mikelmaron has commented on the following diary entries

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What a fantastic State of the Map US over 1 year ago

thanks Ian, Martijn. great to see you both too. and all this was only from my perspective!

(Not) Finding Communities over 1 year ago

Another nice way to keep track of changes

A new way of fast browsing of latest changes over 1 year ago

Nice! Seems obvious in retrospect.

Issue is that it only works efficiently at high zoom level, and that also varies depending on data density ... DC is having trouble loading at same zoom levels at Witchita. How do you design reasonable fall throughs to traditional history?

overpass turbo now with MapCSS support over 1 year ago

awesome. hey, when can we get a simple link from export tab to overpass turbo?

National Park Service Mapping over 1 year ago

tpcolson, edit wars occur much less often then you might think. It's not a matter of trumping, but rather, of conversation and collaboration. So far, for the parks, we've seen really good collaboration between authoritative data and community collected data. It's about creating the best map after all, and we all recognize we can do it better together. And you're already part of it ;) since you've done a great job using your wiki to document the Smoky Mountain map. Mt Renier Park Tiles are also a good example of this. This post has another of examples where authoritative sources and community are working together (and this is just the US).

Anyway, if you have some specific concerns, let's all talk and figure it out.

Hyattsville Mapping Party over 1 year ago

Looking at planning the Arboretum mapping party soon. Making a note for myself.

There does preexist some GIS data by the Arboretum. Doesn't look to be open (yet), and I don't know how complete it actually is ... has biological data on the trees, but not why they're present. For instance the Grove of US Trees (yes every state tree in a grove, even a sad looking Redwood from California) does not have the State listed in the GIS data.

(Not) Finding Communities over 1 year ago

Richard, hope you collected some POI also!

(Not) Finding Communities over 1 year ago

A note from lyx...

I did just read your blog entry. The only mapper currently active in Jordan that I know of would be user "cabal", who is from the Netherlands but AFAIK in Jordan currently (or at least until very recently). The country was not really hit hard by redaction, because there was not that much data to be redacted to begin with. About 85% of the countries data now has been added by me, not all from imagery but some from GPS tracks that I took when I spent a few weeks there. Unfortunately I did not have the time to collect street names, so even the data added from local visits remains mostly nameless.

Geographic names (villages, mountain peeks etc.) in Jordan have been added byuser Metehyi, apparently by importing data from GNIS(?) and translating it into Arabic. Unfortunately the location data in that dataset was very inprecise; I have improved it where I could but much of it is still off by hundreds of meters.

I think user cabal is trying to get a few locals and/or expats into mapping; don't know if he had any success so far.

National Park Service Mapping over 1 year ago

Thanks Glassman. Will definitely keep in touch, and I'm happy to help and build on the shoulders of what you've done. As things develop, I'll definitely update the wiki. Something on the National Day of Civic Hacking is a great idea too.

Open geospatial's & OSM's bright future in Cleveland (2013 Kick-Off Meeting Recap) over 1 year ago

Great. And hey, I recognize that first slide!

Hyattsville Mapping Party almost 2 years ago

That sparks a few ideas on managing and representing events in Used to be, we'd do a GPX animation (the crowd would demand this played several times) and before/after screenshots of a mapping party. Organizing the event means contacting local groups and mappers, sending announcements and venue details, etc, over various lists, etc. You hope that some of the attendees get hooked.

If we can make it easier for anyone to organize a mapping party, then more mapping parties will happen, and the connections made during the event are more likely to continue, meaning more mappers and a better map. When building such features, need to think about a flexible architecture so this doesnt place too much burden on resoureces, is open to new features and flexible. Is this something like Apps for

an Event takes places in an Area, during a particular Time, at a Venue(s), sometimes with focus on particular Tags, with a Host(s) and Attendees (who may or may not actually contribute Data), connected to 0 or more organized mapping Groups. Posts/announcements are sent out before/during/after the event by the Host and Attendees, Data changes are visualized and analysed in before/after, animations, lists of top contributed tags and qa on added data.

Assuming a means to more comprehensively monitor Data in an Area, an Event seals a record of activity over a certain time, links all the people involved, and collects stories.

The Monkey Puzzle pub switch2osm! about 2 years ago

Clearly the top business decision in #switch2osm are the drunk mappers.

Mapping Training almost 3 years ago

You're doing great work in Kwale, congrats

Libyan Rebels Advancing Into OSM Territory over 3 years ago

If you are working in rural areas, there is a collection of GPS tracks donated to us which may be helpful.

London Hack Weekend and OpenTech over 3 years ago

Thanks for the update Harry!

Openstreetmaps gets official support by the Israel government almost 4 years ago

Good stuff!

Government Technical Workshop over 4 years ago

Good work, love the outreach

Icons for data browser pages over 4 years ago

Nice work! Small details like this make all the difference. I second the suggestion to make the id/version slightly less prominent.

Openstreetmap in the news, 05 Jan 2010 almost 5 years ago

Sorry for the delay .. I'm just cleaning up a little bit before doing the import to OSM .. should be done within the next week or so. Will appreciate eyes on the data once it's been imported. Thanks