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Gotta love people who don't look at the satillte imagery and ajacent ways and think that turn lanes need to be fixed. :/

Posted by rickmastfan67 on 10 June 2016 in English (English)

Cases in point: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/39930495 & https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/39934184

Both people on took out the ‘none’ from the “turn:lanes:backward” tag. From “none;slight_right”, to “slight_right”. Now the info for that section is completely WRONG. The ‘none’ is there to indicate that the road there is splitting into two lanes. With taking out the ‘none’ part, it indicates that there’s only one direction the lane is going.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/39935935 Here we have them removing the ‘none’ from beside the ‘slight_left’ indicating there’s a new left lane starting.

Gotta just love who think everything is an error…….. ‘none’ is a VALID tag for turn lanes for crying out loud!!

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Android OSM apps

Posted by rickmastfan67 on 5 June 2014 in English (English)

I’m just curious, does anybody know of some good Android OSM apps out there? What I’m looking for is apps that allow you to get GPS traces, use maps offline, record audio linked to GPS trace so I can note when speed limits change, ect.

The reason I’m asking is because I just recently acquired a Samsung Galaxy Note ® 10.1 (2014 Edition) as a prize in the most recent OSM MapRoulette Contest that Scout & Telenav were running (Thank you Telenav & Scout!!!!!!!). This is the first item I’ve owned that has a built in GPS (well, I do have a camera that does have GPS, but it takes forever to update and it can’t keep up in real time as it thinks the last GPS location is where you are till it wants to update or you force it and is useless when marking speed limit changes), and I want to take advantage of it to do some mapping when I encounter new roads that aren’t in Tiger or Bing/Mapbox imagery yet (like a brand newly built Interstate as an example), or have a poor temporary alignment drawn in.

Also, this is the first time I’ve owned anything for the Android OS, so I’m a newb when it comes to apps (but I’m a fast study as I’ve almost figured out everything I need to know about this tablet in a couple of hours) and knowing which ones would be safe to use for what I want to do.

Also on a side note, anybody have any good offline game suggestions for Android? hehe.