My city isn't there (yet?) - how can I run it?

It looks like Luxembourg is present in CityStrides as a region. :disappointed:

My data comes from OpenStreetMap, and after a little research it looks like I just haven’t grabbed the right ‘level’ yet - it looks like that does exist for me to import.

So the good news is that I can import it (some cities I have to trace/export myself, which is very tedious), but the less-than-good news is that it does take a bit of effort.

The main reason for the lack of progress in importing more cities is that the site has gotten much more popular recently & I’ve had to put in more effort into maintaining the infrastructure. It looks like things are starting to even out, so I’m hoping to get back to working through the ‘List of cities to add’ collection. This city is near the top of the list!

Sorry for the delay - hang in there!

Hi James,
Many thanks for your answer. No problem - I’ll be patient :wink:
Thank you for your work by all means!
Best regards,

FYI, “Province de Luxembourg” is also the name of a province of Belgium, which is why it does exist as a region as well. Up until the 1830’s, Luxembourg’s territory consisted of the current country (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg) as well as the current region of Belgium named “Luxembourg”.

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Hey James,

Bumping this thread as it’s similar to another problem I"m having.

I’ve been doing a lot of runs in the city of Oakwood, Ohio and never gotten any progress in that city. I always figured, “hey, maybe Oakwood is actually just a part of Dayton…” but it’s not. It is its own unique city between Dayton and Kettering, Ohio. A great example of a run that got almost no streets progressed is here.

On that run, everything north of the road Dorothy Lane and west of Shroyer is the city of Oakwood. Yet I got no credit for roads in that city today and the city doesn’t show up at all in City Strides. The irony of that is that in Dayton, Oakwood is THE premiere spot for runners. On a morning like today it’s not uncommon to see anywhere from a dozen to a 100 runners over the course of a few hours running around the neighborhoods.

As always, there is not a rush in the world on fixing this. Just bringing the issue to light.

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Hi James, I’m still checking in every now in a while to see if my city (Luxembourg city, Luxembourg) has become available. Unfortunately it still hasn’t. I am sure you are very busy with other things. If there’s anything I can do myself to get Luxembourg added (modify something in OSM or something like that? - never done it but could try to read into that), please do let me know :slight_smile: Thank you!

After the global coverage project, all the changes will be made in OSM then CS can be updated at some point.

Check out How to help with missing/broken cities/regions to get background on the current procedure, and check out the CityStrides Roadmap (updated 2020-04-23) post to see what all is being worked on throughout the site.

@JamesChevalier can provide more specific help when he is able.


Thanks @jpbari - yeah, I asked @shukka to post this in here because the conversation started in the Slack channel and I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose it.

I’ve added Luxembourg to the Missing/Broken Cities Tracker & I’m working through that list as fast as I can. :smile:

Would it be possible to add Glendale, Arizona to the bottom of that list? It’s a suburb of Phoenix with ~250K people, I didn’t see it on the spreadsheet, and wasn’t sure you wanted people tinkering in there.

Possibly! Please do add it to the spreadsheet: How to help with missing/broken cities/regions

It would be greatful if you can add Dresden, Saxony, Germany to the City list.

That city is already in the spreadsheet (linked from within the How to help with missing/broken cities/regions thread), and just happens to be importing right now. :smile:

has any progress been made in how to quickly and easily change the cities that are only nodes into bordered relations? I admit that I don’t have the time or expertise to do the OSM edits on these myself, although I would help out if I could. The little bit of reading I have done on it goes right over my head.

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I see the city Dresden Germany in the citydB. I ran there some streets a few years ago. I don’t see myself in the runners list. Is that because the sync is still looking for runs of people matching the streets of a new imported city?

:thinking: I ran the code that should have marked everyone’s progress … I’ll take another look today.

So I think I figured out a way to do this.

If a city exists only as a node, a new “relation” needs to be created in OSM. That relation needs to be named the same as the city/node and the way OSM relations work is they have other OSM objects as “members” The node, as well as a closed set of ways that make up the border need to be in the relation. As for how to tag them so OSM looks at them correctly, I just cheated and copied the next town over when I tried it with one.

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added a city last weekend, I’m new to all of this city strides stuff, wondering how long it generally takes to get one added to city strides? thank you!

After it’s added to my Missing/Broken Cities Tracker, it’s just up to me to actually look in there and do the work. :sweat_smile:

Oh ok gotcha, well I added ellensburg, was there is open streets data :grin:

Hello, I have added Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK to the missing/broken cities tracker. I hope you can add this the system. So I can run my home town.

Thanks, Will

Thanks for posting - I have a recurring task each month to add more cities/countries, but sometimes I need to be reminded. :sweat_smile: I’ve got another batch of 18 cities going in now, Kenilworth included.