A couple of weeks ago someone on this forum pointed out a tool that helps find all those unnamed streets on OpenStreetMap: http://qa.poole.ch/. It highlights in red all the unnamed streets on OpenStreetMap.
And so I’ve been on a rampage trying to get rid of all the red in the city I’m running. Since my city is actively being developed, there’s a bunch of new developments with missing (or no) street names. Heck, I found through my runs two small sub-developments that didn’t exist on OSM at all. I added them last week to OSM.
One thing that helped me find a bunch of street names is the county property appraiser’s web site. It has a map of the county which includes all the parcel information, including owner, taxes paid, etc. It also includes street names.
After naming forty-one segments in OSM this morning, I just realized that the next update of my city will be adding a bunch of new roads on City Strides. This will push my completion percentage down, and the date of my eventual completion of the city that much farther into the future.
I also ran by the early stage of construction of yet two more subdevelopments while running that will add more streets to the city within the next year. And the local newspaper’s headline was about a golf course that’s going to be turned into yet one more development. This has turned into a race between my running and how fast the developers can pour concrete. (I suspect that I won’t be able to convince the City Commission to put a moratorium on new developments until I’ve reached 100%. Oh well.)
And once CityStrides adjusts for changes in city limits – along with new developments, we’re also annexing adjacent land – there will be even more streets to run.