[talk-ph] OSM contributions - some basics for a newby
govvin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 11:17:33 UTC 2017
I wouldn't recommend contacting anyone directly as it might be considered
an imposition, but there are many ways public channels to try getting in
touch with fellow mappers, and where others can pitch in to respond:
- the official mailing list (this one) - talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
- if you're on FB, check out: fb.com/OSMph/group
- OSMph has a Slack channel - https://osmph-chat.herokuapp.com/
- and then, there's the international forum at
- discussions can also happen at the changeset level.
On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:36 PM Glen Scott <paverne at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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  had
>> to redact data that was added from the map, that used this source for their
>> 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 or
>> OpenStreetCam  to capture street-level imagery yourself.
>> : https://github.com/OSMPH/papercut_fix/issues/35
>> : http://openstreetcam.org/map/
>> On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:42 AM Glen Scott <paverne at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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....
>>> talk-ph mailing list
>>> talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
>> /Erwin Olario
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