May 16th, 2011 – May 30th, 2011
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- The email for users, who didn‘t accept the new Contributor Terms so far, is ready now. It should be translated in as many languages as possible. A first batch of emails has already been send out now.
- Blog post by Patrick Weber about “Where’s the Search” field on the OpenStreetMap.org main page. Maybe as a result of this post, the search field has now been moved to an upper left position on the main OSM page.
- Muki Haklay repeats the comparison for the UK between the OSM and Ordnance Survey Meridian 2 datasets. You can find an interactive webpage with the results here.
- We now have more then one million relations in our database!
- Open Data in Vienna is now available and the first application is out: The Toilet Map Vienna. An Augmented-Reality-App based on Open Data from Vienna.
- A new mailling list for the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) is available.
- The OSMF-Wiki has a new skin made by Harry Wood. This way you can differentiate it from the normal OSM wiki.
- Jakob Altenstein wrote a bachelor-thesis about the efforts of the OSM license change. It is available in German here.
- A new series shows how communities from different countries map around the world.
- Pascal Neis wrote a blog post about the new Web-GUI for the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM) with OSM data.
- Some thoughts from Olvier Kühn about “Could a less restrictive share-alike license give OpenStreetMap data a boost?“
- Steve Coast pleads for moderation of the OSM mailing lists.
- First preliminaries for the change from 32bit to 64bit node IDs.
- The first tour guide with OSM maps has been published. It is available for ten cities along the Danube. You can find more information in German here and a screenshot here.
- OSM user “Head” created a haptomap with OSM.
- The project “building=yes” is a searchable directory for all buildings of the OSM database.
- A map by Magnificent shows areas a user can reach using public transport in a given time for certain cities.
- Employees of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster hosted an OpenStreetMap Mapping Party in São Paolo with 40 students. (Link is in German)
- Harry Wood wrote a summary of the last London Hack Weekend.
- Tim Adler published a usage statistic for the Wikipedia POI Layer here.
- A first GSoC project update from Customised OSM Tile Server and request for feedback.
- Martijn van Exel would like to start a new OSM service (for example with twitter) and includes some ideas about anonymous edits.
- A book about OpenLayers 2.10 has been published.
- TileMill’s latest version supports PostGIS and can render from an OSM database.
- Blog Post by Mike Dobson about “examining Google Map Maker and how its edit and authority systems function“. Part one and part two.
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