[HOT] newbie needs advice

Suzan Reed suzan at suzanreed.com
Tue May 5 21:57:06 UTC 2015

Dear Blake, 

It would be great if you could answer this on the list as I have many of the same questions. 


On May 5, 2015, at 8:42 AM, Blake Girardot wrote:

I am going to answer some of this via irc.


On 5/5/2015 5:34 PM, Katja Ulbert wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a newbie coming up with a few questions, It would be great if
> someone with more knowledge could take the time to answer them. They
> don´t have to be answered here and now or via mailinglist, I am also on
> IRC #hot as katjaulbert. I am mapping in task #1018.
> 1) Paths: I have come across some that are obviously connected but there
> are small areas where I cant´t follow their course. Same with paths that
> lead into forests, where they disappear and reappear on the other side.
> Should I connect them? I don´t think it´s useful to have tiny bits of
> paths in the map or paths that lead into nowhere.
> 2) I need advice to distinguish dried waterways from paths. Waterways
> seem to be much broader and uneven and often accompanied from paths.
> 3) Tags: I cant´t find some tags that are advised in the task
> instruction, for example bridge=supension. Are there any presets I
> forgot to load?
> 4) Imagery: I use Bing and Mapbox, are there any more sources? Also, is
> there a way to digitally zoom Mapbox imagery? Sometimes it´s easier to
> spot things with Mapbox, especially paths, but it stops displaying at
> some point.
> Thanks for taking time!
> Regards
> Katja||
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