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Oh, by the way (about the production report video I shared previously today), the video editing with #kdenlive 20.12.1appimage on Kubuntu 20.04 was a really cool experience 👍 Bravo to the team. I really love the new subtitle editor.

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The #OpenStreetMap Foundation is running a survey (in 13 languages!) to find out more about the #OSM community. It should only take a few minutes, and we'd greatly appreciate as many responses as possible., 🙂 (pls boost)

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Wow! Quite a bullshit reply to a very reasonable and important suggestion on mailing list[0]:

[...] I'd like to propose to change the key from "man_made" to "human_made" and start a discussion on it.[...]

> No.

> "Man" has been a general term for humanity in the English language since time immemorial.
> It is only feminists who wish to divide humanity along gender lines who have a problem with "man" as a term of reference. Such argumentation is deliberately divisive, and serves no purpose.
> There is no need for the change, or a pointless discussion about such a change.
> Please lets get on with making an awesome map.
> Best Regards
> Joel Holdsworth

It's nice to imagine Joel is f*cking himself out of anger caused by the changes in the world.

[0]: lists.openstreetmap.org/piperm

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Tusky is a free open source Mastodon app for Android phones. You can follow at:

➡️ @Tusky

The app is available on @fdroidorg and Google Play. The official Tusky website is at tusky.app

It has some really nice features like the ability to follow hashtags 👍

#Tusky #Mastodon #Android #App #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Fediverse

I thought that The 8 B*t G*y (of YouTube) was a dick when he'd decided to do a road trip while people were trying to draw attention to COVID-19. But I didn't know that he was an anti gun-control guy waffling about the same baseless and rhetorical pro-gun crap. Unsubscribed.

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Random advice: Internet advertisers have added a new thing to try and collect your data. If you ever see the LEGITIMATE INTEREST link on one these "we value your privacy" popups, click it and click the OBJECT ALL button.

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@inan Didn’t know there was a world postcard day... You can take opportunity to say hello to an #OpenStreetMap fellow mapper with, why not, #OSMCards:
- osmcards.org/
- 2020.stateofthemap.org/session

1 October is World Postcard Day, write and send a postcard to a friend (or more friends).

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I'm working on site today for the first time in weeks and have discovered that nature is reclaiming our offices.

I've been struggling with various online services requiring my address. They would put the markers on the building next to ours when I entered my address. If they let me do it, I'd move the pin manually everytime to the correct location.

Finally I traced the error back to Ordnance Survey (UK's national mapping agency) data. The building numbers have been wrong all this time in their data so all the entities using their services including Google Maps and even our own borough council carried this error over to their maps 🤦‍♂️​ But that is not the case of course for the 😀​

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How many people remember that #StreetComplete is a thing? If you're #geocaching or playing #Pokemon Go, you might consider adding StreetComplete to the mix to help improve #OpenStreetMap while you're at it!

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#OpenStreetMap people have a whole PeerTube instance of their own, just filled to the brim with OSM talks!


A lot of French, like you might guess from the URL, but a fair amount of English talks too.

A case where #OpenStreetMap is more up to date than the official sources. 

Recently, I came across an OpenStreetMap changeset [0] with "Review requested" tag. The change was addition of a bus route relation [1] in Istanbul, by Alikam [2].

I navigated to IETT's (the governing body of Istanbul's transport network) website [3] to cross reference the route maps. I noticed that there were some minor differences between the route on IETT's website and Alikam's version on OSM. The route wasn't following the exact roads. This wasn't a major issue but I still commented on the changeset, mentioning discrepancies between the two versions. Alikam, who's an urban planning student and OSM contributor with a priority on transport network by the way, wrote back a few hours later to tell that the major junction at that point had been rebuilt as part of the construction of a new underground line. Apparently due to that major change in the highway infrastructure, the bus route have been changed as well. But as of this writing, IETT haven't updated their website to reflect the relevant changes. Meanwhile, thanks to Alikam and all the contributors like them, OpenStreetMap is more up to date than the official source for Istanbul's transport network.

This wasn't a major issue, but it makes one think if there are other cases where people rely on the official/private/closed data and left stranded or were late to a very important meeting (I'll give you a clue, answer is yes).

So kudos to Alikam and all those great contributors of this wonderful open community.

[0]: osmcha.org/changesets/90790906
[1]: openstreetmap.org/relation/116
[2]: openstreetmap.org/user/Alikam
[3]: ttm.sh/dI8

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