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I recently began contributing images via OSC. I'm using the app from Google Play updated on 21/8-18. Here is a sample of the direction being the same on all photos: http://openstreetcam.org/details/1292987/0/edit-osm (press iD to see the layer with directions shown).
The OSC plugin (v164) in JOSM (v14272) does not show direction, only blue dots.
Also my tracks have not yet been processed for signs or other data and no special layer with this information is avaliable to my knowledge.
Is Mapillary prefered over OSC because it includes directions of photos & this layer?
I created viewer of parking lanes with simple editor. https://zlant.github.io/parking-lanes/#17/60.15651/24.93847
Monday my schedule was inexplicably scrapped. An all-day conference failed to materialize. We went for a drive, a day trip first to Nohur, where Alexander the Great left behind a garrison some thousands of years ago, and where some inhabitants to this day have green eyes bequeathed by their Greek ancestors, then onward, to the Sumbar River valley. I identified two mysterious villages that appear on imagery but till then in OSM had no names: Kürüždeý and Duzlydepe. We drove over dirt and gravel mountain roads, down steep valleys, and confirmed the tracks of some roads, including one that follows a riverbed for a little way (the water was not deep this time of year).
I also found that a road someone drew "speculatively" (his word) on the map about four years ago doesn't really exist, at least not where it was drawn. Upon return I adjusted it to the GPS trace as far as we went, but deleted what I could not confirm. Locals said the road goes no farther any more due to mud- and rock slides, so that part of the OSM map is more accurate now.
Mapillary imagery is being uploaded as I type this. The scenery was nice, but in springtime it must be spectacular. I will have to go back when the grass is green and the flowers are blooming.
We're coming to the end of the UK quarterly mapping project on footpaths.
...is running for just 5 more days. So last chance to get on there UK folks! This is all about our UK system of legally designated "public rights of way", so if you're elsewhere in the world you may stop reading now.
You may notice that I only just became a new starter on there myself! This is partly because I found it a bit tricky to understand what we're supposed to do, but I finally sat down and figured it out at the weekend. Sorry it took me so long, but better late than never, here's a few quick pointers:
Use Rob Whitaker's PRoW data comparison tool. There's a list of regions where he's managed to get PRoW data.
Drill down to regions -> districts -> borough. You might pick where you live, but not everywhere's on there. Failing that, try to find somewhere you know. Failing that, I guess it doesn't matter where you pick.
Now you'll see a map with lines. Here's a bit of Watford
The lines appearing on this map are different colours for different designations. Yellow for footpaths, blue for bridleways etc. More importantly they are Thin: done, Fat: todo. So in the above image I have done the long footpath through Cassiobury Park on the left, hence that yellow line turned thin. The rest to the right are fat lines still to do.
What does "done" mean? Well the lines actually represent local council GIS data. It's where the council thinks there are footpaths, and where they have official designations as such. Each one has a reference number.
Click the line to reveal the official reference number. Copy that whole title, and put it as the value in the prow_ref=* tag. For example this path has "prow_ref=Watford Borough FP 30" (including space characters)
The designation=* tag is easier. It's just one of public_footpath, public_bridleway, restricted_byway, or byway_open_to_all_traffic. Those are our longhand OpenStreetMap values. The official data uses the more compact codes: FP, BR, RB, BY.
So these tags go on the corresponding way in OpenStreetMap, where "corresponding" means all the ways which seem to match exactly or almost exactly with where the path runs in the official data. You may need to set the same prow_ref on several little footpath ways. You may need to divide a long footpath way to match just the length where the prow_ref applies.
If there is no corresponding way, then this is interesting. Maybe you've found something missing in OpenStreetMap. Maybe you've found something wrong in the official data. Time to dig deeper, or flag it for somebody local to investigate I guess. As the page states, we should not blindly copy the geometry data into OSM from the council GIS data. The page also states the source tag to use on your changeset for the particular district you're looking at. (e.g. in Watford it's source=hertfordshire_county_council_prow_gis_data on the changeset). In fact in general the page gives lots of information which is worth reading through. I'm essentially trying to give a summary here. Did I get it right?
So this whole thing is an exercise in ticking off matches with this 3rd party data, by adding in the prow_refs. Like any process of ticking things off, there's a certain satisfaction in getting it done in an area I guess.
