Weekly OSM Summary #42

April 23th, 2012 – May 7th, 2012

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

  • The latest news about the license change and the data rebuild-process.
  • The OSM project has more than 600 000 registered members now. Pascal created a new webpage which shows the latest active members. You will find the blog post here.
  • Apple’s new iPhoto attributes the OSM project as a source now.
  • The State of the Map US will take place in Portland on October 13th and 14th, 2012.
  • Six OSM projects have been accepted for this year’s Google Summer of Code.
  • The next Wherecamp Berlin will take place on June 22nd and 23rd. You can already register here.
  • What we can learn from Wikipedia“ a new blog post by Frederik Ramm.
  • Dan Stowell wrote a blog post about how he made a nice map handout from OSM.
  • An online cycle map of Oxford was developed based on OSM data and created with Maperitive.
  • The “Worst Of OSM” webpage shows some failed OSM mapping or import efforts.
  • The new HOT Technical Working Group will start their first IRC Chat on Thursday May 10th at 3pm GMT. Read more here.
  • The “Waymarked Trails: Hiking” webpage is available in seven new languages now.
  • The new Maperitive version can create its own Walking papers now. You will find a description here.
  • A new version of the Overpass API is available. You can find all changes and new features here. For all new readers: The Overpass API is a read-only API that serves up raw XML encoded OSM map data.
  • A new plugin for the Leaflet open source library enables a feature to display GPX or KML overlays or a Google layer. You can find the code on github.

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