April 22nd, 2013 – May 6th, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- The newly developed OSM editor, named iD, has reached version 1.0 and is now online at the main OSM website. Also the main OSM website has a new feature: Add a note!
- The Call for Papers for the upcoming State of the Map (SotM) in the UK is out. The registration is open too and the fee for community members is 60 Pounds – Early Bird.
- The next OSM Hack Weekend in Karlsruhe (Germany) will be at June 1st and 2nd.
- The Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) is searching a senior field coordinator for Bangladesh (Sri Lanka). Further, Mikel asks for help to write an HOT Activation Protocol.
- An article on the OSM US blog tells you more about “OSM’s Growing Use in U.S. Government“.
- Amir and “How to say: No…This is not a bug!” in OSM.
- Pascal created a website with some statistics and contributor rankings of the latest OSM “Add a Note” feature.
- Humberto Yances wrote about the “La Boquilla Project“: “including the use of OSM maps for mangrove conservancy, social inclusion and community strength”.
- Martijn van Exel wrote a blog post about the Chicago Hack Weekend.
- A blog post by Eric Fischer about “Visualizing the Progress of OpenStreetMap Around the World“.
- Marco Antonio shows his first previews of OSM 3D on a smartphone.
- “Mapping the history of San Francisco street names“, great visualization by Noah Veltman.
- A useful script that can be applied in JOSM allows you to download errors detected in OSM that need to be fixed. You can find more information in the OSM wiki.
- The open source POI+ editor still needs some translations. You can help here.
- Tom’s “Hexbin Edits on OpenStreetMap” website is available at github.
- The Planet.osm website by bbbike.org has been updated. You can export OSM data in a variety of data formats (e.g. Garmin OSM or ESRI’s shapefile) for your individual area of interest. They also published a free of charge iPhone Bike app.
- A new version of RTKLIB, an open-source software package that allows accurate positioning, was released on April 29th. You can find more information in the OSM wiki.
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