semanárioOSM 383

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14/11/2017-20/11/2017

vespucci

C mode in Vespucci for locating old objects in densely mapped areas 1 | © Screenshot CC0 © Luftbild Open Data, Kanton Zürich

Mapping

  • Erkin writes in the tagging mailing list about voting related to proposed tag – Education Reform Alternative.
  • There is a proposal on Differentiation for routes of public transport which adds a standardized way to differentiate between route scopes (local, regional, national and international) and public transport route types (like express, long-distance bus service vs. urban city bus or high-speed intercity train vs. regional commuter).
  • Safwat Halaby created an auxiliary website where you can enter a changeset ID and get redirected to the visualisation of this changeset by Achavi.
  • The next version of Vespucci comes with a new C-Mode to help you find objects that need your attention in an ever more densely mapped world. The warnings are based on the presets Vespucci shares with JOSM and are user configurable.
  • In Belgium a road completion project was started using MapRoulette. It proposes roads that are in the Wegenregister/GRB (Flemish reference base of geodata), but not on OSM. Some of them are private driveways though, so a (local) mapper’s discretion is definitely called for.
  • User wille announced in his blog that he set a new layer automatically accessible in JOSM and iD providing street names for Salvador da Bahia in Brazil, using the public domain data about city blocks segments provided by IBGE (the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics). He proposes to repeat it for other Brazilian cities and will publish the code for the whole process.

Community

  • Pascal Neis posted about the recent updates to his project HDYC: “How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap?”. Users can now opt-in to make their profile public. A few more modifications on the statistics and visualisation are also part of this update.
  • Horea Meleg and Florin Badita were chosen as the mappers of the month in Belgium. Both work for TeleNav and mostly improve North America. In the interview they give an insight to their work.
  • blogs.openstreetmap.org, the website which provides a collective feed of lots of OSM related blogs, did not show new entries due to a bug on 12th and 13th November.
  • Zverik wrote a disheartened diary entry about his last proposal about metro mapping improvements. He shares about how a proposal can be criticised and blocked beyond its technical merits, because votes have the power to override constructive discussions.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Martijn writes to the Talk-de mailing list, sharing the announcement of FOSSGIS eV on the application of official German representation (Local Chapter) of the OpenStreetMap. He asks the Community to share – any questions, comments or concerns they have so that they can go ahead and pursue this.
  • The first candidates have stood up for election for the upcoming elections to the OSMF board of directors. Links to the candidates’ manifestos can be found on the OSM wiki. Everyone can ask the candidates questions and read their responses to other users’ questions.
  • The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation will take place online in the IRC chat room #osmf-gm on the IRC network irc.oftc.net, on Saturday 09th December 2017 at 16:00 UTC. Further details on the Board election are available on the wiki.
  • As part of his candidacy for the board of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, Joost Schouppe opens up Reddit thread –
    AskMeAnything in which he gets asked questions of users from all subjects.
  • Due to limited demand and a lack of disk space, the Operations Working Group is thinking about not offering all old planet dumps for download any more.

Events

  • For the fourth time there will be a Geospatial devroom at FOSDEM, and it will be happening on Sunday, 4th of February, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium! The participation is free of charge and open to all. The deadline for submitting your talk (either 10-minutes or 20-minutes long) is December 1st. All information is available in the devroom announcement.

Open Data

  • An article in the Frankfurter Allgemeiner makes the case that data collected on behalf of and paid for by taxpayers should be freely available – they shouldn’t have to “pay again” to see it (automatic translation).
  • Jakob Miksch, Martin Sudmanns and Karina Krampf won second place at the EU Datathon. They presented their webappLightOnEurope“, which allows to notify the public about open datasets, by drawing polygons around the area for which data is available.

Software

  • User nrdegroot writes in the forum about making a 3D renderer for OpenStreetMap using Mapzen and babylon.js.

Programming

  • Github user Halhen shows how to produce traffic density maps in Rstats using road networks from OpenStreetMap.

