Weekly OSM Summary #24

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.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

2 thoughts on “Weekly OSM Summary #24

Comments are closed.