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A multi billion dollar company emails OSS devs they never paid a cent to demanding a response for free within 24 hours with lots of info 😂

I've decided to stop being scared of databases

Just written a quick MapWithAI server, it's actually a really good way to get data into JOSM.

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I've never felt optimistic for the future before.

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The GB national mapping organisation (Ordinance Survey) is now using (some) OSM data.

And the tool to make TransXChange files?

Spreadsheet macros

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So the UK gov mandates bus data to be release by operators in a custom format (TransXChange). The docs recommend getting the bus stop ref from OpenStreetMap...

We only have some refs from an outdated import, but it wasn't even a universal import only some regions did it.

Quite proud of some of the work I've done in Gunville lately. Including one of the new residential areas, where I've managed to add some address address nodes where some buildings haven't finished being built, or even started in a couple of cases.


BTW, you're all my friends! Especially if I've never met you AFK.

(Unless I've told you otherwise :p)

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Sometimes read the mailing lists and just go WTF.

Also theses almost certainly shouldn't be tagged as caravan sites you can't bring your own caravan. What would be a better tag?

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Address work is almost done, need 1 more survey to get the last few.
Got some bin data already, will upload it later.
Would be interesting to map the individual camp pitches, but the imagery isn't good enough to see them.

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Sounds like a horrendous place to work, with them gloating only 8 employees for a supermarket, 12 hour shifts and (basically) minimum wage.

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