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Armchair mapping Webrian
prefers armchair mapping.
Ubuntu.svg Webrian uses an Ubuntu-based computer.
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name Webrian.
JOSM Webrian submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-3 This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
fr-2 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire de français.
lo-1 ຄົນນີເວົ້າພາສາລາວໄດ້ນົຢນຶ່ງ .

South East Asia

After a long cycling tour through South East Asia namely Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia I've got a lot of gps tracks. So, I've started to map and improve roads, add places etc. in this region.

I lived in Laos for two years where my focus was mainly on Vientiane. Here's a short story about my experiences.

I wrote a short tutorial how to use Landsat imagery to extract water bodies. Using this workflow I'm mapping existing and new hydro power reservoirs in Laos.

Maintainer of

Create your own Garmin img map for Laos

Honda Sonic with GPS
My motorized mapping unit
Road bike with GPS
My unmotorized mapping unit

Since Garmin devices don't support lao fonts by default, use the following command to create routable, romanized Garmin maps with mkgmap:

java -ea -jar mkgmap.jar --description=OSMLaos --family-name=OpenStreetMap_mkgmap_build_20110409 --gmapsupp --latin1 --lower-case
--style-file=laostyle/ --name-tag-list=name:en,name:lo_rm,name:fr,name:de,name --index --add-pois-to-areas --remove-short-arcs
--country-name=LAOS --country-abbr=LA --route --net data.osm

See OSM Map On Garmin to get an overview how to create and upload maps to your device.

Bilingual Map for Laos

Using the name tagging system proposed on WikiProject_Laos#Names it is possible to render bilingual maps.

Vientiane downtown rendered in Lao language:
Vientiane downtown in Lao

Vientiane downtown rendered in English:
Vientiane downtown in English


Some mapping in the Längholz forest between Orpund and Brügg BE.

A few additions, mainly POIs in Zürich Höngg.

Started once to map the Opfikerpark.