I live in Cromwel New Zealand and my city map is old and missing a lot things, even one of the oldest suburbs here... So who updates these maps?
asked 10 Sep '11, 06:02
I had a similar query - I live in a new-ish suburb north of Hamilton, New Zealand, and my area is entirely missing from OpenStreetMap. I have started walking the streets with my hand-held GPS, uploading my tracks and drawing in all the roads & paths (using Potlatch2). I'm rather enjoying it, but it does seem a long-winded way, and rather error-prone. Is there some way to do a bulk upload, for example from data held by LINZ (Land Information New Zealand)? I don't believe that all the existing mapping on OSM has come from ordinary bods like me walking the streets and uploading their gpx files! So where did it all come from and how can it (quickly and accurately) be updated?
answered 22 Feb '12, 07:35