Weekly OSM Summary #59

December 16th, 2012 – December 30th, 2012

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

  • The call for venues for the next State of the Map (SotM) 2013 is open. You can submit your proposal here.
  • The OSM project has a new server in France for Tile Content Delivery Network (CDN).
  • Data imports to OSM have been discussed on the OSM US mailing list. A different thread involved a discussion about what the trademark policy should look like.
  • A first alpha version of the new OSM data editor iD is available online.
  • To all OSM developers: Is your OSM source code ready for 64bit Node-IDs?
  • Ronald Olbricht created a minutely up-to-date housenumber map based on his overpass API. You can use it to see where e.g. house numbers or other address related information is still missing.
  • Almost all street lights of trunk roads and motorways within London (UK) have finally been mapped in OSM. You can see the results at the ITO highway lighting map.
  • A nice example of OSM data utilization: The Hobbit Filming Locations Map.
  • Chris Herwig wrote a blog post about the troubles he had with geoportals during the creation of the Mapbox Satellite layer.
  • Jochen Topf wrote a final report about the Multilingual Maps Project.
  • The OSMFight game, which you can play between two OSM contributors, has two new rounds.
  • A new version of MapOSMatic is online. With MapOSMatic you can create maps of cities based on OSM data.
  • The BeWelcome project uses OSM maps for their website now. BeWelcome is a culture crossing network that lets you share a place to sleep, meet up and help others on their way. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
  • Kort is a new open source mobile game app that helps improving OSM data. So far it is in a test phase, but you can read and see some more details in the OSM wiki.
  • Thomas Rupprecht created a new Firemap which shows all mapped OSM fire stations on an interactive online map. You can find the demo page here and source code on github.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

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

2 thoughts on “Weekly OSM Summary #59

  1. Robert

    "All street lights of London (UK) have finally been mapped in OSM"Um, not quite. All street lighting for motorway and trunk roads is there now. We haven’t even got all _streets_ in London yet.

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