aseerel4c26 has commented on the following diary entries

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Edit in the city of Umm Ruwaba in Sudan 1 day ago

Looks like you did much work to map the road network, good! :-)

Everybody here will have different priorities of what to map/improve next. Do what you like, what you think it is important, what you know (do not use other maps/databases!), what is most fun. Following are some further comments from me:

Currently there are only "secondary" and "residential" roads in the city. Are there some bigger roads which could be treated/mapped as "tertiary" (the next smaller one below "secondary") or "unclassified" (the next smaller one below "tertiary")?

If possible, please use changeset comments when you save your edits. That helps others (and in two years also yourself) in understanding what and why you did a particular change. :-)

Error message 9 days ago


Glückwunsch 15 days ago

Willkommen bei OpenStreetMap, Tvali!

XD 18 days ago

Welcome to OpenStreetMap! :-)

This is a Test 19 days ago

Willkommen! Deine erste Bearbeitung hat schonmal super geklappt! :-) Viel Spaß!

test 21 days ago

it works! Welcome to OSM!

Lorem Ipsum 27 days ago

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Just an idea … dashcams and street view 27 days ago

in the meantime there is . I guess you could use it somehow.

ATMs in Belgium about 1 month ago

@Sanderd17: "more armchair mapping than an import" -- With aerial imagery: do you see that there is a bank branch, do you see that there is a ATM, do you see that it has this address? ;-) Not really. I am not saying that it is an import (because of the manual work and the address lookup elsewhere - I do not know AGIV), but it has similarities/is close to an import.

ATMs in Belgium about 1 month ago

Hi Brecht, thank you for your response!

It may be that it does not cause legal problems, but to save work (also your work) and to avoid damage to the project (copyright law infringement) I think it should be discussed with the community. This is similar to an import. What you import is the list of branches of a specific bank / ATM and their addresses.

The diary comments are not really suited for this discussion. I think forum or mailinglist would be best. Mention this diary discussion in the new place.

Databases may seem simple (as opposed to graphics, for example), but they could be protected - see . I do not know if the list of their branches and address is protected by the law. Just to give you an example: it would not be allowed to use the "yellow pages".

Yes, the banks likely have an interest of getting their branches into OSM, however, then you could ask them for an official permission (if we think that their branch-address database is protected). Remeber that the bank branch data, as long as it is in OSM, also could be used by the competitors of a bank. Now, the bank may object to the inclusion of their branch database into OSM.

By the way: "Most correct" is if a mapper stays in front of the bank/ATM - not a bank's list. :-)

If you discuss this issue elsewhere, please mention the new location here (in case someone finds this by a web search).

Regarding "blunt": I/we do not accuse you or want to punish you or whatever - there is just an improvement which should be made. And this is what I wrote. Yes, I understand that it is not nice to enthusiastically start a project (of would you think is a great idea) and then somebody else tells you that this may not be a good idea.

Thank you!

ATMs in Belgium about 1 month ago

At least it should be discussed before you do that much work – which may need to be deleted later (more work). Was it somewhere? Or are you sure that your action is okay (legal)?

Viele Grüße aus Deutschland! :-)

ATMs in Belgium about 1 month ago

Uumm, but you are aware that you should not (must not - copyright!) copy the ATM database from any bank website? I assume you do not visit the ATMs yourself, do you?

Anonym about 1 month ago

Hmm, interessant!

Danke für's Entwerben. :-)

Anonym about 1 month ago

Willkommen bei OSM! Möchtet ihr zu OSM beitragen oder soll das nur Werbung sein? ;-)

How to extract a topographic map of an area about 2 months ago

Oh.. you already have asked there:

How to extract a topographic map of an area about 2 months ago

Hi Alberto, please ask (if you cannot find an old question about the same) at . That would be more useful.

Importazione massiva di dati about 2 months ago

Does this help?

An idea for making it easier to link external data to OSM about 2 months ago

in case you did not know it: we have wikidata tags in our data, which use such a unique ID like you propose, if I read correctly. See also

Gebäudemapping in Neubaugebieten mit GPS und ohne Luftbilder about 2 months ago

Danke, interessant zu lesen … dass es noch mehr solcher Idioten wie mich gibt ... ;-) Bei ganzen Baugebieten (statt nur einzelne Neubauten) ziehe ich aber dann doch vor, auf Luftbilder zu warten.

Alternativ zu GPS lassen sich vor allem bei rechtwinklig und zur Straße parallelen Gebäuden "einfach" per Schrittanzahlmessung (samt Umrechnung in Meter) auch recht gute Ergebnisse erzielen (kann man natürlich auch mit GPS kombinieren). Sinnvoll ist natürlich ein möglichst naher, Referenzpunkt, sofern man einfach von einer vorab bekannten, durchschnittlichen Schrittlänge ausgehen möchte, statt jene auch noch für jenen Einsatz anhand zweier Referenzpunkte zu berechnen.

Hello Community 3 months ago

@rovastar: right, but it was asked for the "rendering toolchain". Not the rendering style. Still, it is possible that (also) the style was meant.