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Fox Coverts

Whether fox hunting is illegal in the UK depends on your definition.

You can legally hunt and kill foxes, just not with more than two dogs. Summary:-

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Flats and Rows of Townhouses

There are lots of ways to do it.

For rows of townhouses (terraces) you can add a few addresses as nodes (like Friendly_Ghost says), and then connect them with a way tagged addr:interpolation=odd (or ‘even’, or ‘all’). That looks like this on the map:-– (note the dotted lines between building addresses).

For flats within a building, you could add addr:flats=4-10 (for the addresses) and building:flats=7 (to indicate just how many flats are in there). If the building has multiple doors, some giving access to different ranges of flats, you could add a node for the door, mark it with an entrance tag and an addr:flats=1-4 for the first door, addr:flats=5-10 for the second door, etc. (like on Cleveland House here - )

If the buildings are pre-c.1960, you could also look at using certain NLS maps for a pretty good, usable, copyable, addressing data. You can add them as a custom map layer in iD editor, and align them to the UK Cadastral. See here:

Maybe the “NLS - OS 1:1,250/1:2,500 National Grid maps, 1947-1963 - Max zoom 19. (London and south-east England only - grid square TQ)” map will have your local area on it?

Tagging and terracing...

One way around your farmhouse quibble. If a building definitely looks like a certain type of building, but is actually used for something else, you can tag the building according to its original purpose, and add a building:use tag for its current use.

Something like building=church & building:use=appartments sometimes applies. Or in your case, building=farm & building:use=house.

Back at OSM

Organic Maps is good -

OSM Relatify: OpenStreetMap public transport made easy

I too got a 504 Gateway Timeout error from nginx on relation 11318846.

My pandemic mapping project: Cheltenham addresses

Well done!

How to create a new category?

I would tag it as any other school or university (amenity=school or amenity=university); and make sure to include: operator:type=religious and religion=muslim (and a denomination tag if appropriate). If its name includes ‘madrasa’, include that in the name= tag.

See:- * * *

JOSM >> Extension Suggestion >> Bucket Fill

You might also find the balloon Josm plugin useful - available here -


Hi mcvillain,

Great screen-name!

I had a quick look at your changes, thanks for describing them in the changeset comments.

One suggestion - you could have a look at the access tags instead of deleting inaccessible bits of road or path. This is a way to say that the road or path exists, but it is not open to the public. You can even put a gate onto a road where it goes private.

Roads with restrictions usually display differently on the map, and routing software usually avoids them.

Welcome, and happy mapping!

Nuevos contenedores para residuos orgánicos

Eso tiene sentido, gracias de nuevo.

That makes sense, thank you again.

Nuevos contenedores para residuos orgánicos

En lugar de recycling=organic, esto debería tener recycling:green_waste=yes, creo. De acuerdo con, de todos modos.

Gracias por ver estos nuevos contenedores de reciclaje.

Gracias al traductor de Google también.

Instead of recycling=organic, this should have recycling:green_waste=yes, I think? According to, anyway.

Thank you for spotting these new recyling bins.

Many thanks to Google translate too.

Searching for electrical substations

Morning Scott - have you met ?

You can build and run very complex queries that should give you what you need. Here are some to get you started-

  1. - this one looks for any node, way or relation (nwr) with the word ‘substation’ in the name. I’ve set it for the Pembroke area, but you can scroll around the map and hit “run” (top left) to run it for other areas.

  2. - the one looks for any node, way or relation which has the tags power=substation, the usual way to tag a substation.

You can click the little circles to see the details. Or you can hit the ‘Data’ tab (top right) to see it all in a scrolling list.

3D Mapping

Do post some links!

I did a few oddly-shaped buildings in my area a few months ago, if you’re looking for examples.

Beginner's discoveries: Victoria, Australia

You can read up on how to add species information here-

Counting housenumber nodes


Counting housenumber nodes

Did you mean to exclude closed ways with addr:housenumber tags? In my area of a former EU country, they are much more common than nodes with addr:housenumber tags.

tracking changes will let you do this - it’s very flexible - you can draw an irregular area, filter the changesets in all sorts of ways, and get an rss feed out.

Symbol for wide Stairs

Barrier=kerb shows up on some map types, but none of the default ones. I’ve used it here for some 80m wide steps which are only a few steps high.

Begining of a mountain of a task

@SK53 - you can add the EA LIDAR images to JOSM (and probably ID) via wms:{width}&HEIGHT={height}&BBOX={bbox}