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Contributor numbers revisited and empty changesets galore 5 days ago

The bloat aspect is neligable, even though currently more than 10% of all changesets created are empty.

From an API point of view while the empty changesets could be discarded they can't being completly stopped from happening. They way to think of them is more: "setting a start marker", "adding edits", "setting a stop marker".

Fehler, Südlich von Peiting ca. 20 Punte die da nicht hingehören. 3 months ago

Hallo Athur, bitte solche Probleme im Deutschen Forum oder mailing list oder auf help.openstreetmap.org. Die Wahrscheinlicheit, dass es sofort korrigiert wird ist einfach viel grösser.

OpenStreetMap and the Open Data Movement 3 months ago

@lxbarth [sorry for the following bit of tongue in cheekness]

Hasn't the ultimate form of collaboration with government already been invented?

We pay them for their work.

Crazy TIGER 3 months ago

@dalek2point3 undoubtably TIGER is a great resource, and more recent releases are clearly a lot better for a large parts of the USA (there are still numerous areas where it is rather bad to say the least). But, as you point out, it is clearly not TIGER projects fault that we imported the data at a such early date. Further I don't think it is in any way fair to blame the importers, there seems to have been a community consensus that it was a good thing at the time.

What we shouldn't do however, is let political correct positivism get in the way of learning the many lesson we should learn from the TIGER import. For example don't hurry to import data when there is no immediate need, it is not going to go away and the next release will be better.

FIX THE MAP 3 months ago

Well the expectation wasn't really that it would be used as a short cut for people that are already mappers, but I agree we could simply display two buttons "Edit at current position" and "Create note at current position" and zap all the rest of the text for people that are logged in.

Attributing OpenStreetMap 3 months ago

@imagico off topic, but as a pointer http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SimonPoole/diary/21771 a fix the map page has been around for quite a while now.

Corrections 3 months ago

Hallo Daniel

Normalerweise sind Änderungen praktisch sofort sichtbar, allerdings kanns Gründe geben wieso es mal Ausnahmsweise nicht klappt. Der beste Ort zum nachschauen an was es liegen kann ist help.openstreetmap.org . Ansonsten ist es sinnvoll imger entweder einen Link auf den relevanten Changeset oder das Gebiet das du bearbeit hast anzufügen, ansonsten können iwr auch nur raten um was es genau geht,.

Simon

What kind of user/challenge stats do MapRoulette users want? 3 months ago

IMHO: KISS, completion percentage and absolute numbers over time is enough.

How do you map house numbers efficiently? 4 months ago

As long as you are still on the same street ,adding house number in vespucci is no more work than selecting the building outline or adding a node (long press), adding the tags by using the "repeat last tags" function and adjusting the number (around 3-4 clicks total). Every new road requires a bit more effort for the first address, but given the street name auto completion this is minimal.

This is naturally more effort (both clickwise and time) than with say keypad mapper for the surveying part, but you are already finished when you areat home and the addresses are where you really wanted them to be.

vespucci 0.9.4 available on google play store 4 months ago

Unluckily the version available on F-Droid is not coordinated with what we actually release.

They provided a build of 0.9.4 before we did (which surely caused/causes a lot of pain to its users because it was by far not release ready) , and the folloing builds tend to have been made at a random point in time, as a consequence I can't really recommend F-Droid for now.

vespucci 0.9.4 available on google play store 4 months ago

Not my decision, I'm not the projects maintainer and while some things are slightly painful with google code it is not at a level that it would warrant a fork.

Couldn't Save Changes 4 months ago

What you saw is due to an edit happening to one of the ways you working on before you uploaded (the server then has a more recent version of the way and, naturally, does not know what to do when you try to upload an older modified version). Currently only P2 and JOSM handle conflicts directly (vespucci allows you to export your edits and work out in JOSM what to do).

See https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/31318/how-do-i-find-a-way-by-id-in-id-to-fix-version-mismatch-and-then-save-my-edit

Simon

When does share alike kick in? 4 months ago

@imagico the LWG is acutely aware that there are cases in which providing the derivative database in full is a burden and doesn't actually make sense. It is likely that we will propose a guideline for discussion.

OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike 4 months ago

The comment at https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lxbarth/diary/21221#comment25721 was from me (sorry wrong account).

Name suggestion support in editors 5 months ago

First things first: the name suggestion functionality can be turned of in the "Advanced Preferences",

The new functionality is -only- triggered by entering something for a name tag (with the exception of objects that are highways), the rest of the auto-completion behaviour is unchanged.

When it applys the tags it will always ask for confirmation if it actually replaces something already present. You can always reload the original tags in the tag editor with the undo functionality if somethig goes massively wron. At this point in time however there is no fine grained undo in the tag editor.

Mapbox and the lake of attribution to OSM 5 months ago

@imagico the ODBL enforeces its terms contractualy and not "just" with copyright, so while I would I agree with Sven in the specific case, fair use is unlikely to come in to play in this case.

Current work on vespucci 5 months ago

That is the plan and that is one of the reaons I redid the imagery configuration (so that we have consistent imagery URLs available).

Attribution and all that (a rant) 6 months ago

@imagico the basic issue is that their are far far too many "if"s in this whole matter. You can't simply accuse an individual or company of violating its legal or contractual obligations publically regadless of how much you think you are right, you need to be fairly sure since you might end up on the wrong side of a court case.

@dieterdreist in general opinions offered by our legal counsel cannot be made public.

Report a problem 6 months ago

@bolomap the landing page is for third parties to link to, so it needs to give a short explanation what the project is about, how to help and for those that have a complaint that is not really map related pointers to the correct places to address.

Report a problem 6 months ago

Note quite sure why you would want to get to it from the OSM main page, the page is directed to people that have seen or believe to have seen a concrete issue and not to "normal" visitors.