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Babel & misc
Flag of Belgium.svg This user hails from Belgium
nl Deze gebruiker heeft Nederlands als moedertaal.
en-3 This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
fr-2 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire de français.
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg M!dgard uses an Arch-based computer.
JOSM M!dgard submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.

I created my account on 27 July 2012. I focus on mapping the area around Blankenberge.

You can find some Overpass queries I wrote at /Overpass queries.

Automated edits

My automated edits are done by user M!dgardAutomated. For information about these changes, see my Automated edits page. For questions or comments about these edits, go to my automated edits discussion page.


Stuff that I'd like to see happen:

  • a platform to list new users, and assign them a mentor in their neighbourhood for their first month / 50 changesets / …;
  • automatic QA tests for routing integrity, unit testing on Wikipedia the road network so to say[1]: set up some start and end points, and notify if routing uses an other road as before;
  • the Flanders GRB import (but only if it's done properly: no discarding of buildings' history!)


  1. this could be called ATROCIOUS: Automatic Tests for Routing along Optimal Curves to Improve OpenStreetMap's Usability for SatNavs