Paul Johnson has commented on the following diary entries

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How to find Missing Roads in OSM with GPS data 7 days ago

I would encourage users mapping against this to MAP the dirt tracks and what not that are getting traffic detected, since it is an indication that people are able to traverse it, rather than marking those as invalid.

New MapRoulette challenge idea: exit_to > destination 25 days ago

junction:ref=* as well! As you previously pointed out, it does obviate which direction the exit leaves the trunk or motorway!

Simulate traffic using OpenStreetMap-data and SUMO- Simulation for Urban MObility. about 2 months ago

OK, this is a total pisser from a Debian perspective...can't seem to get traffic generated.

New road style for the Default map style, the full version - PR, casings on z11 about 2 months ago

Damnit, Australia, get on board with specifics! National Highways should be AU xxx and state highways should be the postal abbreviation and XXX (NSW 391 or WA 47 as possible examples).

Complex Intersections, or Why We Should Get Rid Of exit_to about 2 months ago

OK, it's been a bit of work using it for tagging, but some things I've noticed:

  • destination and destination:lanes is far less ungainly than a simple exit_to or relations
  • I'm not convinced Osmand uses this data yet. It certainly would be handy to validate things, since I'm currently working to implement this state wide as part of my lanes and relations completion project.
Mapping turn lanes in OpensStreetMap 2 months ago

The turn lanes plugin should not be used at this point, as it uses the scheme that Has Lost The War™. turn:lanes is the way to go, it's the one that has consumer and rendering usage at this point, and the easier option to wrap your head around.

Restoring measurements from crashed database of Tower Collector 2 months ago

I would hope you're also contributing this data to (especially if there's any wifi data inclusive).

It's too damn high 2 months ago

So, am I to surmise, based on Bubble's presence in this thread, that something's fucky?

Addresses in Oklahoma 5 months ago

This seems to be a common thing with local US governments. The data is open, but often citing some really thin vineer of excuses to charge for access to the data directly from them. The primary audience tends to be realtors and land developers who generally don't give a shit about spending the $50 to get the current official dataset.

Addresses in Oklahoma 5 months ago

The level of difficulty is that even though this data is digital, this might actually require driving to 77 different cities and picking up 77 CDROMs...which I'm not personally opposed to doing at all, since I could trade shifts with a coworker and start doing it on my days off (along with collecting other data using Mapillary), but the expense of doing so is prohibitive.

A way to filter out closed notes in .osn files 8 months ago

Except you can do that in JOSM with osm.notes.daysClosed...

New Telenav Mapping Project: Dual Carriageways 9 months ago

Oh man, dual carriageway mapping (or the lack of it) drove me fucking bonkers when I first started editing Tulsa. The big divided boulevards now have (and have had for a couple years now) full mapping of the medians with service stubs at driveways. (U-turns are generally allowed in Tulsa, but at the time I was driving a bit of a boat, which requires a bit of extra planning; now I got a Kia and I can swing these much easier, though it does make me wish I had a U-turn signal).

Importing 1 million New York City buildings and addresses about 1 year ago

I don't really think name=* is the appropriate place for route numbers stopping at the stations.

Statistic of OpenStreetbugs in Notes about 1 year ago

It wouldn't surprise me if literally half of the currently open notes are mine, right here in Oklahoma.

Complex Intersections, or Why We Should Get Rid Of exit_to over 1 year ago

I'm in favor of burying the exit_to dinosaur, simply because I know of many center-lane (OR 8 from westbound U26), left (westbound I244 to southbound U75) and ambigious (U26 to Market Street; west I244 to north U75) exits that don't fit classical definition, yet are, exits).

Complex Intersections, or Why We Should Get Rid Of exit_to over 1 year ago

No, I'm against name=Exit 77. I'm in favor of ref=* on destination=* relations, however. Mostly because North American ramps often have multiple exit refs on the same ramp to start with. I can think of several in the Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington; and Tulsa, Oklahoma areas without trying (and, in Vancouver's case, minor edit wars, thanks to exit_to being hamfisted).

Complex Intersections, or Why We Should Get Rid Of exit_to over 1 year ago

destination=* also fits for a LOT of awkward edge cases exit_to=* doesn't. For example: A four-way crossroads. Would be nice to come out of a side road and get a direction like, "Turn right on OK 11, then in a quarter mile, turn left on to CR XYZ, to Ramona (via county road)". Which would be an improvement over the current usual OSM direction of "Turn right on OK 11, then in a quarter mile, turn left to CR XYZ," or Garmin's equivalent, "...then turn left onto Unnamed Road."

Should OpenStreetMap participate in ResetTheNet ? over 1 year ago

I really wish that there was a good way to proxy cache HTTPS. Or, heck, cache HTTPS. Most browsers won't do it, and (obviously, duh) it can't be transparently cached with squid. HTTPS is definitely much more bandwidth intensive than HTTP, which is still a big problem: Much of the US is still on dialup, and pretty much everywhere that isn't Scandinavia or South Korea isn't exactly doing much better.

Footways in Orloff Park, Pleasanton, CA, USA over 1 year ago

Footways? Or paths? If it's really narrow, like, two bikes can't pass head on without someone pulling over, footway=yes is definitely appropriate (if bikes are allowed, bicycle=yes is appropriate). Are bicycles allowed? Is it wide enough for two bikes to pass head on without slowing? Then highway=path is a better fit. Are pedestrians banned or is there a painted centerline? Then highway=cycleway (and possibly foot=yes) is appropriate.

turntable added just as it's removed about 2 years ago

Brooklyn Roundhouse was demolished the week of my return to Oklahoma in August 2012.