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Have you heard of StreetComplete? It's an Android app that shows you open questions/issues with OpenStreetMap in your area, and asks you to answer them.

It's made for people with no experience with , so it shows only very simple questions that can be answered very clearly. ("What is printed on this street sign?", "What's the number on this house?")

It's available on @fdroidorg, of course!

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@rixx @fdroidorg I use it since some months... it's fun..

@rixx @fdroidorg It's pretty great, I've been using it for a couple of months now to improve OSM every time I walk around town 👌

@rixx It's actually really fun, it's like Mapdefect GO.

@rixx @fdroidorg I'm considering installing it and taking it for a spin. Mostly I've been doing map editing for HOT.

@rixx @fdroidorg I hadn't heard of StreetComplete. Pretty cool. I've answered a question about the road surface. Going to answer a speed limit question next. Thanks for this.

@rixx Thanks for the recommendation! I just installed it... and OsmAnd at the same time, adios Google Maps :)

Do you know where I can find a list of all the questions that can be answered? In my area, I only see house number and street name.

@rixx Now if only there were a way to anonymously upload the data so that following my OSM account isn't both a good reference for where I frequent and also a live way to tell when and where I'm traveling.

@rixx (To be clear, I use it anyway, but some better privacy would be nice.)

@aschmitz @rixx I saw lots of comments from maps.me users that were anonymous to #OSM editors. Maybe it could work the same way.

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Hab ich gleich mal ausprobiert. Das ist ja cool!
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@rixx @fdroidorg I think it's pretty neat. Used it a few times and found it very pleasant to work with. Especially when used on the go.

@rixx For those using iOS, it looks like #kort is a similar app: kort.ch/

Supports both iOS and Android.

@rixx @fdroidorg This is quite cool! I wonder how well this approach could work for gathering other types of data. 😏

@rixx @saper @fdroidorg
aaaaand, now I have a new hobby.
I mean, I rely on OSMand to navigate, so, only fair.

@rixx @saper @fdroidorg
TIL that OSM has no idea what any road in the UK is made of…

@rixx @fdroidorg nice, will try that because contributing to such an awesome thing like is...well awesome :awesome: :anarchoheart2:

@rixx fucking love OSM, mastodon mappers unite!

@rixx I just wish there was a way I could get credit for my JOSM edits lol. Like, fuck, every street around me is asphalt, this is getting tedious

@rixx @fdroidorg hm, no single quest around me. Seems it does not work

@rixx @fdroidorg wow, great! Thank you for the hint. I've been using Vespucci so far to edit #OpenStreetMap, which also is a great OSM editor and works very, very well. But being pointed by StreetComplete to specific issues helps to contribute in a very targeted manner. #mapping #android #apps #recommendation