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200th bus stop 3 months ago

Please find my attemps with Overview of OpenStreetMap Contributors aka Who's around me?.

Maybe you can remove the "Nonrecurring (<10 Changesets)" and try to contact some of the most active users through OSM messaging.

Mairies et églises de l'Aisne 3 months ago

Beau travail ! Il y a matière à présenter la méthode et les résultats sur d'autres pages : le forum, le wiki, le site de l'association française... Je suis sûr que d'autres pourraient s'y intéresser.

Mairies et églises de l'Aisne 3 months ago

Félicitations ! C'est un boulot effectué seul ou avec un groupe ? Avec une page de coordination ?

Je m'engage pour la bonne cause 5 months ago

Magnifique citation et toujours aussi actuelle :)

Identification 9 months ago

Sois la bienvenue. Je te souhaite de belles aventures avec OpenStreetMap, dans ton métier et dans tes relations.

Papanui Parallel - Christchurch Major Cycle Route 10 months ago

The route appeared in the Bicycle Tags Map in minutes. A quick test of Graphhopper, however, showed it did not take a route

It depends how often the data is pulled from OpenStreetMap database and processed in the routing engine. Typically updates for maps rendering is faster (sometimes seconds/minutes for very active projects) and updates for routing engine is slower (hours/days if active, weeks otherwise).

So try again in a few days, Graphhopper, Mapzen bike, Brouter, ...

Mapping the area of Le Thillot, Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle and Bussang 10 months ago

You have an answer now on the France user forum.

So we are several to choose to locate the addresses :

  • at the entrance of a building when this entrance is close to the road (generally in town centers) ;
  • at a point between private and public domains


For further messages dealing with french contributors (even in english language), you should use

Numérisation 11 months ago

La question (un peu plus détaillée) peut être posée sur

Sinon le wiki déjà mentionné ou plus condensé

Just Joined open street map. 12 months ago

Hi, You can see some users, who seems to be active:

OSM Awards–Decision Guidance over 1 year ago

Some of your comments are interesting, your outright bias against humanitarian mapping aside. You "do not want to give [too much] of [your] votes to humanitarian mappers" is almost funny after reading your entire piece.

Kudos for most of your analysis, I agree or at least respect your views most of the time. Some bits I do not understand or disagree:

  • nominees (eg. Yohan Boniface and Martijn van Exel) can be selected because of improvements or new stuff inside existing tools, not only brand new tools. You are free to judge they provide lesser innovations than other nominees this year.
  • Ramani Huria: my understanding is they are more a local group supported by local universities ("community-based mapping project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, training university students and local community members") than a "group of HOT mappers". Your mileage may vary, but as you admit you don't know them, it is a bit far-fetched.
  • I skip your rejections of Nick Allen, Harry Wood or Kate Chapman (slightly heavy-handed in my humble opinion).
  • [You] "would like to give some negative votes to some candidates but [you] cannot": I think you miss the point of these awards. Think more positive.

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:


Bonjour Saliou le contributeur “fou” du Bénin !

Tu es face à un problème bien gênant quand une imagerie est plus récente mais moins détaillée. Je crois que Sanderd17 et Vincent de Phily ont donné de très bonnes réponses qui te permettent d'utiliser la nouvelle imagerie en zoomant assez pour digitaliser avec JOSM comme à ton habitude. Même si la qualité est moindre, elle permet un très bon niveau de détail de cartographie pour les bâtiments.

Leurs méthodes empêchent l'apparition de l'ancienne imagerie. J'ai une préférence pour la simplicité de la seconde solution mais les deux fonctionnent. Merci à eux !

J'ai testé sur ta zone pour un seul bâtiment que j'ai rajouté car il a été construit entre les deux imageries.

Enfin n'hésite pas à venir sur les listes de diffusions par courriel où je pense que les contributeurs seraient plus nombreux à lire tes questions et commentaires. Par exemple la communauté francophone HOT : Ou par forum de l'association française :

A bientôt !