joakimfors has commented on the following diary entries

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Top OSM Rank: Who are these crazy, amazing people? about 3 years ago

Pro-tip: Don't clone yourself (have kids), it really lowers your mapping productivity. ;P

Love! over 5 years ago

Aerial photos should be aligned to GPS traces made in the area. Preferably multiple traces so you can take an average of them. In JOSM you can enable a checkbox to also download any GPS traces when you download data for an area.

Relevant links:

update over 5 years ago

Consider adding addresses using address interpolation ways as an interim solution. Better to have something than nothing. :)

Route planner project and OSM over 5 years ago

Wow, any chance of a beta for Sweden too? Or could you at least include Skåne (Scania) in the DK site. Denmark/Skåne… same difference. ;)

Route planner project and OSM over 5 years ago

Any interest in data from "across the bridge"? ;)

Lund should be more than OK, but I know there are some missing cycleways in Malmö and cycle tagging of the footways etc in the railway stations is mostly missing.

How delete account over 5 years ago

Send an email to, just as it says in the FAQ.

The Three Stigmata of Potlatch Edits over 5 years ago

… also, P2 shouldn't allow any editing until all data in an area has loaded.

Mapping Trees in Gulu, Uganda almost 6 years ago

No need to go through the validator process, just use search with the following criteria: type:node AND tags:0 AND id:0

Where's the water.. ? almost 6 years ago

… ah, I see that there is a "new" proposal/scheme for natural=water+water=river. Oh well.

Where's the water.. ? almost 6 years ago

waterway=riverbank is the correct way to tag large rivers:

Where's the water.. ? almost 6 years ago

I'm not able to edit right now, but one thing to correct is to make it a multipolygon and add the islands as inner members. I also don't know why the way has layer=-2. It should also be waterway=riverbank and not natural=water.

Åkte en cykeltur igår i Valdemarsvik almost 6 years ago

Fint, Valdemarsvik ser ut att behöva någon aktiv som fixar till det. Hoppas du även sätter in restauranger, barer, hotell etc (med addr:, website, contact: etc också) när vägnätet börjar bli mer komplett. Har märkt att sådan info är bra att ha när man leker turist. :)

Vågsbygd has never looked better :) almost 6 years ago

Yeah, I think they are in meters. There are quite a lot of old traces around the railway station and the nearby junction that I used to approximate the offset. Good luck with the remapping. :)

how to search for user's edits in josm. almost 6 years ago

Easier to use to find redactions. ;)

Vågsbygd has never looked better :) almost 6 years ago

Nice! Looked a bit scary on OSMI license view before the redaction. I just hope you are calibrating the Bing images. Looks to be quite a bit offset. [10.16; -2.28] looks like a good value, in JOSM, around the railway station but I guess the offset varies a bit.

Öppen inbjudan från nybörjare till veteran almost 6 years ago

Kan vara bra att fråga på mailinlistan: eller IRC: ( också. Vet inte om så många svenska mappar läser dagboksinläggen. :)

UK map about 6 years ago

Good way to check what's affected is,wtfe_point_clean,wtfe_line_clean,wtfe_point_harmless,wtfe_line_harmless,wtfe_point_inrelation,wtfe_line_inrelation_cp,wtfe_line_inrelation,wtfe_point_modified,wtfe_line_modified_cp,wtfe_line_modified,wtfe_point_created,wtfe_line_created_cp,wtfe_line_created

New to OpenStreetMap about 6 years ago

Yeah, is a good starting point. It's also good to look at how things have been mapped at other locations. Subscribing to the local/country mailing list ( is also a good idea and good place to ask questions.

As we say in Sweden: hurry slowly. :)

a Third of my town done over 6 years ago

Good job!

OSM/OSMF has become a farce over 6 years ago

The biggest problem to me is that no one really know what will disappear yet as the rules haven't been set. Will a 4 year old "highway=road" cerated by an undecided/rejected/anonymous user, that was way of the mark, and that I've since moved, refined, retagged etc be removed? Sucks if I put a lot of work into an area and it will all be gone just because the initial useless stub was created by a rejecting/undecided/anonymous user. Same thing with extending a very very short initial road (few meters) and mapping it for several km. Will this be removed even though the initial stub was more or less useless?

I saw an algoritm posted as a comment on the OSMF blog that would at least preserve "legal" edits. Is this going to be used. The uncertainty of what is really going to happen sucks.