Tag: Error

The State of the Map. United States. Street Network. 2013

Last year we wrote a journal paper in which we analyzed the OpenStreetMap (OSM) dataset of the United States which was published on May 28th, 2013 in the Transactions in GIS Journal. You can download a free pre-print version here. This paper has been published just on time to add to the discussion at the upcoming State of the Map United States conference which will take place in San Francisco and includes some presentations about data imports to OSM. Unfortunately, Dennis and I cannot attend the conference this year, so we decided to write a blog post with some additional and up-to-date numbers.

OSM Routing View Worldwide 2011-11

Really great news for all our non-European OpenStreetMap.org Mappers: Since last month, the OSM Routing View is available for the whole world. You can read more in Frederik’s blog post. Yesterday he sent me the latest results of the view and I did some analysis with it. To all new readers: you can find more information about the OSM Inspector (OSMI) here. The Routing View within the OSMI “shows problems in the data, related to routing and navigation” (direct link).

However, here are the new *worldwide* stats for November 2011: we have a total of about 1,3 Mio errors. We can divide them into the following groups:

  • Unconnected 1 meter: 248000
  • Unconnected 2 meter: 62000
  • Unconnected 5 meter: 170000
  • Duplicate (number of duplicate segments): 833000

The following diagram shows the amount of errors per continent:

Routing View Europe 2011-05

First of all, sorry that I did not create a new stat regarding the Routing View past month. To all the new readers: Usually I create an analysis about the Routing View of the OpenStreetMap Inspector for each month for Europe. You can find more information about the OSM Inspector (OSMI) here. The Routing View within the OSMI “shows problems in the data related to routing and navigation”. You can read more about it here … A direkt link to the OSMI Routing View is here!

However, here are the new stats for May, 2011: we have a total of about 124000 “Unconnected Roads” and about 108000 “Duplicate Ways” (number of duplicate segments). Overall this means that we have about 17000 *new* „Unconnected Roads” errors and only ca. 1300 “Duplicate Ways” have been fixed in Europe. For the past three months we have an increment of about 2850000 new OSM way segments for routing. (May 7th: 34500000, February 20th: 31700000, January 20th: 30600000)

Updated Error Summary for Europe

This month I tried something new. But first we will start with the usual monthly stats of the OSM Inspector Routing for Europe, this time for the middle of February 2011. Overall the following amount of errors appears for “Europe”: Unconnected Roads: ca. 107000 and Duplicate Ways (number of duplicate segments): ca. 109000 (in the OSM Wiki you can find more information about the error-types). This means that altogether there are 2600 unconnected streets and 16900 duplicate way segment errors have been fixed. In total we have an increment of 1111000 new OSM way segments for routing during the past 4 weeks in Europe (01/20/2011: 30600000, 02/20/2011: 31710000).

The following image shows the amount of errors divided by country for today’s Europe OpenStreetMap dataset:

In the past month several other countries were able to reduce the amount of errors, such as in: France (-1600), Italy (-1600), Poland (-1900), Sweden (-2300) and United Kingdom (-8000!!!). So congratulation to the UK, this is your month 🙂

Routing View EU 2011-01

Overall the following amount of errors appears for “Europe” at the middle of January 2011:

  • Unconnected Roads: ca. 109600
  • Duplicate Ways (number of duplicate segments): ca. 125900
  • (read more about the error-types here)

This means that altogether there are 3000 unconnected streets and 13400 duplicate way segment errors have been fixed (last month we had 112600 unconnected roads and 139000 duplicate ways errors). In total we have an increment of 1139000 (+3.8%) new OSM way segments for routing during the past 4 weeks in Europe!

