Weekly OSM Summary #40

March 26th, 2012 – April 9th, 2012

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

  • The OSM database is back in read and write mode since last Thursday. Thanks to the Admins for their incredible work to move everything to the new server! The changes that will be made to the dataset due to the license change will take place in the coming days and will be running in the background. Also, you can find the last CC-BY-SA OSM planet file here.
  • All I Want for OpenStreetMap is …“? Some thoughts and wishes from Mikel and Kate for OSM.
  • The organization Development Seed would like to create some new contribution tools for OSM. You can help here!
  • Which JOSM version do you use?
  • Frederik released a JOSM plugin to record and store data in a separate database. Read more about it here.
  • A new Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) project report from Indonesia.
  • A blog article about tracing OSM data in the Sahel.
  • Almost all videos and slides of the German FOSSGIS & OSM 2012 conference are online. You can find them here (of course in German).
  • Pascal wrote a blog post about the geographical distribution of the newly released OSM GPS points. Further Steven created a really nice HeatMap from all points.
  • A new blog post by Martijn about “Detecting Highway Trouble in OpenStreetMap“.
  • Cyclestreets published an “OpenStreetMap community mapping guide – for Cycling Scotland“.
  • After the OSM 3D workshop in Garching (Germany), the first 3D Map (OSM2World) has been published. You can read the announcement here.
  • With Comapp you can create your own OSM web maps with an audio marker. Try it out here.
  • A Youtube video about an indoor evacuation simulation based on MATSim and OSM data.
  • With YAPIS (Yet Another Point of Interest Submitter) a further web site to add POIs to OSM is online.

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

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