July 30th, 2012 – August 13th, 2012
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.
- On August 18th, 2012 the OSM project will celebrate its 8th anniversary.
- A new version of Leaflet (version 0.4) has been launched and includes a lot of new features. Leaflet is an open source library for interactive web maps. A new plugin allows the creation of animated cluster marker groups. Another nice example shows an “Interactive Choropleth Map” for the USA.
- Pascal Neis published a new journal paper about active contributors of the OSM project. The paper can be downloaded here.
- The “Humanitarian Hack Box” is a VirtualBox image with a number of humanitarian server applications. Read more about it here.
- You will find a summary of the work by the “lost mappers task force” here. Their plan was to contact as many contributors as possible who didn’t respond to the license change yet.
- The Royal Mail of Great Britain uses an OSM basemap for their “Gold Postboxes Finder“.
- Martijn van Exel created a redaction map for the entire USA.
- Frederik Ramm and his ideas “About Leadership” of the OSMF.
- A presentation by Ed Freyfogleabout “What’s next in online mapping?“
- The Quadratum WordPress plugin shows all Foursquare checkins on an OSM map.
- The Barnes & Noble Nook tablet will support OSM basemaps. Read more in this article.
- The Map Compare website at bbbike.org increased the number of maps that can be compared. In total there are 52 maps to choose from now. Check it out here.
- A new version of Maperitive has been launched. Read about all the new features and about MBTiles support here and here.
- A “how to” on displaying OSM relations in OpenJump can be found here.
- A new repository for OpenBuildingModels has been launched.
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