weeklyOSM 357

16/05/2017-22/05/2017

OpenAddress-Data in Europa

State of the OpenAddress data coverage in Europe 1 | © Michal Migurski © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap Contributors ODbL

Mapping

  • Dieterdreist wrote a proposal on aeroway=spaceport. The voting is open until May 30th.
  • Yo paseopor calls to use the traffic sign recognition of Mapillary in OSM as nodes to capture traffic signs.
  • On the tagging mailing list, Dave F wonders about the existence of toilets:wheelchair and wheelchair_toilet in the iD editor. After some discussion, he gets the information that a pre-selection for free texts information comes from Taginfo and thus can contain typos.

Community

  • User Hakuch published WikiRever, a tool that looks up who inserted or deleted a specific phrase from an OpenStreetMap Wiki page. He claims that it is easier to use than Wikiblame. (automatic translation)
  • The American Red Cross announces a job as “American Red Cross GIS Analyst” in Bogota, Colombia.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OSM France has applied for recognition as a regional representative of the OSM Foundation.

Events

  • The Dresden OSM-Community is planning an OSM Summer camp on a weekend in August or September and is seeking expressions of interest (DE) before booking the venue.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Geoffrey Kateregga writes in the HOT blog about the malaria elimination mapping campaign, in which youth mappers from five universities in Uganda mapped 800,000 buildings. The three most active users got a scholarship to the SotM Africa.
  • The Jakarta Post reported on the collaboration of several humanitarian organisations to support disability and the poor in Indonesia.
  • Rebecca Firth searches on the HOT mailing list for experienced mappers to validate tasks in the District of Salima, Malawi.
  • C J Hendrix of the Centre for Humanitarian Data reported on the new automatic OSM exports for the HDX (Humanitarian Data Exchange), which were created in cooperation with HOT.

Maps

  • Are you searching for geolocations of Wikipedia articles on the OSM map? Alex-7 created a web app.
  • Black is beautiful: A bug in the latest carto style caused waterways with intermittent=yes to be rendered in black instead of dashed blue. The issue has been solved.

switch2OSM

  • Via Staziun is a project of the SBB and the Foundation My Handicap with the aim “to facilitate orientation at train stations: with current photos and information from all Swiss railway stations, collected and shared by other travellers”. The pictures are available in Mapillary but all other information is not available under a free and open license.

Open Data

  • [1] Michal Migurski presents the OpenAdresses project on the Mapbox blog and garnishes it with some nice statistics.

Software

Programming

  • The Mapbox Mobile SDK can be enhanced by plugins.
  • Christoph Lingg asked whether there is an easier-to-use OSM data format other than PBF. He would prefer the data in GeoJSON. Jochen Topf explained in detail where the problems are and suggested his export-branch of osmium which can export to GeoJSON.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
GeoServer 2.11.1 2017-05-19 37 bugfixes and some enhancements.
Traccar Client iOS 4.2 2017-05-15 Report by distance and angle.
Naviki iOS * 3.59 2017-05-16 Offline maps, Google login and some more bugs fixed.
Traccar Client Android 4.3 2017-05-16 No infos.
Kurviger Free * 10.0.25 2017-05-17 Address search and other improvements.
OpenMapTiles 2.3.0 2017-05-17 Minor bug fixes, tweaks and improvements.
Komoot Android * 9.1 2017-05-18 No infos.
MapContrib 1.7.10 2017-05-19 Display the localized version of the tag value in popup content.
Mapillary iOS * 4.6.16 2017-05-19 Fixed basemap bug that could result in empty map.
Maps.me Android * var 2017-05-19 No infos.
QGIS 2.18.8 2017-05-19 No infos.
StreetComplete 0.11 2017-05-21 New languages: Malayalam, Czech, Portuguese (PT)
Komoot iOS * 9.1.1 2017-05-22 Tour planning revised and simplified, indication of a fitness level for route selection.
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 3.3.1 2017-05-22 Bugfix release.
SQLite 3.19.0 2017-05-22 13 enhancements and six bugfixes.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-05-22 19:23:05+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

OSM in the media

  • João Pedro Leite blogs on GeekTime about the three map monopolists and why OpenStreetMap is a way out.

