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nl Deze gebruiker heeft Nederlands als moedertaal.
en-2 This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.


I'm living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, so you will see me likely contribute for in and around this city.

For mapping I use a Columbus V-900 GPS logger and a Garmin/eTrex Touch 35 with Openfietsmap Benelux and JOSM running under OpenSuse Linux.


Handy and interesting pages

Vlag van Nederland Project Nederland +/-

Route planners

Cards for Rotterdam-Zuid, Barendrecht en Ridderkerk

JOSM setup

On 20220605 Josm errored out on loading ~/.config/JOSM/preferences.xml and that left me with a virgin josm install. I had setup all kind of custom settings and this section tries to document them while I restore them so next time it can be done faster.

  • Enable Expert Mode
  • Handy layers for NL - resources/sessions/NL_OSM_basis_layers.jos (from this topic)
  • Paint styles:
    • NL Traffic signs: resources/styles/NL_traffic_signs/Styles_Traffic_signs-style.mapcss
    • Road Extended: resources/styles/Road_Extended/Road_Extended_JOSM_style.mapcss
  • NL-Fiets standard preset - see JOSM Presets voor NL.
    • Create a NL-Fiets button using Preferences -> Toolbar
  • Plugins: alignways, Mapillary, Reverter, utilsplugin2, ColumbusCSV, PolygonCutOut
  • OSM Data: Draw Direction Arrows
  • Enable Remote Control

Things did initially not work without problems, see After completely removing ~/.config/JOSM, ~/.local/share/JOSM and ~/.cache/JOSM and doing the configuration again everything worked again as before.