[Talk-at] Road Network Improvements in Austria

Murad Vardzelyan murad.vardzelyan at bolt.eu
Tue Mar 9 08:06:25 UTC 2021

Hi there,

Thank you for your response.

We use GPS traces (private and non-downloadable) generated by our drivers
to improve the road network. You can find the details here:
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Organised_Editing/Activites/Bolt>. The
process includes detecting possible missing road candidates based on the
GPS data we have → review the candidates using publicly available sources
(such as OSC and Mapillary) → editing the map if the candidate is valid.
Since we operate in Austria, we reach to the local Bolt team when there's a
doubt, and they provide with ground data in such cases.
For now, improvements include missing roads, one-way tags, road access,
turn restrictions. We have plans of scaling the scope of improvements in
the future, so please feel free to share your thoughts on attributes that
need improvement.

We will consider all your suggestions and information provided. Thanks for

Murad from Bolt Map Production

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 1:36 AM Rudolf Mayer <rudolf.mayer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> thanks for initiating contact beforehand, that's appreciated.
> On 04/03/2021 10:34, Murad Vardzelyan via Talk-at wrote:
> > We are going to start improving the road network in the Austria.
> Honestly, I am very sceptic of (i) the need for this and (ii) whether
> you can actually bring in some benefit.
> I do not see that the Austrian road network is missing significant road
> segments. As others pointed out, likely what is missing is tracks and
> other similar roads - that I won't expect your drivers to cover, however!
> Thus, I am rather afraid of what side-effects your changes might have,
> if they are done in (i) an automatic manner, or by (ii) people not aware
> of local conventions.
> I do think that there are many other aspects where OSM in Austria could
> be improved, *besides* the road network. But it seems that this is not
> your focus.
> Maybe you could detail where you have identified deficiencies in the
> current mapping of the road network? Some examples would be great.
> This would give us an idea upfront what kind of changes you think are
> necessary.
> Kind regards
> Rudi
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