Weekly OSM Summary #21

´╗┐June 27th, 2011 – July 11, 2011

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.

  • In the upcoming weeks, several OSM servers will go down for maintenance. Read more about it here.
  • The new country South Sudan is already in the OpenStreetMap database.
  • You can use OSM Emitter to create OSM POIs with your Twitter account and a simple tweet.
  • A re-utilization of the Ordnance Survey Open Data under the ODbL is possible.
  • The ODbL-Map is back online. It shows the current license condition of OSM ways in a map.
  • The OpenStreetMap mailing list (OSM-talk) will get a list-moderation.
  • A nice video of the OpenStreetMap Smolensk mapping party.
  • The Kindle device will support „high quality street maps of cities in the near future“.
  • Kate Chapman wrote about her work for the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) in Indonesia. Further the HOT Team asked for help for Libya. Read more here.
  • Google+ for Crowdsourcing Crisis Information, Crisis Mapping and Disaster Response“.
  • “A new kind of map based on open data“ is a new project between MapQuest Open and Stamen Design. Check it out here.
  • At Nicolas Mollet webpage you get several free POI icons for OSM.
  • In the Netherlands: Current train movements on an OpenStreetMap map.
  • A nice visualization from GeoCommens of Wal-Mart taking over the United States.

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