OpenStreetMap

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What kind of user/challenge stats do MapRoulette users want? 6 days ago

Find out what referred them to MapRoulette.

DC Street Names 26 days ago

David, Let me know how i can help. Brian

Falls Church to Arlington, VA, along Lee Highway about 1 year ago

That's the idea. I find that so much time is wasted at mapping parties dealing with geometry. And that's a steep learning curve for newcomers. The fun part of mapping is capturing names, numbers, and types of buildings. Also point features like statues are easy to capture.

I formed this opinion after trying to split one building in Hyattsville into n stores. It's hard to do that an preserve the geometry. It's hard!

Also I feel users are more invited to update a map of unidentified areas than an empty map of roads.