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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.
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.
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de-N Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
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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


NSW Data Import project

Rooftop Solar PV on the Northern Beaches

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.

Roadside parking

Street Parking tags in the area and Example changeset by me. as discussed on the mailing list. Key:parking:lane



alt_name=North Narrabeen SLSC emergency=lifeguard_base level=1 name=North Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving Club website=

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.