February 11th, 2013 – February 25th, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.
- The next global State of the Map 2013 conference will take place in Birmingham (UK), September 6th-8th. If you would like to participate, you can already sign in at Lanyrd.
- A new “Best of OSM” poster for the year 2013 is out now. You can find the poster here and the new webpage here.
- We are looking for new project ideas for the Google Summer of Code 2013.
- Two new tile servers were added to the OSM project.
- The HOT project needs your help to map Kunduz! Also a new online tool helps to map Mali. Some general HOT information: A blog post about the EUROSHA by Stephane Henriod can be found here. A link to the article can also be found at the News page in the UN-Spider blog.
- Martin Elmar created a graphic showing the magic moments in OSM history.
- In 2012 the OSM Foundation received a donation of 5000$ from duckduckgo, thank you very much!
- And again a nice map comparison between OSM, Google Maps, Nokia and Yandex. This time for the City of Chelyabinsk (location of meteorite explosion).
- Would like some news about the status of the OSM editor Potlatch2? A statement by Richard Fairhurst.
- Mikel Maron wrote a blog post about (Not) finding local OSM communities.
- A video by Simon Rogers shows how you can create a meteorites map with CartoDB and OSM data.
- Michael Migurski on how you can process OSM data in Hadoop.
- At the Hackweekend in Karlsruhe (Germany) Andi and Jochen created a first prototype for a potential new Map Feature table.
- Keypadmapper3 is a new tool that helps to map house numbers for the OSM project. It was developed for the Android platform and your contributions will also be saved in the OpenCellIDs project.
- A new tutorial for Igor Brejc’s Maperitive tool can be found here: A Hiking Web Map in Ten Easy Steps.
- Steve Coast started a Crowdfunding-project to create GPS-Art-Posters.
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