Did some repair of the mess around Woden. Just connected some roads. Not too sure about the tags (e.g. lanes =2) or maxspeeds yet. But managed to do a survey with the etrex during a rare drive to fetch someone from the airport. It’s too late (3 am) to add now.
I’ve spent some of the evening repairing some of the damage in Sydney. A few days ago, I was interpolating addresses, and drawing little houses in Waramanga (pretty damn micro mapping), and wondering what I was doing. And then… this happens.
In Sydney, all I’m doing is some quick and dirty road drawing, in the area where I used to live. I remember the road names, but can’t quite be sure to put them down now (lane, or street, or road). I love the GPS traces.
I suspect the folks there are putting bicycle lcn in ways rather than relations. In a way, it’s nice to see how others are tagging different regions.
On the talk-au mailing list (or maybe elsewhere), some were using words like decimated, describing a tsunami, or a nuclear bomb in one of my diary comments. Which is true. The Openstreetmap of Sydney looks awful. A larger area than the missing areas of Melbourne and Canberra.
It’s so heartbreaking. But then… it’s just a virtual map. No lives lost or property were damaged. Unlike some recent disasters (e.g. Christchurch, tsunamis, nuclear disasters). No one’s restaurant was dragged away by a flooding river (Brisbane). So a bit of route mapping is lost, as are a lot of surveying and armchair mapping sweat. But no one’s house burnt down (traumatic). And it’ll get better. The empty areas will fill in.
So a license change… I’m not pleased with how Openstreetmap handled this, but then I’m new here.
In the real world, some people died while watching a movie today. I couldn’t bear to read the details; and it doesn’t matter if I do. It’s terrible time for the families. :(