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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 22

Santa Monica Express Auto Glass

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 22

Mobile Auto Glass Direct

www.mobileautoglassdirect.com - Mobile Auto Glass Direct has been serving the community for over a dozen years. Our company performs Auto Glass – Auto Glass Repair – Auto Glass Replacement - Windshield Repair - Windshield Replacement. We are your local Auto Glass Repair company and more. Call us today for Mobile Auto Glass – Mobile Auto Glass Repair - Mobile Windshield Replacement – Mobile Winds 4 hours ago

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

Primeiras Edições!

Aprendi a editar e já realizei algumas edições no mapa!

Acrescentei informações em uma região da cidade de Caieiras, local onde morei a infância.

Edições: Conjunto de alterações #: 67439677 e conjunto de alterações #: 67439983

16 hours ago

Aprendi a editar e já realizei algumas edições no mapa!

Acrescentei informações em uma região da cidade de Caieiras, local onde morei a infância.

Edições: Conjunto de alterações #: 67439677 e conjunto de alterações #: 67439983

16 hours ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

Chandler Mobile Auto Glass

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

Newport Beach Express Auto Glass

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

oda do radosci nuty

Oda do radości – jest owo kawałek IX symfonii Ludwiga van Beethovena, jednego spośród trzech klasyków wiedeńskich. w pobliżu, że nosił tytuł klasyka wiedeńskiego w rzeczy samej w toku jak Josef Haydn tudzież Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart owo pochodził z Niemiec tymczasem na skroś z Bonn, wszelako nie inaczej na przestrzeni podczas gdy wymienieni w tej chwili muzycy większa część życia spędził w Wiedn a day ago

Oda do radości – jest owo kawałek IX symfonii Ludwiga van Beethovena, jednego spośród trzech klasyków wiedeńskich. w pobliżu, że nosił tytuł klasyka wiedeńskiego w rzeczy samej w toku jak Josef Haydn tudzież Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart owo pochodził z Niemiec tymczasem na skroś z Bonn, wszelako nie inaczej na przestrzeni podczas gdy wymienieni w tej chwili muzycy większa część życia spędził w Wiedniu gdzie komponował acz koncertował. Oda do radości w 1971 r. została oficjalnie hymnem Unii Europejskiej niemniej ów postać trwa do dnia dzisiejszego. W programie programowej polskiego szkolnictwa spotykamy nagminnie ów dzieło, pod tego dużym ułatwieniem w celu grających np. na dzwonkach chromatycznych albo innych szkolnych instrumentach będzie nasze poczynania literowe nut. dzieło nie należy do wymagających, pod tego jest dozwolone go nauczyć się na jednej nodze chociaż sprawnie.

oda do radosci nuty

a day ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 20

Old ground and new frontiers: OSM meetup in QUB

I used to live in Belfast, for around 5 months in 1995. I went there to do a piece of research, some of which was ethnographic, and the rest of it was a few visits to the Northern Ireland Statistics Office. It was an amazing time for that city in terms of peace breaking out, and a City literally stretching with a sigh of relief. And it was an honour to be there at that time. Since my return to D a day ago

I used to live in Belfast, for around 5 months in 1995. I went there to do a piece of research, some of which was ethnographic, and the rest of it was a few visits to the Northern Ireland Statistics Office. It was an amazing time for that city in terms of peace breaking out, and a City literally stretching with a sigh of relief. And it was an honour to be there at that time. Since my return to Dublin, I only went back three times. Which is very little for a place that I felt very much at home in.

Heading up with my mapping buddies Lineo and Tad we talked about how streetsigns and road markings have subtile differences across the now infamous brexit hard/soft border.

Lineo compared the border to that between Lesotho and South Africa, while Tad resolved to come back this way on his motorbike and capture as much imagery as possible while it remains open.

When we got to Queens’ University and found our kind event host Conor Graham we realised how ready a university can be to hear about openstreetmap things. Their labs, wifi, and the interests of the staff are all really very OSM things already, and opensource is the way forward.

Queens asked two of us to participate in a GPS improvement experiment which he describes here using this thingy.

