Weekly OSM Summary #47

July 2nd, 2012 – July 16th, 2012

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

  • The ODbL redaction process has been running since Wednesday, July 11th. Past Sunday the bot started working on Western Europe. You can find a really nice webpage, created by Harry Wood, with more information on the current status here.
  • You can find a new OpenGoeData blog post about “Building a friendly editor for OpenStreetMap in JavaScript” by Richard Fairhurst here.
  • Martijn van Exel developed OSM “Staleness” Maps. More information can be found here.
  • The new RSS feed, created by Pascal, informs you about new Mappers in your area. You can check it out here.
  • The fastest OSM route planner supports alternative routes now too. Try it out here.
  • MapATag is a new OSM tagging game for smartphones: Read more about it here.
  • Jan March developed “OSM Buildings“, a JavaScript library that visualizes 3D OSM building data on interactive maps. You can find his source code on github.
  • The current weather as an overlay on an OSM map: http://openweathermap.org
  • A new blog post by flickr: “Making a Better Map: four months of @OpenStreetMap with @MapBox & @foursquare“. Also a blog post about “Designing an OSM Map Style“.
  • GDAL has an OGR driver that can read OSM data from *.osm and *.pbf files. Read more about it here.

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