OpenStreetMap US

The open map has a very simple data model. It has a list of tags. It has many tutorials. After a year or five of participating in our project you might get an idea you understand OSM from bottom to top. The thing is — you don’t. Never. Even after nine years of writing news, writing code, managing communities, I find something new every day. And I find my beliefs about the project wrong. Let’s see how you can be mistaken in believing you know OpenStreetMap.


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Sep 7, 2019 · Yuri Astrakhan

OSM has tens of thousands of unique keys, and uncountable number of “known” values (like those for type, denomination, …). This lightning talk will show how to make sure all these tags...