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12018-03-13 08:45:24 UTChighflyer74 Hi Dave!

Can you check please? There are still some non-OSM tags on it.

Greetings from across the pond!
22018-03-13 14:02:57 UTCAlaskaDave Got it, extra tags removed. Thanks!
12018-03-12 12:04:34 UTCmueschel Hi,
could you please check the rivers? It looks like they overlap with previously mapped rivers. And I guess these tags shouldn't have been uploaded:
RIVERCATEG = Federally Administered
SHAPE_LEN = 5.50073159877
STATE = Alaska
22018-03-12 14:23:42 UTCAlaskaDave Thank you for the note. I forgot to clean up the original tags and left some extra tags on one section. I removed those. But I don't see any "overlap" with previously mapped rivers. Can you explain more fully what you mean?
32018-03-12 14:37:24 UTCmueschel Looking more closely, it's just a glitch of the rendering server - when I checked both the new and the old (coarse) river way were shown simultaneously. The database is clean though.
12018-01-17 05:20:59 UTCAlaskaDave You added a 1500 node boundary for Emdendorf AFB in Alaska but failed to remove the pre-existing 100 node boundary that was added in 2013.

I have two questions: Was that merely an oversight? And, is a 1500 node boundary really necessary to delineate this AFB?

It certainly seems to me that man...
22018-01-17 06:45:26 UTCAlaskaDave After doing some more checking, I learned that the smaller, older boundary multipolygon is incomplete. A large section is missing. If you have no objection, I will delete it and simplify the boundary you added last year.
12018-01-13 07:13:09 UTCAlaskaDave Somehow, portions of 1211 including this one, got renamed Den Ha (1211). Mapper did not give source. I renamed it to what it was previously, Sunwichai Road, which is a translation of the Thai name tag.
22018-01-13 07:45:34 UTCAlaskaDave I checked Google, and it gives Den Ha Dong Mada Road as the name. Thai street names are notoriously hard to map properly because signs bearing the name are rare. Many times the name is just a best guess and might be based on one road sign many km distant.
12017-11-29 23:48:39 UTCAlaskaDave Hi timdine,

I am looking at some structures (a radio tower at 70.4914528, -148.6994692 for example) you placed on an "island" in the Beaufort Sea near Prudhoe Bay. However, none of the imagery I used shows any island or any structures. Can you tell me where your data for this place came...
22018-01-02 15:08:34 UTCtimdine I've gone through the imagery sources I would have used to make this (I believe it was bing) and it looks like they've painted over the area with the expectation that it is just water. The location you're looking at on the map is Northstar Island. A description of it can be found at https://en.wik...
32018-01-03 03:32:19 UTCAlaskaDave Thank you,
I checked the Wikipedia article and, assuming it has the correct coordinates, I added a name tag and some others to the invisible island. Those coords, by the way, were slightly displaced from the island but I left it located where you had it.

Also changed the name of the heliport to ...
12017-12-22 02:54:10 UTCAlaskaDave Hi,
You used an existing wood multipolygon as the boundary for the Tham Patham National Park. Can you tell my where you obtained the boundary information? I want to alter the wood multipolygon but do not want to affect the boundary if it is accurate.

22017-12-22 09:47:10 UTClamacchiacosta Hi,
I cannot remember, I went there a couple of years ago, so probalby I did the amendment because I was there. If in the meantime that changed, please feel free to adjust it.
12017-11-11 10:20:05 UTCAlaskaDave You added a service road and bridge id:535046356 in Lamphun province. I recently drove through that area and there is no bridge, only a small service road. There is construction nearby but from my recall, no reason for a bridge there.
22017-11-16 20:59:46 UTCVLD008 Dear AlaskaDave,
Thank you for your comment! I completely agree that a bridge tag is not appropriate here. Thank you for informing me, I made the change.
12017-10-23 15:13:10 UTCimagico Hello Dave,

i would advise against trying to map features where you have nothing even close to verifiable position data for.

