dieterdreist has commented on the following diary entries

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Efficiently adding direction=* to highway=give_way/stop about 1 month ago

I believe you should use a relation for these highway=give_way/stop, similar to how it is done with turn restrictions (from - via - (maybe) to). A direction=forward/backward on a node has no meaning, as it is referring to a way and not to a node. A node has one dimension and no direction.

A Review of the Manifests of all OSM US Board Election Candidates about 1 month ago

I agree that mapping experience and coding contributions are not the only factors to consider when voting for the US board, but if someone has neither s/he will likely not really know what osm is about, hence will not be the person I would want to be represented by. Why should someone who doesn't contribute himself to a user generated content project get into a prominent position in that project, and how would that help to convince others to contribute?

Power editing with OverpassTurbo and Level0 5 months ago

Your edit was clearly a mechanical edit and should have followed the mechanical edits guidelines, especially should have been discussed beforehand to see whether there might be some problems (e.g. maybe some of these places really have this name?). The problem I see with maproulette etc. for cases like these is that you do need local knowledge to judge on a name, the missing name problem is not very suitable for remote correction without knowing the object and context.

Improving the OSM map - Why don't we? [2] 6 months ago

@Warin61 I believe it has been discussed:

I agree with mlcd, a bicycle_repair_station (as opposed to a shop) is a basic facility, open air and 24/7, which does not necessarily need a chain tool in order to be very useful (for all kinds of other problems that can happen with your bike while on the road). Tagging there is none can also be useful.

OSM Tags - oder auch nicht? 7 months ago

ich bin auch der Meinung, dass man alles, was über offensichtliche Tippfehler (z.B. Buchstabenverdreher, Leerzeichen, Groß- und Kleinschreibung, fehlende einzelne Buchstaben) hinausgeht, dort wo man die Situation nicht durch eigene Anschauung (vor Ort, nicht nur Luftbild) kennt, besser nicht "korrigiert", schon gar nicht durch Löschen von "überflüssigen" tags. Im Zweifel sollte man den Urheber der "komischen" tags anschreiben und nachfragen, ob und was er sich dabei gedacht hat.

The story of the oldest node in OSM. 7 months ago

To nitpick a bit, the name of the place is "Fürstenwald" which transscribes to "Fuerstenwald" if you lack the ü-character and which means something like "the sovereign's forest".

Custom/specific/specialized/regional/whateveryouneed validation rules for JOSM 7 months ago

A big risk of countryspecific rules (and countryspecific tagging) is inconsistency. One of the benefits of OSM is a worldwide dataset, tagged according to the same system and rules. By changing this we risk of falling apart.

long time - no edit 7 months ago

yes, completely agree, let's keep them. By looking at new contributors in my areaI also have discovered and can confirm that some mappers who created their account years ago just recently started to do their first edits.

Stirbt Talk-de? 8 months ago

bzw. einfach hier subscriben: ;-)

Proposed talk at both SOTUM and HOTOSM conferences!! 8 months ago

another possible tagging could be military=danger_area and than another tag to subtype the danger area, e.g. danger_area=minefield. Not sure if mine fields can be considered in all occassions "military", while I'd definitely consider landmines military equipment in all instances.

Editing with Overpass and Level0 10 months ago

I also think this is clearly a mechanical edit, but I don't have any objections in this case that it was done.

Learn-a-tag: driving_side=left/right 10 months ago

We do have a situation in Rome where normal driving sides are inverted, but as it is a dual carriageway there is no need for the driving side tag ;-)

COFFEEDEX & the single-tag revolution 12 months ago

@joost_schouppe "Absolutely love the concept. Would like to see an application to add WiFi availability this easily."

You can! And

Thank you for your trust! about 1 year ago

Simon, I also would like to say thank you for your work and commitment in the past 2 years. Thank you for trying OSMF a bit more transparent, for communicating what was going on. As far as I can tell, you've been the best chairperson that OSMF has had so far and while I understand the reasons for you stepping back, I believe it is still a big loss for all of us.

How can I get accurate locations in a forest ? about 1 year ago

IMHO of your set of GPS-enabled devices the only device to use is the GLO, forget about the phone and the tablet. Additionally to the good suggestions like avoiding wet foilage and possibly foilage at all (winter), setting the recording rate to 1 second, I suggest to be careful where you put the receiver. Put it as high as possible and don't create body shadow on it, e.g. put it on top of your hat. You should definitely not put it into any kind of pocket or bag.

How to quickly find opening hours on websites about 1 year ago

if you want to extend your query, in Italian the term is "orari" or "orario"

Making OSM more widely known over 1 year ago

I think referring to googleMaps and pointing out osm as free alternative is fine, because that's a product (almost) everyone is familiar with and you don't have to explain a lot

Projekt Wickelmap over 1 year ago

Cooles Projekt. Interessant wären neben den von Dir genannten Objekten auch Orte wo man Windeln kaufen kann. Bisher gibt es dazu noch kaum Daten, man könnte z.B. den tag "sells" oder besser einen neuen tag wie "sells:diaper=yes" benutzen.

OSM beim HVV over 1 year ago

super, wie schön ist das, endlich mal wieder jemand, der sich die Mühe macht, einen ansprechenden eigenen Stil zu rendern und nicht nur die seltsame Farbwahl/Regeln des offiziellen Stils zu übernehmen.

Attributing OpenStreetMap over 1 year ago

@RobJN maybe it is not clearly in violation of the legal text (not saying it is not), but it is clearly in violation of the attribution recommendations given on