Notiziario Settimanale OSM 365

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Pascal’s evaluation of the number of comments per changeset indicates many monologues 1 | Image by Pascal Neis under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Mapping

  • Nicolas Toublanc has a nice culinary question on how to map “Oyster farmers: growers, sellers, oyster bar and seafood” and a quick answer by Vincent Bergeot. (fr)
  • Svavar Kjarrval wrote about several issues in the development of a router for pedestrians. He seeks solutions, including one to differentiate routing , whether a road can be crossed anywhere or must be crossed only on crosswalks.
  • Horea Meleg of TeleNav asks at the Talk-US mailing list for the good practice on how to map lanes, turn lanes and signposts
  • ChristianA shares in his user diary how he mapped some old and unused quarries near his home.
  • Earlier we reported about Daniel’s work related to identifying potential sharp turns onto ramps. Following some discussions, they have refined some checks and added new ones for sharp turns (e.g. sharp turns from one ramp onto another). Here are the up-to-date results for the planet.
  • Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) has started “project Ilam” together with Marek Kleciak, Heinz_V and WojtekK. The main goal is to get the utmost possible data accuracy using new high resolution imagery from Bing and Digital Globe in the district of Ilam, Nepal. The wiki page of this project describes how to identify such areas from aerial images. The project should demonstrate to the authorities in developing countries the usefulness of OpenStreetMap. The area should act as test area for comparing armchair mapping data to the reality in the field and support governments and NGOs. The project is looking for experienced mappers: sorry, no newcomers.
  • User taz2015 asks at the English OSM Forum how to handle erroneous data from the TIGER import.
  • Mapbox has purchased satellite imagery of 8.2 million square kilometers. Camilla Mahon explained in Mapbox’s blog how it decides which areas require better pictures.

Community

Events

  • In a month, the State of the Map 2017 conference starts in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.
  • This year marks the OSM’s 13th birthday which is celebrated on August 13th. Don’t forget to enter your local events to the OSM wiki.
  • On July 21st a mini conference takes place on bike data (open data) organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium in Brussels.
  • On July 15th, Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak was elected as chairman of OSM Poland in Łodź, Poland. For all other functions, refer to the website.
  • On Tuesday, July 19th, Rubén López of Mapbox made a presentation for 60 students at the Congress of Information and Communication Technologies in Churcampa – Huancavelica. Rubén spoke about OpenStreetMap, how to collaborate with the OpenStreetMap community, how to add data to the map and the different applications that can be done using OpenStreetMap data.

Humanitarian OSM

  • John Whelan notes on the HOT mailing list that there is a large number of untagged ways in Chad. Many of them are buildings, but not all.

Education

  • Mario asked in the gvSIG blog: “Have you decided to learn to work with a Geographic Information System and you don’t know how to start?” His answer to this question is a free book with the title, “Learning GIS with Game of Thrones“.

Maps

  • With the help of Leaflet and OverpassAPI, Harald Hartmann made a nice visualization of view points with views towards.

Open Data

  • The Ordnance Survey in England has released a large set of data with various green spaces in England as open data. It is not yet clear whether the data are compatible with OSM.

Software

  • NextGIS announced OSMInfo, a new tool for using OSM data in QGIS.
  • The MapOSMatic fork of Hartmut now supports Email notifications once your requested map is ready or an error occurred. In addition, his instance also offers the map styles Pencil, Space Station and Blossom.

Programming

  • Daniel Koć searches a server to work on the middle zoom levels of OSM Carto for some weeks.
  • Andy Allan started work on the preparation of the integration of the moderation branch, a former GSoC project, into the OpenStreetMap website and API. The branch adds a report button. Up to now users have to report spam via email or IRC.

