Lansing, Michigan, US
|latitude: 42.73360, longitude: -84.55547|
|Browse map of Lansing 42°44′00.96″ N, 84°33′19.69″ W|
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Lansing is the capital city of Michigan.
|Local user group|
|Michigan Capital-Area OSM|
|mailing list – archive|
There is not currently a user group in the area, however there are the following regional communication channels:
- this Wiki page
- Michigan Capital Area OSM Google Group email list and forum
- #micapitol on OSM US's Slack
- OpenStreetMap Michigan Facebook group
- OpenStreetMap US Facebook group
- talk-us email list
OpenStreetMap Michigan Meetup
- Monday, December 7th, 2020 from 7pm – 8pm EDT
- Join the Google Meet via web or app at meet.google.com/xjs-fpfw-xzh
- Or, join by phone (US) +1 216-930-8517 (PIN: 127312066)
- Increase OSM awareness, use and editors.
- Clean up Map notes, including business trying to add themselves using OnOsm.org.
- Glean wiki ideas from the excellent Canada:Ontario:Ottawa Wiki page.
- Add our area's group information to iD.
- Update 496's status during construction. MDOT recent change set
- Acquire a free phone mount from Mapillary and capture the area in pictures.
- Focus on a specific issue:
- Make OSM the best map for exploring the Lansing River trail by:
- Potentially following the guidelines laid out in the Ottawa Bike Tagging Guide.
- Adding points of interest on and near the trail.
- Adding missing amenities along the trail such as; benches, water, restrooms, picnic tables, shelters and playgrounds.
- Improving routing, by adding connector paths and sidewalks
- Should the Rivertrail and South Lansing Pathway be lcn route relations?
- Add flood_prone=yes to sections that flood.
- Map the amenities along the Middle Grand River Water Trail. TreeStryder has started this effort.
- Prepare and submit our area for review/rating at PlacesForBikes (below).
- Properly map Potter Park Zoo tourism=zoo.
- Help local businesses with:
- Take advantage of MapRoulette.org
- Lansing area changes | RSS
- Lansing Nominatim Relation
- OSM Wiki: Good practice | Editing Standards and Conventions | How to map a... | Map Features
- Mapping Guides by Mapbox
Potential Data Sources
- Import Guidlines
- OSM Import Toolkit
- Use of CC BY 4.0 licensed data in OpenStreetMap - referenced Waiver Form
|Lansing Open Data||http://data-lansing.opendata.arcgis.com/||CC-BY 4.0||Contact the City for other desired GIS information, GIS@lansingmi.gov.|
|CATA GTFS||Data, Registry||unknown|
|Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC)||Interactive Construction Map, 2045 Regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)||unknown|
|Delhi Township Parks||http://www.delhitownship.com/parks-parkinfo.htm||unknown|
|OmniPlaces by Cybo||https://omniplaces.cybo.com/||CC BY-SA (Though there was a suspicion the the geocoding may have came from Google. (see thread)|
|Eaton County Open Data Portal||http://data-ecgis.opendata.arcgis.com/||"provided as-is, but the derivative work must contain the following notice:"
|Is this license compatible with OSM? Davenport651 (talk)|
|Michigan DNR Park and Trail Data Export||https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/ExportData.aspx||unknown||The broken link has been reported. Expecting to find license details in the export file.|
|Michigan Traffic Facts||https://www.michigantrafficcrashfacts.org/||unknown||Michigan traffic information.|
- Amphitheater amenity=theatre + theatre:type=amphi
- Disc Golf Course leisure=disc_golf_course + sport=disc_golf
- Little Free Library amenity=public_bookcase + brand=Little Free Library + ref=#
- Food - Food establishmebent tagging is not always clear cut.
- Bar - amenity=cafe Similar to a Pub, but louder. Think sports bar. If they sell food, add cuisine=*.
- Cafe amenity=cafe Consider using Fast Food or Restaurant, if the meals are substantial.
- Fast Food amenity=fast_food Any place meals are ordered and served without waitstaff.
- Restaurant amenity=restaurant Any place meals are ordered and served by waitstaff.
- Pub amenity=pub Similar to a Bar, yet quieter. Think Kelly's. If they sell food, add cuisine=*.
- Pavilion amenity=shelter + shelter_type=picnic_shelter
- Playground An area tagged as leisure=playground
- Sledding hill leisure=playground + playground=sledding
- Apartment Complexes = a point or way surrounding the complex with landuse=residential + residential=apartments + name=* Could also add tags like addr:housenumber=* + addr:street=*
- Neighborhood = a point or surrounding way place=neighborhood + name=*
- Shopping Center = a point or way surrounding the area with landuse=retail + name=* Could also add tags like addr:housenumber=* + addr:street=*
- For use with their OpenTripPlanner app, Portland has mapped all sidewalks using sidewalk=both/left/right/no. See Mapping Sidewalks for Pedestrian Routing at YouTube.
