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FedericoMena 02-18-14 06:20 PM

Any contributors to OpenStreetMap here?
 
This may be slightly offtopic, but anyway... does anyone here contribute to OpenStreetMap (... while riding around the city)? I've been doing it for a while, and it's a lot of fun. I carry an offline OSM editor on my phone (it's called "Go Map!!"), and that makes it easy to add missing things to the map when I run into them.

jrickards 02-20-14 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by FedericoMena (Post 16507217)
This may be slightly offtopic, but anyway... does anyone here contribute to OpenStreetMap (... while riding around the city)? I've been doing it for a while, and it's a lot of fun. I carry an offline OSM editor on my phone (it's called "Go Map!!"), and that makes it easy to add missing things to the map when I run into them.

Well, if you're going to ride around the city, watching Go Map on your phone as you go, you're going to run into a lot of things, not many of which are worth putting on OpenStreetMap. :lol:

I've seen it but I wasn't able to figure out how to make use of it for mapping purposes, and that might not be what it's for.

FedericoMena 02-21-14 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jrickards (Post 16511747)
Well, if you're going to ride around the city, watching Go Map on your phone as you go, you're going to run into a lot of things, not many of which are worth putting on OpenStreetMap. :lol:

What, me distracted?

Nah. The app is fiddly enough that you *need* to stop and use both hands to operate it.

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Originally Posted by jrickards (Post 16511747)
I've seen it but I wasn't able to figure out how to make use of it for mapping purposes, and that might not be what it's for.

I find it very useful to add missing points-of-interest (restaurants, shops, etc.), street features (there's a bike parking here; there's a gate there). Every now and then I'll add a missing street, or part of a street. Very often I'll add a missing street name.


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