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#1 2019-01-08 00:51:39

andrewwiseman
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Registered: 2017-02-28
Posts: 18

Road network improvements

Hello,

My name is Andrew Wiseman, I work for Apple on the maps team. My team is interested in doing some work on the road network in Bulgaria on OpenStreetMap, things like adding missing roads, making sure roads connect properly, fixing incorrect alignments with GPS traces, ensuring road classifications are consistent, and other similar issues.

Are there places you know of that need improvement or types of problems you see frequently? And are there any imagery sources you'd recommend, any specific highway classification guidelines you recommend, or anything else that might help? I've seen https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bg: … t_Bulgaria and https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bg: … ътна_мрежа

We have a Github page here about the project: https://github.com/osmlab/appledata/issues/136

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Thank you,

Andrew

Apple, Inc.

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Здравейте,

Казвам се Андрю Уайзман, работя за Apple в екипа за карти. Моят екип се интересува от работата по пътната мрежа в България на OpenStreetMap, неща като добавяне на липсващи пътища, осигуряване на правилното свързване на пътищата, коригиране на неправилни подреждания с GPS следи, осигуряване на последователност на класификациите по пътищата и други подобни проблеми.

Има ли места, за които знаете, че се нуждаете от подобрение или видове проблеми, които виждате често? Имате ли някакви източници на изображения, които бихте препоръчали, някои специфични насоки за класифициране на магистрали, които препоръчвате, или нещо друго, което може да помогне? Виждал съм https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bg: … t_Bulgaria и https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bg: … ътна_мрежа

Тук имаме Github страница за проекта: https://github.com/osmlab/appledata/issues/136

Благодаря ти,

Andrew

Apple, Inc.

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#2 2019-01-09 18:20:22

saintam1
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Registered: 2014-11-09
Posts: 22

Re: Road network improvements

Hi Andrew,

That's great news! Personally I don't know of a specific region that's more in need of attention than the rest -- all I can say is the bigger towns and cities tend to be better mapped, and so roads in their immediate vicinity are probably better mapped overall.

In know that in Sofia, in recent months, ESRI World Imagery is probably the best, though it's shifted by a few meters. Bing is better aligned but older. All 3 of Bing, Mapbox and ESRI are useful.

OpenAerialMap has some drone imagery, though I guess that's realyl useful for urban areas.

Let us know how it goes!
Cheers

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#3 2019-01-11 20:40:48

andrewwiseman
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Registered: 2017-02-28
Posts: 18

Re: Road network improvements

Thanks saintam1, that's god to know! We'll use the OSM and Strava GPS traces where available to help align things.

Andrew

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