- The WeeklyOSM team sends greetings to our new Brazilian OSM friends , who joined the weeklyOSM team: Bemvindo – or in English “Welcome”, dear friends from the country of Capoeira, Copacabana, Caipirinha, Jorge Amadao e Oskar Niemeyer: Vitor, Alexandre and John, sejam bemvindo 😉
- During July and August weeklyOSM will be taking a short summer holiday, providing monthly summaries for July (in early August) and for August (in early September).
- Imagico.de provides images for remote mapping in OSM for areas where MapBox or Bing have no or poor images. An overview can be procured in the browser and then embed the image service in JOSM.
- Fernando Trebien starts a controversial discussion regarding the difficulty of understanding and using relations in OSM for novice mappers using current editors..
- Ture Pålsson stumbles over a common misinterpretation of the Layer tag.
- Mapzen compares the flood of data in OSM with the “Total Perspective Vortex” from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. So your brain doesn’t explode, they have chosen to focus on individual data categories. First they put the borders under the microscope.
- “Addicted Mapper” has been defined by the changesets in hdyc by Pascal Neis for some time. Tim Waters has an other approach in his presentation. 😉
- Pete Warde is looking for a new home for OpenHeatMap.
- Edward17 published statistics and before and after pictures to the 15th weekly task in Ukraine. (automated translation)
- Thanks to the Python community, at Geofabrik you can now find OSM data for Paraguay as well.
- Manuel Kaufmann (aka humitos) blogged about how you can work offline with JOSM for OSM. (automated translation)
- Would you like to move to sunny California? Telenav is offering a couple of jobs that might be interesting for an OSM mapper.
- A local community has been created for mapping in Southern Maryland.
- The fundraising goal for new server hardware has been achieved and even exceeded. The Operations Working Group OWG says thank you! Frederik Ramm has compiled some interesting data.
- Facts and figures on SotM US 2015.
- From September 30 to October 04 the SotM Scotland will take place in Edinburgh. The program is already partially online.
- User Gowin reported on an OSM workshop, which recently took place in Manila in the FEU Institute of Technology.
- In a cooperation between geoimagina and the Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia the following series of events will take place in Quito: July 09 – Introduction to OSM; July 21 – Creating geoportals using free software; July 28 – Producing Goestatistics with R; August 20 – risk scenarios for the threat from tsunamis.
- Frederik Ramm is looking for volunteers from Austria, which would assist in the planning and implementation of FOSSGIS 2016.
- The Humanitarian OSM Team is recruiting a short-term research post for two months. Application deadline is July 03.
- User dkunce has completed a first three hours “office hours” question and answer session for HOT. He sums up three important questions that were put to him.
- A Polish Mapper shows population density statistics to major cities on a map.
- The British Ministry of Environment has announced the release of 8000 UK datasets under a free license. (via @DefraGovUK)
- A possible side effect of omitting attribution – prevention of vandalism?
- Jan Erik Solem has questions about ODbL because Mapillary would like to use OSM data increasingly.
- Using the OSMroute plugin it is possible to calculate routes through openroutservice.org in QGIS.
- OsmAnd is five years old. WeeklyOSM congratulates the app, which is considered by many non-mappers as the OpenStreetMap app for Android.
- A recent demonstration of OpenSfM to understand the smooth transition of Mapillary photos. (more but older examples in Mapillary’s blog).
- MapBox ‘OpenGL-based map now supports a perspective view.
- Richard Fairhurst has created Tilemaker a tool to generate vector tiles from PBF extracts.
- Michael Zangl released a beta version of its OpenGL MapViews for JOSM, which he programmed in the context of his Google Summer of Code project.
Did you know …
- … about the POI – map in Spanish?
Other “geo” things
- According to unconfirmed rumours, Dennis Luxen now works with Apple.
- Geocache removed under bridge (automatic translation). Madness on feeder road: See the photos.
- CartoDB explains their switch away from Google Maps Engine.
- Tim Sutton draws our attention to a polemical article by Lewis Graham about GPL at LIDAR. The QGIS-CH Usergroup commented this post accordingly with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi.
- Laura Bliss commented on CityLab about the growth of OSM and assessed it positively – that with OSM a competitor is growing for our “market companion”.
- Who needs GPS?
- Microsoft sells its map division to Uber. The data for Bing Maps will come from a partner. We recommend OpenStreetMap data! The use of satellite images by OSM will not immediately be affected says Ricky Brundritt (Program Manager for Bing Maps).
- Chris Hormann reflects on the accuracy of satellite images (automatic translation).