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Translation of OSM related projects

Posted by stephan75 on 5 December 2013 in English (English)

Today I came across an edit in the OSM wiki about the map-creating framework uMap with the good news that this webservice can be translated now by the online translation tool Transifex.

I will try to contribute whithin my knowlegde about words, vocabulary and grammar :-)

So I also added uMap to the list of OSM related websites, software or apps that can be translated in multiple languages via certain crowd-based online tools , see Translation in the OSM wiki.

Depending on certain languages, there can be done plenty of words or phrases in your "mother tounge".

Don't hesitate to contact the author of each project there if "your" language is missing in any project you want to contribute to!

new Routing App for Android: Cruiser

Posted by stephan75 on 29 November 2013 in English (English)

browsing in the mailing list mapsforge-dev I came across a nother new(?) routing app for android based devices.

It is called "Cruiser" ... available via GooglePlay.

see https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gr.talent.cruiser

In comparison to other popular OSM-based navigation apps like be-on-road, Osmand, Navit, ZANavi, mapFactor Navigator free , to name but a few, Cruiser seems to have the following key features:

  • closed source app
  • offline vector maps based on mapsforge
  • routing needs online connection in order to use OSRM or cloudmade service

any more outstanding features?

be-on-road ... a new(?) routing app

Posted by stephan75 on 13 November 2013 in English (English)

Just recently I came across an app for mobile devices that can make use of OpenStreetMap based offline maps, next to commercial maps to be bought.

It is named be-on-road and it is published by a company in Czech Republic: Aponia Software, s.r.o.

Almost all time I was sure that I know ALL apps that deal with offline routing on OSM data ... but I have not found any information about be-on-road in the OSM wiki or related channels so far.

So feel free to add more information at the freshly created wiki page:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Be-on-road

PS: I am NOT related to the mentioned company in order to do any advertising here for this app! But I would like to do a competition with other offline OSM apps like Osmand, MapFactor Navigator free, Navit, ZANavi and others.

Photon ... a new geocoder for OSM data

Posted by stephan75 on 8 September 2013 in English (English)

Did you know there is (next to the well known Nominatim) a new open source geocoder ("Name and Adress Search") built for OpenStreetMap data?

See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Photon

(found this link via http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Search_engines )

The demonstration website on komoot.de is quite impressive! I had a wish for such a feature (incremental and instant search) for years!

Anyone who finds wrong results or missing features / data?

new: Vespucci 0.8

Posted by stephan75 on 2 October 2012 in German (Deutsch)

DE: Nach langer Zeit erscheint eine neue Version des OSM-Editors Vespucci 0.8 für Android-Geräte

EN: After a long time of busy programming and tweaking the UI, a new release 0.8 of the OSM editor Vespucci (for Android devices) has been released today.

http://code.google.com/p/osmeditor4android/wiki/News

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Vespucci

OpenStreetMap data license is finally ODbL on Sept. 2012

Posted by stephan75 on 12 September 2012 in German (Deutsch)

Südspange Hittfeld am 17.08.2012 eröffnet

Posted by stephan75 on 23 August 2012 in German (Deutsch)

Mal wieder wurde am 17.08.2012 eine neue Ortsumgehung für den Verkehr freigegeben.

Die sog. Südspange Hittfeld ist hier zu sehen:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.37761&lon=9.98247&zoom=15&layers=M

Einen Eintrag im Wiki unter http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/New_and_Changed_Ways hab ich auch mal angelegt.

Gibt es noch mehr derartige "neue Strecken" in unserem Lande?

New layer at KeepRight.at -> doubled places

Posted by stephan75 on 31 May 2012 in English (English)

According to our wiki about Quality Assurance, one fine instrument is the web service KeepRight.

Recently a new layer was added, called "doubled places".

With this you can find POIs or amenities that seem to be double mapped by a single node with its tags and additionally with an area often tagged also with "building=yes" and same or similar tags like the single node.

If you enter the KeepRight site, do not be irritated by the many markers that are switched on by default. You can switch off all at once and then activate the error layer that might be interesting for you, especially the newly introduced doubled places.

If you want to verify or correct some errors via the JOSM editor, I can recommend to have the "remote" feature switched on in JOSM's settings. Thus you can easily click the "JOSM" button at each error on Keppright map to work with and have JOSM started in the background.

