Nakaner has commented on the following diary entries

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Iraq village cleanup about 1 month ago

Øukasz wrote:

Places that do not have specific English names, but can have their Arabic names transcribed into Latin alphabet should use name:en-Latn= tag

I think that if the place does not have an English name in real life (I suspect that most villages all around the world have one), the English name should not be tagged at all. In addition, we should not add names to OSM which can be retrieved automatically by our data consumers using transliteration. There is already a map style which does that: The German OSM Carto map style transliterates names in non-Latin script if there is no name in a Latin script available (style, PostgreSQL extension being used for transliteration, talk about that).

9M buildings in 3D, 🙇 MS 2 months ago

Chetan_Gowda wrote:

In general, the data is of good quality [

How did you assess the quality?

Local Chapter Congress Notes from SotM 2016 4 months ago

mikelmaron wrote:

Creation of map that has local groups with contact details on it

You can reuse the German Usergroups Bot and its map.

Edits from StreetComplete 5 months ago

Hi PlaneMad,

German mappers who do a lot of reviewing complain that its changeset always only contain one changed object. See the discussion at Githug and on the German forum.

Best regards


This Is How To Create Your Own Nest In Pokemon GO With A Free Tool Called “Open Street Map” 5 months ago

Hi -karlos-,

thank you for the link.

You could use the Overpass queries given in my entry in the German OSM Blog to search for recently created/modified parks.

Best regards


Umfrageplattform offline 10 months ago

Kommentar zu woodpecks letztem Kommentar (1. und 2. Absatz):

Die Wikipedia hat eine Regel, die sich Störe Wikipedia nicht, um etwas zu beweisen nennt und umschreibt die GrĂŒnde fĂŒr die Ungleichbehandlung durch Moderatoren ganz gut.

Updated Contributor Statistics 10 months ago

@Zverik Vespucci and Pushpin are editors. You can only use them for editing. If you install them, you usually know what OSM is.

OsmAnd hides the editing feature in a plugin which has to be activated.

Improvement of OSM data quality using osmlint and to-fix 11 months ago

kariototp wrote:

The community along with the data team at Mapbox has helped cleanup many thousands of issues in the last 2 years.

Well, that's not the truth. A few weeks ago I counted all changeset at the changeset planet dump (2016-08-29) which contain the string "#to-fix". I found 363,799 changesets with this string and calculated the number of changesets with this string for each OSM user.

Only 136 users (8 are sockpuppets used for imports) uploaded these changesets. 356,143 (97.0 %) of these changeset have been uploaded by Mapbox employees. I only checked the 84 accounts which had the most to-fix changesets if they are Mapbox employees. The 52 other accounts only have uploaded 100 changesets in total.

OSM Awards 2016 – Entscheidungshilfe 11 months ago

Hallo Meillo,

ich habe es in einem Kommentar zur englischen Version dieses Blogbeitrags gestern geschrieben und schreibe es gerne noch einmal: Es sieht demokratisch aus, ist es aber nicht. Zwar gab es die Vorschlagsphase, aber die endgĂŒltige Auswahl oblag einigen Leuten aus dem OSMF-Vorstand (nicht alle Mitglieder) und der SotM Working Group.

Viele GrĂŒĂŸe


OSM Awards–Decision Guidance 11 months ago

Hi althio,

althio wrote:

Finally: "Why do the awards not have a system with rounds? During the first round, all mappers (people with OSM account) could suggest candidates and the descriptive texts". Either I miss something obvious you are unhappy with... but this is exactly how the whole affair happened. Candidates were freely submitted by anyone with with an OSM account and you could even vote for a first round. As stated in the announcement of OSM Awards you quoted:

Yes, there was a first round but it was not democratic. See following qoute of an email you linked

The voting is preliminary: it will help us to decide which nominees would go into the "short list" to be voted on later.

This means that a board (not the board) of people decided who is eligible in final round. That's what I criticise.

Best regards


Translating places with CityNamer + Bots 11 months ago

I agree with BushmanK and want to point out that there is still a map which automatically transcribes non-Latin characters into Latin (and abbreviates common suffixes like "street", "Straße", "ŃƒĐ»ĐžŃ†Đ°").

