OpenStreetMap

CloCkWeRX has commented on the following diary entries

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"Welcome-to-new-mappers" program in the Netherlands comes to an end. 24 days ago

Roughly what timeframe was between first edit and contact?

It would be interesting to see if a welcome message several days after encouraged user stickyness.

Alternatively, one that was sent to users during working hours (just prior to lunch, say, when they are likely to get up and be mobile) pointing them at mapillary or similar.

Either way, thanks for the hard work even if the results don't seem to have born out immediately

1 million buildings in Los Angeles about 1 month ago

Nevermind, I see thats what you used from http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Los_angeles,_California/Buildings_Import#Tag_used

1 million buildings in Los Angeles about 1 month ago

start_date might be a bit better than year_built, though a lot less intuitive (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:start_date)

Unrendered elements 2 months ago

So, if you'd like to see them in the main map you can raise a feature request on https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto

In general; you want to: * Explain why it's important or what use cases it supports * Try to give a reasonable estimate as to how useful it is * Be sure to check for any existing topics of conversation

The default answer might be 'no'; however there are a lot of other renderings that might wish to focus on it - or even you can roll your own.

Mapping my hometown Gudivada 3 months ago

Nicely done!

Reporting Spam (or not) 3 months ago

It is frustrating :/

https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/issues/841

Adding sport= tags to leisure=pitch. 4 months ago

Did a bit of work in SA some time ago; but it can get really messy with dual sport areas (ie: schools that have tenis courts that double as netball or basketball courts). Are you finding many of those?

Nonsense values of shop= key 4 months ago

You realise the key shop in the OSM sense is more describing a physical thing that can be looked at, verified on the ground, and classified to a general type, not what a thing does in extreme detail, though don't you?

A structure or area identifiable as a supermarket or mall is perfectly valid, and has its own name. It's a lot better than just building=yes.

Other schema tackles the "business" problem - https://schema.org/Store for example. Not much of that is really applicable to OSM - we'd never want to map online-only stores, reviews, etc; but it doesn't change the usefulness of that data living somewhere else.

You'll notice that even in the wiki examples that is describes product values as really broad "focus"; as opposed to listing an entire product inventory down to the last items and stock levels.

I do find it ironic you are apparently unhappy with sweeping generalisations in tagging schema; but are ready to dismiss the observed behaviour of a heck of a lot of mappers "because they have limited experience".

MAPS.ME is now an editor 5 months ago

So question two: what are the chances of foursquare like Q&A prompt UI as a followon; with a bit more understanding of certain venues (bars, restaurants, hotels, etc)? OpenGeoQuestions is there, but it doesn't necessarily seem to have the same userbase.

More: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/CloCkWeRX/diary/35873

MAPS.ME is now an editor 5 months ago

So question two: what are the chances of foursquare like Q&A prompt UI as a followon; with a bit more understanding of certain venues (bars, restaurants, hotels, etc)? OpenGeoQuestions is there, but it doesn't necessarily seem to have the same userbase.

More: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/CloCkWeRX/diary/35873

MAPS.ME is now an editor 5 months ago

Opening hours editor on mobile, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo.

Game on, Vespucci :P

Improve OSM no Brasil 5 months ago

I've had a really good run with Strava's heatmaps and routing errors as well: it'd be great if improve-osm could render those tiles or use Slide!

Whats in the pipeline for the next Vespucci release? 7 months ago

Awwww yis.

Non-searchable = Non-existent 8 months ago

https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/pull/173 would have been a simple, effective solution for this; but basically stalled entirely.

Wanted: Simple amenity describer and foursquare style Q&A process 11 months ago

Kort I hadn't seen; it would be tempting to fork that an expand the story as to why you do the missions. It's map-first like wheelmap.org is; but does reasonably well based on your current location to ask questions. I agree - it'd be good to add more interesting questions; I don't really feel thrilled to be classifying track types. I might have a look at what's possible there.

Re why you do the missions; you could imagine something like "Spooks" from Charles Stross' Halting State working as an augmented reality game - a bit of work doing a backstory that you are an industrial spy/secret shopper "gathering intel" on businesses or similar; and missions to document 3 business of the same type with X attributes. Obviously don't want to get people arrested for sneaking around; but with the right balance... Google's now spun off game I never quite bought into, though I know many who have (and there's a high overlap with geocaching in my circle of friends who played that).

That said, I think it'd be trickier than the opengeoquestions approach combined with knowing how to target people based on checkin/location history.

Wanted: Simple amenity describer and foursquare style Q&A process 11 months ago

I hadn't seen that I don't think, but in the exact right direction! Wonder if the source is avail; demo isn't too working for me right now.

Construction sites on highways 12 months ago

For roadworks, I think there are better feeds and standards to use to consume data. IE: https://github.com/OKFNau/open-council-data/issues/27 is a similar kind of discussion being had in Australia, and there's some efforts in http://www.open511.org/ that look really quite useful.

Building an aggregator that consumes all of the various council feeds in that format and turns them into spatial data would be a handy tool to have; but wouldn't fit well with OSM due to how often it changes.

Houses 12 months ago

It's worth politely writing to them and asking if they'd openly license the data - I worked with the City of Geelong to great benefit :)

[LearnOSM] Report may 2015 about 1 year ago

Pull requests welcome, Simon.

Addresses in Oklahoma over 1 year ago

Should list some of them in openaddresses.io - https://github.com/openaddresses/openaddresses/issues/586 for example