Weekly OSM Summary #29

October 17th, 2011 – October 31th, 2011

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

  • During last weeks Google Doc Summit 2011 an OSM book for beginners has been created. You can buy it here and find a preview here.
  • The translations of the documentations for our well-known OSM Editor JOSM for Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic and Turkish don’t fulfill the minimum standards. You can help to improve it. Otherwise they will be dropped in future releases. Other languages require updates as well!
  • The “ODbl coverage map” has been updated. The map shows the status of the OSM data related to the license change.
  • For Toulouse (France) several datasets have been announced under the ODbL. Read more in our wiki.
  • The official Maps for the “Giro d’Italia” are based on OSM data. OriginalTranslated.
  • Annette and Peter won the inaugural Torsten Brand Award for their OSM project: “Look and Listen Map”. Keep up the good work!
  • On October 23rd, 2011 an earthquake struck Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2. If you would like to help, you can find some information about which data sources you can use in our wiki.
  • A new website with general OSM stats is online. It will be updated daily.
  • Andy created a tool for Cyclestreets that imports and merges cycle way data of the Dft (Department for Transport) in Great Britain.
  • The “London Cycling Guide” is now using OSM data. You can find a book review here.
  • The “Heart of the Elephant and Castle Urban Forest Map” shows detailed positions of trees in London.
  • Martin created an animation showing the mapping progress in Rome (Italy).
  • You can add your ideas or suggestions for the Itomap to an OSM wiki page now. The First suggestions have been implemented already.
  • Thomas developed a webpage which displays the data of several Web 2.0 services such as Wikipedia, Twitter, Flickr, Panoramio, Gowalla … on an OSM map.
  • A really nice OSM map with 3D visualization for buildings in Poland.
  • The Public Transport Map (OpenPTMap) will now be updated on a daily basis.
  • A new PHP framework allows you to interact with the OSM API. Read a little bit more here.
  • Matthias created some pie charts, which visualize the usage of the OSM tileserver by different programs and services.
  • The Spanish administration has now an open data portal.
  • At the OpenDataCamp several projects used OSM data. You can find the results in their wiki.
  • The South African Census 2011 is using OSM for their “Verify Census Fieldworker” website (via Grant)

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

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