My name is Andrew Wiseman, I work for Apple on the maps team. My team is interested in doing some work on the road network in Kosovo on OpenStreetMap, things like adding missing roads, making sure roads connect properly, fixing incorrect alignments with GPS traces, ensuring road classifications are consistent, and other similar issues.
Are there places you know of that need improvement or types of problems you see frequently? And are there any imagery sources you’d recommend, any specific highway classification guidelines you recommend, or anything else that might help? I’ve seen https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Kosovo.
We have a Github page here about the project: https://github.com/osmlab/appledata/issues/140
This is Andrew again from the Apple Maps team. We recently used our Atlas data analysis tool (https://github.com/osmlab/atlas) to look at a few types of potential issues related to roads and routing in Kosovo, such as roads that have overly sharp angles, roads that cross but don’t connect, routing problems, turn restrictions, places where navigation is impossible due to missing connections or potentially incorrect one-way roads, and other similar issues.
I’ve posted the results of those checks on MapRoulette, a tool that lets you go through potential issues one by one and either correct them or indicate they are not a problem. I wanted to let you know they are available in case others wanted to try fixing some of them — I also plan to go through some of them myself.
In MapRoulette you can either pick a random task to fix or click on a specific one. If you want to do tasks around a certain location, such as somewhere you are familiar with, you can click on one from the map view, and then click Next task: Nearby when you finish it.
The checks are:
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.