Richard has commented on the following diary entries
|Potlatch 2: see two sets of imagery at once||5 months ago||
On occasion P2 does serve as a training ground for new JOSM features! (MapCSS, parallelise, etc.)
|GORDON'S ALIVE||6 months ago||
Undelete's pretty unlikely to make a comeback for a while I'm afraid - the way it's implemented in P1 is a bit under-the-radar, and it really needs to become part of the official API first. But you never know...
|First thoughts||6 months ago||
Would be great to have you along, and congratulations on your edits so far. Do post updates on what you're doing on the diary - other people can help and offer advice. And you never know, if there are tiresome improvement jobs that can equally be done from the aerial imagery, you might be able to get remote assistance for your task.
|cycle.travel now has OSM-powered bike routing for Western Europe||7 months ago||
Hi Ocivelo - cycle.travel does already take elevation into account, but I'll take a look at that example and see if the hill penalty could be revised!
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|SotM 2014 Argentina logo||7 months ago||
|Missing Cardrona Trails||7 months ago||
They haven't been deleted. It's just that the map now longer shows things that have a name but not a 'class' (i.e. what they actually are), and you only gave these trails a name - you didn't actually say that they are trails!
If you add tags such as 'highway=footway' or 'highway=track', then they'll show up on the map again.
|Changing the real world to map the renderer....||7 months ago||
I always wondered why the most un-NCN-like A5132 was signposted as a route!
|cycle.travel now has OSM-powered bike routing for Western Europe||8 months ago||
That's odd - worksforme. What browser are you using?
|To all recklessly editing newbies||9 months ago||
To all old hands:
WHY MAKE UNNECESSARILY COMPLICATED TAG PROPOSALS INVOLVING 839 LEVELS OF NESTED RELATIONS THAT NEWBIES CAN'T UNDERSTAND
|cycle.travel now has OSM-powered bike routing for Western Europe||9 months ago||
Feedback is always good - thanks! :)
There's a key at the top right (it says 'Key'), though I suspect it might not look right in Opera 12. There are definitely tooltip hints on the orange buttons (it's in the 'title' attribute) - maybe an Opera thing again?
The coffee shop thing is because it shows coffee shops in rural areas at low zoom levels, but not in built-up areas... and the built-up area polygon for Hambury doesn't include the Hafencity. Not sure what to do about that.
Red dots and cut-off labels are Mapnik placement things. The red dots should be there but they're getting squeezed out by the other labels/symbols. I think you have to have a degree in advanced wizardry to understand Mapnik placement. It's a bit like the Schleswig-Holstein Question but in XML.
Showing non-cycle features at small scales is one of the challenges of bike maps - like it or not, it's how a lot of people understand their way around (they're big landscape features even if you can't cycle along them).
It generally prefers small roads to major roads but, that said, taking you via Große Reichenstraße is a bit of an extreme diversion. Will investigate. The generalisation is an OSRM thing though there may be ways round it.
Kilometres will be along soon, but until then you can set a per-user preference by creating an account (that's also how you share and save routes).
|I feel nostalgic||9 months ago||
Screenshots of the early 'style' (which is possibly overstating it) are difficult to find. The only one I've unearthed so far is http://vagueterrain.net/journal/13/dreher/dreher-3.png , but it's very low resolution.
But, in short, the earliest style that I remember was a Landsat background, with thickish white lines for each way, and I think with some black casing. That's it. Assuming you can get the Landsat background, it shouldn't take more than five minutes to knock up in Maperitive/TileMill/whatever.
|White House||9 months ago||
The capital of France is Paris.
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|Mapnik don't render railwail=abandoned tag ?||10 months ago|
|Android OSM apps||10 months ago||
Have you tried an iPhone?
runs away very very fast indeed
|My one problem with OpenStreetMap||10 months ago||
I'm not sure where you get the impression that the majority of OSM developers are working for companies. If it's true (which I doubt) it's only on a technicality - several are independent OSM consultants (i.e. they own their own companies), others are employed on OSM-related business but contribute code to OSM in their spare time, and so on. Very few people are paid to contribute code to the core osm.org site.
Nor am I sure why you think that OSMF has a "hierarchy" or a "development team". It doesn't. Generally the development of the site has very little to do with OSMF; the Foundation's main function is to hold ownership of certain assets, e.g. servers, domain names etc.
As a matter of fact, routing ("directions") is already being worked on and will be going live shortly: see http://jsrouting.apis.dev.openstreetmap.org and https://github.com/systemed/openstreetmap-website/tree/routing .
I'd encourage you to talk to developers and find out how things work at present before making radical suggestions as to how things should change. IRC is a good place to do this.
|bicycle traffic||10 months ago||
It's great to have new cycle mappers on board but -
Wow. No. Please don't do that.
Making up new values such as "compulsory" and "facultative" will mean that routing software and renderers have no idea how to treat your data.
In addition, tag values should generally be commonly-understood British English where possible, and "facultative" certainly isn't that.
Please use the tagging@ mailing list to discuss your ideas for tagging before arbitrarily changing data. Please also revert your changes. Thanks.
|Mapping Baker St TONIGHT, and other summer events||11 months ago||
Surely Wikimania should be considered a fringe event of the much more important OSM 10th Birthday party!