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OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name Boman.

This user uses or has experience with a Transystem i-Blue 747 and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

This user uses or has experience with a Nokia N900 and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

About myself

My Name is Falko Thomale. I live in Chemnitz (50.835°N, 12.922°E) see on OSM map, Germany.

I am focusing on mapping of course in Chemnitz and also near Mittweida especially some small villages.

Public domain
All my contributions to OpenStreetMap are released into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In case this is not legally possible, I grant anyone the right to use my contributions for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Equipment for OSM

i-Blue 747

In April 2009, I bought a Transystem i-Blue 747. Here are some points for interested people:

  • With Linux you can easily use the software BT747 to download all the logs from the device over USB.
  • With the switch on the side you can adjust if the i-Blue should log or not (use as gps-mouse). Unfortunately did the i-Blue log further even after you have pulled the switch back from logging. The only way to stop logging is, to turn it off by the software.
  • The ring-storage-mode was not so useful for me (sometimes there were no logs - or even it stopped logging). So i use now the mode stop-when-storage-full. And after every tour am i deleting the storage.

Nokia N900

In April 2010, I bought a Nokia N900.

de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-2 This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of English.
ru-1 Этот пользователь владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.


Dell Vostro 1310 with Ubuntu.


amenity=post_box in Germany

At the moment I'm correcting misspellings in the tags of German postboxes. A list with all the post_box-tags in Germany is available under [1].