Weekly OSM Summary #58

December 2nd, 2012 – December 16th, 2012

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

  • Andy Allan re-implemented the standard OpenStreetMap mapnik style in CartoCSS.
  • A blog post about the first design phase of the new OSM editor ID and a demo version can be found here.
  • The Los Angeles Times contributes LAFD fire stations to OSM. Have a look at the OpenFireMap and read the article here.
  • All documents and slides of the “International Meeting of Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response” are online. You can read more about the event here.
  • Harry Wood wrote a blog post about the last London Hack-weekend. Great picture btw. Harry 😉 Harry’s XAPI URL Builder also supports the Overpass API now.
  • Mapbox launched a new satellite layer. You can find some additional information on how to use the new data for OSM tracing here.
  • The well-known OSM Importer for PostGIS: Imposm, now supports PostGIS 2.0.
  • A first version of “addressmerge” has been released. This tool allows to post-process address data by comparing it with existing OSM data.
  • A blog post by Frederik Ramm: Have you got your 1,000 house numbers already?
  • How to visualize London’s buildings with 3D mapping, a blog post by Tom Holderness.
  • OSM 3D buildings for your 3d glasses.
  • The Geofabrik added the timestamp to its well known OSM PBF extracts. Read more about the new information in the header of the files here.
  • Vizrt uses OSM to provide global street maps for broadcasters.

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