Re: [Talk-us] Categorizing Stores/Restaurants

2011-06-14 Thread Clifford Snow
I'm a newbie and I've come across similar problems. However, maybe the solution isn't so much in tags, but a need to normalize *if that's the right word the data. Your example of Sears is good. If I populate a store with Sears, why can't I get a potlatch pull down that gives me all the correct

Re: [Talk-us] Whole-US Garmin Map update - 09-06-2011

2011-06-21 Thread Clifford Snow
I'm trying to download the 4G version, but it looks like the server may not be able to handle the load. I'm wondering if anyone can put these up as a torrent feed? Thanks, Clifford On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 1:47 AM, Dave Hansen d...@sr71.net wrote: These are based off of Lambertus's work here:

Re: [Talk-us] Whole-US Garmin Map update - 09-06-2011

2011-06-21 Thread Clifford Snow
It appears to be working now. I'll live mine torrent up a week or so. Thanks, Clifford On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Dave Hansen d...@sr71.net wrote: On Tue, 2011-06-21 at 19:06 -0500, Jeffrey Ollie wrote: On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Dave Hansen d...@sr71.net wrote: mktorrent +

[Talk-us] Create GIS database for Non Profit Organization

2011-06-24 Thread Clifford Snow
I have been asked by a friend involved with Washington State nonprofit organizations with OSM could be used for a searchable gis database like the one in Colorado. You can find the Colorado database at http://www.coloradononprofits.org/gisportal.cfm. Are there similar OSM applications available?

Re: [Talk-us] Create GIS database for Non Profit Organization

2011-06-28 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Serge Wroclawski emac...@gmail.com wrote: Clifford, I'm afraid I didn't entirely understand the question, but will try to give it a shot anyway. On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Clifford Snow cliff...@snowandsnow.us wrote: I have been asked by a friend

Re: [Talk-us] NOAA Composite Shoreline

2011-07-13 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Josh Doe j...@joshdoe.com wrote: Has anyone looked at the NOAA Composite Shoreline? It seems to have much better accuracy (as in orders of magnitude better) than the PGS shoreline that was imported, at least for the small portion I checked in Virginia. Unless

Re: [Talk-us] Gnash 0.8.8, Iceweasel 3.5.16, and debian64 6.0.2 = potlatch 1 unsuable!

2011-09-05 Thread Clifford Snow
On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM, jeremy jozwik jerjoz.for...@gmail.comwrote: hello list, ive just got my 3rd debian machine up and running. i went to go edit some of the openstreetmap, to my surprise it was barely usable. CRAZY long lag in moving the mouse, keyboard shortcuts not working

Re: [Talk-us] Adding Tiger 2011 Data

2012-02-29 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Josh Doe j...@joshdoe.com wrote: Please don't any more for a bit. Share with the list your recent changesets, and the scripts you are using to convert the files. Also see the manual conflation article on the wiki for my process. I can send a link when I'm at a

[Talk-us] Remapping - help needed

2012-03-27 Thread Clifford Snow
I am working on remapping parts of Seattle. Road data is available, but there are a number of parks that will be lost with the license change. I'm not sure where to get the data for the park boundaries. I have enough local knowledge to get the names of the parks but not the boundaries. Any

Re: [Talk-us] NHD import

2012-04-09 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 10:39 PM, Martijn van Exel mve...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Remapping in CA, I come across some weird stuff. Here's some NHD 'data': http://www.openstreetmap.org/?**lat=35.17764lon=-119.12641**zoom=16http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.17764lon=-119.12641zoom=16 Either

Re: [Talk-us] Excellent progress, u.s.

2012-04-13 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Toby Murray toby.mur...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM, stevea stevea...@softworkers.com wrote: I don't know who's doing that work in Columbia on the Interstates, but they are doing it wrong unfortunately. While the ways aren't tainted

Re: [Talk-us] What happened to the license-change highlighting in Potlatch 2?

