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robert has commented on the following diary entries

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Warning: GPS tracks recorded with an iPhone can be a waste 11 months ago

Yes, many satnav systems in particular have been known to do this when collecting gpx traces. The concern is more than just that of accuracy - it's also potentially a copyright problem: are the traces now a derived work of the Apple road network? (that's a rhetorical question - I don't think anyone has the answer)

It's amazing how far sixteen lines of c++ can get you. 11 months ago

Those are some interesting idea there Alex. I suppose the difference between the approaches is like that of bottom-up change and top-down change.

I know the idea of air-quality-aware routing has been kicking around for a while - in fact I think Martin from cyclestreets would love to be able to add it to their product if he had the right data (& time to add it amongst all his other feature requests).

As for c++, well, y'know, none of us were born knowing c++. You just kind of decide to sit down one day and figure it out. The conceptual wall between programmers and non-programmers is imaginary.

Introducing OSMLY 11 months ago

Impressive.

Mapped Prem Nagar, Berhampur 11 months ago

Yes, I think the jacket-wearers have chosen to abandon stealth and decided that the best place to hide is in plain sight.

Mapped Prem Nagar, Berhampur 11 months ago

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Surveyors_Jacket

Mapping parts of the world no-one else wants to map, Part 1: Hanger Lane, London 11 months ago

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

My wish 12 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! about 1 year ago

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

Using OSRM to improve road mapping quality about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago

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

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spam

Вторая пензенская картовечеринка about 1 year ago

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

Вторая пензенская картовечеринка about 1 year ago

Yay my stickers have spread :)

hiking... using id about 1 year ago

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

Adding a turn restriction in vespucci about 1 year ago

Hooray for turn restrictions!

Mapping Croydon over 1 year ago

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

google google google over 1 year 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.