Today I found out that it’s actually a lot easier to contribute to Open Street Map than I thought. There are some serious gaps in house addresses in my area and I was painstakingly using the built in browser editor in the browser.

But, you can use a FOSS app (available on fdroid) called StreetComplete that makes it a lot easier to help out filling in the gaps in your local map data.

It’s really fun - kind of like Pokémon Go but you are actually making an impact 😁

  • @Schlemmy@lemmy.ml
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    1198 months ago

    I’m addicted to Streetcomplete. I’m 20.000+ edits in. I make about 100 with ease on my commute to work.

    • @agent_flounder@lemmy.one
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      268 months ago

      I installed it. Judging by the mass of blank info, I guess I’m the only person around here using it lol. 😳

    • GonzoKnows
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      168 months ago

      It needs an iOS app

      • @nexussapphire@lemm.ee
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        iOS apps generally require a $100 yearly fee to post to the app store and if they submitted a waiver as a nonprofit apple would probably take years to accept it.

        Also apple has a tendency to quietly kill and/or stall small apps that pose a threat to features they incorporate into their os from what I’ve heard.

        • Luke
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          Ugh yeah the small 4-person worker cooperative I’m part of has been trying to get Apple to let us enroll in their developer program for literally weeks now. Every time we clear some other nonsense requirement, there’s a new one right behind it; and we haven’t even gotten to the “pay $100 for the privilege of undergoing this process” part yet.

          I can’t believe Apple ever managed to build an application ecosystem around their products when they are so unfriendly to developers.

          • @Rexios@lemm.ee
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            What? If you’re going to pay for it you just sign up and pay… If you don’t have your company registered before attempting that that’s on you. And if you’re really desperate you could just use a personal developer account which you can set up in like 1 minute. Not sure how this is an issue for you.

      • 2xsaiko
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        68 months ago

        Check out Go Map!!, it’s also open source and has a similar feature to StreetComplete with its quests, at least from what I’ve heard about how StreetComplete works.

    • merde alors
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      118 months ago

      once you complete every quest on your commute, what do you do?

      parallel streets ✅

      and then?

          • @Schlemmy@lemmy.ml
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            07 months ago

            That’s exactly what happened. Fortunately I have 4 different offices and I can work from ‘home’ anywhere so sometimes I go work at a friend’s place instead of working at my place.

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          In order to use this app, you will need to have the proprietary Google Play Services for AR app installed on your device as well.

          🤐

          edit: this is for StreetMeasure

          • @Schlemmy@lemmy.ml
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            _What are the system requirements of this app?

            StreetComplete requires Android 5.0, and a screen size of at least 4.3" is recommend. Apart from that, any reasonably modern phone (at least 2GB RAM, around 500MB of free space) should support it. It doesn’t require Google Play Services_

            Edit: You were aiming at Streetcomplete, I see now. This is in their FAQ:

            According to our tests, it does work without Google Play Services being installed, but, as said before, the device needs to be compatible.

            https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/StreetComplete/FAQ

            • merde alors
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              27 months ago

              i’m using streetComplete without google. It’s streetMeasure that requires Google Play Sevices

          • @Schlemmy@lemmy.ml
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            _What are the system requirements of this app?

            StreetComplete requires Android 5.0, and a screen size of at least 4.3" is recommend. Apart from that, any reasonably modern phone (at least 2GB RAM, around 500MB of free space) should support it. It doesn’t require Google Play Services_