Releases

  • The new release of Mapbox Maps SDK for React Native v6.0.0 has been rewritten from the ground up to support runtime styling and animations
  • Car parks have changed from yellow to grey on the main Carto map on OSM. Kocio-pl summarises this and other changes with the new release.
  • Mapbox Navigation SDK for Android v0.7.0 comes with a redesigned turn banner, improved voice guidance, feedback screen and dropdown directions list.
  • Mapbox Navigation SDK for iOS v0.10.0 comes with a redesigned turn banner and step table, dynamic zoom levels to show more of the road ahead, improved voice guidance, alternative routes, iPhone X support, German and Dutch localizations
  • The new release of MapboxDirections.swift v0.12 uses the current system language by default for instructions
  • Lily Kaiser summarizes the changes of Mapbox SDK 5.2.0 (Android) and 3.7.0 (iOS) on the Mapbox blog.

Other “geo” things

  • Map of Jacaranda trees in Buenos Aires made by Buenos Aires Ciudad using Carto.
  • Stéphane Péneau tweeted the pictures of the encounter of two Mapillary contributors, one in a car, the other on a bike.
  • Johan Åhlfeldt writes a blog in Pelagios about building the Roman Empire vector tile map using Maputnik.
  • Cartida, a product of Omniscale, sells individual posters and canvases based on OpenStreetMap in different colours and shapes from 29.00 €. 😉
  • Maps.me is the cycling app of the week at road.cc.
  • Google has done a redesign to its map product Maps, which is supposed to benefit from clarity. Reddit users criticizes the poor implementation for color-blind people.
  • Businessinsider.de explains (de) how specific “mistakes” on Google Maps are intentional and are used to track copyright violations. The process of adding nonexistent streets or even whole settlements to the map is not new to map producers, and the extra map features are known as trap streets.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Apach (Moselle) – Schengen (Luxembourg) – Perl (Saarland) OpenSaar-Lor-Lux Stammtisch 2017-11-24 germany
Talamban OSM (GeoWeek) is awesome! 2017-11-24 philippines
candidate nominations close Foundation board elections 2017-11-25 everywhere
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-11-27 germany
Graz Stammtisch Graz 2017-11-27 austria
Bonn 100! Bonner Stammtisch 2017-11-28 germany
Brussels Missing Maps @ MSF/HI 2017-11-28 belgium
Leuven Leuven Monthly Meetup Mapping and validation of HOT tasks using JOSM 2017-11-29 belgium
Dusseldorf Stammtisch 2017-11-29 germany
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 2017-11-29-2017-12-02 perú
Essen Mappertreffen 2017-12-01 germany
Yaoundé State of the Map Cameroun 2017 2017-12-01-2017-12-03 cameroun
voting starts (await email instructions) Foundation board elections 2017-12-02 everywhere
Dortmund Mappertreffen 2017-12-03 germany
Rostock Rostocker Treffen 2017-12-05 germany
Albuquerque MAPABQ (join us!) 2017-12-06 united states
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2017-12-06 germany
Montreal Les Mercredis cartographie 2017-12-06 canada
Antwerp Missing Maps @ IPIS 2017-12-06 belgium
Dresden Stammtisch 2017-12-07 germany
Berlin 114. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2017-12-08 germany
Thessaloniki Ελληνικό OSM Party 2017-12-08 greece
Dar es Salaam State of the Map Tanzania 2017 2017-12-08-2017-12-10 tanzania
online via IRC Foundation Annual General Meeting 2017-12-09 everywhere
Rome FOSS4G-IT 2018 2018-02-19-2018-02-22 italy
Bonn FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy

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semanárioOSM 382

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07/11/2017-13/11/2017

hdyc

The ADFC (German Cyclist Association) holds a mirror map up to the administration in Dresden, Germany. 1 | © Mapbox, © OpenStreetMap Mitwikende, oDbL © Nils Larson