2012-05-01 Thread Clifford Snow
I think it was added a while back. I mostly use josm. I like the license check plugin. It seems easier to use than potlatch which seems to highlight every possible license issue. With josm you just click on an item on the list, right click to zoom to problem on the node. Then I usually clean

Re: [Talk-us] WTF happened to Bing's imagery of Mackinaw City, MI?

2012-05-08 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Nathan Edgars II nerou...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.openstreetmap.org/**edit?editor=potlatch2lat=45.** 78lon=-84.73zoom=16http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=potlatch2lat=45.78lon=-84.73zoom=16 For some reason, the city is blacked out, but the black only

Re: [Talk-us] mapping job - unconnected _link roads

2012-05-30 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Martijn van Exel m...@rtijn.org wrote: One thing I do not understand is why the script catches the false positive node 560176247 [1] (just an example, there are more like this one). Anyone with some SQL savvy care to look into that? I looked at those in

[Talk-us] Creating PDF maps

2012-06-27 Thread Clifford Snow
Can someone point me to an easy to use resource to create a map in a pdf file? For example, Discovery Park in Seattle is a great resource. It has Puget Sound on the west side, great trails, hidden ponds, a cultural center, a veteran's cemetery, playgrounds, a some of the best views of the

Re: [Talk-us] Creating PDF maps

2012-06-28 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM, Paul Norman penor...@mac.com wrote: You’re asking two separate questions, one is on creating a PDF map, the other is a style sheet that shows something other than what osm.xml (the standard style on osm.org) does. ** ** I wrote mapbook

[Talk-us] TIGER 2011 Data

2012-07-03 Thread Clifford Snow
I just found out that I can overlay the latest TIGER data (2011) on JOSM and Potlatch. Apparently the feature has been there for a while, but I just ran into it and wanted to make sure everyone else was aware. It is much better than running TIGER data through org2osm and overlaying it in JOSM.

Re: [Talk-us] how to select overlapping objects in Potlatch 2?

2012-09-06 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Toby Murray toby.mur...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Peter Dobratz pe...@dobratz.us wrote: A relatively new user has created a bunch of duplicate Ways around here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=42.732lon=-71.49769zoom=17layers=M

[Talk-us] US-Canada Border between BC and Washington State

2012-09-17 Thread Clifford Snow
I've been doing some work in the North Cascades National Park. It appears that the border between the US and Canada is wrong. Look at http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=48.9841lon=-121.743zoom=13layers=M It appears that the boarder sags to the south. I see tags man_made = survey_point which would

Re: [Talk-us] Remap-a-tron level 2 complete! Suggestions for level 3?

2012-09-29 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sep 29, 2012 10:05 AM, Charlotte Wolter techl...@techlady.com wrote: ****I also think it would be great, if we could focus on unedited TIGER. That would clean up the map a lot. There may be some technical challenges, but overal it would be a good thing. ****I know someone

Re: [Talk-us] SOTM-US geocoding/share-alike discussion

2012-10-21 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Dale Puch dale.p...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps some real world examples would help more people with understanding this. What are some clear acceptable uses, unaccepted and what is still grey areas. Perhaps there should be two answers for the grey area

[Talk-us] NHD Imports

2012-10-27 Thread Clifford Snow
I saw bsupnik's wiki page, http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Bsupnik, on importing of NHD into OSM. I'm working on National Parks in Washington State. After spending countless hours tracing in streams and rivers into OSM, I've finally decided that importing makes more sense. I'm wondering

Re: [Talk-us] NHD Imports

2012-10-27 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 5:13 PM, David ``Smith'' vidthe...@gmail.comwrote: Past NHD imports have made vast multipolygons which can be difficult to interpret without a view of the whole thing. This made particular problems for tiles@home/osmarender, which tried to render the multipolygons

Re: [Talk-us] NHD Imports

2012-10-27 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Mike N nice...@att.net wrote: On 10/27/2012 7:28 PM, Clifford Snow wrote: Before I bring this up on the imports list, I thought I'd ask the US community about their opinion about importing the data. I agree that it is a good idea to import NHD

