[talk-au] Discussion C: mapping on the street

Ian Sergeant inas66+osm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 23:19:30 UTC 2019

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On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 at 09:06, Herbert.Remi via Talk-au <
talk-au at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Discussion C: mapping on the street
> OSM is great. I showed it to an organisation as large A0 maps of Canberra.
> The largest size that I could print. The maps still covered the whole board
> table when I left. I demonstrated an android app to the CEO. They had never
> heard of OSM of course. "Its a bit like Google maps." I cannot tell you how
> often I have heard that. I hope it will get the conversation going. Thank
> you for everybody's efforts. :-)
> But to the point…
> mapping on the street
> It is new and exciting, with people in the cafes but OSM says the street
> building site. We have all experienced this.
> JOSM and ID editors are excellent, but you cannot take them with you. The
> ACTmapi Images 2019 are great, but they are almost a year out of date. GPX
> tracks help but the editing is post-processing. It would be ideal to
> correct the maps in real-time on the street. Canberra is changing so fast,
> it is hard to keep up with.
> It would be best to map on the street. When something needs correcting
> mark it with a comment (or photo) for correction immediately (FIXME). The
> app would run on the smartphone continuously showing the most current maps,
> can this be done?
> I welcome your comments.
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