Mapping

  • Yuri Astrakhan re-started the discussion on the Talk mailing list about the tool to do mechanical edits (it is now called Sophox). Yuri is perceived by many as unreasonable as before and tries to ignore all the unwritten rules in OSM.
  • Enrico asks on the Tagging mailing list how to tag a religious mural painting, “Affresco votivo” in Italian.
  • Through a Twitter moment, user sev_osm showcased over 10 outreach and training workshops on CarteInnov run by Les Libres Geographes (LLG) and local OSM mappers. This project supported by International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) aims at building an open map of Digital Innovation stakeholders in Haiti, Madagascar and 12 African countries. The data is hosted in OSM and edited with MapContrib.
  • You can cast your vote on the revised version of the Fire Hydrant Extensions proposal until November 27th. The original version did not achieve the required majority.
  • The voting of the proposal Metro Mapping has started and will end on November 24th. Several people including companies which already map stations criticize the proposal on the Tagging mailing list.
  • Gabe Appleton presents his suggestion for the timing of traffic lights and expects constructive criticism.
  • BeKri complains (de) (automatic translation) in the German forum about a remarkably large number of new Wheelmap users in Munich, who very often enter POIs twice or place them at wrong locations. Holger from Wheelmap promises a new editor which can only edit wheelchair=* and toilet:wheelchair=* tags.

Community

  • The developers of Jungle Bus shares a tweet on Twitter for help to translate their app.
  • The Atom Feed interface of Pascal Neis Suspicious OpenStreetMap Changesets has now got the optional bbox parameter. The parameter country can then be omitted. (Source)
  • User ChristianA wrote a blog post about the drawbacks of open data. The lack of outdoor and more armchair mapping.
  • An incorrect wikidata link in OSM caused an area of the Bronx to be mislabelled on Mapbox Vector tiles.
  • Kathmandu Living Labs invited the current Women Leaders in Technology ([WLiT(http://wlit.org.np/)) fellowship holders to join a special OSM session. Participants gained their first experiences in the use of OSM through hand-on mapping. They also had a chance to learn about mapping and OSM, as well as possible ways to contribute to the global OSM database.
  • Sterling Geo describes in their blog how they compared Sentinel-2 data with OSM land use data.

Imports

  • The company Cybo which operates a yellow pages directory wants to offer its POI data to OpenStreetMap. There are two parallel threads on the Imports and Talk-us mailing list. the coordinates seem to be retrieved using Google’s geocoding API and cannot be used by OSM due to legal reasons.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Just less than three years ago, a member-initiated initiative proposed to reorganize the terms of office for OSMF board members and limit the terms of office. Simon Poole writes to the Osmf-talk mailing list about getting a clear statement from the board on addressing this in 2018
  • Data Working Group has published its activity report (PDF) for the third quarter of 2017.
  • Members of FOSSGIS e.V., the de-facto local OSM chapter in Germany, discuss about a grant application (de) (automatic translation) to sponsor a secondary production server for the German instance of the Overpass API (overpass-api.de).
  • This year’s meeting of the OSM Foundation members will take place on December 9th via IRC. Details can be found in the invitation email. Two new board members must be elected. OSMF members can register as candidates until November 25th. Details on the elections in the OSM-Wiki, and there is also a page for voter questions.

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT calls out an acitivation due to the Iran-Iraq earthquake.
  • John Whelan inquires on the HOT mailing list to assist in testing building mapping projects in Malawi.
  • OSM Zambia received a “microgrant” from HOT that made it possible to carry out extensive mapping training in Zambia’s schools.
  • HOT has published a call for applications for a position to develop a mapping visualisation tool which creates videos visualising edits in an area. Application deadline is 17th November.
  • A BBC radio feature talks about Missing Maps, mapathons, armchair mapping, Red Cross, mapping buildings, roads, and rivers.