Re: [Talk-us] NHD Imports

2012-10-27 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM, Russ Nelson nel...@crynwr.com wrote: Mike N writes: For your case, since you are comparing it against existing data and Bing imagery and possible consultation with Topo maps, it is entirely appropriate to use NHD data. In effect, because of your

Re: [Talk-us] [Imports] What to do with unnamed NHD streams

2012-10-28 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Paul Norman penor...@mac.com wrote: Background: I'm working on converting NHD to .osm format NHD is an extremely large data set. It's about 25G of zipfiles and all of this converted to .osm would total about 3 TB. This is about 10x-15x times the size of

[Talk-us] MapRoulette - Connectivity - TIGER tiles

2012-11-02 Thread Clifford Snow
Martin thanks for giving us the maproulette for connectivity. It's fun when you have some time to kill or would rather NOT be doing _ (just fill in the blank) Most of the problems are just users forgetting to make a connection, but some times there are other problems that would be easy to

[Talk-us] Help switching WeatherSpark to OSM

2012-11-07 Thread Clifford Snow
If you haven't used Weather Spark, www.weatherspark.com, give it a try. They offer really great graphics and data for your current weather. However they use google for their base maps. I've submitted a feature request to get them to switch to OSM. Please go to

Re: [Talk-us] Feature proposal: proposed expanded address tagging scheme for US

2012-11-18 Thread Clifford Snow
Steve, I suggest you start your proposal with a problem statement and then explain how your solution solves the problem. Otherwise it looks to me to be a solution looking for a problem. Do we have any data to suggest that the current street addresses do not work? Why is it just a US problem? If

Re: [Talk-us] street name expansion thoughts

2012-11-25 Thread Clifford Snow
I've been cleaning up are area of Jackson County, NC and found roads where the name expansion algorithm failed to expand all of the abbreviations . For example Yellow Bird Br Road. http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.36564lon=-83.24253zoom=17layers=M(not fixed yet) I didn't write down the

Re: [Talk-us] street name expansion thoughts

2012-11-25 Thread Clifford Snow
to capture other abbreviations. I'm not sure we ready to run a bot to expand names without first understanding the impact it would have on roads that have been manually fixed. Clifford On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Clifford Snow cliff...@snowandsnow.uswrote: I've been cleaning up are area

Re: [Talk-us] TIGER expansion bot

2012-11-26 Thread Clifford Snow
I applaude your effort to update the addresses. I'm guessing the size of the change set would make the current MapRoulette connection task seem trivial. I did look at your tiger.py script. I think br might also stand for branch as well as bridge. Also, I've seen mtn for Mountain. Clifford On

Re: [Talk-us] street name expansion thoughts

2012-11-26 Thread Clifford Snow
It might be because this road seems to have two type suffixes: Branch and Road. But the TIGER data model only allows for one so they shoved the first one into the name field. Ideally (IMO) they should have put Branch in its unabbreviated form into the name field. But I guess that would have

Re: [Talk-us] [Imports] City of Seattle imports

2012-12-07 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 5:04 AM, Paul Norman penor...@mac.com wrote: Jeff Meyer @ http://lists.osm.org/pipermail/imports/2012-December/001602.html How will you handle object conflation? Manually and methodically. The JOSM plugin Conflation, seems to work well in identifying node

[Talk-us] Seattle Imports

2012-12-11 Thread Clifford Snow
I've attempted to use the address merge script. However I'm getting an error message when merging. I'm sure the error is due to the operator not the script. The script hangs with an TypeError: must be string or read-only buffer, not None. Rather than pursue the problem, I'm going continue with

[Talk-us] King County Data

2012-12-11 Thread Clifford Snow
Jeff, Have you had a chance to look at the data from King County yet? Do they have more current addresses than Seattle? Seattle was as of 2009. Probably not much as changed as Seattle is pretty much built out, but there may have been some changes and additions. I remember the City Council

