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Posted by ~GF~ on 9 May 2021 in Chinese (China) (‪中文(中国大陆)‬).


Location: 花园村社区, 海淀区, 北京市, 中国

Granting permission regarding Kira Maps

Posted by testooools on 9 May 2021 in English (English).

Dear testooools (Mapper), Regarding the Open-Street-Map Request, Congratulations! we have approved the usage on your behalf using our APIs only for open source usage, Can’t be used for commercial use or any kind of using else open-source projects Specifically Open-Street-Map.

Kira Team have the right to revoke your key at any time, But what have been used still valid and approved by us forever and ever, Thank you for contacting us! have a great day

Best Regards. Kira Team.

هیات والیبال استان اردبیل

Posted by hamedjahandideh18509 on 9 May 2021 in Persian (فارسی).

هیات والیبال استان اردبیل

Location: ایستگاه سرعین, شهرک فرهنگیان, شهر اردبیل, بخش مرکزی, شهرستان اردبیل, ایران

Viel hat sich getan!

Posted by RanJenner on 8 May 2021 in German (Deutsch).

Dank des Feedbacks der sehr aufmerksamen und lieben Community hier, habe ich nun einige Veränderungen an meiner umap zum Thema Bürgerentscheide in Bayern vorgenommen. Zuletzt hatte ich noch eine Gliederung nach erfolgreichem BE. Diese habe ich jedoch fürs Erste verworfen und mich auf die thematische Gliederung konzentriert. Diese gefällt mir deutlich besser! Ich bin auch schon recht fleißig dabei, BEs einzutragen. Habe jetzt die Jahre 2021 (bisher), 2020 und 2019 eingetragen. Hier ist die Karte zu finden: ( Darüber hinaus habe ich die Karte nun in die Website meines Vereins mit integriert und sie mit einem “Bürgerentscheids-Ticker” für anstehende BEs in Bayern eingebunden: (

Wie bereits gesagt, mir gefällt die neue thematische Gliederung der BEs in meiner Karte schon sehr gut. Nur würde ich mir wünschen, dass ein Pin (also ein BE) mehreren Ebenen zugerechnet werden könnte. Also als Beispiel würde ich gerne den BE “Für einen hauptamtlichen Bürgermeister” nicht nur der Ebene “Satzungsplan” sondern auch einer extra-Ebene “2019” hinzufügen. Geht so etwas?

LG Jan


Posted by MD OALIUR RAHMAN on 8 May 2021 in Bengali (বাংলা).

Akhila, Nachole, Chapainawabganj

Location: নাচোল, চাপাইনবাবগঞ্জ জেলা, রাজশাহী বিভাগ, বাংলাদেশ


Posted by tamimKSA on 8 May 2021 in Arabic (العربية).

الضوء يتفوق في سرعة وصوله وإنتشاره.. وكذلك الأهداف النبيلة النقية التي لم تدنسها المصلحة الشخصية

Location: خميس مشيط, محافظة خميس مشيط, منطقة عسير, 62462, السعودية

رمضان كريم

Posted by tamimKSA on 8 May 2021 in Arabic (العربية).

كل عام وانتم بخير بمناسبه رمضان المبارك اعاده الله علينا وعليكم بالخير واليمن والبركات

Addition of forest Roads in Abau District,Central Province,PNG

Posted by Nicxon Piaso on 8 May 2021 in English (English).

For quite sometime,I have edited some road networks around the Rigo District and Abau especially in Kupiano and Moreguina Rubber plantation as well as Babauguina Rubber Plantation. I can recall of a Survey field party that we did in 2015 regarding the setup of GPS for control station coordination using TOPCON HiPER system for aero-triangulation.

Those road were full of dirt and often times we complained of the wild experience along the Magi Highway en-route to Abau District. We were preparing the way for LiDAR(Light Detection and Ranging) work to be undertaken by FUGRO Geospatial for Australia. Visiting these thick vegetated areas some times inhospitable made Surveyor work really tough. Hu ah!! we did it..When I map these features in OSM, it brings back vivid memories of my travel in the “Land of the Unexpected”,Papua New Guinea

Location: Abau District, Central, Papua Region, Papua New Guinea

Updates of features at Rigo and Abau District,Central Province

Posted by Nicxon Piaso on 8 May 2021 in English (English).

Seeing a lot of features especially structures and roads)(esp logging roads) are not mapped an I have appended them form the Maxar imagery. Once these roads networks are mapped ,we can track where illegal logging sites are in Papua New Guinea. Those Mappers who are in PNG using OSM, please do assist as there are a lot of roads built into thick vegetation of the lowlands and they are not identifiable in Goggle Maps but through OSM we can map these linear infrastructures out.

