dieterdreist's Diary Comments

Diary Comments added by dieterdreist

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presets are a sensitive topic 10 months ago

Things have evolved, iD now adds crossing=marked while personally I had already changed habits and switched to crossing=zebra which I use til today. It is concise and clear, duck tagging™ and I never really loved the “uncontrolled” value for what is clearly a controlled situation in my eyes. It has been there most of my mapping time and I had accepted it as osm convention, but with some queasy feeling. It’s a pity that “marked” is apparently gaining so much traction as it feels like a step back and leads to additional tags to specify that it is actually a zebra crossing.

history is a hot mess 11 months ago

Yes I have also seen some historic=unique_name, naturally this doesn’t work out, so I believe sooner or later they will be tagged with generalized tags, and in the meantime you can consider it historic=yes even not understanding the name.

history is a hot mess 11 months ago

Unlike you, I am not strongly opposed to tags like roman_villa or roman_road but I agree there is some unneeded redundancy in combination with historic:civilization, and we would ideally not tag like this, thing is these verbose/specific alternatives are used more frequently.

Der "Sackgassenwohngebietsflyer" 12 months ago

und, wie ist rückblickend der Erfolg? Hat es funktioniert mit den Flyern oder wird man trotzdem angepöbelt?

Archaeological Discovery over 1 year ago

That’s a great find Anne, congratulations!

Crediting OSM - A Logo Story almost 2 years ago

I like your joke. I agree that the combination of a logo which expands with a huge and bold OpenStreetMap text, might be a good solution for attribution, but typically (e.g. mapbox, google, here), as very few users are expected to click on the logo to expand it, the logo has also a text (i.e. it should be tried whether the non-expanded logo can have a OpenStreetMap text (probably smaller) also when it is not expanded.) Our logo is not so famous that it can be seen as sufficient attribution alone.

proposals rejecten about 2 years ago

ich habe mich bei dieser Abstimmung (aktiv) enthalten, was mittlerweile nicht mehr wie eine Nein-Stimme zählt, aber 10 Anmerkungen und Fragen die ich hatte und die im Proposal nicht klar waren zeigen m.E. auf, dass es da durchaus Gründe fürs Ablehnen des derzeitigen Stands gegeben hat. Man kann die Tags natürlich trotzdem nutzen. Abstimmungen sind nicht das letzte Wort, hier aber schon ein Hinweis, dass man die Definitionen verbessern sollte.—~~~~

Is an underground train station a building? over 2 years ago

I am pretty sure, an underground station is kind of a building. It is made for people to got into it and use it. For OSM tagging, we use “building” for both, actual buildings and structures where you can go “inside”.

Sustainable Travel Expenses Resolution – Request for Support almost 3 years ago

I support this proposal

My August 2020 in OSM almost 3 years ago

based on your local experience (not people working professionally in the field, i.e. not counting attendance of employees to international conferences), what is your guesstimate for female mappers (compared to the rest, i.e. mappers that don’t identify themselves with the term female) in your area? From what I see locally, on various mailing lists and fora, more than 5% does not seem likely.

My August 2020 in OSM almost 3 years ago

Actually I did not claim we do not have the problem of having too few female mappers in OpenStreetMap (because we actually do have too few), what I wrote was that IMHO the problem is not having too few women in the OpenStreetMap-Foundation board, because actually women are over represented on the board compared to the number of female mappers.

Why I am mapping trees about 3 years ago

your adhoc tag natural=fallen_tree seems perfectly valid, suitable and intuitive for this situation. What are your doubts? I’d go an document it, there are already 9 of them ;-)

Why I am mapping trees about 3 years ago

Great post. Maybe the natural=tree_stump is also of interest for your tree mapping, thinking about trees cut down for safety reasons, it can create the gap.

Announcing an Update to Daylight Map Distribution about 3 years ago

Can you please explain in more detail which kind of edits you remove? Is it about names, geometry or additional tags? Are political boundaries for every recognized country contained? Are there countries where the contained boundaries have to be swapped with a different set for legal reasons, and if yes, are these alternative boundaries also contained?

Parkplatzanalyse mit OSM-Daten am Berliner Praxisbeispiel „Pop-up-Radweg“ about 3 years ago

interessante Analyse, Kompliment!

What does the path say? over 3 years ago

another “whoosh” in Italian:

What does the path say? over 3 years ago

This is the typical situation where one extrapolates from the local situation to presumed worldwide implications. IMHO we should always add surface tags to highways, as it removes uncertainty. Here 3 examples from my local area that illustrate how the legal, signposted reality does not meet with central European expectations:

combined footway and cycleway combined footway and cycleway

pedestrian area - with some “exceptions” pedestrian area - with some "exceptions"

cycleway with some obstacles - whooosh cycleway with some obstacles

cobblestone cycleway along the river, maxspeed 10km/h - taptaptaptaptaptaptaptap cobblestone cycleway along the river, maxspeed 10km/h

Thoughts on OSMF Election 2019 almost 4 years ago

Great, I’m also happy that all 4 seats go to (true) community members with lots of dedication for OpenStreetMap!

Some guidance on this year's OSMF AGM resolution votes almost 4 years ago

Normal members are also personally liable with their property in case OpenStreetMap-Foundation goes bankrupt - up to 1 (one) GBP per person.

Thoughts on OSMF Election 2019 almost 4 years ago

It is impossible for outsiders to tell what’s behind the bullying accusation, whether they are made up, or based on actual facts or misunderstandings in the communication. Mikel, would you authorize Steve to cite from the internal communications the two of you had concerning the GL incident and the MWG report?