malenki has commented on the following diary entries

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Editing of our travels in Iran completed 4 days ago

Thank you. I will have a look at it.

Editing of our travels in Iran completed 4 days ago

Is there a place where you wrote about your travels?

Erste OSM-Map erstellt. 4 days ago

Eigene Kacheln auf eigenem Server sind imho nur erstrebenswert, wenn man wirklich viel Besucher hat oder einen eigenen Stil rendern will. Sat-Bilder: nimm doch die von Bing oder gar MapBox.

Zum Erstellen an sich: Ich hatte (und hab noch immer) nicht viel Ahnung von html&co, aber ein paar Vorlagen hernehmen und anpassen ging eigentlich recht einfach.

Evtl magst du auch einmal umap anschauen? Dort kann man sich Verschiedenstes recht bequem zusammenbauen.

Japan, why are you so beautiful? 4 days ago

Like a lot of things the visualized data of Japan may look beautiful – but a close look makes you shiver. I am thinking of the imports I had a look at and for which I assume the most errors still won't be fixed.

Böse Überraschung 15 days ago

Wenn ein ausgeschilderter Wanderweg über einen Weg führt, der nicht öffentlich begehbar ist, hat entweder der Wanderwegwart geschlampt oder der Bauer hat gelogen.

In jedem Fall solltest du dich bei der Verwaltung der Kommune erkundigen, wer den Weg verantwortet und pflegt und um eine Lösung dieses Unfugs bitten.

(und sorry für den späten Kommentar ;) )

Time for a 'Map Your Outdoors Adventure' party! 15 days ago

May I link to an older blog post of mine? Walking Albania about 350 km for a second time was a great experience an an adventure no less. :)

(I had this blog post of your as tab in my browser since it's publication, now finally happen to comment it. :) )

Mapillary 15 days ago

I doubt the usability of this tag. Mapillary tends to have several pictures of one object, image=link_to_picture should be sufficient.

Besides, everybody should be able to research on his own if there are any images of an object in wikimedia, flickr, mapillary, google streeview etc.

A look at Scout Signs 21 days ago

Hi Martijn,

thanks for the reply. Bea and I exchanged some more emails and sorted everything out so far I think.
What bothers me with the offset of the scout signs placements to reality is that I assume there will be some mappers who "correct" the data in OSM to the scout signs. Since there is already an offset of 20+m at 30km/h (where I know the location of the sings and could measure) I'd assume a quite bigger offset on higher speeds.

untrue size of Berlin's Memorial of Europe's murdered Jews 21 days ago

I don't have more knowledge as described above. The aerial imagery is not too good, too. Maybe the operating foundation is willing to share some data?

A look at Scout Signs 23 days ago

RM87, no problem. The funny thing is after reading the first six words I knew where you wanted to post this answer. :)

key:xmas about 1 month ago

Thanks for reminding me to clean up some Christmas markets other mappers did map but didn't update. :)

6000 EUR for OpenStreetMap about 2 months ago

PS: You may also have a look at the last paragraph here

6000 EUR for OpenStreetMap about 2 months ago

You may see the FOSSGIS as German local chapter. So far no "real" local chapter of the OSMF exists afaik.

When you speak German you may also have a look at the FOSSGIS' website of why, how and what the FOSSGIS does regarding OSM and of requests for funding.

6000 EUR for OpenStreetMap about 2 months ago

The FOSSGIS e.V. is the registered association in Germany which handles "official" OSM stuff. Since lately woodpeck aka Frederik Ramm (who is quite well known) is the treasurer of the FOSSGIS.

Smartphone mounts 2 months ago

@Bruno: Agree to your observations regarding blurred images du to shake/lack of light (or better: slow lens). Despite that there remains a big amount of good images – as of today all Mapillary imagery in Albania is by me, mostly done while walking, so have a look at it. :)

Project #OSMselfie: Put a human face on edits 2 months ago

I meant this parking lot, sorry I was unspecific.
For me your image still doesn't work. Tried with FF, Opera and Midori.

Project #OSMselfie: Put a human face on edits 2 months ago

Your selfie doesn't show:
no selfie
One of me you can find at, another at my profile. And yes, both are during surveying (in Albania).

btw: why did you delete the parking lot?
Changing the tags to "landuse=contruction" would have been sufficient – and had kept the history…

GORDON'S ALIVE 4 months ago

@Richard: Well done – despite me preferring JOSM very much @Stalfur: what a luck that people using JOSM and iD are so ell trained they never make errors. :)
There is a 14-pages thread in the German forum for bad edits done by inexperienced users combined with the way iD used to handle landuses.

Hiking with Mapillary – aftermath 4 months ago

@Kawohe: Yes, for walking I set the app to 1 picture per two seconds.
For seeing the pictures: As I wrote: | As of today I finally sent all the stuff back to Mapillary including the images which | they will add to the database on-site. I'd need about 90 days to upload them…
I can only guess but I'd say after the parcel arrived it will need another week for the images starting to show up – I haven't asked.
As I checked this morning, the parcel still hadn't left Germany – snail mail at its best. To help the really curious people I linked two places of which I had uploaded some pictures during the holidays.

(Yes, it is an unlucky solution that the Mapillary website shows minor sequences only from zoom levels 4 to 7 and then from ZL 14 again.)

Hiking with Mapillary 6 months ago

When I have to map a lot I also go by bicycle and have a camera in the right hand. The advantage of a good compact camera is better image quality and better low-light-ability.

After having seen the Images taken by a good smart phone camera (see above) I am the more convinced that a smart phone in no regards matches my needs.
(btw: 20MP on a 1/2,3'' ccd are crazy anyway, but it seems the managers opinion is "small numbers don't sell")