The event was enjoyable, mostly because of the social side of mapping we get when we have a meetup. I always learn loads, which is why I mention new frontiers. Also, I had a chance to map the building I lived in, on Oldpark Road, old ground indeed. ♦

a day ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 20

02 20 2019 most humidity on record

74° dew point 100% humidity, almost unbearable! Reminder: of pea soup climate & would like to congratulate Lilo for a outstanding job walking several miles from Walgreens to 19337 Oak Hillcrest Dr Robertsdale, Alabama 36567. Climate remains unbearable w conditions on February 20th of 2019. Clinton Duckworth and Lilo Duckworth made award-winning progress in unbearable climate conditions whil a day ago

74° dew point 100% humidity, almost unbearable! Reminder: of pea soup climate & would like to congratulate Lilo for a outstanding job walking several miles from Walgreens to 19337 Oak Hillcrest Dr Robertsdale, Alabama 36567. Climate remains unbearable w conditions on February 20th of 2019. Clinton Duckworth and Lilo Duckworth made award-winning progress in unbearable climate conditions while she will always be remembered as footloose and myself as fancy free I will close with these comments. Awarded two blue ribbons. And the gassy ass awards. Later mentioned in Lagniappe.

a day ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 20

CRM Software for Startup

If you are a startup looking for ways to boost your revenue, then Archiz CRM does not help you improve only sales: they help your teams change data into easily readable reports After that, a better strategy is formed. And small meetings Everyone benefits from a fast, decisive approach to CRM usage, from your sales team, marketing team to customer service team. Complete Blog:- archizsolutions.com 2 days ago

If you are a startup looking for ways to boost your revenue, then Archiz CRM does not help you improve only sales: they help your teams change data into easily readable reports After that, a better strategy is formed. And small meetings Everyone benefits from a fast, decisive approach to CRM usage, from your sales team, marketing team to customer service team. Complete Blog:- archizsolutions.com/crm-for-startup-in-2019/

2 days ago

Swiss OSM Association - Feb 19

OsmAnd Online GPS Tracker 0.4

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Hi, Everybody!

Guess what - we have got something new for 3 days ago

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Hi, Everybody!

Guess what - we have got something new for you! OsmAnd Tracker version 0.4 is fresh from the oven and ready to be downloaded. It does not matter whether you are an amateur or a professional sportsperson, or a traveler - the app will pleasantly surprise you anyway.

In our blog we have already announced that we have chosen Telegram to access all the necessary data. It is an open social platform that perfectly satisfies our requirements. Not only does it provide the list of contacts, but it also allows sharing one’s location. A Telegram account will be used during the process of registration in OsmAnd Tracker. The cherry on top is that you do not have to download the Telegram app to use your account in OsmAnd Tracker, and vice versa - one does not need OsmAnd app to share their location with another user via Telegram. You do not have to worry about the safety of personal information and chats, though. Select the accessible data and do not worry. By the way, your messages will stay intact and secure.

The Tracker has an amazing new function that is Timeline. We used to have two tabs “Live now” and “My location”. Now our users can organize their tracks the way they like, sending their location with a timer. The transmission will stop the moment the set time runs out. You have time options up to 24 hours to choose from. The users you have sent the GEO position to will see either a text message with written coordinates or a dot on an actual map. And what if you want to share a road to work that you made a few days ago? Well, now - with OsmAnd - you can! Here comes “Timeline”, where you can find the exact time span and send it. That is it! As easy as it possibly could be. In this tab, you can also view the history of tracks that were either sent by you or to you on a chosen day. One also can have multiple chats with different settings and levels of integration. The application also allows you to access saved info chronologically to avoid any confusion and difficulties in finding a particular moment in your movement history, including the locations that have been shared with you by other users. Any user can master their tracks and work on the details directly in OsmAnd app, which is fantastic!

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Further instructions and helpful advice can be found here.

