OpenStreetMap

First steps

Posted by richyvk on 16 October 2012 in English (English)

Made my first edits today. I am in Annerley, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia.

Am going to revise points of interest in my local area to start with and see what happens from there.

Location: Annerley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Comment from aseerel4c26 on 17 October 2012 at 15:34

Hi and welcome to OSM! Great! :-)

I had a quick look at your recent edits - just one minor hint: You have created a node tagged as swimming pool. That one is redundant to the swimming pool which is already existent as area (same tags). Therefore you should delete the new node (since it would e.g. disturb the count of swimming pools in this city and could lead to duplicate display). I guess you have added the new node because Potlatch did not show an icon for the swimming pool - that may happen, in fact it happens often, we only look at the data but not at the appearance in our few visualizations here. So if the swimming pool area it does not show up in Potlatch as icon, do not be confused. :-)

Enjoy mapping! aseerel4c26

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Comment from aseerel4c26 on 17 October 2012 at 15:43

I forgot a bit: Sometimes (if potlatch does not recognize the object's type) you may need to select 'Advanced' on the left panel (bottom) to see the tags. Also you need to select that 'Advanced' mode if you want to see all tags of an object (Potlatch may not recognize all).

Again, thank you for your help at OSM!

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Comment from Unusual User Name on 18 October 2012 at 01:17

I think the POIs around Chardon's Corner and Annerley Junction are probably overdue for a revision, so that sounds like a wonderful plan.

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Comment from richyvk on 18 October 2012 at 02:46

@aseerel4c26 thanks for the tips - I shall remove my swimming pool. Potlatch doesn't seem to load very well on my work PC (IE9) I will work from home I think where I can test in various browsers.

@Unusual User Name yes, lots of changes required for Annerley area, hopefulyl I can help. Are there many Brisbanites doing stuff on OSM??

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Comment from robert on 18 October 2012 at 11:20

Bonzer!

You can always try JOSM if you find Potlatch a bit fiddly. People who are more technically-minded tend to prefer it (e.g. people who have used CAD programs in the past).

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Comment from aseerel4c26 on 18 October 2012 at 14:07

@richyvk ("Are there many Brisbanites doing stuff on OSM??"): Well, see how much was changed in the last week in Brisbane (on WhoDidIt). So - quite active.

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