Someone wondered what's the largest bounding box in that doesn't have any nodes in it. That drove me down a rabbit hole. I didn't figure out how to do it, without just brute forcing it, but it was interesting to think about.

I use #ansible a lot and use ^--check to rerun an ansible check-mode, but for real.

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#bash tip: use ^foo to say run the last command, but remove the string “foo”. ^foo^bar means “replace “foo” with “bar” in the last command.

`anglosaxon`: new cli tool to convert large XML files into custom text formats based on the command line flags you give it. No coding needed
New tool from me, and designed to handle the 40+GB XML files we use in #OpenStreetMap
crates.io/crates/anglosaxon
github.com/amandasaurus/anglos

There are plenty of resources on how to get started in OpenStreetMap

RT @PickardJE@twitter.com

if there’s a worse signpost I’d love to see it

🐦🔗: twitter.com/PickardJE/status/1

RT @osm_ie@twitter.com

We are having a virtual "map and chat" event next Thursday:

Thursday the 20th of January, 8pm.

Join for some casual mapping and conversation.

osmcal.org/event/1135/

Location: chat.openstreetmap.ie

Password: open

🐦🔗: twitter.com/osm_ie/status/1481

(I don't wanna name something that and have to spend 5 years answering questions from Americans. No point making work for myself. 😛)

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American English speakers: Does “freebie” make sense to yous?

Do you understand it as something which is free, a giveaway or handout? What a tech company would call “swag”? What I send out from the OSM Promotional Material Programme, all those stickers I give away?

RT @sp8962@twitter.com

@lalonde@twitter.com ... And it reduces any FUD leverage google etc. sales people can use to scare potential customers.

In summary without being squeaky clean would have been a non-starter.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sp8962/status/1481

RT @sp8962@twitter.com

@lalonde@twitter.com It should be noted that it has never been about being sued by google / HERE/ Tomtom / and so on.

Being squeaky clean allows use without being concerned that you / your company might inadvertently violating a 3rd parties rights. ...

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sp8962/status/1481

Although the source map images we had were... pretty rough.

Left is what we had. I've highlighted the townland border in yellow on the right. 🙂

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Well this could have been awesomely useful for when we were mapping townlands in

RT @aboutgeo@twitter.com

More experiments with .js smart segmentation: extra polyline simplification produces cleaner shapes. Tracing map features with will never be the same 🚀

🐦🔗: twitter.com/aboutgeo/status/14

"huh my Internet connection is timing out"

*twiddles thumbs*

"I know! I'll do some mapping to pass the time"

hang on...

No mention of , and yet several of entities mentioned actively use and/or support OSM. 🤐
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RT @GISDevEd
GIS enthusiasts, I think this might help someone. This sums up the Geospatial data ecosystem pretty well and it might come in handy at some point in your projects or career.

twitter.com/GISDevEd/status/14

So yeah, maybe technically, if you squint your eyes, and you copy from GSV, and add things, Google Inc. isn't going to sue you, and the cops won't kick down your door if you do it just this one time. But the standard is to not do that.

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For years, the community has taken a “better safe than sorry” approach to what sources are acceptable, and erred on the side of not using something with questionable copyright/database rights status.

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is not a project to explore the grey areas of international copyright law”

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But you're forgetting something important about OpenStreetMap that someone much wiser than me said:

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And one could make another argument that “Well the GSV Terms of Service says one cannot do that, but if I don't think just visiting a website binds me contractactually to the ToS, so 😛”

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