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 #OpenStreetMap.
#OpenStreetMap'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 #Crimea in #OpenStreetMap and decided to overrule the DWG. I am curious to read more (only a short announcement now), and curious what policy #OSM should use now for disputed areas/names.
This #OpenStreetMap 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)?
If you understand #Deutsch, RadioOSM (the #German #OpenStreetMap podcast) has a 3¾hr (!!) special episode about the #OSMF board election.
I'll have to go through that later.
Gah! Why did I choose "lgbtq" as the #OpenStreetMap tag when it supports full Unicode. I could have used "🏳️🌈" as the tag!
I have figured out how to make #JOSM 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.
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 #OpenStreetMap the things I took photos of.
But it only geotagged a few of them. 😢
Update to the christmas category in OpenStreetBrowser: Outdated features are now shown with a red marker and a note in the popup: https://blog.openstreetbrowser.org/node/58
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