Other “geo” things

  • Andy Dearing explains why open source GIS software is so important and a driving factor, especially in the IoT (Internet of Things) environment.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Manila San Juan City Mapa-thon by MapAm❤re , San Juan 29/05/2017 philippines
Leuven 2nd Leuven Monthly OSM Meetup 31/05/2017 belgium
Dusseldorf Stammtisch Düsseldorf 31/05/2017 germany
Dresden Stammtisch 01/06/2017 germany
Avignon State of the Map France 2017 02/06/2017-04/06/2017 france
Lviv Map Solutions 2017 03/06/2017 ukraine
Taipei OSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace 05/06/2017 taiwan
Toronto Mappy Hour 05/06/2017 canada
Rostock Rostocker Treffen 06/06/2017 germany
London Missing Maps London Mapathon, Royal Geographic Society 06/06/2017 uk
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 07/06/2017 germany
Montreal OSM monthly meetup at BANQ 07/06/2017 canada
Praha/Brno/Ostrava Kvartální pivo 07/06/2017 czech republic
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 08/06/2017 germany
Falkensee 108. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 09/06/2017 germany
Russia Tula Mapping Party, Tula 10/06/2017-11/06/2017
Takatsuki 【西国街道#05・初心者向け】万博探索マッピングパーティ 10/06/2017 japan
Passau Mappertreffen 12/06/2017 germany
Nantes Rencontres mensuelles 13/06/2017 france
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle libre 13/06/2017 france
Salzburg AGIT2017 05/07/2017-07/07/2017 austria
Kampala State of the Map Africa 2017 08/07/2017-10/07/2017 uganda
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes 18/07/2017-22/07/2017 france
Boston FOSS4G 2017 14/08/2017-19/08/2017 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 18/08/2017-20/08/2017 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 23/09/2017-24/09/2017 nepal
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 19/10/2017-22/10/2017 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 23/10/2017-28/10/2017 argentina
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 29/11/2017-02/12/2017 perú

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Nakaner, Polyglot, Rogehm, Softgrow, Spec80, TheFive, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia, kreuzschnabel.

weeklyOSM 356

09/05/2017-15/05/2017

Map

Intarsia in Vancouver 1 | © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap Contributors ODbL

About us

  • The weeklyOSM team is looking for new members to join the team. weeklyOSM publishes 52 issues per year currently in eight languages, regardless of holidays or public holidays. To do this we need to get reinforcements. As a part of weeklyOSM, you can work on: collecting and evaluate links belonging to OSM, writing articles, translating and proofreading, editing images, etc. Please drop an email to ( blog at openstreetmap dot de ) with your OSM account.

Mapping

  • DigitalGlobe and Mapboxshared two new global satellite imagery layers for live tracing on OpenStreetMap. Now, mappers will have even more sources of high quality, recent imagery layers to trace, identify, and validate roads, places, and buildings to continue to expand this free and open database of the Earth’s features. In JOSM, you have to activate it explicitly under BackgroundBackground Settings. For more information read DigitalGlobe’s employee Kevin Bullock’s diary entry, the discussions in the German forum and the mailing lists: Talk-en and Talk. The License Terms are available in the OSM Wiki.
  • There is an interesting discussion in the OpenStreetMap forum about tips, tools and apps that can be used for videomapping while biking.

Community

  • Roland Olbricht highlighted three suggestions for improving data protection, which were discussed at the FOSSGIS conference in Passau. There were related discussions in the German forum (automatic translation) and on the mailing list Talk-de (automatic translation) and later on the mailing list talk.
  • Yuri Astrakhan writes about the SPARQL (rdf) database with both OSM and Wikidata being ready for testing. It allows massive cross-referenced queries between two datasets. This service is a test, and needs a permanent home to stay alive.Oleksiy Muzalyev points to his Web app, in which one click on the map shows the associated Wikipedia articles.
  • Jinalfoflia shares her experience of being a part of the mapping party hosted by the Ottawa OpenStreetMap community.

