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27/03/2018-02/04/2018

New JOSM history Context sensitive menu

New context sensitive right mouse button menu in JOSM’s history viewer

[Actual Category]

  • People reading this announcement of collaboration between Niantic and OSM on April 1st, might have been tempted to believe it. Alas, maybe next year. 🙂 No new legendary monsters for you.

Mapping

  • Ilya Zverev reminds us of his RFC on the tagging list. It concerns dropping public_transport=* tags for stops, as they seem superfluous and going back to simply highway=bus_stop/railway=tram_stop. Those tags still need to be added anyway, if you want them to render on the main site.
  • Apparently, one mapper has been adding names invented by himself to all aerodromes in Europe that didn’t already have names. A number of other mappers disagree with this practice. Frederik Ramm clarifies his stance on the matter.
  • You can influence the proposal for landuse=autodrome with your vote until April 11th.
  • The voting period for the proposal about airsoft shop tagging is open until April 11th.
  • SketchOSM is a plugin for SketchUp that allows you to add new buildings to OSM in 3D (editing existing OSM buildings isn’t possible at present). A new feature called PhotoMatch, allows you to match the building height to street level imagery. Despite looking like an awesome tool, the usage of Google StreetView to add details using this new PhotoMatch is problematic. The author suggested to look into using Mapillary and OpenStreetCam for this purpose.
  • The Vermont Transportation Agency shared 5 million images from the last five years on Mapillary.

Community

  • Some categories of OSM Awards 2018 still miss candidates. You are invited to add nominations until May 31st.
  • Michael Szell expresses his excitement in a tweet that shares his paper: ‘Inequality of urban mobility space — how to measure and visualize it (with OpenStreetMap)’.
  • Rory McCann is looking for help on the Diversity-Talk mailing list for a special quarterly project modelled on an example set by the British community.
  • Skinfaxi proposes on the German forum (automatic translation) to get started with a monthly or quarterly task to improve the long distance European hiking trails in OSM.
  • Bryan Housel wants to compile a list of communication resources (mailing lists, FB groups, slack channels, etc) to suggest to mappers, so it becomes easier to communicate with other mappers near them. However, a project to collect local pub meetings exists already at usergroups.openstreetmap.de (source code).
  • Tirkon mentions (de) on the German forum (automatic translation) that Facebook is a Gold Sponsor of the State of the Map 2018 in Milan and triggers a discussion about how Facebook’s interests contrast with the interests of the OSM community (we reported this previously). The recent debates about Facebook’s editing activities in OSM are reflected in the discussion, even though support from financially strong sponsors is of course good.

Imports

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OpenCanalMap clarifies on its website that they are not related to OpenStreetMap, as per OSMF’s trademark policy.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Dan Joseph, GIS staff member of the American Red Cross, describes in the Mapillary blog how they use Mapillary in their organization.
  • Missing Maps announces a new major version of leaderboard, their mapping teams’ coordination platform.
  • The World Bank reports on ReliefWeb about the impact of their OpenCity program in Nepal. This project aims to build seismic resilience in the Kathmandu Valley by training civilians to map their local areas. While the project concluded in 2013, the report discusses about the work that followed for the local organization Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL). This shows for authors that disaster risk management and urban planning projects can be legitimately and successfully continued there together with the government.

Education

  • Shahriar Alam aims to bring mappers around the world using different OSM editors closer together with his new video series (Part A, Part B) thoroughly explaining everything there is to know.
  • User Spanholz made several video tutorials for JOSM, and shared them on Reddit asking for feedback.

Maps

  • Atlas of Me is a Google Chrome plugin that converts mentions of distances or area surface measurements in article text into something the reader can more easily relate to, by converting them into measurements with a more familiar object as a reference.
  • Kocio-pl has created a pull request for OSM Carto to hide platforms tagged with location=underground.

Licences

  • A patent claim by the Brazilian Post for the protection of their postal codes was unsuccessful in Germany (file number 103 46 551.0).

Releases

  • JOSM’s latest release is 18.03. The most important changes are establishing compatibility with Java 10 converting links from HTTP to HTTPS. When looking at the history of objects, there is a new context sensitive menu similar to the one in tag properties making it easy to copy values or tags.
  • We like to remind you of the current OSM software Watchlist listing information on the releases of almost all OSM related software.

Did you know …

  • El Mapa del Asado, a map based on OSM with locations of butchers and the price of meat for grilling (asado)?
  • … the Wiki category page, which automatically lists the current proposals in «Voting» stage for you to participate? All you need to participate is an OSM Wiki account.

Other “geo” things

  • Reddit user JakeThyCamel explains how to use JOSM in combination with Maperitive to create maps of imaginary worlds and render them.
  • Christian Trapp describes his unsuccessful tribulations with setting up DGPS.
  • A new «Bike Map of Lübeck» was created. The bicycle map was developed in a cooperation of the publishing house Kalimedia with the city, the ADFC and the OpenStreetMap Community.
  • Scientific American compares the geographical orientation of humans who use increasingly modern maps, to the many animal groups, that also migrate over very long distances using their own natural sense of orientation, as their life’s rhythm dictates. Through geotracking of these animals and new interactive maps, humans can more easily follow and understand these still unexplored paths of the animal world.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Rennes Cartographie des rivières 2018-04-08 france
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2018-04-09 france
Toronto Mappy Hour 2018-04-09 canada
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle pour tous 2018-04-10 france
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 2018-04-10 germany
Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2018-04-10 france
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2018-04-10 germany
Cologne Köln Stammtisch 2018-04-11 germany
Berlin 118. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-04-13 germany
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Sulbiate Festival dell’Ambiente 2018-04-13-2018-04-15 italy
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第18回 本郷大横丁通り商店街 2018-04-14 japan
Berlin Berlin Hack Weekend April 2018 2018-04-14-2018-04-15 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2018-04-17 germany
Cologne Bonn Airport Bonner Stammtisch 2018-04-17 germany
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2018-04-18 germany
Mumble Creek OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2018-04-19
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 2018-04-19 austria
Leicester Pub Meetup 2018-04-19 united kingdom
Shizuoka 静岡!街歩かない!マッピングパーティ2 2018-04-22 japan
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) 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 india

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, Spanholz, Spec80, YoViajo, doktorpixel14, jinalfoflia.

