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CloCkWeRX has commented on the following diary entries

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Adding sport= tags to leisure=pitch. 3 days 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 11 days 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 29 days 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 29 days 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 29 days ago

Opening hours editor on mobile, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo.

Game on, Vespucci :P

Improve OSM no Brasil about 2 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? 4 months ago

Awwww yis.

Non-searchable = Non-existent 4 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 11 months ago

Pull requests welcome, Simon.

Addresses in Oklahoma 12 months ago

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

Melbourne tram stop project - first post about 1 year ago

Also https://www.data.vic.gov.au/data/dataset/ptv-timetable-and-geographic-information-2015-gtfs has recently been released as open data - to do an import is relatively straight forward; the biggest blocker would be getting written approval above and beyond CC 3.0 licencing.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Data.vic.gov.au also touches on tram datasets

Top OSM Rank: Who are these crazy, amazing people? about 1 year ago

Ooh, I made the list!

However I am doing things like https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/South_Australian_Roads

#MapLesotho - Heading towards a full basemap over 1 year ago

It's pretty incredible, especially when you think that you are somewhat 'competing' for attention against large disasters like Ebola.

Is there more than can be done to reach end users of the data/get more feedback?

Secondly, would things like Mapillary be useful for planners? I understand there's only 20% smartphone penetration, roughly, but it'd be interesting to see what a few taxi drivers, smartphone mount and mapillary could do; coupled with just enough broadband set up. It could potentially take a lot of the building tagging in metro areas from "building=yes" to more relevant data.

First edits to Openstreetmap over 1 year ago

You might be interested in http://strava.github.io/iD/#background=Bing - it may be that it is already known

If you need something to do... over 1 year ago

:S

OpenStreetMap Sister Towns over 1 year ago

I've been helping out a few other cities via mapcraft (mapcraft.nanodesu.ru); just wish it were easier to draw people's attention there.