[talk-au] Large contribution to update OSM rural / offroad tracks in Australia

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 22:45:15 UTC 2019

On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 at 16:00, James Nuccio <j.nuccio at newtracs.com.au> wrote:

> I'm relatively new to using and contributing to OSM but must say I'm
> really getting into it.  I am currently building a navigation app targeted
> towards the 4wding market which makes use of OSM.  Part of our offering is
> to geo-track our users as they navigate through the bush to better
> understand the 4wd tracks themselves.


Have you seen the smoothness tag?
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:smoothness It can be used to flag
how "off-road" a track is.

> A byproduct of this process is that we have hundred of traces to be able
> to validate the geometry of current tracks, as well as add new tracks to
> the database.  All of these traces are an aggregation of user data, not
> traces of individual users.
> I am keen to get this info back into OSM but I'm looking for help as I
> don't have capacity to do so myself.  However I'd still like the
> contributions to be entered under my OSM userid.

Just to add to what David said, the OSM gps traces are at
https://www.openstreetmap.org/traces, if you choose those traces will be
entered under your OSM username.

This then immediately makes your data available to OSM editors who can use
the traces to improve geometry of ways, identify and add in missing tracks
etc from your traces, to be entered under each mapper's OSM username.

Alternatively you could go with Sebastian's suggestion which would keep
your gps traces separate from all the other traces submitted to OSM.

With those gps traces available, either you or the community could run a
process to flag areas where OSM and your traces differ and create new
maproulette.org tasks, like Sebastian suggested. Any edits though will fall
under the actual mapper's username.
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