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I live in Springfield, MO USA. I noticed within 40 moles of Springfield there are 5 lakes not shown, is this normal with OSM maps?

asked 14 Mar '12, 00:59

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Do you know they are in the OSM database but don't get rendered, or do ask if it's normal that no one has mapped them yet?

Please post coordinates or a link to such a lake!

(14 Mar '12, 02:47) gnurk

If the lakes are missing, it's because nobody added them into the OSM database. If you feel you are not ready to do it yourself (although it is very easy, even for newcomers), you could send here the exact location and somebody else might add it for you. To forward the exact location, go to the main map, click on "permalink" at the bottom, right corner and send here the URL.

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answered 14 Mar '12, 09:36

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It is normal, as there is quite a bit of detail missing from the map. You can improve it by reading the beginners guide and watching the instructional videos and learning how to map it. If good quality aerial imagery of the area is available (usually Bing is best), it makes tracing lakes and water ways easy, so please get involved.

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answered 14 Mar '12, 09:09

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edited 14 Mar '12, 13:43

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