Talk:Map Making Overview

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Map Making Overview article and its related topics.

Wiki structure

There's a list of Mapping projects which is obviously an important 'portal' (list of handy links) for people doing mapping. This Mapper page is becoming quite verbose by contrast. It's almost a description of how to do mapping, in which case it should perhaps be regarded as part of the Help Documentation ....or do people still see this as a useful portal for active mappers? I'm wondering if there's any potential merging/reorganising we could do to make the situation clearer.

There is also a page called Mapping which needs something doing to it.

-- Harry Wood 16:23, 10 July 2007 (BST)

How long does it take till maping is made public?

Xunxky 10:10, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Your data changes are "made public" immediately, in that there is no moderation step. It goes straight into the database, and anyone can pull it straight out again (e.g. using an editor or some other querying of the OSM database via the API)
...what you probably mean though, is how long till you see your changes appearing on the map at It's a frequently asked question: FAQ#I have just made some changes to the map. How do I get to see my changes?
-- Harry Wood 22:59, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Need to get more contributors and more people going out on walks, in the car or bikes etc. doing gps survey's

I try to contribute as much as i can but we need a more managed structure and more communication as some places have villages, towns , street names missing and also post-codes which are touch and go.

Merge into beginners' guide or use as basis for advanced users' guide

Is this page another version of the Beginners' guide'? Is so then can I suggest that we merge the useful and non-repetitive bits into the guide (which I am attempting to rework at a new Contributors' guide btw) and then retire this page. Any thoughts? Alternatively, could this page form the basis of a more in-depth Advanced users' guide covering routing, relations, change monitoring, quality tools, proposing new tags etc? PeterIto 14:41, 26 December 2011 (UTC)