Re: [Talk-us] [Imports] MassGIS Building Import Start

2012-12-12 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM, nicholas ingalls nicholas.inga...@gmail.com wrote: In regards to this and previous imports, I have found that this is by no means the law when it comes to imports. In Canada we have / and still are in the lengthy process of importing canvec data for the whole

[Talk-us] King County Address Imports

2012-12-17 Thread Clifford Snow
Now that King County, WA has given us access to use their GIS data as Jeff Meyer reported, I have converted their address data for the entire county into smaller blocks. These are available on my Dropbox account if anyone would like to review the data. Just send me an email with your request. The

Re: [Talk-us] Tribal boundaries

2012-12-17 Thread Clifford Snow
You might check out nationalatlas.gov/maplayers.html?openChapters=chpbound#chpbound for boundaries. They have Indian Lands listed. The data should be Public Domain. The layer shows areas of 640 acres or larger administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM,

[Talk-us] Map Roulette

2013-01-08 Thread Clifford Snow
There are less than 200 connectivity issues to go. Who will get the final one? Clifford ___ Talk-us mailing list Talk-us@openstreetmap.org http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-us

Re: [Talk-us] [OT] Anyone ever talked about adding more Land Ownership data to OSM?

2013-01-09 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 8:27 AM, Andrew Guertin andrew.guer...@uvm.eduwrote: I plan to import VT town boundaries from that file at some point, but was not planning on touching any of the state boundaries (except to connect town boundaries to them). I'd be interested to know how well that data

Re: [Talk-us] BC/Washington border

2013-01-09 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Paul Norman penor...@mac.com wrote: On the west coast the Canada/US border is defined as the line formed from a bunch of survey points. These points can be surveyed or seen on imagery. I used the IBC positions for the points which are far more accurate than

[Talk-us] National Day of Hacking

2013-01-26 Thread Clifford Snow
National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event that will take place June 1-2, 2013. According to the website, http://hackforchange.org/ this events sounds like an opportunity for OSM-US to get involved. I'm wondering what others think of this event and how we could take advantage of it. --

Re: [Talk-us] Wilderness Data

2013-02-25 Thread Clifford Snow
SteveA, I'm out of the country right now but can wait to get my hands on the data when I get back.( Internet is spotty everywhere I've stayed. ) I've been working on US National Parks on the wiki, see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_US_National_Parks. My goal is to see all of the

Re: [Talk-us] RAGBRAI Mapping

2013-03-18 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Jeffrey Ollie j...@ocjtech.us wrote: Also, what's the best way to share this with non-OSM people? The route is starting to be rendered on OpenCycleMap, except that it doesn't show up at the scale I would need to show the whole route (and might get confused

Re: [Talk-us] Overpass API and T-mobile

2013-03-29 Thread Clifford Snow
I couldn't get it either on my t-mobile phone. Same 504 error code. Location Seattle, WA On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Roland Olbricht roland.olbri...@gmx.dewrote: Dear all, a user of the OSM readonly mirror Overpass API has complained about getting always the HTTP error code 504

Re: [Talk-us] Update for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

2013-04-25 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Jeffrey Ollie j...@ocjtech.us wrote: One question about what I saw on the wiki page. I can understand not wanting the public to drive on administrative roads, but are those roads closed to hikers as well as vehicular traffic? I can understand keeping hikers

Re: [Talk-us] [Imports-us] Baltimore Building Outlines Import

2013-05-04 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM, Matthew Petroff openstreet...@mpetroff.netwrote: Using QGIS, I assigned approximate street addresses to each building using a parcel map [3] and used the field calculator to clean up the labels and remove abbreviations. In addition, I removed all data that

Re: [Talk-us] misuse of the landuse=forest tag for national forests

2013-05-12 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM, John F. Eldredge j...@jfeldredge.comwrote: If you have an area that cannot grow trees, due to altitude, inadequate groundwater, or having exposed rock rather than soil (as with many mountaintops), then, in what sense is it a managed forest? I am not talking

