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Fort 6 months ago

I don't seem to be able to edit comments - I wanted to add "or select fort in the Type section".

Fort 6 months ago

The tag is described on the wiki here but if you are using the default editor of iD you will want to choose "Historic site" and then change "yes" to "fort" in the "All tags" section.

Zoffany Street about 1 year ago

Does the fence at the back of the building really run diagonally to the corner of the building, rather than parallel to the footpath? It just looks strange, and I wondered if the building node just accidentally got added to the way.

What shall we have for diner tonight? over 1 year ago

You could think of it along the lines of "Where can I eat?" and if the cuisine tag is provided that is additional information (along with say phone number and delivery hours for some of the local takeaways).

More Mysterious Markers about 2 years ago

I noticed concrete markers at the edge of our street at various points as I walked home from a cashpoint last night. They were all similar. One had SV on it, one (next to a fire hydrant) had WO and another had AV. A bit of Google searching (in particular a self lay pdf from Severn Trent) suggests they are to mark Sluice Valves, Wash Outs, and possibly Air Valves. These concrete ones have two numbers (like fire hydrants) marking diameter and distance. I'm guessing you've found an earlier version.

When new values start appearing in OSM… about 2 years ago

This isn't new. crossing=zebra has been valid since the early days of OSM. Or has someone amended the wiki since then? Or have I misunderstood the issue?

Mapping pedestrian crossings over 2 years ago

mtc: More Tools, Copy Tags from Previous Selection

House Numbers & Street Names over 2 years ago

Adding house numbers in rural Tendring there are many places that only have house names (and one hamlet, Raven's Green, doesn't seem to have a road name). New houses added in ones or twos also then tend to gain names, but if a new housing development (with new road name) gets built, they then tend to get numbers.

JOSM+Terracer Now Almost Unusable for Relation Creation over 2 years ago

I've been using the terracer tool with latest stable release today. What do I have to do to reproduce your error? I'm about to try looking at the keep outline way option, which I always have set not to do so.

Do you know what this is? almost 3 years ago

See also Skeet shooting maybe?

Do you know what this is? almost 3 years ago

Here? I'd guess shooting range based on this example from a Google image search

Updated contributor stats almost 3 years ago

It is a dramatic drop in December, and there are so many lines I can't be sure, but it looks like December is often lower than the month before, particularly 2012-12 if I've squinted at the graph correctly.

Re-tagging picnic sites with leisure=picnic_site and amenity=picnic_site to tourism=picnic_site almost 3 years ago

Surely it only falls into the acceptable usage category if "leisure" is an obvious typo for "tourism" based on the code of conduct you linked to? disk problem has broken data updates. almost 3 years ago

The three townlands listed on here as last amended 4th December all meet, but a boundary way or two seem to be missing to close them. Perhaps someone who knows how to fix them could have a quick look?

How do you map while on the go? over 3 years ago

(now I've created the note I've...)

How do you map while on the go? over 3 years ago

Today I was delivering letters to every house in a certain area, as I did last year, to do with checking everyone has registered to vote. The boxes of letters come "sort of" sorted, but as I'd mapped all the addresses in this area previously I used OSM to make sure I didn't waste time zig-zagging across the road to optimise the route (deliver one side, then deliver the other on the way back to the car). One letter was addressed to a named house which, when I got there, was different to the name at the end of the drive. Fortunately someone came out then and confirmed the house had changed name recently, which had been confirmed officially with whoever is the authoritiitve source (I forget the difference between Royal Mail and the Post Office in these instances) but that change hadn't reached the local council (who was sending these letters). I could have used Vespucci on my phone to correct the name in OSM there and then, but I used the OSM website to add a note so I could remind my wife (who signed up for these deliveries) to let the council know they had the wrong name. Now I've created the now I've emailed her a link to it (she is away this weekend), and will get around to correcting OSM tomorrow, probably.

Generally, I prefer to use my phone to make notes so I can use a keyboard and mouse to make the changes when I get the notes via the RSS feed.

New road style for the Default map style - the first version over 3 years ago

Confession, being UK based I prefer the current colour scheme. Having said that, if you are going to change it then none of your examples above currently distinguish motorways from trunk roads sufficiently (see US41 on the right of each of your images above).

Oxford routes. over 3 years ago

My guess is the relevant list is this one with discussion about central road classifications in April 2011 if you want to browse the archives.

"Duck Lanes" on OSM? over 3 years ago

The solid line, assuming it is the same as for cycle lanes, means that other traffic shouldn't cross into those lanes (so if you're doing lane access tagging you'd want bicycle=no and foot=no for the duck lane).

Top OSM Rank: Who are these crazy, amazing people? over 3 years ago

I'm not a bot, though did use JOSM validator back in 2010 to try and clear up a messy landuse import in Georgia.