Please discuss your tool with the OpenStreetMap community on the Talk mailing list before your first upload of a changeset using this tool!

Adding house numbers of one town from cadastre to OSM and survey verification 12 months ago

MiroJanosik wrote:

it is not good to do paper-walk mapping in cold weather, your fingers freeze off :)

You should buy a hybrid glove. I use them for mapping and professional surveying (as a surveyor).

Reviewing Turn restrictions in Germany using Mapillary 12 months ago

U-Turns are forbidden at road crossing Borsigstraße/Heilbronner Str. in Stuttgart if you come from Friedrichswahl because there is a restricted area painted on the street.

That's why u-turns are prohibited here but allowed here (coming from Plieningen doing a u-turn back to Plieningen). There is a no-passing line (road centre marking without gaps) painted after the traffic island at node 1.

Turn restrictions can be implicit in Germany.

Introducing OpenStreetView about 1 year ago

Does/Will OSV offer a dump of all its photos available for download via HTTP or Torrent (like the OSM planet dump)? Or is it a data grave similar to Mapillary? (I have read at your blogpost that I can remove my data, but I want to get all photos of OSV) :-))

FOSSGIS-Konferenz 2016 about 1 year ago

imagico schrieb:

Dass die VortrĂ€ge interessant und ein recht vielfĂ€ltiger Mix waren dem kann ich zustimmen - wenngleich wie ĂŒblich recht wenig zu praktischen Mapping-Themen dabei war.

Aus dem Themenbereich war auch kaum etwas eingereicht worden. Vielleicht einfach das Konferenz-unter-der-Woche-Problem?

imagico schrieb:

Ich denke aber, dass von OSM-Seite das Format durchaus eine Menge Verbesserungspotential hat. Sowohl was dem OSM-Sonntag betrifft (der sowohl von den RĂ€umlichkeiten als auch von der Programmgestaltung meiner Meinung nach nicht ganz ideal war - gab zu wenig Raum fĂŒr vertiefende GesprĂ€che und Diskussionen) [

Möchtest du das ein wenig genauer erlĂ€utern? HĂ€ttest du dir andere Programmpunkte und mehr Raum fĂŒr Diskussionen gewĂŒnscht?

OSM - beschissene DatenqualitÀt about 1 year ago

Hallo R0bst3r,

hast du meinen freundlichen Kommentar in den falschen Hals gekriegt?

Viele GrĂŒĂŸe


Mapping with OSM over 1 year ago

The JOSM interface is extremely user-friendly and easy-to-use.

Usually people claim the opposite. Are you used to use GIS or CAD software or other drawing tools?

JOSM and Me... (DeBigC) over 1 year ago

JOSM is a fast editor if you have your left hand at the keyboard (mainly A and S key but also X, Q, W and B) and the right hand at your mouse. JOSM is a veryyyyy slow editor if you always use the mouse to switch between drawing and selection mode instead of typing S/A.

Mehr als die HÀlfte der Autobahnen in Deutschland hat keine OberflÀche (surface) over 1 year ago

Du bist gerne eingeladen, eine Wochenaufgabe dazu zu organisieren. Schreib einfach eine Mail an das Wochennotizteam. Den Rest klÀren wir dann per E-Mail.

Erster Außeneinsatz 2016 over 1 year ago

Ich selbst zeichne nur noch selten von Luftbildern GebĂ€ude ab, weil mir das Rausgehen mehr Spaß bereitet. Deshalb bin ich dazu ĂŒbergegangen, Hausnummern nur als lose Nodes zu mappen, wenn es noch keine GebĂ€ude gibt (zum Abmalen braucht man keine Ortskunde). Die setze ich dann mit Vespucci draußen. Dieser schlĂ€gt einem sogar oft passende Hausnummern vor (der Button mit dem Hausnummern-Icon).

Unter einer gewissen Temperatur braucht man dazu Handschuhe wie diese: Ich kaufe sie aber meist auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt. Als ich noch als Vermesser gearbeitet habe, hielt ein Paar meist einen Winter, danach war es verschlissen/kaputt. KlettverschlĂŒsse sind hier Knöpfen zur Befestigung der Fingerkuppenkappe vorzuziehen.