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09/01/2018-15/01/2018

Ausschnitt aus dem OpenStreetBrowser

An updated version of the OpenStreetBrowser is now online again 1 | © OpenStreetMap Contributors CC-BY-SA 2.0

Mapping

  • Curtis Melvin of 38 North states that he believes their work has been plagiarised by OSM editors in North Korea.
  • Javier Sánchez Portero would like to have a tool to filter out objects that have been added at a certain time, with a certain tag, in a certain area. Overpass API was suggested multiple times, which at least partly meets his expectations.
  • Stefan Nagy starts a discussion on the Talk-AT mailing list about short-term parking zones in Vienna. This then continued on the tagging mailing list.
  • Fernando Trebien asks on the Tagging mailing list for a method for capturing Portuguese pavements, which consists of small stone tiles embedded in a matrix, rather like mosaics.
  • A user reports on reddit that the latest updates to ESRI World Imagery are not as clear as previous versions. There is a thread on a similar theme in the forum.
  • Pieter Vander Vennet explains in his user diary how he maps the different types of cobblestone/sett pavement in Bruges, Belgium.
  • Wille Marcel shares a diary about the latest updates and enhancements to OSMCha.

Community

  • On the talk mailing list, Michael Reichert raises the question to what extent change record discussion comments can be created automatically. He also criticizes the new review feature of OSMCha.
  • Pieter Vander Vennet is the Mapper of the Month January 2018. He got to know about OSM a few years ago, when a fellow student introduced him to OsmAnd. His first edit was a ski slope in Austria, while his current focus is on cycleways. He maps both on-site and at home with a combination of OsmAnd, StreetComplete, JOSM and iD. The full interview is available on the osm.be blog, don’t miss it!
  • Randy Meech, founder & CEO, offers his personal thoughts about the closure of Mapzen, and the philosophy behind its business strategy.
  • Joost Schouppe announces the creation of OSM-Science mailing list, that aims to talk about recent scientific research, develop the OSM research agenda and get feedback and support on your planned OSM surveys. The list is the follow-up to the OSM-science-communication project, initiated by Peter Mooney, Frank Ostermann and Joost himself.

Imports

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Pineapple Fund, the foundation of an unknown Bitcoin owner, donated 18 Bitcoin (about 200,000 Euro) to OSMF on January 10, 2018. This is approximately 1.5 times the annual turnover of the OSMF. For more information, see Reddit and the OSM Blog.
  • The OSM Board plans to extend the contract of its administrative assistant, Dorothea, for another year.
  • The next OSMF Board Meeting, the first since the AGM, took place on Thursday 18th January. The agenda and draft minutes from the November meeting are now available.
  • The Engineering Working Group of the OSM Foundation held a meeting on January, 15th, centered on the participation to Google Summer of Code 2018.

Events

  • FOSSGIS Konferenz 2018 in Bonn, Germany. The annual German language conference is always organized by FOSSGIS e.V., the OSM Community and a local team. Date: March 21st — March 24th.
  • Proposals for sessions — that is: talks, lectures and workshops — for the International State of the Map in Milan (28-30 July) received are now invited. The closing date for submissions is 18th February.
  • OpenStreetMap US seeks proposals for the SotM-US conference in 2018 and 2019.

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT supports five projects of the Turkish community with laptops and smartphones from a «device grant» by Nethope. An example of the community’s activities are provided through the experiences of field mapping by 17-year-old Leila, a refugee from Syria.

Maps

  • [1] Stephan Bösch-Plepelits announces that Openstreetbrowser is back online. He asks for help with creating additional categories of interest.
  • Holiday flats (tourism=apartment) becoming increasingly popular not only in Europe. With more than 14k objects in the database they deserve to be rendered in osm-carto. What’s missing is a convincing icon. Any ideas or contributions are welcome.
  • A research group in Oxford, England have calculated travel times to major cities across the world using Google Earth Engine and OpenStreetMap data. Galleries of maps for various places have been published by The Guardian and Spiegel-online.
    Owen Boswarva notices that this dataset is released under CC-BY 4.0. He asks if this has a special licence waiver. The topic is further discussed on the legal-talk list.

Open Data

  • Budget pressures may force the US Department of Agriculture to charge for use of the National Agricultural Imagery Programme. Mapbox explain on their blog why this is a bad idea.

Programming

  • OSM Operations team prepares the change to «HTTPS-by-default», and asks all developers to test their OAuth integration against the preview site.
  • Paul Norman asks on the mailing list dev about the size of metatiles.
  • Mapbox would like to persuade former Mapzen customers to become Unity users.

Other “geo” things

  • The Mapbox office in Washington DC will be moving to a new location.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Moscow January Meeting 2018-01-21 russia
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2018-01-22 germany
Nottingham Pub Meetup 2018-01-23 united kingdom
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2018-01-23 germany
Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-01-25 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-01-25 germany
Essen Mappertreffen 2018-01-28 germany
Dusseldorf Stammtisch 2018-01-31 germany
Dresden Stammtisch Dresden 2018-02-01 germany
Rome FOSS4G-IT 2018 2018-02-19-2018-02-22 italy
Cologne Bonn Airport FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany
Turin MERGE-it 2018-03-23-2018-03-24 italy
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Disneyland Paris Marne/Chessy Railway Station FOSS4G-fr 2018 2018-05-15-2018-05-17 france
Bordeaux State of the Map France 2018 2018-06-01-2018-06-03 france
Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy
Dar es Salaam FOSS4G 2018 2018-08-29-2018-08-31 tanzania
Bengaluru State of the Map Asia 2018 (effective date to confirm) 2018-10-01-2018-10-31 india

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Anne Ghisla, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, SK53, SeleneYang, Spec80, derFred, jinalfoflia, sev_osm.

