Contribute to the OpenStreetMap developer community by getting involved in the Top Ten Tasks!
OpenStreetMap is huge, with an extensive and varied community. Our data is used in applications for specialty and general audiences, for devices common and rare. The infrastructure that we rely upon, as members of the OpenStreetMap community is continually improved in ways more- or less-visible and with more or less celebration.
As an example, we’ve improved our friends recently. This is a small, visible improvement in the OSM web site. You might just think, “Wow, how did we go so long without this function?” If you are logged into the web site, now you can view the recent changesets by the contributors that you have added as your friends.
This new feature sprang from a discussion on the talk@ list two weeks ago. Toby Murray made the suggestion. Mikel Maron liked the idea so much that he wrote some code and Tom Hughes refined Mikel’s patch then merged it into the rails port so that we can all use it.
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I really hope the clickable POIs on the front page task will be resolved. The fact that that doesn’t work is the main reason I still use Google Maps for searching for POIs, despite their often crappy data quality.