Hi Hans, you’ve made incredible progress with Anchorage! It’s always great to check in and see all the new features you are adding. Amazing job; I think you might be approaching Newton’s achievements!
Added on in the tiny town of Wishram in the Gorge recently, but this reminds me I should add more tags to it.
As an editor based on the US, I’m alway looking forward to hearing more from other US-based editors, especially given how pervasive Google Maps is in the US.
Yep, if it’s a business with a physical location, then sure. The number of businesses in the area really depends on how many local mappers the area has.
Nice job, it’s awesome to see the progress you’ve been making!
This is really an interesting read. Great work with a serious level of attention to detail.
Wow, that is really impressive. Some seriously professional work there!
Thank you for all your contributions! DigitalGlobe access has been an incredible asset to the OSM community.
What a great tool! Hope this is released for all, as this might even help mapping in the US (West Virginia is a great example).
Thank you for everything you’ve done to improve the map in one of the least mapped countries in OSM. I’ll miss the interesting diaries about your adventures around Turkmenistan, especially as someone who travels regularly to less developed countries for work. You and Ann are superstar OSM contributors.
Best of luck on your next assignment or wherever your work takes you.
Welcome to OSM!
Great work! The before and after comparison is really cool. Really obvious how much work went into it.
I know Google has machine learning pulling locations of solar panels from satellite imagery for their Project Sunroof tool. Seems accurate, if outdated at this point.
Definitely good to see some work going on to make renewables in all forms.
Awesome, looks great!
I always appreciate your diary entries. Really cool to see how perhaps the most accurate and up to date map of Turkmenistan is being developed.
Looks phenomenal, really fantastic job!
Nice work! Really coming together over there. Hopefully we’ll see some businesses get added in downtown Hackensack soon, with all the new buildings added now.
I think everyone can agree that if there are issues with discrimination in the community, we need to get them out in the open and address them to find solutions.
The biggest possible issue I see has less to do with explicit discrimination and more to do with the small number of female mappers. This leads to a fundamental question of the cause of this (which is also a significant issue in the tech/engineering fields): is it because of a community that does not welcome women or does it have to do with gender preferences regarding specific types of tasks at an aggregate level? Since I don’t think that has been answered fully, I would encourage engagement on the topic.
Certainly, there have been studies that indicate that at a young age (grade school), girls feel a lack of confidence in their abilities in math/science, regardless of the fact that their actual performance in on par or better than significantly more confident male students. I suspect those beliefs, learned early in life, are a big factor in the lack of female engagement in the OSM community, given the generally technical nature of the work.
Hi Heather, I’m quite socially liberal, but like the other commentors haven’t seen any examples of discrimination against the LGBT community or women in OSM. I think without some concrete examples, claiming discrimination does more to harm the cause because it trivializes real, active discrimination against the LGBT community and women in other arenas.
I look forward to seeing some real experiences from women and LGBT community members as a result of this effort, since it will be good to have real examples to point to where they exist in OSM.
I think the burndown for nodes is pretty unimportant except in certain states/counties (looking at West Virginia).
However, 10 years is still a while to someone just to touch all the ways.