Is lockdown driving mass POI additions from GMaps by fly-by-night users?

Posted by TagaSanPedroAko on 8 May 2021 in English (English).

Last January, I’ve just came upon several newbie users in the Philippines who have accumulated over a thousand edits within a few days, adding a thousand POIs, which I discovered by comparing coverage, are more or less copyright violations from Google Maps (with some POIs being at completely odd spots, someting usual with GMaps in some places). I’ve been able to clean up a bunch of their edits, particularly those from a user named JP Baje and another working for a new ride-hail service in the Philippines, and asked the user about their source, but they never replied, and with their activity continuing unabated despite concerns from other fellow mappers back home, I have asked the DWG to have one of them blocked until they have read a message from the DWG addressing concerns. The other one hasn’t been blocked, and has stopped editing, but I’m trying to clean up their edits within my favourite locations while I’m trying to focus with mapping in Canada.

I have no idea why these fly-by-night editors would spring out here with the sole purpose of filling areas of several cities with POIs without providing their source, adding them one by one that make it hard to revert them in one huge sweep and disappearing later when the damage is done, but I think long and strict lockdowns (such as those in the Philippines) are driving this kind of mapping because in such situation, you can’t just go out of home – even within your neighbourhood – without having to present some form of travel authorization from the local government, or you’re a member of a demographic that is likely to get infected with COVID-19 (which in the Philippines, includes those under 14, above 60, or having a serious health condition as of the May 2021 quarantine restrictions) and I assume these users involved are unlikely to have been in those locations, before or during the mass quarantines. Any thoughts?

New Calming Traffic Island

Posted by Bill Ricker on 8 May 2021 in English (English).

I saw a new traffic calming traffic island announced on Twitter so i took a small detour and added it. I think i’ll add a Note to review it when new imagery is available.

The neighborhood has a number of other traffic calming measures, speed humps and new lower “Neighborhood” 20mph speed limit. Nice. I didn’t survey or change all the reduced streets, just the ones i drove.

Location: Dorchester Center, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02124, United States

Potres i torrenti

Posted by Matija Nalis on 7 May 2021 in Croatian (Hrvatski).

Nakon velikog početnog entuzijazma oko mapiranja područja oštećenih potresom, uglavnom smo posustali…

Tako da za pauzu pokušavam dobiti da OSM prihvati RSS za .torrent za skidanje Planet OSM datoteka, kako bi se smanjilo opterećenje na download web servere, koji su trenutno ograničeni na 4096 KB/s zbog preopterećenja. Tako da slobodno lajkajte taj github issue :-)

Call for Surveyors and Cartographers in Papua New Guinea(PNG)

Posted by Nicxon Piaso on 7 May 2021 in English (English).

Hi friends, Surveyors and Cartographers,

If you are in Papua New guinea, we still need most parts of Papua New Guinea almost in all 21 provinces where most parts are unmapped.

Please wherever you are, do contribute to OSM(OpenStreetMap) and have your place mapped out. It is free of charge and all you have to do is register an account and contribute your map editing there. You can hone your basic cartographic skills there.

Updates of Features at Obuta Crescent,Gerehu of Papua New GUinea

Posted by Nicxon Piaso on 7 May 2021 in English (English).

Today I added some building features around Obuta Crescent in Gerehu,NCD,Papua New Guinea

Pizza Compass using OSM?

Posted by pangoSE on 6 May 2021 in English (English).

Memetakan Area Desa Patoloan

Posted by chybcorp on 6 May 2021 in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia).

Ini merupakan catatan pertama saya, Alasan kenapa saya ingin memperbaiki peta menggunakan opensteetmap adalah karena ingin tersedia maps untuk navigasi yang akurat, awal buka openstreet ternyata masih banyak sekali yang perlu diperbaiki. Sangat ingin memiliki teman yang bisa mengajari segala hal dalam pemetaan, agar proses bisa lebih cepat dan hasil lebih maksimal

Location: Desa Patoloan, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia


Posted by mahshar666 on 6 May 2021 in Persian (فارسی).

