[talk-au] presenting #NorthernBeachesSolar pet project

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 22:20:15 UTC 2020

Nice work, would love to see more roof top solar panels mapped.

The Tasking Manager https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tasking_Manager might
suit this better than MapRoulette, since Tasking Manager breaks an area up
into tiles and you go in, choose a tile, complete it, then upload. It helps
track progress, avoid conflicts and ensures a whole area is done without
gaps in coverage.

MapRoulette works differently, it's based on identifying features already
which need some work.

> start_date=* - set to the date of the LPI NSW Imagery - or should this be
rather source:date=*??

start_date is when the feature started, so when the solar panel was
installed, you can just do YYYY if you only know the year or YYYY-MM if you
only know the month, but if you don't know you can omit it. source:date is
better for the imagery date.

On Thu, 2 Jan 2020 at 08:50, Sebastian S. <mapping at consebt.de> wrote:

> So far I have not worked out a good grid method.
> I go by suburb in my area and keep the file local until I've completed the
> suburb. Only then I upload.
> While offline I use a temporary area tagged as wood. I expand this box
> over the area I've worked through. This is just because I don't know any
> better solution. 😃
> If you want to see a map showing the modules you can use open
> infrastructure map, link is at the bottom of the wiki.
> I thought about making this a mapping challenge on
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapRoulette but so far I've not
> looked into it. I've got no experience with this but am happy to receive
> guidance.
> On 2 January 2020 7:11:07 am AEDT, Dion Moult <dion at thinkmoult.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 11:29:13PM +1100, Sebastian Spiess wrote:
>>> I'd like to present my latest pet project:
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:ConsEbt/NorthernBeachesSolar
>>> I wanted to share this and collect some feedback or comments.
>> I love it! I might do a bit of solar mapping too! How easy is it to set a grid
>> to know which areas have been mapped?
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