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Which editor users are more likely to answer changeset discussions? 4 months ago

If only OSM API has methods for changeset discussions and private message, so people with low engagement could participate.

Also, you should always sign your axes.

Does anyone even check what HOTOSM contributors leave behind? 5 months ago

@SomeoneElse, the link is in the message footer, the one with "Vietnam" in it.

State of the Map 2017 - First presentation about OSM on an international conference 5 months ago

Hi Sidorela, it was nice seeing you at the conference! Doing a workshop at the first international conference you visit must be scary indeed. It was for me, and I started with a five-minute talk :)

Cycle map now has high-resolution tiles 🎉 5 months ago

And the same for the transport layer, which is rendered on the same system. Thanks for noticing!

OpenStreetMap Awards 2017 – Meine Anlayse und Wahlempfehlung (Teil 2) 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

Better Walking Papers 7 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 7 months ago

Поздравляю, продолжай :)

Sync your overpass queries with your osm account 7 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? 7 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 8 months ago

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

Maps.Me loses OSM editing? 8 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? 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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.