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About another OSMF board meeting 3 months ago

Just for the record I don't think the Red Cross donation was kept secret as such, it's just that the intention was to announce it was the machine it bought was installed and doing it's job and we in operations were a bit slow getting that done and it sat around for some months after initial installation and testing before we got it live.

Once it was live I believe the blog post happened more or less immediately.

Obviously the donation could just have been announced and then the machine later but I genuinely don't think there was anything underhand - it was just thought easier to do everything at once and then that took a lot longer than intended.

National Cycle Routes Dec 2017. 5 months ago

I don't think Andy pulls in data directly from Sustrans - he just uses whatever data is in the main OSM database.

So if we're out of date then fix it and it should show up on the cycle layer - just be careful of any license issues if using Sustrans as a source rather than surveying on the ground.

Tool for measuring elevation above sea level on the OSM map 5 months ago

Adding ele tags to existing objects (if accurate, which GPS elevations rarely are) is certainly not terrible but equally probably isn't that valuable.

Trying to create an elevation model by adding a grid of nodes just to carry ele tags would be pretty terrible.

Tool for measuring elevation above sea level on the OSM map 5 months ago

As a general rule we don't encourage the addition of elevation data beyond things like specific peaks because that is much better served using a separate elevation model such as the SRTM data that Piskvor has mentioned.

Dodoma 6 months ago

Test failed

City, Town, Village, Locality: Description Rewording 8 months ago

Yes, and then you get "cities" in the US with a population of two people and a dog and the importance to match.

There's a reason things like this need to be based on country specific knowledge. The OSM names shouldn't be read literally but rather should be considered roughly as a hierarchy of importance and then country specific rules can be used to map local definitions to those categories.

Virgo GIS 11 months ago

Might I suggest you read http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines before performing an import...

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