OpenStreetMap Chicago Hack Weekend Report

Last weekend I was in Chicago for the second N-American OSM hack weekend of the year. This one, for me and Serge, was entirely dedicated to MapRoulette. We wanted to get the next generation code as close to ready as possible for release - and we got pretty close I think! Here's a summary of … Continue reading OpenStreetMap Chicago Hack Weekend Report

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Looking back on a fantastic OpenStreetMap hack weekend in Toronto

I am on my way back home from my first visit to Toronto, and my first ever visit to Canada – currently nursing a mild hangover with a Minnesota ale on a 4 hour layover in Minneapolis. All of this is connected to the second OpenStreetMap Hack Weekend in Toronto I was lucky enough to … Continue reading Looking back on a fantastic OpenStreetMap hack weekend in Toronto

Binders Full Of TIGER Deserts

The U.S. has binders full of TIGER deserts. Let me explain. Back in 2007, we imported TIGER/Line data from the U.S. Census into OpenStreetMap. TIGER/Line was and is pretty crappy geodata, never meant to make pretty maps with, let alone do frivolous things like routing. But we did it anyway, because it gave us more … Continue reading Binders Full Of TIGER Deserts

Post-Redaction Repair Tools: Maps and the Remap-A-Tron

Although the OpenStreetMap data license change from CC-BY-SA to ODbL is not formally done, the redaction bot has done its thing. It was activated in mid-July after rigorous testing and months of development to go over the entire planet, square degree by square degree, and delete any tainted node, way and relation or revert it … Continue reading Post-Redaction Repair Tools: Maps and the Remap-A-Tron

Life After Redaction: Detecting Remapped Ways

There are some pretty awesome tools out there to help with the remapping effort after the redaction bot made its sweep across the OpenStreetMap database. (Does this sound like Latin to you? Read up on the license change and the redaction process here.) Geofabrik's OSM Inspektor shows all the objects affected by the redaction. It … Continue reading Life After Redaction: Detecting Remapped Ways

The State Of The OpenStreetMap Road Network In The US

Looks can be deceiving - we all know that. Did you know it also applies to maps? To OpenStreetMap? Let me give you an example. Head over to osm.org and zoom in to an area outside the major metros in the United States. What you're likely to see is an OK looking map. It may … Continue reading The State Of The OpenStreetMap Road Network In The US