Weekly OSM Summary #51

August 27th, 2012 – September 10th, 2012

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

  • OpenStreetMap changed its license to the ODbL. You can find the official blog post here and the first ODbL OSM planet dump file here. Please re-import your databases accordingly.
  • Congratulations to the newly elected OSMF board members: Frederik Ramm, Henk Hoff and Simon Poole.
  • You will find all recorded sessions of the State of the Map 2012 conference which was held in Tokyo in the OSM wiki.
  • ITO published some great new videos showing five years of edits in Japan and four years of worldwide edits 2008-2011.
  • Christian Quest created a really nice webpage to show live edits that are made to the OSM project. Also the Java tool OSMZmiany shows you the latest changes in the OSM database.
  • A blog post about the HOT at the Tech Camp in Dakar. You can also help the HOT with their new website.
  • Pascal Neis published an “I Like OpenStreetMap” OpenLayers Plugin. It allows the user to leave a like or dislike feedback about the condition of a certain area in OpenStreetMap. You can find more information here and in a blog post here.
  • Martijn van Excel created some nice tools to fix errors created by the redaction bot. Give it a try here.
  • The next OSM Hack Weekend in Germany is planned for the first October weekend.
  • Tom MacWright wrote a blog post about “Running Maps” and his 3D demo.
  • The webpage of the fast OSM Open Source Routing Machine got an update to Leaflet 0.4.
  • The Overpass API offers Augmented Minute Diff files now. You can use it to update an OSM database for a certain area.
  • Are you interested in Mapper Cards? Richard Weait created some.
  • The webpage wheelmap.org has a new dashboard to show some statistics and information about places in several metropolitan areas that are providing a friendly environment for disabled or handicapped people.
  • Stamen Designs published a service Map2Image to create your own OSM printouts. You can try it here.
  • Sage CRM has an OSM Module now, which has been created by the Sage community.

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