(English) weeklyOSM 323

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09/20/2016-09/26/2016

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This year’s participants @ SotM 2016 in Brussels 1 | Picture by Tatiana van Campenhout CC-BY-SA 4.0

SotM 2016

  • During State of the Map in Brussels the 2016 funding drive was started, which shall finance the current cost of the OSMF. This is (not only) including the purchase and operation of the OSM servers. The funding goal is 70,000 Euro.
  • The videos from State of the Map 2016 are available online as full event streams. It will be split by talk shortly.
  • [1] At SotM the winner of the OSM awards were published (number of votes and given votes in brackets): Roland Olbricht (213/665), Lukas Martinelli and Manuel Roth (160/500), WeeklyOSM-Team (377/584), Martin Ždila (186/554), Pascal Neis (306/605), Frederik Ramm (186/576). More detailed results are on the voting platform, and there is a OSMF-Blog post.
  • You can find some pictures from the SotM Brussels with the tag sotm2016 on flickr.
  • At this year’s SotM there had been many wearers of a craftmapper t-shirt. The shirt was distributed at the conference as a reply to Michal Migurskis’s blog post (as reported here earlier). A sexist and racist comment on twitter did not match the reality but did lead to a small incident for Gregory Marler and Jorieke as our Code of Conduct volunteers (when they weren’t dealing with « vegetarian » salmon sandwiches and the effects of a wifi server reportedly catching fire).

Mapping

  • BushmanK thinks that the RFC status of proposals is not always respected and are not allowed to pass into the voting phase without processing all comments and questions.
  • On the Tagging mailing list, the tag for cenotaph is being discussed. It seems like none of these memorials had been added to OSM.
  • Warin has discovered an eight year old draft of a proposal to tag floodplains (natural=floodplain).
  • Abhishek of the Mapbox data team reports in his user diary about their work to improve the positional accuracy of the road network in Taiwan. (we reported earlier)

Community

  • Bryan Housel suggests in the Github repository of OpenStreetMap to introduce a code of conduct. In Bryan’s simultaneously added pull request there is a discussion about who would be the correct person to address for complaints.
  • About 100 students of the 4th grade of Santa Maria high school of Portugalete mapped the problematic points for people with reduced mobility and suggested more accessible routes so they can reach destinations, which are critical for them. Mapping Portugalete according to the report of this blog (automatic translation) is one of the many actions that were developed since 2014 by the program Ciudades Amigables (Friendly Cities).
  • Yahoo Finance reported, that Telenav on September 22 announced the availability of Open Street View, a free open – source platform, designed to accelerate the development of OSM. The platform includes free iOS and Android apps.
  • Pascal Neis experiments with a presentation of active mappers on a map.
  • Ben Discoe (in possibly the most polite « rant » ever written) commented on Michal Migurskis blogpost « OSM at Crossroads » (which was mentioned in weeklyOSM previously). The issue that he raises is somewhat different however – money!
  • Pratik Yadav asks for the reason to choose a particular username for OpenStreetMap. First answers can be found in the comments.

Imports

  • Spencer Gardner tries to find out how the lanes=* tag of oneway streets got « caculated » for streets in Massachusetts during the MassGIS Road Import.
  • The highway milestones became OpenData in France. The community discusses the tags, especially the value for the ref-tag
  • Dewi Sulistioningrum, an member of HOT, is interested in importing « infrastructure » (schools, mosques, hospitals etc.) and boundaries in a part of Indonesia.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The Swiss OpenStreetMap Association is now a recognized local chapter (regional office) of OSMF. More local chapters exist in Italy and Iceland.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Biondi Sima of HOT Indonesia reported about three ways to DRR in Indonesia.
  • The project Healthsites.io that collects medical care centers for humanitarian purposes is now in a ß-status.
  • HOT reports about a week-long pre-assessment trip in Karamoja, Uganda.

