Weekly OSM Summary #38

February 27th, 2012 – March 12th, 2012

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

  • Foursquare switched to OSM. Some additional thoughts on that topic in a blog post by Andrew Turner. Also, Apple iPhoto uses some “old” OSM data now too. Read more about it in the OSM Foundation blog.
  • The new OSM Foundation (OSMF) servers are up and running. Also, say welcome to the two new system admins: Ian Dees and Sarah Hofmann!
  • Simon’s Cleanmap, which can be used for the remapping process, has a new layer “UNDELETE_IT”. You can find some more information here.
  • The OSM Inspector License View now supports Relations too. Here is the announcement.
  • An article about the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) in Indonesia.
  • On OSMstats you can find new statistics for “Edits Per Country“.
  • MapBox.com offers a new mapstyle called “Streets” with global coverage based on OSM data.
  • The “LightMap” created by the University of Heidelberg is a transparent overlay which highlights streets that include street lights. A second layer shows the type of street light.
  • The Open Mapquest Map has been updated. For instance, street signs are now included.
  • A tutorial by Till Nagel about “TileMill for Processing“.
  • mapbook: a PDF map book creator” which uses the mapnik renderer.
  • The Overpass API now supports permanent IDs to OSM objects.
  • A new Open Source framework to create vector maps: Kartograph
  • A new rule-based OSM renderer called “Smrender” has been officially released.
  • Jochen Topf released a new tool to extract coastline data from an OSM planet file.

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