- Marc Gemis (Escada) explains the workflow he follows when he surveys an area to map on OpenStreetMap.
- Christoph Hormann provides new satellite images for mapping on his website imagico.de. The pictures show the North Sea in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, the Petschorasee coast in the North of Russia, part of the Arctic coastline and islands in the North Atlantic.
- Michael Tsang asks for votes for his proposal
bus_bay=left/right/both. Michael also extends the voting for
through_serviceand asks for increased participation.
- A discussion about how to map a mill channel/trench started both in the German forum (automatic translation) and the Tagging mailing list at about the same time.
waterway=leatis called the water providing alternative for the existing tags
canalis proposed. The German forum prefers
waterway=ditch, so far.
surface=cobblestonewas discussed on the German forum (automatic translation), after wiki fiddling changed the original intent of the tag over the years. Do we all have to start retagging what we know colloquially as cobblestone to
surface=sett? Or do we make the definitions in the wiki the way they started out?
- Élisée Reclus (@reclus23) tweets that “In #Ruhrgebiet the cycle path signposts in #OpenStreetMap soon have (automatic translation) to be changed / supplemented”. He also points out that new signposts might also be rescue points tagged
- Whoever currently scrapes the JOSM server is kindly, but urgently asked to stop it.
- On the recent OSMF Board meeting on 18th April a possible directive was discussed on how to deal with commercially organized edits in a largely non-public item of the agenda. This led to a turmoil prior to the meeting. A theme in the public part was also a possible change of the e-mail provider for osmfoundation.org (Gmail) to a self hosted solution.
- “OSMUK Chapter has opened a dialogue at senior level with Highways England about access to their data and they have indicated they are open to releasing data to us”, says Brian Prangle at Talk-GB. He lists a number of features to add to the initial request of data. Your comments are welcome.
- On May 10th, a Missing Maps Mapathon will take place in Lyon, France.
- The tickets for SotM Africa from July 8th to 10th in Kampala, Uganda, can be purchased here.
- On September 14-15, the HOT Summit will take place in Ottawa, Canada.
- OpenGovAsia reported in detail and clearly about the HOT activities and disaster management in Indonesia. The “pioneer work” by HOT even in very remote areas is highlighted in particular.
- HOT reports on the projects being supported by the “Microgrants Program 2017”.
- On the Talk mailing list, you can read a discussion about how the important landmarks of cell towers are perceived differently and only pylons are rendered by the map style openstreetmap-carto.
-  BBBike extract service now also delivers maps with the OpenTopoMap style for Garmin devices.
- The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar uses OSM data on its website (automatic translation) since the end of March. So far, start and destination maps, and line trajectories are available. They are already working on an interactive map.(automatic translation)
- Bryan Housel requests your help to translate the next version of iD. He also gives some details on the upcoming 2.2 release.
- Mapbox released their Node.js binding for or-tools as open source. Although the code is thought to use the Mapbox APIs, first users confirmed that it also works directly with OSRM and OpenStreetMap data.
- R0bst3r thought about how to use OpenStreetMap in his car. He found (automatic translation) a simple way to mirror the smartphone display on his Mazda radio. User michalfabik refers to a discussion on the same topic on reddit.
|OpenStreetMap Carto Style||3.2.0||2017-04-17||Many changes, please read release info.|
|Naviki iOS *||3.58||2017-04-18||New cycling map, bug fixes.|
|Mapbox GL JS||v0.36||2017-04-19||One new feature, five bugs fixed and three development workflow improvements.|
|OsMo iOS||1.6||2017-04-19||Improved application stability. View group members, points of interest, tracks on OpenStreetMap.|
|Komoot Android *||var||2017-04-21||No Infos.|
|OSRM Backend||5.7.0||2017-04-21||Many changes, please read release info.|
|MapContrib||1.7.9||2017-04-24||Some smaller changes.|
|Mapillary Android *||3.51||2017-04-24||Auto break sequences after 600 photos, fix timestamp and upload issues.|
|Naviki Android *||3.58.2||2017-04-24||Added language instructions for additional languages.|
Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-04-24 16:37:53+02 UTC
(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.
Did you know …
- … the livemap24? It shows public transport vehicles, either where they should be based on GTFS timetables, or where they actually are if the public transport operator provides an API with live positions.
OSM in the media
- The French newspaper “Le Monde” reports (automatic translation) about the Jungle Bus (automatic translation) project whose aim is to build tools to ease contributions and use for public transport data on OSM. The app has been previously mentioned as Bus Contributor.
Other “geo” things
- Mapzen expands the Who’s On First Neighbourhoods post, presenting the work-flow, sources and a status report.
|Ouro Preto||Mapatona Estrada Real||01/05/2017|
|London||Missing Maps May Mapathon||02/05/2017|
|Geneva||Mapathon Missing Maps Université de Genève||03/05/2017||Suisse|
|Paris||Mapathon Missing Maps Paris||04/05/2017|
|Helsinki||Monthly Missing Maps mapathon at Finnish Red Cross HQ||04/05/2017|
|Taipei||OSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace||08/05/2017|
|Lyon||Rencontre mensuelle libre||09/05/2017|
|Mumble Creek||OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting||09/05/2017||everywhere|
|Lyon||Mapathon Missing Maps Lyon||10/05/2017|
|Grenoble||Mapathon Missing Maps Grenoble||11/05/2017|
|Berlin||107. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch||11/05/2017|
|Tirana||OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania)||13/05/2017-14/05/2017||Albania|
|Avignon||State of the Map France 2017||02/06/2017-04/06/2017|
|Kampala||State of the Map Africa 2017||08/07/2017-10/07/2017|
|Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée)||FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes||18/07/2017-22/07/2017|
|Curitiba||FOSS4G+State of the Map Brasil 2017||27/07/2017-29/07/2017|
|Aizu-wakamatsu Shi||State of the Map 2017||18/08/2017-20/08/2017|
|Boulder||State of the Map U.S. 2017||19/10/2017-22/10/2017|
|Buenos Aires||FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017||23/10/2017-28/10/2017|
|Lima||State of the Map LatAm 2017||29/11/2017-02/12/2017|
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