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Just for fun but a waste of time 5 months ago

Not sure if 'making assumptions' in a remote area is a good idea. In such places, OSM is often the only electronic map available. You could spend your time mapping the other hamlets in the neighborhood, and your time won't be wasted ;-) Nice work by the way. Yves

Android OSM apps 10 months ago

Richard, Osmand is not on iPhone :-P

My one problem with OpenStreetMap 10 months ago

Humm .. 'Reform the development team '. I hope the devs out there that are doing work around OSM spend a nice week-end.

The 'developement team' is a community, as is the community of mappers. There is no such thing as a big entity that can 'reform' this. Most of the work done on openstreetmap website is done on a volunteer basis, in a few cases supported by a company. However it's mainly a do-ocracy. And there is far more to openstreetmap than !

I find it nice that Openstreetmap is first and foremost the database, and that there is plenty of space for all kind of actors to build on it.

That being said, here are two places where you can offer help:

@osmthis: good idea. Now in practise. 11 months ago

I think this particular user uses @osmthis as a personal notepad, not necessarily expecting others to fix a bug in the map. He will certainly come back later to properly map from his photos and memory.

OpenStreetBugs Phase out: Done 11 months ago

That's a fantastic job, Werner. Phasing out an old tool instead of just letting the dust piling up is of course the good thing to do, but very few people have the courage to do so. Many thanks

JOSM 6950 released ! about 1 year ago

I'm afraid I got stuck on the splash screen and add to install jdk7 on Ubuntu with this release.

OSM so versatile. E.g. ski XC pistes are welcome over 1 year ago

Have a look at All kind of ski pistes are there, and crosscountry routes too colored to their marking color, along with routing, elevation profile, piste search by name ... The map is updated every day. Yves webmaster at

Natural:Peak + area:yes almost 2 years ago

If It's a peak, it can't be an area ! It's antithetical. natural=ridge ?

Réseau de bus Soissonnais almost 2 years ago

Hmm ... pour savoir où passent ces lignes, vaut peut-être mieux faire un tour sur place, non ? Et d'ailleurs, sinon, d'où proviennent ces données ?