skorasaurus has commented on the following diary entries
|Humanitarian style layer||2 months ago||
Thank you very much for the compliments!
If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, feel free to share them with us at: https://github.com/hotosm/HDM-CartoCSS/
|Working on northern Haiti -- USAID project||7 months ago||
Took me a second to connect you and your OSM user name.
Great to have you here in Cap-Haiten :)
|How to Map an Atoll||8 months ago||
This is an awesome diary entry: Great detail, illustrations, and context describing your experience. Thanks for writing. One of the best that I've read in some time.
Mapping an atoll doesn't happen very often. How did you have the opportunity to map there ?
|My 10 most useful OSM links||9 months ago||
Wow - I've been looking for a way to track user edits in my local area (since OWL is being redeveloped) and compliments the new OWL by ppawl very nicely.
osmose - http://osmose.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/ a few days ago, has some nice tools on it and some error-detection (weird, map on there isn't loading at the moment).
http://overpass-turbo.eu/ - make OSM queries within your browser (find all of the parking places in your area and receive them as geoJSON ) for example. Quite powerful with its scripting capabilities.
wow, i really need to go through my OSM bookmarks some more..
|Campus Map-off?||9 months ago||
Yes please !
|Creating an extract of my city.||10 months ago||
For anyone reading, I figured this out several months ago:
Now the way that you brought up IS NOT the boundary for the city, it's only a part of it. Go down to the bottom of the new webpage and find "Part of: Relation: Name (THISID####)"
Open this great tool by jocelyn. http://osm102.openstreetmap.fr/~jocelyn/polygons/index.py
new window will appear, copy its contents and choose its file name, name.poly
osmosis --read-pbf file=ohio.osm.pbf --bounding-polygon file=summitcounty.poly --tf accept-ways boundary=administrative --used-node --write-xml summit.osm
|Over 32 bits||10 months ago||
And vespucci (OSM editor on android) broke too =D
|OSM St Louis MidAmerica Mappers Meeting||10 months ago||
Nice start, Glad the slides were helpful ! I also agree with the utility of the outdoor exercises, we're hoping to do an outdoor mapping activity in Cleveland either in March or May.
|changing mapping interests||about 1 year ago||
robbie, that's so true !
With only the TIGER import done in my area, there's been so much to do !
When I first started, a large majority of ways in my city were untouched from the TIGER import. So, I began verifying every road in my city, reclassifying it if necessary (nearly all roads were imported as residential which isn't always the most appropriate), adding one way if applicable, and realigning. Almost 2 years later, I still haven't visited every highway in my city and haven't done much with that lately but I'm likely about 70% done.
After that, I've focused more on mapping tracing ways with bing in senegal where I lived for 6 months, and it had very little mapped when I began. Since then, whole cities have been mapped, where 12 months, maybe just one road existed.
Now, it's a combination of adding roads and other features in senegal, doing TIGER fixup (adding bridges, removing ways that don't exist, realignment) in other parts of my home state, Ohio; and adding new businesses, . Right now, beginning to tackle more advanced things like importing boundaries of the national park near me.
|Cleaning Up GPS Traces for OpenStreetMap and Visualizations||about 1 year ago||
After a bit of experimenting, I found the best workflow was to use the test3 filter (mentioned above) and manually removing the points in gpsprune (from the scribble effect) is the easiest way to clean up your GPS points.
Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be an existing automated way of removing the scribble effect.
|Beyond First Edits!||about 1 year ago||
Thanks for the compliment, it is far from done =)
I didn't get a notice on your comment until you sent me the mail. I realized that a user isn't notified when someone else comments on a diary entry after you do, so I made a ticket for it.
Regardless if Paul uploads GPS traces as 'public' 'identifiable', etc, they are available for anyone to use and will be visible with.
Once you upload them, anyone else can view them and then create a road by tracing over your GPS trace.
Some people stick to areas that they've visited themselves but it is encouraged and okay to edit an area that you've never been to and relying on the aerial imagery and others gps traces (this is known as armchair mapping). Others, they map everywhere.
|Beyond First Edits!||about 1 year ago||
Awesome to see such enthusiasm to OSM ! Just to briefly answer some of your questions:
I also osmtracker on my android, and like other gps devices, you're GPS signal is not perfect, you'll notice there's a little 'accuracy 5m' on the top of the main screen of osmtracker, which means that there's up to an error up to 5m of your current location. Even if your signal isn't perfect (I usually get no better than 2-3m; usually it's 5-10m), for example 10m, it's still accepted to upload that trace.
“survey:2012-10-25 with Bing correction” in the source tag is quite acceptable. If you don't remember the exactly survey date, for example, I've seen other users just put survey or what I just personally do, is put a brief note of what I edited and its source, like "[personal visit, bing]" in the comment before I Upload my changes to the server (called a changeset) http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Changeset I haven't used potlatch much so I don't know if making a changeset comment is any different.
|Just mapped The Legacy Village||about 1 year ago||
hey, thanks for mapping it, very nice job. extremely detailed. cool that you had fun. that's not too far from me - probably about 30km.
I only have visited once or twice in the past couple years (it's where many very well-to-do in the cleveland area go to shop) and that's there so much other mapping to do in Cleveland and other osm-related projects that I (and the handful of other users) haven't had time to map it yet.
There's also also another shopping complex, beachwood place just diagonal from there too. :P
|WOF#7. Import guidelines||over 1 year ago||
This is a great start! Although I've only done one import before, I'd probably also move the license to the second step, after all, doing all of the work and then finding out that you cannot add the data would be disappointing.
|The Growing OSM Community in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)||over 1 year ago||
Minh, Unsolicited !
That some of the students have continued to edit is great ! I also saw one of them edit in Cleveland as well.
|secondary_link appears underneath residential ways ?!||over 1 year ago||
Thanks for the responses... I understand that it shouldn't be secondary_link (and probably secondary) and I'll change it, but I wonder why secondary_link appears like that in the first place.
|OSM.org UI updates||almost 2 years ago||
Thanks too for the devs for implementing them.
|OSM.org UI updates||almost 2 years ago||
I noticed this as well and was about to make a diary entry on it ! I'm a little surprised the dev's didn't make an entry in the news section on the wiki.
I don't know which specific changes were implemented and when, but I like the changes. =)
|How I Map: TIGER Cleanup||almost 2 years ago||
I meant to send this as a comment instead of a private message...
With road classification, I use the same practices as you for TIGER (here in Cleveland, OH). I also find tertiary relatively ambiguous, with no absolute rules of when it should be applied. I usually decide whether it's tertiary [or unclassified or residential] by a combination of factors: if the speed limit is 35, as opposed to 25 in most residential, the amount of businesses/other uses other than residential on the way, the amount of traffic it receives [relative to roads in the area], the # of lanes, and last, certainly, not least, just a general feel.
|Efficiently merging government park boundaries in JOSM||almost 2 years ago||
Thanks for detailing this !
I'd also like to import the parks in my area (they're also available as a shapefile), although it's admittedly not high on my priority list. If I ever get around to it (or the more likely scenario, I can point another user to this if they wonder how), I'll keep this in mind and bookmarked !