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19/06/2018-25/06/2018

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Visualizing OSM – amenity=pub in UK 1 | © Nikolai Janakiev, map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, ODbL

Mapping

  • Jyri-Petteri Paloposki proposes aeroway=highway_strip for landing strips that are normally used as a highway, but can be closed either for a military exercise or emergency aeroplane landing. Proposal on wiki.
  • Have you always wanted a better way to add a racetrack? This proposal might be interesting for you.
  • The proposal for more detailed tagging of saunas and hot baths sparked an international discussion on the tagging mailing list. There is a vote on the wiki until July 9th.
  • Are you lost when it comes to indoor and underground mapping? Someone asked in the forum for help. There is a rendered indoor map available and the comprehensive wiki page can hopefully push you in the right direction.

Community

  • OSM US is still looking for an executive director.
  • Datendelphin proposes adding an icon for OSMF membership on user pages. The technical details are being discussed on GitHub.
  • The 60,000,000th changeset was uploaded on June, 20th 2018 by user mkačer. The 50.000.000th was uploaded nearly a year ago on July 3rd, 2017.
  • Heather Leson, from OSMF board, published a blog post asking for experiences with diversity issues in the OSM community. She named her efforts to raise awareness on gender issues in OSM as „Open Gender Monologues“. Heather Leson together with Kate Chapman, will host a session on this topic at the State of Map in Milan (July 28 – 30, 2018). There are a number of controversial comments below her blog post.
  • The tagging mailing list is discussing (1, 2) the spin-off of the tagging templates from the Editor iD and the development as its own project. There are contributors who express their perspective around the tagging decisions made for iD editor.
  • User mapeadora published a diary entry about the perception of gender equality in OSM. While the final results of a survey on this topic will be published later at the SotM in Milan, she already posted some preliminary results. 33 men and 24 women from 14 countries answered the survey. If you want that survey to become more relevant, the survey can be answered in 7 languages.
  • The International Journal of Geo-Information published the paper „Mapping Urban Land Use at Street Block Level Using OpenStreetMap, Remote Sensing Data, and Spatial Metrics“.
  • After a long process, the team of uMap Latam successfully migrated and updated the service avoiding the loss of the maps and the need for users to manually migrate their maps at UMAP Latam.
    This instance of uMap hosts more than 1400 maps for Latin America and the world.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Since the preliminary agenda of the OSMF board meeting on June 21 included the non-public agenda item to discuss rules on the admission of regional representatives, Michael Reichert has asked the board to discuss these criteria with the members before they will be decided.
  • The minutes of the meeting of the License Working Group on June 14th is now public. Among the topics on agenda, there were the new terms and conditions for openstreetmap.org usage.
  • Updated Text: Martin Koppenhoefer pointed out that Facebook and Apple while using OSM data for their maps, do currently not attribute according to the OSMF Legal FAQ attribution clarification. As both companies are Corporate OSMF Members and members of the OSMF Advisory Board he suggested this could be an opportunity to talk about attribution with them.

Events

  • FOSS4G Hokkaido was held in Sapporo, Japan on June 22nd and 23rd. The video of the Core day and Tweet summary is online. And some session’s slides are linked from the program table. OpenStreetMap was mentioned in some sessions.
  • This year’s State Of The Map US will take place in Detroit, Michigan, from October 5th to 7th.

Humanitarian OSM

  • OSM in Zambia has grown from a few mappers in 2016 to hundreds today. As HOT reports, microgrants from HOT and Nethope Device Challenge as well as funding from GIZ and World Bank allowed OSM Zambia to purchase mapping equipment for new contributors. The mapping activity includes the collection of baseline geodata as well as for the Lusaka Sanitation Program, aiming to prevent diseases such as cholera.

Maps

  • The release of version 4.12.0 of the OpenStreetMap Carto stylesheet has been announced on the mailing list. The only major change was the removal of subpixel accuracy for areas. Minor changes include the rendering of tourism=information subtypes and vertical objects rendering and tuning, and the rendering for place=quarter and historic=city_gate.

switch2OSM

  • The OpenStreetMap blog features a detailed article for potential new OSM data users. If you are planning to switch your maps/websites to OSM, make sure to give it a read!

