[talk-au] Hello!

Joel H. joelh at disroot.org
Thu Nov 22 22:19:31 UTC 2018

I took a look at the Meet Your Mapper tool a while ago. Pretty
interesting stuff, most of mine comes from lots of building and wood

As for the list, you should convert the dates into ISO 8601.


On 21/11/18 7:58 am, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> By the way - I started collecting the Top Mapper lists for various
> cities in Australia using my Meet Your Mapper tool[0]. If you find it
> interesting you can review them
> here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1axVjSpcCuD14AubLzA6E00fMxRLfXBHWPQvdijwsyUM/edit?usp=sharing .
> It looks like you are the #1 mapper for the Brisbane area :) (when
> sorted by number of nodes last touched).
> These lists are based on data publicly available from Overpass, and I
> haven’t shared the link more widely, but if you object to having this
> data readily available to the community I will unshare it right away.
> Martijn
> [0] The tool is at https://mym.rtijn.org/ and the code is
> at https://github.com/mvexel/meetyourmappers, a diary entry is
> at https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mvexel/diary/44833 
>> On Nov 20, 2018, at 12:32 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org
>> <mailto:m at rtijn.org>> wrote:
>> Hi Joel, 
>> Nice to make your virtual acquaintance. 
>> I noticed there was a bit of discussion as to how to snap _link /
>> ramp roads to the main highway. 
>> The Telenav team uses the convention as described on the wiki,
>> snapping to the main road where the physical separation ends or
>> begins. So the way you described it yourself is the ‘right’ way, as
>> endorsed by the wiki.
>> (See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_junction
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway=motorway_junction> ) 
>> In general, our team follows the conventions as described on the
>> wiki, and if there’s no clear decision, we work with the community to
>> reach one, and edir the wiki afterwards. 
>> I agree fully with your use of destination tags, but according to the
>> wiki they belong on the _link way and not on the junction
>> node, https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:destination#Where_to_use.3F 
>> Motorway junction nodes should be tagged even if there is no junction
>> number (not sure if those are common / signposted in Australia?) See
>> again https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_junction
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway=motorway_junction> The
>> destination should not go on junction nodes but on the _link road.
>> I have not used the placement=transition tag myself and am not sure
>> how it is used in applications, but interesting!
>> I hope OpenStreetCam (and also Mapillary) will continue to be useful.
>> For signposts and speed limits these are pretty much indispensable
>> tools lacking official GIS data that has this info. Telenav created
>> and maintains OpenStreetCam as you may know. I am happy to answer any
>> questions about it that you may have. We are planning to hold a few
>> mapping competitions in the near future for a few cities in
>> Australia, I’ll make an announcement separately when we’re ready to
>> do that. (Early next year I think)
>> Another tool I’ve found really useful for checking complete / correct
>> tagging of motorways is
>> CheckAutopista: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/CheckAutopista .
>> For
>> M5: http://k1wiosm.github.io/checkautopista2/?id=7985811&lat=-27.5645&lon=152.8959&z=12 
>> Martijn
>>> On Nov 8, 2018, at 12:06 AM, Joel H. <joelh at disroot.org
>>> <mailto:joelh at disroot.org>> wrote:
>>> Thanks for introducing yourself.
>>> A little while ago I fixed up the whole M5 motorway (and I believe
>>> some of the M3 as well) in Brisbane and wrote a diary post about it.
>>> Mostly with what I did.
>>> I was wondering whether what I did was correct, or if my method has
>>> given you any ideas?
>>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Joel%20Hansen/diary/43896
>>> On 8/11/18 4:10 am, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>>>> I’m new on this list. My name is Martijn van Exel. I am Dutch but
>>>> live in the U.S.A. where I work for Telenav. I already introduced
>>>> myself on Slack where I talked a bit about Telenav looking at
>>>> possibly helping improve the map in Australia. I am just not sure
>>>> if there’s folks here who are not on Slack so I wanted to say hi.
>>>> We’re not making any improvements yet and we will keep you updated
>>>> as our plans materialize. 
>>>> We have a page on the OSM wiki that has more about how / what we
>>>> typically work on in OSM: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Telenav 
>>>> Please do get in touch with any questions!
>>>> Happy mapping,
>>>> Martijn
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