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02/01/2018-08/01/2018

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Heatmap1 of bike parking density in Nantes, France | © OpenStreetMap Contributors CC-BY-SA 2.0

Mapping

  • Fernando Trebien writes to the tagging mailing list seeking information about adding members in all types of routes.
  • Mateusz Konieczny wonders about the unit of seamark:light:range for light towers and beacons. The values were always entered in nautical miles. This was not yet among the default units though. The wiki was adapted in the course of the mailing list discussion.
  • User Spanholz published short videos explaining the iD editor on Reddit. The videos are under CC0.

Community

  • Engineers at Azavea used GeoPySpark to build multi-centre isochrone map of the Isle of Man for walkers based on OpenStreetMap data.
  • Dzertanoj wonders whether the fragmentation of communications channels both within and between OSM communities make it more, rather than less, difficult for people to interact with each other.
  • Antoine Riche wrote a detailed tutorial on Carto’Cité’s wiki about using Overpass queries with uMap. The use-case he picked is the rendering of a heatmap of bike parking density in Nantes, France.

Imports

  • Two mappers say that the Facebook «AI» import in Thailand has made OSM unusable in some rural areas and wonder if it should be reverted.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The German-speaking association FOSSGIS e.V. is now an official OSM local chapter! FOSSGIS e.V. was founded in 2001 and was initially focused on free and open source mapping software. They have provided support to the German OpenStreetMap community since 2008.
  • OSM US have commenced the search for a full-time Executive Director, Michal Migurski has already announced his interest in joining the hiring committee.

Events

  • Frederik Ramm invites the OSM community to a hack weekend in Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • The call for proposals for the State of the Map 2018 in Milan is open! The deadline to submit the session proposals is Sunday, 18th February 2018.

Maps

  • Hans Hack has published a map that allows to discover the points in Germany that are furthest away from a road.
  • Over the last weeks the recently introduced Climate Protection Map, which is based on the user-contributed data from OpenStreetMap, has been extended to cover the whole world. It now also features some additional layers.

switch2OSM

  • Journocode, a German site dedicated to ‘closing the gap between journalism and data science’, publishes a guide to extracting data from OSM using osmfilter (and osmconvert).

Software

  • The NZZ newspaper has released a demo version of its web-based storytelling tool Q, which can also be used to create maps based on Mapbox.

Programming

  • With not-for-profit software, iOS and MacOS have lagged behind Android because the higher costs associated with Apple deterred developers. Now, however, there is the possibility for non-commercial organizations (including educational institutions and U.S. government agencies) to ask not to pay Apple Developer Program fees. The waiver only applies for developers of suites of free apps. It will resolve part of the problem (though not all of it; you still have to be able to afford a Mac and/or iPhone).
  • A number of OSM Foundation services are being migrated to HTTPS and therefore will not be reachable via HTTP. Software that cannot cope with this (for example, by following redirection requests from http to https) will stop working when this happens. Work is underway to minimise such disruption.

Releases

  • The new stable release of JOSM is here, find out what’s new!

Did you know …

  • MAPCAT.com? It renders vector tiles, so you can choose in which languages to show the labels. It’s based on OpenStreetMap data.
  • … the Android app BumpRecorder? The app recognizes potholes and can show them on an OSM map. The data should help the road construction authority to recognize potholes before they get bigger.

Other “geo” things

  • There is a free source from where historical aerial photos, thematic maps and expedition results from the Antarctic can be downloaded.
  • German magazine Spiegel Online reports (automatic translation) that fake geospatial information has always been common, and not just for military reasons.
  • A post on the «MapPorn» subreddit features a fascinating map that shows present-day country borders and their date of origin. The discussion starts with details of the complex research behind this map and continues with more, often surprising, border facts.
  • According to golem.de the map data provider HERE is coming under (automatic translation) increasing pressure and has added Bosch and Continental as shareholders.
  • The Guardian reports on why developers of autonomous vehicles think that the chaotic traffic conditions make Moscow a great test-bed.
  • Ellie Craven shows why unique identifiers are rarely truly unique.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Cologne Bonn Airport Bonner Stammtisch 2018-01-16 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2018-01-16 germany
Cologne Köln Stammtisch 2018-01-17 germany
Toulouse Réunion mensuelle 2018-01-17 france
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 2018-01-18 austria
Turin Torino Hacknight 2018-01-18 italy
Nottingham Pub Meetup 2018-01-23 united kingdom
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2018-01-23 germany
Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-01-25 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-01-25 germany
Essen Mappertreffen 2018-01-28 germany
Rome FOSS4G-IT 2018 2018-02-19-2018-02-22 italy
Cologne Bonn Airport FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany
Turin MERGE-it 2018-03-23-2018-03-24 italy
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Bordeaux State of the Map France 2018 2018-06-01-2018-06-03 france
Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Anne Ghisla, Peda, Polyglot, SK53, SomeoneElse, Spanholz, Tordanik, jcoupey, jinalfoflia.