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OS Locator update 201411 12 months ago


OS Locator update 201411 12 months ago

Apparently he just has code to turn it into .osm files. Here:

Conversion to gpx wouldn't be a difficult hack. Good beginner project.

OS Locator update 201411 12 months ago

Ahoy there James,

I do produce a gzipped csv of the results ( which I know Derick Rethans ( for one uses to produce something like a GPX for his Garmin. Knowing him he has some php script for doing it.

First thoughts about 1 year ago

No harm in starting small.

Don't worry too much about the "specifications" on the wiki - a lot of the time that stuff is wishful thinking by a bunch of anally retentive wikifiddlers.

OpenStreetMap Carto v2.22.0 about 1 year ago

(When) is it live rendering on

Redundancy in Buildings about 1 year ago

Ah germans.

1000th Changeset about 1 year ago

(p.s. congratulations!)

1000th Changeset about 1 year ago

The second thousand comes quickly.

SotM 2014 Argentina logo about 1 year ago

You never had an eTrex, did you?

5 dreams/ proposals for OSM headquarters (please comment) about 1 year ago

Remember, Tomasz, that a lot of things (most things that aren't to do with actually editing maps) on 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... over 1 year ago

Interesting thing is that it is actually topologically correct.

samurai siege hack over 1 year ago


Then and now over 1 year ago

Ok that is very impressive.

Then and now over 1 year ago

Nice hat martijn.

Why SOTM EU was awesome over 1 year ago

Definitely a great conference.

OS Locator update 201405 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

That is

Spring Hike in Nackareservat - Sunday 20-04-14 over 1 year 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's track creator, which uses openstreetmap.

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OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike over 1 year ago

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