OpenStreetMap

Wynndale has commented on the following diary entries

Post When Comment
High res DigitalGlobe imagery open for tracing through Mapbox Satellite over 3 years ago

Is the bounding area in the imagery index now?

highway=bus_stop - Mappen für den Renderer over 3 years ago

There has been a history of unpleasantness from some opponents of the schema, for instance convincing mappers that their work will be wasted if they follow it. In some cases this may have been because they see this as acceptable collateral for undermining wiki discussions. At least everyone who has commented here is willing to engage.

highway=bus_stop - Mappen für den Renderer over 3 years ago

AndiG88: Yes, absolutely. The internal politics of OSM has poisoned public transport mapping and dissuaded me at least from contributing in the area .It is time to eliminate styles maintained by people not minded to work wither the public transport mappers from the transport mapping ecosystem.

SEO SPAM @ User Diaries & Descriptions over 3 years ago

As we get an amount of spam in Polish is it worth recruiting a Polish speaker?

Sometimes spammers post platitudes as diary comments trying to link back.

Where have all the boundaries gone? over 3 years ago

The change has been withdrawn.

Our wonderful site over 3 years ago

spam x13

Lost city in Darfur over 3 years ago

Your town (Sa’dun on the Russian map) is unlikely to be Gereida because it was an established town when the map was made. The Russian map has a village called Umm Bereida about 10km to the west and Bing imagery there has a pattern of disturbed ground.

Lost city in Darfur over 3 years ago

If it really is Gereida you could try asking Oxfam, the Red Cross or Action Contre la Faim if they can trace someone who worked there or may have done town planning. Maybe someone in HOT already has a contact.

Public transport over 3 years ago

If you want to map public transport well it is best to ignore the transport layer on the map menu because it is not the work of a public transport mapper.

Notes from anonymous users over 3 years ago

I don’t know if it applies here and I certainly don’t want to start any witchhunts but what happens if you think problem mappers are leaving notes?

Stormy Monday almost 4 years ago

Great picture, could be a featured image.

OpenStreetBugs Phase out ... progress almost 4 years ago

Have you tried announcing the change / asking who it is on the [http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewforum.php?id=21](Russian OSM forum)?

Saipan data is in a sad state about 4 years ago

Latitude and longitude can vary depending on what geodetical system is used. There was a problem with the original TIGER import that, although the mainland coordinates used WGS84 which we use, some islands did not.

We have also had problems with imagery being offset so if there any GPS traces for Saipan you should check what you are doing against them.

TIGER data is also of variable quality so it could simply be wrong.

Keepright trends in my area over 4 years ago

The orphaned nodes were left in after redaction to help people regenerate the map by linking them with new ways but they probably aren’t as useful several months on. Talk about it first on your local mailing list (talk-us) if you want to get rid of them.

If you do delete unused nodes take care not to trip up anyone in the course of mapping by deleting newly created nodes.

East Rock Park over 4 years ago

Welcome to OSM. One thing to watch is that although Bing is better than the streets imported from TIGER that haven’t been tidied up in much of the US, the images are sometimes offset and I like to have GPS tracks displayed in the editor so I can check how accurate they are.

Cheshire Cheese pub meet-up a while back over 5 years ago

I use the OSM database of stored GPS tracks to calibrate Bing imagery. At the moment zoom level 19 is accurate and 21 is offset; a few months ago it was the other way round.

Edit war looming over 5 years ago

Another thing: are you recruiting any local mappers?

Edit war looming over 5 years ago

Are you sure the village names are not just older mapping that has slipped through the net?

More Bing! coverage over 5 years ago

Do you think the people complaining to Foursquare about poor OSM coverage of Brazil have a point? Can we as a community keep them happy?

How about mapping all buildings in London before the Olympics? over 5 years ago

Thank you for pointing out that the lower levels are more up to date. I have got into the habit of using zoom level 21 in London because of the better alignment.