User talk:Mateusz Konieczny

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Examples for pedestrian roads

Hi, I would like to discuss our edits on the Tag:highway=pedestrian page – particularly this partial restoration of content I had removed. To me, this image depicts a wide, comfortable footway – but that's still a case for highway=footway. Unless there are other arguments than what's visible on the image (e.g. signage), I don't see it as a good example of a pedestrian road. --Tordanik 17:28, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Google using OpenStreetMap data

Re: "When Google stopped map maker? Maybe it was added not by Google employee but by someone convinced to work for corpo for free?"

I was offered a chance to be approved as a unpaid mapper for Google a while back, when I had been still adding photos and POIs to Google Maps. I believe if you are a trusted volunteer contributor you can still get access to update street names and perhaps even geometries, though I decided not to give a corporation free labor anymore. I suspect that you are right, these changes were probably copied from OpenStreetMap by a volunteer mapper who did not properly understand the copyright issues. --Jeisenbe (talk) 23:03, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

building:name=* has no valid reason for use

What about in cases where the name of a business is different from the name of the building that it is in? --Adamant1 (talk) 07:43, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@Adamant1: Merging business and building is in general violation of One feature, one OSM element. Especially if both are named and so on. In such case proper fix is to represent business as a node/area in a building, rather than starting using weird prefixes. If building has no name or other conflicting attributes such merge is not very problematic (though for example iD has severe problems with it), but building:name=* is ridiculous workaround used instead of a proper soution Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 07:51, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I guess that makes sense. I'm pretty sure I've used the tag myself a few times. So Thanks for the answer. I'll have to just do what you suggest the next time. --Adamant1 (talk) 08:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Re:Source of file

Hi Mateusz, the image was generated only by OSM data, it was a screenshot from JOSM. I had initially uploaded the image to my account on a free social network that no longer exists called gnewbook. Here you can see other similar images from the mapping event in 2011. --Ovruni (talk) 08:40, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi Mateusz, the file Mashhad History 2008-2011.gif which I used in Mashhad OSM wiki page is produced by myself via a web page that produces a .GIF file of mapping history of a location over the time. Unfortunately this useful site doesn't works yet, but I know that we could download and use its images whenever and where ever we want.


hi, i answered on my talk-page... --GercoKees (talk) 07:20, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

User:Mateusz Konieczny/notify uploaders/Reneman

Hello, these are all not my files. I am an admin. These are files that I have restored. You can see that in the file pages. --Reneman (talk) 08:35, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

@Reneman: Thanks for info! And sorry for a mistaken message Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:52, 28 March 2022 (UTC)


Seeing as this image was uploaded over 13 years ago I can't be 100% certain of where it came from - based on the comments I assume it was a screenshot of the Tile@Home rendering engine (was that a forerunner of Mapnik?) but I can't be certain.

File:Nottingham-city-2009.png Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 14:06, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

Removing a rendering example

Not sure why, but I just got a notification that you removed the "rendering in OpenSeaMap" example from this page:

Just wondering why you removed it? TheThe image is literally just text and a circle, I don't see how that could be a copyright violation. It's now confusing for anyone visiting the page, since the rendering example is empty...

Instead, maybe you could add this template? Template:PD-shape

This template should only be used on file pages.

Thanks --Kylenz 09:29, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

@Kylenz: thanks for spotting my mistake, I fixed it now. I intended to remove photo and got confused somehow, sorry. BTW, if you have by any chance replacement for that photo - and other in this category where replacement was not found then help is welcomed. I added the template you mention to this image, and yes it is a correct one to use. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:34, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! I can help replace most of those photos, except for [1] - I've never seen one of those before. But luckily there are lots of photos on wikimedia commons. Also, I figured out why I got that notification :) --Kylenz 09:55, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
@Kylenz: let me know if you will run into some issues or something! I replaced some, but on some I am completely stuck Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:01, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Resolved: Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:06, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of Map_Icons_Collection

There isn't a corresponding discussion, but I support the deletion. I have no idea, how the process of deletion is going to be. I don't see any use in keeping it, except for future historians, but they might have more interesting stuff than this. --MeastroGlanz (talk) 14:57, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Map Icons/Map Icons Collection become marked as dead Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:05, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
Resolved: Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:05, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Graphic redesign of the Template:Information

Hello Mateusz Konieczny!

I've made a graphical redesign of the template for image description locally on the OSM wiki (Template:Information), notably in green color to distinguish it from the light purple of Commons (and thus to identify more easily the origin of the image).
What do you think about it?

Also, would you have a list of useful templates on image management that are on this wiki? (for example: a template to say that an image can be transferred to Commons or on the contrary a template to say that an image should not be transferred to Commons etc...)

Have a nice day ! — Koreller (talk) 08:35, 8 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi Mateusz - youn left a message about a particular licence on an image from 2014 - ( - I can't remember now, but I must have thought it was the right thing to do at the time. The image was probably one I was using when I was trying to give feedback to another mapper - before the HOT Tasking Manager allowed the leaving of feedback. The system I was using seemed to work extremely well as far as the mappers was concerned, but was extremely labour intensive for me, and hence not particularly practical. I have very little to do with HOT or LearnOSM now - feel a little burnt out with the whole thing, and now enjoy mapping mainly after a survey. I still keep my server updating the translations from Transifex. Regards Nick (Tallguy)

@Tallguy: - are you expecting this old images still to be useful for some purpose? Or is it fine to delete them? Because it would be necessary to research what is their legal situation and fix copyright tagging to keep them (this appears only now, as for a long time copyright issues concerning images were almost completely ignored at OSM Wiki) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:04, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Stone and rock

Please revisit the comments you have added for the distinction between rock and stone. It is a general distinction also made in English (and even if it wasn’t it did not matter a lot, because it is the definitions and descriptions that count, not natural language use). Strong distinction between rocks attached to bedrock and not attached to bedrock is present in German but not in English[1]. It is one more case of OSM tag design following German terminology. you added this sentence, based on someone’s comment in github who apparently wrote about things he doesn’t know well. Please conduct your own research. A stone is always loose, (unless the word is used to describe a material), it is describing a grain size, bigger than cobble and smaller than a boulder. —Dieterdreist (talk) 08:01, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

@Dieterdreist: - it appears to not be defining difference, see say If you have a better source that describes it as a defining difference the feel free to edit that page to improve it Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:02, 28 May 2022 (UTC)