[Talk-us] Facts about the world

Eleanor Tutt eleanor.tutt at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 21:32:47 UTC 2015

Side note relevant to this conversation: I would love to hear from mappers
in the US who are collecting data "on the ground" - either by themselves or
by organizing mapathons and building community.  I can think of quite a few
examples, but I'm interested in hearing more about how and why people
contribute to the map.  I am awful at documenting and sharing my own work
(I'm trying to get better), and I imagine there are others like me who are
mapping US towns & not talking about it yet.

You can write me at eleanor at openstreetmap.us.  :)


On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>
> wrote:
>> Darrell,
>> On 04/03/2015 08:39 PM, Darrell Fuhriman wrote:
>> > Ignore the haters, we’re doing fine.
>> I don't know if that thing about "haters" is just a generic figure of
>> speech but if you should indeed believe that I have expressed hate about
>> anything, then you are mistaken (and I would feel a bit offended by you
>> branding me a "hater" - does that then make you one too?). If I have
>> expressed negative feelings in my message then they were pain or
>> sadness, not hate.
> The word hater in modern American speak is often used to describe someone
> who is simply expressing a generally cynical or pessimistic opinion.
> There are many local events in the US that don't get published to this
> talk-us email list, nor do they get added to the event calendar on the OSM
> wiki.  All of the OSM in person meetings that I have been able to attend
> have been positive experiences for me.
> I am in favor of making use of publicly available geodata to enhance the
> data that we collect on the ground.
> Recently, I've been deliberately incorporating exercising into my OSM
> efforts.  I often go running for at least a mile, then walk around and
> capture some photos and notes on my phone, and then run home.  I think it's
> great that if I use the RunKeeper application on my phone, then I can visit
> runkeeper.com to see my route overlaid on top of a map that is generated
> with OSM data.
> I recently added some trails to OSM through the woods (some of these
> trails were just built in summer 2014):
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/45.49406/-122.69378
> Multi-modal routing based on OSM data is also used at our local public
> transportation agency: http://ride.trimet.org/  I've seen improvements
> that I have made to the road and trail network propagate to this site.
> http://maps.me/ is a great mobile app, which utilizes OSM data to display
> maps on the go without the need for an internet connection.  I love seeing
> improvements that I have made to OSM data show up on my phone through this
> app.  I appreciate not having to pay through the nose for mobile data usage
> if I want to look at a map on my phone when I travel to Canada.
> I also just like mapping shopping centers and viewing the rendered results
> on the OSM website:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/45.51448/-122.79099
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/45.53583/-122.86951
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/45.44305/-122.80189
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/42.89235/-71.32614
> Peter
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