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Removing phone booths in Belgium 5 days ago

And in fact I surveyed and removed the closest 4 before this edit ;)

Removing phone booths in Belgium 5 days ago

Hi woodpeck

I am aware of the Mechanical Edits rules.

I'm sorry, I forgot to note that this was something we have been discussing this on the Belgian mailinglist since June. There was not a single voice against this. In fact newer contributors not on the list began asking me if there wasn't a way to automatically remove them, since it has been on the TV news that they're all gone.

We are very very sure that there are no operational Belgacom/Proximus phone booths left. Any other phones were not removed, though we believe there are none left whatsoever.

Kind regards

M!dgard

map styles: Default OSM vs Google Maps 3 months ago

This may also be an interesting area: http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/#13/51.2942/3.1183&num=2&mt0=mapnik&mt1=google-map Google Maps doesn't do a great job here either: it's not clear what's water and what's road, although I see they have improved it a bit since last year.

Belgian Mappers of the Month: Ruben & Josefien 4 months ago

Ha, I can tell you those badges don't work nearly as much as we'd hoped. People don't really look that close at you. (That would be awkward.) That's why we are designing T-shirts now, they are much more visible!

We've drawn a lot of attention to ourselves while collecting POIs in the Kerkstraat, one shop owner even talked to us when we were harvesting his opening hours. He couldn't believe we were really doing it for free and thought there was a catch, so he didn't trust us ...