Hello from the #OpenStreetMap hack weekend in Karlsruhe!
You know, you won at the game called #openstreetmap when
> Not even StreetComplete has any quests anymore in my area. :(
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: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/GOwin/diary/47558 @MapAmorePH
Question: could an AP implementation of #openstreetmap exist? I can see many advantages, but I am not aware of the tech limits.
"Commons on #OSM"
A little webpage from the #Wikimedia Commons folk, showing geotagged photos on an #OpenStreetMap base map. Explore commons photos in your area! (Keep zooming in)
This looks cool. An big (public domain) physical map of the world, in a projection that's more "equal".
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 #OpenStreetMap 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.
Within days of the Brumadinho dam disaster, OpenStreetMap contributors were able to use Sentinel-2 imagery to produce a detailed outline of the mudflow: http://www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/multitemp/?p=14818 as highlighted on this map created to illustrate the wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brumadinho_dam_disaster
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!
@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
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?
Minh Nguyen, what it means to be a "grassroots mapper" on #OpenStreetMap :
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?