Maps

  • The OpenCycleMap now supports cycleway: right = track / lane and cycleway: left = track / lane.
  • The Open Transport Net project with 14 European partners involved, opens and visualizes transport data in Europe. The city of Pilsen (Czech republic) visualized the traffic flow before and when major public works were taking place in the center of the city. The Pilsener citizens can see on the web which traffic issues they can expect.
  • Sven Geggus has deployed (Deutsch) (automatic translation) the new German map style, a fork of OSM Carto with German/transliterated labels and « German » road colours, on openstreetmap.de.
  • Yvecai has created a new base layer for OpenSnowMap, which allows good contrast and good visibility for the display of ski slopes.

Open Data

Software

  • Urbica has developed Galton an OSM-data and OSRM-engine based router that shows the areas for any point that can be reached in a fixed time. The source code is on Github. On her blog, the project is described more details.

Programming

  • On AWS there’s a new public and free digital elevation model which was created with Mapzen’s help out of different free data sources.
  • Tim Teulings reports about his work on libosmscout during the SommerCamp in Essen.
  • Lukas Martinelli searches for supporters on Kickstarter.com to develop a free style editor for JSON Styles for MapboxGL. The funding target was 4000 CHF and was reached during the SotM weekend.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Mapbox GL JS v0.24.0 2016-09-19 Eleven new features & improvements, ten bugs fixed.
OsmAnd for iOS * 1.2.5 2016-09-19 Bugs fixed.
Geobuf 3.0.0 2016-09-20 One important breaking change and one bug fixed.
OsmAnd for Android * 2.4 2016-09-21 No actual info.
OsmAnd+ for Android * 2.4.6 2016-09-21 Car audio system integration, better routing, bugfixes.
Vespucci 0.9.8 2016-09-21 Many changes and improvements, please read relase info.
Mapillary Android * 2.40 2016-09-23 Login and signup with OpenStreetMap and Google, fixes for more stable browsing.
QGIS 2.16.3 2016-09-23 No infos
Gnome Maps 3.22.0 2016-09-24 Added, updated or fixed translations: Persian, Italian, Scottish Gaelic and Ukrainian.
Maperitive * 2.4.0 2016-09-25 No Info
Komoot Android * var 2016-09-26 No info
Mapillary iOS * 4.4.14 2016-09-26 Login and signup with OpenStreetMap and Google, preserving EXIF tags.
Maps.me Android * var 2016-09-26 GPS error fixed, new map data.
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 2.44.0 2016-09-26 Please read info.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist.

(*) unfree software. See freesoftware.

Did you know …

  • … the Taginfo report that indicates which tags are used a lot but do not have a wiki page to describe them?
  • VROOM (Vehicle Routing Optimization Open-source Machine)? jcoupey provides an extension for OSMBC.
  • … the ‘Binary Bandits’ are stealing house numbers in Philadelphia, USA? Mysterious thieves steal the zeros and ones of the house numbers in Philadelphia. What drives the ‘Binary Bandits? And what does that mean for OSM? 😉

Other “geo” things

  • Holger Sparr of MacLife lists the best map apps for iPhone/iPad and explains their merits.
  • The web-enabled vehicles from Audi, BMW and Daimler probably will soon be a data supplier for Here.
  • The Spanish magazine NOSOLOSIG reported (Spanish) (automatic translation) in its latest edition that the « Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia (IPGH) » commissioned a study on the quality of geodata in Latin-America.
  • Google explains how to create a custom map style for their vector tiles and therefore tries once more to close the gap with OpenStreetMap.

