Weekly OSM Summary #35

January 16th, 2012 – January 30th, 2012

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

  • On Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2012 the Night of the Living Maps will take place. It is a global Mapathon. Get more information here.
  • The new webpage http://switch2osm.org is online! It helps you to switch your application to OSM (go figure). Ushahidi also uses OSM as their basemap now.
  • The License Working Group (LWG) wrote about the license change here and a new mailing list for the “Remapping Process” has been created.
  • The design and layout of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (H.O.T.) webpage has been updated. Also, a HOT presentation by Richard Welty can be found online here.
  • On February 25th and 26th a Hacking Weekend will take place in Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • With MapBox light a new online service has been published to use OSM maps for the visualization of different data. Read more here. Also, a minimalist OSM baselayer for MapBox.
  • A map of Ireland showing hospital accessibility using an OSM basemap and Flex.
  • Summary of all Stamen Maps which were created in 2011 based on free geodata.
  • Andy Allan created a new Snapshot Server. It is a new and simple solution to use OSM data in overlays.
  • An Open Source iOS App has been published. Read more here.
  • An article explaining how to use R or more specifically the Maptools library instead of ArcMap. You can use the osmar package in R too.
  • The new Red Sea volcanic island of the Zubair Group is already digitized in OSM.
  • Want to create your own OSM key fob? Watch this.
  • An article about OSM in Bangladesh.

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