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3 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 19

Thinking About How to Do Research Properly about OpenStreetMap

Hello, fellow OSM contributors. I’ve been thinking about how to properly conduct research regarding OSM. Here’s a summary, thus far:

In dealing with challenging issues such as disasters and climate change, crowdsourced geographic information is useful in mapping for and with local communities at risk. In the Pacific, this was done broadly through OpenStreetMap (OSM), a project by a glo 3 days ago

Hello, fellow OSM contributors. I’ve been thinking about how to properly conduct research regarding OSM. Here’s a summary, thus far:

In dealing with challenging issues such as disasters and climate change, crowdsourced geographic information is useful in mapping for and with local communities at risk. In the Pacific, this was done broadly through OpenStreetMap (OSM), a project by a global community of online and local volunteers who make, use, and share a digital, editable, and free map of the world. Also, there is a Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) that combines crowdsourcing and community mapping through a project called Missing Maps.

But at what point and under which conditions does the crowdsourced geographic information become useful in community mapping, and for whom?

In approaching the problem, I am using representational, pragmatic, and ethical approaches to understand the quality, usability, and equity of the information. Such approach will not only extract, examine, explore, or evaluate the information, but also embed it in situations that are simultaneously social, spatial, and scientific.

To accomplish the research, I will continue to engage as an OSM volunteer with online and local communities that were hit by major disasters and assisted by HOT, and the broad OSM community: Tacloban (Philippines) and Christchurch (Aotearoa New Zealand). Tacloban is still in the process of rehabilitation after it was hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Christchurch is updating community-based strategies about resilience after it was devastated by powerful earthquakes in 2010-2011. A third engagement elsewhere in Oceania is possible.

The primary output of the research is a digital and focused ethnography of online and local communities involved. A secondary output, an auto-ethnography, will complement it. The likely contributions of the research are: (1) a social-spatial-scientific framework of crowdsourced geographic information; (2) common usability issues in the case of combining crowdsourcing and community mapping; and (3) inequalities about the labour behind, consumption of, and access to the geospatial data and technology of OpenStreetMap.

It’s the nth time that I’ve written/rewritten it, so it will still change. That change will happen a lot once I do more work with the local communities. I’ve also been thinking about the word “crowdsourcing” because there’s a lot of work (including non-mapping work that’s work nevertheless) involved in making the whole OSM project work. These questions and concerns will be the focus for my PhD study in Geography, as I continue to contribute to the community in different ways. And it will be slow and will take a long time. If you’re interested in a conversation about this, then please let me know! :)

OSM is very personal to me because when there are major typhoons (cyclones) approaching my country, the Philippines, the OSM community is very generous in helping us map the places affected by disasters.

3 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 22

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Linongs (Laned Neighbourhoods)

I added a linong today ( www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/67458395 ) and decided the simplest solution to the “弄” address problem was to create a tag add:alley= This is because I imagine most data consumers will assume addr:housenumber= is equivalent to the Chinese “号”, which makes sense, especially where an address doesn’t have a “弄” address. And in cases where there is a “弄” value to be added, an hour ago

I added a linong today ( www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/67458395 ) and decided the simplest solution to the “弄” address problem was to create a tag add:alley= This is because I imagine most data consumers will assume addr:housenumber= is equivalent to the Chinese “号”, which makes sense, especially where an address doesn’t have a “弄” address. And in cases where there is a “弄” value to be added, “alley” is a common translation for this type of path.

There are complexities with these linongs. For example, in the linong I added today there was a “Changshu Road, Alley 120, number 3” ( www.openstreetmap.org/node/6295218505 ) right next to “Changle Road, 804 rear entrance”, opposite (but on the same lane as) as “Changshu Road, Alley 116, number 2”. So that’s alley 116 and alley 120 on the same alley. But I have learnt simply to write down what I see, even if I don’t fully understand the system.

Any feedback would be welcome.

an hour ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

Atualizações de diferentes espaços!

Olá! Conheci o site através de um Programa Universitário de Bolsas, da Universidade de São Paulo. A partir disso, estou criando algumas notas sobre regiões que frequento e conheço, como o Butantã-SP, Osasco-SP e a cidade metropolitana Caieiras-SP. Ainda não sei como poderia editar o mapa, então estou criando as notas por enquanto.

