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13/06/2017-19/06/2017

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pole_climber’s Colour Coded OSM Notes – displayed based on last edit date 1 | © pole_climber, uMap and map data © OpenStreetMap contributors ODbL

Mapping

  • User Chetan_Gowda writes a diary about Microsoft’s release of 9.8 million building footprint data of 102 cities, covering 44 US states, to the OpenStreetMap community. He finds the general quality of data being good and encourages the local communities to evaluate the quality for import. He is asked in the comment section why he considers the data to be of good quality.
  • Christoph Hormann explains how to accurately map coastlines and tidal zones in OSM, thanks to recent and detailed aerial imagery.
  • Jochen Topf announces another forthcoming multipolygon challenge, concerning “old-style” multipolygons with the same tags on both the relation and the outer way. As these are rendered differently with the 4.0 release of OSM Carto, they may be now noticeable.
  • Volker Schmidt asks how to map a “Verkehrsübungsplatz” – “Traffic training area”. Here is an example.
  • Joachim suggests to map places also as areas. The idea is to introduce a new tag boundary=place and, if necessary, to use boundary relations.
  • Malte Heynen proposes to tag foot and cycleways next to highways with their street classification. Routing engines could then prefer ways far away from the traffic. According to the proposal you would change cycleway=sidepath to cycleway=sidepath:primary.
  • Even though the proposal “Language information for name” by Lukas Sommer was accepted by 57% (26 votes), he will rewrite it, “to explain better, more detailed, what missing language information means for Unicode text strings, and how an example use case could look like.“
  • São Jorge Island in the Azores disappeared, reports Topo Lusitania on June 9th on the Portuguese mailing list. Obviously, the issue is still not resolved until the drafting of this edition of weeklyOSM.
  • User Polyglot wants to start doing regular Hangouts on Air about mapping of public transport using JOSM and the PT_Assistant plugin.
  • User marthaleena explains how she is mapping her hometown Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh, India).
  • Pascal Neis published a blog post as a summary of his German talk (slides and video) (de) at the FOSSGIS & OpenStreetMap conference 2017 with the title “Detecting vandalism in OpenStreetMap”.

Community

  • Antoine Riche setup a map of regular OSM meetings in France: these are usually held monthly.
  • Ilya Zverev announced the “Call for Nominees” for the OpenStreetMap Awards 2017. There are some changes compared to last year’s process.
  • As part of its twinning with the rural commune of Dianguirdé in the north-west of Mali, the town of Ivry-sur-Seine mapped the village and its surroundings with the support of CartONG.
  • A user published in the German OSM Forum, parts of the letter, “German Association of Energy and Water Management e.V.”. Hydrants in the OpenFireMap (i.e. in OpenStreetMap) were a thorn in the side of the association. It is feared the security of critical infrastructure. The association disapproved of the letter’s publication. Readers may recall similar issues in the United Kingdom.
  • Simon Poole sent a reminder that an OpenStreetMap organisation entity exists on Transifex where you can now move easily your project for more visibility to volunteer translators.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OSMF published the minutes of the Engineering Working Group’s meeting on May 30th.
  • Martijn van Exel informs the Talk-FR mailing list that the French OpenStreetMap association has made an application for local chapter status with OSMF. He asks the community to share any questions, comments or concerns.

Events

  • Sev_osm reports on Twitter about two workshops on using free tools for mapping and geoscience (OSM, QGIS, geOrchestra), taking place from June 12th to 24th in Niamey, Niger. This initiative is supported by “Les Libres Géographes (LLG)“, Projet EOF and OSM communities from Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo.
  • On June 15th, the Mapbox team in Peru conducted an OpenStreetMap workshop for 4th and 5th grade students at the Mariscal Caceres School in Ayacucho, Peru. Students were amazed to see how easily different geographic data can be added in OpenStreetMap.
  • OSM Peru participated in the “Conference on the reconstruction of peasant cooperatives” (after the devastating floods of the past few months) on June 6th in Lima, Peru.