Upcoming Events

Wo Was Wann Land
Tampere OSM kahvit Tampere 29.09.2016 finland
Espoo OSM kahvit Espoo 29.09.2016 finland
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 29.09.2016 austria
Stazzema Mapping Party Sentiero Alta Versilia: serata introduttiva al Mapping Party del 2 Ottobre 30.09.2016 italy
Düsseldorf Stammtisch 30.09.2016 germany
Sarapiquí https://fundecor.org: Mapatón v3 UNA Sede Río Frío Distrito Horquetas de Sarapiquí, Heredia 30.09.2016 costa rica
Genova Mappalonga Mapathon 01.10.2016 italy
Saint-Herblain Cartopartie 01.10.2016 france
Kyoto 京都オープンデータソン2016 vol.2(吉田神社) with 第1回諸国・浪漫マッピングパーティ 01.10.2016 japan
Trento Mapping party Pieve Tesino 01.10.2016-02.10.2016 italy
Metro Manila State of the Map Asia 2016 01.10.2016-02.10.2016 philippines
Stazzema 2016 Mapping party del sentiero Alta Versilia: escursione e raccolta dati 02.10.2016 italy
Rennes Découverte d’OpenStreetMap pour l’humanitaire 02.10.2016 france
Taipei Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space 03.10.2016 taiwan
Rostock OSM Stammtisch Rostock 04.10.2016 germany
Paris Mapathon Missing Maps Paris 04.10.2016 france
Falmouth Missing Maps by ClearMapping (https://twitter.com/clearmappingco/status/780704843786817536) 04.10.2016 united kingdom
Roma Geobirra Roma 04.10.2016 Italia
Stuttgart Stammtisch 05.10.2016 germany
Vienna 57. Wiener Stammtisch 06.10.2016 austria
Dresden Stammtisch 07.10.2016 germany
Dresden Elbe-Labe-Meeting 08.10.2016-09.10.2016 germany
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs 11.10.2016 france
Landshut Landshut Stammtisch 11.10.2016 germany
Munich Stammtisch München 11.10.2016 germany
Berlin 100. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 14.10.2016 germany
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第1回 哲学堂公園 15.10.2016 japan
Berlin Hack Weekend 15.10.2016-16.10.2016 germany
Favara Mapping party dei vicoli, cortili, scalinate, archi e orti del centro antico di Favara, Organizzato dalla Molitec, Farm Cultural Park e Tivissima 16.10.2016 italy
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 18.10.2016 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 18.10.2016 germany
Nottingham Nottingham 18.10.2016 united kingdom
Scotland Edinburgh 18.10.2016 united kingdom

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(English) weeklyOSM 322

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09/13/2016-09/19/2016

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Mapping

  • Jothirnadh explains in his user diary how one can revert changesets in JOSM that would normally trigger a timeout.
  • Christoph Hormann analyzed data quality in the Canadian Arctic and compared it to Greenland in his blog post entitled « OpenStreetMap at its worst ».
  • Michael Tsang suggests a new relation in his proposal for « Through Services ».
  • Johnw asks how one could tag an amphitheatre.
  • Greg wants to add some more stats for the upcoming quarterly project and asks for help on Github.
  • Edits by Telenav employees with the quality assurance tool ImproveOSM are seen very critically by the Canadian Community. User Mihai Iepure requests to provide a short summary of the emails in English as he does not know French.
  • Adam Old, member of a « Tree Board“ in South Florida asks if they may use OpenStreetMap for their collection of trees and meta data of those trees.
  • Denis Stein asks on the OpenRailwayMap mailing list where exactly and how to map points (switches, turnouts), and makes some suggestions.
  • Jojo4u asks if railway=technical_station is obsoleted by railway=service_station.
  • Analysing MAPS.ME changesets, manoharuss found several typical rookie mistakes but surprisingly little misuse of name=*.
  • Krishna Nammala from Mapbox Data Team reported the German forum on the status of their efforts to « missing turn restrictions » in Germany.
  • Jojo4u created a new proposal for tagging mud flat trails.
  • Srividya from Mapbox Data Team reported a notable data offset of 15-20 meters with respect to GPS Traces in Taiwan. Mapbox has therefore provided new satellite images for the larger cities.

Community

  • Joe Morris is a cyclist and interested in public drinking water spots and created a map for that. To increase the data he’d like to create a dedicated site to map such locations and therefore asks for feedback.
  • Søren Johannessen notes that OpenStreetMap reached 200 million buildings in its data base.

Imports

  • Gianmario Mengozzi proposes on the import mailing list a boundary Import in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna from a CC-0-licensed source.

