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10 000th Changeset

Posted by gormur on 8 March 2017 in English (English)

Just did my 10000th changeset. Yay!

Location: Amelia Highway

Do you know what this is?

Posted by gormur on 7 February 2016 in English (English)

Have a look at bing images I see five circle segments that can be footpaths on the ground. Any idea of what it can be? Directional antennae?

Location: Calvert City, Marshall County, Kentucky, United States of America

Map key?

Posted by gormur on 23 March 2012 in English (English)

Quite a simple way to make an updated map key...

Location: 83.302, -25.749


Posted by gormur on 14 June 2011 in English (English)

Came across this on Bing the other day...

Location: Seden, Odense, Odense Kommune, Region of Southern Denmark, 5240, Denmark


Posted by gormur on 26 January 2011 in English (English)


Somebody must have earned a lot of money on this.

Worldwide edits

Posted by gormur on 1 November 2010 in English (English)

I have been doing some "cleanup" of old tags recently.

Some I find to trivial to even mention, some require some level of agreement from other before proceeding.

Some time ago I suggested ford=yes as a replacement for highway ford.
I had already replaced the few hundred occurences on ways. That has not been objected to at all so far.
Now its down to the nodes. This is a higher number of elements and more of a search and replace type job. So I ask to see if there is any objections via the mail list.

It was a simple Yes/No question.

I just wonder. Does everybody that does world wide edits get to be called a "couch potato"/"bot crazy", even if all their edits are manual? How can someone possibly claim that you cannot do anything in osm if you haven't been there? How are we ever going to have a consistent tagging shceme if simple changes like ford=* get wildly trampled on?


iPhone vs Garmin HCx

Posted by gormur on 16 April 2009 in English (English)

Two traces made on same journey by car.
Some roads were primary roads with 40-70 km/h and some residential areas with no more than 30km/h.
Garmin HCx (Tracking in fastest auto-mode):

iPhone (set to track in some fast auto-mode I don't know):

If you compare the two, you will see that the iPhone always has the "outer" curve when the road curves, while the Garmin sometimes "cuts" sharp corners.
Seems like the iPhone is a bit "ahead" of itself, while the Garmin doesnt always "react" to curves that well.

Still I believe that the track from the Garmin is the most accurate as it gives more detail in lower speed residential areas.

Location: Tananger, Kolnes, Sola, Rogaland, 4056, Norway