black_bike has commented on the following diary entries
|China Mappers Censorship of Sensitive Stuff on the Map||6 months ago||
OSM-Data is helpful in doing censorship.
In 2012 Bing (Microsoft) got a phone call from "high officials" asking them to blur areas from the military in their satelite images for Germany. Of course there was no official data about military locations availlable.
OpenStreetMap came to the rescue. Take all areas from OpenStreetMap with tagging landuse=military in Germany. This was the source that Bing use to blur their images and to hide important military information from potential enemies. We all were in big danger and the thoughtful reaction of Bing and OSM-Data saved us. ;-)
This incident is described (mostly German) on the OSM-Wiki-Pages under https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bing/2012_Germany_Military_Blurring
At the same time many websites of military and official organizations in Germany didn't follow the same strict rules. They showed high resolution photos of many military areas.
It resulted in a "Streisand-Effect". Motivated by this, two weeks later the whole area of the German Ministery of Defence, Bonn Hardthöhe was perfectly mapped in deep detail in OpenStreetMap. Look at: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/50.7004/7.0433 https://binged.it/2y3qUNa
|Hotel im Nibelungenland Odenwald||over 6 years ago||
Nein, das ist kein Spam.
|Stillgelegter Tunnel (highway=abandoned)||almost 8 years ago||
ich halte es für besser folgene Tags zu verwenden:
highway=residential (tertiary,secondary, oder was es sonst mal war)
Somit kann auch nach der Stillegung noch erkannt werden, was dort mal war.
|Aktivität der letzten Tage in Ratingen||almost 10 years ago||
Hösel ist westlich der Bahnhofstraße kartiert, ÖSTLICH fehlt noch einiges.
|Dataloggers on eBay.||almost 10 years ago||