Notiziario Settimanale OSM 390

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02/01/2018-08/01/2018

Logo

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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Notiziario Settimanale OSM 389

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26/12/2017-01/01/2018

Lighthouses

Lighthouses of Europe (OpenStreetMap data) 1 | © OpenStreetMap Contriubutors © map_creator

About us

  • We join with the OSMF in wishing everyone a Happy New Year for 2018! Your feedback and engagement with OSM Weekly is an important source of motivation for the members of our team.We also welcome bjoern_m and Tordanik as members of the team. Of course, as ever, we are still looking for interested people who want to participate.

Mapping

  • Bryan Housel asks for feedback on whether self-intersecting lines should always generate an error in the iD editor. You can comment on the GitHub issue here.
  • Volker Schmidt wonders why emergency bays are tagged in a different way from bus bays, even though they are physically very similar.
  • The German forum fails to agree on whether addresses should be tagged on the entrance or the building outline, but in a lively discussion (automatic translation) the various possibilities are mentioned.

Community

  • Daniel Koć asks on the OSM-talk mailing list how to find new contributors for the OSM-carto map style. There is already a list of Issues for beginners.
  • SomeoneElse responds with a blow-by-blow account of what is involved in creating a successful pull request for OSM-Carto.
  • The 6th edition of State of the Map France will take place in Bordeaux, on 1st-3rd June 2018.
  • Researchers from the University of Minnesota have investigated (pdf) the mapping behaviour of OpenStreetMap users. They claim geographical bias of mapping contributions is innate (“born, not made”)
  • James Derrick reflects on how mapping, software & technology have changed in the 10 years he has been contributing to OSM.
  • Joost Schouppe has created an analysis of the OSM Notes. Among other things, he discusses the effects of Maps.me.
  • On Reddit “map_creator” has shared a map of lighthouses mapped in OpenStreetMap in Europe. Some feedback follows about which lighthouses are not mapped yet and who to contact.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The OSMF rejoices about a bitcoin donation of £27k, and refers to this donation path.
  • The OpenStreetMap Foundation welcomes OpenStreetMap France as an official local chapter in France.

Humanitarian OSM

  • In an OSM diary entry, Tasauf, writes about the contributions and impact of the BHOOT (Bangladesh Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Operations Team) that was formed as a initiative of BOIL (Bangladesh Open Innovation Lab) to support HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) with all their activations supporting all the disasters & emergency humanitarian crisis throughout the globe including Bangladesh.

Software

  • Michael Spreng announces(de) the availability of an OSRM installation on routing.openstreetmap.de, with routing profiles for cyclists, pedestrians and cars. The server is funded by FOSSGIS, the German local chapter of OSMF. Michael emphasizes that this routing service is run by the community, rather than as a commercial operation.
  • On his Github pages, marcusyoung provides a tutorial for OpenTripPlanner, with special reference to the use of isochrones.

Programming

  • Mapzen will cease operations at the end of January 2018. The migration guide lists all projects which will continue existing. According to a tweet and the project description, the Valhalla developers are now working for Mapbox (Mapbox already has a routing engine – OSRM).
  • Stefan Keller presented a tool on the Swiss mailing list talk-ch to make it easier for business owners to enter their data on OSM and keep it up to date. He asks for feedback.
  • With its Google Impact Challenge (GIC) program in Germany (international site), Google offers the opportunity (translation) to raise money for a coding project. Deadlines for submissions is January 10th, 2018.
  • OpenStreetMap plans to apply once again as a mentoring organisation in the 2018 edition of Google Summer of Code.

Did you know …

  • … that Belgium and The Netherlands ratified a change in their borders, to align again on river Maas (Meuse), which was straightened back in 1961. It goes without saying that OSM is already up-to-date. The Netherlands gained 13.28 ha. Both countries stand to gain though, as police interventions and land maintenance are simplified.
  • …. the information on the wiki about the 9th German OpenStreetMap and the 13th FOSSGIS conference in Bonn in March 2018? especially the information about OSM Saturday?

Other “geo” things

  • GEOBIA’ 18 will take place in Montpellier on June 18th-22nd. The platform is intended to promote scientific research and development of global Earth problems worldwide, with a particular focus on Big Data Integration and Open Source solutions, and to support selected young researchers.
  • The first open source satellites orbit in space! The system was presented (de) (Google Translate) at the 34C3 (the biggest German hacker conference) in Leipzig.
  • Watson reports about the Swiss Confederation map, which shows all current departures and delays of public transport in Switzerland. The data can be queried using this API.
  • What would the London’s “Overground” railway network map look like if it was designed like the map of Berlin’s S-Bahn? Here you go. It makes a change from everything being orange.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Passau Niederbayerntreffen 2018-01-08 germany
Lyon Rencontre libre mensuelle 2018-01-09 france
Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2018-01-09 france
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2018-01-10 france
Berlin 115. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-01-11 germany
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第15回 品川神社 2018-01-13 japan
Kyoto 幕末京都マッピングパーティ#01:京の町家と大獄と 2018-01-13 japan
Brisbane Brisbane Photo Mapping 2018-01-13 australia
Cologne Köln Stammtisch 2018-01-17 germany
Toulouse Réunion mensuelle 2018-01-17 france
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 2018-01-18 austria
Rome FOSS4G-IT 2018 2018-02-19-2018-02-22 italy
Cologne Bonn Airport FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany
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

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, SeleneYang, SomeoneElse, Spanholz, Tordanik, derFred, jcoupey, jinalfoflia.