User talk:Mvexel

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Hello,

I've seen your stuff about history and it is great. Do you know any existing implementation, or do you have a plan to want one for actually do to the map what wikipedia histoy page do to an article: selecting a bbox and a time would show the map (data) what it was at that time and selecting two dates would show the difference?


I had an area where I believe I have already drawn something and it was empty, and I tried to figure out whether anyone deleted anything there. Selecting "history" resulted around a few thousand entries, most of them didn't even touch the area ("big" edits). Useless. I have tried to look around all the tool sites, history visualisers but didn't really find anything fitting the purpose.

Maybe you know better. Thanks. --grin 21:12, 11 July 2011 (BST)

BAG

Hoi,

zag dat je de BAG pagina begonnen bent. Inmiddels lijkt het erop dat BAG vrijgegeven is en kun je het ook gemakkelijk downloaden! Ik heb de pagina al wat geupdate, misschien dat je er ook nog even naar wilt kijken. BAG is al eens op de mailing list besproken zag ik, maar voor zover ik begreep was dat toen BAG nog niet was vrijgegeven. Dus misschien moet de discussie weer gestart worden?

Groetjes, Gijs 13:21, 11 April 2012 (BST)

Gijs, ik woon niet meer in NL en ben er ook niet meer zo bij betrokken. BAG-discussies op de mailinglist gaan steeds dezelfde kant op, ik raad je aan om met wat mensen bij elkaar te komen en een middagje te bomen over wat ermee te doen, dat gaat denkelijk vlotter. Martijn van Exel
Ok, bedankt voor je reactie! Gijs 23:56, 15 April 2012 (BST)

Please link images!

Hello Mvexel,

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.


Please link pages!

Hello Mvexel,

Tip: Add categories to your pages

Thanks a lot for contributing to the OSM-Wiki! Here's a tip to make your contributions 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 page from your list of contributions, edit the page description, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are edit the page "Christmas Party 2012", you add the following code:

[[Category:Events]]

This will make the Page show up in the categories "Events".

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


--Reneman (talk) 11:00, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

MapRoulette Userbox

Hi Mvexel, i am a MapRoulette fan... so i created a wiki userbox in order to spread to word:

By adding {{User MapRoulette}} on your userpage, you will get:

Maproulette logo.jpg Mvexel enjoys solving MapRoulette challenges.

I also create an overpass query deck for MapRoulette friendly queries. Here they are : User:Binnette/OverpassQueries. Feel free to review them. Maybe we can include some in MapRoulette documentation? Maybe we can create a paeg like MapRoulette/OverpassQueries or so. Because it is quiet hard to learn how to make overpass queries for MapRoulette. I do not find a lot of documentation about it.

Have a nice day. BTW, thank you and the MapRoulette team for your excellent work. --Binnette (talk) 12:04, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Binnette, awesome! I will include the Userbox in the next MapRoulette diary post / newsletter! And thanks for the Overpass collection, I am going to have a look and I would love to expand the Overpass part of the documentation! Actually there is a Github ticket for this that was just opened :) If you want I can give you access to contribute to the MapRoulette wiki on Github.

Adding events to the calendar

Hello,

Regarding the duplication of an event in [1]. The calendar templates hide events which are more than one to one and a half months in the future. This does not mean they are lost. Please add them below the heading "Other future events". I regularly move up the upcoming events about a month before they happen. Thanks --Tigerfell This user is member of the wiki team of OSM (Let's talk) 11:21, 29 September 2020 (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:A street name sign showing an alternate grid based name.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".

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)?

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.

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).

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

--Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 15:35, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Similar problem applies to https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Sotmus2013.png (where I have lead to a potential author, but I am not sure is it the correct one) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 14:24, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

Attribution

Hello! And sorry for bothering you, but descriptions of files you uploaded need to be improved.

You have uploaded file which is licensed as requiring attribution. But right now attribution is not specified properly.

Please, ask for help if something is confusing or unclear in this message.

Please, fix that problem with this uploads - note that images with unclear licensing situation may be deleted.

Attribution may be missing completely or just be specified in nonstandard way, in either case it needs to be improved. Note that using CC-BY files without specifying attribution is a copyright violation, which is often unethical and unwanted. So clearly specifying required attribution is needed if license which makes attribution mandatory was used.

If it is applying to your own work which not based on work by others - then you can select own user name or some other preferred attribution or even change license to for example {{CC0-self}}

For your own work: ensure that it is clearly stated at file page that you created image/took the photo/etc

For works by others - please ensure that there is link to the original source which confirms license and that you used proper attribution, or that source is clearly stated in some other way.

Especially for old OSM-baded maps, made from data before license change on 12 September 2012 you should use "map data © OpenStreetMap contributors" as at least part of attribution

For old OSM Carto maps, which predate license change on 12 September 2012 you can use a special template {{OSM Carto screenshot||old_license}}

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 creator of image File:Branching links.jpg ?

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" or "This is my work based on file -link-to-page-with-that-file-and-its-licensing-info-" or "used file downloaded from internet to create it, no idea which one".

Doing this would be already very useful.

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|Mvexel}} to publish under CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.

Once you add missing data - please remove {{Unknown|subcategory=uploader notified 2022, June}} 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.

Help

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) 09:19, 5 June 2022 (UTC)