I shouldn’t let it bother me, but articles like this about map vandalism annoy me. It wasn’t a “hack”, it wasn’t unusual (although normally vandalism doesn’t make it so far downstream), and the data originated from OpenStreetMap (who explained it all yesterday).
I’ve been updating Wikidata items that are located in the administrative territorial entity of Fremantle (Q606212) because that isn’t actually an administrative territorial entity. Those items are actually in City of Fremantle (Q1455046), which is an LGA. On which topic, I’ve also been trying to add LGA boundaries to OSM for Fremantle (relation 8617839), but […]
We went for a walk the other day along the north bank of the river, so see what’s where and which bit is which. Looking back towards Rocky Bay (2018-04-14) The most interesting bit was the terrific adventure playground. Unfortunately I was too busy swinging on the rope swing to take any photos. It’s pretty […]
OSM diary entry: Mapping while travelling
Today I joined the OSM Foundation. I think I must be on an organisation-joining spree, what with paying my dues to WMUK last month. It’s just a matter of showing support though, and wanting to give a tiny bit to the groovy people who enable my various geeky hobbies. It really matters, I think, that […]
It’s 2016 and it seems like a good time to attempt some new type of explanation of things. Things in general, I mean, and things internety. Or, maybe not ‘explanation’ so much as formless rambling. That’s easier on the brain, given the amount of sleep I’ve been getting (i.e. sod all). I’m four days in […]
I’ve just realeased version 1.0.0 of Tabulate, a WordPress plugin for working with data in a site’s MySQL database. I’ve been using it for a few months in production, and the shift from 0.* to 1.0 was fairly arbitrary — it just seemed stable enough now. The new feature that got included in this release […]
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Ah! Just there. :-) The Openstreetmap has just undergone a major change, in the form of the removal of all contributions by people who did not agree to the new licence (or the change of the licence; or something like that). I’ve been tinkering around my area, replacing missing bits. Very often, it’s quite easy […]
The OpenStreetMap of Hilton currently looks like this: [source] Which is pretty good, considering some parts of Perth; but it could be much better. So I’ve downloaded some Walking Papers (it’s rather an easy way to get a map printed on a grid of individual pages, along with an index page; here, there’s seventeen A4 […]