OpenStreetMap Chat

If you’re thinking about contributing to OpenStreetMap, then I’d suggest joining their unofficial Slack workspace. The people there have been immensely helpful.

  1. Request an account here: https://slack.openstreetmap.us
  2. Wait for account approval
  3. Log in with your account here: https://osmus.slack.com

Once you’re in there, click “Channels” in the left navigation and search for “CityStrides” to join our channel :smiley:

There’s also the OpenStreetMap Wiki and the OpenStreetMap Help Forum.

Hi @JamesChevalier

I know your plate is full with the data transfer stuff, but you when things have settled down, could you please let us now a bit about how it will work?

I remember you mentioning in an announcement post that changes made on OSM will change data on this site? I’ve made a few minor edits on OSM since the updates - shortening roads that ran too long, deleting roads that run through people’s homes etc. How do these updates effect the citystrides maps - do they take a while to come through? Does some sort of sync/update need to be run to push the data through?

Excuse my technical ignorance - I’m currently injured and am forced to live vicariously through your website :smile:

I don’t have any of the update process built out yet. It’s on the CityStrides Roadmap but I don’t have a plan yet, and I’m kinda wiped from this rocky data change. If the overall process ends up being this costly (I’m pretty sure I can handle the data better next time, but if it ends up being the same financial cost) then I may only update CityStrides once per quarter or year. I’m hoping that I can work towards something simpler that I can run monthly.

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I had the same question in mind.but even an update every 3 or 4 months would be a huge quality gain.

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Fair enough mate. Rest up, I have plenty of new nodes to track down in the interim. Also, I have a new fascination to pour my attention into now - scouring OSM for streets that need fixing up :joy: I reckon updates once every 3/4 months would satisfy most citystriders

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