OpenStreetMap

This looks interesting

Posted by Paul Weaver 1965 on 31 October 2012 in English (English)

I have not done anything real significant yet due to only having got here a few hours ago. I have done 3 very small edits to identify things that I know but am going to get some GPS traces to confirm the exact location of some paths that are not clear on Bing so I can add them.

My next post will hopefully be a little more interesting.

Comment from aseerel4c26 on 31 October 2012 at 22:57

Welcome Paul! If you have any questions in the future feel free to ask! Also note the help and documentation (way way too big to read everything) links on the left-hand side menu.

I had a quick look at some of your edits. A tip: I think you chose to use too much nodes to trace this church building. That results in wiggly walls which are probably straight in reality. Corners are usually (not always...) rectangular (Potlatch offers a tool to make corners rect. - in the lower right screen). However, that would be just an improvement (from my POV).

Thank you for your help here! :-)

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Comment from dcp on 1 November 2012 at 12:00

Again Welcome!. As a newcomer, please check your edits with http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=geometry

and

http://keepright.ipax.at/report_map.php?db=osm_EU&zoom=14&lat=48.20808&lon=16.37221

Be careful when editing other contributions. Please read about http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation

and

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Multipolygon

Especially relations can easily be mutilated by newcomers. If you feel you need advice/help ask here. The community is very responsive!

And have fun. It is addicting!

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