[OSM-talk] mapping outside Europe

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 19:38:24 UTC 2020

> a more important issue (I would call it "mapping outside Europe", hence
> the subject) is for me each and every (photo)graphic explanation of the
> tagging values.  take `highway`
> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway).  text are fine,
> really, but the associated pictures seem all taken in Europe, or North
> America, they have more chances to confuse the mapper based in Africa or
> South America, than helping them.

Problems such as this are easily solved by creating wiki pages for
certain areas, such as

The Flemish-speaking community created
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/NL:How_to_map_a (inspired by the
German https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:How_to_map_a). We also
have dedicated pages such as
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/NL:Jaagpad to explain typical
Belgian/Flemish situations.

Since OSM is a do-ocracy, do not complain, but write the wiki page you
want to see. As soon as you start a group of pages in a certain
language, you might get more people on board.



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