Releases

  • Tobias Zwick has officially released StreetComplete. It can be downloaded at FDroid or in the PlayStore.
  • The new release of Mapbox Directions swift comes with added attribute options option, congestion, for obtaining the level of traffic congestion along each segment of a RouteLeg and much more
  • Mapbox’s new release for the Navigation iOS comes with a style specifically designed for turn-by-turn navigation, with French, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Persian, and Spanish localizations and much more.
  • Other releases
    • Jungle Bus 1.2 | 11.07.2017
    • Komoot Android 9.3 | 13.07.2017
    • Kurviger Free 1.1.5 | 13.07.2017
    • Mapillary Android 3.67 | 11.07.2017
    • OSM Contributor 3.0.5 | 12.07.2017

Did you know …

  • The uMap map of all world-wide host cities of the State of the Map (SotM) and FOSSGIS events

Other “geo” things

  • An animation of ThingsWork shows the course of a day for winter and summer solstice.
  • ThingsWork shows the change of the Ucayali river from 1985 to 2013.
  • Boundless, an US open-source GIS company, announces a “strategic partnership” with Mapbox. In a press release they say that their customers will receive easier access to Mapbox products.
  • Mapzen now offers map matching, which “takes in a trajectory of latitude/longitude coordinates and returns back a route line that is snapped to the OpenStreetMap road network and enriched with attributes, like speed limits and freeway exit signs.”
  • ORF reported about a study of the University of Stanford, how much people are walking in different countries on daily-basis.
  • Antonio Zugaldia from Mapbox shows how to generate traffic maps and add images in Alexa Show skill using Mapbox Java Services.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Seattle Complete The Map Challenge, Mapillary image mapping 2017-06-23-2017-07-31 united states
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-07-24 germany
Graz Stammtisch Graz 2017-07-24 austria
Nottingham Nottingham Pub Meetup 2017-07-25 united kingdom
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2017-07-25 germany
Dusseldorf Stammtisch Düsseldorf 2017-07-26 germany
Itami 【西国街道#08】オープンデータソンin伊丹「有岡城惣構」 2017-07-29 japan
Tokyo 東京!街歩かない!マッピングバーティ2 2017-07-29 japan
Managua Editathon with iD 2017-07-29 nicaragua
Taipei OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup, MozSpace 2017-07-31 taiwan
Rostock Rostocker Treffen 2017-08-01 germany
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2017-08-02 germany
Brisbane Nundah Mapping Party 2017-08-04 australia
Amagasaki 地図好きに送るオープンストリートマップの使い方 in みんなのサマーセミナー2017 2017-08-05 japan
Taipei COSCUP OpenStreetMap Track, National Taiwan University Social Science College 2017-08-05 taiwan
Kusatsu 真夏のマッピングパーティ in 草津 2017-08-06 japan
Boston FOSS4G 2017 2017-08-14-2017-08-19 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 (international conference) 2017-08-18-2017-08-20 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 2017-09-23-2017-09-24 nepal
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 2017-10-19-2017-10-22 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 2017-10-23-2017-10-28 argentina
Brussels FOSS4G Belgium 2017 2017-10-26 belgium
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 2017-11-29-2017-12-02 perú

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Notiziario Settimanale OSM 364

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Mapping

  • Bing updated (de) (automatic translation) its imagery for large parts of Germany on the 11 & 12th of July. It is not known (yet) if this only affects Germany. The new imagery is at a lower resolution and its offset should be checked before using it by comparing it with other permitted imagery sources and the available GPS tracks!
  • Argentina’s national mapping agency IGN made some of their aerial imagery available for OSM mapping. Presets are available already in JOSM, but a little more time is needed for the services themselves.
  • The tagging mailing list attempts to pinpoint the meaning of the word “office” (at least for mapping purposes), with the consequence of questioning many other definitions.
  • Steve All reported on the Talk-US mailing list that there are differences between the data of the US Census bureau and the states for administrative boundaries. This also means that some boundaries in OSM have incorrect admin_level tags. Update: please see also Steve’s comment below.
  • John Whelan talks in his blog post about how the recent Stats Canada Building import into OSM came about and how the origins lie in OC Transpo’s efforts to improve accessibility for their partially sighted riders some years ago.
  • Richard Fairhurst explains how you can easily capture the height of bridges using aerial imagery together with photographs from Mapillary, OpenStreetCam and, in the British Isles, Geograph. A video of a notorious low bridge in Durham, NC, emphasises why this is so important for HGV routing. Thanks to Jeff for the correction
  • User Trockennaseaffe is busy mapping (de) ticket validator machines. He encountered OpenStationMap’s proposed tagging vending=ticket_validator, but he was encouraged to use the clearer amenity=ticket_validator instead.
  • Simon Poole publishes OSM statistics for the second quarter of 2017, and includes a new metric of Edits per month.

