OpenStreetMap

@osmthis: good idea. Now in practise.

Posted by JBacc1 on 19 May 2014 in English (English)

I liked the idea of creating localised notes with pictures, using twitter was a strong idea. This tool has been publicized on the talk-fr list, and is starting to get used here (in France).

I am now trying to close notes created recently in France. And for most of them, I just feel helpless. Why? The location of the element cannot be found. The gps location is too imprecise, and there often is no hint at the direction of the photograph… Two examples:

I propose no solution. I may encourage the photographers to think of integrating location elements on the picture. I may wonder in the picture direction could somehow be retrieved…

JB.

Comment from yvecai on 19 May 2014 at 16:49

I think this particular user uses @osmthis as a personal notepad, not necessarily expecting others to fix a bug in the map. He will certainly come back later to properly map from his photos and memory.

Comment from JBacc1 on 20 May 2014 at 06:25

I’m rather doubtful about that… Why send it to twitter rather than keeping them locally and opening them with JOSM, getting more info that way? Besides, quoting the wiki (a part that I strongly agree with): Don’t use it to put your personal notes here.

Comment from sashazykov on 28 May 2014 at 05:04

I mostly use it to add details to existing POIs. This works perfectly.

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