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

Dave Corley davecorley at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 19:39:08 UTC 2015


This is dead handy, thanks Rory. I've named a few lakes this evening
On 3 Jun 2015 15:29, "Rory McCann" <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:

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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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