[Talk-us] USBRS WikiProject seeks volunteer mappers
emacsen at gmail.com
Sat May 31 21:06:08 UTC 2014
Since there is no signage for these routes, this is an import and should be
following the import guidelines.
On May 31, 2014 3:19 PM, "stevea" <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:
> OSM's USBRS WikiProject seeks volunteer mappers to help map new APPROVED
> United States Bicycle Routes. Please see
> , a reference and status report for the project. Effective immediately,
> USBR 1 in Massachusetts
> USBR 10 in Washington state
> USBR 36 and 37 in Illinois
> USBR 50 in the District of Columbia and
> USBR 50 in Ohio
> were declared by AASHTO as approved national routes. These are
> essentially equivalent to freshly opened Interstate highways, except these
> are for bicycles. Very helpful would be additional experienced OSM
> volunteers, comfortable editing OSM relations, to improve/complete USBRs 1,
> 10, 37 and 50 (in Ohio) by adding additional route members to a relation
> from a soft-copy map or text description of the route.
> If you wish to help build our national bicycle network in OSM, please
> contact me to obtain route data to enter into OSM. The wiki offers
> technical/tagging guidance, as well as acts as a progress reporting
> It is important to communicate your intentions and progress via email or
> preferably wiki. The project has established process and enjoys new growth
> by asking widely for additional volunteers, so please pay attention to the
> many moving parts by keeping communication flowing where it needs to. (Get
> route data via email, wiki update your progress). USBRS is ~10,000
> kilometers and has momentum to grow to 20,000 in the medium-term future.
> Help out by adopting a route near you!
> Though this work isn't difficult, each route might take a few hours of
> effort starting with an email. After you complete a route in OSM, one
> reward is to see the red line of a new, official USBR blossom in Cycle Map
> layer. Other rewards happen for on-the-ground participants (cities,
> counties, state DOTs, the public, stakeholders, bicycle coalition
> groups...), who see the route in our widely available map. This encourages
> more routes to emerge in a geographically friendly way, facilitating
> harmonious progress and further growth in our national bicycle network.
> To begin your contributions to this OSM WikiProject, reply using steveaOSM
> at softworkers (dot) com. Put "USBR mapping in OSM" in the Subject line
> and say where you'd like to map. Thank you!
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