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OpenStreetMap Fall Editathon

Come join us for the OSM Edit-a-thon in Cleveland on Saturday, October 19th!

Help put Cleveland on the map in OpenStreetMap, the free global map that everyone can edit and use with minimal restrictions, like wikipedia.

Cleveland Public Library
Main Branch Louis Stokes Wing 6th Floor (Map collection)
525 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

No experience using OpenStreetMap? No problem! We'll help you register a free account and make your first contributions!

All over the country, folks will be getting together (physically and virtually on IRC: #osm-us on to improve the US on OpenStreetMap.

Have ideas of things to map? Your favorite trail, restaurant, bar, or park?

RSVP is encouraged but not required.

You are also encouraged to bring your own laptop but we will have laptops there for use.

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  • John W.

    ...And here is the link to a folder with the OSM files:

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • will s.

      I tried to post my response here, but it was over the 1000 character limit, so I sent it to you through the website.

      October 21, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Gonna be late...

    October 19, 2013

  • John W.

    Progress! I have the translation script just about finished. Before I declare everything final, though, I'd like the community to comment on my choices. At issue are the surface tags. Surface types were translated as shown in the list below. Every attempt was made to conform to the standardized definitions as shown in

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • John W.

    Original value => OSM value (Comments)
    'Asphalt' => 'asphalt'
    'Concrete' => 'concrete'
    'CrushRun Surface' => 'tartan'
    'Dirt' => 'dirt'
    'Boardwalk/Bridge' => 'wood'
    'Stairs' => 'wood' (also sets highway=steps)
    'Primitive/Dirt' => 'dirt'
    'Limestone Screen' => 'gravel' (Not a great fit, but adequate)
    'Wood Chips' => 'wood chips' (Not standard, but none of the standard ones fit)
    'Bridge' => 'wood' (Assumes that the tread surface is wood, which is true of most bridges in the system, but may not be universally true)
    'Set Stone' => 'sett'
    'Wood' => 'wood'
    'Rock/Mortar' => 'cobblestone' (Not a great fit, but adequate)
    'Sand' => 'sand'
    'Puncheon' => 'wood'
    'Gravel' => 'gravel'
    'Brick' => 'paving_stones' (Maybe I should use the non-standard ‘brick’)
    'Road' => 'asphalt' (Assumes road surface is asphalt)
    'Natural' => 'ground'

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • John W.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it. I'm out of town for a funeral. However, I have been working on the trail data provided by the Cleveland Metroparks (thanks again to Steve Mather and Tom Kraft). The data is straight from their GIS, so I have been writing a Python script to convert the tags to OSM standards. It's been going slow, because it has been competing with my other projects and my Python is a little rusty. Once I get the records converted, it will need to be integrated into existing roads and other features. I don't know if this was part of what you were planning to do on Saturday, but hopefully I can get the converted files written and posted before then.


    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Parks and trails!!

    1 · September 19, 2013

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