[talk-au] Missing streets in Sydney

Mark Pulley mrpulley at lizzy.com.au
Wed Aug 31 15:20:11 BST 2011

On 26/08/2011, at 1:33 PM, Nick Hocking wrote:
> I'm sure all the avid "tracers"out there will deny this,but, I  
> believe that this is the downside to tracing.  Once an area looks  
> well mapped, there is little incentive for anyone to go there to map  
> it properly. I'd really like it if all roads that don't have names  
> yet (in OSM) were just deleted. Then II'd be much more inclined to  
> drive there and collect all the infomation.
If a road doesn't have a name, then it shows up in the No-names render  
- that should be enough incentive to go there.

When I went to Dubbo a couple of weeks ago, I printed off the no-names  
map specifically to get some names. A couple of the roads I had  
previously traced myself from Bing prior to going.

Also, on my last trip I did as much tracing from Bing as I could  
before I went, then got names on the way. For example, prior to my  
trip, Peterborough (South Australia) only had the main roads passing  
through. I traced all the streets prior to travel, then collected as  
many street names as I could on the way through (there are still a few  
names to collect). I didn't have time to drive every street, so if I  
hadn't done the tracing first, I would have had to leave Peterborough  
with no streets (maybe doing one or two streets only on the way  

Mark P.

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