Abraços,

Caroline Soares Estudante de Terapia Oc 17 hours ago

Olá! Conheci o site através de um Programa Universitário de Bolsas, da Universidade de São Paulo. A partir disso, estou criando algumas notas sobre regiões que frequento e conheço, como o Butantã-SP, Osasco-SP e a cidade metropolitana Caieiras-SP. Ainda não sei como poderia editar o mapa, então estou criando as notas por enquanto.

Abraços,

Caroline Soares Estudante de Terapia Ocupacional na Universidade de São Paulo

17 hours ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

Home Remodeling in West Columbia

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 21

Web to print

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OpenStreetMap Belgium - Feb 21

Mapper of the month: Volker Schmidt (Europe)

Volker at Petrified Forest National Park AZ 2016 a day ago

♦ Volker at Petrified Forest National Park AZ 2016

Who are you ?

I am rather old: born in 1944 in the heart of (Western) Europe, halfway between Strasbourg and Luxembourg, in Germany at 2km from the French border. Let me put it this way: I am a European citizen with, by accident, a German passport. I live, for the second time in my life, in Padova, in northern Italy, about 35km west of Venice. Before retiring I worked, mostly, for the nuclear fusion research programme of the EU as an engineer and manager for large experiment control and data acquisition systems, with a two-year intermezzo in the search for gravitational waves at Caltech in California. My hobbies? My hobbies have changed over time. I had several hiking periods, a pottery period, and now am nearly fully occupied by two interconnected hobbies: (1) slow-cycling (as opposed to racing) from going for a stroll (on the bicycle) for lunch to cycle travel for days or weeks and (2) OSM with an eye on cycling. My nickname? I got that many years back when I started my first job after University in (then West-)Berlin in 1974. I had to invent a user name for our local computer system and constructed “vosch” from the first letters of my name and family name. We were five in the team and all Asterix and Obelix fans. So I added the “-ix”.

When and how did you discover OpenStreetMap ?

As an end user on the bicycle in June 2010. I had taken on the task to plan the detailed route of a 1900km bicycle tour Padova - Paris - London for a group of 30 along a route where I had never been, to leave on August 1st 2010. Shortly before, I had bought an etrex HCx outdoors navigation device and got angry when Garmin tried to sell me something like 5 maps for the six-country route I had in mind. I reacted with googling for “free maps Garmin”. This way I discovered velomap.org for Garmin devices. It worked. Then I taught myself (with the help of many google searches) what I needed to know about route planning sites, and constructed the 1900km GPX track with two different, now defunct, web routing sites and consulting intensively Google Maps, ViaMichelin and Google Satellite images in addition to the then still limited OpenStreetMap. It worked out, we all got safely to London. Then I decided on the last day in London to travel across the city to ride my bike across Tower Bridge using real-time navigation (and not a precompiled GPX track) in the city traffic and in the evening. It worked. After OSM had helped me greatly with that tour, I thought it would be only fair paying back my debt for the free maps by contributing to OSM. I started out with Potlatch, because it seemed easy, but moved to JOSM pretty soon, after I had damaged some route relations.

What do you map ? Is there any difference with your early days ?

I started by mapping cycling-related features and have kept doing so ever since. Cycling-related means inserting and improving/correcting tagging of features that are relevant for planning cycle rides. I try to insert those pieces of information into the database that will help routers find good cycling routes. That starts off with cycleways obviously, but includes also all way properties that might help a bicycle routing algorithm find routes that I would like to ride on. Over time my understanding of what should be mapped, evolved and, hopefully, improved.

How do you map ?

Given my interest in bicycle tour planning, I do both survey-based mapping and armchair mapping. The armchair mapping is often the result of route planning, in the sense that when I encounter unclear features on the map (say, the router refuses to go along a piece of the the intended route which looks nice on the satellite photos, and it turns out that the map is missing a foot bridge). Or I am trying to find a bicycle-able route and realise that the map is missing minor roads that would allow me to shorten my journey or make it safer or nicer than the main roads. Then I do the systematic mapping: when I ride my bike in new places I try always to produce good GPX traces (initially with an etrex HCx, and more recently with etrex 20/30). Up to 2014 I tried to shoot individual photos together with POI coordinates of key locations of my rides, since 2014 I take Mapillary photos instead. I also try to insert cycling related POIs, like bike shops, food and accommodation. Also to make it easier to highlight geometry discrepancies between map and reality, I routinely compare in JOSM the trace produced (with OSM) at the computer for the ride, with the GPX track that I recorded during the ride. This visual comparison quickly highlights sloppy-geometry mapping (or GPS malfunctioning).

Which tools do you use ?

For the tour planning I use web sites with OSM maps. On the road I always use a traditional GPS device (Garmin etrex) to follow the previously constructed tracks. I use OSM-based maps on the navigation device (Velomap, Openfietsmap light). So far I have not used OSM apps on my smartphone, mainly because it is routinely used to take Mapillary images. My mapping is done with JOSM on a laptop Windows 10 computer with a second monitor. My JOSM runs with few plug-ins, of which the most important one is the Mapillary plugin.
I do not make routine use of QA web sites, except for the Relation Analyzer and Overpass Turbo for purpose-tailored queries, mostly using the Wizard. i

How do you conduct your surveys ?

Mostly I do mapping whilst travelling, mostly on bicycle, but also by car. I started out by recording GPX tracks and taking photographs at points, which I considered of relevance for mapping. When I came across Mapillary in 2014, I switched immediately to Mapillary, initially using an old GoPro, but soon using smartphones. In addition I produce GPX tracks with the small Garmin device.The theory is that when I am back home I transfer all information gathered in the field (GPX tracks, Mapillary photo contents) into OSM, combining that with information gathered from satellite photos. But often I do not have the time to do that, and I leave it for later or someone else to use. A clear disadvantage of Mapillary is that you catch many more potential features for OSM than a normal human being will ever be able to insert in the map. The longest trip I have “mapillarized” so far is the Bicycle Route 66 in the US from Chicago to Santa Monica (in 2016). I encountered so many (mostly tiger-import-related) problems that this is still a big construction site in OSM. In addition I map systematically locally, with accent on bicycle infrastructure and road features relevant to cyclists.

What is your biggest achievement as mapper ?

As all my mapping efforts are open-ended, in the end I can never call anything an achievement. I keep doing my best updating and completing the Map. I am glad to see the Map in many places, but at the same time I am aware of its shortcomings and feel a bit guilty of not being able to make it perfect. It’s a moving target.

Why do yo map ? What motivates you ?

I like maps and I use them. Maybe its genetic. I remember, at school, when I was 8 or 10 years old, the teacher asked us to copy (local) maps by hand, and I “invented” a clever way of copying them, using semi-transparent paper (the type of paper we used to wrap the school sandwich - in German it’s called “Butterbrotpapier”) and received good marks for my near-perfect maps. Later on, during my late high-school and early university years I worked as a seasonal worker in the State Cartographic Office where I learned (by observing) at the practical level all steps of map-making, from triangulation to actual (hand-)printing topographic maps (I had to insert and precision-align the paper in the press once for every colour to print). And as long as my memory goes back i have always been the guy with the map whom the others asked: “where are we? you have the map!” .

What is the most difficult part of mapping ?

I remember the steep learning curve of JOSM as a problem. I was fortunate that I found very early in my mapping career a willing and competent tutor among the local mappers (thanks, Tizianos!) so that I could overcome that gradient with relative ease. I am a heavy user of mailing lists, which I found mostly useful, if you do not let yourself drag into one of the opinion wars, that sometimes take place there. What I find annoying is the persistence of systematic map problems, at least in my area: some mass imports of bad data (unchecked, old data, misaligned), which the importers do neither correct nor delete; a few users who draw only approximate geometries for roads, even though precise satellite photos are available; misaligned satellite photos and satellite photos with complex parallax errors (Bing).

What are your mapping plans for the near future ?