Software

  • Telenav joins Mapbox and Facebook by publishing their efforts about future of mapping driven by omnipresence of sensors, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. In the same blog post they launched a competition to improve their training data sets, detections and releasing three key components of their OpenStreetCam stack, namely the training set of images, machine-learning technology and the detection results.
  • K_Sakanoshita updated his „Machi-aruki Map maker„. With this tool, you can create a map showing vectors in your favourite stroke and save them as PNG or SVG. The UI is Japanese, but it can be used all over the world. He explains how to use it on his blog.

Programming

  • Nikolai Janakiev continues his data analysis articles with „Compare Countries and Cities with OpenStreetMap and t-SNE“ where he takes a closer look at how to use the amenity distributions to compare and cluster countries and cities.
  • [1] Nikolai Janakiev wrote a tool for visualizing OSM data through heat-maps using Blender and Python.

Releases

  • Version 2.9.1 of the iD editor has been released. amenity=shelter no longer implies building=yes, instead the preset now includes building as option. Besides a lot of preset changes and additions, two bug fixes, minor usability changes and a walkthrough change, the resolution of Bing Streetside was improved.
  • Version 3.2 of QGIS, codename „Bonn“ (where the 16th QGIS developers meeting took place in 2016), has been released on June 24th. A visual changelog was also published.

OSM in the media

  • The German IT newspaper „Netzwelt“ published (de) an article about the advantages of OSM over Google. The key argument, access to the raw data, was bolstered with an OSM-based study from a travel website about the greenest cities (de) worldwide. (Hint: Reykjavík, Auckland and Bratislava are numbers 1 to 3)

Other “geo” things

  • As reported (de) (automatic translation), Google is updating its data for Germany. Although they improved the cameras on their cars last year, there are no plans to update the Street View images as the German data protection law prevents it according to a statement from Google. Instead they are collecting data for an improvement of street names, road geometries and POI data.
  • The Swiss Federal Office of Topography is asking for help to georeference historical images of the country. Even if you can’t help, you may want to browse through over 50,000 historical images of Switzerland.
  • StreetCred, created partly due to the shutdown of Mapzen, is estimating that there are 1 billion POIs across the world. The company announced that they want to build a marketplace to buy POI data from users that collect the data and sell it to companies. The collecting users will be rewarded with a blockchain currency called StreetCred token.
  • ESRI has published 33 football related statistical maps under the title „The World Cup in 33 Maps“.
  • Mapbox is celebrating this football World Cup season by hosting the World Map Cup challenge, which is a 4-part competition in June & July. One needs to sign up to compete over the next four weeks to make awesome maps and be eligible to win some cool prizes.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
London Missing Maps Mapathon 2018-07-03 united kingdom
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-07-04 germany
Mannheim Mannheimer Mapathons (MAMAPA) 2018-07-05 germany
Bochum Mappertreffen 2018-07-05 germany
Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-07-05 germany
Ise 世古をマッピング!:伊勢マッピングパーティ 2018-07-07 japan
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Mappy Hour 2018-07-10 Utah
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle pour tous 2018-07-10 france
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 2018-07-10 germany
Cologne Köln Stammtisch 2018-07-11 germany
Berlin 121. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-07-12 germany
Sakai 厄払い!オープンデータソン in さかい 2018-07-14 japan
Cologne Bonn Airport Bonner Stammtisch 2018-07-17 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2018-07-17 germany
Moscow Schemotechnika 17 2018-07-17 russia
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2018-07-18 germany
Mumble Creek OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2018-07-19
Essen Mappertreffen 2018-07-21 germany
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Outdoor Survey / Mapping 2018-07-10 Utah
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第21回 増上寺 2018-07-21 japan
Greater Manchester More Joy Diversion 2018-07-21 united kingdom
Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy
Dar es Salaam FOSS4G & HOT Summit 2018 2018-08-29-2018-08-31 tanzania
Buenos Aires State of the Map Latam 2018 2018-09-24-2018-09-25 argentina
Detroit State of the Map US 2018 2018-10-05-2018-10-07 united states
Bengaluru State of the Map Asia 2018 (effective date to confirm) 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 india
Melbourne FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 2018-11-20-2018-11-23 australia

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12/06/2018-18/06/2018

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    FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadiums in Russia 1 | © Harry Wood © map data OpenStreetMap contributors

