Sorry that this new challenge is a little bit late. I have been very busy offline, and have set a new record, this past week: I haven't opened JOSM for 6 days straight. That seems like a record for me, since discovering OGF.
Luciano's Mapper's Challenge #2 - May, 2016
Some mappers are very good at focusing on a specific area and mapping it to an extremely complete level of detail. This challenge will probably be useless for those kinds of mappers. But for me, and I know for many others, it can be hard to find "focus" and hard to really, truly complete a given area. It's too easy to flit around the map, working on various things, and never really reach a sense of completion with a given area.
Arguably, the ONLY time I've really, truly completed an area is with my little Ardispherian exclave of Sarangdo. And that was more than a year ago, now, and further, it still could use more work.
So the challenge for the month of May is to try to concentrate on mapping on a single area. I would say maybe a maximum of 100km²(which is the size of a compact city)
The challenge has two levels.
- Advanced Challenge: for the month of May, ONLY map in your chosen, focused area. There is always more to map. If streets feel complete, work on buildings. If land covers feel complete, work on naming things. If building outlines are complete, work on putting detailed information about shops, banks, schools, etc. You can go into micromapping, adding housenumbers or sidewalks or traffic lights and turn lanes.
- Easy Challenge: for the month of May, chose some smallish area that you consider well-mapped and more-or-less complete in a way that you like, and try to reach that same level of completeness for your working area.
Like last time, this challenge is on the "honor system" - no one is going to check the accuracy of your claim. If you are interested in trying this challenge, just leave a note below, in the next few days. At the end of the month, we can make another diary post to see how poeple did.
This new challenge may be a bit "easy" for me, but only because I expect to continue to be very busy this month offline, so it will not require much work to avoid working on mapping other things. The area where I will be working is the western end of the Sovereign Duchy Tárrases - I want to see what it is like to now try to develop an area in detail having already put in place a complete set of contours.