Notiziario Settimanale OSM 372

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29/08/2017-04/09/2017

screen shot OpenStreetMap Inspector, objects without important tags

The OpenStreetMap Inspector now shows nodes and ways which do not have “important” tags. 1 | data OpenStreetMap contributors, ODbL, image CC-BY-SA OpenStreetMap and Geofabrik

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Mapping

  • [1] In the tagging view of the OpenStreetMap Inspector there is a new layer with tagging errors. The routing view now contains, once more, another error layer which shows ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’ of oneway roads which are either unreachable or have no return route.
  • The Flemish community in Belgium wishes to explicitly tag maxspeed on all highways. André Picard says this goes against existing usage in the country where a special relation of type default is used to provide information on a range of default values. He objects to the original wiki proposal page being marked as “abandoned”. Clifford Snow remarks that the documentation on the wiki is inconsistent and difficult to understand.
  • A discussion began on the Tagging mailing list around the usage of the tag shop=fashion as opposed to the tag shop=boutique considering that the latter has more uses.
  • The MapGive initiative of the U.S. Department of State provides the OSM community satellite image material of the region Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), which was recorded in the August 2017 (30 cm resolution).
  • Frederik Ramm started (de) (automatic translation) a discussion on the German OSM Forum if we really need all boundary relations or if some of them should be deleted. As an example, he points to a segment of the River Rhine which belongs to 29 relations.
  • Sam Guilford from YouthMappers has published a small article about POSM and Mapeo.
  • Voting on the proposal Language Information will be open until 13th September. The proposal wants to introduce the tag language:<key> = <language code> which describes which language a tag <key> = * has.
  • iD has a new feature: “Review requested”. Pascal Neis writes in his blog post how to find these changesets and help the newcomer in his first steps in OSM, such as with links to wiki pages, tags, and map features, good practices, the OSM Forum or the page OSM help. Pascal forgot to mention the mailing lists. 😉

Community

  • Dr. Steffano de Sabbato (Leicester University) asks for guidance to help interpret the mapping of London for his research. He also provides links to some previous preliminary studies.
  • Geospa_gal believes that there’s a need for more women to respond to the survey about gender bias in the OSM, and invites people to participate in order to have more accurate data about the gender situation in the community. Some people on Talk-US mailing list criticize the survey and the (desired) aims.
  • Gardster shares pictures (and videos) from the very well-attended 13th OSM Birthday party held by the Belarus community in Minsk on the 30th of August.
  • Joost Schouppe writes a diary entry highlighting the need of improving interaction between OSM and academic communities.

Imports

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The minutes of the last OSMF board meeting on August 24 have been completed. The next public meeting will take place on September 21st 21:00 London time.
  • The minutes of the Local Chapters Congress at SotM have been published.
  • There will be elections to the board of the OpenStreetMap Foundation at end of 2017. Frederik Ramm explains what potential candidates should expect and tries to abandon some illusions about being a board member.
  • A meeting of the Engineering Working Group took place on August 29 and the minute is online. The topic was the end of this year’s Google Summer of Code.

Events

  • Edoardo Neerhut writes in the Mapillary Blog about the OSM ecosystem, OSMCha from Mapbox and about the AI assisted road tracing of Facebook in Thailand.
  • The call for papers for the SOTM Latam 2017 is still open! The conference will take place in Lima, Peru, from November 29th to December 2nd.

Humanitarian OSM

Maps

  • Stephan Bösch Plepelits, author of OpenStreetBrowser reported in his blog that the pop-ups on the map have been significantly improved. A permalink will be available for the map in the near future.
  • Mapbox announces a modified pricing in its blog. They rolled out pay-as-you-go pricing for their core products like maps, search, and navigation.

Programming

  • Frédéric Rodrigo published his findings on using a Redis database to query OSM objects and discusses performance relative to SQL queries on PostgreSQL. The experiments aim to explore ways of improving the heavy computations of the Osmose QA-tool.
  • Maripo Goda works on a JOSM plugin which warns mappers if they move a node over a large distance.

Releases

The new release of Mapbox Navigation SDK for iOS v0.7.0 comes with automatic day/night styles, other UI improvements, better compatibility with Amazon Polly, support for multiple legs, more aggressive location snapping, new localizations and much more.

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • Accurate maps of crops in both Germany and England have been produced using Remote sensing data from the ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellite. The English dataset is published under an open licence.
  • Thames Valley Records Centre (TVERC) are using non-open data on building age to create a model of potential bat roosting sites.
  • A nice article by Kartin Humai shows how to go on a “time travel” with Mapillary. 😉
  • Stefano Cudini has a demo version of his open source ‘geo-social’ platform KeplerJs online. KeplerJs combines the features of social networks with geographical facts and uses OpenStreetMap among others.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第11回 清澄庭園 2017-09-09 japan
Moscow Staircase Sunday 2017-09-10 russia
Passau Mappertreffen 2017-09-11 germany
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2017-09-11 france
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle ouverte 2017-09-12 france
Berlin 111. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2017-09-14 germany
Munich Stammtisch 2017-09-14 germany
Zaragoza Mapping Party #Zaccesibilidad Arrabal, Mapeado Colaborativo 2017-09-16 spain
Moscow Big Schemotechnika 11 2017-09-16 russia
Nishinomiya 【西国街道#09・最終回】西宮郷・酒蔵マッピングパーティ 2017-09-16 japan
Nara 防災トレジャーハンター~自分を守り、地域を守る!~(UDC2017) 2017-09-16 japan
Buenos Aires 2do Mapatón OSM Baires @ Instituto Geográfico Nacional 2017-09-16 argentina
Rennes Cartographie collaborative du Musée de Bretagne, pour les Journées européennes du patrimoine 2017-09-16-2017-09-17 france
Nantes Participation aux Journées européennes du patrimoine à l’École de Longchamp 2017-09-16-2017-09-17 france
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 2017-09-19 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 2017-09-19 germany
Nottingham Nottingham Pub Meetup 2017-09-19 united kingdom
Scotland Pub meeting, Edinburgh 2017-09-19 united kingdom
Cologne Stammtisch 2017-09-20 germany
Osaka もくもくマッピング! #09 2017-09-20 japan
Paris Mapathon Missing Maps @LLL, Liberté Living Lab 2017-09-21 france
Prescott Josm Workshop at 2017 AGIC Conference 2017-09-21 Arizona
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2017-09-21 germany
Liguria Wikigita a Santo Stefano Magra, Santo Stefano di Magra, La Spezia 2017-09-23 italy
Tokyo 東京!街歩かない!マッピングパーティ3 2017-09-23 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 2017-09-23-2017-09-24 nepal
Taipei OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup, MozSpace 2017-09-25 taiwan
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-09-25 germany
Graz Stammtisch Graz 2017-09-25 austria
Berlin 111.1 Berlin-Brandenburg Sonderstammtisch Intergeo 2017-09-25 germany
Colorado, 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
Bonn FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany

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