapping tractors.

I'm for mapping it with landuse=farmland, irrigated=yes. Maybe irragation_type=sprinkler_arm (or something) if you must.

From mapping each field as a farmland then the shapes will distinct which seems to be what you want.

Stepps. Scotland almost 2 years ago

Wow, that's a lot of detail. Now you can map house numbers and rubbish bins. ;)

Why abbreviation expansion bots are better than human busywork: Exhibit One almost 2 years ago

That's terrible... the bot didn't change Stanley Ave.

Wierd stuff with the rendering about 2 years ago

It might just be out of date and hasn't triggered to be rerendered. There is a trick you can do to make it rerender, mark the tile as dirty by reading these instructions. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Slippy_Map#Mapnik_tile_rendering

Rendering is the process of turning the vector data into raster image tiles. Image tiles look nicer and are easier to load lots of for lots of people, so much more suitable for the 'view' map.

When changes are made, the area should be rendered again. Sometimes that can take up to 2 hours, or a day in unusual circumstances. If it doesn't get put in the list to rerender, then it will do it if you look at the area at least 7 days later. There is also the possibility that your browser is caching the images.

Not working.... about 2 years ago

What code do you mean?

You may want to investigate/try using JOSM, which is an offline editor http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Josm

Upload changes frequently though to avoid conflicts!

If you have problems uploading with JOSM, save it as a file for uploading later.

In Tokyo for State of the Map 2012 about 2 years ago

Good timing for you to attend pre-conference drinks! http://www.stateofthemap.org/pre-conference-drinks-september-5th/

Status update about 2 years ago

If the pedestrian area is tagged with area=yes, then I'd say it is a routing issue. Although I think it makes the routing a bit harder (there may still be obstacles to avoid or holes/buildings in the area), and so I don't know any pedestrian routing that does this.

Subdivisions and Apartments and Mobile Home Parks, Oh my! about 2 years ago

Cool and welcome to OpenStreetMap. What city is it that you're working on?

Cleanmap: looks like Woden needs work about 2 years ago

Do you still have Woolworths in Australia? They went bankrupt about 2 years ago in the UK, I didn't even realise they had stores abroad.

South Tyneside Ward Project about 2 years ago

Welcome to OpenStreetMap!

I've done a lot of mapping in Durham, but also bits in Newcastle. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have.

Gregory/LivingWithDragons http://www.livingwithdragons.com