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Hjart has commented on the following diary entries

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Parks Again 9 days ago

I love your conclusions. I didn't see the thread you mention, but in other areas I have observed exactly the same :-)

My suggestion on OMS 17 days ago

Jason. Which "official applications" do you refer to?

Whoops! 25 days ago

It's been more than 2 weeks since the last edit on this account: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Meg_W/history , so no need to worry :-)

To do: fix some nasty navigational errors in the nasty connection between Main North Road, Southern Expressway and Panalatinga road about 1 month ago

GraphHopper and other navigators needs to first download a copy of the OSM database and then process the data into special formats suitable for their purpose. This process can be quite computing intensive and that's why you should expect navigators to take at least a day (some much longer) to pick up changes to the OSM database.

Pokemon Go made me start editing OSM about 1 month ago

I've played PoGo periodically and find the switch great as it made a lot of footways, cycleways, forest tracks etc. in my area appear. I've been a very active OSM contributor for quite a few years, so of course OSM is a lot more complete here than G Maps ever were :-)

Pokemon Go now uses OSM about 2 months ago

I was wondering about new footways etc suddenly showing in the game. So this why.

Streets as Areas 4 months ago

In Denmark (the country in north Europe) I know of one case of roads mapped as areas: The area around https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/441584563.

This doesn't show on our standard layer, but imho has a number of advantages.

See more at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/area:highway

OSM Analytic Tracker (OSMAT) 4 months ago

I have been watching the authors own instance at https://osm.expandable.dk/ (which also acts as a running demo) covering the country Denmark almost daily for nearly 2 years now and have found it immensely usefull for keeping track of activity and spotting mistakes. Quite a few times I've been able to correct mistakes (mostly done by newbies) within as little as 5 minutes. Actual vandalism doesn't happen very often, but of course I've been able to quickly discover and revert a few cases.

Sharp Turns onto Ramps 5 months ago

Am i to understand that 90 +/- 5 degree turns will not trigger your test? I'm looking at the "fix" at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/55.40320/8.72897, which I consider both unnecessary and downright ugly. I've been looking at number of similar "solutions" around Denmark (by the same mapper) and when I look at stuff like that I feel quite tempted to just plain revert it. I think it should be fixed by either putting it in the exceptions file mentioned in https://github.com/b-jazz/sharp-turns-onto-ramps or possibly make sure the segment connecting to Darumvej is 90 degrees.

uMap "OSM 'Find-a-plane' " 9 months ago

Note that recording name of imagery + rough date of it can be very useful in this context

how can I delete this? 9 months ago

You would probably want to add these to your profile page (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/map-hard) as well as point to your own wiki account rather than Malenki's

OSMF Selling Data to Google? 9 months ago

Note the date: http://www.weeklyosm.eu/archives/8950

Paris is a bicycle shop 10 months ago

A great tool for quickly discovering and correcting edits like these is the osm-analytic-tracker. I've described my experiences using it on the talk list.

Semi-protecting specific areas in my experience isn't necessary. The mentioned tracker (or similar) and a small, entusiastic local community is what's needed.

In my experience too the vast majority of Maps.me users do not have any clear idea that they are editing something called OpenStreetMap or that our project is actually different from Maps.me.

Paris is a bicycle shop 10 months ago

I'm not familiar with the situation in France, but being extremely familiar with the situation in Denmark, I'm not at all surprised if no local mappers noticed anything.

In Denmark very very few people (even in our large cities) appears to have the time, interest and technical knowledge necessary for regularly following the activity in their local areas and if the situation in Paris is in any way similar to our situation, there's no way I can be surprised.

What's Wrong With Bing Maps? 12 months ago

The Bing overlay "acting up" is due to bandwith limitations between you and Bing (a Microsoft entity). OSM is not responsible for this.

Don't just do a mechanical edit, look at the area and look for other mistakes! about 1 year ago

Personally I find the "area-driven" approach, which Rorym so nicely describes here, much more satisfying than the "subject-driven". It has many times caused me discover issues (sometimes serious) that most likely would never have been discovered otherwise. I have in many many cases seen "subject-driven" fellow contributors leave behind issues in the immediate vicinity which were much more serious than the one they fixed. This is not to say that the "subject-driven" approach is not valuable, but if you do have some extra time to spare, looking at the area around the initial subject can definitely be worth it.

Wikidata is beautiful for every non-geographical data about 1 year ago

Lots of Wikipedia data is mechanically imported to Wikidata using bots (see i.e. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q2430154&action=history) I'm not familiar with those though, but you would probably want to find someone who is.

Wikidata is beautiful for every non-geographical data about 1 year ago

I think you don't quite understand Wikidata. Please note that Wikidata isn't english centric and that you are perfectly free to correct the data in it.

Question regarding deletion of some tracks/paths.. about 1 year ago

Note that http://labs.strava.com/routing-errors can be quite usefull for finding unmapped or erroneously mapped paths or roads. JOSM has Strava cycling & running heatmap layers (just dig them up in the settings) and a custom version of iD will let you see these too: Strava.

Also note that uploaded (to the OSM repository) good quality gps tracks can be similarly usefull for finding missing paths (particularly with JOSM), whether simply unmapped or erroneously edited or deleted. Specifically for this reason I upload lots of gps tracks myself. Should anything happen to paths for which I have some good gps track in the repository they'll be easy to find and recreate.

Question regarding deletion of some tracks/paths.. about 1 year ago

I don't think there any simple ways to do this. You can check which paths are still listing you as "last modifier" by using http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/jP2 though and http://simon04.dev.openstreetmap.org/whodidit/?zoom=12&lat=44.69756&lon=22.49684&layers=BTT&age=6%20month is very usefull for checking activity in your area. Note that the latter site can give you a "rss-link" which is usefull for automatic notifications whenever anyone edits anything in areas of particular interest to you.