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Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and environs

Posted by fiveisalive on 5 September 2013 in English (English)

On a recent trip to Virginia, I stayed in Lexington for a while, so I took the opportunity to map the WLU campus, which was entirely missing except for a POI and a few POIs representing the buildings. It's not complete, but I'd estimate about 90% of the buildings and about 50% of the paths and green space done. It still needs more of the downtown/retail to be mapped and more landuse polygons. Hope this inspires other's to help complete the mapping here.

Location: Woods Creek Road, Lexington, Virginia, 24450, United States of America

Massachusetts town and county boundary relations complete!

Posted by fiveisalive on 10 September 2012 in English (English)

massDOT and I have completed the cleanup of the town and county boundary relations (including the offshore portions) for the whole of Massachusetts. We'd appreciate help checking that all the relations are complete, links to the relations are on the Massachusetts/Boundary Relations wiki page.

Location: Dock Square, Financial District, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02114, United States of America

fixing up county/town boundary layers in Massachusetts

Posted by fiveisalive on 23 August 2012 in English (English)

I've started with massDOT to cleanup the offshore town and county boundary relations in Massachusetts. Our plan is to use the offshore portions of the town boundary layer without coasts and connect them up with the existing town boundary layer from survey points which is up to date but lacks the offshore layers.

At the same time, we will add the relevant county relations to this newly imported ways. Suffolk County is more or less complete, I am planning to do counties north, and massDOT counties south of Suffolk. Anyone else interested, we can co-ordinate on the Massachusetts/Boundary Relations Talk page.

Location: Jeffries Point, East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02114, United States of America

disappearing names on polygons with icons in mapnik layer?

Posted by fiveisalive on 31 August 2009 in English (English)

Seems that the names on polygons (and some points) that also have an icon (such as amenity=library and such) are disappearing from the mapnik layer.

Case in point:

Last week this rendered fine with both the library and the name "Robbins Library", but since the tile was re-rendered the name disappeared. This is also happening with new tagged polygons.

Reported on:

(the ticket that created the icons in the first place). Anyone else seeing this?

Location: Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 02174, United States of America

Arlington, MA updates from Walking Papers

Posted by fiveisalive on 22 August 2009 in English (English)

Filling in some missing buildings on edge of MassGIS import. Added more POIs and street numbers from a Walking Papers scans. Landuse around Arlington Center and some of East Arlington mostly finished.

Location: North Cambridge, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 02140, United States of America

Tucson: added neighborhood boundaries

Posted by fiveisalive on 23 June 2009 in English (English)

Added boundaries for Rincon Heights, West University, Iron Horse, Pie Allen and others.

As noted by other OSM users, the TIGER street alignments in other areas of Tucson are still a mess, more help would be greatly appreciated.

Location: Pie Allen, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85705, United States of America

Tucson, Arizona: made a start on downtown

Posted by fiveisalive on 17 May 2009 in English (English)

The U. of Arizona campus buildings are 90% finished. Made a start on the downtown area, roughly mapping areas of landuse and adding some major government buildings and some retail buildings.

Location: Armory Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85705, United States of America

Handy tool to compare mapnik and osma renderers

Posted by fiveisalive on 11 May 2009 in English (English)

University of Arizona in Tucson

Posted by fiveisalive on 7 May 2009 in English (English)

Mapped over 50% of the campus buildings so far. Any other Tucson-based OSM editors, feel free to join in!

Location: Rincon Heights, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85705, United States of America