Weekly OSM Summary #48

July 16th, 2012 – July 30th, 2012

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

  • The State of the Map (SotM) schedule, which is going to take place in Tokyo (Japan), has been announced.
  • The automated redaction bot process is complete, you can read more here.
  • The OSM Inspector (a web based debugging tool for OSM users) has a new layer which shows the data which has been edited by the license redaction bot.
  • A request of the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) to “Help mapping non-mapped areas of Tajikistan“.
  • The latest version of osmconvert (a tool to convert and process OSM data) can create csv files. Read more about the tool and several other options in the wiki.
  • A new website shows in which areas members are looking for new OSM contributors. You can create your personal contributor feed too. You can also find the latest OSM contributors of the last two and seven days per country here.
  • A step-by-step tutorial for rendering SVG maps from OSM data.
  • Nathaniel Kelso created a plugin to load the Stamen maps into the QGI. Read more in the following blog post.
  • MapBox introduce a new Open Source Javascript API to create your own browser maps.
  • GraphHopper is a new and open source routing engine for OSM road networks. You can find the project on github.

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