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Revising urban blocks in Wrocław - a GIF collection

Posted by Mordechai23 on 26 October 2021 in English. Last updated on 4 July 2022.

This is a collection of gifs illustrating the process of me and other mappers redrawing landuse, buildings, paths and other objects in my home city - Wrocław

Most gifs represent the state of OSMcarto immidiatelly before and after the main bulk of my edits in the area and thus may not include later changes made by me or other contributors

Current goal is to revise the core city centre of Wrocław and then possibly other densely populated areas. I focus on realigning and correcting the geometry of existing buildings and adding missing footways, driveways, green areas and landuse, while ignoring the City’s street grid and POIs

Those edits are mainly based on areal photos from 2018 and 2021, complimented by photos from and of course my own observations made while strolling around ;)

  • First of all, before my edits there was next to none landuse in the city centre and not much more in the suburbs.
  • Secondly, most of buildings here are remnants of an old, poorly executed import and are often misaligned, crossing each other or were simply demolished since 2011. Some buildings were broken down into small parts without using building:part tagging
  • But most importantly, we’re observing a big influx of new users contributing via StreetComplete and other similar tools. Those users often edit the old, problematic buildings, with huge issues with geometry, potentially causing problems later. By replacing those, I try to provide more meaningful challanges for those users to complete ;)
Progress (finished 04.07.2022): 149/149 areas, 100% done 🎆

Yellow indicates areas finished before October 2021, green - ones after

Final Result:

Bigger version

  • 2019 and 11.2021 - Wrocław Station area

  • 13.09.2021 - Wrocław, Psie Pole neighbourhood - huge thanks to maraf24 for help ;)

  • 25.10.2021 - Wrocław, Haukego-Bosaka/Pułaskiego/Traugutta/Krasińskiego

  • 26.10.2021 - Wrocław, Gwarna/Kościuszki/Dworcowa/Piłsudskiego

  • 26.10.2021 - Wrocław, Dworcowa/Kościuszki/Dąbrowskiego/Małachowskiego

  • 27.10.2021 - Wrocław, Dąbrowskiego/Kościuszki/Pułaskiego/Małachowskiego

  • 04.11.2021 - Kościuszkowska Dzielnica Mieszkaniowa neighbourhood

  • 08.11.2021 - Wrocław, Krasińskiego/Hauke-Bosaka/Pułaskiego/Komuny Paryskiej

  • 12.11.2021 - Wrocław, Dworcowa/Komuny Paryskiej/Pułaskiego/Kościuszki

  • 18.11.2021 - Wrocław, Świdnicka/Podwale/Kołłątaja/Kościuszki

  • 07.12.2021 - Wrocław, Świdnicka/Podwale/Krasińskiego/Kazimierza Wielkiego

  • 08.12.2021 - Royal Castle Garden

  • 09.12.2021 - Wrocław, Boulevards by the moat

  • 09.12.2021 - Wrocław, Plac Wolności

  • 09.04.2022 - Wrocław, Plac Legionów

  • 15.05.2022 - Wrocław, Four Denominations District

  • 19.05.2022 - Wrocław, Western Moat section

  • 23.05.2022 - Wrocław, Niepolda Passage area

  • 25.05.2022 - Wrocław, Podwale/Odra river/Nowy Świat/Św Mikołaja

  • 01.06.2022 - Wrocław, Słodowa Island

  • 07.06.2022 - Wrocław, Bielarska Island

Location: 51.110, 17.034


Comment from nickjohnston on 29 October 2021 at 17:30

Great work. I never get tired of seeing improvements to the map like this. Please keep up the good work!

Comment from Mateusz Konieczny on 7 November 2021 at 15:14


Comment from tordans on 7 November 2021 at 18:28

I never get tired of seeing improvements to the map like this.

Same :-) 👏

Comment from westnordost on 7 November 2021 at 22:14

I love these kinds of animations!

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