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Roads to Rome
All roads lead to Rome [1]. Thanks to Moovel Lab.




  • Jonah Adkins would like to import buildings and addresses in Poquoson (Virginia).
  • Borut Maricic would like to import water bodies in Upper Styria (Austria) . The necessary wiki page and discussion on the import list are still missing.

OpenStreetMap Foundation


  • Since the 80s the Association of “Friends of the Gardens of La Oliva” has planted more than 300 trees (species from all over the world) in the common areas of the District of La Oliva in Sevilla. On Saturday, 19th December OSM mappers will help to map the unique species of this “public garden” of La Oliva. The aim is to create an online botanical atlas.

Humanitarian OSM

  • User dekstop asks “Should we teach JOSM to first-time mapathon attendees?”.


Open Data

  • The municipality of SãoPaulo, the largest city in Latin America, announced on Twitter that the building cadastre is available within 30 days in Geosampa.
  • Since Wednesday, December 09 2015, the South Tyrolean Open Data Portal is online. Many of the records are available under the CC-0.
  • It is an old custom at least in Central Europe that children write a gift wish list before Christmas. If they behaved well, they may receive some gifts from their wish list. Stefan Keller from Hochschule Rapperswil wrote his wish list on twitter. Let’s hope, that he behaves well. 😉


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Other “geo” things

Upcoming Events

Where What Date Country
teleconferencing, 8pm GB/UK org forming conf call 12/17/2015 UK
in tutta Italia La Notte dei Mappatori Viventi 12/18/2015 Italia
Bari Scopriamo i luoghi della cultura con gli OpenData (Wikimedia Italia – OpenPuglia) 12/18/2015 Italia
Lyon Missing Maps mapathon, Lyon 12/18/2015 France
Graz Stammtisch Graz 12/21/2015 Austria
Taipei OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space 12/28/2015 Taiwan
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 12/28/2015 Germany

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