[Talk-us] [OSM-talk] Announcing Remap-a-tron

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Sep 3 19:46:09 BST 2012

Yes. The 'flag as remapped' bumps the remapped flag up by 1. When it's
up to 3 that way is no longer shown to others. The 'Yes, I remapped'
sets it to 3 immediately, so as to filter it out until the next Fairy
Dust run (which is only once a day).
Flag as remapped: 1390 events
Skipped: 522 events
Remapped: 515 events

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
> What happens to the 'flag as remapped' or 'yes, i remapped' input by users? Do you store the responses?
> On Sep 3, 2012, at 2:34 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>> Hi Alex,
>> I am kind of learning this web stuff as I go along, so I didn't really
>> think of monitoring usage. I did install awstats on my server just now
>> which tells me I have ~350 page views on the remap page. This page
>> would only be loaded once per session though, as all the rest is AJAX
>> stuff. The number of requests on the geoJSON service that gets a new
>> non-remapped way geometry is ~2700. This is starting yesterday at 8AM
>> Mountain Time. I don't know how to get awstats to parse older log
>> files (apache rolls them over every day I think).
>> Martijn
>> On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
>>> Martijn -
>>> Again, fantastic stuff. I'm hooked.
>>> Do you have any stats on the tool's usage that you can publish?
>>> On Aug 31, 2012, at 11:17 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I want to add The Remap-A-Tron to the ever growing list of tools
>>>> designed to support the ongoing remapping effort.
>>>> http://lima.schaaltreinen.nl/remap/
>>>> Although this tool currently only covers the US, it would be
>>>> relatively straightforward (given proper server resources) to deploy
>>>> it for other regions or even worldwide, which is why I include talk@
>>>> as well.
>>>> What it does is pretty straightforward - at least for the user. It
>>>> serves up a Mapnik map with an overlay showing one redaction-deleted
>>>> major road (motorway - tertiary). By looking at the Mapnik map you
>>>> should be able to quickly determine whether that way has already been
>>>> remapped. If it is, hit the 'flag as remapped' button and you're on to
>>>> the next deleted way. If it isn't, you can either remap it straight
>>>> away - there's links for JOSM as well as Potlatch - or skip it and
>>>> leave it for someone else. There's buttons as well as shortcut keys to
>>>> make cycling through the deleted ways as efficient as possible.
>>>> The selection of deleted ways is pseudo-random so you might find
>>>> yourself looking at the same way twice in one session.
>>>> But wait - all deleted ways? Aren't many of them already remapped?
>>>> Yes, they are. This is where my Fairy Dust alogorithm comes in. It
>>>> detects with some accuracy if a way has already been remapped so you
>>>> should see mostly non-remapped ways. If enough people (currently 3)
>>>> agree that a way has already been remapped, it won't show up again.
>>>> Some more background on this tool is here -
>>>> https://oegeo.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/remapathon/
>>>> In the two days since I first soft-launched this through my blog, IRC
>>>> and twitter, the number of non-remapped major class ways in the US has
>>>> gone down from 1863 to 1692, and my hope is to get that number down to
>>>> zero in a number of days. If and when that happens, I can easily tweak
>>>> the tool to include non-major roads (there are some 15K of those not
>>>> remapped in the US alone, or so Fairy Dust tells me). The tool can
>>>> also be repurposed for other (re-)mapping tasks altogether - let me
>>>> know your ideas.
>>>> Let me know if it's useful / how it can be improved. The code will be
>>>> on github soon but I can tell you now it's not very pretty.
>>>> --
>>>> martijn van exel
>>>> http://oegeo.wordpress.com
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>>> Alex Barth
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>>> tel (+1) 202 250 3633
>> --
>> martijn van exel
>> http://oegeo.wordpress.com
> Alex Barth
> http://twitter.com/lxbarth
> tel (+1) 202 250 3633

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