I am realistic. I would be happy if I ever managed to get all cycleways in my home town on the map. And then I would like to produce a useful local cycling map out of this data.

Do you have contact with other mappers ?

Yes, but not many local mappers. As my mapping is all over the place many of my frequent contacts are with mappers whom I only know by username via the mailing lists.

Do you use OpenStreetMap yourself ?

Routinely for off-line, and, occasionally, on-line navigation by car and bicycle, sometimes on foot. I regularly lead groups of local cyclists on day trips, which are all designed at the computer using OSM data via route design sites, mostly for cyclists. Even though I am not born here, I often receive compliments by residents born and grown-up here for the nice little byways I am proposing. But that is not because I am particularly familiar with the territory, but because I use the Map even for small local trips, and some of the routers are really good at finding minor roads. I also plan, and sometimes execute, longer bicycle tours using routing web sites at the planning stages.

Do you do anything else than mapping that is related to OpenStreetMap ?

To some extent yes. I have taught various courses on things roughly described by “GPX, OSM, and Mapillary for cyclists”. I have just started to participate in a new collaboration between the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and OSM Italy that aims at inserting all signed alpine hiking paths in Italy into OSM. And I am hoping to get something similar under way for the tourist cycle routes in Italy with the Italian cycling association FIAB. And I am a heavy Mapillary contributor and user. I hope soon to start taking Mapillary photos with a 360° camera.

To conclude, is there anything else you want to mention ?

Yes, there is: I am missing any good instructions to write or modify wiki pages. It’s amazing that no one has produced an easier way to write wiki pages. And one last , but serious concern: some, maybe too many people insert too much detailed data into a single database, without any regard to how these data can be maintained over time. The biggest issue for me are mass imports of data that is maintained and updated outside OSM, a violation of the most basic requirement for good data management, i.e. do not maintain the same data in several places, because that does require regular re-import of the externally updated data. You could put it this way: mappers (mainly importers) put much more data into OSM than we have manpower available to maintain it (aggravated by the problem that no-one likes to maintain data, it is much more fun to insert new stuff) These problems are widely ignored by most mappers and may kill OSM sooner than we think. Sorry to close on a negative note, but I consider this an important warning.

a day ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 20

Neue Adresse in Emmen

Zu Fuss unterwegs sein hat einen Vorteil. Man sieht Strassennamen und Adressen welchen weder in GWR Google oder kantonalen GIS enthalten sind.

www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=47.06858&mlon=8.28326#map=19/47.06858/8.28326

a day ago

Zu Fuss unterwegs sein hat einen Vorteil. Man sieht Strassennamen und Adressen welchen weder in GWR Google oder kantonalen GIS enthalten sind.

www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=47.06858&mlon=8.28326#map=19/47.06858/8.28326

a day ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 20

Blue Film

Blue Film

Directed by

Vijay Gowtham Raju

Cast (in credits order)

Shraavya Reddy

Shraavya Reddy

Shrayva

Chaitanya Nelli

Chaitanya Nelli

Chaitu

Vamshi Paidithalli

Vamshi Paidithalli

Vamsi (as Vamsi Paiditalli)

Veerabhadram

Veerabhadram

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Blue Film

Directed by

Vijay Gowtham Raju

Cast (in credits order)

Shraavya Reddy

Shraavya Reddy

Shrayva

Chaitanya Nelli

Chaitanya Nelli

Chaitu

Vamshi Paidithalli

Vamshi Paidithalli

Vamsi (as Vamsi Paiditalli)

Veerabhadram

Veerabhadram

Uncle

Praveen Chandra

Praveen Chandra

Bava

Siri

Siri

Akka

Details Country: India

Language: Telugu

Release Date: 19 February 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As: Blue Film See more »

Company Credits Production Co: Lucky Dice Entertainment See more »

Technical Specs Runtime: 18 min

Color: Color

2 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Feb 19

Приветствие

Ну вот и я добавил немного в общее достояние :)

3 days ago

Ну вот и я добавил немного в общее достояние :)

3 days ago