Where does a project start? In the case of OpenStreetMap Indonesia it starts many years ago when it was first created in 2004 and the OSM community has been involved since then. However, Indonesia is still an ongoing project as the country grows.
Over time, we are building up the content of the map, reviewing our sources, adding corrections, changing boundaries, and reviewing the way the content is presented. In between, there are new features added by our developers.
Raman often copies the map directly from the gmapsupp.img, and then uses OpenStreetMap Manager. But those are static images of the map, and changing the map style every time it was released is not easy. In our case, we prefer just adding the style to the OpenStreetMap style file, and then just add the style to the proper layer for every place we go. This keeps the style files and also keeps our maps accurate.
Kunanda is new to OpenStreetMap Indonesia, and was interested in learning more about mapping. At the same time, he wanted to try his hand at aerial photography. He started mapping on his bike in 2008, and then made the decision to get more serious and join the OpenStreetMap team in 2012. His first project was mapping at Palu, Indonesia, where he worked to improve the map data.
Budia (budia_0) is an Indonesian journalist with over 20 years experience. He joined OpenStreetMap Indonesia in early 2014. He started out with line reprojection, reviewing and documenting. He continued with Sumatra Province boundary updates - a big task. His hyphotesis was "A good map of Indonesia needs no borders, no boundary, and no names". Following which he started with bug fixing to the areas of Indonesia he had touched, e.g. Sumatra Province. d2c66b5586