But I have to say (after all this) I haven't found it all that interesting or addictive to do myself. There's obviously lots of this matching to do as an armchair mapping exercise, but it would more interesting to do in an area if I knew it better. I'd probably enjoy doing some bits of West Yorkshire, if that was available. But also it feels a bit like littering our data with 3rd party arbitrary reference codes. prow_ref values are certainly not verifiable on the ground! And they're "official", sure, but I've come to associate "official" government data in OSM as shoddy quality and limited value (Seemingly the opposite of what many folks think official data is)
I guess the value here is in ticking things off, whittling down towards finding those interesting cases where we might be missing a footpath. So 5 days left. The choice is yours. Go wild adding those prow_ref & designation tags... or don't :-)
Pequisa por CEP no OSM com o FacilMap. Pesquisa no FacilMap
Depois de uns dias parado sem editar e nem incluir nada no OSM essa semana voltei a incluir cep´s nas ruas e avenidas do Recife e região metropolitana, aos poucos a Capital de Pernambuco que e Recife vai sendo carregada de Informações para o MAPA Osm o que e bom para todos nós que utilizamos o Mapa e para aqueles que usam o mapa e que vão poder pesquisar uma rua com o Cep, isso enriquece muito o nosso Mapa. Depois de adicionar ruas por todo o Estado agora estou inserindo os Cep´s nas Ruas e Avenidas da minha querida Cidade Recife.
Um forte abraço a todos e bom Mapeamento.
Go Map!! is an OSM editor I maintain for use on iPhone and iPad, available from the App Store.
Version 1.6 was released last week, with the primary improvement being support for multipolygon relations, and much improved protection against accidental damage to relations of all types.
More importantly, I've published the source code on GitHub if you'd like to contribute or use the code in your own project: https://github.com/bryceco/GoMap Building the source requires a Mac and Xcode. Contributing code requires fluency in Objective-C. It is released under the ISC license, the same as iD.
If you are a frequent user of Go Map!! and wish to be a beta tester please send me an email using the app's "Bug Reports and Suggestions" button.
Finally, here's a short video showing basic use of the app: https://youtu.be/GUWg4d-jt5o
Yesterday 9/23/18 was the "Typhoon Ompong Mapathon" at Co. Lab Pasig which the goal is to map affected areas by the recent super typhoon Ompong, joining with me in this mapping session is Ron. Woke up that morning and went to the set meeting place that Ron and I talked about, although Ron lives at Pasig I was the one to arrive first at the meeting place and waited at a nearby mcdonalds which was around 30 mins., he arrived late because there was traffic at his place which was unusual since its a Sunday, we arrived 10:30 (set time was 9:00 AM) cause we got lost and with the google map we were following is slightly inaccurate but nonetheless we still got there sweating haha (hot day). I like the chill vibe that Co. Lab offers as a workplace which you can rent, kinda like what function rooms do. I was surprised that the people there got the invitation randomly which I thought it is composed of select students from other schools although there were some but it mostly composed of adults wanting to learn and contribute. I enjoyed it, talked to the people at our side of the table, one is also a freshmen and his course is related to geography and he is new to osm, Ron taught him some basic stuff and was good to go, while that was happening I got to map a lot of buildings (around 3000 plus nodes) given by the instruction of the hot tasking manager, moved up through the rankings in the leader board which I was very contended. We ended the session around 1:20 PM and took a group photo, bid farewell to some people and headed home.
I performed today successful test flights of my new twin engine puller (tractor) KFm2 RC flying wing with the GoPro Session 5 camera on board.
I wrote an article-report about it. There is a short, two minutes, video of the flight in the article.
The idea is to create an open source ultra-low cost aerial platform with excellent flying qualities which could be built DIY (Do It Yourself) from readily available materials for mapping, aerial photography, journalism, agriculture, etc.
There is also in the article another video of the detailed build of this air-frame.
Based on my meetings with the minister of motor roads and the head of the Turkmen Motor Roads State Concern "Türkmenawtoýollary" plus interviews of local drivers, hunters, fishermen, and others here, I have identified many of the segments of the national highway system in Turkmenistan and as of this evening have mapped all but one of them. The P-8 "highway", really a dirt road, needs GPS traces to be collected before it can be properly identified, and that is problematic since it is in a border zone more or less off-limits to foreigners. I know people who have driven that route but they are unable to verify its route from satellite imagery.
We are still missing the route number for the highway from Kerki to Ymamnazar. It overlaps with the P-36 part of the way, but not all of the way.
There may be other "national highway" routes out there and I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled for them.
Some local mappers have taken it upon themselves to add street names in some towns in Turkmenistan following my master classes and presentations on mapping. That is gratifying. New POIs are popping up, as well. If we could only find all the gas stations!
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Hi. Beim Planen einer Tour mit Hilfe von Online-Router ist mir in der Gudrunstraße (Nähe Matzleinsdorfer Platz, Wien) eine zunächst unerklärliche Uregelmäßigkeit aufgefallen:
Je nach Router wird im Bereich der Haltestelle auf die Straße ausgewichen oder ein Umweg genommen. Im iD-Editor wird die Haltestelle so dargestellt:
Ich bin jetzt kein OSM/Routing-Experte, aber ich vermute das Problem liegt darin, dass die „Bushaltestelle (Wartebereich)“ den Gehsteig unterbricht. Am Ort gibt es diese Unterbrechung nicht:
Die Haltestellentafel und die Bank sind zurückgerückt und der Gehsteig davor ist frei begehbar. Sollte das nicht auch so gemappt werden? Jemand hat sich sehr viel Mühe gemacht, die Haltestellen so genau zu beschreiben. Daher möchte ich nichts ohne Zustimmung ändern. Vielen Dank für eure Kommentare!
