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ہُݨے ورتیا، مین دُرُست چاہیدے اے۔ پر حالیہ ایس ویب سائٹ ‘تے شاہمکھی انواد چڑھایئے، پنجابی لئی سیٹنگاں ‘تے تسیں بولی دا کوڈ «pnb» پا سکدے اے۔ (آئی ڈی ایڈیٹر لئی، ایہہ «pa-PK» پا سکدے۔) روزنامچے وچ گرمکھی یا شاہمکھی وچ نہیں لبھیا، پہلا لکھت لئی ایس لیکھ چھپدا۔ خبرے کوئی لفظاں پڑھن‌گی اے…

I really like the ‘notathon’ concept, so just posting a translated version of AngocA’s original diary entry (which was in Spanish).

On Saturday 1 October 2022, a notathon was held, as is customary one week after the Latam meeting. This time it took place in Mexico, and was coordinated by BigBlueButton - OSMVideo, where several people participated.

Notathon Mexico

This time DAMN-project was used to divide the areas. For the division of areas we filtered by only the notes created from the Maps.me application. This is the task of DAMN: https://client.damn-project.org/?area=2407

We showed how to use the JOSM plugin, which automatically downloads the notes, and this allows to work in several areas, without having to leave the editor.

In total 63 notes were solved, with participants mainly from Mexico (alex_mayorga, Mapeadora, Sandra, among others), but there were also attendees from Venezuela (risturiz), Argentina (Manuel Retamozo) and Colombia (AngocA).

This activity has allowed us to work as a region, supporting each other, and each one contributing from their experience. We learned about tree mapping, humanitarian mapping strategies, among other things.

There were also very good questions, and we are going to create a couple of tickets in DAMN and OSM. For example: the OSM API should not create a note with the same coordinates on top of an existing, open one; instead, it should add a comment to the existing one.

If you want to see what happened at the Mexico Notathon, you can relive it at: https://youtu.be/oXmOmT8GT7Y

Posted by OnlyWalker on 2 October 2022 in Korean (한국어).

청량산 트랙 수정

Location: 동춘1동, 동춘동, 연수구, 인천, 대한민국
Posted by AngocA on 2 October 2022 in Spanish (Español).

El sábado 1 de octubre de 2022, se realizó una notathon, como se acostumbra hacer una semana después de la junta Latam. En esta ocasión se hizo en México, y se coordinó por medio de BigBlueButton - OSMVideo, donde participaron varias personas.

Notathon México

En esta ocasión se uso DAMN-project para dividir las zonas. Para la división de áreas se filtró por solo las notas creadas a partir de la aplicación Maps.me. Esta es la tarea de DAMN: https://client.damn-project.org/?area=2407

Se enseñó cómo usar el plugin de JOSM, el cual baja automáticamente las notas, y esto permite trabajar en varias áreas, sin tener que salir del editor.

En total se resolvieron 63 notas, con participantes principalmente de México (alex_mayorga, Mapeadora, Sandra, entre otros), pero también hubo asistentes de Venezuela (risturiz), Argentina (Manuel Retamozo) y Colombia (AngocA).

Esta actividad ha permitido que trabajemos como región, apoyándonos mutuamente, y cada uno aportando desde su experiencia. Aprendimos de mapeo de árboles, de estrategias de mapeo humanitario, entre otras cosas.

Igualmente, hubo preguntas muy buenas, y vamos a crear un par de tiquetes en DAMN y OSM. Por ejemplo: el API de OSM no debería crear una nota con las misma coordenadas sobre una ya existente y abierta; en cambio, debería agregar un comentario a la existente.

Si quieres ver lo que pasó en la Notathon de México, la puedes revivir en: https://youtu.be/oXmOmT8GT7Y

Location: Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, México
Posted by PixelDubs on 1 October 2022 in English (English).

Yesterday Russia annexed Ukraine, which is disgusting, but OSM is up to date, should I add the area annexed areas as part of Russia or not? I don’t want to put I want to keep OSM up to date.