Feedback about success in bug squashing or failure is appreciated :-)

Stephan

EDIT:

If you combine two OSM POI objects to one, please pay attention whether there is one of them that will be deleted when the ODbL change is coming. Best way is to use the according licence change plugin within JOSM!!!

ZANavi ... a new Android app for navigation based on Navit

Posted by stephan75 on 18 July 2011 in German (Deutsch)

only a few weeks ago an app for Android devices has been published called ZANavi.

See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ZANavi (It is based on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Navit)

some outstanding features may be:

realtime vector rendereing of OSM data -> no download of tiles needed.

map data can be downloaded over the air or via PC to store it offline on your phone.

Quite nice routing engine that can process turn restrictions.

No dealing with parameter file navit.xml

So all android users who are looking for a navigation app can try this, find bugs in ZANAvi or even core Navit, and find out the difference between them.

new navigation app: mapFactor Navigator Free

Posted by stephan75 on 21 November 2010 in German (Deutsch)

Recently I found a link to a newly released Software solution that enables you to do navigation and routing on OSM data on Windows PC or devices with WindowsMobile:

mapFactor Navigator Free

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapFactor_Navigator_Free

It seems to be developed by a professional czech company that normaly offers navigation as a commercial solution on TeleAtlas data.

But now they offer their navigation framework app on a special version for free, you can just download the installer and OSM map data is probably available from all over the planet.

Somebody also sais you can run it on Linux via Wine.

PS: I am not related to mapFactor company in any way!

südlich von Hamburg: es fehlen noch etliche Straßen im Ort Stelle

Posted by stephan75 on 2 August 2010 in German (Deutsch)

Für Orte wie Lüneburg ist das Mappen ja noch etwas mehr handarbeit im "freien Feld" als in Gegenden mit Abdeckung der freigegebenen Yahoo-Satellitenbilder.

Um so mehr überraschte es mich, dass es in norddeutschen "Yahoo-Coverage"-Gebieten doch noch Ortschaften gibt, in denen noch etliche Straßen fehlen.

Einer dieser Orte heißt Stelle und liegt zwischen Hamburg und Winsen/Luhe.

Wer also noch Lust hat, ein paar weiße Flecken zu tilgen, der sei auf diesen Ort hingewiesen!

Eine Auflistung findet sich derzeit unter http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Lüneburg/Mappertreffen

Allerdings lassen sich einige Mängel in den OSM-Daten doch wohl auch nur vor Ort sicher ausmerzen, wie z.B. die richtige Schreibweise bestimmter Straßen.

Gruß, Stephan

PS: KeepRight, JOSM-Validator und OpenStreetBugs zeigen auch etliches für die Gegend an, mal schauen wann ich vor Ort da etwas Licht reinbringen kann.

Location: Stelle, Landkreis Harburg, Niedersachsen, 21435, Deutschland, Europäische Union

Straßennamen in Stade (Niederelbe) korrigiert wg. Umlaute

Posted by stephan75 on 5 August 2008 in English (English)

Mir fiel auf, dass in der Innenstadt von Stade zahlreiche Straßennamen nicht mit den zutreffenden Umlauten, sondern mit den "Behelfsbuchstaben" ae, oe, ue und ss (...strasse) geschrieben sind. Das mag ich ja nun gar nicht ;-)

Nach einzelnen Abgleichen mit anderen Quellen hab ich die name-tags der Straßen, welche an den betreffenden Stellen definitiv mit ä ö ü oder ß geschrieben werden, korrigiert.

Dies kann man nach meiner Erfahrung statt mit JOSM einfacher mit Merkaartor machen, der hat auch eine schöne Textsuche innerhalb der tags. Also mal den Bereich von Stade geladen und z.B. nach "ue" gesucht. In der Ergebnisliste dann way für way geprüft und korrigiert.

Dabei versteht sich von selbst, dass eine eventuelle Falschschreibung überprüft werden muss, ob es nicht doch richtig ist

Kennt denn jemand irgendwo in Deutschland einen Straßennamen, der offiziell mit "...strasse" geschrieben wird?

Und wer hat Lust, in seinem eigenen OSM.Gebiet mal nach ae, oe, ue und strasse zu suchen, ob dort auch Korrekturbedarf besteht? Berichtet doch mal ...

EN: corrected the german umlauts in streetnames at the town Stade in Germany.

Location: Klein Thun, Barge, Stade, Landkreis Stade, Lower Saxony, 21682,21680,21683,21684, Germany, European Union
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