Community

  • Jinal Foflia writes a Mapbox blog showcasing this year’s State of the Map conferences around the world. This map was made using the GeoJSON that contained the location co-ordinates of all the event venues, the icons from the various SotM and their respective websites. You can refer to this example for doing something similar.
  • All other rendering issues having been resolved, discussion over at OSM-Carto’s GitHub issues turns to whether a submarine is a ship.
  • Sukhjit Singh Sehra et al. published a paper about the analysis of the abstracts of 485 papers about OSM from 2007 to 2016. They used latent semantic analysis to identify research trends regarding OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Voting for OSM-Awards 2017 in all categories will start on July 16.

Events

  • FOSS4G 2017 HOKKAIDO took place in Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan) on the 30th of June and 1st of July. The event was a hands-on day and a case presentation day. They were a great success on both. Check the videos and Twitter summary. (ja)
  • User Andrea Musuruane proposes (it) a mapping party in Viverone (Biella, Italy), co-organised with local Linux user groups.
  • OSM Geography Awareness Week, that will take place in many locations around the world in November, is already in action – check the map for an event near you, or propose one yourself!
  • SotM Africa took place in Kampala, Uganda from the 8th to the 10th of July. Several tweets point to a great event with great success. We’ll report published blogs or recordings of the lectures as soon as they become available.
  • Wikimedia Italia has organised (it) a two-day event in Spoleto (Umbria, Italy) on the 21st and 22nd of July dedicated to OSM and open data. The program includes talks about open (geo)data and public administrations, hiking maps, OSM and Wikipedia, and a full day for the mapping party.
  • The call for venues for SotM 2018 is closed. Two candidates have applied: Heidelberg and Milan (Milan also applied last year).
  • Do you plan to attend SotM in Japan? This post on the OSM blog provides useful information about visa procedures.

Humanitarian OSM

  • After the two mapathons in Uganda and Istanbul (we reported) was examined to what extent the refugees could be involved in field mapping. The results were presented by HOT on a UNHCR meeting.

Education

  • Created in 2014, TeachOSM is an online resource to assist educators at all levels to introduce open source mapping using OpenStreetMap in the classroom. You can find mapping assignments, documentation and case studies. Do you have teaching material to share? This page explains how to contribute.

Maps

  • Mapcat is a new OSM- and Wikipedia-based mapping portal from Hungary that is catering to users internationally. The cat-pun-heavy introduction provides information about what they’re doing now and what they plan to do in the future.
  • OpenRouteService comes once again this week with an innovation! A new experimental “Quiet Routing” option is integrated into the LABS.OpenRouteService.org. It can generate routes that avoid noisy areas. This is adding to the “healthy” (stress reducing) routing theme, that has been introduced recently starting with the “prefer green areas” routing option. Both options can now be weighted dynamically. OSM data is also used for modeling the noise levels along the road.
  • Mapzen used the tangram engine to produce a futuristic-looking 3D map. Especially in large cities, the design looks like as it were from a science fiction movie. See New York or Birmingham.

Software

Programming

  • Andy Allan has joined the maintainers’ team for the OSM website. He aims to continue his work on refactoring, streamline issue processing, and communication to end users, including the moderation queue. Welcome Andy!
  • As reported last week, there have been problems caused by SEO spammers, especially in the USA. On Talk-US, Frederik Ramm published the Perl scripts that he used to identify likely candidates (just one edit, heavy use of certain unusual tags).
  • The GIScience Research Group of the University of Heidelberg is looking for a “Software Engineer Geoinformation Technology/OpenStreetMap”. The job is limited until June 2019.

