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Hello ShakespeareFan00, and welcome to OpenStreetMap!
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Just a small remark : I see that you are currently very active on the wiki. Please could you reduce your amount of "save" actions when you edit the pages. Some people (like me) are watching the wiki progress using the special page "Recent changes" (linked on the left pane). And if you save your work twice a minute, we loose quickly the history of the whole wiki. Thanks a lot. But people like you - very active on the wiki - are very welcome ;-) Pieren 17:49, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Removed INSEE as a possible source
Why ? The INSEE data are free. If you have any doubts, please contact the concerned group. And please do not remove wiki sections if you are not 100% sure or without a talk with the concerned group, or without a comment justifying your correction. Pieren 11:56, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
- Not free, Data license quoted appears not to allow for modifcations, Open Street Map is CC-By_SA not CC-BY-NC.
- You're right. 'This' data from the INSEE which provides hundreds other data cannot be used. But keeping the log of the mail and answer will avoid other people coming later to ask the same question to them. Pieren 11:03, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Your comment concerning talk page consensus noted. ShakespeareFan00 00:15, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Subject: Tag:power=generation - I just wondered why you chose to change it to generation instead of generator as decided in the discussion and vote(!). To me the latter sounds much better. -- Fröstel 12:29, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
South Africa Railway
Unfortunately the stations are limited only to South Africa. There is a guy in Namibia doing a good job of mapping their network.
Of interest, Southern Africa almost exclusively uses Cape Gauge, 1067mm.
Firefishy 09:51, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Any railway maps, so far?
I have talked to a fellow OSM mapper today who has (just like me) a great interest in getting the ORM going. We were wondering if there are any railway maps yet, apart from those outdated graphics who can be accessed on the Wiki. Has anyone ever run a renderer with Skywave's stylesheet? Both of us have a great desire to get the work going, so we can hopefully attract some railway nerds to OSM and thus speed up what currently seems to be pretty much dead in the water... :-( What do you think? --Bigbug21 16:19, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Hello ShakespeareFan00, you wrote the proposal draft for a "wetland" tag. What do you think about sending a request for comment to the mailing list, and to initiate the voting process afterwards? --Ulf Mehlig 16:28, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
- As I saw no reply from you, I sent the RFC myself and started voting a month later. --Ulf Mehlig 22:09, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
As per the discussion yesterday have a look at http://www.petschge.de/osm/wayids_navteq.txt HTH Petschge
Old Railway stations in the UK
>You've been using railway=historic_station... > I'd been using railway:historic=station_site > A compromise between the two needs to be worked out? > ShakespeareFan00 12:17, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
I am happy to switch to railway:historic=station_site . This would leave the unadorned railway= tag for actual, current railway infrastructure. That sounds sensible to me.
MikeCollinson 17:33, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Ito map railway view
Thanks for the suggestion. I have added miniature railways as light blue as per your suggestion. I have also separated monorail out as orange. Narrow_gauge was already rendered (check spelling - gauge not guage?). I have also adjusted former lines to be faint blue and mainline sidings to be more grey. PeterIto
- gauge is correct... Anyone offering to write a tag spill chucker? ShakespeareFan00 18:17, 6 May 2011 (BST)