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Just joined the #openstreetmap community and downloaded OsmAnd~ from @fdroidorg ...

Why did I not know about this before? #nevertoolate #communitymaps #map #contribute

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Question: how can I get the maps from the Maps app to be displayed in Osmand? I mean, look at these two screenshots of the same exact place...
Not only the default Osmand maps look like crap, but they also appear to have caching problems (tiles take some time to be loaded when panning) which are absent in the Maps app. Is there any way to do this?

#osm #openstreetmap #osmand #maps

I went through the new sign ups to this Mapstodon, and deleted a few spammers. You know you've made it when spammers find you! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you see anything, don't forget you can report toots, and it tells me to have a look.

Specifically an app that makes it easier and more reliable to take better positioned geotagged photos, and ensure fuller photo coverage of an area.

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I wonder if a specialized editing photo camera app might be useful....

Going through some geotagged photos from a surveying expidition. And I'm still not 100% happy. The location of photos is often quite off. Good thing I took so many photos so I can deduce where things are.

When travelling, I get so much mapping done! When you live in Germany, nearly everything is mapped, so when you go abroad there's so much you can do!

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Biggest problem was still taking photos. OpenCamera is soooo slow. Some of my photos are blurry and unreadable.

Just did a pretty successful short survey entirely on mobile. Used OpenCamera to take photos (with GPS & directions). can show geotagged photos, so I worked through them adding the things I wanted to add.
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Happy Christmas!
Frohe Weihnachten!
Nollaig Shona duit!

This Mapstodon instance got a shout out on the telegram channel! Welcome new mapstodoners! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

In our modern world, corporations have too much power, because they have money, and money buys things. If the community gets used to donating money itself, we can wean ourselves of corporate reliance!

Firefishy, a long time mapper is trying to raise money to buy some scanned in maps of Namibia, to help mapping. Please consider donating!
gofundme.com/namibian-topograp

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RT @openstreetmap
Congratulations to our newly elected board members Tobias Knerr and Joost Schouppe! Also big thanks to Peter Barth and Martijn van Exel who are both stepping down after serving 3 years on the board.

Facebook can be a great resource for finding out details about venues for . Many bars/etc have a FB page, it lists details (website, phone, opening hours). You can tell if the venue is still open if there are recent posts.

I am warming to the "contact:*=" tagging scheme (e.g. "contact:website=blah"), rather than bare tags (website=blah).

A data consumer can deduce that something is a "contact" thing without having to know anything about the thing, whereas bare tags require data consumers to know, in advance, all the types first.

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Whenever I accidentally land on Sourceforge, my fears for what Microsoft *can* do to Github grow.

Sourceforge once was a great home for Open Source Projects. As was freshmeat.net. Now? A steaming pile of spyware, ads and popups.

This can happen to GitHub easily.

Ah well, it looked like we can't go through an election without disagreements. Is that good or bad?

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