I am thinking of bringing OpenStreetMaps.org in Tamil. Imagining a world, where a GPS device or smartphone, showing paths in Tamil and giving instructions in Tamil to the driver.
To achieve this, we need all the street names to be filled in OpenStreetMaps.org
I checked for the streets in my area, Tambaram, Chennai. Found that there are many street names are missing. Editing the street names on the browser seems difficult for the lazy me.
Was looking for any alternate ways to add streets in OSM. Found the Open Source android app “StreetComplete“.
It simply shows the streets that dont have a name and ask to enter a name for it. Thats all.
From the description of the app.
Help to improve the OpenStreetMap with StreetComplete!
This app finds incomplete and extendable data in your vicinity and displays it on a map as markers. Each of those is solvable by answering a simple question to complete the info on site.
The info you enter is then directly added to the OpenStreetMap in your name, without the need to use another editor.
As it says, it is really simple to add details like street names, road types, shops opening hours etc.
Install this app in your android phone and help OpenStreetMaps to have all the street names. It will lead to various super projects like “Maps in our language” and more.
Help to to build truely open maps.
Few links to explore: