- The University of Washington wants to import sidewalks into OSM. They therefore try to discuss a new tagging scheme presented in a proposal that is supposed to expand upon existing tagging schemes. There’s plenty of criticism on the list, and only limited response to that, but there is more discussion on the wiki.
- The quarterly task “schools” in UK continues – the “dramatic jump in relations” was Christian Ledermann’s “find a school near you and map it” tool.
- Manohar from Mapbox writes about adding turn restrictions in Canada and shares the work-flow used for it.
- We are proud to announce the new OSM Latin America Logo. Big thanks to @mapanauta and @jbtschopp
- Karito Tenorio Palomino and the weeklyOSM editor Edith Quispe trained 100 high school girls in an OpenStreetMap workshop conducted at the Women in Science Camp 2016. The participants were introduced to OSM, how to contribute using iD/JOSM editors and also shared project ideas to work on.
- OpenCageData interviewed Namitala Gertrude about OpenStreetMap in Zambia.
- A map showing the distribution of contributors who are active in the OSMLatam-telegram-group.
- Tom Lee (working at Mapbox) writes down his thoughts on Mike Migurski’s somewhat incendiary blog post.
- weeklyOSM has reported previously on the mapping activities of the Irish OSM group involving among others Dacor in Lesotho. Now the activities are honored by a Mapping Party in the Dublin embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
- Someone’s created a Slack channel for OpenHistoricalMap. The splitting of communications between Mailing Lists Forum, Twitter, Telegram groups and now even Slack makes it more increasingly difficult for beginners and also for weeklyOSM to keep track. 😉
- Martijn van Exel initiates efforts to improve OSM data in Idaho by (in Michal Migurski’s phrase) “craft” mappers. Locally produced and surveyed data is available to work on improving the area on OSM.
- Thomas (malenki) announced a “timeout” from OpenStreetMap activities. So long and thanks for all the mapping!
- The OSM Awards is calling for nominees in six categories – Core Systems, Innovation, Writing, Mapping, Community and the Ulf Möller Memorial Award. The awards will be presented at State of The Map conference (SOTM) 2016. The Source code of the website is open for improvements and translation.
- Users SB79 reminds everyone about the Elbe-Labe-Meeting that takes place from 07th until 09th of October in Dresden (Germany).
- INTERGEO, a trade fair for Geodesy and Geoinformatics takes place in Hamburg between 11th-13th October.
- The Guardian reports about MapSwipe, and almost (but not quite) manages to avoid mentioning Pokémon Go in the article.
- Ann Mei Chang reports about the American initiative against the spread of malaria. For an effective defence, good maps are essential. The OSM Group YouthMappers contributes as an example in Mozambique.
- The well known guides lonely planet launch an app with offline maps using Mapbox’s mobile SDK.
- The desktop app, GNOME Maps, stopped working when MapQuest discontinued unrestricted tile access to their maps. Mapbox has now stepped in as the data provider for GNOME Maps (one of the most importantant features desired apparently was Latin alphabet “Western” names, even of places not natively using the Latin alphabet).
- Walter Nordmann complains that for weeks the German-French border is damaged near Luxembourg in UMAP. He thinks it looks like “nobody cares“.
- The information portal Marine Traffic now uses OpenStreetMap to visualize the recent locations of the vessels. (Via twitter)
- Due to the discussion about the replicas of the map style Mapbox Streets (in JSON format of Mapbox GL) between Mapbox and the OSM2Vectortiles project. Steve Gifford writes about Mapbox GL Style Sheets of the WhirlyGlobe toolkit for version 2.5. Styled Layer Descriptor format support is coming soon. As Steve says: “Not as cool, but a nice safe OGC standard.”
- Door2Door, a Berlin based startup working in the area of Public Transport is hiring for the position of a GIS Software Developer.
- Pepijn Schoen describes how he created a Docker container to display on a map the routes he has travelled by railway.
|Locus Map Free||3.18.6||2016-08-03||Changes in internal cache, many fixes|
|OpenStreetMap Carto Style||2.42.0||2016-08-03||No infos|
|GeoServer||2.9.1||2016-08-04||Some improvements and 41 bugs fixed|
|libosmium||2.8.0||2016-08-04||New EWKT support, some improvements and bugs fixed|
|OSRM Backend||5.3.1||2016-08-04||2 bugs fixed|
|Magic Earth||126.96.36.199||2016-08-05||Bug fixes and stability improvements|
|BRouter||1.4.3||2016-08-06||Changes in the profiles and a bugfix|
|Cruiser for Android||1.4.10||2016-08-07||Various improvements, updated map and routing engines|
|Cruiser for Desktop||1.2.10||2016-08-08||No infos|
|PyOsmium||2.8||2016-08-08||Adjustments to libosmium|
|SQLite||3.14.0||2016-08-08||19 Improvements and enhancements, 3 bugs fixed|
provided by the OSM Software Watchlist
Did you know …
- … the Atlas of Countries That Don’t Exist by Nick Middleton. The book is also published in Italian, Spanish, French and newly in German. A very elaborate made book not only for bibliophile geographers. 😉
Other “geo” things
- The online journal NOSOLOSIG is pubilshed, the recent edition has an essay on the origin of the term “Cartography” (automatic translation) and a how-to to use Stamens (terrain watercolor or toner) in gvSIG.
- Uber invested US$ 500 million in a mapping project to reduce its dependence on Google Maps and to prepare for autonomous driving.
-  The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology presented the interactive web app “PHIVOLCS faultfinder” to use different maps (including OSM) to display fault lines in the Philippines.
- AJ Dellinger reported about the research of Prof. Guevara Noubir of Northeastern University in Boston, where an application could use the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass to track location without being granted access by the user via the typical location permissions process.
- Simon Mikkelsen writes about the Ricoh Theta S spherical camera in the context of Mapillary.
|Wien||56. Wiener Stammtisch||11/08/2016|
|Ballerup||OpenStreetMap 12th Anniversary||13/08/2016|
|Posadas||Segunda Reunión Regional de Maperos OpenStreetMap||13/08/2016|
|London||OSM anniversary BBQ||13/08/2016|
|Cochabamba||OpenStreetMap: Nuevas Tecnologías e Investigación en Ciencias Sociales||19/08/2016|
|Kyoto||京都国宝・浪漫マッピングパーティ：第２回 特別編 サントリー京都ビール工場、恵解山古墳、ねじりまんぽ||20/08/2016|
|Bonn||FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint||20/08/2016-22/08/2016|
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