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    Senior Member FedericoMena's Avatar
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FedericoMena View Post
    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.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    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.
    What, me distracted?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    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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