MapMakinMeyers has commented on the following diary entries

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Making a multilingual map of India using OpenStreetMap data about 2 months ago

do you have the raw data used for the names? and the wiki ids?

Belarus shapefile data 4 months ago

Yes, I just wanted to share ;)

All Municipalities in Nicaragua 5 months ago

do you have the raw shapefile data from the government?

Adding missing towns and villages in OSM 5 months ago

Jothirnadh, I will send you some updated nga locations and will shift them based on macthing village and urban area within settlement to help your team. I can send in a csv or shapefile format. I will do Karnataka as a poc for your team message me your email

Today is thanksgiving in the US so I will be with friends and family, but will be working on this for you guys here and there.


Community mapping in Cape Town 8 months ago

amazing work!! check out their open data here:

cheers!! Justin

Why am I against wholesale import of administrative boundaries from any 3rd party source for the Philippines 9 months ago

I agree with Maning. GADM is junk in my opinion. I have reached out to Dr. Hijmans ( numerous times and have spoken on the phone with him with regard to the data and sources. He does not feel the need to cite his sources. He does not know where all the data is from!? And he is impossible to work with. You could send him 50 e-mails and he will not reply (yes, I did this and he does not reply...).

At one point there was a license for the data mentioned - it was a non-commercial.

I think talking with the proper government agency in the country the boundaries are for in any country is best. If a nation does not have quality data with a proper license, then users should take action and go out and map.

South Kivu RGC pre-existing map - has anyone seen this yet? 10 months ago

they released data about three years ago:

this is shapefile data. not sure the copyright/ scale/ etc. I reached out to them in the past, but had no luck receiving any follow-up.


Mapping of Sukadana about 1 year ago

just sent the e-mail. let me know if the desa names are correct. Thanks!

Mapping of Sukadana about 1 year ago

can i send you a shapefile of the desas in the area so you could confirm them?

New Zealand Data Help over 1 year ago

DaCor, this is my first time using it. From my understanding the NZ government is pretty good about opening up data to the public. I believe they are just getting back from a holiday, so hopefully I hear from them soon. Please vote and encourage your friends and colleagues to vote.

I also filed a request here:

These seem to be granted quite often.

Thank you!!

How can I get accurate locations in a forest ? over 1 year ago

Strava doesn't share data back with the larger community; reaching out to them is a joke...

If I were trying to get a accurate GPS trail through heavy foliage I would hike/ bike/ walk/ drive the route several times and average out the data; take a few geotagged pics. Line up with some imagery from EarthExplorer (if in US) - and make it yourself. Sometimes emailing county gis departments or park departments for baseline data doesnt hurt.


India Villages almost 2 years ago

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dlr data help almost 2 years ago

Festive. Does anyone here have any contacts there that may be able to change that!? It seems like the osm community has a strong voice in getting data from governments. In all honesty, I am willing to bet the agency uses osm data... so you would think they would have a working relationship with osm and the mapping community.

Cheers, Justin

dlr data help almost 2 years ago

Who funds them? Isn't Deutschland all about open data!?!?? Is there anyway to formally request access to this information? You would think they would want to share it...???

OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike about 2 years ago

Wasn't OSM founded on the concept of free and open data. 'Open' data with silly licenses is not open, it is licensed. just my .02$

Cheers ;)

Copyrighting Location Based Facts? over 2 years ago

I would never do anything that is questionable with regard to the OSM project. I was just throwing it out there to see what people think/ say.

I started to think this morning; I go and take a gps reading at the center of my downtown. It is literally 5 feet from a lat/ long that is copyrighted by a commercial map provider. they have the same name as well. Can I publish this location and name, or does someone own it!?!??

Russia Data Questions about 3 years ago

Zverik, I have a few questions with regard to the data you told me to look at ( The data isn't for the entire nation is it? When extracting the files there are two for every admin 1. For example there is a 01_F_201(Республика Адыгея).gpx and a 01_F_202_нп (Республика Адыгея).gpx do you know what the difference is between these for all of the files? I do not know what a "нп" represents? I reached out to liosha through a message and on the forum, but have not heard anything back as of yet. Are the pdf's parsed from data located here:


Russia Data Questions about 3 years ago

Zverik, Thank you for the information. I will have to research the link and data you sent above. I have been contacting people all day and inofrmaion is starting to come back so I have to follow up on every lead! I did reach out to who I think is the head person at Yandex Geo, but in all honesty I have no clue (I am on facebook but not VK/ VKontakte) - and they do not seem to be on facebook. Any information I receive I plan on sharing with the larger OSM/ gis-lab community. I hope I find what I am looking for soon!

Russia Data Questions about 3 years ago

aseerel4c26 - my questions are above. Could you assist?

Russia Data Questions about 3 years ago

Zverik, I am looking for official sources of locational data. I have found what I believe to be valuable data here: KLADR ( ... nce/kladr/ ) and FIAS ( ) but there isn't any latitude/ longitude. I am looking for something like that - whether it is point, polygon data or csv data with latitude/ longitude, etc. Or just any knowledge of who to contact or knowledge of such data. Could you assist!?