My name is Daniel (obviously). I live in the southwest of Dortmund, Germany and work at the TU Dortmund. I use my GPS mainly for GPS-guided bicycle tours (road bike and trekking bike), but also for car navigation.
My main focus as of now is extending the map of the area where I live. As I don't have infinite time, I will not do dedicated "mapping tours" often, but rather fill some gaps along the way. Therefore, I will be active mostly in the eastern Ruhrgebiet, especially Dortmund and Hagen (my hometown).
Personal Mapping/Tagging Standards
As OSM should be a useful data basis for navigational software or offline routing planners, I emphasize the correct capture of the following features:
- Restrictions: Access restrictions, weight limits, height limits etc.
- Speed limits: Useful for routing, obviously. Only non-standard limits should be tagged.
My personal OSM bookmarks
For personal use and as a suggestion for others, a few more or less helpful links:
- Map Features (German)
- German Road Tagging
- Karlsruhe Schema for address mapping
- "New" public transport mapping schema
- OpenStreetBugs, centered on Dortmund
- Keep Right, centered on Dortmund
- Comparison with Google Maps on sautter.com, centered on Dortmund
- Dortmund Wiki page
- OSM meeting Dortmund
- OSM, centered on Dortmund
- OpenStreetBrowser, centered on Dortmund
- ÖPNV-Karte (public transport map), centered on Dortmund
- Map with opening hours, centered on Dortmund
- OSM maps for Garmin by Computerteddy
- All In One Garmin Map (German)