OpenStreetMap

jimkats

Mapper since:
May 09, 2020

Let’s do what at Google Maps are delaying to approve :P
like for real, even before the lockdown, there were cases that it took them 2 months to approve some edits. and there are still quite a few on queue since 2019…

Contributions in Greece, mostly for areas I know pretty well.
I check everything (duh :P), but I focus a lot regarding roads & street names and districts for places I’ve visited.
I’m pretty active, so if there’s anything I can help with, PM me. I love mapping and learning related-stuff in the process.

I also contribute on Wikipedia (Greek and English) and Wikidata.

Mapping projects: Visit my wiki profile page for the whole list and some info about them.

Districts is a tricky part, because there’s no district feature in OSM, so it should be tagged quarter in my opinion, which is closer in terms of meaning. But in most cases I’ve seen being tagged as neighborhood, which raises the issue of how would we distinguish actual neighborhoods from districts, even if those districts are small?
And then of course to find out which districts exist in an city, because not always local people mention them, only the most known ones.

Road names is sometimes complex, because there are several cases where on-site and official records of a road’s name (as of the extent of the street) don’t exist, so I go with not-so-reliable sources to find out.
(well, I’ve an idea, at least for Argos, but we will see in the near future :P) do you know how much it took me to find out where a specific street is in Argos? at least I walked a lot for that, xd