Talk, Forum, Wiki & Blog
-  At openstreetmap.org you can now discuss changesets. This new feature was developed during the Google Summer of Code 2014. See the thread on talk.
- User SK53 compares GPS-data from the OSM database with those from Strava.
- The OpenCageData Blog published an interview with Steven Johnson from the OSMGeoWeek.
- User Babalone talks in his blog about indoor navigation with focus on wheelchair-users and their needs.
- The Geocoding-API from OpenCage Data delivers a location in MGRS (called also UTM-reference system) and in Maidenhead reference system.
- One year ago, the British Library published scanned extracts from books from the 19th century. Since October, 31st 2014 interested contributors of Wikipedia und OSM have been working to find and tag the ancient maps in these extracts. Some maps could not be georeferenced up until now. (Twitter)
- Just van den Broecke reports in his blogpost, that the Opentopo.nl maps are available as web-tiles.
- Martijn van Exel published a tutorial about how to produce new Maproulette tasks (via Twitter).
- Keir Clarke compares Googles Open-Location code with What3Words code.
- Roland Olbricht has approved and enhanced the Overpass-API version 0.7.51. First contributions from user mmd (“out:csv”) are included. Read more about it in German.
- Matthijs Melissen wants to unify the names of chain shops within the UK by automatic edits. See the discussion on talk-gb in different threads.
Open Data & ODbL
- The WHO wanted to know more about Landsat.
- MapBox offers a research internship in Washington DC. “His work requires us to scour the web looking for data sets from individual countries, states, and cities, and then get them into OpenAddresses.io“. The deadline to apply for the data internship is 5pm on Monday, November 17, 2014.
- Based on the discussions on the mailing list OSMF, Pascal Neis refers to his OSM-Fight-Tool that compares and evaluates two OSM users using various parameters. (via Twitter) 😉
- Voters questions and candidates answers in the OSM-Wiki.
- Very intense discussion on the talk and the OSMF-Talk, required Michael Collinson to make a general exhortation on OSMF-Talk and Talk, in his role as moderator .
- For hosting the State of the Maps Conference (SotM 2015), teams from Venice, Toronto and
New Yorkhave applied. Application deadline was November 2nd. On November 9th, the host of the conference will be announced.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
- Google wants to help and do good. They are giving Skybox satellite images to the community.
- Pascal Neis writes in his blog “Ebola Response Map and OSM contributor analysis” about the OSM activities in Africa. Amongst other things, one of his maps shows when and where the changesets to the OSM database were added. (via Twitter)
- Four years ago the earth shook in Haiti. The World Bank looks back to the action of HOT at the time.
- The national railway company of France (SNCF) also uses OpenStreetMap. 😉
Did you know …
- … EPSG.io, a user-friendly database of EPSG codes.
- Hans Hack wrote a nice tool, which one calculates the use of land with OSM data.
- Jorge Sanz shows examplary – a tool that enables you to create a OpenLayers 3 based map with data from a Google-Spreadsheet. (via Twitter)
- A Project to generate free location codes.
- Léo Martine published a tutorial “Using Wikimapia data in QGIS”. (via Twitter)
- Researchers are using OpenStreetMap data to analyze and classify street patterns to organize cities into different classes.
- Chris Whong blogs about NYC Taxis, a Taxi website that visualizes the data on a map.
- Using three words, what3words describes a location.
- Oliver Roick published GeoKey, an open-source platform for collecting local knowledge and visualization on maps.