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30/10/2018-05/11/2018

Tourist map of Pristina, Kosovo Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, has created its new official tourist map with OpenStreetMap and MapOSMatic1. | © OpenStreetMap contributors and Municipality of Pristina

Mapping

  • According to a tweet, Pascal Neis has updated his Unmapped Places map. It points to settlements away from large traffic routes. However, tagging errors can also be found in well mapped countries.
  • Stefano Maffulli suggests emergency=fire_alarm_box on the tagging mailing list for a “device put on public land used for notifying a fire department of a fire”. The proposal is limited to public alarms on the street as compared with boxes inside buildings, which are mainly to be used by and for alerting people inside.
  • Toni Erdmann shares about the new quality analysis (QA) tool: PTNA (Public Transport Network Analysis) in the talk-de mailing list (automatic translation) and the forum (automatic translation). This tool will help solve problems related to updating tables related to various train, metro, tram and bus lines by automatically creating these tables and doing a performs target/actual analysis.
  • Almost 4 years ago the Bermuda Triangle was mapped with four nodes and one way. Since the OpenStreetMap Inspector has a “long segment” layer, someone added nearly 400 nodes to avoid it to be reported as a potential error. The following changeset discussion gives some more arguments for shortening the segments by adding nodes to the straight ways. The discussion was continued on Slack and apparently the arguments against the additional nodes were stronger as the nodes disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle were removed.
  • The Finding Missing Roads in the Philippines titled blog post from user Gowin explains his workflow and new validation approach for spotting potential missing roads for completing roads in the Philippines.
  • The address quality assurance tool OSMSuspects from user dooley is now available to all users once again. If you log in with your OSM account, you also get to see the metadata.
  • Leif Rasmussen suggests adding transport timetable data in OSM in a Tagging-Proposal. As was to be expected, most people don’t agree with adding timetables in their full and intricately complex detail. It’s an enormous amount of data, that changes frequently. It would most likely be constantly out of date and hence difficult to rely on. A simpler proposal involving the interval tag combined with conditional opening_hours could be worthy of consideration though.
  • Simon Poole disagrees with the current practice of splitting tags like languages=<code>;<code>;<code> into language:<code1>=yes + language:<code2>=yes. He considers that this makes it more difficult for data users and editor template authors.

Community

  • Opencagedata.com features an interview with Russ Garrett of OpenInfraMap.org. Russ, who met Steve Coast in a pub back in 2005, leads the project OpenInfraMap, which is an OSM-based visualisation of infrastructure, most prominently power networks but also telecommunications, petroleum, and water infrastructure.
  • Contributor johnarupire from osmpe.org (automatic translation) writes (Spanish version) about organising a course introducing OSM and its social and humanitarian uses in the prevention and management of emergencies. This course will be held in the Social Sciences Faculty, at San Marcos National University in Lima, Peru, and will focus on participation, community and geographical open data.
  • The Data Working Group member mavl reports in his user blog about the first 1000 messages that have been received from the new reporting function on openstreetmap.org. Nearly 60 percent of the reports were about users, followed by OSM notes. Regardless of the object of concern, the main reason for the reports was spam.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Frederik Ramm, currently OSMF board member and OSMF treasurer, reports the rumour of two unnamed companies that are said to “encourage” their employees to join the OSMF, give them election recommendations and reimburse the membership fee.
  • Rory McCann explains on the OSMF mailing list how an employer can tell its employees who they should vote for and how this can be confirmed despite “anonymous” publication of votes.
  • We join Michael Reichert and other people’s calls to become a member of the OSMF. Only a broad member base can ensure that the OSMF board will always act in the interests of mappers. If you want to vote in this year’s election, you should join by November 15. In addition, almost all OSMF Working Groups are looking for help.
  • The OSMF has been working on modifying the OpenStreetMap API (Rails Port and CGIMap) to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and requests tenders by 15 November.

Events

Humanitarian OSM

  • The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Erasmus+ Students announced in a tweet, that they had held a week-long course called teaching the teachers. The programme had broad scope with topics including mapping, Overpass, OSM Wiki, communication channels and others, plus Wikimedia-related education. This program has highlighted OSM’s possibilities for humanitarian response and economic development support and pioneering leaders (who are volunteers) on this front.
  • HOT needs help over the next few weeks with identifying the number of Venezuelan refugees presently on the island of Aruba.
  • The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has completed mapping lifeline infrastructure, mainly building footprints, road networks, and waterways in Semarang, the fifth largest city in Indonesia.

