Michigan, United States
|latitude: 44.34, longitude: -85.58|
|Browse map of Michigan 44°20′24.00″ N, 85°34′48.00″ W|
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Michigan is a state in the United States at latitude 44°20′24.00″ North, longitude 85°34′48.00″ West.
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|When:||Second Wednesday each month from 7pm – 8pm ET|
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OpenStreetMap Michigan Meetup
- Second Wednesdays of each month from 7pm – 8pm ET.
- Next meeting is February 10th, 2021.
- Join the Google Meet via web or app at meet.google.com/wyx-snms-atv
- Or, join by phone (US) +1 414-909-6139 (PIN: 142 616 397#)
- Michigan Capital Area OSM Google Group listserv and forum (Local list)
- talk-us email list (USA shared list)
- OpenStreetMap Michigan Facebook group
- OpenStreetMap US Facebook group
- YouthMappers chapter at Western Michigan University
- Possibly, utilize http://tasks.openstreetmap.us/ for delegating mapping tasks.
- Improve Michigan State Parks, using the US National Park Service Tagging guidelines, much the way the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been mapped.
- Update the Lakelands Trail to its new name "Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park". And, potentially move some of the tags to the Relation as described here.
- Use public data to map State Forest Lands (see Talk-us listserve thread on the matter).
- Tackling the formatting of the Telephone and Faxes in Maproulette - there are around 3k numbers to convert to the international standard format.
- Verify and Maintain WikiData links in Michigan - https://osm.wikidata.link/search?q=michigan (searching by smaller administrative territories recommended ie County, city, etc)
Common Tagging Schemes
- 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
- Houses = Often, Michigan houses will be building=detached. For other options see the list at building=house.
- 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=*
- When possible map sidewalks separate from the road as follows, otherwise use the "Sidewalk as a refinement to a highway" method:
- As Michigan allows bicycles on sidewalks, unless explicitly prohibited, 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 Lansing 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 + surface=concrete/asphalt/paved/compacted
- Woodland Trails
- Please try to follow the Bike-Ottawa Tagging Guide when tagging bicycle features.
- Be careful not to tag a narrow shoulder with a fog line as a bicycle lane (shoulders as wide as a car should be tagged with shoulder=*). A true bicycle lane will be wide enough, based on speed of the road, and be marked as such. See the regulations.
- 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. Access via on/off ramps with merge lanes, divided road of at least 2 lanes each direction. Called "Freeway." Speed limits generally 55 MPH or higher.||127, I96, I69, 496|
|highway=trunk||May have cross traffic, but traffic flow on the trunk always has the right of way (except at red traffic lights). Speed limits usually 45 MPH or higher.||127 North of St Johns. Saginaw Highway east of East Lansing|
|highway=primary||Three lanes or more each traffic direction. 35 MPH or faster. Handles large volumes of traffic. (Any or all of these).||127, north of St Johns|
|highway=secondary||Two lanes of traffic each direction. 35 MPH or faster. Medium-high traffic volumes.||M76, M99, M100, Grand River, Saginaw/Oakland, MLK near 496, Cedar/Larch near 496.|
|highway=tertiary||Lower traffic volumes on wide streets, or higher traffic volumes on narrow ones.||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. Single traffic lane each direction, may also be oneway=yes. Usually 25 MPH or slower. May have traffic bumps and other "traffic calming" measures.||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".|
If something has a county, state or federal highway route number, it can and often does get classified higher if there is a question.
Potential Data Sources
Do not copy from sources which do not have a compatible copyright license. When in doubt, it is better to gather your own data.
NGO and other sources
Work by federal employees and the published data should be public domain, but always double check. https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/ngp/board-on-geographic-names/domestic-names
State of Michigan
State data is not like US Federal data and may be subject to copyright restrictions, review the licenses and if in doubt verify. There are processes for approval for verifying permission being granted for use in OSM where data may be restricted. Take a look at import Getting Permission.
Grand Traverse County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Other Michigan Maps
Reminder: Do not copy from sources which do not have a compatible copyright license. When in doubt, it is better to gather your own data.
Category: Cities in Michigan includes all Michigan cities with pages on the OSM Wiki.