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Bad netiquette in the community 4 days ago

Hi, die Übersicht der Mailinglisten findest Du unter https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo und kannst dort auch alle Mailinglisten über das Webinterface lesen, ohne irgendwas zu abonnieren. Das ist auch prominent auf der deutschsprachigen Hauptseite des OSM Wikis https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Hauptseite?uselang=de verlinkt.

Mailinglisten und Webforum 6 days ago

Hallo, da es jedem frei steht beides zu nutzen (oder zumindest lesend zu verfolgen, das geht sowohl beim Forum als auch bei der Mailingliste ohne sich dort anzumelden), sehe ich nicht dass die Existenz von beidem wirklich ein Problem ist. Nehmen wir mal an, wir würden die Mailingliste schliessen: Dann würde ich das Forum genauso selten weiter nutzen wie bisher und mich in der Mailingliste mangels vorhanden sein derselben nicht mehr beteiligen, im Ergebnis würde ich mich also einfach weniger engagieren. Dies würde sicher nicht für alle so gelten, aber bestimmt für mehr Leute als nur mich. Was die Doppel- und Fake-Accounts angeht: Das geht trivialerweise in beiden. Wie Du selbst auf deinem Profil schreibst, hast Du ja mehrere OSM-Accounts, um das nur als Beispiel aufzuführen. Zum Thema "Web-Forums Identitäten mit Gewicht": Ich glaube nicht, dass ich ein OSM haben will in dem die Wichtig- und Richtigkeit von Argumenten danach gemessen wird, wieviel der Autor derselben schon gemappt hat.

Mailinglisten und Webforum 6 days ago

Deine Annahme dass Mapper primär das Forum und Externe primär Mailinglisten benutzen halte ich für sehr gewagt. Ich bin Mapper, benutze beides und bevorzuge Mailinglisten, weil Mail und Mailinglisten ein Medium sind mit dem ich seit 30 Jahren täglich arbeite und das ich gut verstehe. Die Benutzung von Foren halte ich persönlich für umständlich und mag ich nicht besonders. Die Frage wer was benutzt ist meines Erachtens eine des persönlichen Geschmacks und hat nichts damit zu tun ob jemand eher Mapper ist oder nicht.

Show Chinas Map in Western Charakters? 5 months ago

You can use the version at www.openstreetmap.de

State of the map Asia - 2017 and talk on multilingual maps of the world! 9 months ago

The Arabic map doesn't really work for me: In place of the labels I see kind of rectangular blobs, like the letters are covered by blocky rectangles that cover the area of the letter. So I can see what area would be covered by the label but I can not read it. I'm using Firefox 55.0.3_1,1 on FreeBSD 11.1. Do others have the same problem?

Das fetzt: Der süße "Stoff" für Heidelberger Erholungsmomente. about 1 year ago

Auftritt Wikingerchor: "Spam, Spam, wonderful Spam .."

Bob Dylan’s World over 1 year ago

Nice! Now if they had credited OSM it would be even nicer ...

การกิน ทำให้คุณดูอ่อนกว่าวัย almost 2 years ago

.. and now all the Vikings sing: Spam, Spam, wonderful Spam ..

Spotting Cemeteries in Texas almost 2 years ago

In cases where you don't see a cemetery at the location, it is often a good idea to zoom out a bit and look at USGS Topo maps for the area. At least the small cemeteries imported from GNIS are frequently off by a few yards, sometimes quite a bit more (I have seen up to half a mile in a few cases).

Translation Script over 2 years ago

Thanks for publishing your script. Any users of this should be aware that using this script would be an "automated edit" where special rules apply. More information can be found at our wiki at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_edits

Address Import Ready over 2 years ago

Hi,

please have a look at the import guidelines before uploading the data. They can be found at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines To make a "good" import is surprisingly hard, and the guidelines will help you to avoid at least the well-known problems.

Brisant: Ost-West-Trennung an der Glienicker Brücke wieder aktuell! over 2 years ago

Das fröhliche Mappen aber bitte nicht mit Blick auf die Bilder von Google, das dürfen wir nämlich nicht.

New to Openstreet Map over 2 years ago

Hi,

welcome to OSM. Just had a look at the Tuba City map, you made it a lot more useful with your first edits. One suggestion: You could tag the locally used "TC Hill" as "local_name" instead of amending the "name" field. That way it would not be displayed on the map, but could still be found when searching for the name. Or, move "Dynamite Hill" to official_name and set only "TC Hill" as "name". Same effect, the map would only show TC Hill, but searching for Dynamite Hill would work.

Greetings from Germany, Wolfgang

Training OpenStreetMap Tunisia over 2 years ago

It might help if you tell us a bit more about what specific kind of training you are looking for. I just had a look and apparently there is no forum for the mapper community in Tunisia, and the mailing list appears to be unused. But you could check who is mapping in Tunisia and contact those mappers directly? Or contact mappers in neighboring countries; the forum for mappers in Algeria and the mailing list for Morocco seem to have some users.

Missing Dam in Germany over 2 years ago

I usually map dams as an area, but cheating by omitting the underwater part. Recent example would be http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/384134161

Back to Chiapas backcountry. almost 3 years ago

Hello,

thanks for contributing to OSM, and for this status update. Unfortunately I have to remind you of one unpleasant thing: We do not have permission to use information from Google Maps, so any names you copied from there will have to be removed. Leaving that data in OSM is a danger to our project. I know it's not fun, but please remove these names again. Having a very costly lawsuit for a brech of copyright is definitely even less fun.

Ersthilfe about 3 years ago

Hi,

schau am besten mal auf http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:OpenStreetMap_benutzen ob Du da fündig wirst.

Queensland DCDB as an iD background about 3 years ago

I don't have the time for a detailed look at the moment, but my impression from reading your blog entry: That's really cool stuff! Thanks for sharing

US County Roads (from residential to track) about 3 years ago

Well, the tracktype tag as I read the description is kind of a "summary" of the state of a track. The surface can be specified separately but is assumed to be unpaved except for tracktype=grade1. I would not use tracks with tracktype=grade3 or worse with a normal vehicle unless its the only way to reach my destination. I admit I had only looked at the western part of the way you linked originally; the eastern part I would classify tracktype=grade3. I also assume that road classification in the US is based on predominant use as it is in the rest of the world, other mappers may think different though. Personally I also don't use highway=residential for small unpaved lanes connecting a single farm to the road network and instead tag these as highway=service, surface=unpaved (or surface=gravel if I can identify it from images).

US County Roads (from residential to track) about 3 years ago

correction: was supposed to be tracktype=grade4