Maps

  • Developers of OSM Carto discuss if restaurants, pubs, and similar amenities should be rendered as small brown squares on zoom level 17 as it already happens with most shops (in pink).
  • [1] The ADFC (member of the ECF) tries to use an OSM based map to get the Dresden administration to do more for cyclists. Nils Larsen, the author of the map, has announced a “how to” post which will be published shortly.
  • User Komzpa submitted a pull request to OSM Carto which adds rendering of place=* on areas. Some people fear that it supports the duplication of place=* tags in OSM (currently mainly mapped on nodes).

Software

  • Pieter Vander Vennet shows how to write your own OsmAnd routing profile.

Programming

  • Richard Fairhurst describes in his user diary how to debug Lua scripts of Osm2pgsql and OSRM without re-running a time consuming import each iteration.

Did you know …

  • … that you can create new nodes in JOSM while you are in the extrusion mode (key X) by doing a double-click? It saves pressing A and X. (via a thread (de) in the German OSM forum)
  • Latest Changes on OpenStreetMap by Martin Raifer? It shows all changed objects in the last seven days in an area.

Other “geo” things

  • CityLab reported: London’s Oxford Street will become a pedestrian zone. 800m of traffic will be closed to vehicles by 2018. This fact is also a challenge for OpenStreetMap.
  • An interview by MARTECHSERIES with Javier de la Torre, the founder of CARTO (including the basic map of OSM).
  • In its latest issue, the Spanish online magazine NOSOLOSIG reports on the first maps of the Palaeolithic period. The map carved in a stone, which clearly contains geographical references, was found during excavations in the cave of Abauntz near the village of Arraitz about 20 km north of Pamplona, Spain, and is therefore called “the map of Abauntz”. A translation of the article with deepl is worthwhile. 😉 (es) (automatic translation)
  • Gulf News reports that the 2nd “Louvre” was opened in Abu Dhabi. Of course, it is already recorded in OSM. The tagging is obviously still not complete. 😉
  • Theodolite, an app for “Augmented Reality”, which according to prMac contains excellent OSM data even in “the middle of nowhere” is coming for iPhone X.
  • A tourist from Milan got stuck with his vehicle in a medieval alley in Como because he trusted his satnav more than his eyes. The map data was not from OpenStreetMap, but the incident inspired the local OSM comunity to recheck the area for possible mistakes.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
online via Mumble OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2017-11-16 everywhere
Digne-les-Bains Cartopartie : Libre information sur les services de santé 2017-11-16 france
Fort Collins CSU Ger Community Mapping Center Mapathon Colorado State University 2017-11-16 united states
Suzhou OpenStreetMap Youth Promotion 2017-11-18 china
Helsinki HOT-OSM Finland Geoweek Mapathon 2017 2017-11-18 finland
Brazil Brasília OpenStreetMap Edit challenge begins with a focus on road characteristics 2017-11-19 brazil
London Raincatcher Mapathon for Tanzania 2017-11-21 united kingdom
Lüneburg Mappertreffen 2017-11-21 germany
Nottingham Pub Meetup 2017-11-21 united kingdom
Edinburgh Pub meeting 2017-11-21 united kingdom
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2017-11-21 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Stammtisch 2017-11-23 germany
Apach (Moselle) – Schengen (Luxembourg) – Perl (Saarland) 1. OpenSaar-Lor-Lux Stammtisch 2017-11-24 germany
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-11-27 germany
Bonn 100! Bonner Stammtisch 2017-11-28 germany
Brussels Missing Maps @ MSF/HI 2017-11-28 belgium
Dusseldorf Stammtisch 2017-11-29 germany
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 2017-11-29-2017-12-02 perú
Yaoundé State of the Map Cameroun 2017 2017-12-01-2017-12-03 cameroun
Dar es Salaam State of the Map Tanzania 2017 2017-12-08-2017-12-10 tanzania
Rome FOSS4G-IT 2018 2018-02-19-2018-02-22 italy
Bonn FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy

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 Nakaner, Polyglot, SK53, Softgrow, Spanholz, Spec80, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia, sev_osm.