OpenStreetMap

ika-chan! has commented on the following diary entries

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When the World Needs a Map, Give them a Database over 2 years ago

Another problem I have noticed is how hard it is to clone the infrastructure that powers OSM for similar projects. Judging from my progress at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Ika-chan!/Fantasy_maps_with_OSM_software (currently delayed due to other commitments), it is far from as easy as installing MediaWiki, another FOSS project.

No, there's still more! over 2 years ago

This is partly why I am trying to create instructions to help people set up their own server stack so that don’t have to post their data here.

Note to self: also create instructions to set up a local domain name.

Legacy Road Colours for OpenStreetMap Carto over 2 years ago

Hi, I made an attempt at improving the legibility of the motorway and primary road shields (for the official colour option), by adding a 0.25-wide halo around the text.

The current motorway route colour is a bit hard to challenge because it seems to be the most appropriate for the official colour of the shield.

Potential border issue: Catalonia almost 3 years ago

Well, it’s started: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/53292370

This is why I activated the early warning flare.

Odd brown area almost 3 years ago

Oh, not even JOSM or the most experienced mapper is immune to making mistakes.

Anyway, thanks guys.

Odd brown area almost 3 years ago

@maxerickson It doesn’t look like the history page at osm.org is helpful at all. It shows every recent changeset in view, no matter how small it is.

Representing San Francisco City Hall in simple 3D building about 3 years ago

@Chetan_Gowda Assuming that I can’t link to Google, the tower blocks at https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/33851053, https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/402995973, https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220641100 and https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220641101.

Representing San Francisco City Hall in simple 3D building about 3 years ago

This is pretty impressive, but I wonder which renderers support multiple balconies over many floors, in the same location, as in those in tower blocks in London?

AAARGH !!! Those Spammers ! about 3 years ago

@Richard

My bad. (facepalm)

AAARGH !!! Those Spammers ! about 3 years ago

The problem now is that the spammers are doing it nearly everyday, pushing all the legitimate entries off the feed. Another thing I noticed is that the OpenStreetMap signup page does not have that “I’m not a robot” captcha, which is a far cry from the days you had to figure out nearly-indecipherable words.