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how a bad query can get you working for 2 days

Posted by baditaflorin on 3 July 2014 in English (English)

i was using this into the overpass api

[timeout:86400]; (way(34.759984,-12.216797,71.587596,36.298828)[shop];); out meta;

instead of

[timeout:86400]; (way(34.759984,-12.216797,71.587596,36.298828)[shop];); /*added by auto repair*/ (._;>;); /*end of auto repair*/ out meta;

OSM roads nodes density

Posted by baditaflorin on 1 July 2014 in English (English)

I made some visualizations of the nodes density of roads in OpenStreetMap

For Romania, there where 379.445 ways that generated over 4.7 milions points that where counted in a grid of over 31000 polygons , with area between 7.43 square kilometers to 8.08 square kilometers

Zoom Out - 14000x9900 pixels Alt text Middle zoom Alt text Close zoom Alt text

2048 OpenStreetMap style density map Alt text Glitchy OpenStreetMap density style map Alt text

All the images can be downloaded from my Dropbox public folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qpgi10q3b62s5c0/AADN0qUyY9x3bNsHQlD0NRB5a?lst

This would not be possible to made in old QGIS 2.2, 2,0 it would have taken 10 times more time. Big thanks for all the dev that are mentaining and improving QGIS

OpenStreetMap Romania

OSM Tools are good only if you are a programmer

Posted by baditaflorin on 28 May 2014 in English (English)

I would really love to just import and play with the data in the planet extract, or the data for Romania, and try to do some statistics, but it`s to impossible just to install and make the software work.

I i know a thing or 2 about linux, but it still to complicated.

I really believe we should try and have a more integrated way of exploring the data, with GUI Tools, not complicated as is now.

For the sake of simplicity, this for now can be accomplished by ready to go, VirtualBox or VMware image disk, where i should only put the extract that i get from geofabrik

https://github.com/MaZderMind/osm-history-renderer/blob/master/TUTORIAL.md

Preparing for first Bucharest OSM Mapping Party

Posted by baditaflorin on 29 April 2014 in English (English)

I was today on the field, to map this area http://mapcraft.nanodesu.ru/pie/407

The focus was on house-numbers. In total i added over 300 housenumbers, 18 pedestrian crossing, and 2 POI`s

Time spend :

2 Hours on the field, and 1 hour adding the data into JOSM

One of the roads was a oneway, that was not added on the map.

The final result can be seen here http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/44.44068/26.14206

The mapping party will take place on the 17 and 18th of may

Fb Event https://www.facebook.com/events/560777397374381/

Location: București, Centrul Istoric, Sector 3, Bucharest, 030791, Romania

Just finished to import a city - Before and After pictures

Posted by baditaflorin on 6 March 2014 in English (English)

Just finished to import a city - before and after pictures

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More interactive images can be found on the OSM Romania Page

https://www.facebook.com/OsmRomania/posts/10202774066008863?stream_ref=10

Location: Strada Doctor Karl Diel, Jimbolia, Timiș, 305400, Romania

Just finished to import a city - Before and After pictures

Posted by baditaflorin on 16 February 2014 in English (English)

In total we imported over 5000 buildings, 3000 postal adresses and 2500 properties

Full list of pictures with slider

Before and After

Before and After

Vector Tiles used so i can get instant updates

OpenStreetMap Romania

infographic - State of the map Romania 2013

Posted by baditaflorin on 15 January 2014 in English (English)

Just publish the first edition of state of the map Romania.

The infographic is in romanian languages, so i will highlight some of the key stats - State of the map Romania 2013

194,859 kilometers of road in total Speed limit on roads

73,207 kilometers added in 2013 12,986 bridge`s

16,331 different street names

231,991 - number of buildings,

47 % of them added in 2013

27,237 buildings with names

44,608 buildings with type of building defined

Distribution of Point of Interest Distribution of Point of Interest

5,400 fixme TAG`s

Over 30.000 POI`s in total

869 locations with opening_hours tag

745 locations that provide information for access for persons with disability

OpenStreetMap Romania statistics

Posted by baditaflorin on 12 November 2013 in English (English)

If somebody is from Romania, i just want to let them know that i did a facebook page for OSM https://www.facebook.com/OsmRomania

And because i don`t know what to post when the local autorities are not so great at allowing us to import data into OSM (except Targu Frumos i started making stats about the evolution of OSM in Romania from 2008 until now.

POI evolution per year Link POI evolution per year

Percent of POI added in 2013 / county from total POI Percent of POI added in 2013 / county from total POI

Number of place_of_worship in Romania/ county Number of place_of_worship in Romania/ county

Number and location of place_of_worship in each county Number and location of place_of_worship in each county

What should i add on a facebook page about a country ? i want to make people start adding to the map, but i don`t have yet a idea how to help with this, so until that, i do what i know best (sort of :P )

Openstreetmap.org on steroids

Posted by baditaflorin on 20 May 2012 in English (English)

openstreetmap.org is and will remain a demonstration map, not a real website, an end user mapping tool, so this is why 90 % more people use and will comtinue to use google maps

And i want to change that.

So let`s build an openstreetmap.org on steroids.

What this website has to contain :

  1. Clickable POI`s Simple and Straightforward . You see a place, you click on it, you find information about it. And you have the possibility to send a link to the place, etc.

  2. Link to search results. This simple yet non-existing feature. I want to give a link to somebody to 120 Avenue Street . Or to the Museum. I don`t want to give him a permanent link that shows the map, i want to give him the exact location that we will find, without telling him, go to osm.org and search for 120 Avenue Street and you will find it. https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4408

  3. Render all the shops. rigth now on mapnik more than half the POIs are not rendered, including dentist shops, amenity=veterinary ,shop=electronics , shop=kiosk Those 4 tags alone represent 35000 new POIs that could be shown on the map https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4403

  4. Opening_hours filter. Opening_hours is a great tool, very usefull when you are in a new town, city, etc. Imagine yourself at 3 AM, wanting to find a non-stop shop to buy cigarettes. Or a beer, juice, etc.

The same example is useful for a tourist, in a foreign country, on a Sunday, and wants to see a museum. But at least in my country, more then half the museums are closed on sunday. And Some of them are open only 3 days a week. And only for 6 hours.

Sub task proposition : Alert me when a place opens. Mail alert when amenity X is Open.

  1. The possibility to add a Pin to the map, and send, share this pin. If i want to send to somebody a link to the website, for a meeting point, etc i will have to have a simple way to create o pin point , where we will meet.

  2. Routing

  3. You are not able to search GPS coordinates in OSM website. Basic GPS coordinates. https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4429

Feel free to continue the list.

Location: București, Centrul Istoric, Sector 3, Municipiul București, 030791, Romania
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