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About Dan Rasmussen
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name
Bike Dhrasmus
is a bicyclist.
Bike Dhrasmus
is a hiker.
Flag of the United States.svg This user hails from the USA
Potlatch Dhrasmus submits data to OpenStreetMap using Potlatch.
Firefox This user prefers Mozilla Firefox.
en This user is a native speaker of English.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.


I'm Dan Rasmussen. My homepage is and I'm the creator of, where I'm doing my best to educate others about OSM. I enjoy writing an OpenStreetMap diary post from time to time.

My aim with OpenStreetMap is to provide data and tools to people who want to live in a more environmentally sustainable way. I want to enable people to find the closest __X__ rather than go far out of the way. Unless they're bicycling, walking, taking buses, and not driving, in which case they might want to go far out of the way :) My OSM edits, and the other work I do, will reflect that.

Twitter user@dhrasmus Twitter user@pdxwifimap

Mapping Goals

  1. Learn to handle footpaths and cycle paths properly in Potlatch
  2. Learn to connect stairs to footpaths
  3. Find a mentor
  4. Publish the OSMtracker (Android) documents I've been working on
  5. Find a way to earn money from PDX Wifi Map so I can justify spending time to make it better
  6. Find any income source related to mapping and my other interests, really..
  7. Process my backlog of GPS tracks. Yikes!


  1. (Update, 2012-01-22: sounds like the answer is "yes") If I upload GPS traces as "public", will people besides me work from those, or map editors stick to their own traces?

Map Bookmarks

Resources I like, or have something neat, or plan to investigate further. Largely un-memorizable URLs...

Countries where I have lived

  1. United States
  2. Germany (de)

Countries I have visited

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Canada
  4. Denmark
  5. England
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Liechtenstein
  10. Mexico
  11. Netherlands
  12. Sweden
  13. Switzerland

Countries I have had airplane layovers in

  1. Norway