My mapping projects

Posted by Tuan Ifan Vpy on 20 June 2013 in English (English)

1. Vũng Tàu, Vietnam

Vũng Tàu is a district-level city of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu province, Vietnam. The city centre is about 125 km away from Ho Chi Minh City. Population is estimated at 300,000 - 400,000 people as of 2013.

Works to be done :

  • - Adding roads, sub-roads & lanes (called 'hẻm' in Vietnam) ~~ in process
  • - Adding services : shops, supermarkets, marketplaces, parks, restaurants... ~ lacking information
  • - Editing natural features : adding forests, streams, editing coastlines and rivers based on provided Bing aerial imagery.
  • - Editing localities : draw borders of wards (known as 'phường' in Vietnam) ~ based on Vietnamese-origined official maps.

2. Melbourne, VIC, Australia

OSM map for Melbourne shows that many suburbs lack information about services, such as shops, restaurants, banks.

E.g. Footscray, Glenhuntly, Ormond.

Works to be done :

  • - Surveying places at free time, usually at weekend.
  • - Adding services by a mobile app. Currently i'm using Pushpin.
  • - One POI should include : name of service, operating hours, addresses, type of product (i..e cuisine), telephone numbers.

--> This project can be done in group work. Each person takes charge of one section of the area.

3. Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Adding utilities for some public places.

* The University of Melbourne - Parkville campus

  • - Utilities : Water fountains, recycling bins, fire hyrants, benches, emergency phones, toilets.
  • - Roads : editing some paths, adding more paths to lawn and orchard areas.. Adding steps leading to building entrances.
  • - Natural features : adding trees (especially those serving memorial purposes), forests (for a group of trees), and orchards.

* Monash University - Caulfield Campus

Same as above.

Tuan Melbourne, 20/6/2013.

Comment from Rhubarb on 22 June 2013 at 04:38

Awesome Tuan :-)

I've been busy the last few months putting NMIT Preston on the map in Melbourne. - I still need to put in fire hydrants, foot paths, entrances, and anything else I can think of.

I'm free for the next few weeks, so I'll be going on an OSM random mapping rampage.

PS, to see firehydrants rendered on the map, visit


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Comment from Tuan Ifan Vpy on 24 June 2013 at 14:30

Great work, @Rhubarb. I wonder if we can survey all the fire hydrants in this city in one year. There are numorous of such in the suburbs.


I'm thinking of a mapping project which involves the contribution of several mappers. Mappers may form groups to undertake different parts (regions, suburbs) of the project to fulfil the tasks that they registered.

The aim of this project is to bring mappers together and to form a club for further social contributions in addition to mapping. And in fact, OSM mappers in Australia seem quiet.

What do you think about it?


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