Maps

  • The OSM based navigation app Magic Earth Navigation now supports Apple’s CarPlay after a recent update, according to this report (de) (automatic translation).
  • Nicolas Bétheuil explained his Overpass-based public transport map with vector tiles on the French mailing list. (fr)(automatic translation).
  • The JOSM-Template for the Xmas Map was revised by user Negreheb at short notice (automatic translation) and documented in the wiki (automatic translation).
    The editorial wishes a nice Christmas time.

switch2OSM

  • Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, has adopted OpenStreetMap as its official tourist map. User Stereo (Guillaume Rischard) has written a diary post about travelling to Kosovo, meeting the local OSM community, and convincing the Municipality of Pristina to use OpenStreetMap.

Open Data

  • OpenGeoHub announced the first release of LandGIS, a web mapping system similar to OSM, for land-related environmental data with spatial resolution between 250 m and 1 km. The datasets include relief, geology, land cover, land use, vegetation and land degradation indices, soil properties, soil classes and potential natural vegetation and are reviewed in an open process. The project partially overlaps (or in other words competes) with OSM.
  • Statistics Canada discusses the Open Database of Buildings, and is working with the community to make the import happen in different regions of Canada.

Software

  • Simon Poole writes about the discontinuation of Google Play for Android 2.3 and 3.x in his user diary and what this means for Vespucci, which still supports these Android versions. He also describes how to compile Vespucci for devices with very low built-in RAM.

Programming

Other “geo” things

  • Justin O’Beirne writes a post about the publication of the new Apple maps and describes how they are different from the old ones by highlighting interesting changes, such as the staggering amount of vegetation detail. Read more about it on his blog.

Upcoming Events

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Where What When Country
Kyoto 京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第2回 美山かやぶきの里 2018-11-11 japan
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2018-11-12 france
Zurich OSM Stammtisch Zurich 2018-11-12 switzerland
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle pour tous 2018-11-13 france
Salzburg Maptime Salzburg 2018-11-13 austria
León Dia del SIG 2018 – Universidad de León 2018-11-14 spain
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 2018-11-14 germany
Mumble Creek OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2018-11-15 everywhere
Mannheim Mannheimer Mapathons 2018-11-15 germany
Freiberg Stammtisch 2018-11-15 germany
Pamplona Mapatón Pamplona – Médicos sin Fronteras 2018-11-16 spain
Como ItWikiCon 2018 2018-11-16-2018-11-18 italy
Como Mapping Party during ItWikiCon 2018 2018-11-17 italy
Brno State of the Map CZ 2018 2018-11-17 czech republic
Bengaluru State of the Map Asia 2018 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 india
Vantaa OSM GeoWeek 24h HOT Mapathon 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 finland
Wakayama オープンデータソン in 雑賀崎 2018-11-18 japan
Cologne Bonn Airport Bonner Stammtisch 2018-11-20 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2018-11-20 germany
Derby Pub Meetup 2018-11-20 united kingdom
Reading Reading Missing Maps Mapathon 2018-11-20 united kingdom
Melbourne FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 2018-11-20-2018-11-23 australia
Toulouse Rencontre mensuelle 2018-11-21 france
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2018-11-21 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-11-22 germany
Alajuela ES:State of the Map Costa Rica 2018-11-23-2018-11-25 costa rica
Manila 【MapaTime!】 2018-11-24 philippines
Dublin Monthly Mapping Party 2018-11-24 ireland
Graz Stammtisch Graz 2018-11-26 austria
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2018-11-26 germany
Arlon Espace public numérique d’Arlon – Formation Contribuer à OpenStreetMap 2018-11-27 belgium
Reutti Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-11-27 germany
Düsseldorf Stammtisch 2018-11-28 germany
online via IRC Foundation Annual General Meeting 2018-12-15 everywhere
Heidelberg State of the Map 2019 (international conference) 2019-09-21-2019-09-23 germany

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23/10/2018-29/10/2018

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Modelled 2020 annual pollution levels of NO2 in London [1] | © parallel | OS OpenData | London Datastore | Mapbox | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mapping

