First day doing this. Added some trails that are very important to me (and my dog) in a patch of very ecologically rich woodland/wetland. Hope to indicate that this is not waste land, that it is a place that is used both by people and by wild organisms. Looking forward to more exploration of mapping techniques.
Comment from Rps333 on 7 October 2014 at 01:59
welcome to OSM
Comment from escada on 7 October 2014 at 06:30
Welcome to OSM. When you get stuck go to http://help.openstreetmap.org and you will probably get some good advice.
Comment from Sanderd17 on 7 October 2014 at 13:34
Hi, thanks for your contributions.
But you do have to watch out for connectivity. When paths or roads are connected, they should share a node. That way, a navigation device can see they are connected, and can route you over that crossing.
This way for example http://osm.org/way/306558506 isn’t connected to any other path. When you select that way in the iD editor, you’ll see that all nodes of the way are light-grey. Connected nodes are normally darker grey. So although now it looks good on the map, a navigation device won’t be able to use that path.
To connect them, it’s easiest to delete the end nodes, and redraw these nodes so they snap to the existing roads.
Comment from Warin61 on 7 December 2014 at 22:29
An early definition of wilderness is waste land. If land could not be used for anything then it was left alone - thus it remained in its natural state, and being waste land survived to become what is now regarded as wilderness.