Re: [Talk-us] Google Maps being praised for removing I-5 colasped bridge quickly

2013-05-27 Thread Clifford Snow
Let's forget about Google Maps for a moment that give thanks to the contributors who updated I-5 on OpenStreetMap. Alan, rickmastfan67, Sundance and katpatuka have all contributed to the update. It is dedicated mappers like these that make OSM great. -- Clifford OpenStreetMap: Maps with a

Re: [Talk-us] Chicago meetup during National Day of Civic Hacking

2013-05-30 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM, Ian Dees ian.d...@gmail.com wrote: (For those of you not in Chicago, I encourage you to check out the website for the national event [0] as there's probably at least one event near you.) Seattle mappers are taking part in the National Day of Civic Hacking

Re: [Talk-us] OSM Data Quality

2013-05-31 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Frederic Julien fjulie...@yahoo.comwrote: I'm working on a presentation and interested to hear your thoughts. What are the top 2-3 changes that could improve OSM data quality? That could be processes, tools, methods, training, peer review, attributes, etc.

Re: [Talk-us] OSM Data Quality

2013-05-31 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Martijn van Exel m...@rtijn.org wrote: and finally how do we make local communities work? Latter is super important because great local data (transit, businesses, addresses) is key to the usefulness (hey, another way of thinking about quality!) of OSM. Great

Re: [Talk-us] Take another look at notes!

2013-05-31 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 3:51 PM, Richard Welty rwe...@averillpark.netwrote: ok, i found report a problem on the map view for housing units in an area. i'll have to go find a map problem and report it via the GUI so i can see the full cycle. I only found two notes for the Greater Seattle

Re: [Talk-us] OSM Data Quality

2013-05-31 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 3:02 PM, stevea stevea...@softworkers.com wrote: Clifford Snow writes: First you need to define what good data quality is and second, you need to collect data to measure data quality. Once good data is collect then start determining root cause of the problem. Most

Re: [Talk-us] JOSM panning on MacOS?

2013-06-10 Thread Clifford Snow
On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM, Dion Dock dion_d...@comcast.net wrote: Did something go wrong with JOSM recently? I find I can no longer pan the screen with Option-click. What version? I'm running 5978 with no problem. I do have a 3 button mouse if that makes a difference. -- Clifford

[Talk-us] New National Parks Mailing List

2013-06-11 Thread Clifford Snow
During discussions in presentations at this years SOTM-US, participants expressed a desire to create a mailing list for people interested in collaborating to improving our maps of National Parks. We will use this list to develop goals and processes to improve mapping of National Parks. Joining the

Re: [Talk-us] New National Parks Mailing List

2013-06-11 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Kathleen Danielson kathleen.daniel...@gmail.com wrote: Quick question: will there be opportunities for armchair mappers to help, or are you only looking for on-the-ground knowledge? We are looking for anyone interested in helping. There is a lot of armchair

Re: [Talk-us] Neighborhoods / Zillow

2013-06-11 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Martijn van Exel m...@rtijn.org wrote: OSM has pretty poor neighborhood coverage in the US. We have around 1100 place=neighbo[u]rhood. Geonames has ten times that at 11,000 (feature class P.PPLX - not sure if all of those are neighborhoods) and Zillow has

Re: [Talk-us] Neighborhoods / Zillow

2013-06-11 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Darrell Fuhriman darr...@garnix.orgwrote: You'd end up with this: http://bostonography.com/images/misc/neighborhoods_labeled.jpg Discussed here: http://bostonography.com/2012/wanted-your-map-of-boston-neighborhoods/ True. I suppose part of it is wanting

Re: [Talk-us] Neighborhoods / Zillow

2013-06-11 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 5:47 PM, william skora skorasau...@gmail.comwrote: Given the subjective, fluid nature of neighborhoods - especially boundaries - where one neighborhood ends and one begins - may change from person to person, they are best represented as a single node in the area where

