semanárioOSM 415

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26/06/2018-02/07/2018

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Map Kibera moved to map Mbooni, the second ward in Makueni County, Kenya 1 | © Photo: Zack Muindre

Mapping

  • With casinos as an example, Carlos Cámara started a discussion on the mailing list about the responsibility of OSM to render content on the map, that might be difficult from an ethical or social point of view.
  • Mateusz Konieczny proposes a mechanical edit to change FIXME=* to fixme=*. Both tags are in use, in a few cases on the same object with different values; however, the uppercase variant is less common and actually predates the lowercase one. The long discussion on Talk mailing list involves both the editing procedure and ways to prevent the uppercase variant to be used in the future.
  • Mateusz Konieczny asked the tagging mailing list about how to tag bakeries not selling bread or other bread-like products.
  • As you probably know Germans map a lot, but did you know that they delete a lot, too? A mapper complained (de) that (among other tags) his bicycle=no on highway=footway was deleted without any notice. A discussion of reasons for or against adding default values was started but ended without an agreement.
  • Map Kibera moved to map Mbooni, the second ward in Makueni County, Kenya. They produced a video that shows the challenges they had to face, and the involvement of local representatives and volunteers.

Community

  • The voting for the OSM Awards 2018 is now open.
  • The company Agisoft donated (de) a license of Photoscan Professional that can be used to rectify aerial images. In case you have aerial images that needs to be stitched and rectified, you can contact user dktue.
  • dieterdreist wrote a diary entry regarding OSM Wiki edits and how a mechanism to evaluate them might be needed.
  • Facebook is recruiting mapping experts, reports CNBC. Analysing and improving OSM seems to be one of the purposes according to the job offer.
  • Nathalie Sidibé published a blog post about her participation to the workshop that was held last month in Togo to “train the trainers” from West African OSM Communities with the support of the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF). An article about it was published in WeeklyOSM #410.
  • Nicolas Chavent publishes a Twitter moment about two weeks of OSM and free Geomatics training in Antananarivo (Madagascar) targeted to the local OSM community and stakeholders from the research, development and humanitarian fields. The courses were facilitated with the help of members of Magalasy community and an Ivorian mapper with the support of the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF).

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Grab, a technology company in Singapore providing ride-hailing, ride sharing and logistics services, is now a Gold Corporate Member of the OSM Foundation.

Events

  • The FOSS4G Belgium 2018 call for papers is open for submission until September 4th.
  • Registration for SotM Japan 2018 in Tokyo is open (ja) and the program has been published (ja).

Humanitarian OSM

  • Satoshi IIDA asks for mappers and validators after the Osaka earthquake. This is the task.
  • Many mappers are surprised when they stumble onto the low-quality mapping in Africa or Asia. This often relates to HOT mapping activity. Jean-Marc Liotier has asked, “Why the HOT obsession with low-quality buildings in Africa?”. (picture one, picture two). Another mapper pointed out that buildings serve as a proxy for the local population. The question why low quality buildings or thousands of duplicate buildings dumped to OSM rather than counted somewhere else is still not answered. To address the known issues a duplicate building validator was recently added to HOTOSM fork of OSM Lint, a validator to identify geometry and metadata problems.
  • Using lessons learnt in health mapping in Dar es Salaam, a team from HOT Tanzania have been working on the latest Data Zetu project in Mbeya, which is in the southwest of Tanzania. The team have been training and working with the local community in mapping local administrative boundaries and collecting data about access to health services.
  • In HOTOSM News there is a writeup of new hardware demonstrated at the recent Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit. This box is a fully offline, 100TB storage, field-deployable version of OpenAerialMap and Portable OpenStreetMap for offline mapping for disaster areas.

Maps

  • Wikimedia wikis can now include interactive and embeddable maps presented in the reader’s language. OSM data is used, but wikidata is not.

Open Data

  • Microsoft released 125 million building footprints in the United States to OSM. The resulting data and source code to detect buildings from the imagery is available on GitHub. See this thread for a wider discussion on the imports list.

Programming

  • User miurahr sent a pull request adding 360 degree panorama photo viewer mode to JOSM ‘s Mapillary plugin.
  • Hyperloop, a project that aims solving performance problems for web applications, made a publication available about how to avoid performance bugs in database-backed web applications and how to solve common issues. A minor suggestion was made with regards to OSM’s database design.

Releases

  • The stable JOSM version 13996 (milestone 18.06) has been released. Major enhancements are performance improvements while dragging the map by hiding labels and a new keyboard shortcut to switch layers. The new version closed issues from 42 tickets and came with a lot of other improvements.

Other “geo” things

  • Apple Maps is being rebuilt, reports TechCrunch.
  • BikeRadar reviewed the Garmin Edge 520 Plus cycling computer.
  • The Daimler subsidiary Moovel published a visualisation called Flights to Rome, showing the global road and flight network based on data from OSM and Flightradar24.
  • Engadget reported that Niantic is opening its AR platform (used by “Pokemon Go”, and soon to be used by “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”) to third party developers.
  • Space News reports that Planet and Airbus Defence and Space’s geospatial division have agreed to co-develop imagery products that leverage both companies’ satellites. Planet operates more than 150 satellites, mainly Cubesats, with a resolution of 3 to 5 meters and five former RapidEye (5m) and 13 former SkySat satellites (90cm). Some of Planet’s images are provided under CC-BY-NC for non-commercial use (incompatible with OSM).
  • Tank & Rast, an operator of motorway service stations, and IONITY opened (de) the first so called High Power Charging station to decrease the charging time of cars with electric drives. According to ABB, the 350KW that the new stations are able to provide, would allow to charge 200 km of range in 8 minutes.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Ise 世古をマッピング!:伊勢マッピングパーティ 2018-07-07 japan
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
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
Nottingham Pub Meetup 2018-07-24 united kingdom
Dusseldorf Stammtisch 2018-07-25 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-07-26 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

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.

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semanárioOSM 414

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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

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, Polyglot, Rogehm, Softgrow, Spanholz, Spec80, SunCobalt, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia, k_zoar.