After you’ve been out dancing 💃 & drinking 🍸 at the club🪩, that take away joint open at 2am 🌆 suddenly looks very appealing 🍔🍟🍕. So for every night club in OSM, I calculated the distance to the nearest fast food take away. Here’s a map of where you have to go >20km for a take away:

map of the world

🗺️ explore this as a web map here

Here’s everything in Europe (blue = <1km, green=1→5km, yellow=5→20km orange=20→50km red=≥50km) europe

🔢 full raw data if you want to play with it yourself.

I used my new script, osm-distance-to-nearest with -a amenity=nightclub -b amenity=fast_food. Data is from end of Sept 2022. Data © OpenStreetMap contributors, and open data under ODbL

I wonder what’s going on Iberia (Spain & Portugal)? 🤔 It’s quite possible the simple OSM data model doesn’t match, and things aren’t tagged as fast food, or nightclub or they just do things differently. Ukraine & Eastern Europe also have low numbers. Many places in Africa have a large distance, but I think low OSM data coverage and I presume different mapping/cultural standards are a reason why. Do you have any thoughts? Leave a comment. I love this aspect of OpenStreetMap. I love being able to explore the world, and data, like this.

While exploring this, I found 2 night clubs far away from the nearest take away. They were in the middle of the desert (in SA & AU). Clearly mistakes, and someone fixed the map.

BTW, the absolute worst night club for a durty take away is Ибица, Anadyr, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia, which is 1,100km from the nearest fast food joint in Omsukchansky Urban District, Magadan Oblast, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia. Clubbing must be hard in Siberia. 🤣

Share this on social media: twitter 🐦 mastodon/fedi 🐘 (previous entry looked at gun shops & banks)

¹ “durty take away” is a semi-phonetic spelling of a Dublin Hiberno-English way to say it 😅 (I want to get better at actually _making maps)_

Location: Víziváros, I. kerület, Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Magyarország

Motivations

Have you ever wondered when on earth, you would have opportunity to meet in person, have a handshake, a hug, an off-screen smile, take a coffee or even a lunch together with friends and colleagues you have remotely worked with, as weeks, months and years keeps counting in a virtual world of OpenStreetMap global community? Yes, our trending techs and AI keeps offering us the best of smart connectivity with everyone in a digital space of daily online activities that builds around us a world of virtual communities with uncertainties, barriers and boundaries of never meeting physically in our life time. Have you ever, thought about, the uncertainties of meeting in person such cool guy as Geoffery kateregga and the rest of HOT and OSM Africa local community leaders after consistently working virtually in HOT working groups, OSM Africa Mapathon, Community meeting and the rest for weeks, months and years in a virtual world of OSM.

What about meeting your boss-Pete Masters the Head HOT Global community (of course, if you are a community leader or aspiring and being mentored to be one) after having series of community mentorship, supervision, and virtual meetings through WhatsApp zoom, jitsi and the rest of the virtual platform that makes you forget the distance barrier and that you never had an opportunity to meet in person. Infact, after meeting virtually for years gone by, it only dawned on me that my very boss-Pete Masters had such an intimidating height that would dare me stretching out my neck when I first met him on my arrival for SOTM2022, in Florence, Italy. So, my virtual assumptions were wrong after all, thanks to FOSS4G2022 and unSummit HOT.

What about meeting with our dynamic CEO Tyler Radford at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), the guy who has for the past 7 years pulled HOT through to the implementation of policies and strategies we push to him and the staff as HOT-Voting members. If you are in academics, and as a researcher, which would you prefer most? attending a conference like FOSS4G2022 and SOTM2022 academic track session or even the lightening talk session to present your peer-reviewed research paper or talk in person where you meet one-one to network further or to present virtually from home? What about longing to meet and network with new professional partners and business partners.

