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I have heard "international recognition" as a suggested rule for OSM to use, but what does that even mean? "the international community" just means "USA & allies". I don't think Donnie Orangeface should have such a say on .

's long standing rule that "country borders in OSM match de facto physical control" means Crimea is shown as part of Russia, not Ukraine. This has upset people. I am totally open to a new rule. I just haven't really heard any suggestions.

The OSMF board has reviewed the complaint about in and decided to overrule the DWG. I am curious to read more (only a short announcement now), and curious what policy should use now for disputed areas/names.

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RT @sotm
Preparations for next year's sotm2019 in Heidelberg, Germany are in full swing.
Bridging the Map! For more details and how the monkey fits in check out 

So I added that new tag "🏳️‍🌈" to , and it has ruffled a few feathers!

If you're member of the Foundation, you should have received your ballot email for the election (I have at least). You have 1 week to vote. I don't think you can change your vote, so think carefully, or wait a few days.

Personally, I feel like there's nothing more to be said. I feel like I know where candidates stand.

This Foundation board election has been the quietest I remember. Have we stumbled on a better way to do it (with the longer time and condensed Qs)?

I'm having a lot of trouble installing node- (and hence kosmtik) on Ubuntu 18.04. The prebuilt binaries are unavailable, and it can't compile. I'm unable to test the -carto style locally... 🙁
Anyone else had this?

If you understand , RadioOSM (the podcast) has a 3¾hr (!!) special episode about the board election.
I'll have to go through that later.

It looks like the Czech community has a mastodon account.

One problem with using "🏳️‍🌈" as the key in an tag is that the wiki doesn't seem to like that as a URL/page title! 😈 There are undocumentable OSM tags! 😈😈

Gah! Why did I choose "lgbtq" as the tag when it supports full Unicode. I could have used "🏳️‍🌈" as the tag!

New site using , Quant Maps. It's got a nice clean vector style, with clickable points of interest

I have figured out how to make show the geotagged photos in the side pane, not a floating window, and learned that it will show direction of the photo if that's stored (which Open Camera) can save.

What () app(s) do you use to take geotagged photos for surveying?

I can make Open Camera only take a photo if there's a GPS lock and store that in the photo, but OC is so damn slow. I press the button and it freezes and takes a photo 1 sec later, so I've moved. Google Camera takes a photo instantly.

Arse. While traveling recently I used the stock Google Camera app on my phone to take photos. I presumed they'd all be geotagged, and I could load em up in JOSM and add to the things I took photos of.

But it only geotagged a few of them. 😢

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Update to the christmas category in OpenStreetBrowser: Outdated features are now shown with a red marker and a note in the popup:


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En OSM Town | Mapstodon for OpenStreetMap

A Mapstodon instance for the OpenStreetMap Community (English language)! This site is under construction, and may change. Our francophone friends have a Mastodon instance: