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Are there any areas that are mapped exceptionally well to look at as an example? There should be possibly great variety of features used (roads, bildings, parks, waterworks...). Sort of equivalent of Wikipedia's good articles.
I am looking more for technical perfection than geographical accuracy which I cannot check anyway.

asked 05 Aug '11, 00:12

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edited 11 Aug '11, 09:55

You could check out BestOfOSM. The site doesn't necessarily focus on technical excellence - a comparable mapping feat my be worth reporting when it happens in under-mapped country A but not when it happens in well-mapped country B. Still, BestOfOSM has a lot of impressive examples to look at.

And as a side note - technical "perfection" is a dangerous goal in OpenStreetMap. Remember that this is a crowd-sourced project; whatever technically perfect thing you create, it will be further modified (and therefore likely be made less perfect again) by the crowd. Maybe the "perfect" thing in OpenStreetMap is something that the crowd can easily work with, and not the most masterful application of intricate combinations of tags and relations!

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answered 05 Aug '11, 00:35

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Technical perfection does not necessarily involve complex relations. Simplicity is equally important. I was looking for a place where everything is mapped as it should be...

(09 Aug '11, 11:05) LM_1

Have a look a Cambourne Uk, I've added a bit but others have really "gone to town"

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answered 05 Aug '11, 09:33

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edited 05 Aug '11, 15:56

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I think that the best mapped country in the world is currently the vatican state. The map is here:

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answered 10 Aug '11, 11:46

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edited 10 Aug '11, 11:46

That's an impressive example. Do you know how it came to be?

(11 Aug '11, 16:29) barte

a lot of mappers visiting it, I guess

(12 Aug '11, 02:09) dieterdreist

I suppose this should have been inevitable, but the mapping work done of Disneyland is extraordinary. I wonder if it was done by interested amateurs or park employees.

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answered 22 Aug '11, 21:08

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Wow - that's an example that shows the need for Zoom Level 19 (if disk space / render-time was available)

(24 Aug '11, 12:15) ManAboutCouch

There's a wiki page called 'Places' which names a few interesting examples, although they're not really interesting for being perfectly technically mapped. It's also a kind of project history, describing notable places as the map developed. We could probably add some new chapters to the story these days.

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answered 05 Aug '11, 16:01

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