  • Jochen Topf introduced a new QA tool called Osmoscope. He wants to avoid the drawback of current QA tools, which is that the person who operates the tool decides which layers are shown. With Osmoscope running on a web server, a user can add QA layers by entering the configuration i.e. a URL that points to a description of a new layer. In other words you create a GeoJSON with possible OSM issues and add it to Osmoscope which takes then care of visualisation. If your GeoJSON contains thousands of potential issues, you should think about using vector tiles. A proof-of-concept implementation is available at osmoscope.jochentopf.com. Issues can be reported on GitHub.
  • Joseph Eisenberg wants to render radio telescopes but noticed that what he considers the “possible tagging mistake” man_made=radio_telecope is used over 200 times while the “correct tag combination” man_made=telescope with telescope:type=radio is only used twice as much.
  • Bren Barnes is asking for suggestions for his proposal to introduce amenity=research_station.
  • The new tag telecom=* was accepted and now enables mappers to add last-mile networks and related equipment like DSLAMs.
  • In Belgium the law was changed to add “School streets” (nl) (automatic translation). These are streets adjacent to the entrance of a school that are shut off from all traffic except for pedestrians and bicycles around the times the schoolday starts and ends.

Community

  • User marc marc started a lengthy discussion on the tagging mailing list by pointing to the topic that crossing=zebra, which is assumed to be a shortcut for crossing=uncontrolled + crossing_ref=zebra, prevents mappers from adding crossing=traffic_signals for crossing with zebra and traffic signals.
    However, a much bigger tagging problem became apparent during this discussion: The maintainer of the OSM editor iD adds or removes tagging presets he is “tired of hearing people complain about”. Keeping in mind that one can control the way people edit if one controls the presets in an editor that accounts for roughly 50% of all uploaded changesets, the change of a preset should not be controlled by one or a few developers.
  • Michael Spreng introduced (de) (automatic translation) the new design for the Swiss OSM website. There is still some work to do, such as translations, but it already looks promising.
  • Melanie Eckle announced that HeiGIT/GIScience (de) from the University of Heidelberg and German Red Cross signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their strategic partnership to conduct joint activities related to research as well as development of GIS technologies, skills, workflows and communities.
  • User cbeddow has started OpenStreetMap Montana, and is seeking mappers from all parts of the state to join and plan local meetup events.
  • The Mapper of the Month October 2018 as chosen by OpenStreetMap Belgium is Aylin Kızılaslan from Turkey.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation has started the call for proposals for the wishlist 2019. WMF is open for ‘feature requests’ from the OSM community.
  • An interesting chart labelled ‘Community OSM’ was drawn by Simon B. Johnson during the GeOnG conference as reported in a tweet by Paul Uithol. Common mappers, who go out surveying rather than tracing aerial images, might have difficulties finding themselves in the chart.

Imports

  • Pieter Vander Vennet announces on the imports mailing list that the Belgian community plans to integrate building footprints from multiple Belgian governmental sources into OSM. The plan is to include external IDs in the import, which received loud criticism as well as support. As it’s more of a slow integration effort, rather than a bulk one-time import, which depends on said external IDs to work efficiently, the plan is to still include them.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OpenStreetMap Belgium, the newest local chapter in the OSM family, introduces itself in a blog post.
  • OSM’s local chapter in the UK responded to the Geospatial Commission’s call for evidence. OSM UK supports the efforts to use public and private sector geospatial data more productively. They believe that OSM plays an important role in that area. The whole response is linked to at the end of the blog post.

Events

  • Chetan Gowda announced that the SotM Asia will take place in Bengaluru (a.k.a. Bangalore), India on November 17-18. Don’t forget to register!
  • The community day at the FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 will be on Friday, 23rd November. The programme for the day was just announced.
  • Registration for FOSS4G Oceania (20–23 November 2018, Melbourne) is open.
  • Geofabrik usually organises two or three hack-weekends each year in their own offices. Christine Karch tells us in a blog post (de) (automatic translation) that the most recent event had to switch to a larger location at Karlsruhe University, as 9 people joined to plan the next SotM in Heidelberg, plus 7 JOSM developers seized the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss long-standing issues.
  • As part of the non-profit project openminds.at, the Austrian Open Source Award (de) (automatic translation) will be presented for the second time on November 9. An Open Source Ball will take place afterwards.
  • OSMF’s new Belgian local chapter is planning their first official meeting during the week of November 13th.

