[OSM-talk-ie] Things you can do with the GSGS Maps - Lake Names!

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Wed Jun 3 14:28:36 UTC 2015


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Hi all,

I hope ye are all having fun mapping all those townlands! We've just
crossed the 50% barrier, and are almost at 30,000.

A new thing you can do with the old maps is map lake names! Overpass
Turbo can help with this.

If you go to this Overpass page http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/9Jw and
zoom to an area and press "run", it will show you all unnamed lakes.
Then "Export", then "JOSM". It'll have opened up those unnamed lakes
in your JOSM. Use the GSGS maps to add the name (and "water=lake" as
appropriate). You don't need to download any extra data. Upload when done!

It's surprising how many unnamed lakes there are in OSM, and this can
help you really knock some off.

I use JOSM's filter feature (
https://www.mapbox.com/blog/2012-08-15-using-filters-josm/ ), with the
query "name=* and water=*" to hide lakes that I've already named.

Happy Mapping. :)

Rory
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