Weekly OSM Summary #23

July 24, 2011 – August 9,2011

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

  • The Map Kibera Team asked for donations so they can keep up their work. Please help them out so that this great project can go on!
  • “Buddy tickets” are now available for the State of the Map (SotM) in Denver. This means: “With our buddy-project you can get a second ticket with 50% off“. Read more here.
  • Andreas Hubel created a first alpha version of an indoor navigation website based on Javascript and OSM. You can test the website here.
  • The Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) had their first „HOT Chat“ on July 27 at 1 a.m. CET. Two chats a month are planned for the future.
  • A contributor in Great Britain was arrested during his mapping activities for the OSM project.
  • SimpleGEO announced that their Point-of-Interest database with more then 21 million points is now available for download under CC0 license.
  • A new service by Stephan Knauß shows the “areas” that you or other users have been editing in the world. Try it out with your own or a different user’s OSM username.
  • MapQuery” is a new jQuery plugin and it uses OpenLayers to show maps on your website.
  • OSMSharp is an Open Source C# library to process and display OSM data. Read more in the OSM wiki.

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