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Anyone live near Santa Rosa Nuvali Metro Manila? I moved here from LA California. I have 2 Garmin Nuvi GPS units. I was able to download RoadGuide Philippines to one of them. However, there are no streets mapped for the area I live in. When I downloaded their Contributors' Map it screwed up my PC's desktop and some files are lost.

I found OSM and the map has lots of information in my area. I'd like to contribute to the OSM for my area. How do I find out who is also contributing and communicate with them ? ? ?

asked 12 Jun '13, 04:54

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If you have an account on openstreetmap.org and go to http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/<your_username_> , you will see mappers located near you in the map view on the right. For this to work you would have to set a location in your account preferences.

Another good way would be to have a look at "Who did it?" on http://zverik.osm.rambler.ru/whodidit/?zoom=11&lat=14.63741&lon=121.05136&layers=BTT for your area of interest and look who has edited there in the past, and then contact them through OSM.

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answered 12 Jun '13, 12:10

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edited 12 Jun '13, 12:11

If you want to search by activity centre, then Pascal Neis has an excellent map that should be useful.

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answered 12 Jun '13, 15:12

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... that I have linked to ;-) Now we have duplicated the wiki page to here. By the way: "activity center (past 6 months)" is more useful to find active(!) users.

(12 Jun '13, 15:21) aseerel4c26 ♦

Another way is to introduce yourself at the Openstreetmap Philipines mailing-list and see who replies.

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answered 12 Jun '13, 17:09

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Finding other people mapping in your area: Best look at the two tools listed in the bottom section of the wiki page Nearby users.

Communicating: When you are on someone's user page (example: my OSM.org user page), then you can use the link "send message" to send a message to this user who can respond then. You can have a look in the user's recent edits there to see if he is really active currently.

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answered 12 Jun '13, 14:48

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Adding a "note" in an area can help connect you to another local mapper. Reviewing nearby "notes" can help you find other people who are active in your area.

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answered 18 Feb '15, 01:53

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Notes have not been created for that purpose.

(18 Feb '15, 12:58) Pieren

@Pieren: Well - ish. Notes certainly are designed to connect casual site users with local mappers (though otherwise I suspect I agree with what you're saying).

(18 Feb '15, 13:34) SomeoneElse ♦
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