Maps

  • The application Gnome Maps slowly starts to get usable. After the end of MapQuest Open they started to use Mapbox tiles, they now have aerial imagery, a very basic search function and a routing based on Graphhopper.
  • GeoHipster will again be publishing a calendar in 2017. For that they have asked to send in the maps that might be included in the official calendar.
  • Hans Hack created a poster of the 104 islands in the German capital Berlin.
  • The OSM Carto developers plan to switch to Noto, a new font. They ask for feedback from readers of Asian countries.
  • [1] Thej from India analyzes in his blog, the consideration of Indian languages in OpenStreetMap (Mapnik). Arun Ganesh points among others to the multilingual map by Jochen Topf and his own experiments.

switch2OSM

  • It is evident, that Pokémon Go uses OSM data.

Software

  • The OsmAnd maps of September 1st initially ignored turn restrictions. This issue has been fixed, newer maps contain turn restrictions.

Programming

  • Ircama did publish tutorials on how to setup your environment if you want to participate in OSM Carto development.
  • Andy Allan asks for help to refactor the original ruby on rails code of the OSM-API.
  • Paul Norman would like to register MIME types for our OSM file formats.
  • Geofabrik now provides separate extracts of every country in Africa on their download server.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Nominatim 2.5.1 2016-08-02 Bug fix release with minor fixes
SQLite 3.14.2 2016-09-12 Six fixes
Osmose Backend v1.0-2016-09-13 2016-09-13 No info
QMapShack Lin/Mac/Win 1.7.1 2016-09-14 No infos
libosmium 2.9.0 2016-09-15 see below
Osmium Tool 1.4.0 2016-09-15 Eight extensions, six changes and 2 fixes
Overpass-Turbo 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 Fixed GPX output format, support portuguese, some other fixes
PyOsmium 2.9.0 2016-09-15 Adjustments to actual libosmium
Magic Earth * 7.1.16.37 2016-09-16 Eliminates GPS problems, improved audio via Bluetooth, further changes and improvements
Komoot Android * var 2016-09-17 No info
Naviki Android * 3.48 2016-09-19 Layout revised
OsmAnd for Android * 2.4 2016-09-19 Improved user interface, refined POI search
OsmAnd+ for Android * var 2016-09-19 Improved user interface, refined POI search

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist.

(*) unfree software. See freesoftware.

Jochen Topf announces the new features of libosmium 2.9.0 and Osmium-Tool 1.4.0 in his blog. The latter now also allows to change tags with sed and generates human readable diffs.

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • Both Forbes and TechCrunch Network report on the technical assistance, that has done inter alia OpenStreetMap Italy after the earthquake.
  • Paul Groves explains how 3D-Mapping could be used to enhance the accuracy of GNSS in cities. As a data source for the needed 3D models he suggests to use OpenStreetMap data.
  • Peter Richardson of Mapzen reported in his blog post as he generates 3D models with Heightmapper from Mapzen’s high-quality open-source terrain data.

Upcoming Events

Dónde Qué Fecha País
Brussels HOT Summit 2016 22/09/2016 belgium
Brussels HOT Summit Missing Maps Mapathon 22/09/2016 belgium
Brussels State of the Map 2016 23/09/2016-26/09/2016 belgium
Grenoble Rencontre groupe local 26/09/2016 france
Nottingham Nottingham 27/09/2016 united kingdom
Kyoto 京都オープンデータソン2016 vol.2(吉田神社) with 第1回諸国・浪漫マッピングパーティ 01/10/2016 japan
Trento Mapping Party Pieve Tesino 01/10/2016-02/10/2016 italy
Genova Mappalonga Mapathon 01/10/2016 italy
Metro Manila State of the Map Asia 2016 01/10/2016-02/10/2016 philippines
Taipei Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space 03/10/2016 taiwan
Dresden Elbe-Labe-Meeting 08.10.2016-09.10.2016 germany
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs 11/10/2016 france
Berlin Hack Weekend 15.10.2016-16.10.2016 germany
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第1回 哲学堂公園 15/10/2016 japan

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