Weekly OSM Summary #50

August 13th, 2012 – August 27th, 2012

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

  • The 8th anniversary of the OSM project has been celebrated with several parties around the world. See some of the birthday cakes here.
  • The OSM Data Working Group is beginning to revert some copy & paste remapping that has not been covered by the previously applied bot. You can find some more information here.
  • Alex Barth, Kate Chapman, Simon Poole, Frederik Ramm and Henk Hoff are five candidates for the upcoming OSM Foundation (OSMF) board election.
  • The Red Cross and the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) are tracing Gulu and Lira in North Uganda. You can also find some blog posts about their mapping events here and here. Further, the HOT is working on a tutorship program.
  • A nice article about OSM workshops with the Ônibus Hacker in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The new Mapmote Chrome-extension allows for starting a JOSM session from a variety of websites. Read more about it here.
  • The bikeplaner.org webpage has been created with Open Source software and Open data. You can give it a try here.
  • A new article by the London Cyclist about “Google Maps vs CycleStreets: Battle for the best route planner“.

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