The location of node 5125769091 is a highly unlikely position for an islet or even a gravel bar based on the sea ice movement in the area - ice would not be able to move...
22017-10-23 23:58:03 UTCAlaskaDave Ordinarily, I would agree with you. I came across Shea's description through a newspaper article I read that mentioned Stray Dog West. When I searched for it on OSM, nothing came up and I wanted to at least put a findable entry into Nominatum. The uncertainty of the position is why I added the fixme...
32017-10-24 08:29:42 UTCimagico This is just my assessment of the situation - i won't insist on changing anything here. But i am pretty sure the position is wrong, not wrong by a few hundred meters but wrong by likely many kilometers - either much closer to the shore or much further to the east (that is the problem with secondary...
12017-09-17 01:38:12 UTCAlaskaDave Hi Will,
Can I ask why this old section of Richarson Hwy is tagged as a track? According to the Wiki, a track tag is for "Roads for mostly agricultural or forestry uses." The latest imagery from both ESRI and DigitalGlobe suggests that there is still good pavement on this stretch so I wou...
22017-09-17 15:01:38 UTCWill Lentz Dave,

The river was destined to take this section of the highway and the ADOT rebuilt the road to the new track. The old section of road is still there, you could pull up there and park but it is no longer the main through way.

I drove this section twice this summer and the OSM navigation wor...
32017-09-17 22:47:04 UTCAlaskaDave Hmmm. This situation presents an interesting problem. The old highway is, IMO, not really a track because, after all, it is paved. Yet one certainly doesn't want to be routed onto it.
You've hit upon a way to achieve that result but I wonder if OSM mappers shouldn't develop a better way to do it?\...
42017-09-18 00:02:02 UTCAlaskaDave The tagging list has.asked the following questions: Can one still use the old section? Is it easily accessible from the new highway?

One person suggested using a tag proposed:highway =no that I've never sen before but which means the highway is destined for removal. Some routing algorithms pay at...
52017-09-18 04:11:21 UTCAlaskaDave I just learned through the tagging group that the newest imagery available from DigitalGlobe not only shows the new road but also strongly suggests that some of the old pavement is reverting to a track, as you indicated. It also appears the bridge over the small stream at the southern end is no long...
62017-09-24 17:24:08 UTCerkinalp You should tag it as highway=road instead of highway=track.
72017-09-24 23:30:17 UTCAlaskaDave @erkinalp, I'm not sure that would be strictly correct either. But, in any case, the better imagery resolved this particular issue. I'll be visiting the area next summer and I'll do bit of field work then.
12017-09-20 09:36:45 UTCAlaskaDave Hi,
You accidentally duplicated a power line and its poles here. I don't have time to fix - can you do it?
22017-09-20 09:50:01 UTCAlaskaDave I separated the two lines here to help you:
64.19396, -149.30145
12017-09-16 13:01:12 UTCAlaskaDave Why did you reduce the classification of the Richardson Hwy from primary to secondary? It is clearly an important road and it was primary originally.
12017-09-16 00:25:39 UTCAlaskaDave Johnny, the sign you used to set maxspeed here is actually a weight limit. In your Mapillary photo the 21 ตัน means 21 tons.
22017-09-16 00:29:54 UTCAlaskaDave I had always wondered what those signs meant, so you're not alone in misinterpreting them.
32017-09-16 03:08:44 UTCJohnny Carlsen The signs double as a speed limit for clueless foreigners :)
12017-09-14 15:18:02 UTCHarald Hartmann Hello AlaskaDave. At you have tagged `l=0`. Sould it be `level`? #newkey
22017-09-14 22:23:18 UTCAlaskaDave Definitely. It was purely accidental. Working with OSMAnd on a phone can be tricky for a person with big fingers. I'm at a loss to explain just how it happened but I'll fix it pronto.
12017-09-13 05:43:21 UTCAlaskaDave Source should be ESRI World
12017-08-27 22:46:42 UTCAlaskaDave What is your reasoning to change the class of this section of the Parks Highway from trunk to primary? Nothing has changed on the physical highway where your change occurs. The classification has been changed once before you did it.
What's going on?
22017-08-27 22:50:18 UTCAlaskaDave According to the Wiki, the Parks Hwy certainly meets the conditions needed to class it as highway=trunk.
12017-08-23 13:06:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
I found 3 ways with hihway=fof , one created in this CS, all created by you.
What does it mean?
Just a typo for footway?
22017-08-23 14:44:25 UTCAlaskaDave Sorry, It is a typo, caused by JOSM "remembering" a bad value. I cannot locate any place in JOSM that contains the text "fof" that I used by mistake over a year ago but JOSM insert it sometimes still. It's supposed to be "footway".
32017-08-23 14:50:55 UTCGerdP Maybe search for key=properties.recent-tags
in your preferences.xml and check if you find "fof"
42017-08-23 15:05:15 UTCAlaskaDave Tried that already. It's not there. This is an annoying issue but one I cani' seem to rid myself of.
52017-08-24 05:24:36 UTCGerdP OK. Strange. Please check also
Can't see much on sat images and the way crosses a river.
62017-08-24 12:20:12 UTCAlaskaDave I changed that one to highway=path - it is much more visible on the new DigitalGlobe imagery. I have no way to tell what the "trail" actually looks like and because of its remoteness I never will, so that's only a guess. I'll work on it again and check the stream crossings when I have more...
12017-07-09 04:54:29 UTCAlaskaDave Can you tell me why you decided to raise the classification of the Seward Highway to "trunk"?
Even though that highway is a major artery in Alaska, it does not really meet the Wiki definition of a trunk road.
12017-04-22 02:02:14 UTCTheOutpost Hi Dave, the rendering in OSM around these islands looks very odd. You know what's up?
22017-04-22 10:14:26 UTCAlaskaDave It's a rendering issue of some sort. I added Shuyak Island State Park using rough boundaries back in January. Coastllnes seem to be invisible with the current tagging using leisure=park although I can see them fine in my custom maps.
Just now I altered the tagging a bit to use boundary=protected_ar...
32017-04-25 19:42:55 UTCAlaskaDave I have spent the morning fixing errors in multipolygons and guess what? I redrew a portion of the coastline of Shuyak Island when I fixed up the Perevalnie Islands but forgot to add that new section to the coastline multipolygon. Rendering looks right now.
42017-05-01 20:17:08 UTCTheOutpost Hmm, still looks odd, though I wonder if the tiles are stale. Looks ok at certain zooms.
52017-05-02 01:33:21 UTCAlaskaDave It's most likely some sort of caching or currency problem with the OSM server. I'm sure it will render okay eventually.
12017-04-20 11:46:54 UTCAlaskaDave Hi,
I placed the new Tumbleweed Express marijuana shop on the old car wash building in Parachute just now. I based my positioning on an article in today's Wash. Post. I see you have two other places on the same street named Tumbleweed, tagged with hop=herbalist. Are both of those businesses still l...
22017-04-20 19:25:28 UTCRanger444 The larger building is the main Tumbleweed location. The drive-through 'express' is also operated by tumbleweed and the buildings are separate. I am sure the larger Tumbleweed location is in the correct spot. I guessed on the location of the drive-through. I'm not sure which article you were talking...
32017-04-21 12:52:04 UTCAlaskaDave I chose the building based a photo in the article and a quick look at Google Streetview to confirm that its shape is the same - a high drive-through bay and a 1-story section that contains the office so I'm confident it's correct.
As for tagging shop=herbalist, yes, I think that's misleading. Marij...
42017-04-24 14:33:20 UTCRanger444 Turns out you were right on location. I drove by this weekend.

