Weekly OSM Summary #28

October 5th, 2011 – October 17th, 2011

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.

  • Nearly 100% of Denmark’s streets have been mapped by OSM. Currently 97.2% have been mapped. You can use a map or a form to search for missing ways.
  • In Wales the road names show a completeness of more than 95%. Thx at Ito for their analysis. You will find further results at their webpage.
  • The “Big Baseball Project 2011” tries to map all baseball fields around the world until October 27th, 2011. You will find the user ranking, a baseball-map and a beginner’s guide in our OSM wiki.
  • France has now its own local OSM chapter.
  • Martijn van Exel, Randy Hale, Jim McAndrew and Michal Migurski have been elected and Richard Welty has been reelected for the US local chapter. Congrats to them!
  • Because of an Edit-War about the name of the city “Jerusalem” the name-tag will not be used any longer in this specific case. The question is should the name be written in Hebrew or in Arabic?
  • The OSM Inspector “Routing view” is now available with a worldwide coverage. It shows errors in the OSM street network such as unconnected or duplicated ways. Read the full blog post and further news here.
  • Researchers from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth conducted a „Comparison of the accuracy of OpenStreetMap for Ireland with Google Maps and Bing Maps“. Read their full paper here.
  • The project OpenArialMap added some new images.
  • Get your own Hiking Map in ten steps with Maperitive.
  • Richard Fairhurst created a Ruby ODF Renderer for OSM data. Read his full announcement here.
  • Peter Körner created some new extracts of the OSM full history database dump. His announcement at the OSM developer mailing list can be found here.
  • Kai Krüger built some packages, to install and run your own OSM map tile server on an Ubuntu operating system. Find more information on the OSM wikipage.
  • The Android app for the wheelmap.org project is now available at the Android market.
  • MapQuest launches Mobile Flash Maps API”. You can use it within Flash Builder 4.5 native mobile applications.

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Authors: Pascal & Dennis – (thx @ “Wochennotiz”)