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

Sebastian S. mapping at consebt.de
Thu Apr 4 09:43:19 UTC 2019


When uploading your traces you can name and tag them to ensure they would be identified as coming from you.
For this you could also have a maproulette challenge.
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On 4 April 2019 9:45:15 am AEDT, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:
>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.
>>
>
>Welcome!
>
>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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