June 14th, 2011 – June 26, 2011
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- Potlatch 2.2 is live and has some new features.
- Thanks to the server admins for the fast OSM server move. You can see some photos here.
- Phase 4 of the license change started at June 19th. There’s now even a very simple and non-time consuming way to stay up-to-date on the license change progress here.
- Walking Papers is back online! What is Walking Papers?
- “How to walk across Dublin without passing a pub” based on OSM.
- Richard Weait created daily summaries of mapping activity, by day and by mapper.
- “Addresshunter – Fun game to improve OSM address database” – Blog post by Philipp Kandal.
- A pair of short tutorial videos has been recorded to demonstrate the absolute basics of OSM editing with Potlatch 2. Part 1: Add points of interest. This covers getting into Potlatch 2, screen familiarization and adding a POI. Part 2: Trace roads and areas. This covers tracing roads, paths and areas from Bing aerial imagery.
- Past Sunday in the well-known German “Tatort” TV show, you were able to see an OSM map of Leipzig in the background. You can watch this snippet on YouTube.
- The DC Sidewalks project by Serge Wroclawski is an effort to put pedestrian routing data into the OSM project. You can read more about it here.
- An article by Derick Rethans explains the import and usage of OSM data in the search platform “Solr”.
- „Loading OpenStreetMap data into PostGIS: An Almost Idiot’s Guide“.
- Martijn van Exel wrote about a new approach to visualize the quality of OSM data.
- Christoph created a wiki page with best practice hints to solve „Self-Intersection-Errors“ of the OSM Inspectors.
- A benchmark between 32bit and 64bit IDs with PostgreSQL 8 and PostgreSQL 9.
- MapQuest announced an “Open Flash Maps API with OpenStreetMap Support!“
- An article which describes how you can build your own maps with Tilemill and OSM data.
- Markus Weber developed a new OSM file Format .O5m. It was designed to be a compromise between .osm and .pbf format.
- An interview with Steve Coast about „Choosing the right license for open data – Why OpenStreetMap is moving from Creative Commons to the Open Database License“.
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