Releases

Version 0.9 of the Graphhopper routing engine was released on May 31. There are a couple of highlights: public transport routing, and a new “hybrid mode” which is intended to support fast routing queries as well as support for turn costs and restrictions. Graphhopper is now also available on osm.org as a car profile, in addition to the existing bicycle & pedestrian profiles.

New releases are listed as usual on the OSM Software Watchlist. Here are some highlights:

    • JOSM 12450 | 02.07.2017 | Among others, better audio mapping support and addition of automatic filter buttons
    • ID 2.3.1 | 11.07.2017 | Changelog on GitHub.
    • OSRM Backend 5.8.1 | 01.07.2017
    • Mapillary Android 3.65 | 03.07.2017
    • Kurviger Free 1.1.3 | 04.07.2017

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • Tanja Pfeffer, a student of the Hochschule Karlsruhe, has designed (de) a map that changes projection according to zoom level. Check it here!
  • Mundialis offers a printing service that features satellite images as art compositions.
  • Forbes.at reported on Mapillary and the competition of the company with Google in terms of the self-driving cars.
  • Google Maps have made it easier for users to add missing data to places. This will enable the collection (de) of more information on accessibility in restaurants and shops.
  • The International Cartographic Conference was held last week (2-7 July) in Washington, DC. Papers from thematic streams on Disaster Mapping (Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management), Mountain Cartography, Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially-sighted People may be of particular interest.
  • Philipp Kandal, Senior Vice President of TeleNav mentioned, at ConCarExpo 2017 in Berlin, the work of his company using OSM data to improve navigation for autonomous cars.
  • UNESCO has expanded its World Heritage List to additional natural and cultural heritage sites. One of these new listings, the English Lake District, is controversially suggested to be very damaging. By the way: one can find cultural heritage sites on the Historic Place Map. If they aren’t there yet, it is a good opportunity to map them. 😉
  • Have you ever wondered how the glacial features called roches moutonnées got their name? The Atlantic explains the complicated story.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Seattle Complete The Map Challenge, Mapillary image mapping 2017-06-23-2017-07-31 united states
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第10回 向島百花園 2017-07-15 japan
Łódź Spotkanie sympatyków OpenStreetMap i Walne Stowarzyszenia 2017-07-15 poland
Managua Repubikla Mapping Party 2017-07-15 nicaragua
Accra Africa Open Data Conference Mapathon 2017-07-17 ghana
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 2017-07-18 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 2017-07-18 germany
Nottingham Nottingham Pub Meetup 2017-07-18 united kingdom
Scotland Edinburgh 2017-07-18 united kingdom
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes 2017-07-18-2017-07-22 france
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) Mapathon Missing Maps @FOSS4G, ENSG Cité Descartes 2017-07-19 france
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2017-07-19 germany
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 2017-07-20 austria
Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2017-07-20 germany
Spoleto OpenStreetMap e open data a Spoleto 2017-07-21-2017-07-22 italy
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-07-24 germany
Graz Stammtisch Graz 2017-07-24 austria
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2017-07-25 germany
Dusseldorf Stammtisch Düsseldorf 2017-07-26 germany
Itami 【西国街道#08】オープンデータソンin伊丹「有岡城惣構」 2017-07-29 japan
Tokyo 東京!街歩かない!マッピングバーティ2 2017-07-29 japan
Managua Editathon with iD 2017-07-29 nicaragua
Boston FOSS4G 2017 2017-08-14-2017-08-19 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 (international conference) 2017-08-18-2017-08-20 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 2017-09-23-2017-09-24 nepal
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 2017-10-19-2017-10-22 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 2017-10-23-2017-10-28 argentina
Brussels FOSS4G Belgium 2017 2017-10-26 belgium
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 2017-11-29-2017-12-02 perú

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 appropriate.

This weeklyOSM was produced by Anne Ghisla, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, SK53, SomeoneElse, Spec80, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia, k_zoar, seumas.