Mapper since: June 07, 2014
I am learning the format for completeness and using rules based on geometry to help provide visual consistency. Following this is what I have observed to be the most relevant way to map the area in which I live, as each area may vary by feature type. If you see a mistake, please, let me know.
Most collaboration is done through notes, messages, and changeset comments. I keep tabs on friends and local edits. I follow up on the user diaries, Reddit, Mastodon, and Telegram. The ideas you see here are unoriginal and can be found in some form from these sources and from the wiki.
I believe that all FOSS advocates are a pocketful of ideas. I credit OpenStreetMap as one of my main reasons for living. There just are no words to explain that sentiment. I am increasingly convinced at the moment that what the community needs is more editors that streamline specific tasks.
A user once told me that our data are beautiful. It appeared absurd, until I realized they’d been designed that way all along. I try not to gaze too long at the map because there are many simulators and many, many other applications of OSM data, including more important ones. If we want to save the trees, we can do so by tracing forests, which help to train a computer to detect deforestation and wildfires. Preventing disaster is possible, too. We can also reduce costs by combining our mapping efforts. So, we are mapping unique places, places less mapped, rather than just the most popular places. These are just examples. Once mapped, the data are actually invaluable. 🇬🇧🔀🌐