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@cincodenada there is an OSM replication service which shares diffs. Its how everyone keeps their OSM databases up to date. In theory, one could put that on BitTorrent too, but i don't think the bt clients are good at removing old files

What clients support BEP 39, which allows a torrent file to be updated with new data?

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We gotta get the planet file shared on to share bandwidth resources

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Often when I want to settle and argument, the first thing I do is download the planet file...

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I wonder if it's sufficient to tag a medical laboratory, where blood check service, for example, is provided, using just healthcare=laboratory, like this one:

Note that it's not rendered on Mapnik. Only its house number is. And I cannot find an appropriate amenity tag to use.

ตอบเป็นภาษาไทยก็ได้ครับ Answering in Thai is also welcome.

#osm asked by @thep

cc @mishari @AkuAnakTimur

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So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.


@BalooUriza I used to just use spaces for everything, then I read that tabs allow readers to adjust the tab size. So if you have vision problems, you can make them really big. Or really small. That swung it for me

@xuv umm... “beginner mode”? I dunno....

@roptat @xuv I've used OSMAnd a few times, and yes it can be quite good. Since you can download OSM data beforehand, and save the uploads till later, you can edit OSM “in the field” 100% offline.

The "Quick actions" allows one to quickly add features as you're walking along. e.g. I've done this to easily & quickly add benches while hillwalking.

Personally, I'm so comfortable with OSM, that I want to add nearly everything, so I like Vespucci.

Whatever works for you. 🙂

@xuv vespucci can do nearly everything, it's a full featured OSM editing app. Which means it is not as easy to use as streetcomplete. But you can do everything

@xuv heheh. Sure. 🙂 belongs to everyone, even you. There might be something you want to see mapped, something you care about, and you have just as much right to have that in OSM. 🙂

Map all the things! 🙂

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The local -led initiative to map HIV facilities (testing, counseling, etc.) gay-friendly spaces on were featured on a local show,

The show is in Filipino:

Check out the project´s main tags using taginfo instance for the :

Tools featured on the show: 😉 , ,

Kudos to the project contributors, and their allies.

(I would have thought this was obvious and clear, but it's always good to be 100% explicit & clear. Just in case).

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For the avoidance of doubt: I was recently elected to the board of the OSM Foundation. But all tweets (& other social media posts) are my own personal opinions. They are not the opinions of the OSMF or the OSMF board.

I've added a detailed example of the input & output you can get with this tool.

I hope this makes it easier for people to explore OSM history, to find out who's doing what.

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@daniel_bohrer @ml @climagic Last I checked (years ago), there was some debian bug about this. I dunno what the status is

I've made a group for . Follow @OpenStreetMap and you'll get any toots that people send that way.

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