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Hello from the hack weekend in Karlsruhe!

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So I want to move to use OpenStreetMap for more of my mapping needs. This involves navigation, reverse geocoding and the likes. Does anyone have suggestions on (preferably open) services that provide this (web, desktop and mobile welcome!)

#Maps #Geocoding #Alternatives

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RT @openstreetmap
A big mapping party in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Lilac Street area was divided up and mapped in detail as described on @GOwin 's diary: openstreetmap.org/user/GOwin/d @MapAmorePH

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Question: could an AP implementation of #openstreetmap exist? I can see many advantages, but I am not aware of the tech limits.

Ideas?

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To the #degoogle and #deletefacebook advocates, the #privacy and #FOSS advocates, please consider contributing editing to #OpenStreetMap. I want a good and usable alternative to current popular #maps apps.
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"Commons on "
A little webpage from the Commons folk, showing geotagged photos on an base map. Explore commons photos in your area! (Keep zooming in)
tools.wmflabs.org/wiwosm/osm-o

This looks cool. An big (public domain) physical map of the world, in a projection that's more "equal".
equal-earth.com/physical/

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Found plenty of out-of-copyright Malaya (what was a part of the present Malaysia) maps, archived by the National Library of Australia.

The NLA freely mentioned these maps are out of copyright. Also, they provide download links in both JPG and TIFF formats.

Would love to use this (to improve for sure), but probably would hear any precautions before straight using it for mapping.

For obvious reasons, some places e.g. hamlets are now has disappeared.

nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233686880/v

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So I upgraded to #LineageOS for MicroG to make use of energy saving #UnifiedNLP Location provider with #MLS and #OpenStreetMap
lineage.microg.org

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RT @openstreetmap
Within days of the Brumadinho dam disaster, OpenStreetMap contributors were able to use Sentinel-2 imagery to produce a detailed outline of the mudflow: cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/multitemp/? as highlighted on this map created to illustrate the wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brumadin

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Is there any progress on bringing public transport navigation to #OpenStreetMap? The fact it's not a feature is basically the only caveat for me to using #OSM now.

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Have you considered contributing to #OpenStreetMaps? It's like Wikipedia but for maps - a map that everybody can edit! Today, the NSW Address Import project added thousands of addresses for West Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and West Pymble.

If you know those areas, check it out and start mapping!

#opensource #gis

What do yous think of the recent sign ups to the ?

I worry that a company could legally get it's employees to join, then 'own' the organisation...

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If you like using maps to plan trips (and sharing it with friends), you might find #mapy planning tools interesting, aside from the fact that it uses #OpenStreetMap data.

en.mapy.cz

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@3rik counts in #OsmAnd among the top 10 apps available from the @fdroidorg market place, and calls it the "Swiss Knife" of navigation apps. Three other #OpenStreetMap related apps mentioned were #Maps (a #MapsMe fork), #StreetComplete, #Transportr

media.freifunk.net/v/35c3oio-7

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If I want to tell someone about an alternative to Google Maps *in a browser*, where should I send them? OSM.org is extremely slow these days, and they display tons of notes by default. And I've recently learned that it is not supposed to be a front end for end users, just a repo for the data and a place to edit it.

So what's the real maps.google.com alternative for people just needing a map, travel reccommendations, etc?

@openstreetmap

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What's your #IRC set up?

I want something always on, and can be accessed decently on my #Android phone and from my #linux desktop It's OK if it's a web browser site for desktop. I have a server w/ root so I can run something 24/7.

I am sorta using #weechat, but it's pretty ganky. Is there anything better?

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