11/21/2010 – 11/28/2010
Every week a lot of things are happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world. It can be hard to keep track of all the different communication channels and don’t miss any important news. That’s why we’ve created a short summary of all the news here. Enjoy!
- Steve Coast works at Microsoft/Bing now and Bing gives OSM access to aerial imagery: blog post
- Taginfo is now available in English and German and can be translated into more languages. The search was also improved. (via OSM-Talk)
- OSM-Columbia asked for help due to the strongest rain season in the last 10 years. Read more here & here!
- New OpenFireMap (beta) shows amenity=firestation and emergency=firehydrant
- Tutorial for using OSM-data with the commercial Adobe Illustrator Plugin MaPublisher and QGIS.
- New versions for mobile GPS software: MojoTracker (WebOS) and NaviComputer (Windows Mobile).
- Last weekend the WhereCampUK took place in Nottingham. Tim Waters wrote a short summary here.
- Also last week the WhereCamp5280 was held in Denver. Steve Coast wrote about the organisation of it here. Andrei Taraschuk, Peter Batty, Michael Weisman and James Fee reported in their blogs about it.
- Navit, the OSM navigator, is now at version 0.2.0
- New release of Maperitive, a free desktop application for rendering maps based on OpenStreetMap and GPS data
- Editing OpenStreetMap data with QGIS and Merkaartor? Read Aubrey Drescher’s blog
- Project of the Month: Wheelchair accessibility
- The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is applying for a Knight News Challenge grant. Read more here
- More than 1.000.000.000 Nodes have been created in OpenStreetMap! – http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1000000000
For more news, especially regarding new tags and wiki pages, you can check-out the community-updates over here.