OpenStreetMap

Quality Assurance Feeds

Posted by tyr_asd on 10 September 2013 in English (English)

OSM has quite a few good quality assurance tools; some of which even provide RSS-feeds. That's great, but sometimes the feeds are hard to find or may even require some manual bounding-box-hacking. :(

To solve this I created osm-qa-feeds, which allows to create personalized regional feeds for the various quality assurance tools out there. Here are the few simple steps of how to use it:

Step 1: Search your region

Step 2: Adjust the bounding box

Step 3: Done. You can now use one or more of the personalized feeds in your favourite feed-reader.

PS: If you know another QA tool that provides feeds and that should be added to the list: Head over to the source code on github (pull requests are welcome) or leave a comment here.

Comment from HannesHH on 11 September 2013 at 09:10

Nice! http://www.itoworld.com/ have feeds for the mapping activity watching too.

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Comment from tyr_asd on 11 September 2013 at 09:56

Thanks! I didn't know about ITO's OSM Mapper. Unfortunately, it's not possible to automatically create the feed URL for it, though (because one has to sign up for an account first)… I've added it anyhow.

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Comment from Vincent de Phily on 11 September 2013 at 11:30

I like it too :) You should mention it on the talk mailinglist.

Other QA tools include http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/ and http://osmose.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/ , but I can't find an RSS feed for them (osmose has an user-based feed, but apparently no bbox-based one).

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Comment from mikelmaron on 11 September 2013 at 14:32

Handy! Can imagine this being straightforward to integrate into osm.org too.

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Comment from DaCor on 11 September 2013 at 17:17

This is excellent, nice work

(love that you picked my home city too :) )

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Comment from Vincent de Phily on 12 September 2013 at 09:33

General RSS feeds is on the osmose todo list.

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Comment from chtfn on 15 September 2013 at 08:56

Great work, thanks for that!!

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Comment from chtfn on 19 September 2013 at 04:36

Added on the RSS wiki page. Maybe we should mention it on the QA wiki page too?

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Comment from !i! on 18 October 2013 at 23:31

Not bad, should be integrated into the official webfrontend!

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