August 10, 2011 – August 22, 2011
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.
- OSM has more then 450 000 registered members by now. About 150 000 of those contributed at least one node to the project.
- The OSM Licensing Working Group (LWG) announced some guidelines for the preparation for the license change. Read more details in the wiki page.
- The OSM Foundation announced that the 2011 annual general meeting and election board members will be held at State of the Map, in Denver. You can find more information here.
- Harry Wood created a map with an overlay of the riots in London. You can access the map here.
- Serge created basic information videos about OSM with a total length of more than 2 hours. See the videos at youtube.
- Pascal created a website last week which shows your or other OSM member’s contributions in a Heat Map. You can find his blog post here, and the webpage here.
- In the OSM Wiki you can find a first proposal “to enable linking different datasets with OSM data” (OpenMetaMap).
- Last week the Wired magazine published an article about “Amateur cartographers mistaken for criminals“.
- The new „Engineering Working Group“ has its first meeting on Monday 22nd at 5pm GMT. Read the full message here.
- The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) wrote about their work in Somalia. And they created some OSM manuals and guides. Read the announcement here.
- In the fourth and final episode of “Geospatial Revolution” the Map Kiberia project is mentioned. See the complete video at youtube.
- Some aerial imagery is now available for the mapping of the city of Dedaab in Kenya, Read the wiki page or the announcement at the mailing list.
- The Ministry of the Interior and Sports of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, published a raster map of entire Ruanda and permitted usage for OSM. Read more at the wiki page.
- Harry Wood gave a presentation about humanitarian mapping with OSM. You can see his slides and slide notes here.
- The Flosm-Map has now an Inkscap and Illstrator Export. Try it here (only available in German).
- The OSM contributor “Ogmios” created a map (http://www.openqueermap.info) with a special overlay containing information for the homosexual community.
- The “OSM Amenity Editor” is now Open Source. This tool allows you to edit OSM node features within a web browser. You can find the project at github.
- The JXAPI now supports polygon queries. Read details here.
- A new version of the German OSM flyer is available. You can order the flyer for free at the GeoFabrik. Read the announcement at the German Mailing List.
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