Humanitarian OSM

  • The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has named the 50 semifinalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize, and HOT is one of them. The winner of the $100,000 Drucker Prize will be announced on September 29th.
  • HOT Indonesia hosts a mapathon with students from the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Department of Geography.
  • Fatima Alher tweets about a mapathon that took place on June 17th in Niamey (see “Events”). It was aimed, through this task, at mapping the surroundings of Diffa, Niger, an area affected by the Boko Haram abuses. See this announce on the HOT mailing list for details.
  • HOT has partnered with the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) and ImageCat on a Challenge Fund focused on developing a global exposure database for multi-hazard risk analysis. The Challenge Fund, formed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is aimed at building local and global resilience through innovation in order to better identify risk and enable more effective decision-making.

Maps

  • A major new release, 4.0, of CartoCSS is in the process of being rolled out on the OSMF servers. There is no official announcement yet, but many hints in the mailing lists, here and here. One of the big steps forward in increasing the flexibility of the style is the incorporation of LUA pre-processing.
  • HeiGIT @ GIScience Heidelberg released a dedicated stable disaster version of OpenRouteService (ORS) to support humanitarian logistics for Africa, South America and Indonesia with data from OSM.
  • Lokaler Editor, a browser-based tool for creating maps for print on the web, is now in beta stage. It helps journalists to create maps with their own design and enables them to add their own notes. The service offering is a freemium model with among others SVG export, and should start in autumn. The source code will be opened in 2018. User Spanholz named other possibilities for this tool: “I shared it also with my local police forces. They can now easily create maps for festivals or emergency situations, which can accurately show the area while highlighting more necessary informations.” There is a tutorial video as well.
  • [1] pole_climber published a very detailed blog post on how to create a colour coded map about OSM notes, displayed based on last edit date.

Licences

  • Milan municipality imported a few drinking fountains’ locations from OSM, therefore prompting (it) (automatic translation) a detailed licensing discussion on the talk-it mailing list.

Software

  • Jean-Maxime Fillau recently contributed to the OSRM project by adding an option to compute a route that ensures the vehicle arrives on the correct side of the road for the destination. This is particularly useful for large vehicles such as delivery trucks and fire engines.

Programming

  • Graphhopper is looking for freelancers or companies interested in implementing customizations of the GraphHopper routing engine, jsprit or integrating the GraphHopper Directions API in an application or process.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Komoot Android * var 2017-06-14 No infos.
Mapillary Android * 3.60 2017-06-14 More robust EXIF reading, fix of stray images upload problems.
Mapillary iOS * 4.7.1 2017-06-14 Two bugs fixed.
OSRM Backend 5.7.4 2017-06-14 Bugfix release.
StreetComplete 0.12 2017-06-16 New languages: Ukrainian and Finnish, warning dialog if user tries to add information not at his location, bugfixes.
Kurviger Free * 1.1.0-2 2017-06-17 Changes in navigation, geocoding and UI.
Simple GIS Client * 9.1 2017-06-18 Changes for the US Census API service, better memory management for big OSM datasets.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-06-19 14:20:12+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

  • … what to do when you find OSM maps used without attribution?
  • … the three-language platform of the Belgian OSM Community?
  • … that Berlin city map on berlin.de portal uses OSM?
  • … that Italian OSM data, updated daily, are available for download on Edmund Mach Foundation servers?