What about meeting with Open Mapping NGO-founders like Janet Chapman of Crowd2Map Tanzania, Patricia Solis of Youth Mappers and the CEOs of the Giant Geospatial industry companies like GeoCAT, Mapillary Team, Maptile and the rest. I think beside meeting all these amazing people and organization, my topnotch motivation for this travel grant was to gain and share academic and professional experience for local community impact. And you can imagine without travel grant from FOSS4G and unSummit-HOT supported by sponsors, how would an OSM or Open-Source GIS enthusiast in academics in Nigeria, where, salaries were not paid for more than 7 months or a student in African country struggling to survive afford a conference travel cost of more than $3000 to break the barriers and boundaries of OSM virtual world.

Reminiscing-My trip to Florence-Italy.

Yes, it all started with a dream – I mean dream or motivations, with realistic action: at FOSS4G, I want to have my research work about OSM local and remote mappers presented in person and on the first announcement of the call around February/March for abstract, threw in my abstract submission. Next, I desired to meet in person my academic mentor and supervisor-Professor Maria Brovelli. Yes, I also wanted to volunteer at the conferences and taking advantage of both FOSS4G2022 and SOTM2022 happening at the same city of Florence, I knew, it would be a great time for me sharing experience that would give me a vantage position to bring home to my country-Nigeria hosting FOSS4G and SOTM. Besides, being there as a community leader in Nigeria would be a great motivation for sustainable OSM volunteering for the community. Amazingly, this dream came true, when on 11th May,2022, at about 11:00am WAT, a smile-provoking mail hit my box reading as follows: It is our pleasure to inform you that your FOSS4G Travel Grant application has been accepted!

Please confirm reception of this message by next Monday, May 16, 2022 and provide the following additional information needed to process your application by May 20, 2022: • A copy of your valid passport photo page • Tentative dates of arrival and departure The next day I jumped out traveling to our neighbouring state- Bayelsa from Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria, to get my international passport renewed !! so I can submit on or before May 20th. The journey of getting a renewed passport is another story that eventually took more than 8 weeks (due to unavailability of passport booklet) and finally on July 16th, I was able to proceed with visa applications using my renewed passport. And while this process was going on, June 20th, it turned out a double blessing as this mail also hit my box at about 2:38pm WAT:

Dear Victor N. Sunday,

Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you a travel support grant to attend SOTM and FOSS4G 2022. As you specified in your application, the travel support grant covers the amount required for a SOTM conference ticket, accommodation, and minimal costs not covered by the FOSS4G grant.

We are excited to have you join the conferences and share your ideas and experiences with the other participants. Your travel support grant is contingent upon your attendance. If you can no longer attend, please let us know so we can offer your grant to another of the many people who applied.

Thanks to the FOSS4G Travel Grant committee, the unSummit Scholarship committee, the visa committee, Picolo, Anisa, Dana and Arnalie for an amazing follow up. Infact, Arnalie was probably 24/7 online communicating and following up with visa and travel readiness and I can still remember, it was time to leave, she created a WhatsApp group unSummit Scholars 2022 for to ensure everyone was on course and had a hitch-free trip. Thanks to our big sponsors GeoCAT and the rest listed on sponsorship page of FOSS4G2022 and SOTM2022. And more, especially, thanks to HOT for coming up with the unSummit HOT Scholars World Tour program

Concluding to be continued if you need more!!

Though, I still have much stories to share about my pre-departure preparations (internal travels for visa processing, COVID-19 PCR-Test, missing my flight-not deliberately), my 8hours layover time in Germany Frankfurt International Airport, my time in Italy (SOTM participation, Archi Ross Hostel time, Volunteering FOSS4G participation and business networking) as well as my post-arrival experience that worth sharing. I look forward to continuing this diary with time on my side but for now, let the video and pictures speak. And remember, am not yet done with my breaking the barriers of OSM virtual world and so I still have more reasons to be granted to travel to FOSS4G and SOTM conferences ahead in other countries with the support of our sponsors. And, if you also need to be granted the fund to travel, then, let us not just dream, but also prepare and work to have more than enough and excellent reasons/motivations and score points to convince the committee that we need to break the barrier-using FOSS4G and or SOTM Travel grants. Keep the passion for volunteering in your local osm community, let’s do more academic research about OSM Science and open-Source GIS, join your local OSM community working groups, HOT working group and keep contributing to OSM. I need you to be the next travel grantee for FOSS4G and or SOTM. Thanks to HOT unSummit Scholars World Tour program.

