New member here, having fun finding areas not mapped and tracing over nearmaps data.
I recently moved to Berwick Victoria but work in Warragul and used to live in Drouin. Berwick is covered by yahoo and nearmaps imagery so this makes tracing roads easy. The two country towns are a lot more difficult with no satellite imagery available at a zoom thats usable. Some towns around here have maybe 1/2 roads of the dozen and growing roads that exist. More country imagery would be great.
I am really interested in trying to get interest from communities to help out more. If even 1 person from each street/road helped with OSM all streets would appear and be named. I don't expect to get that level of interest but it seems as though not many people know about this great project. I only found out about it because I got a new phone that has a GPS built in (HD2) and was looking for GPS maps of Aus that weren't expensive.
Also my phone allows me to take a photo with GPS coordinates in the exif data, it seems that generally you map images to a gpx timeline which makes sense but being able to import images on to a map from its exif data would be of great benefit to me while going for walks without having to trace the whole thing. Does anyone know how to do this?
Last thing, anyone tried asking their local council for copyright free maps or mapping data they can use? If anyone has had success I would be keen to try, from what I understand most of their data is from the state government which is not free and copyrighted.