OSM in the media

Other “geo” things

  • An international research team published an article on Nature about crowdsourced validation of land use data collected by remote sensing. They opened four campaigns on GeoWiki platform, analysed the variations in accuracy, and made the datasets available for further research.
  • The University of Heidelberg is looking for a Software Developer.
  • ResearchNReports published the Global Cloud GIS Market Research Report Forecast 2017-2021, a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the Cloud GIS industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data (as applicable).
  • MapMyIndia claims to be India’s most comprehensive GPS navigation & tracking solutions provider, engaging the user on multiple platforms – mapping India years before Google Maps. While Google Maps is an app that allows users to visualise data, the data provided by MapMyIndia allows users to analyse a detailed array of geo-demographic data.
  • User ff5722 asks if there are really over 4.5 million km of roads in China. Several different estimation methods appear to confirm this figure. OSM only has mapped 1.2 million km of Chinese roads so cannot be used yet, to provide a more detailed analysis.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Essen 8. FOSSGIS Hacking Event im Linuxhotel 2017-06-23-2017-06-25 germany
Essen SommerCamp 2017 2017-06-23-2017-06-25 germany
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-06-26 germany
Graz Stammtisch Graz 2017-06-26 austria
Dijon Rencontres mensuelles 2017-06-27 france
Prague Missing Maps Mapathon in Prague, Paralelní polis 2017-06-27 czech republic
Leuven Leuven Monthly OSM Meetup 2017-06-28 belgium
Montpellier Rencontre mensuelle 2017-06-28 france
Digne-les-Bains {UDOS} 2017 : Université d’été du développement de logiciel libre 2017-06-28-2017-06-30 france
Brest Mapathon Missing Maps à l’UBO Campus Victor Ségalen 2017-06-29 france
Amstetten Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2017-06-29 germany
Nantes Mapathon Missing Maps à l’ENSA 2017-06-29 france
Paris Rencontre mensuelle 2017-06-29 france
Dusseldorf Stammtisch Düsseldorf 2017-06-30 germany
Rostock Rostocker Treffen 2017-07-04 germany
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2017-07-05 germany
Essen Ideenaustausch mit dem RVR 2017-07-05 germany
Salzburg AGIT2017 2017-07-05-2017-07-07 austria
Toyonaka 【西国街道#07】豊中の歴史マッピングパーティ 2017-07-08 japan
Kampala State of the Map Africa 2017 2017-07-08-2017-07-10 uganda
Passau Niederbayerntreffen 2017-07-10 germany
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2017-07-10 france
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes 2017-07-18-2017-07-22 france
Boston FOSS4G 2017 2017-08-14-2017-08-19 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 2017-08-18-2017-08-20 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 2017-09-23-2017-09-24 nepal
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 2017-10-19-2017-10-22 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 2017-10-23-2017-10-28 argentina
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 2017-11-29-2017-12-02 perú

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Haftalik 360

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06/06/2017-12/06/2017

Jean-Christophe Becquet produces wooden maps with laser cutter 1 | © OpenStreetMap Mitwirkende CC-BY-SA 2.0 | ©  CC-BY SA

Mapping

  • François Lacombe published a presentation on the topic, “Mapping of energy distribution networks”. (fr)
  • User Jothirnadh explains how to edit a road segment while preserving route relations. His diary entry provides plenty of details and clear screenshots for each step.
  • Michał Brzozowski posts some statistics about MAPS.ME edits. He remarks how power users fix many editing mistakes, but devote too much time and resources that could be otherwise applied on OSM improvements. Roland Obricht expresses appreciation for MAPS.ME edits.
  • Yuri Astrakhan aka nyurik released a video on the topic “OSM+Wikidata”. More information on the wiki.
  • Tijmen Stam suggests to introduce a tag man_made=tunnel equivalent to the widely-used man_made=bridge. Responses are positive and include suggested use-cases.
  • In Talk-ES user dcapillae mentions (automatic translation) a conflict happening in Galicia, North-West of Spain when someone decided to “close” a note. This practice is discouraged by many.
  • Vincent Privat has summarized the suggestions from the SotM-FR concerning “indoor mapping” in a ticket.

