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Posted by Pimnapa on 10 May 2021 in Thai (ไทย).


Location: บ้านคลองลึก, จังหวัดสระแก้ว, 27121, ประเทศไทย

Klášterec nad Ohří má špatně zakreslené plochy

Posted by AF HAF KARTOGRAF on 10 May 2021 in Czech (Česky).

Teď jsem aktuálně v úpravách v Klášterci nad Ohří a jsou tam špatně popsané plochy mimo budov, že je to už práce nad moje síly. Žádám všechny kdo by je chtěl opravit ať do dá do pořádku. Plochy zahrada by měly být slučovány s budovy a všechny další oblasti venkovních ploch které nemají zahrnovat budovy a jiné prvky.

Location: Miřetice u Klášterce nad Ohří, Rašovice, Klášterec nad Ohří, okres Chomutov, Ústecký kraj, Severozápad, Česko

What a mess!!

Posted by CartoCrazy on 10 May 2021 in English (English).

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I feel that the area in and around Munds Park, AZ has been very terribly rendered, most especially on the roads (for example, instead of showing smooth curves where they exist on the ground, they appear as jagged angles, or they do not follow the actually road path), and this is most obvious when zooming in

It is things like this that very greatly annoy me about OpenStreetMap, as it seems like someone did not wish to take the time to do the job right the first time, and now another user will have to make the adjustments and corrections to clean up the mess left behind.

I don’t know if anyone else feels the way that I do, but I just wanted to express my opinion on what could have otherwise been done properly I apologize if I am stepping on feet on this one… just trying to make OpenStreetMap a beautiful project for all to use.

quán nét khanh ok

Posted by Trần Hoàng Thái on 9 May 2021 in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

khang nguyen

Location: Buôn Ma Thuột, Đắk Lắk, Việt Nam

Super Market

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

افق کوروش سجادیه تبریز

Location: مارالان, کوی انقلاب, شهر تبریز, بخش مرکزی شهرستان تبریز, شهرستان تبریز, استان آذربایجان شرقی, 51658, ایران


Posted by Brian@Stone 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). Last updated on 10 May 2021.


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.


Hello, I have contacted open street map members and they said the license can’t be used because the osm data is used by everyone even for commercial use! So if I integrated Kira data on top of open street maps some commercial companies will use this as it is open source to everyone. Please can you explain if that’s a case considered in my permission or not and how?


Hello, again testooools! Your concerns are in their place Actually, we are more than happy to confirm that: You can use your key for open street maps directly any effect follow this action will be (valid and approved by us forever and ever) as I mentioned earlier Open street maps are open source you can use our data on it and no worries about any outsider use. I’m sorry for not clarifying this earlier.

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).