OpenStreetMap

@OsmThis: Twitter to OSM

Posted by sashazykov on 7 May 2014 in English (English)

I started working on @osmthis twitter account which allows to post any geotagged tweets to OSM as notes. For instance, it's possible to use skitch/twitter to publish photos of cafe bills. These bills usually contain usable information as the cafe's address, phone, website etc. To use it you just need to mention @osmthis in your tweet.

Examples:

This project is OpenSource. You can find it at github.

Comment from Stalfur on 7 May 2014 at 15:09

Looks very good, I'll add this to the Mapping Botswana guide for example!

Comment from Richard on 7 May 2014 at 17:36

Brilliant!

Comment from HannesHH on 9 May 2014 at 14:12

Great idea!

Comment from DaCor on 14 May 2014 at 17:16

This is excellent!

Comment from Stalfur on 17 May 2014 at 13:38

Tried this for the first time, not seeing any note. https://twitter.com/jbjensson/status/467372597605588992

Comment from sashazykov on 17 May 2014 at 13:59

Because the tweet is not geotagged. There are several non-geotagged tweets in logs. @osmthis needs to answer with an error message to these tweets, but this feature is not ready yet.

Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/osm_seattle/status/465578050831151104 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/sashazykov/status/466030016766021632 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/cq94/status/466516754278404096 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/ParvillersH/status/466518973006499840 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/liotier/status/466907488571645952 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/Repugeek/status/466949831618207745 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/ThomasG77/status/467031763030917121 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/Romain_MEHUT/status/467273068679659521 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/rjachnie/status/467273440454770689 Received a non-geotagged tweet: https://twitter.com/jbjensson/status/467372597605588992

Comment from Stalfur on 18 May 2014 at 00:07

I see, thought the geo-tagging could be read from image, my mistake :)

Comment from Rps333 on 20 May 2014 at 21:50

Sounds great. But just tried it, what am I doing wrong. I'm @rps333 on Twitter. Cheers.

Comment from sashazykov on 21 May 2014 at 01:14

Rps333: Your tweets are protected. Probably, it will be enough if you follow @osmthis, though I am not sure. We also need to allow sending tweets using direct messages. I will add this to todo list.

Comment from nuffy on 27 May 2014 at 11:08

Hi,

I just found this site and it sounds great to me. I agree, sending tweets using DMs is neccessary and in my view should be a high priority. I for myself would use twitter to add information to osm notes, but I don't want to bother my followers with these tweets. Can you give an estimate, when this possibility will be available?

Cheers, Nuffy

Comment from sashazykov on 27 May 2014 at 16:58

Nuffy, you don't need to bother your followers. If a tweet begins with "@osmthis" only those friends who follow both you and @osmthis will see it.

Comment from nuffy on 1 June 2014 at 10:13

I'm feeling old ... I'm using Twitter now for about a year, but didn't know that ... Thanks for the information.

Nuffy

Comment from 51114u9 on 4 April 2015 at 01:28

still works? I sent some tweets and does not create notes

Comment from sashazykov on 4 April 2015 at 03:50

The server was down and I hadn't noticed it. It should be working now. Sorry for troubles.

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