Community

  • The OSGeo-Live team is looking (DE) (automatic translation) for a maintainer of JOSM and Mapnik, in order to keep them as part of the Live-DVD. Astrid Emde provides detailed information on tasks and expected workload.
    Additional help is needed to compile new documentation based on LearnOSM material. You’re welcome to contribute, ideally before July 3rd.
  • Creator13 collected a set of weird errors in French land registry. Despite these mismatches, he is glad that the dataset’s import saved a great amount of manual editing.
  • GOwin compares OSM and Google Maps “glitches” in four areas of the world. He identifies OSM’s strength in community involvement versus centralised map management and cites Kibera project as a great example of map maintenance done by local people.
  • PlacesForBikes used OSM data to compare bike networks in 299 cities across the U.S. The analysis aims to identify whether bikers can travel on low-stress segments of the bike network, and unveiled interesting findings.
  • Members of the Russian community (ru) (automatic translation) travelled to Tula in order to map together.
  • People for Bikes’, “Bike Network Analysis” gave Chicago a low score, but this is strongly related to the model and assumptions underlying the analysis itself. Both the data and the analysis are open: geodata comes from OSM and U.S. Census, while the analysis’ source code is available online.
  • Edward Betts presents a tool to add Wikidata tags to OSM elements, and provides a summary of its functionality and usage.
  • Bryan Housel is looking for translators for the iD editor.

Events

  • At SotM-FR, Michaël Louchin introduced LizMap, an integrated tool to create maps using QGIS and publish them online.
  • The second edition of “l’université d’été développement de logiciel libre et open source (UDOS)” is taking place from June 28th to 30th in Digne-les-Bains, France. Among others, there are workshops on OpenLayers3, LeafletJS and OpenStreetMap with Overpass API. (fr)
  • The Regionalverband Ruhr wants to convert its cross-city map work, which is in part OSM-based, and is looking (OSM-wiki) to communicate with the community. For several years, the RVR provides high-resolution aerial photographs for mapping.
  • Stefan Keller will be talking about “Using OpenStreetMap for Tourism and Transport“ at the Opendata.ch (June 27, Luzern Switzerland) in the track, “Open Tourism & Transport Data“.
  • Julien Coupey shares the presentation on Vehicle Routing Open-Source Optimization Machine he did for the State of the Map France 2017.

Humanitarian OSM

  • The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN’s Migration Agency. Both organisations agreed to work closer together in the time of need, with the shared commitment to defending the rights and well-being of refugees, forcibly displaced communities and migrants.
  • OpenStreetMap Togo extends (fr) (automatic translation) the Open Source Tour to Sotouboua municipality, where it has organised a OSM introduction for development agents (associations, NGOs and public service personnel).

Maps

  • “La Dépêche” published an OSM-based interactive map to display the results in every district for the French parliamentary elections.
  • Jean-Christophe Becquet presents on the French mailing list the project Cartosaixy. The main objectives: encouraging and animating the contribution to digital commons in rural areas, valuing free data by producing custom maps for the needs of small municipalities and experimenting with an innovative method of producing wooden maps with a laser cutter.
  • Sarah Hoffmann, aka Lonvia, the maintainer of Waymarked Trails, announced a collaboration with OpenTopoMap.

switch2OSM

  • DoorDash recently updated their application and are using Mapbox to let their customers track couriers, food delivery and much more.
  • The NZZ shows all stages of “tour de Suisse” – of course OSM based. 😉

Licences

  • OSM-legal mailing list answers a question regarding OSM data processing for routing calculations on a private machine for commercial purposes.
  • Seán Lynch, creator of OpenLitterMap, asks OSM-legal mailing list for advice on terms and conditions, and liability of the site in case the user gets injured while mapping litter.

Software

  • Mapbox Streets now supports Arabic and Portuguese languages, making their maps more accessible to 300 million internet users and contributing back to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap.