Humanitarian OSM

  • The United Nations Population Fund reports how Crowd2Map Tanzania is using OpenStreetMap to fill gaps on maps in rural Tanzania to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
  • A short summing-up shows HOT’s preliminary conclusion after 3 weeks of its Hacktoberfest. HOT thanks everyone who has worked on issues related to usability and experience of the Open Source tools, performance, and general bug fixes.
  • There are several Missing Maps events around the globe during November where you may want to participate.

Maps

  • Gastronomy objects will no longer be displayed by small icons in zoom level 17 but by orange dots as they often created a visual clutter.

switch2OSM

  • Recreation.gov combines campsites and facilities from 12 US federal government bureaus, allowing users to search and make reservations. Until recently, search results were displayed on a Google map, but the new website includes a makeover with OpenStreetMap and Mapbox as the basemap.

Software

  • We have reported before rescues of hikers occasioned by the use of OSM without evaluating the terrain by other means, such as topo maps. Now, according to CBC Canada, a hiker had to be rescued by helicopter from the top of a cliff in British Columbia. Allegedly the hiker was benighted because they relied on Maps.me for an estimate of how long it would take to walk in the mountainous terrain. An issue was reported in 2017, but it is not entirely clear if the situation still exists with the current version.
  • The world’s most visited cemetery is Père Lachaise in Paris. Super Lachaise, an iOS app, allows you to easily find historical monuments and prominent graves.

Programming

  • Rémy Mathieu wrote a blog post titled Rendering a map using Go, Mapbox and OpenStreetMap where he explains how to retrieve and draw map data. He plans to write another article as he aims to finally render fantasy styled maps.

Releases

  • JOSM release 14382, version 18.10 is out. The enhancements include a new option to show the object version in lists, an increased default overpass wizard timeout, the cut of overlapping GPX layers when merging, the MapCSS function is_similar and many minor improvements.
  • QGIS 3.4, the first long-term release of version 3, has just been published. New expression functions and code completion for the expression builder have been added to this version.

Did you know …

  • netidee is the largest Open Source Internet promotion in Austria. netidee stands for openness, transparency, and sharing. The results of all funded projects are available to the public for use and further development (“open source principle”).

Other “geo” things

  • [1] Mapping London wrote an article about a map that shows the modelled 2020 annual pollution levels of NO2 based on data from the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory 2013 (LAEI). The map was created using Mapbox’s 3D WebGL libraries and is client-side rendered.
  • Garmin continues its famous GPSmap series with the Garmin GPSmap 66s. The German biking website gpsradler.de has published (de) (automatic translation) a test of the new GPS handset.
  • The map for historical items at gk.historic.place is now linking to the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Toronto Mappy Hour 2018-11-05 canada
Arlon Espace public numérique d’Arlon – Formation Contribuer à OpenStreetMap 2018-11-06 belgium
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-11-07 germany
Berlin 125. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-11-08 germany
Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2018-11-08 france
Kyoto 京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第2回 美山かやぶきの里 2018-11-11 japan
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2018-11-12 france
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle pour tous 2018-11-13 france
Salzburg Maptime Salzburg 2018-11-13 austria
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 2018-11-14 germany
Mumble Creek OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2018-11-15 everywhere
Mannheim Mannheimer Mapathons 2018-11-15 germany
Como ItWikiCon 2018 2018-11-16-2018-11-18 italy
Como Mapping Party during ItWikiCon 2018 2018-11-17 italy
Brno State of the Map CZ 2018 2018-11-17 czech republic
Bengaluru State of the Map Asia 2018 2018-11-17-2018-11-18 india
Wakayama オープンデータソン in 雑賀崎 2018-11-18 japan
Cologne Bonn Airport Bonner Stammtisch 2018-11-20 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2018-11-20 germany
Derby Pub Meetup 2018-11-20 united kingdom
Reading Reading Missing Maps Mapathon 2018-11-20 united kingdom
Melbourne FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 2018-11-20-2018-11-23 australia
Toulouse Rencontre mensuelle 2018-11-21 france
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2018-11-21 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-11-22 germany
Alajuela ES:State of the Map Costa Rica 2018-11-23-2018-11-25 costa rica
Manila 【MapaTime!】 2018-11-24 philippines
online via IRC Foundation Annual General Meeting 2018-12-15 everywhere
Heidelberg State of the Map 2019 (international conference) 2019-09-21-2019-09-23 germany

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Nakaner, PierZen, Polyglot, Rogehm, SunCobalt, TheSwavu, YoViajo, derFred, geologist, jinalfoflia.