Mapping in the Netherlands, primarily in Delft and surroundings. I'm concentrating on the part between the railway and the A13, however I ride around a lot and tend to map roads in the area as I find them.
GPS traces are made using a Adept AD-500 bluetooth GPS receiver logging to a Nokia E60 mobile phone. The script doing it is home-made in PyS60 (python for the Nokia S60 series).
Mapping party in Amsterdam.
Email address: kleptog (at) svana (dot) org
A very, very simple logger for bluetooth GPS devices that output NMEA. It displays minimal information so you know you're running. It shows you lat/lon, current speed, and trip distance. Yes, that's all. Only works on phones supported by PyS60, which means recent Nokia.
Thoughts on relationships
Recently Frederick Ramm released a prototype of "relationships" (http://openstreetmap.gryph.de/entities/). A nice idea, but I think there could be one more thing: give them a lat/lon like nodes. Here are 5 reasons to give 'relationships' a location:
- You can do away with the 'entites' dialog, they just appear on the map as, say, green triangles. When you select them you can use the properties/memberships dialog just like now. This is attractive to me because there's already too many damn dialogs on the right hand side.
- Currently there's some discussion about how to show what the members are of an entity. Giving them a lat/lon solves this problem: simply draw arrows from the entity object to its members. Especially useful if you have many streets of similar/same name.
- Looking at the map in JOSM you could more easily see which intersections have turn restrictions on them, by the placement of the "relationships" near them.
- If you are clearing an area, selecting the area and hitting delete will automatically delete the entities in the area also.
- Since we may want to use entites to represent towns/cities/countries with is_in relationships, it gives the renderer a good hint where to render the actual name.
I won't go so far as suggesting to do away with the new type and simply make relationships nodes with member tags, though the thought did cross my mind. I was thinking in particular of house numbers, where the node is the location of the house number and simultaneously references the street it is attached to.