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Are you not feeling motivated to go outside for a healthy walk? How about downloading the application StreetComplete from @fdroidorg and start helping out OpenStreetMap by adding missing data about the places around you!

I started today and it made my daily walks a lot more fun! It also motivates me to walk even more and visit new places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. :)

@hund @sm0g I like it very much. Problem in rural areas is that even most buildings are not marked yet. Maybe a feature can be added to draw buildings. When navigating with OSMAnd you often cannot search for a house number. That's a basic feature for most people. This could be tackled be the mentioned feature.

@marco @hund @sm0g yes yes yes please. It's nearly useless as a gmaps replacement until serviceable geolocation works. Like heck, mark down street start/end numbers and approximate like everyone else.

@wilbr
I wondered why no one has started an open, crowdsourced Streetview yet. Being able to see what's around to use as landmarks has proven more helpful than anything to me (esp. in rural areas), and it isn't like it couldn't be combined with passive dashcam functionality that people might be using for other stuf anyway.An automatic frame pull here and there, multisource algorithmic extrapolations, and done.
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@marco
That's not quite what I had in mind, but it looks like they might be working toward it (algorithmic extrapolations as in, 3D views from multi-PoR, etc). It's nice in that it's an alternative of sorts, but it's being a business makes me wonder how much uniquely fingerprintable data they're trying to sneakily make off with (especially since I can't recall if it was OSMAnd that was doing suspicious things)
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@darkmeson @marco @hund @sm0g I wonder if the developers of streetcomplete are open to contributions 🤔 shouldn't be hard to add many more layers to the existing "please fill out this info" prompts

@wilbr
I think it's going to take a few apps doing different things no matter how you slice it.And just to be clear, the real difficulty here is that any of these apps are potentially stealing and storing potentially uniquely fingerprintable data just by virtue of relying on Android's webview (if nothing else). Still have yet to see one send intents and allow the user to choose what satisfies network requests
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@wilbr
Well, yes. It's in F-Droid's repos, so it has to be :)

And yes, being FOSS, one can always fork if need be ;)
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@darkmeson @marco @hund @sm0g ughhhh I've been trying to update the local maps but it almost doesn't matter because osmand is a pile of crap...

@darkmeson @marco @hund @sm0g ok so having gone on way too many map binges lately:

- openstreetmap is cool, and you should easily edit it: openstreetmap.org/edit (osmand lets you add and upload POIs including addresses as well)
- osmand is pretty crap at displaying much besides POIs and building outlines even though OSM guidelines suggest collapsing them all when possible.
- openstreetcam.org exists, check it out

@darkmeson @marco @hund @sm0g universe brain mode: download Vespucci from the app store, you can literally draw buildings, edit roads, and create POIs on mobile. With great power comes great responsibility 👍

@hund
Didn't knew about this. Sounds nice and worth a try!
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@hund @fdroidorg Street complete is a really nice app. I use it to help fill in gaps in the map

@hund Nice one! I've made an account but never get round to adding in daily life.

Belgrade's going on the map.

@hund
Thanks for the tip, tried to install on f-droid but got an error that the file wasn't found. Version 9.0 is listed...
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@hund @fdroidorg
The GitHub repo has v12.0! Downloading the app right now.

@hund @fdroidorg Thanks for sharing I love OpenStreetMap and was wondering how I can contribute to improve it!!! 👍

@hund @fdroidorg Downloaded, signed up on OpenStreetMap and will try it out today 😊

@hund When I open it I don't have any map, like I can download quests but they appear on nothing, did I do something wrong ? :x I downloaded the maps for the app "Maps" on fdroid I thought StreetComplete used the same maps

@Nocta I have no idea to be honest. I do have Maps from F-droid as well.

I suggest you create a ticket about it here: github.com/westnordost/StreetC. :)

@hund
I've thought about it from time to time, but most of these services don't allow anonymous submissions via Tor anymore, and I prefer to leave as few fingerprints as possible in this day and age of Big Data-based deanonymization techniques and oversightless LEOs being allowed to access anything that's online (because it's "public") without a warrant (or even probable cause), etc.
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