When you 'discover' a city that is not on OSM

Posted by ff5722 on 4 February 2017 in English (English)

If you map in the West you may come to think that the major stuff in OSM is done, but in developing countries, you may discover major unmapped features.

天地图+OSM data Sentinel-2 (8 December 2016)

Location: Yongxi, Nayong County, Bijie City, Guizhou, China

Comment from imagico on 4 February 2017 at 13:56

But that is not a city in terms of the meaning of place=city in OSM.

In general having settlements of this size not mapped beyond a node is nothing rare in OSM. It was not rare in Europe 5-7 years back either.

Comment from d1g on 4 February 2017 at 14:06

An active Chinese mapper, what a wonder! :)

On a serious note, It can be that some mappers are not good at detecting roads-vs-paths in Chinese mountains using imagery, especially if this locality has no other sources.

Comment from Claudius Henrichs on 10 February 2017 at 11:49

And even where we have a place-tag don’t forget that we have still tons of unmapped places:

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