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"What you appear to be saying is that doesn’t provide motorist-centric features like “real-time traffic maps”. As someone who thinks the world would be a whole bunch better if there were fewer cars, I’m good with that. "
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news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

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It's been a while since I did some PostGIS / dataviz stuff.. 'Mappedness' of towns in OSM, with some useful comments (thanks!) openstreetmap.org/user/mvexel/

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RT @openstreetmap
State of the Map 2020: The call for venues is now open! Assemble your team and propose your city as host for the next OpenStreetMap conference! blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/04

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Use an android? Wanna pass time doing something that helps others have a means to not rely on google maps?

Check out the link below, install the app, and help #openstreetmaps improve their data whenever and wherever you may be. This app is pretty cool and it's kinda fun too. On #fdroid and... gurgle play store.

github.com/westnordost/StreetC

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I have browser extensions which force (cause it's the Right Thing To Do™), plus Stereo's HTTPS, means I'm not sure if it's HTTP vs HTTPS or not...

Anyone else find that OSM.org tiles are often pretty crappy and slow? I think it's cause it's HTTPS....

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#unpopular_opinion: lots of free-data projects like OpenStreetMap spend way too much time worrying about low-level APIs (map editing only! to the death!) and not nearly enough about the features that bring in users (e.g., saving 'favorite' locations). End result: the community is all downstream developments using the data without supporting the core project.

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From the reddit: "What's something you recently learned you could map?"

is very flexible! Don't be afraid to create your maps & tags

reddit.com/r/openstreetmap/com

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is an open source (GPL) augmented reality app for Android which overlays footpaths from on the device's camera feed and shows virtual signposts, helping you navigate. It is a research project and therefore, while perfectly usable for navigation it is not a 'polished' app with a really nice UI.

play.google.com/store/apps/det

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RT @openstreetmap
Are you a student who likes to code? @gsoc offers you the opportunity to spend some months contributing to an open source software project – such as OpenStreetMap – and get paid for it. Read on:
blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/03
We encourage you to apply! Deadline: 9 April 2019

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When mapping #accessibility in #OpenStreetMap the key wheelchair=yes/limited/no/designated is well-known. There are other features like road conditions, sidewalks, stairs, crossings, tactile paving, kerbs, audible traffic signals and ease of navigation on trails which can be mapped.

#StreetComplete for Android makes it easy to add new data:
wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/St

Open the settings and choose which "quests" you wish to answer.

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#OpenStreetMap has lots of #accessibility data.

Most of the data is not visible in the default style. Projects like Wheelmap make some accessibility data visible.

wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wh

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RT @openstreetmap
OpenStreetMap wins Free Software Foundation @fsf award for projects of social benefit! The award was presented by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman and accepted by Kate Chapman, on behalf of the @openstreetmap community: blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/03

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I've completely replaced Google Maps with the open source alternative OsmAnd (Open Street Maps).

I love that you can download maps for offline viewing and even mark places on the map. I've used it while travelling too.

Highly recommend!

#OpenSource #OsmAnd #OpenStreetMaps #GoogleMaps

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