Weekly OSM Summary #49

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