(English) weeklyOSM 313

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07/12/2016-07/18/2016

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Graphhopper is seeking help for coding as well as for translations [1]

Mapping

  • A discussion (Deutsch) is ongoing on the German mailing list whether mobile shops (e.g. a mobile takeway) should be mapped on OpenStreetMap or not. If yes, then how can such shops be tagged. (automatic translation)
  • The government of Ecuador has made available a TMS layer of aerial imagery for OpenStreetMap mappers so that they can use it to improve OSM’s data. (Spanisch)
  • #MapatonxGuapi generates geographical open data to control Malaria. Please join and start mapping. The project focuses on the layout of buildings, validation and creation of a complete transport network (roads) and identification of waterways and lakes of the Municipal head of Guapi, Cauca, Colombia. (Spanisch)
  • The tagging proposal for « education 2.0 » by user Keder (as we reported in an earlier edition) is now open for voting.
  • Maarten Deen wonders about the newly emerged tag waterway=fairway.
  • Manohar Erikipati had a detailed look at the changes made by Maps.Me users and came to a conclusion that there are many edits which are constructive.

Community

  • User Ziltoidium asked a question on behalf of a Spanish user in the German forum regarding the Berlin Wall. Subsequent activities revived the largely vanished Wall.
  • Build your own OpenStreetMap Tile Server in Ubuntu 16.04, a step by step guide by Xiao Guoan.
  • Marcos Costales publishes an introduction on how to setup your own tileserver (for Europe) with only 120GB of disc space.
  • Our editor Jinal Foflia from weeklyOSM was interviewed as the « Mapper in the Spotlight ».
  • Just in case anyone had forgotten – Field mapping is so much fun!
  • As Pokémon Go is played in the real world, some were wondering about the source for the map data. Anita Lankinen asked about it on Spatineo’s blog and concludes it’s definitely not OSM based.
    Also in the OSM Talk mailing list, Pokémon Go and its consequences for OSM are the subject of discussion. One thing should be obvious though: Please don’t add Pokémon spots to OSM, unless you can add actually useful information about the POI itself.
  • Since the OSM Forum admin, Lambertus has been very hard to reach, people in the community are wondering if there’s another forum admin who can be contacted instead of him?
  • [1] Graphhopper is seeking help for coding as well as for translations.

Events

  • « Welcome To Germany – Building Bridges » is the motto of the FOSS4G in Bonn from August 24th till 26th. Please register before August 12th to get early bird advantages.
  • The International Open Data Conference, where the global community will discuss and debate about the future of open data, will happen in Madrid, Spain on October 6th and 7th, 2016. Pre-registration is open.

Humanitarian OSM

  • If you want to help HOT mapping efforts by preprocessing aerial imagery while you’re on the road, you can now use Mapswipe, so mappers can focus on the areas where there are actual features to map and where the imagery is useful (no clouds, sufficient resolution). You can download data beforehand and work with it while offline. The tutorial shows some examples, so that the « mapping », as it is called there, too, can be carried out correctly.

Software

  • Gnome Maps suffers from the shutdown of MapQuest-Open. They are searching for alternatives which isn’t that easy as they have hardcoded URLs and they’d like to use maps that have English labels worldwide.

Programming

  • Inspired by Pokémon Go John Oram describes how to create a map in Pokémon Go style with Tangram.
  • Mapillary and Mapzen both report about their collaborative effort to match Mapillary data with OpenStreetMap with their tool called Meili. However, neither article evaluates the license-wise occurring problems due to OSM’s share-alike.
  • Nicola introduced the EU supported project i-locate which is dedicated to develop open standards and tools for indoor tracking, mapping and routing. It thereby tries to closely cooperate with OpenStreetMap.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
QGIS 2.16.0 2016-07-08 No infos
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 2.41.0 2016-07-12 No infos
Mapbox GL JS v0.21.0 2016-07-13 11 new features & improvements, 10 bug fixes
Naviki iOS 3.45 2016-07-13 Some improvements
Komoot iOS 8.2 2016-07-14 Some extensions and improvements
QMapShack Lin/Mac/Win 1.6.3 2016-07-15 No infos
Cruiser for Android 1.4.9 2016-07-16 SVG Graphics
Cruiser for Desktop 1.2.8 2016-07-16 No infos
Locus Map Free 3.18.4 2016-07-16 Bugfix release
osm2pgsql 0.90.1 2016-07-16 Maintainance release without new features
iD 1.9.7 2016-07-17 No infos
Mapillary iOS 4.4.3 2016-07-17 Some fixes
Naviki Android 3.45 2016-07-18 Some improvements

provided by the OSM Software Watchlist

Did you know …

  • … that Kartotherian is a vector tile server based on open-source Mapbox stack, developed by Wikimedia Foundation for use on Wikipedia.

Other “geo” things

  • Bicycling presents a new bike option from the German startup COBI for offline navigation using OpenStreetMap data.
  • The « Spiegel » reports (automatic translation) about changes of border rivers and the implications for the affected states.
  • SuperGIS with its latest version helps the user to integrate free online maps like OpenStreetMap.
  • Ian Grasshoff offers maps for 3D printing on Shapeways.
  • The Faroe Islands would like to get Google StreetView, too. So they started a petition and their own SheepView.

Upcoming Events

Dónde Qué Fecha País
Buenos Aires Geobirras en Bellagamba 22/07/2016 argentina
Seattle  »’State of The Map US 2016 »’ 23/07/2016-25/07/2016 united states
Cerro de Pasco Mapping Raymi en Oxapampa 26/07/2016 perú
Tokyo  »’State of The Map Japan 2016 »’ 06/08/2016 japan
Ballerup OpenStreetMap 12th Anniversary 13/08/2016 danmark

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This weekly was produced by Hakuch, Laura Barroso, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, Rogehm, SrrReal, TheFive, derFred, escada, jinalfoflia, malenki, stephan75, widedangel.