Mapping

  • On the tagging mailing list there was a discussion on whether amenity=shelter implies a building=yes tag. Judging from the answers, the topic is more complex than expected.
  • The OSM US Camera lending program is so popular that the goal needed to keep the camera had to be increased to 1 million OSC contributions, in order to ensure sustainability of the program. This will only affect new applicants.
  • [1] After Harry Wood featured the FIFA World Cup stadiums on wiki.osm.org as "photo of the week", ШТОСМ studied the maps and imagery for each of them and explains the reasons behind sub-par representation of these stadiums on OSM. Turns out there was no project to map any of these and there is still no recent imagery for the cities. The author points out that OSM still "won" by being used in MAPS.ME, which is the official partner of Rostourism.
  • Mapbox discontinues its support of their navigation data map.
  • Norgeibilder is the best available imagery for Norway, and the OSM community obtained permission to use it for mapping. With the latest release of iD the new orthophoto layer is now the default in iD, via the Editor Layer Index. Laser imagery (both DSM and DTM) is also available for the whole country, also through the ELI.
  • Mapbox has released 184,000 possible turn restrictions for more than 35,000 intersections in 23 cities in the USA. The restrictions can be viewed on a map (takes time to load). The restrictions should be double checked before entering them into OSM.

Community

  • OSM Belgium has named Matšeliso Thobei (OSM tshedy) from Maseru in Lesotho as Mapper of the month. Matšeliso is currently studying spatial planning in Ireland and has mapped extensively during her 3 years at OSM. In the interview she tells how she came to OSM, explains her motivation and her background.
  • The first of the Top Ten Tasks, a reporting function and complaint management system for openstreetmap.org, has been in use since June 16. Users, map notes (both by mail to the DWG) and spam diary entries (message in IRC channel #osm-dev) can now be reported in the browser with a few mouse clicks.
  • nyampire published a blog post about Shinsyu University of International’s switch to OSM. SUI is a fake university and famous for pranks in Japan. As SUI wrote in the html source "In order to avoid harm to OSM" they added their "university" only to a local instance of OSM data.

Events

  • The SotM Latin America 2018 will take place on September 24th in Buenos Aires. Proposals can be submitted until August 25.
  • Mappy published (fr) its report of SotM-FR 2018. The conference covered many topics, including pedestrian, cyclist and automotive navigation, public transport, humanitarian mapping, tools for mapping and a lot of new ideas.

Education

  • Víctor Olaya presented his book "Introduction to GIS", available under CC-BY license. You can find it on GitHub.

Maps

  • Richard Fairhurst shows on Twitter the differences due to the new clustering of bicycle parking spaces on cycle.travel.
  • Last week’s defibrillator map is – as some readers have noted – not updated. Therefore we would like to draw your attention to two alternatives today: emergency-map by wambacher and defibrillators in Austria.
  • Christoph Hormann continues his series of suggested improvements to the rendering of water related objects. After his blogpost about waterbodies and fords "Water under the bridge" he follows up with a new post "The way of the water" with suggestions on how to improve the rendering of water barriers i.e. dams, lock gates and weirs as well as water sources, namely fountains and springs. Here is an example implementation that he published on GitHub.

Licences

  • The EU Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has endorsed (de) the new EU Copyright Directive, which introduces an ancillary copyright for headlines and text excerpts as well as upload filters. The plenary will vote on it in the first week of July. Wikimedia Germany presents (de) their view. On change.org you can sign a petition against the upload filters and ancillary copyright.

Software

  • The BBBike extract service now offers OpenStreetMap data extracts in GeoJSON format. The step follows the shutdown of all of Mapzen’s services, including the Metro extracts, where the GeoJSON download was an often used feature. GeoJSON is an open alternative to the proprietary ESRI-Shapefiles.
  • Mapbox announced the release of RobotSat. While the OSM blog post highlights the feature extraction from aerial and satellite images with "polygon recommendation" at the end, the announcement at mapbox.com also mentions tracking of deforestation, fires and landuse as well as measuring the impact of natural disasters and humanitarian crisis.

    With the Robosat recognising multiple features based on the aerial and satellite images, this is a step towards using AI or machine learning for mapping, Christoph Hormann (imagico) points to his own blogpost and we also previously reported about the research paper that talks about issues related to the same.