Location: Provision Shops and eating homes, Obio/Akpor, Rivers State, Nigeria

Столкнулся с такой проблемой при редактировании дорожек во дворах жилых кварталов. Если из каталога объектов выбрать просто “пешеходная дорожка”, то после сохранения изменений на карте эта дорожка обозначается как “тротуар” (хотя тротуар как я понимаю это разновидность дорожки как правило прилегающая к проезжей части и с твердым покрытием). Внутри дворов никаких проезжих частей нет и соответственно тротуаров тоже быть не может. Я нашел временный выход, выбирая из каталога значение “тропа”. Но тропа в моем понимании - это специфическая лесная/парковая дорожка, а не внутриквартальная. Буду благодарен за помощь в этой теме

Location: Парковый, Дзержинский район, Пермь, Пермский край, Приволжский федеральный округ, 614097, Россия

Abstractly speaking, every bit of information on OpenStreetMap, no matter how minute it may seem, enhances the user experience. Together, we can make OpenStreetMap better every day!

Posted by epicspongee on 29 September 2022 in English (English).

Hi folks,

I’m documenting my quest to add all the bike racks in Chicago to OSM. So far I’ve added about 200+ bike racks in the Lakeview area + the Loop. It’s been pretty easy to do so far, you just go out and walk around a bit then add points for all the bike racks. Always looking for folks to help out!

หลวงพี่รูปหนึ่งนั่งสมาธิอยู่ริมน้ำ ได้ยินเสียงดิ้นรนในน้ำก็ลืมตาขึ้น เห็นแมงป่องตกอยู่ในน้ำ. ท่านก็ใช้มือช้อนมันขึ้นมา ขณะเดียวกันแมงป่องก็ชูหางขึ้นแล้วต่อยไปที่มือท่าน ท่านปล่อยแมงป่องลงที่ฝั่ง แล้วหลับตาทำสมาธิต่อ.

ผ่านไปสักครู่ก็ได้ยินเสียงดิ้นรนในน้ำอีก ท่านลืมตาขึ้น เห็นแมงป่องตกลงไปในน้ำอีก ก็เอามือช้อนมันขึ้นมาอีก แน่นอนแมงป่องก็ต่อยไปที่มือท่านอีก ท่านก็หลับตาทำสมาธิต่อ

ผ่านไปสักครู่ เหตุการณ์ก็ได้เกิดขึ้นซ้ำอีก

หลวงตาที่อยู่ข้างๆก็พูดขึ้น “ท่านไม่รู้หรือว่าแมงป่องมันต่อยคน?”

หลวงพี่ตอบว่า “รู้ โดนมันต่อยสามครั้งแล้ว”

หลวงตาพูดว่า “แล้วท่านทำไมยังจะช่วยมันอีก”

หลวงพี่ตอบว่า “การต่อยคนเป็นสัญชาตญาณของมัน. แต่ความเมตตาเป็นสัญชาตญาณของเรา. สัญชาตญาณของมันไม่สามารถมาเปลี่ยนสัญชาตญาณของเรา”

ขณะนั้นเองก็ได้ยินเสียงดิ้นรนในน้ำอีก แมงป่องตัวเดิมนั่นแหละ

หลวงพี่ไม่รีรอ เตรียมที่จะนำมือที่บวมเป่ง ยื่นไปช่วยมัน

ขณะเดียวกัน หลวงตาก็ยื่นกิ่งไม้ให้กับหลวงพี่. ท่านก็นำกิ่งไม้ช้อนแมงป่องขึ้นมา

หลวงตายิ้มและพูดว่า

“ความเมตตานั้นดี ในเมื่อมีความเมตตาต่อแมงป่องก็ต้องมีความเมตตาต่อตัวเองด้วย ฉะนั้นความเมตตาต้องมีวิธีการของความเมตตา ต้องดูแลตัวเองให้ดี ถึงจะมีสิทธิไปช่วยผู้อื่น”

