Hello world! :) - work done so far...

Posted by CroKimba on 26 March 2012 in English (English). Last updated on 28 March 2012.

After contributing to OpenStreetMap for almost 1,5 years (around 105000 nodes, around 10300 ways and 108 relations) I simply wanted to summarize and to put on paper what I’ve been doing so far on OSM:

  • I drew my city suburb and the suburb Lučac-Manuš as best as possible thanks to both Bing and (now ex) Yahoo aerial imaginary
  • I’ve worked on keepright and OSM Inspector errors in my town and its surroundings, before my fellow OSM mappers from my town idelac and ivo_st remapped and fully OSM-ized it
  • based on Bing, I’ve started drawing Dravlje, the suburb of the city of Ljubljana where we have a flat, but there is still lots of work to be done yet
  • I’ve been correcting keepright and OSM Inspector errors, as well as removing duplicate nodes (this feature doesn’t seem to be working right now), in my country, in Slovenia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as some in Namibia and South Africa (two beautiful countries that I’ve been to)
  • I drew Novi Jelkovec, the part of Sesvete (a suburb of the city of Zagreb), and added some POIs, both from GPS tracks and from Bing (in the meantime somebody else has added more content to it)
  • using my own knowledge, GPS tracks and Bing, I’ve done my best in bringing the island of Hvar, my ancestors’ birthplace, to OSM (but there is still lots of work to do there)
  • in collaboration with other Croatian mappers I’ve taken part in the project of remapping my country and bringing it to ODBL, which was quickly completed (in mere 1 month) and Croatia became the first ODBL country in the world :) (except for one node, but that one isn’t significant, we have already made another similar); this was also noticed and mentioned by fellow mappers from Germany
  • after a suggestion from my fellow mapper Janjko I’ve worked on the map of bus routes in my part of town; this has inspired me to create map of the bus routes of the island of Hvar, which is almost done and which you can view here

Currently I’m working on bringing to OSM Pongračevo, the part of the city of Zagreb where my wife’s family lives, as well as the town of Pisarovina and its surrounding places, thanks to the new Bing imaginary that has been released in the meantime.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my fellow mappers SilverSpace, idelac, hbogner, 9a4gl, Janjko, dodobas and Darko Boto for introducing and instructing me, as well as helping me with several aspects and elements of OSM. :)

Location: Meje, Split, Grad Split, Croatia

Comment from SDavies on 27 March 2012 at 11:39

Some beautifully mapped areas in your list, well done :)

Comment from compdude on 27 March 2012 at 15:00

Wow congrats on getting the whole of Croatia done. I’ve barely started my city!

Comment from CroKimba on 28 March 2012 at 08:45

Thank you, SDavies! I will keep on doing it that way, there’s still lot of work to be done. :)

Comment from CroKimba on 28 March 2012 at 09:26

Actually, there’s still work to be done in putting Croatia to OSM completely, especially now with the new coverages of Bing across Croatia. What we were really doing is remapping all data so that there isn’t any CC-BY-SA data left (except for that 1 node), only ODBL. 6-7 of us were involved in this, and it’s incredible that we did it in less than 1 month. :) Good luck with your city! :)

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