OpenStreetMap

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Redundancy in Buildings about 23 hours ago

Ah germans.

1000th Changeset 9 days ago

(p.s. congratulations!)

1000th Changeset 9 days ago

The second thousand comes quickly.

SotM 2014 Argentina logo 11 days ago

You never had an eTrex, did you?

5 dreams/ proposals for OSM headquarters (please comment) 16 days ago

Remember, Tomasz, that a lot of things (most things that aren't to do with actually editing maps) on osm.org are essentially a "demo". If "employers need changes", they are free to implement themselves and make them part of their services. OSM itself doesn't have (and almost certainly never will have) the capacity to be a true google-maps-alike.

If an "employer" finds e.g. the default mapnik style to be inhibiting them, it's probably a sign that they've been piggybacking on the (nonprofit) OSM infrastructure for providing their services for too long.

Oh TIGER... about 1 month ago

Interesting thing is that it is actually topologically correct.

samurai siege hack about 2 months ago

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Then and now about 2 months ago

Ok that is very impressive.

Then and now about 2 months ago

Nice hat martijn.

Why SOTM EU was awesome 3 months ago

Definitely a great conference.

OS Locator update 201405 5 months ago

That's a good idea - I might add that tile option when I get round to it.

Spring Hike in Nackareservat - Sunday 20-04-14 5 months ago

That is http://www.gpsies.com

Spring Hike in Nackareservat - Sunday 20-04-14 5 months ago

You can of course do that sort of thing using openstreetmap as a base map, but that's not what OSM is really designed for.

Edits you make to the map are global, visible to & affecting everybody, and as such we tend to only map actual real physical things, and not just things that are only relevant to us personally.

You might get better luck using tools such as gpsies.com's track creator, which uses openstreetmap.

tiffany blue nikes womens size 9 6 months ago

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OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike 6 months ago

(and just when I was starting to get license debate withdrawal)

OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike 6 months ago

It's not a good approach to start your post with the title invoking the whole "non-share-alike is more open" thing, which is easily disprovable. Share-alike rules are there to ensure things remain free.

Ashley Camille Modeling, Acting & Career Training Center 7 months ago

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iD Newbie friendly feature request 8 months ago

Yeah, I've had ideas similar to this ( http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Robert#IRC ) which have been generally well received, but of course nothing's happened because, as with everything, it needs someone to implement it (and I'm busy implementing other crazy things).

Another (slightly more far fetched) possibility would be integrating with something like https://togetherjs.com/ to enable us to offer actual hands-on assistance to users.

Wishlist: GPX tracks analyzer 8 months ago

I'm working on something along those lines: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/That_Shouldnt_Be_Possible

Though it's not really designed for "batch mode" as the results do have to be analyzed slightly to see what's wrong.

I'm hoping to expand its coverage to more countries soon.

Dissertation Editors 8 months ago

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