Recent Blog Posts

Tracing site plan on JOSM

By Lester Caine
Tuesday 15 of December, 2015
Posted to Openstreetmap Development

Having been given access to a site plan of my daughters new housing estate, using it to trace from seemed a good idea. While it was provided as a PDF, it needed to be converted to an image to use with PicLayer and I took the opportunity to rotate the image so north was straight up. It was fairly easy to shuffle the loaded image so that it's right hand boundary almost perfectly overlayed the existing boundary in OSM an…

Starting to log time spent keeping the infrastructure working

By Lester Caine
Sunday 23 of August, 2015
Posted to Openstreetmap Development

More and more time these days seems to be spent keeping the infrastructure working, and keeping a tidy mapping service for the websites is no exception. I can understand the drive to make material more acceptable to an international audience, but sometimes changes seem to be more one of personal preference rather than addressing the needs of a wider audience. We have a currently stable style on OSM, and editors which mirror it reasonably well, and there should be no reason that can not be mai…