[Talk-us] USBRS WikiProject seeks volunteer mappers

Serge Wroclawski 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.

- Serge
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
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_U.S._Bicycle_Route_System
> , 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
> mechanism.
> 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!
> SteveA
> California
> _______________________________________________
> Talk-us mailing list
> Talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-us
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-us/attachments/20140531/65010752/attachment.html>

More information about the Talk-us mailing list