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About me
Swiss Icon Dikkeknodel hails from Switzerland
Flag canton of Zürich Dikkeknodel is based in the canton of Zürich
Go Do Some Mapping Dikkeknodel
prefers to go outside and map.
Hiker Dikkeknodel
is a hiker.
Bike Dikkeknodel
is a bicyclist.
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name
JOSM Dikkeknodel submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
OsmAnd icon Dikkeknodel uses OsmAnd, mobile map viewing & navigation app.

OSMfocus Icon Dikkeknodel reviews OpenStreetMap data using OSMfocus.
...? Dikkeknodel appreciates the use of Good changeset comments.
nl Deze gebruiker heeft Nederlands als moedertaal.
li Deze gebroeker spruk Limburgs es modertaal.
en-4 This user speaks English at a near-native level.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
fr-1 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.

Dutchman residing in Zürich, Switzerland since the second half of 2017.

My main interests are in cycling and walking/hiking, therefore the focus for OSM will also be on specific infrastructure for these activities.

You see my user statistics here and an overview of where I map here.

Currently active topics

  1. Reviewing changesets in Switzerland where a review is requested.
  2. Monitoring crazy changes by MAPS.ME users in Switzerland.
  3. Completing the cycle network in Zürich.
    1. The Stadt Zuerich lcn wiki page describes the method and rationale of mapping the Local Cycling network within the city of Zürich.
    2. Current status of the Lcn, Rcn and Ncn within the city of Zürich can be found via the following Overpass Script.
  4. Hiking, and adding the Swiss hiking routes network to the map.
    1. Trying to (snowshoe) hike as many not yet mapped hiking routes in the nearby mountains.
  5. Ever since DigitalGlobe opened up their imagery of the world archive to the OSM community in May 2017, there is highly detailed information on South Georgia. The imagery is relatively new (2015/6) and from a time towards the end of summer on the Southern Hemisphere, which helps a lot since the snow cover is minimal then. I am adding all the natural elements to the map, starting in the west. To get all the names and details of bays, caps, mountains, etc. right I use open data from United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System which contains a lot of descriptions of locations near Antarctica from the whaling expeditions and explorations in the beginning of the 20th century.

Notable contributions

  1. When we finally found Agriturismo La Castellana while hiking the Via Degli Dei, I decided it was time for my first OSM action and added it to the map directly via OSMand so other people may find it easier. We were then using a paper map for the route, which had all sort of mistakes regarding the locations of guest houses and hotels, quite annoying when you are not carrying a tent and booked them based on their location on the map (14-Jun-2016).
  2. Completely mapped the remote Salmonberry River in Oregon, USA after hiking along the abandoned Port of Tillamook Railway, see my diary entry (19-Feb-2017).
  3. Completed the Schwyzer Hohenweg regional hiking route (08-Dec-2017).
  4. Completed the Züri Oberland-Höhenweg regional hiking route (14-Dec-2017).
  5. Completed the Pragelpass-Weg regional hiking route (14-May-2018).

Wiki links relevant to what I typically map



Key:sac scale

Key:trail visibility


Key:mtb:scale (only level 0 and 1 is relevant to my skill and guts).