CloCkWeRX's Diary Comments

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Why I am mapping trees over 2 years ago

This is useful mapping, some local authorities have quite good data on this.

The urban heat island effect is something that will challenge a lot of cities as climate change bites; so the more data mapped; the better decisions can be made. talks about the wider local government possible actions.

Why I am mapping trees over 2 years ago may be of interest as well.

This is not going very fast over 2 years ago

Are there ways you could turn this into a maproullette challenge to spread the effort, an you take on a higher level QA role? Are the buildings all uniformly misplaced by something a transformation could correct, or each uniquely wrong?

Adelaide Public Transport over 2 years ago is the GTFS data, CC BY

Mapping for fun and profit (the latter failed) about 3 years ago

Consider other options/different customers.

IE: Producing maps (via overpass) of solar panel deployment on residential or large commercial properties - would solar panel installers pay you to improve the coverage in the area; so they could target their marketing? Or would local governments find it valuable?

Interested in placemaking in Cremorne, Victoria, Australia over 3 years ago ? Possible landuse=industrial for a start?

Priorities almost 5 years ago

I have found that I can get the most ‘bang for buck’ when I map along the lines of my hobbies, and how that can help others with similar hobbies.

For example, I enjoy riding - I’m fairly confident through strava heat maps and road imports that my entire state is ‘complete enough’. I’ve ended up mapping in other countries based on improve-osm and strava to identify places other cycles do go, but aren’t routeable; or people drive, but aren’t currently routable.

Releasing Turn Restriction Detections almost 5 years ago

How easy would it be to fork and add these + the mapillary street signs as a layer in that version of ID? That could help these go from “probable” to “almost certain” where there’s multiple hints from GPS data and imagery


A good way to help may well be via - there’s a lot of GPS data available indicating some of the more heavily used roads.

Sync your overpass queries with your osm account over 5 years ago

Just to be a pain, what are the chance of ‘publish as gist’ or ‘publish to github’ ; similar to what offers?

That swaps from “one person who edits, maintains the query” to “anyone can copy and improve on with minimal clicks”.

Sync your overpass queries with your osm account over 5 years ago

\o/ Hurray!

Missing Roads in Jambi Indonesia. over 5 years ago

There’s a lot of cloud cover in imagery often, which makes life a bit hard!

One easy way to improve this is to use something like Mapillary or OpenStreetCam as you navigate the area - not perfect, but it does give people something to map :)

Bot idea: Fixing invalid capitalization of primary tags over 5 years ago

Would also be worth adding such a feature to ID to warn, similar to untagged ways - the less opportunity to accidentally key in invalid data, the less has to be cleaned up by tools later.

+1 in general to the idea; but I’d be interested to know what exceptions/edge cases exist in the data.

Overpass queries I should turn into maproulette challenges over 5 years ago

Lesiure pitch without sport:

The highway without surface is a bit more complex, as there’s a lot of values and the defaults by country/area ( is probably the better spot for the deprecated stuff (and it would be also good to have a ‘one click osmose to maproulette challenge’ tool). now supports internationalization, geolocation in browser almost 6 years ago

I could try to propose the other changes from my fork (the version at

+1 to that, yes please!

Help wanted: Naming roads in South Australia almost 6 years ago

The last generated file is a year old, but there’s still a fair bit in there.

There’s still plenty left (11 Jan 2016: 648); but it can be a bit tricky without someone regenerating the file frequently.

Worth having a look!

Improving the map of Andahuaylas almost 6 years ago

With some of the Parks, you might want to tag the smaller areas a landuse=grass/garden/etc or similar, and make the overall relation have one tag for leisure=park.

That aside, keep it up :) Traced a few larger buildings from satellite imagery

App wanted: Collect opening hours by place automatically, and easier user notes almost 6 years ago

So, for example combined with other business schema would work well. is a probably quite stale PR that would have enabled this for “I look up a business via a popular search engine and OSM provided data improves the results”.

For the ‘smart questions’ apps; there have been a few that made some progress (but then stalled). I think was one of the more sophisticated - I’m happy that things like MapSwype also got off the ground since I last looked.

New data sources available for Western Australian roads almost 6 years ago

Oh, otherone to look at: or strava heatmaps to find roads that are missing is useful

New data sources available for Western Australian roads almost 6 years ago might be helpful; in particular