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Quick question about OSM and Discord

Posted by Yoshinion on 11 February 2018 in English (English)

Discord is a well-known community server platform. It's kinda like a newer, more souped-up version of IRC, and it claims itself as a replacement for Skype and TeamSpeak. Does OSM have a Discord server, official or otherwise?

Lots of lag when editing OSM

Posted by Yoshinion on 3 December 2017 in English (English)

derrrrp do not respond

Memory hog?

Posted by Yoshinion on 24 November 2017 in English (English)

OSM is taking up huge amounts of memory on my Chromebook. Is this a known issue or is it because of the huge amounts of tiles, features, etc. that defines OSM?

Use of "admin_level=10" in the United States

Posted by Yoshinion on 20 November 2017 in English (English)

While editing across the world, I noticed that France (among other countries) uses "admin_level=10" relations to mark administrative boundaries beyond towns. Should we use this in the United States? Feel free to discuss, as I'm not even sure on if we should use it here.

(P.S: With my name, I can only imagine a clone of the "Jake from State Farm" advert.

"It's Kurzov from Kannapolis." "Who is this at three in the morning?" "It's Kurzov. From Kannapolis."


Thank you for your input.

~ Kurzov

nascar=* shenanigans

Posted by Yoshinion on 19 November 2017 in English (English)

It has been too long. FAR too long, since I have last been here.

(Yes, I'm Kurzov/Katav.)

Because of the NASCAR race this weekend at Homestead-Miami, I decided to come up with a way to tag elements of a track.

Here is an example of my proposed tagging schema:

...and here is the proposed schema's wiki page:

Pokemon GO cleanup continues.

Posted by Yoshinion on 16 July 2017 in English (English)

Pokemon GO cheating, caught red handed. Just removed earlier today.

And it is still around in places. Removed this earlier today.

I'm... back. For now, anyways.

Posted by Yoshinion on 6 June 2017 in English (English)

Well... It's been a while since I've written in my OSM diary. Not much has happened since then, other than me editing (rather sparsely if I might add), and not really telling anyone what I'm doing. Well, that's going to change soon. Sooner or later, with proper permissions if need be, I'm planning to completely redo all administrative boundaries in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Location: 35.366, -80.593

The bike lanes: Broken!

Posted by Yoshinion on 9 May 2017 in English (English)

Okay. It's been a long while since I've been here. Chalk it up to school. I don't know if any other cities have the same problem, but a few roads in Charlotte were simple lines, with all information removed, names included, other than bike lane information. I fixed a few, check around for other issues.


  • 05/14/17: Sent message to mapper "mdsuper82". Awaiting response.
  • 05/14/17: Mapper "mdsuper82" has been a mapper for 11 days as of May 14th.
  • 05/15/17: According to the PM that mdsuper82 sent me, this is a project between the City of Charlotte and "People for Bikes". mdsuper82 also works in the City of Charlotte Transportation Department.

What's Wrong With Bing Maps?

Posted by Yoshinion on 17 January 2017 in English (English)

Gah! The Bing overlay is acting up again. On specific ways, the bing maps does not load that way into the overlay maker thing... and I believe the specific ways change every time I load the iD OSM editor. How can I fix it? Is it something with my network (CCS Schools/TWC?) or is it with OSM itself?

Kurzen the Writer (the new name for Yoshinion)

P.S.: I can't change the "home" location... I have moved, and I can't change my "home" location from my old house to my new one. I moved in the beginning of September and I still cannot change the "home" location. Is this a problem that I can fix?

Location: 4800, Integra Springs at Kellswater, Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, 28081, USA

A new tag

Posted by Yoshinion on 16 September 2016 in English (English)

Because I cannot sign up for the osm wiki, I guess that I will have to suggest it here:


to be used when the geometry of the area/line is approximate

depreciates comment=location_approximate


to be used when a local survey is necessary

Also, the railway=light_rail needs a "easy key-value" changer like the normal railway=rail...

The Wiki Sign-up is Broken!

Posted by Yoshinion on 13 July 2016 in English (English)

i can't sign up because you have to do a capatcha and there isn't one on the sign-up page

Thanks Yoshinion

maintained_by tag

Posted by Yoshinion on 17 March 2016 in English (English)

maintained_by: Used for: for lines NOT for nodes NOT for relations Purpose: If line is maintained by a different entity than the operator (ie for toll roads/spur railroads) then use maintained_by