Here’s where I post about OpenStreetMap, and other map / GIS related topics.
I am running for the OpenStreetMap US Board this year. I previously occupied a seat on this board from 2011 to 2016, then stepped down to focus on the OpenStreetMap Foundation board to which I had been elected. I served on the OSMF board for three years, but decided to step down in late 2018.Continue reading “OpenStreetMap US 2020 Board Election — My Answers to Community Questions”
I am running for a seat on the OSM US board and I hope you will consider voting for me! OSM US is a large, influential and forward-thinking community. Now that we have Maggie Cawley as Executive Director, we are uniquely positioned and qualified to lead with ideas and actions to keep moving OSM forwardContinue reading “My Position Statement for the 2020 OpenStreetMap US Chapter Board Elections”
I’ve been working on a new version of the TIGER Battlegrid, but haven’t had a lot of time to make progress lately, so in the mean time I’ve been thinking about quick ways to help mappers clean up after TIGER. I have a couple of ideas. One involves MapRoulette that will require a little bitContinue reading “OpenStreetMap How-To: Clean Up After Tiger”
A step-by-step technical guide explaining how I created the “Tesla Parking Lots” MapRoulette Challenge.
Tesla rolled out their v10 car software late September. A notable and much discussed feature it introduced is Smart Summon. Your Tesla will come find you in a parking lot. Tesla owners were quick to figure out that this works better in some lots than in others, and the reason why is better mapping ofContinue reading “KITT Come Get Me! Mapping Parking Lots in OpenStreetMap with MapRoulette”
More than a million people have edited OpenStreetMap (OSM) for the last 15+ years (and I am one of them). That means we have a map that is fantastic to look at in many places, like here at Epcot Center in Florida, USA. OSM mappers love to highlight great and impactful mapping accomplishments like Map Kibera and theContinue reading “TIGER and OSM, 12 years later”