เรื่องนี้ทำให้ได้คิดถึงประโยคหนึ่งที่ผู้คนชอบพูดกันในปัจจุบันนี้ว่า “เดี๋ยวนี้จะทำตัวเป็นคนดีนั้นยาก”

ใช่แล้ว สัญชาตญาณของคนดีคือทำความดี. แต่ผู้ถูกช่วยอาจจะไม่ใช่คนดี และผลของการช่วยคนก็อาจจะไม่เกิดผลที่ดี. แล้วทำไมจึงเป็นเช่นนี้?

เหมือนกับที่หลวงตาพูดไว้ “เมตตาต้องมีวิธีการของความเมตตา”. “ความเมตตานั้นดี ในเมื่อจะเมตตาต่อแมงป่องก็ต้องเมตตาต่อตัวเองด้วย”

ความเป็นจริงเตือนเราว่า ต้องรู้จักรับผิดชอบต่อตัวเองก่อน ถึงจะสามารถรับผิดชอบต่อผู้อื่นได้อย่างแท้จริง. คนที่ไม่สามารถรับผิดชอบต่อตัวเอง แล้วจะไปรับผิดชอบต่อผู้อื่น จะเป็นไปได้ไหม? ต้องดูแลตัวเองให้ดีก่อน ถึงจะมีสิทธิ์ไปดูแลผู้อื่น

และประโยคนี้ก็ชอบมาก “สัญชาตญาณของแมงป่องนั้นต่อยคน แต่สัญชาตญาณของเราคือความเมตตา สัญชาตญาณของมันจะไม่สามรถมาเปลี่ยนสัญชาตญาณของเรา”

“ความเมตตานั้นดี ในเมื่อจะเมตตาต่อแมงป่องก็ต้องเมตตาต่อตัวเองด้วย และต้องมีวิธีการของความเมตตาด้วย”

จะไม่ให้ความเลวของผู้อื่นมามีอิทธิพลกับความดีของเรา จะไม่ยอมให้การกระทำและวาจาของผู้อื่นมามีผลต่อจิตใจและการกระทำของเรา

ผู้ที่มีปัญญาสามารถควบคุมอารมณ์ของตัวเองได้. แต่ผู้โง่เขลาเบาปัญญานั้น อารมณ์ของตนจะขึ้นอยู่กับพฤติกรรมและวาจาของผู้อื่น

“จงอย่าทอดที้งความดีของเราเพราะความเลวของผู้อื่น”

Location: สระบุรี, ตะกุด, จังหวัดสระบุรี, 18000, ประเทศไทย

단순히 아파트 동호수를 101, 102, 103 등으로만 표시 하는 것은 문제가 있을 것이라고 본다. 검색창에 101만 처도 해외의 우편 번호가 먼저 나온다. 실생활에서 A아파트 102동이라고 하지 숫자로 부르지는 않는다. 검색엔진을 고려해서 숫자만 붙이지 말고 101동, 102동, 103동, 201동처럼 동을 붙여서 적어야 찾기 편해진다. 네이버 지도나 카카오맵에서도 그렇게 표기하지만 동을 꼭 붙인다.

Posted by Jeffrey Gold on 28 September 2022 in English (English).

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Location: Cedarville Apartments, Marquette Township, Marquette County, Michigan, United States
Posted by ErichL_ on 28 September 2022 in German (Deutsch).

Hallo,

ich gebe Nachhilfe bei mir daheim und möchte das in OSM eintragen. Hat nicht so richtig geklappt. Kann mir jemand helfen, was ich da tun muss? (In kleinen Schritten, bin neu bei OSM)

Vielen Dank

Erich Lerch

Location: Jakobervorstadt-Süd, Innenstadt, Augsburg, Bayern, Deutschland

Having fun doing project preparation with kind of some enthusiastic people around here before the actual field trip. Hope something big will come out lately. Best of luck guys.

