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About Me
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name
JOSM ConsEbt submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
OsmAnd icon ConsEbt uses OsmAnd, mobile map viewing & navigation app.

Android icon ConsEbt uses an Android phone or tablet.
Ubuntu.svg ConsEbt uses an Ubuntu-based computer.
Mapillary ConsEbt takes photos for Mapillary as ConsEbt.
Flag of Australia.svg G'day from Downunder
Flag of Australia.svg This user hails from Australia
Hiker ConsEbt
is a hiker.
Bike ConsEbt
is a bicyclist.
Go Do Some Mapping ConsEbt
prefers to go outside and map.
...? ConsEbt appreciates the use of Good changeset comments.
de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4 This user speaks English at a near-native level.
fr-1 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.

My page

I live in the greater Sydney area and I'm using Osmand+ for recording GPS traces, notes and routing.

Heat map of my edits:

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Pet Projects



My best practices

I'll try to list the tags I use the most including additional tags


The biggest challenge I see are the many lanes in UAE, often 4 and more.

Living areas

The missing of addresses used in other countries makes is difficult to map residential areas. Often street and area names are not clear - not thinking of house numbers at all.

Links to often used wiki pages


  • Lanes - set total # of lanes use turn:lanes:* turn:lanes turn = [ reverse | none | sharp_left | left | slight_left | merge_to_right | through | merge_to_left | slight_right | right | sharp_right ]
  • Surface of road: surface:asphalt - surface:paving_stones

less often used

OSM related Links


Some tagging brainstorming about coffee.