چه رعدوبرق ترسناکی اینقدر صدایش وحشتناک بود که گویی در آسمان دو بمب انتحاری ترکانده اند، من همیشه یعنی اکثر اوقات یا شاید هم وقت هایی که تنها بودم از صدای رعدوبرق یا خودمانیش کنم آسمون قلمبه میترسیدم. یکبار که پیشم بود وقتی صدای گرومپ رعد و برق را شنیدم بی اختیار در آغوشش خودم را مچاله کردم او فهمید که من از رعدوبرق میترسم اما فقط همان لحظه که در آغوشش مچاله شده بودم مرا محکم در آغوش گرفت دیگر روز های بعد وقتی کنارم نبود و می دانست رعدو برق مرا آزار میدهد حتی نپرسید کجایی الان که از رعدوبرق میترسی چه کسی هست که تو را در آغوش بگیرد چون می داند که من غیر از او در آغوش کسی دیگر ترسم را آشکار نمی‌کنم نمی پرسد پیدایش نمی شود و من می مانم و دلهره هایی که از شنیدن گرومپ گرومپ رعد و برقی که تمام تنم را میلرزاند… این یک روز نوشت است امروز پنجشنبه تلخ ترین روز من یا شاید هم تنها یکی از تلخ ترین روزهای من هست.. آرزوبیرانوند #نویسنده

Location: طارند بالا, دهستان طارندبالا, بخش جلیل آباد, شهرستان پیشوا, ایران

Steep Street Domain Notes

Posted by team2019alpaca on 6 May 2021 in English (English).

Recently completed mapping of Steep Street Domain in Lawrence, Otago as part of the larger Lawrence walking track map.

Follow up work to be done:

  • Double check locations of benches and picnic tables. It’s been mentioned one may have been missed in Fitness Track.

  • Observe the dip near end of fitness track, is there currently a walking track here or is it WIP?

  • Record times to complete each track (walking) from Domain entrance

  • When finished send info to Council for signage

Walking Track Map Project

  • ✅ Steep Street Domain
  • ✅ Gabriel’s Gully Interpretive Track
  • ⃞ Mark fossicking area
  • ⃞ Mark Pick & Shovel monument
  • ⃞ Otago Dam Track
  • ⃞ Munro’s Gully Track
  • ⃞ Weatherstons - Gabriels Gully Track (is this still accessible?)
Location: Lawrence, Clutha District, Otago, 9532, New Zealand

mapping rural bus routes in Ireland

Posted by b-unicycling on 5 May 2021 in English (English).

When I moved to Ireland from Germany four years ago, I found it hard to adjust to the lack of public transport and the lack of transparency. I don’t have a driver’s license, so I kind of rely on it and I don’t mind it too much, even though it is inconvenient when there are only two buses a day. But this low frequency would require more transparency, IMHO, i.e. it should be easy to find out when and WHERE the buses leave. But no, that is a well kept secret in Ireland in my experience. Most rural bus stops have no signage whatsoever, so you have to rely on asking locals where the bus stop is. Or when you go somewhere, you have to ask the driver at arrival, where the bus stop for the return travel is. But you might forget. Or you might be shy. Or not speak the language.

Today, I went on a 15 min journey (yes, really far) on the bus. When I was waiting for it to arrive, I noticed two other companies’ coaches/ buses waiting. One of them serves the whole Republic and has a website, the other one not at all, at least I couldn’t find it. How do people know when the bus leaves, let alone where? I’m sure there are other people like me who want to travel eco-friendly, and, if they’re traveling as tourists, might want to meet locals by using public transport rather than hiring a car. (This was our means of transport, when I was traveling Turkey with two friends and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.)

The only way I see how to map the routes is actually take the bus and record all the stops and the route it takes. Really basic stuff, but I think it would make public transport more accessible. I’ve started today, but I only went as far as the first stop, so I’ll have to go the whole route another time.

Location: Kilkenny No.2 Urban, The Municipal District of Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland

OpenStreetMap is currently free from duplicate nodes

Posted by karussell on 5 May 2021 in English (English).

Sometimes ways have duplicate nodes in them. I.e. instead of:


the node IDs are:


I’m unsure how this can happen. Probably a software bug in some OSM client. I’m not really into mapping but I always wanted to reduce the warnings we print and so I took the chance yesterday and fixed every single duplicated node (only in ways used as roads - which resulted in approx. 100 problematic ways).

It was rather easy to get rid of this as GraphHopper prints the problematic way IDs while the import and in JOSM you can download way information directly via Ctrl+Shift+O. Then you click Shift+V (Verify), then you click fix, then you click Ctrl+Shift+Up and Enter. I reviewed the result on again and proceeded with the next way (Ctrl+F4 to restart in JOSM). Sometimes multiple nodes were duplicated but then you only need to verify the way again, after you fixed it.

To my surprise and thanks to JOSM keyboard shortcuts, it took not even 2 hours :) … see all the changes here.

There were also 2 or 3 mappers who seemed to have the same goal and already fixed a few of these bugs.