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About me

Living and working in Falköping, Sweden. Joined this wiki in the end of October 2006 and mapping mainly around here in Skaraborg. When I'm out collecting GPS tracks I use a bluetooth GPS together with my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and the brilliant TrekBuddy software.


  • E-Mail: joel-at-torsson. se


Public domain
All my contributions to OpenStreetMap are released into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In case this is not legally possible, I grant anyone the right to use my contributions for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Additional tags used

According to Good practice, self-invented tags should be published somewhere. So here is my list.

Tag Values Comment
using Key:tracks instead
1,2,3,... How many railway tracks there is in a way (similar to lanes for highways)
using Key:electrified instead
yes/no If the railway line is electrified or not.
gauge e.g. 600,891,1435... Distance in millimeters between the rails. Default is 1435 (standard gauge)
man_made peat_barn Barn where peat (sv:torv) is stored
man_made campanile A free standing bell tower, typically near a church.
bridge_type stone,concrete,steel,wood Type of bridge (material)
trees yes/left/right Used on avenues, a road with line of trees following the road. "yes" = trees on both sides of the road.


Have a look at the OSM purity self-test and figure out how much of an OpenStreetMapper you are. I got a score of 1.21 which means I'm not addicted, yet. The limit is at 2.0.

Fun stuff

Fun and strange stuff found in the maps and in the OSM data

  • In Alvesta they really know how to make streets look nice on maps: [1]
  • Have a look at this spot: [2]. Nothing there? Well, press Edit, look again and smile!
  • And in Stenstorp there are streets looking like petroglyphs: [3]


Megastar.png Leojth is awarded a MegaStar for uploading one million track points.