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Specialized mappers

Posted by mvexel on 5 October 2022 in English.

From time to time, I come across mappers that really specialize on a specific mapping topic. I was doing some random mapping in my state when I came across this very well mapped school:

school well mapped

This mapper, Chef7, has mapped lots of schools across the United States in high detail:

school well mapped

school well mapped

school well mapped

school well mapped

school well mapped

school well mapped

I love it when I see mappers who are very specialized in a particular topic! I myself are more of a random mapper, whenever I notice something that needs improving I do it. We need both kinds!

Have you seen any other mappers that are highly specialized? Are you one yourself? Please share your work!

Location: 40.752, -111.870


Comment from BubbaJuice on 6 October 2022 at 05:37

I map a lot of things, nothing in particular. I’ve spent a great deal of time on this high-resolution landcover in the Chiricahua Mountains:

Comment from Aury88 on 6 October 2022 at 06:03

I also love to map schools : Politecnico di Milano1 Politecnico di Milano 2 (some building with indoor mapping)

shopping centre (with indoor mapping): Il Globo Torri Bianche

hospitals: Vimercate

teme park:Etnaland

and research centre: Virgo(gravity interferometer), CIRA(aerospace research centre)

so everything that can be mapped from a good resolution aerial image but I like also random mapping

i mapped them years ago so probably I’m hidden in the chronology xD

Comment from Bravo_two_zer0 on 6 October 2022 at 10:05

I also love than mappers collecting data in very detail level. It’s so cool.

Comment from mvexel on 6 October 2022 at 15:47

I love the theme park @Aury88!

The indoor mapping is pretty impressive too. I never figured out how to do it. Are there tools that make it easier?

Comment from Aury88 on 6 October 2022 at 17:38

@mvexel: I don’t know…maybe…

I used JOSM and its filtering system.

Comment from Aury88 on 6 October 2022 at 18:04

ah! 9 yrs ago I also loved to map every single ancient wall in the archeological site of Ostia Antica xD

Comment from eliasp on 7 October 2022 at 05:18

I recently visited Ostia Antica and was highly impressed by the level of detail, so I wrongly assumed it was possibly an import of an official archeological dataset 😀

Comment from jonsger on 10 October 2022 at 18:46

I map many stuff but thinking about my specialization I would say: campgrounds with group_only=yes (the brown ones on OpenCamingMap) :)

Comment from Sammyhawkrad on 16 October 2022 at 19:54

I also spent a couple of years mapping senior high schools in Ghana.

I’m now focused on mapping universities in Ghana in high detail, starting from my own Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Comment from InfosReseaux on 16 October 2022 at 20:22


I’ve spend couple of months to map many power substations in France

With power stuff but also 450 trees, 422.3 hectares of grasslands, parkings… 16% of major French substations is covered with grass

Comment from kwiatek_123 on 19 October 2022 at 16:52

Me, I love making maps of the areas I know with a very high degree of accuracy. I try to tag whatever I can.


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