mcld has commented on the following diary entries
|Making the switch from Wikimapia to OpenStreetMap||about 1 year ago||
Jat this is such a heartwarming message. It's really nice to be reminded of the good effects that OSM editing has. Welcome to OSM and I hope you enjoy the community!
|Proposed mechanical edit: surface=woodchip to surface=woodchips||over 1 year ago||
Hi - I'm not in favour of this.
So I would argue that the wiki entry should be changed. That's not necessarily your responsibility Mateusz, but I would certainly say that your proposed mechanical edit would be unproductive. I promise that people will carry on using "woodchip" - because it's the correct english term - until the key gets popular enough to have presets, which is some way in the future.
|Initial activity and retention of first-time HOT contributors||over 1 year ago||
Martin this is fantastic analysis, thanks!
One possibility, regarding the difference between Missing Maps and the other projects, is that the newcomers might be coming from different "constituencies" - i.e. the newcomers might be inherently different before they start. I know that all of the projects have benefited greatly from having people come in through their MSF / Red Cross / other NGO participation, but it was particularly true for MM, and maybe that affects the continued engagement levels you're seeing. Just a thought.
|#OpenBeerMap a 1 an !||over 1 year ago||
Hi - hmmmm, in the UK an amenity=cafe is not a place to get beer...
|Is it the moment for OpenStreetMap?||over 1 year ago||
Another +1000 from me; this puts it very well.
|(No Subject In Particular)||over 1 year ago||
|First mapping. Higham, Lancs, UK||over 1 year ago||
Burt - regarding that stream, the link takes you to a view where the object is "highlighted", which means that it shows up in orange. Is that what you mean about the different view?
When you're looking at that view, you should be able to click the usual "Edit" button in the top-left of the website and edit the way. If you have any problems reversing it then give us a shout, and let us know which editor you're using (iD? JOSM?)
|First mapping. Higham, Lancs, UK||over 1 year ago||
Higham! I did a lot of Higham mapping! Thanks for adding more detail :)
|XD||over 1 year ago||
|Observations during a HOT task||over 1 year ago||
Hi - just a couple of responses:
In HOT tasks we do get a good proportion of enthusiastic newcomers, who sometimes don't understand the routing aspect of mapping. It's a job we have, to educate contributors. If you have the time, please feel free to send a (friendly!) message to the mapper who did that.
Not as remote as you might think: maybe it's unlikely the locals will correct it, but some of the NGOs that actively use our mapping will do so.
That doesn't sound right. There are lots of countryside roads here in Britain where vehicles can't pass each other, yet they're definitely not tracks.
My opinion is that if you cannot decide the classification, you should use highway=road which means "Road with an unknown classification".
|This is a Test||over 1 year ago||
|Improving the OSM map - Why don't we? ||over 1 year ago||
In this case OSM's tagging is working very well, and your problem is very clearly explained: your Garmin is not presenting the information in the way that you want. Put the blame in the correct place.
|Improving the OSM map - Why don't we? ||almost 2 years ago||
Marc, if you think that a chain tool is very basic to a bicycle repair station, then surely it is very useful for someone to tag that there isn't a chain tool? Since otherwise, people such as yourself would assume that there is one.
In general it's useful to tag whenever an object has a property that deviates from the "default". The "default" often depends on assumptions (which should ideally be written down, e.g. in the wiki) or local laws/rules.
|Power Generation tagging, and a rather neat way of tagging wind farms||almost 2 years ago||
Oh I like this use of the site relation - neat
|The trouble with the ODbL - summarized||about 2 years ago||
Firstly let's all assume good faith. Take the document on its merits, don't accuse it of being spun simply because it's funded. That said:
Alex, regarding point 3, the OSMF Community Guidelines do in fact help to define "Substantial" and "Produced Work":
I know these guidelines are not part of the licence, but as guidelines officially endorsed by OSMF, I would expect most jurisdictions to consider them as normative.
It's not really appropriate for you to call it "guesswork" when some people in OSMF have specifically worked to produce concrete, quantitative guidance.
|Thank you for your trust!||about 2 years ago||
Simon, let me say thank you for all your work!
|London: Searching for Globe Town||about 2 years ago||
UPDATE: thanks to the National Library of Scotland for providing old OS maps as slippy maps. I happened to notice the old OS map has a label for Globe Town, so I decided to use that as a good guide for placement.
|Vital signs of maps - monthly maps of mapping progress in Iceland||about 2 years ago||
En flott :)
|Who drew this street or: A rant about the "history" feature of OSM||about 2 years ago||
IOOI, I think many of us want the feature you've described, and have wanted it for years. However there's a technical issue holding it back. Changesets have bounding boxes (bboxes) stored in their basic metadata, so it's very easy to run a database query to find "all changesets that cover this area". Unfortunately, if you want to find out if a particular changeset actually affects an area, you can't just look at the changeset metadata - you'd need to retrieve all the nodes/ways/relations affected in the changeset, and recurse down into the objects they contain or no-longer-contain, and then see if any of those lies in the area. Technically possible but a total pain to code properly, and even harder to make efficient, I guess!
The OWL service was a great idea for a better history tab. As far as I can tell they put a load of effort in but then it didn't progress further. Not sure why. Probably just the amount of volunteer effort available.
|Just noticed I've passed 350 edits||about 2 years ago||
Congratulations! Happy 350th! :)
iD is fine for a lot of purposes. The main times you start to need JOSM are when you're doing big jobs like tracing hundreds of buildings. That's when JOSM's advanced features make the workflow faster, but of course it takes time to learn it.