Taking private notes on a survey with OsmAnd and processing them with JOSM is a breeze. Here’s how.
With this workflow you’re able to enter geo-referenced text while surveying and copy-paste it in
JOSM. I do this to i.a. enter opening hours on the go.
tl;dr: Create quick actions in OsmAnd to create notes. Don’t upload, but export the notes as GPX. Open in JOSM,
convert to data layer. Remove a note node when it’s done. Remove all notes in OsmAnd.
If you don’t choose to upload your notes, they stay private.
To save typing on things you add a lot, also add one-click quick actions for them. (Create a
quick action like before, but switch interim dialog to off, and fill in a message.) I have those
set up for bicycle parkings with the standard capacities that can be found all around Ghent: 5, 10
and 15. For non-standard parkings I can still create a manual note.
When you download data, make sure to do it in the data layer, and not in the todo layer!
It’s fast and easy: main menu → My places → OSM edits → trash icon → check the checkbox at the top. All notes are now selected. If you confirm the deletion, your map is clean again.
You can do the exact same workflow using favourites instead of notes. This has certain advantages:
For me those are outweighed by the disadvantages:
So I use the notes approach, though I do keep my “to survey if nearby” notes in a dedicated favourite category.
Shout out to Pieter whose diary post inspired the first part of this one! Thanks to s8evq for pointing out the alternative with favourites.
Update: The mechanical edit described in this diary entry has been discussed on the Belgian mailing list. You should never do an edit like this without prior consultation with and consent of the relevant community/communities. Also make sure to read the Automated Edits code of conduct if you plan on making an automated edit. OpenStreetMap is generally not welcoming those, even when they follow all rules.
All Belgacom/Proximus telephone booths in Belgium are removed from the streets. With
changeset #32926155 those that had operator=Belgacom or Proximus have also been removed from OSM.
I used the following Overpass query:
/* Find all Belgacom/Proximus phone booths in bbox */
out meta qt;
This fetched all phone booths and also any ways they are connected to. No relations were matched, which was good. Then, in JOSM, I did the following searches to obtain phone booths that are member of a way:
amenity=telephone child selected
I removed all tags on those 4 nodes.
Then I searched all remaining amenity=telephones and removed the nodes.
Note that at the time of writing there are still 320 other amenity=telephones left in Belgium. (Exactly the same number as I removed!) They haven’t been tagged with operator=Belgacom and should be manually surveyed and removed if necessary.
You are invited to add a note like verified that this phone still exists 2015-07-28 to any phones that you have surveyed, to prevent mappers from armchair-mapping them away. (They shouldn’t, but just to be sure.) An operator tag is appreciated as well.
verified that this phone still exists 2015-07-28
Search for amenity=telephones in Belgium
/* Find all phone booths in Belgium */
How should bus lines be mapped?
In 2011, this scheme was approved and according to the proposal page it is active. I took the time to learn it and I tried it out, but as far as I can tell, it is not supported well.
Apparently the wiki proposal page has not been cleaned up and not all of the information on it has been put on the page about public transport. I find this situation to be confusing.
If you know more about how to tag public transport or want to share thoughts, please contact me on my wiki talk page.
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