OpenStreetMap

dikkeknodel has commented on the following diary entries

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Why use OpenStreetMap instead of Google Maps ? over 2 years ago

Very cool picture to show some of the map possibilities! And a great write-up off course.

New to me is the map compare from Geofabrik. I had a look in my surrounding and had a serious laugh about how poor HERE and GOOGLE do in mapping the Swiss outdoors compared to our beloved OpenStreetMap.

Keeping OSM up to date with OSMfocus over 2 years ago

Yes, it would be great if the app is back on working. I used it quite frequently while being out in the wild. Unfortunately I do not have any programming experience.

When the World Needs a Map, Give them a Database almost 3 years ago

I was heavily touched by the argument about the OSM ecosystem, where companies are making money by repackaging OSM data. When I see that companies are using OSM for paid services I can get kind of annoyed, especially when they are asking money for additional map coverage. Volunteers are giving their time to detail the data and keep it up to date, and companies are actually monetising that effort, additional map coverage cost nearly zero effort for those companies.

DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Launch for OpenStreetMap almost 3 years ago

Found it in JOSM, it had not been activated by default. I did not know this settings menu either. Thanks for the help to both of you!

DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Launch for OpenStreetMap almost 3 years ago

Hi Kevin,

Last few weeks I’ve used Digital Globe Premium imagery heavily to put in lots of details regarding natural elements of South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands, actual status to be found here. Thank you for putting in the effort to make this imagery data available for the OSM community.

At some point I started wondering about when the images were actually made. Date and time can help to determine the tide and thereby the most accurate location of the coastline and glaciers for example. Although for South Georgia it may be a less relevant, for populated areas changes may be much faster, so the date of the imagery is more important.

After some searching I found this Diary post. Do you have a progress update on getting the imagery meta data available (preferably in JOSM :-P)?

Keep up the great work and I wish you happy mapping.

Cheers, dikkeknodel

Being a mapper in a slow Internet connection country (SAS.Planet + MBTiles Plugin in JOSM) almost 3 years ago

Hi Kampar,

It’s great to hear that you are finding ways to get going anyhow!

Happy mapping!

Cheers from Switzerland!

Salmonberry River and Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad over 3 years ago

There is quite some mapping to be done in the Tillamook State Forest. Unfortunately I’m back home, so no more hikes through unknown territory for me at the moment. Enjoy it!

Deep digital mapping almost 4 years ago

Wow, this is a very extensive approach. I really respect that!

Salmonberry River and Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad almost 4 years ago

@Omnific: This area definitely does not have cell service, that’s the great thing about it.

New year Comes with new Opportunities & Responsibilities!! almost 4 years ago

Keep up the good work!

What shall we have for diner tonight? almost 4 years ago

For me a term fast food tells something about the time that it would cost to get the food. The you will off course get into the discussion where the distinction between fast and slow (or not so fast?) lies exactly. And off course that is an arbitrary number of minutes, up to the person adding the tag in the first place.

The OSM website now has a context menu (right-click menu)! almost 4 years ago

@mcld @Tom Thanks for this great feature, I’ve been doing workarounds for years. @Minh Nguyen I did not know that drag and drop solution unfortunately, that is actually quite useful! Thanks for that too.

How can we tag worker-owned shops or cooperatives? almost 4 years ago

‘Coop’ is also a chain for supermarkets in at least two countries: Switzerland Netherlands

So I think you should reconsider what you put in there.

However, I do also agree with BushmanK’s comment that it is probably outdated before you know it. So the value of putting in this information may be rather limited, unless you have an automated method to verify and keep the info up to date.