February 25th, 2013 – March 11th, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.
- The Geofabrik updated their established and famous OSM Data Extract server. Furthermore they offer regional OSM Diff files.
- Microsoft Bing offers some new high resolution satellite imagery.
- Caerus is working with Stamen Design on a new version of Walking Papers. Read more about the new advantages here.
- Some stats from Mapping Kathmandu.
- A series of new blog posts about the architecture of the new OSM editor iD .
- An interview with the OSM Chairman Simon Poole at swissinfo.ch: The globe, mapped by you.
- The OSM History Viewer is back online. What is it?
- You can find all Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) board minutes here. Also, HOT is now tax exempt in the US. Further, a new HOT task for Madagascar is available now. Derick Rethans created an animation of the HOT Mapping efforts in Mali.
- The “How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap?” webpage shows the main and latest activity area of a contributor now. To get more information read Pascal Neis’ blog post here.
- OWL API and History Tab Beta are back online. Thanks Pawel!
- Seasonal mapping: Some stats about ski piste data collections in the past few years from Yves.
- The video of the “Virtual Mappy Hour – Let’s Talk MapRoulette” is online at Youtube.
- Garmin Connect now uses OSM maps too.
- “State of the OSM Coastline” a blog post by Jochen Topf.
- Richard Weait wrote a blog post about the Toronto OSM Hack Weekend.
- “A OSM GPS Tile Type” by Tom MacWright. It hits the OSM GPX API, processes GPX with toGeoJSON, draws pictures with Canvas and it is Open Source.
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