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Editing today

Posted by ceyockey on 15 April 2012 in English (English).

In Koto Bogor, Indonesia and Decatur, Illinois, United States … need to keep a balance between home and abroad, after all.

Where am I editing?

Posted by ceyockey on 13 April 2012 in English (English).

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, United States

I exposed a couple of junctions I'd made in Delaware to scrutiny and got "gee, borders on vandalism", "I would revert on sight", "love the detail" and "looks ok, but maybe overly complicated" types of responses. My argument about detail mapping of US highway junctions is that markings on the pavement have the force of law in some states (including Delaware) and, therefore, are valid for interpretation through restriction-type relations. The difficulty comes in the actual junction site and the many way-crossings which result from interpretation of pavement markings as legally-enforceable restrictions. --ceyockey


Posted by ceyockey on 11 January 2012 in English (English).

Is there a way to delete, screen out or otherwise block the blatant (at least to me) advertisements which have been showing up?

The problems with the map are related to conflict between new functionality and cached material (maybe ... there's not certainty on the 'why'). See for the response received on the talk mailing list.

I am not seeing the main map, the near user map nor changeset or object location maps. I'm using Chrome on Ubuntu, if that matters.

Linux and JOSM

Posted by ceyockey on 24 November 2011 in English (English).

Finally got Java apps running on my Ubuntu-Linux system and can return to using JOSM. Bye-bye Microsoft OS FOREVER!

Glad to have finished some revisions that brought all of the relations for Departments in Colombia to a closed status. See .

A snapshot of the LiveMapViewer trace of Colombia Municipality boundary work => .

Municipal Boundary Work

Posted by ceyockey on 26 February 2011 in English (English).
Location: Paz de Ariporo, Casanare, Colombia

For the last couple of days, I've been using the daily e-mail updates for the Delaware News-Journal as a guide to where to improve mapping in Delaware. The majority of those mentions which are geolocated are crime-related. Example: .

Keep Right! work in Delaware

Posted by ceyockey on 21 November 2009 in English (English).

As of the 21 Nov 09 update for Keep Right! data in Delaware, there should be no outstanding errors of the type 'dead-ended one-ways'.

Confirmed that, as of 21 Nov 09, no non-closed-area errors are detectable in Delaware by Keep Right!

These are places that I've added which extend the map beyond either content of Yahoo imagery or the Tiger batch import.

* Kathleen H. Wilbur Elementary School ( )
* (subdivision) ( )

Equipment and software

Posted by ceyockey on 24 July 2009 in English (English). Last updated on 25 July 2009.

Just bought my first GPS unit today, an eTrex Legend H unit from Best Buy for ~$140. To extract data from the unit, I've started using GPSBabel, a free software package for interconversion between GPS data syntaxes. It was also necessary to download the Garmin USB driver from the Garmin site to enable the unit-PC connection. (correction regarding GPSBabel's status as free software based on input from Paul Johnson ... see comments on this thread).

Tags used in GPS track uploads

Posted by ceyockey on 24 July 2009 in English (English). Last updated on 18 August 2009.

Newly created
* ncc_delaware_usa = New Castle County, Delaware, United States
* revised_from_raw = typically a truncation of a track to exclude material from a heavily tracked area or irrelevant track segments

Previously existing
* car = track collected from an automobile
* done = done working with the track
* foot = track collected while walking

(last revised 17 August 2009)