S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Mon Jan 15 21:55:16 GMT 2007
Yeh, I am in northern hemisphere and month of mapping has involved a whole period over the Christmas/New Year when not at work. I only get out on bike at weekends, but am in fortunate position of being in area that has Y! imagery (London) and that has proved excellent for filling in details of an evening for stuff that is hard to survey with GPS - boundaries of parks, golf courses, cemeteries, water features, canals, rivers, etc.
BTW although Steve C I am NOT the steveC of a million+ points. He it is that has been involved in OSM longer than absolutely everyone else - and whom I believe to be already (rightly) starred.
I agree that chasing numbers is not a particularly meritworthy motivation - but it works for me. I do take pride in quality and completeness of the mapping too. As an aside I did note somewhere recently (just remembered - image of the week 27 Jan) that a tile in the area I am working on was one of 3 most dense map tiles.
OK enough of this. I am off for my daily fix!
PS: +1 to cutting out scripting efforts from the individual stats
From: Ben Robbins [mailto:ben_robbins_ at hotmail.com]
Sent: Mon 1/15/2007 5:22 PM
To: talk at openstreetmap.org; Steve Chilton
I don't no which, but I asume the stats that sit miles above the rest have
all been made that high by script inports/bots (whatever there callled).
Anything considrably more than about 5000 edits in one day I would be
sceptical of, and therefore about 150,000 in a month, although from real
users I would guess 50,000 would be hard to do in a month.
"Month of Mapping". Asuming your in the northern hemisphere, thats very
inpressive. The short Winter days suck big time for riding. Am I correct
that it is you that has uploaded ' 1021210' points? Because I pointed that
out in a post a few days back.. To quote myself...
"I also noticed SteveC has uploaded 1,000,000 trackpoints, nice one. Is
a call for one of those star things? (discussed back in August)"
>Sadly (as I may have said before) I get part of my motivation to
>get out on the bike or sit in front of the editing screen from trying to
>creep up the top 100 table.
Well it's not the best motivation, but if it makes you produce many good
quality maps then its a good thing.
In checking this I notice that the majoriy of enteries towards the topend
are autmatic uploads/bots/scripts (or whatever there called). It would be
nice to highlight these or just filter them out. (numbers 1,2,3,4,7,9,12,13
all seem to be examples of these).
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