Imports

Humanitarian OSM

  • The Guardian reported on an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pete Masters and Claire Halleux have published the tasks. Nicolas Chavent summarized the priorities on two wiki pages in English and in French.

Maps

switch2OSM

  • At Rotterdam Central Station, OpenStreetMap is shown on a big screen where people can explore the city by dragging and tapping the screen. It is the only interactive map in the station, so it has been consciously chosen.
  • The French National Institute for preventive archaeological research provides a visualization tool based on OSM for its archaeological sites.

Open Data

Programming

  • Baran Kahyaoglu from Mapbox writes about the creation of geo coordinates data structure to match Unity World Space with the real world. Read more about this and other things that have been added in the latest Mapbox Unity SDK release.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Mapserver 7.0.5 2017-05-09 Please read release info.
Vespucci 0.9.8 2017-05-09 Please read release info.
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 3.3.0 2017-05-10 Many changes, please read release info.
Overpass-Turbo 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 Many changes during the last days, please read release infos.
PostgreSQL 9.6.3 2017-05-11 This release contains a variety of fixes from 9.6.2.
iD 2.2.1 2017-05-12 Three bugs of the freshly released version 2.2.0 eliminated.
Kurviger Free * 10.0.24 2017-05-12 Various enhancements.
Maps.me Android * var 2017-05-12 No infos.
Komoot Android * 9.1 2017-05-13 Synchronization tool Komoot Connect available, improved collections and
more.
Route Converter 2.20 2017-05-13 Many changes, see release info.
Traccar Client Android 4.2 2017-05-13 Allow new general top level domains.
QMapShack Lin/Mac/Win 1.8.1 2017-05-14 No infos.
iOsMo 1.8 2017-05-15 Updates of group points and tracks data on map.
Komoot iOS * 9.1 2017-05-15 Tour planning revised and simplified, improved difficulty assessment and
color design for backgrounds and path types.
Naviki Android * 3.59 2017-05-15 Texts and translations have been revised, two mistakes have been eliminated.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist.  Timestamp: 2017-05-15 22:00:37+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

  • Casio started the sales of a new Smartwatch, named “Pro Trek”. The watch loads OSM maps powered by Mapbox.

Other “geo” things

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 22/05/2017 germany
Graz Stammtisch Graz 22/05/2017 austria
Derby Derby Pub Meetup 23/05/2017 united kingdom
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 25/05/2017 germany
Vancouver Vancouver mappy hour 26/05/2017 canada
Leuven 2nd Leuven Monthly OSM Meetup 31/05/2017 belgium
Dusseldorf Stammtisch Düsseldorf 31/05/2017 germany
Dresden Stammtisch 01/06/2017 germany
Avignon State of the Map France 2017 02/06/2017-04/06/2017 france
Lviv Map Solutions 2017 03/06/2017 ukraine
Taipei OSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace 05/06/2017 taiwan
Toronto Mappy Hour 05/06/2017 canada
Rostock Rostocker Treffen 06/06/2017 germany
London Missing Maps London Mapathon,
Royal Geographic Society
06/06/2017 uk
Salzburg AGIT2017 05/07/2017-07/07/2017 austria
Kampala State of the Map Africa 2017 08/07/2017-10/07/2017 uganda
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes 18/07/2017-22/07/2017 france
Boston FOSS4G 2017 14/08/2017-19/08/2017 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 18/08/2017-20/08/2017 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 23/09/2017-24/09/2017 nepal
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 19/10/2017-22/10/2017 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 23/10/2017-28/10/2017 argentina
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 29/11/2017-02/12/2017 perú

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