[Talk-us] Facts about the world

Mike N niceman at att.net
Sun Apr 5 02:41:50 UTC 2015

On 4/3/2015 5:32 PM, Eleanor Tutt wrote:
> I'm interested in hearing more about how and why people contribute to
> the map.

  It's just a hobby for me, a way to get out and learn some obscure 
facts about a place.   Most contributions come from a GPS survey or 
local observation.   Although I believe I could get permission from my 
county and an adjoining county for importing buildings and addresses, 
I'm intentionally not bothering with that import because I'm not sure 
who would use the data yet anyway.   (In the US, everyone uses Google, 
so they shrug at OSM).   In the meantime, I am adding addresses of most 
POIs / landmarks that I enter into OSM.

   There are now 3 major contributors in my area, up from 1 for many 
years.  One pulls extensively from survey data he collects from daily 
travels.   The other one has created some detailed landuse coverage for 
the region.   I'm ashamed to admit that he hasn't actually traversed 
each landuse area with a GPS, but is instead using Bing<g>, and by the 

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