OpenStreetMap

Beginning edits..

Posted by fi-osm-1 on 27 August 2011 in Finnish (Suomi)

Just started to do real editing work on OSM. Or at least learn
the conventions. Bought myself a Garmin GPSMAP 62s and delivering
tracks to OSM is now very easy. Some minor road corrections and
cyclepaths at Kauklahti, Espoo -area added.

Comment from AndrewBuck on 27 August 2011 at 14:00

Welcome to the project. Let us know if you have any questions about how to edit things or about any techniques you might employ to improve your mapping.

I see someone has traced a lot of buildings in the area you have been editing, but they do not have addresses. I have been using "Audio Mapping" to gather addresses in my hometown of Fargo, North Dakota, USA, and it really improves the map. You might also check out "walking papers" which allows you to print out a map, then go out and draw on it, then when you scan it back in it automatically gets made into an imagery background that you can use in JOSM (and Potlatch as well I think). Links to both techniques can be found below. I have used both techniques and have found the audio mapping to be much more effective for gathering house numbers, but walking papers is useful for adding buildings not visible in sat-imagery as well as other things like trails, car parks, etc.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Audio_mapping
http://walking-papers.org/

-Buck

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