December 16th, 2012 – December 30th, 2012
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.
- The call for venues for the next State of the Map (SotM) 2013 is open. You can submit your proposal here.
- The OSM project has a new server in France for Tile Content Delivery Network (CDN).
- Data imports to OSM have been discussed on the OSM US mailing list. A different thread involved a discussion about what the trademark policy should look like.
- A first alpha version of the new OSM data editor iD is available online.
- To all OSM developers: Is your OSM source code ready for 64bit Node-IDs?
- Ronald Olbricht created a minutely up-to-date housenumber map based on his overpass API. You can use it to see where e.g. house numbers or other address related information is still missing.
- Almost all street lights of trunk roads and motorways within London (UK) have finally been mapped in OSM. You can see the results at the ITO highway lighting map.
- A nice example of OSM data utilization: The Hobbit Filming Locations Map.
- Chris Herwig wrote a blog post about the troubles he had with geoportals during the creation of the Mapbox Satellite layer.
- Jochen Topf wrote a final report about the Multilingual Maps Project.
- The OSMFight game, which you can play between two OSM contributors, has two new rounds.
- A new version of MapOSMatic is online. With MapOSMatic you can create maps of cities based on OSM data.
- The BeWelcome project uses OSM maps for their website now. BeWelcome is a culture crossing network that lets you share a place to sleep, meet up and help others on their way. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
- Kort is a new open source mobile game app that helps improving OSM data. So far it is in a test phase, but you can read and see some more details in the OSM wiki.
- Thomas Rupprecht created a new Firemap which shows all mapped OSM fire stations on an interactive online map. You can find the demo page here and source code on github.
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