Leftover parts of Latvia.

Labdien, dear Latvian OSM passionates :slight_smile:

Eastern Latvia (Latgalia) needs us badly! It would be great if you guys could help me.

Sorry to write in English, but I know only a few words in Latvian (I do understand quite a bit of words because I speak quite a bit of Lithuanian)

I had started this discussion on my diary: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Jay%20May/diary/41982 but it would be nice if we discuss it here.

Those territories are a total OSM leftover and really require a lot of work.

What is usually wrong?
**- Roads drawn where they don’t exist (or the opposite)

  • Non existing sharp curves, roads drawn as straigtht while being curvy.
  • Main dirt roads shown as single forest/field road, and the opposite.
  • Roads to possessions shown as main roads or not shown at all.

**- Name mistakes (recently corrected, for instance, Goliševa - someone had written Golyševa),

  • Infrastructure main names (border checkpoints, etc.) written in other languages than Latvian on the name:* tag (Russian or English usually that should be moved to from the name tag to name:en and name:ru, etc.)…
  • Lots of places without any name=* tag.

**C) MISSING DATA: **- Rivers, canals, bridges etc. not drawn at all.

You won’t get bored anytime soon if we start taking care of those beautiful regions :slight_smile:
I keep trying to “repair” that region, but I can’t do everything all alone. So I count on you :slight_smile:

Btw, I wanted to ask our Latvian users: is it possible to use http://karte.zl.lv/ as a source? It is based on … OSM :slight_smile:

Kind regards,


Sorry for a super-late reply, but Latvian OSM community has been more active (for some uses of the word…) in the talk-lv mailing list at https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-lv - it might be worth posting there :slight_smile: