I've been on a trip this summer where not many people go. I've added a couple of campsite access roads. And now I realized that one of the campsites was on a lake that doesn't show up on OSM at all.
How does one go about mapping a lake? It's a large one, or collection of ones, or maybe a river, I don't even know really. I don't think I have the time for the entire thing. Is there a reasonable way to map a part of a lake without the entire thing looking like a mistake?
Are the waters in OSM entirely croud-sourced? So people making small updates like me? Is there a guide specifically for water mapping?
Thanks in advance.
I started adding points to the lake I mentioned but the process is significantly slower than I thought it would be.
Would it be useful to make a rough outline and let someone else fix it later, or should I wait for better data to come from somewhere?
For example most of the part already mapped - was that someone tracing or some kind of automation? I can't figure out how to read history in the iD editor.
Just map what you can or want to when you can. Plenty of information on the how and why of water mapping available by simple searching.
There's a start made for you around your camp site. Drawn from Bing and Canvec. Anyone can now extend this section, or add detail to the tagging. When you get up to 5000 nodes simply start another area section, (look around for similar circumstances if you're not sure).
answered 27 Feb '16, 07:53