I do think shop=cannabis would be a better tag but it hasn't been approved yet. The definition of herbalist matches up with a rec shop. Herbs used for medicine. Thats whats sold there and thats why people buy it. Hopefully we can get ...
52017-04-24 17:37:41 UTCAlaskaDave The OSM approval process leaves a lot to be desired. I ran a similar discussion through the tagging list and could not resolve the issue. Besides, even if "approved" by the requisite number of mappers, it still isn't "official" in any way.

Consequently, I'm not waiting for ap...
12017-04-19 14:01:24 UTCAlaskaDave 2017-04-19 The original CanVec imports used many individual nodes labeled name=Kaskawulsh Glacier and natural=glacier. I removed those and added the name to several existing natural=glacier multipolygons. Recently reported changes in this glacier mean its present outline is not the same as shown.on ...
12017-04-15 17:03:57 UTCAlaskaDave You forgot to finish tagging this object leaving only a rectangle with area=yes. I removed rectangle and inserted a highway=footway and bridge tags.
12017-04-15 16:58:43 UTCAlaskaDave You forgot to finish tagging this object leaving only a rectangle with area=yes. I removed rectangle and inserted a bridge in the highway.
12017-03-28 08:47:07 UTCAlaskaDave I can not find any references to the Dr Suess House at this location. Can you tell me how you located this place?