- Consider using the "Sidewalk as a refinement to a highway" method.
- MapBox Sidewalk Map
- If we do want to map sidewalks separate from the road, they should be tagged as follows:
- As Lansing and East Lansing allow bicycles on sidewalks (default for Michigan), most sidewalks would be: highway=footway + footway=sidewalk + foot=designated + bicycle=yes + segregated=no + surface=concrete/asphalt/paved
- Sidewalks in downtown Lansing's "Wheel Control Zone" would be (bicycle=no is implied): highway=footway + footway=sidewalk + foot=designated + surface=concrete/asphalt/paved
- Sidewalks signed for bicycles (along North Creytz Road) would be: highway=footway + footway=sidewalk + foot=designated + bicycle=designated + segregated=no + surface=concrete/asphalt/paved
- Separate multi-use paths (like the Rivertrail): highway=path + bicycle=designated + foot=designated + segregated=no + surface=paved + width=3 Some sections could also use flood_prone=yes.
- Separate paths only for bicycles (around here, only seen at MSU): highway=cycleway + foot=designated + surface=concrete/asphalt/paved/compacted
- Woodland Trails
- Please try to follow the Bike-Ottawa Tagging Guide when tagging bicycle features.
- We are looking good on:
- CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.
- PlacesForBikes is a program that helps quickly build and connect great places to ride. Then we measure their benefits: More people riding more safely makes communities better places to live, work and play.
- Boat launch, place a leisure=slipway point at the waters edge, at the end of a service road.
- Canoe, kayak and other paddlecraft launch sites usually have a way leading to a point on the waters edge, tagged as whitewater=put_in;egress. To designate one as handicap accessible, add the tag wheelchair=yes. Note, canoe=* or paddlecraft=* would make far more sense, but there is currently little support for them yet.
- Portages are ways leading between put_in/egress points, tagged as whitewater=portage_way.
- Low head dams, like in Lansing, are ways with the high side on the left tagged as waterway=weir.
- General hazard = waterway=hazard.
- Fish ladder = waterway=fish_pass.
- Boat/ Canoe/ Kayak rental = amenity=boat_rental + canoe_rental=* + kayak_rental=*.
- Docks = man_made=pier + floating=* + highway=footway + surface=* + area=yes
- Boat store = shop=boat + boat:type=*
- For other canoe, kayak and other paddlecraft tagging see, Whitewater_sports
The primary language and terms of OSM is UK English, which can be confusing. Use the table below to properly categorize streets in the area.
|highway=motorway||Limited access freeway with interchanges.||127, I96, I69, 496|
|highway=trunk||Limited access highway with occasional grade level intersections, or major intercity highway where no motorway exists.||Saginaw Highway east of East Lansing|
|highway=primary||Primary highway or arterial road (primary non-motorway routes between cities and primary arterial roads).||127, north of St Johns|
|highway=secondary||Secondary highway or arterial road (secondary routes between cities and secondary arterial roads).||M76, M99, M100, Grand River, Saginaw/Oakland, MLK near 496, Cedar/Larch near 496.|
|highway=tertiary||Tertiary route, major street or collector road (tertiary routes between towns, major city streets, and collector roads).||Mt. Hope, Pennsylvania, Waverly, Jolly, Okemos, Willow, Creyts, Meridian|
|highway=unclassified||The least most important through roads in a country's system – i.e. minor roads of a lower classification than tertiary, but which serve a purpose other than access to properties. For instance, minor country roads, often linking villages and hamlets. (The word 'unclassified' is a historical artifact of the UK road system and does not mean that the classification is unknown; you can use highway=road for that).||Washington, College, Farm Lane, Freiermuth, Dobie.|
|highway=residential||Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing.||Apartment complexes, neighborhood roads|
|highway=service||For access roads to, or within an industrial park, camp site, business park, car park etc. Can be used in conjunction with service=* to indicate the type of usage and with access=* to indicate who can use it and in what circumstances.|
|Highway link||Short connecting ways, like highway or round-a-bout entrances and exits and "Michigan turns".|
Other Lansing Area Maps
Caution: Do not copy from sources which do not have a compatible copyright license. When in doubt, it is better to gather your own data.
- City of Lansing Construction Map
- City of Lansing Map of Neighborhoods
- City of Lansing Interactive Street Maps
- City of Lansing Parcel Viewer
- City of Lansing Planning Office Maps
- Clinton County Assessor Fetch GIS site
- Delhi Township Trail maps
- Eaton County Assessor ArcGIS site
- Ingham County Assessor RSGIS site
- Meridian Township Parks and Trails maps
- Mason Hayhoe Riverwalk trail map
- MGROW Middle Grand River Water Trail Map
- TCBA Ride With GPS CrossTown Map
- Meridian Township Parcel Viewer