[Loadstone] Osm query

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Thu Sep 11 18:48:54 BST 2008

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Aedan O'Meara wrote:
> Hi Rob, 
> I have downloaded the osm file as instructed using your tools. I only
> got a few crossroads and a load of "fixme" pois. What does this
> indicate? 

It slightly depends on the circumstances, but where an Open Street map
contributor notices an error, or is only able to partially map an area,
they might mark it "FIXME" (i.e. "Fix me") as a sign to other mappers
who might pass the area to have a closer look and verify the map. They
would normally also leave a note or something, but that note may not be
converted by the loadstone converter.

If a non-blind person has a look at the area you are taking about
directly in OpenStreetMap, and turns on the data layer, or goes to the
edit page, they will probably be able to figure out exactly what these
fixmes are about. If you want me to have a look, e-mail me directly the
lat/lon or the search term you are using.

Robert (Jamie) Munro

P.s. Anyone interested in OSM should join the OSM-talk mailing list. It
would be great to have people there discuss how OSM can be made more
accessible - How can a map, which is essentially a 2 dimensional diagram
be presented in a way that will can be read by screen readers?

So far I haven't seen a single message mentioning Loadstone in the OSM
lists. A long time ago there was a blind person asking about using OSM
data, but that was long before I heard of loadstone.

The lists are here: http://lists.openstreetmap.org/ but that site may be
having problems at the moment - you might need to try later.
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