Tack till Erik som jobbat på det. Gå gärna med i Telegram-chatten för världen och SE och följ med i vad som rör sig i rörelsen just nu. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM_centric_Telegram_accounts
Hi, recently I found this fantastic video from Nuno about using Mapillary in iD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H8fx6ZUDTw
Today, v4.15.0 of the OpenStreetMap Carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on the OSM website) has been released. Once changes are deployed on the openstreetmap.org it will take couple of days before all tiles show the new rendering.
- Changing gastronomy objects color to orange (affects restaurant, fast_food, ice_cream, food_court, bar, cafe, nightclub, pub and biergarten)
- Changing farmland and societal amenities (like school, hospital etc.) colors to fit better into the overall color systematic
- Adding rendering for man_made=wastewater_plant and man_made=water_works
- Adding icon for man_made=storage_tank and man_made=silo
- Adding icon for amenity=bicycle_repair_station
- Adding icon for leisure=amusement_arcade
- Adding icon for shop=bookmaker
- Adding icon for shop=trade
- Adding rendering for attraction=water_slide
- Rendering most of the road links thinner (affects trunk_link, primary_link, secondary_link)
- Moving manors to z16+
- Fixing missing country labels on z4 (affects Canada, Russia and Greenland)
- Small code and icon fixes
Thanks to all the contributors for this release.
For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v4.14.0...v4.15.0
As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues
mapping mbiama community that has been affected by flood, due to over flow of Orashi River bank
September 20, 2018. Another day for us mappers to help the world.
It's our 8th session this time in PUP San Juan. From the beginning, we have accomplished so many things. But most of it was today, our chance to help in the Ompongph Mapping.
As we start today, we had a little problem with our equipment to be used. We finalized it first before we start. While waiting for the group assigned, our mentor which is Sir Erwin Olario, mentioned the Mapathon that will be held this coming Sunday. It will be about the mapping in some afffected areas made by the Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines. Some of us can be able to go but some are not.
Our objective for this session was to help in mapping the affected areas from the Typhoon Ompong. Little we know, it will be a "Typhoon Ompong PUPSJ Mini-mapathon" for today. So far, this is our first mini-mapathon because it is really urgent this time. We have 3 tasks to do from the HotOSM and we must all be able to map and validate some works. Our class was divided into two. The other half were the ones who needed to accomplish some missed tasks from the last session, while the other one were the ones who will help on the mapping from HotOSM. I was part of the second half who will just map on some affected areas in the Philippines.
As we work on HotOSM, I can see that Typhoon Ompong really hit a large area in the Northern part of the Philippines. There were large tasks to do and we needed them to split for other mappers can help us at the same time. I worked along Cagayan where buildings are needed. As a mapper this time, we used JOSM as our editor for this task. I'm not really used to JOSM but as needed, I explored it a lot this time to make my mapping session productive. I mapped some buildings on the selected task and I can really say that JOSM is more helpful and fast at the same time unlike any other editors we can use. The buildings I added were many but I didn't accomplished the whole task because of the limited time we have.
While we were all mapping, I find us all at peace because none of us were talking to each other. We really focused on mapping today and I think that really helped a lot for the people needed it. We really used the time for us to map and ask questions to our mentor that will help us use the JOSM. When I was mapping in some parts of the task, I really find it difficult to map some areas that has their houses really compressed or too close to each other. I know that JOSM is really easy to use but when it comes to those situations, I find it really hard. But despite of that situation, I was able to map almost all of them and work on them.
The main highlight for me every session is to see the leader board for pupsjcwts! I'm really looking forward to it because I really want to be on top!! But at the same time, to map many areas that seems to be important. The ranking was shown and I'm happy because I'll still be able to reach the person ahead of me and our professor congratulated me, same goes with the other mappers. In connection with the presentation that will be held next session, we picked a mapper from the bottom 10 of the leader board to be the one that will present some insights and highlights with our CWTS++ here in PUP San Juan. With a little twist, they played Rock Paper Scissors Game in front. It was really fun to watch not because it is just a game, but also all of them in front doesn't like to present for the next session! One of them doesn't want to play that game because it was really hard for her (and also for me). We were watching closely who'll be selected for the presentation and it turns out to be the one who lose the game! In the end, one of them was selected and accepted the consequence.
That's how we end the session for today. What I felt after the session was happy and satisfied for another productive day on mapping!
By now many folks have seen Geoff Boeing's really neat charts of street orientation that highlight how "gridded" (or not) the layout of city streets are:
Since Geoff was kind enough to provide a full open-source tool-chain, I decided to tweak it to chart the orientations of the streets of some cities and villages in my home state of Vermont:
Unfortunately, until I get around to importing Vermont town boundaries, not all towns will be super easy to include in this analysis.
#uniquemapperteam# join us lets map our world