  • 12/23/2010: 29400000
  • 01/20/2011: 30600000

The following image shows the amount of errors divided by country for today’s Europe OpenStreetMap dataset:

Routing View EU 2010-12

Short update with new statistics for the “Routing View EU“. Overall the following amount of errors appears for “Europe” at the middle of December 2010:

  • Unconnected Roads: ca. 112600
  • Duplicate Ways (number of duplicate segments): ca. 139000
  • read more about the error-types here

This means that altogether there are 5100 new unconnected streets and 20000 duplicate way segment errors have been fixed (last month we had 107500 unconnected roads and 160000 duplicate way errors). In total we have an increment of 1300000 (+4.6%) new OSM way segments for routing in the past 5 weeks in “Europe” (this is nearly twice the number in comparison to one month ago)!

The following image shows the amount of errors divided by country for today’s Europe dataset:

Routing View EU 2010-10

As mentioned in my last post, I am trying to conduct some statistics for the “Routing View EU” each month that show the areas where the amounts of errors have changed.

Over all (according to the Geofabrik extract) the following amounts of errors appear for the area of Europe at the moment:

  • Unconnected Roads: ca. 108000
  • Duplicate Ways (number of duplicate segments): ca. 182000

This means that compared to last month about 3000 unconnected streets and 31000 duplicate way segment errors have been removed in Europe. The following image shows the amount of errors divided by country:

If Italy keeps up the good work (-11000 errors) it will catch up with Germany in one or two months. But also Austria, France and Norway were able to correct a lot of errors. For some reason the United Kingdom does not show much of a difference and still has a high amount of errors!?

Routing View EU 2010-09

The OSMI Routing View for entire Europe is available for two weeks now. I try to create the stats for the view once a month as I did before. For all readers that are not familiar with the Routing View, you can find some information about it here:

Over all (according to the Geofabrik extract) the following amount of errors appear for the area of Europe at the moment:

  • Unconnected Roads: ca. 111000
  • Duplicate Ways (number of duplicate segments): ca. 213000

The following image shows the amount of errors divided by country. :

Here is another diagram of the “Top” six countries (with more than 10k errors):

It’s important to mention though that the German Routing View is available for half a year now! The total number of errors was over 50000 in Germany at the beginning too.

Neue Stats zum OSM DE Routing View!

Habe heute wieder neue Statistiken zum OSM Routing View erstellen lassen. Schön zu sehen das Insgesamt die Fehleranzahl bei den nicht verbundenen Straßen (1m) zurück geht.

Etwas bedenklich ist allerdings die Entwicklung in Hessen. Dort hat sich die Fehleranzahl von ca. 400 auf quasi über 800 verdoppelt. Mit dem Saarland ist auch das erste Bundesland für den dargestellten Fehlertyp auf 0, Glückwunsch 🙂 ! Spitzenreiter im beseitigen der Fehler sind für den letzten Zeitraum die Länder NRW & RLP. Beide konnten um die 400 Fehler beheben …

Die Analyse läuft jetzt etwas weniger als vier Monate und die Gesamtanzahl der Fehler (nicht verbundene Straßen & doppelte Wege) konnte von über 50.000 auf ca. die Hälfte (25.900) verringert werden!

Immer “mehr” Fehler in OSM DE?

Seit nunmehr vier Monaten setze ich mich mit der Untersuchung der OpenStreetMap (OSM) Daten auseinander. Dabei versuche ich mögliche Fehler im Kontext von Routing in Deutschland zu finden. Ein Ergebnis davon ist der Routing View, der derzeit von skobbler gesponsert wird. In diesem View werden momentan Fehler für Deutschland angezeigt, die durch nicht verbundene oder doppelte Straßen auftreten. Angefangen im März 2010 mit einer Fehleranzahl von mehr als 52.000 konnte die Gesamtanzahl auf momentan (Ende Mai) ca. 32.000 verringert werden.

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Generell fällt dabei in der Vergangenheit auf, dass sich die Anzahl der Fehler immer nur dann vermehrt verringert, wenn das Thema in der deutschen OSM Maillingliste diskutiert oder angesprochen wird. Wurde nicht über das Thema geschrieben, verkleinerte sich die Anzahl der Fehler auch nicht groß. Zufall oder Wirklichkeit? Eine erste Gegenmaßnahme könnte sein: Mehr Werbung für die Tools machen, damit die Fehler in der OSM Datenbank behoben werden?