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State of the Map Scotland : Edinburgh : This Friday 19th- 20th October over 5 years ago

Looking forward to it! Great job organising.

State of the Map Scotland over 5 years ago

it's great but I can't claim it. I think Bob made it.

Stepps. Scotland over 5 years ago

Nice work, looks much better!

NCN74 over 5 years ago

See the NCN74 route here

Good stuff.

Potlatch about 6 years ago

ITO World have some great tools for seeing who is editing the map and where

look for ITO map & ITO mapper

Potlatch about 6 years ago

All the best with adding Wikipedia links etc. Great to see collaboration between these two great enterprises. Your edits look spot on so far.

Happy mapping

First area mapping from survey about 6 years ago

Not sure how the StreetView data is collected but I think it is largely based on aerial imagery. I guess the answer is to wait for the new european Galileo satellites which will give sub-1m accuracy. But that could be 2019.

Or a bit of balloon aerial mapping?

I would say GPS would be okay for this type of surveying. Maybe adding a note= tag that it is approximate.

Adding housenumbers over 6 years ago

great stuff! looks excellent.

Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan over 6 years ago

Welcome to OpenStreetMap, good luck!

Well Done Edinburgh Council over 6 years ago

This is great, do we know who was behind this? Edinburgh Council also link to Cyclestreets (generic link)

Copying from OS Locator almost 7 years ago

I have been adding lots of names from Locator in Scotland but always added source:name and tried my best not to disturb what's already there. adding not:name when it has been surveyed and FIXME if I think it's worth double checking. I don't think it necessary puts people off contributing and makes the map much more usable. I take on board what you are saying and will continue with caution.

Experience almost 7 years ago

If we had a special award for being arrested in the pursuit of mapping excellence, I would nominate you! Did you show them you had been a member of OSM for 3 years, and the thousands for edits you had made? Or did they think this an elaborate ruse?

Hidden homes almost 7 years ago

Don't forget treehouses too!

Created an account almost 7 years ago

Welcome and good luck. Hopefully the learning curve is easier than ever but if you have any problems there is always someone willing to help.

noob about 7 years ago

Welcome to OSM. Thanks for contributing. It is a wee bit addictive...

art renderer about 7 years ago

tourism=artwork is in the potlatch editor but not rendered on the mapnik map. you could tag artwork tourism=attraction. but probably best to ask to get it rendered on the main mapnik map. or make your own map. for a basic static map to print for instance try maperitive software. you can customize the map to your liking. Not sure the best place to ask for changes to the mapnik map. hopefully someone else can help.

Ye olde tale of the landuse=farmland tag about 7 years ago

I have tried mapping a farm in detail to work this through. I kept changing my mind on different aspects - tagging some fields as farmland and others as grass. In the end, I feel landuse=farmland isn't very descriptive. Perhaps farmland=grazing, farmland=arable. Would add more detail. Fences and hedges look great and are useful landmarks for walkers etc, so I would urge people if they have the time to map them, rather than putting blobs of farmland on the map. But, you know, as long as people are adding new info and its vaguely accurate, then eventually those big blobs become fine detail.

Have a look at my attempt here:

Adding landuse about 7 years ago

There plenty of ideas here for natural/landuse mapping:

Some of the tagging scheme still needs working out. So if you are Wiki writing inclined, or want to learn - join the debate and help improve the Wiki

osm is turning me into a botanist about 7 years ago

Testing this further for an area e.g. wood, you could try tagging cover:Ganzania=10%

otherwise, using taxon or genus:30%= won't work if there are two species with 30% coverage. The value has to be unique. I have updated the taxon page to reflect this.

Three years of dragging my GPS around with me... about 7 years ago

I assure you, that was no waste of time or computing power! :-)