Weekly OSM Summary #18

´╗┐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.
  • Chris Hill wrote about his first impressions with Leaflet (an OS JavaScript library for making tile-based interactive maps for mobile/desktop browsers) und created a demo.
  • 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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