[talk-ph] OSM contributions - some basics for a newby

Glen Scott paverne at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 04:34:57 UTC 2017

Thanks Erwin, all noted.

I'm sure I'll have further questions on conventions or even basic editing
queries - is it best to ask here or via personal email, and if the latter,
who should I ask?

I've seen the PH conventions page, and finding it useful (e.g. tagging fish
farm pond "water") but one example where I'm not 100% clear would be the
pond dividers, where I see there are a few techniques in use, well at least
two (a) leaving some land between the ponds, and (b) making one large pond
and dividing it with lines tagged as embankments.  I see both in use; my
attempts so far have been to leave strips of land, though the embankment
line approach would be quicker.



On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 3:52 PM, Erwin Olario <govvin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Glen. Thank you for your edits. We're happy to have you.
> Google's StreetView, unfortunately, shares a similar restriction to its
> Map service, and also not a valid source of information. I recently [0] had
> to redact data that was added from the map, that used this source for their
> edits.
> MapCentral, and any other copyright restricted sources, cannot also be
> used. Either you collection this information yourself (an excellent
> opportunity to stretch the legs, and get to know the neighborhood better),
> or convince the data owners to re-publish this data on OSM.
> In lieu of StreetView, you might like to try out Mapillary[1] or
> OpenStreetCam [2] to capture street-level imagery yourself.
> /Erwin
> [0]: https://github.com/OSMPH/papercut_fix/issues/35
> [1]: https://www.mapillary.com/app/?focus=map&lat=15.91667&lng=
> 120.33333&z=10 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapillary>
> [2]: http://openstreetcam.org/map/
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:42 AM Glen Scott <paverne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm making some contributions to NW Pangasinan (I'm from Australia, my
>> wife is from Alaminos) and would like to discuss some "rules" and seek some
>> advice...
>> I think I may have already broken one rule re road tagging, but not using
>> the tag "service road" since that has a different use here.  But having
>> found the Philippines conventions page I promise to fix those indiscretions
>> in time...
>> One question is around legitimate information sources - I understand
>> Google Maps can't be used - but can street view be used (great for seeing
>> the name of auditoriums etc.)?
>> Can Mapcentral be used for Barangay names and borders or is there a
>> better source?  I see the Mapcentral borders differ considerably to the
>> Google Maps borders.
>> I've sent one email to Alaminos City town hall re street names - no
>> response to date but will give them a call of I don't hear from them over
>> the next week.  Any other sources of street names?  Post office?  I'll be
>> there next March and can always ask people on the street, though some of
>> the streets in new sub-divisions don't appear to have houses yet....
>> Regards
>> Glen
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