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 Romania 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_Romania
We have a Github page here about the project: https://github.com/osmlab/appledata/issues/137
This is Andrew again with Apple. In addition to the road network improvements I messaged about before, we are planning to work on some limited data corrections and improvements to OSM in Romania around coastal and water features and land use and land cover polygons, such as parks, university and hospital campuses, airports and similar features.
For example, sometimes coastlines and national parks are missing a correct tag, or are digitized inaccurately (maybe due to old low resolution imagery). We will make sure to follow the appropriate OSM and local guidelines. We have been doing a similar project around Africa and in other regions for some time.
I wanted to get your feedback and see if you had any suggestions or data resources we could use.
Also, thanks to those who contributed to the MapRoulette challenges I posted earlier! I have posted them all here: https://maproulette.org/browse/projects/38878
There’s more information on our Github page: https://github.com/osmlab/appledata/issues/137