Maps!

Here’s where I post about OpenStreetMap, and other map / GIS related topics.

Announcing MapRoulette Challenges for fixing up TIGER in Utah

I wrote a how-to recently on “Cleaning up” after the OpenStreetMap TIGER import. As a reminder, here’s what TIGER data used to look like when it was imported into OSM in 2008: Fortunately, the OpenStreetMap community has fixed most of the alignment and road classification issues connected to the TIGER import in the past 12Continue reading “Announcing MapRoulette Challenges for fixing up TIGER in Utah”

Create Your Own MapRoulette Challenge: Updating Deprecated Tagging

I am really proud of how far MapRoulette has come. It is now really easy to create Challenges mappers can work on together to improve OpenStreetMap. Many OSM groups already use MapRoulette to coordinate mapping activities—both volunteer communities as well as corporate mapping teams. Read for example this recent blog post by Monica Brandeis ofContinue reading “Create Your Own MapRoulette Challenge: Updating Deprecated Tagging”

KITT Come Get Me! Mapping Parking Lots in OpenStreetMap with MapRoulette

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”

TIGER and OSM, 12 years later

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”

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