Washington DC has renamed a street leading up to the White House as “#BlackLivesMatter Plaza” 👍👍
It's on #OpenStreetMap already.
“field names as records of history”
Some first steps from an OSMer for showing field names in #OpenStreetMap in #Ireland, which can be an important part of #heritage & #history
I gave an impromptu talk on my “Top five #JOSM mapping tips” as part of #OpenStreetMap #ireland's #StayHomeAndMapIRL series.
Watch the video here:
I'll be hosting a video chat about mapping buildings in #OpenStreetMap in #Ireland in a few hours
Part 'me talking about JOSM & my tips', part 'social pub meet'
Date & Time: https://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Top+Five+Tips+&iso=20200420T20&p1=78&ah=1
#StayHomeAndMapIRL /cc @OpenStreetMap
#OpenStreetMap is a project of _humans_. That's it's advantage, it's Unique Selling Point. If the #OSM community listens to the siren song of big tech, and thinks that computer vision generated data is the future, then any big tech company will always beat us.
#Facebook is helping OSM *now*, but they can change in a heartbeat, and set up a compeditor map system, and they will always have more computer vision resources than us. If we play the “AI”/computer vision game, WE WILL LOSE.
Unsurprisingly the #OpenStreetMap Hack Weekend in Toulouse, France on 4→5 April has been cancelled because of #corona/#covid19.
I was looking forward to going, but cancelling it is the right move.
A week in bed with Corona will really challenge my "make one #OpenStreetMap edit per day" streak
So I ordered some stickers that you can use to fix any maps you see. 🙂
(Currently I only have English versions, I'll make more. If you want some, see
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org )
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