OpenStreetMap

Prototype of newbie-safe semi-automated edits available

Posted by Mark Gray on 24 August 2009 in English (English)

OpenStreetMap Quick Check:

http://vatavia.net/mark/osmqc/

"A quick and easy way to help improve the OpenStreetMap database"

If you can look at a satellite photo and answer a simple question, you can help.

The first example project is categorizing residential road endings. This system could also be used for many other purposes.

Feel free to edit/discuss the wiki page for this project:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/QuickCheck

Comment from HannesHH on 24 August 2009 at 19:46

This is really really good. Great fun too.

Is "Can't tell" the proper one to use if one does not know or does not mind, so one wants to just "skip"?

Are the Yahoo tiles always most zoomed in?

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Comment from Milliams on 24 August 2009 at 22:32

I really like this. I can see a lot of potential for crowd-sourcing error checking.

Good work.

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Comment from POHB on 25 August 2009 at 09:31

Great idea. One problem, sometimes it couldn't tell because the road drawn over the map was obscuring the satellite image.

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Comment from Mark Gray on 25 August 2009 at 12:16

Can't Tell is similar to Skip, but if enough people say Can't Tell, we will stop showing that place.

I can't seem to get the maximum zoom with that map control. I am working on it.

There should not be any roads drawn on top of the satellite image while using Quick Check. If you have somehow changed to the Yahoo Hybrid map with roads drawn on it, change back to Satellite. We cannot be looking at the Yahoo roads layer while editing OSM.

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