User talk:Malcolmh

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OpenSeaMap documentation

I see you have finally started cleaning up and organizing the OpenSeaMap data models pages. I hope you can make it a little more readable instead of just listings of S-57 values. You could also try improving a little on the various key and value pages, starting with maybe making Key:seamark:type more complete. I fall back on many of these pages from my INT-1 documentation, that have the purpose of documenting INT-1 symbols asosiated with existing and proposed OSM tags. --Skippern 09:15, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

I have just started this documentation project. The lists that I have created will form the 'contents' pages, with each item in the list becoming a link to the page that explains that item in detail. Even in the detail pages, there will be cross-links to other pages where appropriate. This is to avoid unnecessary duplication of material as well as making navigation of the documentation easier. --Malcolmh 11:09, 13 December 2012 (UTC)


I have created two sandbox documentations for the two systems. Please look at them and include them in SeaMap documentation and next version of the editor. User:Skippern/BNIWR and User:Skippern/PPWBC --Skippern 08:15, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I will incorporate this information into the editor, renderer & documentation in due course. --Malcolmh 11:11, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing BNIWR/PPWBC boards rendered on OpenSeaMap, bridge heads in Rio de Janeiro/Niteroi (Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro), Vitoria (Espirito Santo) and Aracaju (Sergipe) have been tagged and are currently rendered with CEVNI bords. --Skippern 15:03, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Add Category to Files

Hello, please see an Example: Thanks --Reneman (talk) 12:51, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Please link images!

Hello Malcolmh,

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the OSM-Wiki! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how: You can pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a Road sign, you add the following code:

[[Category:Road sign]]

This will make the File show up in the categories "Road sign".

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Category:Categories.

--Reneman (talk) 15:26, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

I have create a new category for Icons for the OpenSeeMap: Category:Openseamap Symbols. Please add your OpenSeeMap-Icons in this Category. Thanks. --Reneman (talk) 14:11, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Great work, very nice :) --Reneman (talk) 18:55, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit summaries

Hi, noticed that you are removing plenty of text without any edit summaries. Some kind of edit summaries would be really useful. RicoZ (talk) 23:57, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Error at INT-1-preset.xml


Sorry y dont speak english

dans JOSM preferences "modeles d'attributs" "seamarks" il y a une erreur de texte, voir :

Error at line 2707 and 3727

<key key="seamark:topamrk:shape" value="2 cones point together"/>
<key key="seamark:topmark:shape" value="2 cones point together"/>

Thanks Gnrc69 (talk) 11:31, 12 March 2016 (UTC)


I seem to be another small inconsistency in the Seamarks menu of JOSM:

Why use seamark:topmark:shape=cone, point up with comma for objects

> Q: Buoys, Beacons, Notices/Topmarks (Q9)/CEVNI Topmarks/Channel and Waterway Limit Topmarks/Left Bank Topmark

> Q: Buoys, Beacons, Notices/Topmarks (Q9)/CEVNI Topmarks/Warning Topmarks/Left Bank Warning Topmarks/

and use seamark:topmark:shape=cone point up without comma for objects

> Q: Buoys, Beacons, Notices/Topmarks (Q9)/IALA Topmarks/IALA-A Lateral Topmarks/Starboard Hand Lateral Topmark

> Q: Buoys, Beacons, Notices/Topmarks (Q9)/IALA Topmarks/IALA-A Lateral Topmarks/Preferred Channel to Port Topmark

> Q: Buoys, Beacons, Notices/Topmarks (Q9)/IALA Topmarks/IALA-B Lateral Topmarks/Starboard Hand Lateral Topmark

> Q: Buoys, Beacons, Notices/Topmarks (Q9)/IALA Topmarks/IALA-B Lateral Topmarks/Preferred Channel to Port Topmark

standardize "cone, point up" with comma everywhere seems to me interesting.

Thanks Gnrc69 (talk) 14:33, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Fixed! User:Malcolmh

Migration of maxdraft, maxdraught, maxheight, ...

Hello, why did you delete (redirect) all pages of such as maxdraft, maxdraught, maxairdraft, maxheight:marine created by Skippern? I agree that there is no clear tagging scheme but I think the pages by Skippern were very well done and the redirections are a loss. So I don't know what the matter was? I think a Tag e.g. like maxdraft (according to maxheight) for Nodes (like gates, locks, shallows) is not wrong. By deletion of Skippern's pages these ability got lost. Might be better to think about a concept of height and depth/draft/draught and their migration before deleting them - no page about a Tag is even worse than a wrong one. The pages are e.g.: - - - - So please explain what your puropse was. Thanks. Enzyklopädix (talk) 13:31, 30 April 2017 (UTC)


I Think seamark:gate:clearance_height could/should be rendered with same symbol as seamark:bridge:clearance_height? Enzyklopädix (talk) 13:44, 30 April 2017 (UTC)


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

Are you author of images ?

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

Would you agree to open licensing of this image, allowing its use by anyone (similarly to your OSM edits)?

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

Or do you prefer to require attribution and some other things using ?

Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 11:06, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Please, review your uploads. For example is/was a copyright violation as it was uploaded without stating license and author. And was anyway at terrible resolution. Can you review your uploads and fix/replace them? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:30, 8 March 2022 (UTC)