User talk:Hawkeyes

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historic=monument for trees

Hi Hawkeyes, You are suggesting on this page Key:taxon the use of historic=monument for trees. This was never discussed on the mailing lists or voted upon and is indeed in contradiction with the definition of Tag:historic=monument. Historic=monument seems to be reserved to man made monuments (actually the whole "historic"-namespace has no tradition in incorporating natural features). I suggest you use something like "monument=yes" in conjunction with trees. Also denotation=* might be worth a look (e.g. there is the suggestion of denotation=natural_monument). --Dieterdreist 10:55, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Edinburgh photography workshop

Hi there!

As the last person to edit the Edinburgh page, you're likely the best person to get in touch with regarding this.

Wikimedia Deutschland are planning to have a few people visit Edinburgh and run a three-day photography workshop encouraging people to contribute images to Wikimedia and documenting points of interest on Wikipedia.

One thing they're keen to do is prepare people for Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. On that basis, and with Wikimedia rather under-respresented here in Scotland, it seems sensible to ask OSM people if they're interested in getting involved (route planning, geotagging &c).

Any comments/suggestions most welcome, and feel free to share this on your mailing lists. The contact email address is edinburgh.photoworkshop [at] --Brian McNeil 10:09, 10 June 2012 (BST)

OSM Scotland Facts


Was just looking about on the various OSM Wiki pages and noticed that on the Scotland page there is a 'OSM Scotland Facts' section which as far as I can tell you created. I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the information from with regards the length of cycle lanes in Scotland? I've been looking for a while now for someway of finding out the length/area of certain tags, eg Trunk Road in certain areas for a while now. The best I have been able to come up with is using OSM Relation Analyzer to find the length of relations, but of course that is pretty ineffective since most ways are not part of relations. Any help will be much appreciated.



I downloaded a .osm file from Geofabrik and loaded it into QGIS...thats the short answer.

But I seemed to get different lengths compared to other people! so I wouldn't trust the stats...

One problem is knowing exacting which highway tags to include. That is the reason to use the .osm file geofabrik because it includes all the tags.

If you are interested in broad highway categories, I would download the shapefiles from Geofabrik ( They are simplified and miss some tags but should be fine for your purpose.

The zip contains lots of files, I think you need the 'transport' file.

I would try out QGIS, and use it to calculate some lengths/areas - have a look for tutorial etc online. The only problem is that the shapefiles don't include relations - but that may not matter for your work and it'll get you started.

I'm investigating putting data into a POSTGRES database - which is a bit tricky but is probably the best way to query large chucks of osm data.

Deletion of some tag-pages relating to "broad-leaved"

You created some tag-pages relating to "broad-leaved" vegetation. The usage of type=* for non-relation elements should be avoided. So I proposed to delete type=broad_leaved and type=broad-leaved. The usage of wood=* will be deprecated. The value "broad-leaved" was never approved. So I proposed to delete wood=broad-leaved and wood=broad_leaved. I hope you can support this deletions. --Rudolf (talk) 07:45, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I'd forgotten about those pages. From my early days of editing the wiki. Best to delete them.
It would be nice if you, as creator of the page, delete the content and include the template "Template:Delete". Thanks. --Rudolf (talk) 10:09, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

3D print of Gorbals image

So we're set to feature this image next week. Featured image proposals#3D print of Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Any blog post or other link to more details about the making of this 3D print? -- Harry Wood (talk) 11:49, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Missing file information

Hello! And thanks for your upload - but some extra info is necessary.

Sorry for bothering you about this, but it is important to know source of the uploaded files.

Are you the author of image File:Greater Glasgow edits of 2009.png ?

Or is it copied from some other place (which one?)?

Please, add this info to the file page - something like "I took this photo" or "downloaded from -website link-" or "I took this screeshot of program XYZ" or "this is map generated from OpenStreetMap data and SRTM data" or "map generated from OSM data and only OSM data".

Doing this would be already very useful.

Thanks Mateusz Konieczny, I've updated the license and description. Hope that helps.

Licensing - photos

In case that you are the author of the image: Would you agree to open licensing of this image, allowing its use by anyone (similarly to your OSM edits)?

In case where it is a photo you (except relatively rare cases) author can make it available under a specific free license.

Would you be OK with CC0 (it allows use without attribution or any other requirement)?

Or do you prefer to require attribution and some other things using CC-BY-SA-4.0?

If you are the author: Please add {{CC0-self}} to the file page to publish the image under CC0 license.

You can also use {{CC-BY-SA-4.0-self}} to publish under CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.

Once you add missing data - please remove {{Unknown|subcategory=uploader notified March 2022}} from the file page.

Licensing - other images

If it is not a photo situation gets a bit more complicated.

See Drafts/Media file license chart that may help.

note: if you took screenshot of program made by someone else, screenshot of OSM editor with aerial imagery: then licensing of that elements also matter and you are not a sole author.

note: If you downloaded image made by someone else then you are NOT the author.

Note that in cases where photo is a screenshot of some software interface: usually it is needed to handle also copyright of software itself.

Note that in cases where aerial imagery is present: also licensing of an aerial imagery matter.


Feel free to ask for help if you need it - you can do it for example by asking on Talk:Wiki: new topic.

Please ask there if you are not sure what is the proper next step. Especially when you are uploading files that are not your own work or are derivative work (screenshots, composition of images, using aerial imagery etc).

If you are interested in wider discussion about handling licencing at OSM Wiki, see this thread.

(sorry if I missed something that already states license and source: I am looking through over 20 000 files and fixing obvious cases on my own, in other I ask people who upladed files, but it is possible that I missed something - in such case also please answer)

--Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 17:53, 12 March 2022 (UTC)