January 2nd, 2012 – January 16th, 2012
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.
- The State of the Map (SotM) Conference 2012 will be held in Tokyo. Congrats Japan!
- The call for bids to host the State Of The Map US Conference is out now.
- The first US OSM Hack Weekend will take place in Washington on February 18th and 19th.
- Toby wrote a blog post about “License Change Mapping” a.k.a. Remapping.
- Simon’s CLEANMAP has a second new layer. The BADMAP now displays all data which will likely be removed after April 1st, 2012.
- A big “Thank you!” to all volunteers who supported the World Health Organization (WHO). Read the full letter here.
- StreetEasy.com is another webpage, which recently switched to OSM. You can find a general article here and a more technical one here.
- Wired.com published an article on how to switch to OSM.
- Pascal, Dennis and Alexander conducted several analyses regarding “OpenStreetMap in Germany 2007-2011”. Their study has been published as an open access paper.
- OSM Israel uses the OSM Germany webpage design now too.
- The new WordPress Plugin “MapsMaker” integrates an OSM map into your blog.
- Rob wrote a really nice tool to create a HTML report for your GPS/GPX track. You can find more information on his webpage and his project on github.
- The aerial imageries of the GeoEye’s OrbView-3 satellite are Public Domain. For more details on how to use them, read the announcement here.
- Gael presented the OSM project to the French senate. Watch the video (in French) here.
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