All the items I found in a Google search seem to be near Willow, on the north side of Willow Creek
22017-03-28 09:12:50 UTCSpanholz I got the rough location from somebody on reddit who was there. But I have looked at the area and found the real house a bit south of it.

Already changed it to correct location. Thanks for correcting me. :)
32017-03-28 09:30:26 UTCAlaskaDave Yes, I found it too. But we're both trying to correct it at the same time LOL

it's here:
62.03923364985006, -150.08611523313525

Can you hold off for a moment to let me upload my changes and we'll see if there's any disagreement.
42017-03-28 10:08:43 UTCAlaskaDave Okay, we did it!

Keep on mapping!
12017-03-26 09:35:33 UTCAlaskaDave Every time I drive along here I wonder if the name of the road after passing Doi Saket should actually be Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai? As you know, road names in Thailand are poorly marked and I think I was the one who originally added the names to this highway. Not sure how I arrived at the naming anyway...
22017-03-26 10:58:38 UTCstephankn I didn't add the name, but just turn lanes to give a nice example on how it can be modeled.

Regarding the name: Hard to tell whether it is official. If I had to guess I would say it is not the official name, but colloquial name. Sort of "loc_name". The highway 118 (which would be the o...
32017-03-26 11:55:25 UTCAlaskaDave I agree it's a local name but I like it anyway. I don't want to get rid of it. My question really was, would you object if I changed the name of the section north of Doi Saket to Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai Road? Once it passes Doi Saket, that seems to be a more appropriate name.
12017-03-07 03:10:28 UTCmuralito Hi AlaskaDave:

Some tags of the elements you added doesn't have any meaning in OSM.

It's probably an import that you did it unadvertedly, and could be improved to be more useful.
22017-03-07 04:53:20 UTCAlaskaDave Yep, you're right. I used a list from the USFWS website and didn't bother to clean up the old tagging. It's on my todo list.
32017-03-07 05:22:32 UTCAlaskaDave Done.
12016-10-16 10:55:45 UTCAlaskaDave This changeset actually included many edits to the streets in Dillingham. Reworked and relocated, simplified horrible existing Tiger data. This is a work in progress. I saved it but forgot to change the comment to reflect what was done.
12016-06-29 19:14:00 UTCAlaskaDave Hi sandhill,
I'm wondering why you chose to use the name:en tag for what appears to be an alt_name. It seems to me this section of the East Coast Greenway should be part of a route and the two names tagged as name=Black Creek Greenway while East Coast Greenway should perhaps be the network or route...
12015-10-31 11:11:22 UTCGerdP please review way 365943695:
the tag highway=junction is rarely used.
Consider using nodes with highway=motorway_junction, see
22015-10-31 12:40:53 UTCAlaskaDave No problem. I was looking for a way to record the name of this historical junction and came up with highway=junction, admittedly a bad idea. The two ways no longer cross - consequently there is no longer a junction - 1317 now crosses 11 on bridges. I'll just leave its name on the area and remove the...
32015-10-31 12:45:12 UTCGerdP okay, thanks
12015-01-31 03:20:51 UTCstephankn regarding mini hydro: I think the main reservoir is a bit upstream. It it a pump storage plant? so maybe the empty reservoir is the lower basin?
22015-01-31 06:00:52 UTCAlaskaDave I don't know. I merely moved an existing reservoir to where I thought it might be when more water is present. I think the reservoir you tagged is probably the actual location.

I think the original reservoir should be deleted. By the way, are you sure the name is spelled Meatian? I think it is Mae...
32015-01-31 08:34:12 UTCstephankn It is a wrong spelling on their sign. I put in both spellings and removed the riverbank.
42015-01-31 09:07:55 UTCAlaskaDave Sounds good.
12014-12-11 03:06:23 UTCAlaskaDave This comment is from the one I saved previously. It should read: Adding some POIs in my neighborhood of Chang Phuak. source=Bing, survey, GPS
12014-12-10 06:42:11 UTCstephankn A major change like this could have deserved a changeset description. Especially when it is done by a user who did not edit anything before.

Based on the physical road characteristics as visible from aerial imagery and the road also being part of the AH network the upgrade itself seems reasonable...
22014-12-10 08:10:57 UTCAlaskaDave I agree with the previous comment. I am aware that highway 101 is being upgraded and perhaps deserves the reclassification but there is more to it than that. Reclassifying the links, making sure bridges also get the changed ref number and classification is part of the process. Such "loose ends&...
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