Re: [Talk-us] Neighborhoods / Zillow

2013-06-12 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Serge Wroclawski emac...@gmail.com wrote: Your reply really doesn't address what William is saying, which is that neighbourhood boundaries are subjective. I think we all agree that neighbourhoods are useful, but they're worse than political boundaries in terms

Re: [Talk-us] Neighborhoods / Zillow

2013-06-15 Thread Clifford Snow
I wonder if it time to accept that we are unable to reach a consensus. Can we agree to let the local community decide which way to proceed? They are in the best position to know the issues surrounding neighborhood borders. There didn't seem to be any show-stoppers in the arguments for

Re: [Talk-us] Neighborhoods / Zillow

2013-06-15 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM, stevea stevea...@softworkers.com wrote: +1: this is true for me as well, so I agree. Well, it is verifiable by what our local government says (through the consensus of public process, like City Council meetings) via polygons, AND by the more vaguely-defined

Re: [Talk-us] GNIS?

2013-06-16 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Thomas Colson thomas_col...@nps.govwrote: Is it preferable to keep the original GNIS tags if updating a GNIS object in OSM? E.g. updating say the location and elevation, everything else is the same. In context, GNIS mountain is here, but really it's there

Re: [Talk-us] GNIS?

2013-06-17 Thread Clifford Snow
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:49 AM, Mike N nice...@att.net wrote: At one time, there was a plan for the USGS to use updated GNIS from OSM, but I think that plan has become stranded on the island of license incompatibility. Therefore, even the GNIS id tag isn't critical IMO. At last years

Re: [Talk-us] Bridge naming

2013-07-01 Thread Clifford Snow
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Clay Smalley claysmal...@gmail.com wrote: I think it makes perfect sense to separate it into name=* and bridge:name=* tags. The bridge:name=* currently isn't rendered, but theoretically, it could be rendered differently and in a more appropriate/eye-catching

[Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-18 Thread Clifford Snow
We have over 200 mappers contributing to OSM in the US driving us to second place, but way behind Germany. Look at OSM Stats for the details. http://osmstats.altogetherlost.com/index.php?item=countries Second place is good, but I wonder what we could be if we made it our goal to increase the

Re: [Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-19 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Kathleen Danielson kathleen.daniel...@gmail.com wrote: Anyway, I think that a goal of increasing active mappers is really smart-- perhaps we could set annual or quarterly targets for ourselves? Tracking and publicizing the data monthly should be step 1.

Re: [Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-19 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Richard Weait rich...@weait.com wrote: This doesn't have to wait for funding, or permission! There are hundreds of OpenStreetMap ambassadors reading this list, right now. Are you saying that you are satisfied with the number of active US mappers? Really?

Re: [Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-19 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Alex Barth a...@mapbox.com wrote: The local dimension of OpenStreetMap was exactly why OSM US decided to do #editathons. There's one happening this weekend, join us. http://openstreetmap.us/2013/07/july-summer-editathon/ Our group is signed up. (Seattle)

Re: [Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-19 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Serge Wroclawski emac...@gmail.com wrote: We need publicity! Yes! Publicity is in my opinion one of the biggest things we need and should try and work on as a group. snip When I was in DC, t the Washington Post to covered MappingDC. The Washington

Re: [Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-19 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM, Kai Krueger kakrue...@gmail.com wrote: I think that is partly due to a failure of tools and expectations. Too many tools are still geared towards the initial large scale acquisition of data. There indeed you will likely have a pattern of a few contributors

Re: [Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

2013-07-21 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Michal Migurski m...@teczno.com wrote: We had excellent turnout yesterday in San Francisco with almost 20 people in Code for America's Ben Franklin room. We got a lot of newcomers who had attended the June SOTM and were interested in contributing, a near 50/50

Re: [Talk-us] Fwd: Postal Code Extract

2013-08-30 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Eric Fischer e...@pobox.com wrote: Or if you just want the US zip code polygons and don't care if you get them from OSM or somewhere else, you could just download the shapefile of Census Zip Code Tabulation Areas from

