Tired: I can barely use OSM
Wired: I can contribute so much to OSM


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Reading the "User group" OSM Wiki making me quiver in desire to have a mapping club in my school. I wouldn't know how to organize one though.

@toro join your local OSM Telegram group. They may help you with organising a club.

@nur Ohh I didn't know there are OSM Telegram groups! Do you know how I can find one?

@toro umm. Sure . Just tell me where do you live

@nur ๐Ÿ˜‚ There isn't a page somewhere like on the Wiki?

Interesting! StreetComplete can go quite specific, huh?

Is it okay to just mark houses using Point..? There's so many, drawing the area shape for each doesn't seem worth it for now.

@toro It'd be better if you can draw those shapes. Points aren't really ideal for denoting houses.

I have a great motivator for drawing houses... taking a screenshot showing a high count! :thinka:

I want to be known as... [local area name] house mapper angel.

I should take it easy on myself and pull up a mouse instead of trembling over a trackpad (lol)

Wait till you discover JOSM with the BuildingTools plugin

Ono... JOSM keeps closing before I can do anything

I wanna trace something new on the map but it's so new there's no satellite image of it yet

@toro Have you tried Mapillary or OpenStreetCam? There might be some imagery there?

If not, you can always physically go there, take your own Mapillary/OSC photos or write things down, and just map that way

@toro We've had this discussion in our community, and the consensus is that it's okay. We'd rather have nodes than badly traced buildings.

@GOwin That's good to know! It's been getting difficult keeping the motivation to draw accurate boxes (lol)

@toro There many good (and bad) reasons to use JOSM ๐Ÿ˜œ . Drawing building footprints with the buildings plugin makes this easy-peasy.

@GOwin That sounds awesome ๐Ÿ˜ Once I figure out how to get it to start I'd probably use it all the time

@toro @GOwin

start by checking out JOSM modules in learnosm.org, although iD is a nifty editor already.

@toro Yes. With buildings, you can also specify the number of storeys, elevation and entrance gate. That's pretty cool IMO.

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