[OSM-talk] Newbie - queries and usability suggestions
david at frankieandshadow.com
Sat Nov 18 16:07:40 GMT 2006
> I'm still waiting for East Anglia to appear
I've done about 50% of Cambridge now...
> Same problem. The way round is to be fastidiously (boringly)
> consistent on how you create the ways from the raw data. With new
> data I add the points, add the segements that are going to be
> part of one road then immediately turn it into a way (all the
> segements are selected), then add the properties (using the
> dropdown boxes in JOSM), and on to the next. Works for me (most
> of the time :-) ).
I try to too, but I forget that crucial button press oh so often.
> Not sure I'd agree on not naming the shorter parts of the way if
> it is the same road. Future versions of osmrender might be more
> intelligent about labeling & if you you don't put the name in,
> then its lost...
Possibly, though making them separate ways is the important thing at
I think I'd argue though that (a) an intelligent renderer would work this
out (e.g. a dead end of the same type leading off a named way has the same
name) and (b) you probabl wouldn't actually label this on a map anyway - the
intelligent human works this out also and it would otherwise be lots of
> Do you mean upload the changes? Thats what I do. I'd agree with
> JOSM's reliability, it's not crashed on me yet & I've used it
> pretty heavily since I started - the only time to watch out is
> with loading up lots of images & then it may run out of memory....
No, I meant "Save" on the menu. Uploading is fine, I just prefer to finish
> I've done most of my mapping by car,
Ouch. It's much better exercise and much, much more environmentally friendly
on a bike, and having done all those dead end streets in housing estates you
must spend loads of time doing 3-point turns. Unless you;re just doing main
streets or longer journeys when it's a different matter of course. I'm
trying to concentrate on smallish fairly well-defined areas at a time and do
them comprehensively. Do try it on a bike, and help our planet a bit!
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