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20/03/2018-26/03/2018

Lügen mit Zahlen

Frederik Ramm demands honesty in dealing with figures from OSM. Among 83,025 doctors, only 1033 are gynaecologists. True, but only 18,728 doctors have a specialty and gynaecologists are the most common (5.52%) after general practitioners. 1 | © Picture by Frederik Ramm

Mapping

  • Stéphane Péneau wishes (fr) to crowdfund the conception and production of a GNSS receiver that would be particularly suited for OSM contributions. The ongoing discussion should help to refine the specifications.
  • In his diary, Martijn van Exel details the beta of Maproulette 3.0.
  • Ilya Zverev (Zverik) posts his analysis of the impact of the new iD release: OSM-based routing engines need to correctly process the increasing number of intersections with «via» nodes and no-U-turn restrictions.

Community

  • Mappers from OSM Benin community, in partnership with the French Research Institute for Development and Blolab, drove during the last two weeks the MapAndJerry mapping phase, alternating training and field collection. RFI made a video report (fr) of the event.
  • In #400 we reported about «Who Maps the World?», published on CityLab. In his presentation at FOSSGIS 2018, Frederik Ramm tries to analyse (de) the gender-relevant facts neutrally and with the knowledge how OSM works and comes to surprising results.
  • A thread on the Austrian subforum deals with the possible need of a moderator. In the end, emga and Nakaner were appointed as new moderators.
  • User ImreSamu has created test instances of Taginfo and made them available online for testing and feedback.
  • To improve the rendering of 3D models in OSM, user n42k created a repository in the last Google Summer of Code (https://3dmr.eu/) where the models are stored. He also wrote a diary entry.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The minutes of the Membership Working Group meeting of March 20th is online. The main point on the agenda was the setup of an OSMF-owned survey engine.

Events

  • From the 22nd till the 24th of June, the 4th OSM Summer Camp and the 10th FOSSGIS Hacking Event (de) will take place at the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany.
  • Jinal writes a diary post encouraging the OpenStreetMap community to participate in Wikimania 2018 that is happening in Cape Town from July 18th-22nd.
  • The call for the venue for the State of the Map 2019 is now open.

Humanitarian OSM

  • The HDX (PDF) Dakar Lab reports about last year’s successes. The open platform is responsible for the collection and dissemination of humanitarian data in West Africa. One of the biggest achievements was the automatic integration with the HOT data pool.
  • Amelia Hunt reports on the HOT blog about improving access to health facilities in Dar es Salaam. Surveys were conducted among the population. A visualization shows problems and possible solutions. Especially in the field of obstetrics, mobile clinics could make life much easier for the female population in Tanzania.
  • During the National Mapathon (translation) in Belgium, around 200 mappers added 1000 km (translation) of roads and 70,000 buildings to the map in Nigeria.

Maps

  • kocio-pl prepared a pull request that makes OSM Carto display the name of large bays. The pull request got merged already.
  • OpenStreetBrowser has a new view that displays gastronomy POIs, with a different marker according to their smoking policy.

switch2OSM

  • The German national news service Tagesschau has created a news atlas on OpenStreetMap basis, which shows 24-hour news.

Releases

  • The osm-carto team has published a new monthly release of this style (v4.9.0), with 2 times more changes than usual. Some of them are pretty important, like long-awaited towers and masts redesign, new rendering for gardens or rendering place=square labels.

Did you know …

  • … the Cycling Infrastructure Prioritisation Toolkit, in short CyIPT? It’s a toolkit that identifies the best places to put new cycle infrastructure.

OSM in the media

  • The OpenStreetMap community in Chile has tweeted that OSM data can now be seen daily in the official news and on their Facebook page.
  • A magazine of the Italian public broadcaster (RAI) featured a segment on the open data world, featuring OpenStreetMap and an interview with Maurizio ‘napo‘ Napolitano.

Other “geo” things

  • After ‘fake news’ now fake destinations on road signs.
  • The tree management software ImmoSpector tree lists (de) OpenStreetMap among the possible map background layers. This software aims at monitoring tree cadasters with online tools.
  • Geolounge published a review of Walter Goffart’s «Historical Atlases: The First Three Hundred Years, 1570-1870», praising its high accuracy and readability.
  • The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket produced circular shock waves in the ionosphere that could lead to GPS errors of about 1 metre.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Montreal Les Mercredis cartographie 2018-04-04 canada
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-04-04 germany
Bochum Mappertreffen 2018-04-05 germany
Dresden Stammtisch Dresden 2018-04-05 germany
Solothurn 2018 SOSM AGM and mapping party 2018-04-07 switzerland
Rennes Cartographie des rivières 2018-04-08 france
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2018-04-09 france
Toronto Mappy Hour 2018-04-09 canada
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle pour tous 2018-04-10 france
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 2018-04-10 germany
Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2018-04-10 france
Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2018-04-10 germany
Cologne Köln Stammtisch 2018-04-11 germany
Berlin 118. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-04-13 germany
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第18回 本郷大横丁通り商店街 2018-04-14 japan
Berlin Berlin Hack Weekend April 2018 2018-04-14-2018-04-15 germany
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) 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 india

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, Spanholz, Spec80, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia, sev_osm.