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OpenStreetMap Awards 2017 – Meine Anlayse und Wahlempfehlung (Teil 2) 6 days ago

MKnight, I think it's obvious that Latin America, Africa and Asia are parts of the world. North America and Europe are well-represented in OSM, unlike the other three. Last time we had five of six winners from German-speaking countries, and with these categories I tried to fix that.

Simon, you can cast no votes in any of categories. As for the innovation award, to me these are nominees that done something new, which could insipre other people to do something better. Of course new things are built on existing technologies, we don't expect somebody to do a great thing from scratch. All of the nominees in the innovation category had done something unexpected and inspiring, in different ways.

Better Walking Papers about 1 month ago

Pie Overview layer is just for the party organizer. It is not taken into account when preparing a printed atlas. I thought it would be useful to draw pie lines on it, so they are visible on printed sheets.

So all that my plugin does, it takes every feature from the Pie Sheets layer, rotates them so the scale is maximal, and adds to the atlas.

Better Walking Papers about 1 month ago


Thanks, I agree that there is a misunderstanding coming from the absense of definition of a mapping party pie. It is merely a mapping area divided in parts, so each participant gets one part to walk around and map. A pie looks like this:

You can draw pie and split it in pieces however you like. Sheets are parts of the pie that occupy the whole paper sheet, they are better to be rectangles.

Old quarry-mapping in the summer rain about 1 month ago

Awesome trip, I'm slightly envious :) Have you mapped any of the quarries in the end?

Better Walking Papers about 2 months ago

I agree that the georeferencing feature is fun to have. But I don't think it helps with entering the data: we have high-quality imagery for the most of the planet, and having the ability to look at both imagery and a walking paper simultaneously without clicking on a layer panel is a feature that comes free :) And as a bonus, you can rotate the sheet as you wish, when it is not digital.

10 years in OSM about 2 months ago

Поздравляю, продолжай :)

Sync your overpass queries with your osm account about 2 months ago

Wow! Is this the first case of using OSM Preferences API for a popular service?

Thought experiment: What if values had no keys? 2 months ago

Good idea, but it would involve not only API change (quite small actually), but also modifying all the wiki pages and all the editors.

d1g proposed something like this two years ago in the Russia forum:

Comparing GIS and OpenStreetMap data 3 months ago

"Easy to process: yes / wtf how do I untagle topologies help"

Maps.Me loses OSM editing? 3 months ago

Data versions are (for now) tied with application versions. Try upgrading the application, e.g. by downloading it from the app store. It will have data from 11th of May.

Maps.Me loses OSM editing? 3 months ago

Rob, did you update your map? MAPS.ME prevents editing when the map is older than two months.

Validation Scoop: Inconsistent edits observed 3 months ago

It's not KNN, but КИЙ: a Russian work for billiard cue / pool stick.

Awesome write-up, thanks for your work monitoring the edits and post more screenshots! :)

OSM has failed me 3 months ago

Maps.Me shows local names based on your phone language settings. If your phone UI is in Spanish, it will use "name:es" for labels.

DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Launch for OpenStreetMap 3 months ago

where we have imagery available, it should all overzoom or oversample to maximum zoom. <...> My guess is you found an area where we haven't published imagery.

Ah, I've probably got it. The Premium layer falls back to the Mapbox imagery, which does not overzoom. Where there is a satellite photo special to that layer, it overzooms properly. Thanks!

DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Launch for OpenStreetMap 3 months ago

Hi Kevin, and thanks for these layers. They would surely boost the tracing activity in many areas.

Is it possible to add at least one "overzoom" level? That is, where imagery is only up to z17, add a z18 level with scaled-up tiles, using the source hi-quality imagery. That would make for easier tracing, since at the current quality most small features are too pixelated and suffer from jpeg encoding artifacts.

Better Maps - The riverbank and the bridge/forest 3 months ago

To ease the third option, you can split the closed forest polygon and attach its ends to the riverbank. And then press the "Multi" button in the Relation Toolbox plugin: it will make proper multipolygons out of these parts.

Italy's top 250 contributors 4 months ago

To install osmium-tool on macOS, simply install Homebrew and type brew install osmium-tool in the console. This way you won't need to fight the secutiry manager and updating will be easy.

Mapbox has a new logo! 4 months ago

Hi Jinal, do you feel like the circle is skewed in the bottom left part? That is clearly a optical illusion, so you would need to compensate for it. That is if you want for a circle to feel like a circle, of course.

(too bad mapbox does not allow public feedback)

Preparing accurate history and caching changesets 4 months ago

PierZen, you can use WhoDidIt for that. That won't be too precise (it stores tiles with 0.01 degree granularity), but it is quite fast and has data since 2012.

Дорогой дневник! 4 months ago

Дневник в осм злой :)