Programming

  • The Qt Automotive Suite (Qt 5.9) now ships with vector-based maps (provided by Qt Location Mapbox GL plugin) and APIs for navigation, customized design and the ability to layer in your own data.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Kurviger Free * 10.0.28 2017-06-05 Some enhancements.
guide4you 2.0.1 2017-06-06 Many changes, please read release info.
Naviki Android * 3.60.1 2017-06-06 Bugfix release.
Magic Earth * 7.1.17.23 2017-06-07 Many changes. Please read release info.
MapContrib 1.8.2 2017-06-07 Bugs fixed.
Mapillary iOS * 4.7.0 2017-06-08 Six new features and enhancements.
Mapbox GL JS v0.38.0 2017-06-09 One new feature, 11 bugs fixed and five development workflow improvements.
iD 2.2.2 2017-06-12 Many changes, please read release info.
Komoot Android * var 2017-06-12 No infos.
Komoot iOS * 9.1.2 2017-06-12 Design of the komoot collections completely reworked, improved tour planning, reduced storage space.
OpenLayers 4.2.0 2017-06-12 Many changes, please read release info.
SQLite 3.19.3 2017-06-18 Bugfix release.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-06-13 00:32:52+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Mapbox’s mobile Navigation SDKs for iOS and Android have released big updates iOS (0.4.0) and Android (0.3.1). These will now give the tools that you need to add turn-by-turn navigation to your app or build a completely custom navigation app from scratch.

OSM in the media

  • Ulrich Waltemath created (de) (automatic translation) a database of bus stops for Harz district, Germany. He added precise locations to OSM, agreed, however, to share the database (complete with pictures) with the bus transport company for internal use only, at least for now.

Other “geo” things

  • The Economist reviews the landscape of digital cartography for consumers, OSM and related projects are mentioned as an alternative to Google Maps.
  • ISPRS’ 4th International Workshop on GeoInformation Science will take place in Safranbolu, Turkey, on the 14th and 15th of October 2017. The workshop will focus on multi-dimensional and multi-scale spatial data modeling. Papers can be submitted until the 15th of July.
  • Mapillary hosted a blog post from Harriette Stone about post-earthquake survey methods. She listed pros and cons of data collection with cars, by foot or with drones, and suggests how to mitigate downsides of each method.
  • Viae Romanae Maiores – Tabula reticuli: main roads of Ancient Roman Empire, rendered subway-style.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第9回 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園 2017-06-17 japan
Procida Unaquantum conference Procida 2017-06-17-2017-06-18 italy
Istanbul First Missing Maps Mapathon in Turkey for the World Refugee Day, Impact Hub 2017-06-18 turkey
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 2017-06-20 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 2017-06-20 germany
Nottingham Nottingham Pub Meetup 2017-06-20 united kingdom
Scotland Edinburgh 2017-06-20 united kingdom
Melbourne Missing Maps Mapathon in Melbourne, Kathleen Syme Community Centre 2017-06-20 australia
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2017-06-21 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2017-06-22 germany
Wateringen Missing Maps Mapathon gemeente Westland, Rode Kruis en GeoGilde, Gemeentehuis Wateringen 2017-06-22 the netherlands
Essen 8. FOSSGIS Hacking Event im Linuxhotel 2017-06-23-2017-06-25 germany
Essen SommerCamp 2017 2017-06-23-2017-06-25 germany
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2017-06-26 germany
Dijon Rencontres mensuelles 2017-06-27 france
Prague Missing Maps Mapathon in Prague, Paralelní polis 2017-06-27 czech republic
Leuven Leuven Monthly OSM Meetup 2017-06-28 belgium
Digne-les-Bains {UDOS} 2017 : Université d’été du développement de logiciel libre 2017-06-28-2017-06-30 france
Amstetten Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2017-06-29 germany
Nantes Mapathon Missing Maps à l’ENSA 2017-06-29 france
Dusseldorf Stammtisch Düsseldorf 2017-06-30 germany
Salzburg AGIT2017 2017-07-05-2017-07-07 austria
Kampala State of the Map Africa 2017 2017-07-08-2017-07-10 uganda
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes 2017-07-18-2017-07-22 france
Boston FOSS4G 2017 2017-08-14-2017-08-19 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 2017-08-18-2017-08-20 japan
Patan State of the Map Asia 2017 2017-09-23-2017-09-24 nepal
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 2017-10-19-2017-10-22 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 2017-10-23-2017-10-28 argentina
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 2017-11-29-2017-12-02 perú

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