(English) weeklyOSM 312

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07/05/2016-07/11/2016

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MapQuest Tiles shutdown as off July 11 2016 1 | © MapQuest

Mapping

  • Bryce Nesbitt asks for comments on a proposal to use a mechanical edit to change the tagging of pit latrines.
  • Edits of some employees of Mentz in Düsseldorf cause trouble (Deutsch) at the German Forum.
  • User mueschel detected some SEO-trash in OSM and wonders, what to do with it. The garbage he found is recognisable through Tags like Keywords=* and payment options=* (sic!).
  • Since July 09 the new version of MapRoulette is available. The tasks (challenges) from the old MapRoulette must be transferred to the new MapRoulette when the tasks should be continued. Attention: Martijn van Exel also wrote up two tutorials for Challenge Creator: Part1 and Part2. So if you are new at creating challenges, give it a try.
  • Tijmen Stam proposes some changes to the public_transport scheme.
  • On the talk-de list, Tom Pfeifer « complains » (translation) that many statues in parks don’t have toilets for disabled people – never mind statues in general don’t have any other toilets either.

Community

  • A large American geo company suffers a sense of humour failure over a « What 3 Words » parody (warning – thread may not be considered safe for work). Another delightful suggestion to the problem of cross-cultural addressing was suggested on the talk list.
  • A group of mappers challenge the mechanical edit policy as they feel treated wrong by the DWG.

Imports

  • David MacNeil describes a building import he’s done in a part of Canada and hopes to get a permission and not a revert even though he did not follow the import guidelines.
  • Lisa Mastaler from Geographic Institute of University of Heidelberg wants to import sidewalk information (by adding tags to streets) in Heidelberg. See also the discussion (Deutsch) at Talk-de mailing list. (automatic translation)

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OpenCage Data has joined the OSMF as a corporate member.
  • The OSMF devised a FOSS guideline (FOSS = Free and Open Source Software).
  • Ilya Zverev wants to award special achievements and is therefore collecting ideas in our Wiki.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Doctors without Borders reports about their current cooperation with Missing Maps on Idjwi, the island in the Kivu lake of DR Congo.
  • An Article of Doctors without Borders exemplifies the usefulness of Remote Mapping for the work they do on site.

Maps

  • MapQuest Open has been shut down on July 11th. More information can be found at their error tiles, on the Talk mailing list and at a tweet by Richard Fairhurst.
  • HistOSM is a new map which visualizes historic data that is present in the OSM database.
  • Geraldine Sarmiento plays with « sphere mapping » and tests it with different textures.
  • In their OSM diary, tyr_asd showcases an updated map visualisation of how OSM node density has changed over the last 2 years.

switch2OSM

Open Data

  • Aquaterra (a Belgian geographical services company) has updated its portfolio of digital maps to include some free OSM ones in vector format. (via mapshop_be).

Programming

  • Node 4294967296 is the first node beyond unsigned 32 bit integer. It has been uploaded at the beginning of final match of European Football Championship.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
QMapShack 1.6.2 2016-07-03 no infos
Traccar Server 3.6 2016-07-09 Added Geofencing
Mapillary iOS 4.4.1 2016-07-10 some fixes
ODL Studio 1.3.4 2016-07-11 Many new features in the route calculation

provided by the OSM Software Watchlist

Did you know …

  • … the musical map map of Canada? Programmed by 15 year old Laef Kucheron.
  • OSM2VectorTiles? A set of vector tiles with world coverage which is easy to use and extend and with a size that fits on an usb stick. (via sfkeller)

Other “geo” things

  • CartoDB has changed its name to CARTO. Please don’t confuse it with CartoCSS or OpenStreetMap Carto!
  • geocacher.de presents Garmin’s newest outdoor devices, the Oregon 700 and the Oregon 750t. The Oregon 750t comes with an OSM map preinstalled. Both devices can be connected to a smartphone to fetch data from the internet (Weather information, Geocaches).
  • The Technical University of Darmstadt develops a project named « Ui! Traffic » a smartphone app that helps, to regulate ones driving speed such, that one can keep driving through a sequence of green lights. The browser map uses OpenStreetMap as background.
  • Toyota announced that they’ll start creating their own high precision maps with on-board camera and GPS only.
  • Here is a Wikidata query to fetch all buildings that span borders between countries Wikidata has data on. To achieve the same with OSM data would involve downloading all borders and buildings nearby to it using Overpass API, then use another tool to figure out which ones intersect with those borders, unless you have all OSM data in PostGIS, then you can do a spatial query directly.

Upcoming Events

Dónde Qué Fecha País
Trentino Presentation of a hiking map done using OpenStreetMap data, Storo 15/07/2016 italy
Kyoto 京都国宝・浪漫マッピングパーティ:第1回 北野天満宮 16/07/2016 japan
Kyoto 京都オープンデータソン2016 vol.1(青蓮院、円山公園、粟田神社) 18/07/2016 japan
Nottingham Nottingham 19/07/2016 united kingdom
Seattle  »’State of The Map US 2016 »’ 23/07/2016-25/07/2016 united states
Tokyo  »’State of The Map Japan 2016 »’ 06/08/2016 japan

Note: If you like to see your event here, please put it into the calendar. Only data which is there, will appear in weeklyOSM. Please check your event in our public calendar preview and correct it, where appropiate..

This weekly was produced by Hakuch, Laura Barroso, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, Rogehm, SomeoneElse, derFred, escada, jinalfoflia, mgehling.