Re: [Talk-us] Fwd: Postal Code Extract

2013-08-30 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:12 PM, John F. Eldredge j...@jfeldredge.comwrote: You may want to double-check with the Post Office, to find out whether there is the possibility that there may legitimately be outliers in some cases. I don't think the US Post Office guarantees that zip codes will

[Talk-us] OSM US Chapter Board Elections

2013-10-05 Thread Clifford Snow
Just want to give my thanks to the current board and wish everyone good luck in the elections. The slate of candidates is extremely strong. It made choosing difficult, but reassuring that no matter who is elected, we have good people running the Chapter. -- Clifford OpenStreetMap: Maps with a

Re: [Talk-us] 'Michigan' lefts in Arizona

2013-10-07 Thread Clifford Snow
On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Martijn van Exel m...@rtijn.org wrote: So apparently these are not confined to Michigan. Anyone from the Tuscon area mapping these or planning to? Are there any other non-Michigan Michigan lefts? I know the intersection in Tucson. Last year when I was down

Re: [Talk-us] Current status with highway shields?

2013-10-09 Thread Clifford Snow
+1 In a conversation with a King County (Washington) employee, we discussed his project to create tiles from OSM to use as basemaps for King County and hopefully others. While he doesn't need our tile server, the shields would really enhance the basemaps. On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Evin

Re: [Talk-us] Ferries

2013-10-18 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Evin Fairchild evindf...@gmail.com wrote: Interesting idea, but since there's not a whole ton of ferry terminals worldwide, I don't know if it would be worthwhile to create a whole new highway=* tag just for this. I don't really mind the service=ferry tag; it

[Talk-us] Fall Editathon Seattle Edition

2013-10-19 Thread Clifford Snow
We had a great first day of map hacking in Seattle. I'd like to especially thank Martijn van Exel for creating maproulette.org/battlegrid. Our group is attacking the misaligned roads in Washington State using Battlegrid. For those that haven't used battlegrid, it is a visual tool to find

Re: [Talk-us] Fall Editathon Seattle Edition

2013-10-22 Thread Clifford Snow
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Lars Ahlzen l...@ahlzen.com wrote: By the way, I've helped hosting a few mapping parties/editathons in the past, and one of the things I noticed this time was how much easier iD is for beginners to pick up than Potlatch. Kudos to the iD team for making a

Re: [Talk-us] Admin borders in the US

2013-11-03 Thread Clifford Snow
On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Richard Welty rwe...@averillpark.netwrote: what i favor is going to a multi layer approach where some layers of OSM are ground verifiable things and others may not be. a consumer could choose to use some layers, and the admin boundaries (which are a real

Re: [Talk-us] Admin borders in the US

2013-11-06 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Jason Remillard remillard.ja...@gmail.comwrote: The inconsistency is caused by those that insist on defining the project in terms of things that can be verified on the ground. My definition of the project has no inconsistency. A free map of the entire world.

Re: [Talk-us] Battle Grid new improved

2013-11-07 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Martijn van Exel m...@rtijn.org wrote: See my diary entry, http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mvexel/diary/20338 The Battle Grid is now colored based on where many people drive, instead of simply urban / rural according to census CDP boundaries. Thanks for the

Re: [Talk-us] Ferries

2013-11-07 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM, stevea stevea...@softworkers.com wrote: A very big +1 to this. Posing a challenge to the construction of an accurate routing algorithm is a poor excuse to propose rippling through data changes for what would essentially be a one-off convenience. Greg Troxel's

Re: [Talk-us] Ferries

2013-11-08 Thread Clifford Snow
If we have consensus on what the US thinks is appropriate, then I agree that it belongs on the tag list. Does anyone have objection to bringing a proposal to create a highway=ferry_link tag? I'd especially like to hear from people working with routing (that's you Telenav) Is ferry_link the

Re: [Talk-us] Locations for State of the Map US 2014

2013-11-13 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Darrell Fuhriman darr...@garnix.orgwrote: Having recently visited St Louis, I think that would be a great location. Inexpensive, well connected by air, and with several charming, walkable neighborhoods. Plus there are a number of Universities that might have

