01/11/2011 – 01/19/2011
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!
- The Map Kibera project is mentioned on the English BBC and the German tagesschau
- The HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) starts a project due to the flooding in Brazil.
- The Danish company Fugro is making 40cm resolution imagery for entire Denmark available.
- A Corine 2006 Land Cover Import for the Republic of Ireland is planned and announced at the mailling list. More information can be found here!
- The Israeli government released some high resolution raster images of the administrative borders of Israel for import into OSM (via Mr_Israels Blog)
- The OSM Extended API (XAPI) will be rewritten in Java. You can see the progress in the Github repository
- A new plugin enables a command line in JOSM (Java OpenStreetMap Editor)
- New update for the ArcGIS-OSM-Addon
- A new version of Offmaps 2 for iOS has been released. The app is now rendering vector OSM data directly on the device and can display additional features like public transport routes.
- OSM map data is used by the New York Times in an article about Tunesia.
- OpenLayers is going mobile!
For more news, especially regarding new tags and wiki pages, you can check-out the community-updates over here.
Authors: Pascal, Jonas & Dennis.
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