Recent diary entries
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.
For those mapping in the Philippines, please join our mailinglist.
For those mapping in the Philippines, please join our mailinglist.
Today, I'm currenlty uploading ways covering Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. I believe I have covered almost 90% of the city.
The data came from an image map from the City government (with permission of course). I rectified the image and created a local wms
for JOSM. Most streets are unnamed and I hope local mappers would continue adding the names and other POIs.
For the past weeks I've been using public domain maps in mapping roads in Mindanao.
Now most major roads are visible in the map.
3 tags are added: highway, FIXME and source.
I have a rough documentation on the process (will add more detail in time).
Overlaying ways on LANDSAT, I'm not really satisfied with the results some ways are way off by tens of meters. But the general geometry is OK. I will be editing further using landsat. Is there any way to cache landsat for offline JOSM editing?
For the next couple of weeks, I will be leaving OSM editing in Metro Manila
for a while. I believe there are a number of mappers who can continue this (11 mappers in Metro Manila already) [http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/maning].
I have posted last month in the OSM mailing list about public domain maps we can use for OSM. [http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2008-January/022545.html]
These out-of-copyright maps roughly showing major highways around the country circa 1940s-50s. [http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2125/2233868748_a3614bc358.jpg?v=0]
I now have most of the sheets around Mindanao Island rectified and can access them with JOSM. For the meantime, I will focus my effort towards "seeding" Mindanao,
then work northward to Visayas and then back to Luzon. My rectification is by no means "uber" accurate so manual editing maybe needed by local mappers in these areas. My goal is to provide a skeletal network for others to continue mapping.
The recent massive data loss around Metro Manila, Philippines has been reverted to previous state prior 20080116. Thanks to Ian's efforts for doing this.
Although I believe everything in OSM database can be reverted/recovered when this things happen, I do hope this incident, would highlight how easy it is to massively mess up any area (unintentional or not).
Data loss in Manila 20080116
Apparently some ways around Metro Manila have been randomly deleted. One user have admitted he might have done some of the deletions (unintentionally). I want to ask other OSM editors in Metro Manila to look around their mapping
area to see if some of their created ways were also deleted.
Please provide a link so that we can revert the changes.