OpenStreetMap

robert has commented on the following diary entries

Post When Comment
Mapping parts of the world no-one else wants to map, Part 1: Hanger Lane, London 7 months ago

Sounds like exactly the sort of place we should be having mapping parties then.

My wish 8 months ago

I don't know how much attention is payed to this page, but it exists and it couldn't hurt to add your request to it.

Sao Paulo city hall is using OSM! 9 months ago

Pity all the markers seem to be floating in mid air.

Using OSRM to improve road mapping quality 9 months ago

I'm also working on improving mapping quality using OSRM, see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/That_Shouldnt_Be_Possible

Unfortunately due to infrastructure constraints the prototype is only running on the british isles at the moment, but I'm working on expanding that.

Mapping a Community Center 9 months ago

You absolutely can tag things with dual functions, just not if they both collide using the same key (amenity=...).

One of the alternatives would be to create two objects right next to each other but that's also a bit nasty because we like to follow a principle we call http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/One_feature,_one_OSM_element

Mapping a Community Center 9 months ago

@curiousscholar this is a bit of a "known issue" with our tagging scheme (particularly "amenity"s) - ideally you'd be able to tag something as both a place of worship and a community centre, but of course since both features use the amenity= key, that doesn't work. There has been talk of using ; separated multiple values, e.g. amenity=place_of_worship;community_centre, but little if any software (such as renderers) interprets/supports that.

The spelling of amenity=community_centre is of course also another display of the curious britishisms that infest osm.

Probably more information than you wanted there.

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Do you have the one about spam?

Interest in Editing 10 months ago

@Adam Martin: Have you tried visiting http://googlemapmaker.com ?

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spam

Вторая пензенская картовечеринка 10 months ago

@kenguest: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Robert#Stickers

Вторая пензенская картовечеринка 10 months ago

Yay my stickers have spread :)

hiking... using id 11 months ago

Don't forget to upload your traces to the "GPS Traces" section too as a record.

Adding a turn restriction in vespucci 11 months ago

Hooray for turn restrictions!

Mapping Croydon 11 months ago

Can't say it's not accurate though ;)

google google google 12 months ago

I think you're all overestimating Google's competence, especially in "tracking all of us".

@K01umbus I think your Japanese internment argument is absurd.

google google google 12 months ago

All this paranoia over recaptcha is unwarranted in my opinion. Get a grip.

Hallo 12 months ago

Welcome - I hope you'll enjoy helping shape what we map and how.

OS Locator update 201305 12 months ago

Not that I'm aware of. I think some people have tried pointing the OS in the right direction or sending lists back, but I don't think we've heard much back.

Of course, that's not really the primary purpose of not:name from my point of view. It's a good way of notating things for us.

Lycian Way - Turkey 12 months ago

What GPS do you have?

First mappings... 12 months ago

Some good mapping happening there. And some good dumpster diving from the sounds of it too.