Weekly OSM Summary #36

January 30th, 2012 – February 13th, 2012

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

  • The “License Change View” of the OSM Inspector is updated every four hours now.
  • Several OSM Users reported that the Bing aerial imagery has been updated or that new images have been added. Read more here.
  • OSM data and Garmin GPS Maps for Syria generated on an hourly basis are available now. Based on the Bing aerial imagery you can add missing streets.
  • A Hack Weekend will take place in March in Toronto. Get more information here.
  • Belarus has a new OSM Project page now too: openstreetmap.by
  • Some OSM users noticed that several military areas in Germany are now masked in the German Bing aerial images. According to Steve Coast, a German agency requested this.
  • The Tiles @ Home server will be shut down by the end of February 2012. A big thank you for hosting this service in the past! Read the full announcement here.
  • A new JOSM-Plugin speeds up the download time of OSM data. Read more about it here.
  • On OSMRanking you can create daily updated rankings based on your edits in the OSM database. You can find an example of the “Members of the OSM Foundation Board” here.
  • Steve Kay created an OSM Tag Network of Edinburgh.
  • Lanyrd.com shows upcoming events on an OSM Map now. For instance the German FOSSGIS & OSM Conference 2012 in Dessau
  • With Active.com and Toursprung two additional websites switched from Google to OpenStreetMap.
  • A video of Patrick Meier’s presentation about “Crisismapping” at the re:publica XI: “Changing the World, One Map at a Time“. Also, a video of a presentation by Richard Cantwell at the Ignite Dublin about OSM and in particular about Haiti can be found here.
  • Around the Alps in 80 days“ a mapping project for the summer of 2012.
  • A nice Blog Post about “OpenStreetMap Philippines: 2011 Year in Review” by Eugene Alvin Villar.
  • An iOS App for OpenSeaMap is available now.

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

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

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