OSM edits not making it into CityStrides

I’m creating this post as a way to (hopefully) make it a little easier to find out that I’m working on it. :smiley:

The basic idea is that I have to build a way for changes in OSM to make their way into CityStrides. I have all the server software required for this in place, but I haven’t written the code that actually does the updating.

So for now, your fixes in OSM aren’t making it into CityStrides. They eventually will, however, so your edits are not in vain.

The "Update this street" feature thread also has a piece of this conversation. It’s also mentioned in CityStrides Roadmap (updated 2019-12-22)

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Not sure how to fix this problem:

Edgewater Drive, Waltham, MA - The last 6 nodes are past a gated private driveway. I edited the road in OSM a while ago to show where the public road actually ended. The private driveway secton is now gone in CityStrides, but the nodes remain and thus the street remains incompleted for me.

Burns Road, Lexington, MA - There is no road where CItyStrides shows there’s one. I edited it in OSM and the road has disappeared, but the nodes are still there.

Can you delete the nodes from these?

There is no update functionality within CityStrides yet, so your edits in OSM are not making it into CityStrides.

It’s mentioned in CityStrides Roadmap (updated 2019-12-22) … but I haven’t have a dedicated thread for it, because it’s just up to me to get the work done - there isn’t a whole lot to discuss. :laughing:

It’s on my list! :smile:


I’ve searched the forum and am not sure if this has been covered elsewhere, but what does it take and how difficult is it to import and update a city’s street list in CityStrides? Or if a full street database update is too onerous, is it possible to update (but not delete) individual streets? I am an active OSM contributor and since the last update, I have added some new streets to Vancouver, BC and have edited several more in hopes of addressing the issue with streets overlapping Vancouver and Burnaby. Thanks!

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The data update process isn’t built out yet.

There’s a rather unhelpful note about it in CityStrides Roadmap (updated 2019-12-22) but other than that, there are just some small conversations here & there throughout the forum.

A sort-of related query that hopefully a skilled OpenStreetMap person can help with: I’m an active OSM contributor and have been slowly, methodically pecking away at improvements, etc. there, looking forward to the eventual update at CS. But there are a couple of things that I’m not sure I get.

  1. Why would this house import into CS as a street when it’s coded as a building in OSM? https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=18/42.58169/-72.62428
    the street that it’s apparently coded to (Fairview Lane) doesn’t exist in reality and the driveway marked as such is definitely just a single-house driveway off of Fairview St.

  2. When a long section of highway (MA Rte. 2 in this case) extends through several towns (Shelburne and Greenfield), how do I code just a portion of it (for example, the portion of the rotary at the I-91 junction with no pedestrian access) as foot access = no? (it’s way too dangerous for pedestrians of any kind, ever)

  1. I had to search and dig, but i found the house you mentioned. A link to the city in CS where this occurs would have been easier. But it’s Greenfield, Massachusetts. And why that house is in the CS dB here, i have no clue. I don’t see anything that would make import valid.

  2. Fairly easy. right click on one of the nodes of a street where you want to split the street in the foot access=no and the foot access=yes. Choose the option ‘split’. The street will stay the same, but you now can give the parts of the streets independent tags.

Hope that helps.

No OSM expert, but in history it looks like it has been changed 5 months ago ?