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OpenStreetMap past(s), OpenStreetMap future(s) about 2 months ago

The high number of node modifications in 2009 would have been the script to remove tags from imported nodes, https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TIGER_fixup/node_tags

marriage place 3 months ago

Is https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:government%3Dregister_office what you are looking for?

Units in OpenStreetMap 8 months ago

Let me tell you a little story.

My day job is a computer programmer writing finite element analysis software. One upon a time we stored everything in user-specified units; sometimes they were just expected to be consistent, more often the calculations added scaling factors as needed. Originally these were just powers of ten (mm, kN and so on) but a wider variety of units went in later specifically for US use. As the number of units that could be presented to users increased it became more difficult to validate the calculations; although not so many people used some units, calculating the wrong answer is undesirable in our work.

Eventually there was a big rewrite that meant all of the calculations would have to be debugged again and, just before I joined, the calculation expert got the whole team behind him saying that in the future all internal storage and calculations would be done in SI units and existing data sets would be converted. Our biggest problem with that since then was an American dataset that claimed to have metric measurements but got the conversion factor wrong.

Units in OpenStreetMap 8 months ago

Let me tell you a little story.

My day job is a computer programmer writing finite element analysis software. One upon a time we stored everything in user-specified units; sometimes they were just expected to be consistent, more often the calculations added scaling factors as needed. Originally these were just powers of ten (mm, kN and so on) but a wider variety of units went in later specifically for US use. As the number of units that could be presented to users increased it became more difficult to validate the calculations; although not so many people used some units, calculating the wrong answer is undesirable in our work.

Eventually there was a big rewrite that meant all of the calculations would have to be debugged again and, just before I joined, the calculation expert got the whole team behind him saying that in the future all internal storage and calculations would be done in SI units and existing data sets would be converted. Our biggest problem with that since then was an American dataset that claimed to have metric measurements but got the conversion factor wrong.

हिंदी टैग्स की कमी 9 months ago

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Hawaii#Wrong_language_tag_for_Hawaiian

Improving the OSM Map - why don't we? [11] 9 months ago

One point: although the wiki page is available in eight languages, Chinese isn’t one of them. Any volunteers to fix that?

New road style for the Default map style - the first version 12 months ago

An alternative thought: maybe we’re just trying to squeeze too much into one map and we should have separate styles for roads and land use.

Oxford routes. about 1 year ago

The mailing list it was discussed on previously was a small and low-volume list. It may well have few enough subscribers to risk being an echo chamber. I notice that the English-language Wikipedia lists “Please clear this with WikiProject X first” as an example of the uncollaborative editing that community frowns on.

Reading through mailing list discussions I notice that some of the participants were talking about asking the county council to declassify the road. If the removal of the number is indeed co-opting OSM as part of such a campaign it would set an unwise precedent.

While OSM in many countries has decided that road numbers are perverse as a proxy for importance, we still need to make sure that the highway tag isn’t part of a declassification campaign either.

Police Scotland about 1 year ago

Is the police website suitable for featured images?

Tram lines on Riga map almost 2 years ago

There is currently a rendering bug in the standard layer.

You can still view the tram lines on Mapquest or Öpnvkarte.

Details about my new job about 2 years ago

Give us an S! Give us a P! Give us an A! Give us an M!

Welcome to OpenStreetMap Telangana! about 2 years ago

This is worth submitting to Featured images.

Getting my familiar stations "public_transport" ready about 2 years ago

This could be something very useful. Best of luck and don’t let any idiots get you down. I hope I get the time to do some stuff myself.

CAPTCHA problems in the Wiki about 2 years ago

There appears to be a bug with adding protocol-relative URLs or templates containing them. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Wiki#Add_user_group_that_does_not_need_to_enter_captchas http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:WikiProject_Cleanup#Captchas_are_annoying_-_please_switch_off https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61556

High res DigitalGlobe imagery open for tracing through Mapbox Satellite about 2 years ago

Is the bounding area in the imagery index now?

highway=bus_stop - Mappen für den Renderer over 2 years ago

There has been a history of unpleasantness from some opponents of the schema, for instance convincing mappers that their work will be wasted if they follow it. In some cases this may have been because they see this as acceptable collateral for undermining wiki discussions. At least everyone who has commented here is willing to engage.

highway=bus_stop - Mappen für den Renderer over 2 years ago

AndiG88: Yes, absolutely. The internal politics of OSM has poisoned public transport mapping and dissuaded me at least from contributing in the area .It is time to eliminate styles maintained by people not minded to work wither the public transport mappers from the transport mapping ecosystem.

SEO SPAM @ User Diaries & Descriptions over 2 years ago

As we get an amount of spam in Polish is it worth recruiting a Polish speaker?

Sometimes spammers post platitudes as diary comments trying to link back.

Where have all the boundaries gone? over 2 years ago

The change has been withdrawn.

Our wonderful site over 2 years ago

spam x13