Location: Madanhat, Hathazari, Chattogram District, Chattogram Division, 4335, Bangladesh

RapiD is an alternative to the OpenStreetMap iD editor that adds the ability to easily add data from approved external sources to OSM. Chances are that you—like me—know RapiD from the MapWithAI initiative, Facebook / Meta’s effort to publish road geometry derived from aerial imagery using machine learning. RapiD started out to support this effort; a fork of the iD OSM editor, RapiD added a layer to display the ML-detected road segments, and a nice user interface to add these segments to OSM, connecting them with the existing road network where possible.

rapid in ml roads mode

I am interested in RapiD not so much for the AI-generated roads (however nifty), but for the functionality they added later to assist in adding high quality GIS data from official sources to OSM. This is not new; the RapiD folks already demonstrated these capabilities at MappingUSA in the spring of 2020 (video). In a collaboration with Esri that was kicked off in 2020, RapiD now features dozens of open data sources from local and state GIS agencies throughout the United States that opted in to Esri’s Community Data Sharing.

If you’ve been following my OSM activity over the years, you may know that I have a strong interest in involving GIS agencies and the awesome data they produce in OSM. To that end, I’ve given talks for government GIS groups and GIS students, I’ve collaborated with the Utah state GIS agency, UGRC, to create an OSM-derived places dataset to support 911 and other services, and wrote more than once about how to clean up after well-intentioned but poorly executed government GIS data injections into OSM. I created—and continue to work on—MapRoulette, a micro-tasking tool that was created to help clean up after a GIS data import, and now supports a lot of efforts to improve OSM based on official GIS data. (Here’s a recent example based on official bus stop data in Germany.)

I’ve been adding GIS data from various agencies here in Utah to OSM using RapiD and having fun doing it. It takes the tedium out of adding things like building footprints to OSM, while still giving the satisfaction of manually adding and verifying every feature you add to the map, and knowing that the data is properly vetted and licensed appropriately. Here’s how I go about it.

It all starts with adding a GIS data source to RapiD. There is a list of data sources that are available via the Esri open data program on the OSM Wiki, but RapiD itself has a convenient search interface:

RapiD open data search interface

I can simply click ‘Add Dataset’ for an open dataset that I would like to work with, and it will be added as a layer to the map. There’s also a link to the Esri source page for each dataset. I would like to work with the building footprints from the City of Ogden, so I add this one to my RapiD layers. Using the layers dialog, I can then assign the layer a custom color and center the map on the layer extent:

layer management in RapiD

Centering the map on Ogden, I can now see the City GIS data and the existing OSM data together. Notice that there’s no City GIS data where OSM buildings already exist:

gis data in RapiD

I can now add a building footprint from the City GIS data to OSM by selecting it, comparing it carefully with best available imagery and other open sources (think recent KartaView / Mapillary images, or local knowledge), and pressing A to add the feature to the OSM layer. It will then turn from green to the standard iD to…whatever you call the color that indicates a building in iD :)

animation of rapid feature add

I can now repeat this as often as I like 🙂. Try it out! The aforementioned OSM wiki page has some words of caution that you should heed when you do though:

wiki warning

Let the RapiD team know about your experience! RapiD’s Github README has ways to get in touch.

As always, happy mapping!

disclaimer: I work on OSM-related projects for Kaart at Meta, who fund the development of RapiD. I’m writing this post on personal title.

Location: Central City, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84102, United States
Posted by Serg_Sel on 27 September 2022 in Russian (Русский).

Оох ну и много же дел в моём Барнауле… Столько всего есть уже на картах, но много чего нет… Ну, я начинаю потихоньку дополнять карты хотя-бы в своем районе.

Location: Индустриальный район, городской округ Барнаул, Алтайский край, Сибирский федеральный округ, Россия
Posted by skynet2099 on 27 September 2022 in Russian (Русский).

Караоке клуб на Павелецокй

Location: район Замоскворечье, Москва, Центральный федеральный округ, Россия

จ.เจริญยนต์ (ปากห้วยวังนอง)

Location: ปทุม, 34000, ประเทศไทย