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#1 2008-11-27 10:58:26

mtrax
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whats new on OSM?

would it be possible to have a sticky for any interest threads from the mailing list or new features etc..
eg JOSM or Potlatch upgrades ..?
or is there another blog with whats new or news etc..

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#2 2008-11-27 13:51:50

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Re: whats new on OSM?

What about trac? tongue


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#3 2008-11-27 23:45:52

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Re: whats new on OSM?

Yeah there is a lack of info about news and new features in Openstreetmap.  I some very low traffic blogs I read:

http://www.opengeodata.org/
http://slashgeo.org/ (very seldom)
http://potlatchosm.wordpress.com/

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#4 2008-12-03 18:15:01

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Re: whats new on OSM?

http://blogs.openstreetmap.org/ is worth reading, though the signal-to-noise ratio for news obviously isn't ideal.

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#5 2008-12-05 20:45:16

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Re: whats new on OSM?

If someone could publish some significant milestones monthly that would be useful even it it was just a link, I think this would make more people of aware of new features .

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#6 2008-12-11 18:21:40

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Re: whats new on OSM?

Richard wrote:

http://blogs.openstreetmap.org/ is worth reading, though the signal-to-noise ratio for news obviously isn't ideal.

There's a signal?

@mtrax:
Going to be lots of work doing that.. :-) But it would be very beneficial that's true.

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#7 2008-12-12 09:47:25

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Re: whats new on OSM?

emj wrote:
Richard wrote:

http://blogs.openstreetmap.org/ is worth reading, though the signal-to-noise ratio for news obviously isn't ideal.

There's a signal?.

Haha big_smile

Well, the only posting there seems to be SteveC and he's not posting much...


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#8 2008-12-12 10:44:34

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Re: whats new on OSM?

What? blogs.openstreetmap.org != opengeodata.org

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#9 2008-12-12 15:36:27

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Re: whats new on OSM?

Richard wrote:

What? blogs.openstreetmap.org != opengeodata.org

Oeps, excuse me. My bad.


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#10 2008-12-12 17:05:15

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Re: whats new on OSM?

Richard wrote:

What? blogs.openstreetmap.org != opengeodata.org

Having read some posts on http://blogs.openstreetmap.org today I have to say it is pretty good actually, but reading it you understand the problem. I think Openstreetmap should have an animated golden cross for cathedrals marked with coolness_level=10 and above.

Problem is what does mtrax want, just general news or musing about openstreetmap as the golden cross post above, or technical developments?

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#11 2008-12-12 22:35:34

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Re: whats new on OSM?

smile

One of the nice things about OSM is that technical developments do generally come from out of the community - like the wonderful 'Zoom zoom zoom' slippy map that just appeared. You'll get a better idea of what's really going on by following blogs.osm than you would just from a few headlines.

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#12 2008-12-13 12:58:36

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Re: whats new on OSM?

My main problem with the blogs is that the signal to noise ratio is way too low. All those people writing they mapped city block so-and-so or went out the door and cycled a bit, that's so not interesting to me. Not to speak about the many foreign languages. If there is a (blog) site where everyone can post actual news like developments, tricks, mapping parties and what not and sorting those items using tags and RSS feeds would make it much more interesting to me.


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#13 2008-12-13 21:56:38

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Re: whats new on OSM?

Lambertus wrote:

All those people writing they mapped city block so-and-so or went out the door and cycled a bit, that's so not interesting to me.

Yes that is my problem too.

I think I've posted twice on blogs.osm, are there people who document their mapmaking regularly or is it just one off occurrences.

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#14 2008-12-13 22:12:57

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