- WeeklyOSM says: “Merry Christmas” wherever you read our blog. The next issue will be published before the end of the year!
-  As of version 7777 JOSM has a new logo. It was developed during the Logo Design Contests. (via Twitter)
- Anita Graser blogs about a possible QA for turn restrictions.
- Telenav has completed its project for the detection of direction signs in 25 major metropolitan areas in the United States.
- You have until 25th December, 2014 to vote on the proposed pipeline extension for pipeline tagging. (via Tagging)
- User marczoutendijk offers a remarkable web service displaying important locations/tags in a very easy way on a map. Note: can be used to discover items that have not been tagged as well. 😉
- Interiew with Søren Johannessen about OSM in Denmark.
- Does it really make sense to map with students in schools?
- Kenya Tamura wants to import building outlines in Sabae (Japan). See also the wiki page of the import.
- Arlindo Pereira wants to import records from the Open Data portal of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. See also the discussion on talk-br.
- Štefan Baebler reports on the preparations for the Slovenian land use import. He poses some questions to the community, and declares that the data source is not suitable for built-up areas.
- The Icelandic community made a request to be allowed to be a Local Chapter of the OSMF (regional office).
- On December 13 the State of the Map Japan 2014 took place in Tokyo.
- On 09 and 10 October 2015 the State of the Map Scotland will take place at the University of Edinburgh.
- After another strong typhoon moved over the Philippines, the international relief agencies are once again being supported by map updates from the OSM community. The media also reported this collaboration.
- With Map Compare on BBBike even more maps can now be compared. (exactly 108)
- Christoph Hormann offers simplified OSM boundaries for download and explains the challenges in creating these boundaries.
- Freizeitkarte (Leisure Map) version 14.12 has been released.
- Christian Kreutz blogs about the 7 lessons he learned in five years of civic participation and innovation.
- Stefan Kaufmann translated the “Helsinki Open Transport Data Manifesto” into German.
- At the University of Brasov, Romanian students developed CAD tools, which are available as plugins in JOSM.
- Naren arya published a tutorial to develop a GeoApp in Python.
Did you know … ?
- … the Open Transport Data Manifesto?
- … teachosm.org – documents to teach OSM in the classroom (in English)? (via Talk-us)
- … the OSM maps from Wikivoyage
- Christmas gifts for map lovers.
- Following a local garden fire in his neighbourhood, G. Karsten reflects togehter with User Lübeck that with OSM, it might have been possible to determine the location of fire hydrants more quickly. 😉
- The EU project ALP INFO NET also deals with OpenStreetMap.
- Christian Biasco explains OSM, currently only in Italian. If someone wants to subtitle the video maybe amara is the tool to do it.
- From Excel to gvSIG.
- Two students of “Surveying and Geoinformatics” of the University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) created a bike map of Würzburg. Online media are talking about it.
- Mapbox open-sourced a new map style for transportation.
- Pau Gargallo blogs on the “Tech Sneak Peek: Navigating Your Photos in 3D” by Mapillary.