Re: [Talk-us] Locations for State of the Map US 2014

2013-11-13 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Richard Welty rwe...@averillpark.netwrote: i note from the wiki page that SOTM is trying to go for a longer baseline in organizing these events. i think that OSM US should also think in those terms. it would be really nice if, during the closing session of

Re: [Talk-us] Locations for State of the Map US 2014

2013-11-15 Thread Clifford Snow
Just to remind everyone, we have a sign in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle that claims it is the Center of the Universe. On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Paul Johnson ba...@ursamundi.org wrote: On Friday, November 15, 2013, wrote: Seeing as how the “official” location of the lower 48’s

Re: [Talk-us] Locations for State of the Map US 2014

2013-11-15 Thread Clifford Snow
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Nathan Mills nat...@nwacg.net wrote: Sorry, the center of the universe is in Tulsa on the pedestrian bridge across the railroad tracks downtown. Also, Postgres tells me that the geographic center of the lower 48 is at 39.5359,-99.1558 (ish) That is only the

[Talk-us] Editithon Results

2013-11-21 Thread Clifford Snow
Has there been any published results of the last editathon? -- Clifford OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch ___ Talk-us mailing list Talk-us@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-us

[Talk-us] Change.org Petition to Keep Satellite Imagery Available for Humanitarian Relief Efforts in the Phillppines

2013-11-25 Thread Clifford Snow
A petition to keep imagery available for humanitarian GIS relief efforts in the Philippines. See below for info, and here is a link to the petition in English (the original link is a French translation).

Re: [Talk-us] Bing imagery update

2013-12-04 Thread Clifford Snow
Check out Bing Aerial Imagery Analyzer for OpenStreetMap, http://ant.dev.openstreetmap.org/bingimageanalyzer/. Someone posted a link about it on the Canadian talk list this morning. Another one of Martijn van Exel great contributions to OSM. On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Alexander Jones

Re: [Talk-us] Bing imagery update

2013-12-04 Thread Clifford Snow
are pointing to is actually a much improved fork of a much simpler thing I built a few years ago, so I can't take much credit for this :) On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Clifford Snow cliff...@snowandsnow.us wrote: Check out Bing Aerial Imagery Analyzer for OpenStreetMap, http

Re: [Talk-us] A new tracing layer for TIGER 2013

2013-12-08 Thread Clifford Snow
Eric, A big help would be to have an understanding of how ways are displayed on the overlay. I see different shapes and colors. What do they represent? I can help with the name expansion. I have a fair number of abbreviations that I've used in Washington State. BTW is your code at

Re: [Talk-us] A new tracing layer for TIGER 2013

2013-12-08 Thread Clifford Snow
existing, but were flagged as being outdated. Is it because they are not exactly the same as the tiger data? BTW, I really appreciate the work you are putting into helping us fix streets along with Martijn's Battlegrid. Clifford On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Clifford Snow cliff

Re: [Talk-us] GNIS updating

2014-01-09 Thread Clifford Snow
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Jason Remillard remillard.ja...@gmail.comwrote: If you find a problematic GNIS node (especially natural feature), you should consider sending an email to gnis_mana...@usgs.gov as another QA point for OSM, rather than just deleting it. Great advise. Can you

Re: [Talk-us] Local user groups

2014-01-15 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Paul Johnson ba...@ursamundi.org wrote: What's wrong with using Google+'s events functionality? Almost everyone with an Android and everyone with hosting through Google, is on YouTube or a gmail account has this. Paul, I've never even heard of Google+ events

Re: [Talk-us] Local user groups

2014-01-21 Thread Clifford Snow
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:52 PM, Alex Barth a...@mapbox.com wrote: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-us The reply I received back from Laura Blackett, Meetup.com, is show below. They do not offer any corporate sponsored group rates nor can third parties pay for accounts. If OSM-US

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