OpenStreetMap

liftarn's diary

Recent diary entries

Copyright question

Posted by liftarn on 8 September 2014 in English (English)

Our page on copyrights says "You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our data, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors.". Ok, if I find out that someone is using OSM data without attribution like http://mapedy.com/ could I, as a contributor, file a complaint or would it have to come from OSM centrally?

OSM i DN

Posted by liftarn on 10 July 2012 in Swedish (Svenska)

Leaving Olímpia

Posted by liftarn on 24 April 2012 in English (English)

It was a blank spot before I got there and now I think I have fixed at least most of the roads. Now it needs people with local knowledge to add street names and POIs.

My work here is done.

Location: Rua David Oliveira, Olímpia, SP, Southeast Region, Brazil

Leaving Colina

Posted by liftarn on 20 April 2012 in English (English)

It was a blank spot before I got there and now I think I have fixed at least most of the roads. Now it needs people with local knowledge to add street names and POIs.

My work here is done.

Location: Rodovia Brigadeiro Faria Lima, Colina, SP, Brazil

Leaving Guaíra

Posted by liftarn on 17 April 2012 in English (English)

It was a blank spot before I got there and now I think I have fixed at least most of the roads. Now it needs people with local knowledge to add street names and POIs.

My work here is done.

Location: Rua 12, Guaíra, SP, Southeast Region, Brazil

Leaving Cruz das Posses

Posted by liftarn on 16 March 2012 in English (English)

I think I managed to map all the roads using the Bing images. The images are a bit foggy, but the road network is very straight so it easy. The rest of the mapping needs local knowledge and/or on-ground mapping. Now for a new challenge.

Location: Rua Tenente Isaias, Cruz das Posses, Sertãozinho, SP, Southeast Region, Brazil

Leaving Sertãozinho

Posted by liftarn on 15 March 2012 in English (English)

I think I managed to map all the roads using the Bing images. The rest needs local knowledge and/or on-ground mapping. Now for a new challenge.

Location: Rua Theodoro Rodrigues, Sertãozinho, SP, Southeast Region, Brazil

MapDroyd – the bare necessities

Posted by liftarn on 12 January 2012 in Swedish (Svenska)

Jörgen Städje (känd från IDG) har skrivit en recension av MapDroyd där även OSm naturligtvis nämns på http://blogg.idg.se/realistklubben/2012/01/12/mapdroyd-%E2%80%93-the-bare-necessities/

Riga is flooded

Posted by liftarn on 13 July 2011 in English (English)

Who forgot to turn off the water?

Location: Vecpilsēta, Riga, Rīga, Vidzeme, Latvia

New exit at Kista

Posted by liftarn on 8 July 2011 in English (English)

I mapped the new exit at Kista from E4.
Kymlingelänken will soon by the new E18 so there are some re-routings done. I've mapped it in one direction, but need to fix the other as well.

Location: Silverdal, Sjöberg, Sollentuna, Stockholms län, Svealand, Sweden

Things you find

Posted by liftarn on 27 January 2011 in English (English)

I have worked on the Bing images and sometimes you find things you can't quite make out what it is. At http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.21111&lon=21.15347&zoom=16&layers=M I think it's some kind of racetrack in the middle of nowhere.

At http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.15369&lon=21.13021&zoom=15&layers=M there is a grid pattern of roads. I think they might be logging roads.

What is it at http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.47042&lon=21.00979&zoom=16&layers=M ? Alottment gardens? It might also be one at http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.52087&lon=21.08109&zoom=16&layers=M

Mapping party Lyrestad

Posted by liftarn on 30 April 2010 in English (English)

The result of the mini mapping party in Lyrestad was a few added streets. There is plenty more to add. I found an additional football field and a ski slope I didn't have time to map.
I have also a slight problem. There is a track that is circular and as you can see it shows up as an area on the map.

Location: Elljusspår, Lyrestad, Mariestad, Skaraborgs län, Västra Götalands län, Götaland, Sweden

Fixed some roads in Saldus

Posted by liftarn on 30 July 2009 in English (English)

The main roads at Saldus looked very weird and unfinished so I took a look and there was some good GPS traces that I could use to make the road better.
I wonder why some people seem to just uploads traces and then do nothing with them. There are also some odd points with no tags near Saldus. They are arranged in a large circle. What is that?

Location: A9;P108, Saldus, Saldus novads, Courland, LV3801, Latvia

Lot of work already done in Kuldīga

Posted by liftarn on 27 July 2009 in English (English)

When editing my trace logs for Latvia I noticed that Kuldīga already has a lot of roads traced and that they just need some tagging.
If you know the town you can get some really good results with little effort.

Location: Jura Alunāna iela, Kuldīga, Kuldīgas novads, Courland, LV 3301, Latvia

Zvērā Festival 2009 (Latvia)

Posted by liftarn on 27 July 2009 in English (English)

This weekend I visited the Zvērā Festival in Latvia. I saw a lot of bands and generally had a good time. I also had some time to go sightseeing in both Riga and Ventspils. Of course I also made a few logs of various roads. I also manager to get a few traces of the ferry lines Stockholm-Riga and Ventspils-Nynäshamn and I have some advice for people wanting to do such traces.
* Get a cabin with a window. That way you don't have to hang around in the bar all night.
* Use a logger connected to net power. That way you don't get into problems because the battery of your GPS receiver runs out.

Before the trip I looked at the mapping status of Latvia and noticed that Riga and Ventspils is well mapped, but Liepaja still needs some work, but Latvia seems to be getting along nicely. When I checked earlier a lot of info was missing that is now fixed.

Location: A9, Zirņi, Saldus novads, Courland, Latvia

Lyrestad mapping party

Posted by liftarn on 14 June 2009 in English (English)

Well, not exactly a mapping party, but I think I managed to get most of the central parts just driving around a bit.
I also got the road going from Lyrestad to Norrkvarn. There are lot of bike roads missing so I think I'll gave to take a bike the next time.

Location: Centralgatan, Lyrestad, Mariestad, Skaraborgs län, Västra Götalands län, Götaland, Sweden

Getting started

Posted by liftarn on 27 June 2008 in English (English)

So, I have received my new (bought used) GPS unit. It's a Mio Digiwalker 168. It came with an 512 MB SD card, but I will upgrade it with a 2 GB card. That should be able to hold quite some tracks as well as maps.
I have managed to make traces and upload them to OpenStreetMap. Looks good.

Older Entries | Newer Entries