The upload dialog in #JOSM has been changed with version 17833, to make a better use of available space.
After years of writing changeset comments at the bottom of the window, it is really puzzling. I guess we’ll get used to it anyway. 😎
Bus route 74 will start operations in #Brussels in a few hours. OSM data is already up-to-date.
This is an interesting moment, when the Transport Layer is being refreshed. On a few zoom levels, the route is half there and half not.
Last week, a Minister spoke about her intention to change the speed regime of a street someday in the future.
Guess what armchair mappers did…
Maybe osm.org will be down when thousands of mappers try to upload at the same time.
👼 Our great map has more than a hundred millions edits, it is definitely the most advanced in the world.
😈 I want to be the user who gets changeset #100000000
A question for #JOSM specialists.
Is there a way to see how big the bbox will be before uploading changes?
Today I was working on two different parts of town and I forgot to upload a changeset before starting to work on another. As a consequence it created a large changeset spanning over half of the city.
I am looking for a way to help me avoid doing the same mistake, e.g. by seeing what part of the map I am changing.
One more benefit: it shows streets with setts (bad stones, those are frequent in my city) in a different colour.
I also use this layer for Q/A, because it’s the easiest way to catch some mistakes in cycle tagging, for instance if a lane only exists on one side of the road but was tagged as cycleway=lane.
We use a new tag "source:maxspeed=BE-BRU:urban".
This is because the default urban speed limit in Brussels is not the same as in the rest of Belgium.
This tag has 14,471 occurrences in taginfo, making it the 21st most popular worldwide. 😮
Big reform of maxspeeds in Brussels as from today.
Only a limited list of boulevards will keep a 50-kph regime (possible more, such as motorways or very large boulevards leaving the city). 30-kph becomes the default speed everywhere else.
I spent several weeks surveying those boulevards, checking for the new signs and updating OSM accordingly. Our data is entirely up-to-date.
It’s December 16. Between now and Christmas, #JOSM will show a fairy animation on the home screen.
You can disable it: go to the advanced preferences menu:
Two proposals for small parking spaces have just been approved.
or 2) parking=lane
Those can be really useful in dense urban areas, and that will improve rendering. Check the wiki for more examples.
On this picture, the problems caused by the previous scheme: the P-signs were too prominent.
More stuff in Brussels.
It was today at 04:24 a.m. GMT.