Programming

  • The company Sentiance announced Loc2Vec, an AI product to predict human behaviour. The neural network consumes location data like tiles generated by customized OSM-Carto stylesheets and outputs semantic similarity between different locations. Very simple put, the system gets some intuition and can say which venue a person is more likely to visit based on a given inaccurate location.
  • In the OSM forum a user asks for data sources for city models. He is working on the project OpenGlobus.org that aims to become a JavaScript library that can display interactive 3D maps with map tiles, imagery, vector data, markers and 3D objects.
  • Biswesh Mohapatra wrote a blog post on his background, how he came to the Google Summer of Code 2018 and his experience about working on the JOSM PT_Assistant plugin.
  • Princi Vershwal wrote a blog post on her work on Vector Tiles for the iD Editor during the Google Summer of Code project. She prepared the implementation of data in .pbf (Protocolbuffer Binary Format) and .mvt (Mapbox Vector Tiles) format.

Releases

  • The current release state of the software around OSM can be found on wambacher’s software-wachtlist.
  • Version 0.9 of the OSM-C-Tools (Osmconvert, Osmupdate, Osmfilter) has been released.
  • Version 2.9.0 of the iD editor was released. Support for Bing Streetside 360-degree panoramic image layer was added among other features. A Microsoft employee explains on the GitHub pull request which usage of the imagery is permitted and which not.

OSM in the media

  • The Italian newspaper La Stampa publishes an article about the upcoming State of the Map in Milan.
  • Grab (the Uber of the East) has been sponsoring a number of mapathons in Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore. Their latest effort in Malaysia, with 50 university students, has generated a number of articles in the press including this one on Behind the Wheel.

Other “geo” things

  • Nastya Parygina published an article about FOAM. It is intended to replace more traditional geospatial databases with blockchain technology. It claims to be decentralized, up-to-date due to economic incentives and technology agnostic and has trusted historical data due to blockchain technology with a higher accuracy compared to GPS. A white paper goes a little bit more into the details. With regards to OSM, the article wrote that FOAM will solve the issues of unverified edits and the vandalism in general.
  • An article on The Conversation discusses why we cannot always trust what we can see in satellite imagery.
  • Topi Tjukanov wrote an article about the database PostgreSQL with its PostGIS extension, targeting consumers of spatial data. However, the article is worth reading for anyone who wants an easy written explanation of what PostgreSQL and PostGIS are and why it is worth using them.
  • Xiaomi has launched the world’s first dual-frequency GNSS smartphone, bringing decimetre levels of accuracy to consumer grade equipment. The new GNSS chip BCM47755 used by Xiaomi is able to receive all currently available satellite positioning systems i.e. the European Galileo, the well known US based GPS, the Russian GLONASS, the Chinese Beidou and the Japanese system called QZSS.

Upcoming Events

    Where What When Country
    Mumble Creek OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2018-06-21
    Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 2018-06-21 austria
    Essen Mappertreffen 2018-06-22 germany
    Kyoto 幕末京都マッピングパーティ#05:会津藩と京都守護職 2018-06-23 japan
    Essen 4. OSM-Sommercamp und 10. FOSSGIS-Hackingevent im Linuxhotel 2018-06-22-2018-06-24 germany
    Amagasaki あまらぶBosai literacy+:地域防災マップ作成講座 2018-06-24 japan
    Rome Incontro mensile 2018-06-25 italy
    Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2018-06-25 germany
    Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-06-28 germany
    Dusseldorf Stammtisch 2018-06-29 germany
    Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-07-04 germany
    Bochum Mappertreffen 2018-07-05 germany
    Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-07-05 germany
    Ise 世古をマッピング!:伊勢マッピングパーティ 2018-07-07 japan
    Munich Münchner Stammtisch 2018-07-10 germany
    Cologne Köln Stammtisch 2018-07-11 germany
    Berlin 121. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-07-12 germany
    Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy
    Dar es Salaam FOSS4G & HOT Summit 2018 2018-08-29-2018-08-31 tanzania
    Buenos Aires State of the Map Latam 2018 2018-09-24-2018-09-25 argentina
    Detroit State of the Map US 2018 2018-10-05-2018-10-07 united states
    Bengaluru State of the Map Asia 2018 (effective date to confirm) 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 india
    Melbourne FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 2018-11-20-2018-11-23 australia

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Anne Ghisla, Nakaner, Polyglot, SK53, Spec80, SunCobalt, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia, keithonearth.