Recent diary entries
I've been filling small gaps on my relatively "road complete" patch this holiday. Funny you can still find a few footways here and there.
So far I was able to:
- complete city administrative boundaries: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/146949
- add a few POI along one of the major commercial strip: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?minlon=121.0926989&minlat=14.6223756&maxlon=121.0972386&maxlat=14.6359361&box=yes
- edited and merged several landuse boundaries
POI mapping is relatively easy on bike and a camera. You need to slow down a bit and try to balance one hand holding the gps (I don't mount the unit onto my bike because vibration for smoothness:horrible roads makes my trace wiggle unnecessarily) and the other holding the digital camera.
There is a little bit of personal bias with my preference on what POI to map. Others can of course fill in the gaps.
One question, on estimating the distance of POI from the road, I usually place it 5 -10 meters from the road centerline depending on how wide the roads are. Is this common practice?
I've been a member of this project for nearly 4 years. Today I finally traced and edited the very first GPS track I uploaded.
I have completely forgotten this trace because loading the java editor back then was painfully slow.
I have been tracing roads around Baguio City for the past weeks. The data came from some of my traces and high-res imagery. The tracing from high-res imagery were tagged as highway:road and a FIXME note.
By my rough estimate, this covers more than 50% of the roads already. However, most roads have no names and the appropriate highway type. Tracing can only go this far if local knowledge is limited.
The only way the data becomes useful (around this area) is when locals start adding and improving the data. Community is much more important than any data import.
Still, I hope my contributions would provide local mappers a good canvas to start adding the details.
I hope the data becomes useful by summer of 2010 when tourist start climbing this popular summer getaway.
Found this from a blog comment about OSM.
"I suggest that you should invite a mapping professional into your group. Mapping is not a kiddy thing. It requires knowledge on Geometric Geodesy and GPS Systematic Errors. Without the required knowledge, doing mapping is just like wearing a blindfold blindly."
newbie: I want to contribute to OSM
OSM "expert": Welcome! I suggest you start reading ASPRS journals on Geodesy and GPS geometric corrections.
newbie: OH OK, bye.
I am seeing a lot newbies adding POIs and streetnames around the Philippines lately.
We have a lot of work to do :)
RULE NUMBER 1: HAVE FUN!
If you have questions, ask me. Or better, subscribe to the osm philippines mailing list:
Our wikipage is here:
Keep on mapping!
found this while compiling node stats.
amenity:1 hectare commercial prop. for sale jun domingo 09228829926 1
amenity:1.1 ha. commercial property for sale 09228829926
amenity:2 storey building 213m2 for sale 1
amenity:2 storey building LA 210m2 for sale 09228829926 1
amenity:684m2 commercial lot for sale 09228829926 1
created by this user:
Lately, I've gotten bored with my changeset comments. The usual comments like "add new POI at road X" or "edit X footway" doesn't tell much about how I feel during editing sessions. In order to spice them up, I'm adding more expressive comments on my changesets.
Some are here:
1. A requested edit of my daughter
2. A mouth watering POI edit
3. A frustrated edit
My post-party blog report on the our Fist OSM-PH Tagaytay Mapping Party:
OSM-PH is inviting Philippine-based mappers to join in our very first
OSM-PH mapping party in tagaytay city.
* When: Full day of May 16, 2009
* Where: Tagaytay City
* Target: map all roads, POIs and tourist attractions. The gameplan is to
produce a comprehensive map suitable for basic navigation both for tourists and
Check out the wikipage for updates:
Sama na kayo! This will be a fun day.
Enthropia is making an offer to an openstreetmapper to gather information and map the whole island of Boracay. The map bounty: 25,000 Philippine Pesos.
Boracay in Openstreetmap is fairly complete, but as we say in OSM, “it’s a wiki, it’s never complete”.
My post on the announcement here: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/vacation-offer-map-the-island-of-boracay/
There are a couple of new mappers in the Philippines today.
We invite you to join the OSM Philippines community. Please add your name at our wiki page:
And join the discussion in our maililist:
Keep on mapping!
here's my brief take on what happened for OSM Phillipines last year:
user:maning on OSM Philippines - 2008
any milestone I missed?
Just to announce, OSM Philippines project has a dedicated simple
website for the project.
Thanks to enthropia.com.ph for helping us. We will do incremental
improvements along the way.
From wordle http://www.wordle.net
I have to say the recent Mapnik update for Metro manila is looking quite extensive!
- Paranaque and Las Pinas are getting more coverage (though a lot has no names)
- More buildings added
- North Caloocan gets some love (partly by me, need to add road names)
- We now have municipal/provincial boundaries (which of course can be improved further)
- Taytay from rally's data import
- More landuse added
- And oh! I really liked this one:
At this rate, I can boldly say we can get the Metro Manila completed by the end of 2009! (At least for roads).
The black-holes that needs volunteers are Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon.
But something really bugs me, why is Jolly Recreation Center so prominent in Osmarender?
Keep on mapping guys!
waypoints.ph the premiere volunteer driven travel site of the Philippines
Now uses openstreetmap for some of their destinations.
Just got the news today from an OSM mapper that Metro Manila
Philippines is now in Google Mapmaker
I have to admit that it is impressive in many parts (but not as
detailed as where I am currently mapping). However, we all know it
ain't free as in freedom.
So again here's my OSM love campaign. Calling all OSMer! Please join
us in an online mapping party for Metro Manila Philippines. A couple
of minutes (or hours or days) of your time editing using the Yahoo!
imagery is most welcome.
Using yahoo imagery, we want to complete a "first pass" edit to many
areas in the metropolis (yahoo imagery in Metro Manila is pretty much
dated by our guesstimate: 5 years old, but still very much useful).
Before editing please consider the following:
1. choose an area where there is virtually no edits (this way we don't
mess-up other contributions);
2. we have "mostly" completed major routes (motorway/truks/primary)
so the remaining tags would be mostly residential areas;
3. add the tag highway=road.
Also have a look at the
SM Marikina Mall opened last week, I just cycled around with my kids, and its
now added to OSM (building outline, service roads, ramps and footbridge). As far as I know we are the only webmap with this
data as of this time.
Currently uploading a couple of roads from 1:250K out-of-copyright maps
in Guimaras, Panay and Negros Island with following tags. I hope local
mappers in Visayas would improve it.
More will come later.
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