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Attention Armchair Mappers!

Posted by Paul Johnson on 24 April 2011 in English (English)

I'm going to start adding bugs to Mapdust as I find them while on the road trucking. Given the generally good availability of aerial maps and GPS traces in the areas I'm driving in, these should be fairly easy to locate for an armchair mapper. Most of the locations will be in eastern Oklahoma, with some locations in adjacent parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Texas. See http://www.mapdust.com/?zoom=8&lat=4164934.6421&lon=-10808329.62579&layers=B0T for current bugs in this region.

OSM is being actively consumed by truck drivers in this region, and there's a *lot* of TIGER data needing review, so your efforts will definitely be appreciated.

Location: South 300 Road, Hoffman, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, 74437, United States of America

Comment from compdude on 25 April 2011 at 00:20

I hope you leave VERY good descriptions of bugs in MapDust. Like if it's missing a speed limit, tell us what it is. I am sick and tired of poorly-explained or blank bug reports in MapDust!

I once found a bug report in MapDust that was in the category 'other' and the description was "wwk." What is that supposed to mean?

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 25 April 2011 at 00:22

Yes, Compdude, I'm sick of descriptionless or overly-vague mapdust bugs.

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Comment from z-dude on 25 April 2011 at 06:51

speaking of truckers, should we have limits for 'max height' for roads, and 'max weight' for bridges? Or is a 'heavy vehicle' tag more widely used?

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Comment from JoshD on 25 April 2011 at 17:03

I'll be keeping a lookout if you ever happen to make it as far east as Virginia. Thanks for contributing!

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Comment from chriscf on 26 April 2011 at 00:51

As has been mentioned above, make sure you've got enough information in the report. In particular, if the problem is bad routing, include the destination and the directions you were expecting. This is my bugbear with routing bugs in my area.

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 27 April 2011 at 01:09

@alexz: Both, since different areas have different rules regarding maxweight.

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