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I’ve noticed a spate of small edits of people adding single driveways in the areas I’ve been mapping so it has brought me back to a question I’ve never quite come up with a satisfactory answer for:

At what point is a driveway so long that it should be added to the map?

Most driveways in this area are only a few car lengths long and it feels a little bit ridiculous to add all of those, on the other end of the scale you’ve got driveways to houses off Mandarin Road that are 300+ yards long that probably should be

What’s the cut off point between those two?

I haven’t come up with an answer that I find satisfying yet, so have been leaving it alone, but it’d be nice to make this whole thing a bit more systematic, instead of a hodgepodge of single driveways being added

Location: The Wilderness, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, 32223, United States


Posted by Horza on 12 February 2018 in English.

I’ve been outlining places that haven’t been outlined before and tidying up work done by others where lines aren’t straight or buildings aren’t squared off where they should be. There’s effectively an endless supply of both types of work.

What’s it best to focus on? Do people have preferences? That said, doing more of both has definitely helped with my workflow and knowledge/aptitude with the tools available.

Also, is there a place for open questions like this? I have so many questions about best practice that the wiki doesn’t answer or has ambiguous answers too.

Mapping buildings with roofs at different levels from awkward angles

Posted by Horza on 9 February 2018 in English. Last updated on 10 February 2018.

This building can only be seen in the Esri imagery and that is from an awkward angle. How do I mark out the outline of this building accurately?

Edit: Building at 53.46, -2.23. Corner of Burleigh Street and Denmark Road

2nd Edit. Guess I should have mentioned. The east half of the building is taller than the west half. That’s where the problem is. Sorry.

Location: Denmark Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M15 6GQ, United Kingdom