User talk:Surly

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As you proposed, I created a draft for the tag/value combination amenity=training. Feel free to edit and comment this proposal!

Greetings, guerda



Is this route marker als for signs like an trail sign or only for trees? I am really looking for a trail symbol and i dont know if the use of information=board is the right one, becaus its such a small board

sean de basti

I intended the "route_marker" tag for mapping any kind of route markers. It may be on a tree, a stone, a man-made pole -- anything. I think that typicat "information=board" is much larger object than just route symbol.

Изменение определений office=administrative и office=government

Переопределять существующие схемы, более-менее работающие без обновления предыдущих отмеченных данных не есть хорошая затея. После изменений 21 марта вики противоречит уже отмеченным данным. Обсуждение на форуме. Xxzme (talk) 14:58, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Power routing proposal

Hi Surly,
It's been a while we didn't discussed anything on power routing proposal. Concerns are rising more and more often regarding route=power and people asking what should be the best way to describe power circuits between the two approaches proposed on the Proposed_features/Power_routing_proposal
We had a great meeting with @Bahnpirat: in Karlsrhue last year and we figured out some nice improvements we can make on the proposal as a mix between the two framework described. Would you accept to spend a little more time with us on this to make the proposal ready to vote or wish you to let another people take care of it? All the best Fanfouer (talk) 14:59, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

I'd be glad to continue discussions and consider your improvements. I'll accept any efforts from all people who can and want to help working on this topic. Surly (talk) 06:10, 5 March 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 creator of image File:Powerline branch 1 small.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|Surly}} 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) 16:14, 27 March 2022 (UTC)