Weekly OSM Summary #69

May 6th, 2013 – May 20th, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.

  • The OSM project started a fund raising project for a new server. You can support it with a donation here.
  • The release of the new OSM editor iD has recently been mentioned in several online (tech) press articles, such as theverge, thenextweb and TechCrunch. After the launch, the OSM project experienced a strong increase in newly registered members. Also the roadmap version 1.1 has been published.
  • The well-known wheelmap.org project webpage has a new design. The main purpose of the project is to provide an online map to search, find and mark wheelchair-accessible places.
  • Mapbox developed a new Open Source Vector format. You can find some more information here. Furthermore you can find a great tutorial about vector maps here.
  • The new Geochat JOSM plugin enables a chat in the JOSM OSM editor between mappers in your area.
  • The OSM KortGame, which is a mobile web-app which helps to fix OSM data, is asking for your feedback, you can leave it here.
  • You can find a JOSM map style specifically tailored for the HOT project here.
  • How can you use data stored in a Google spreadsheet and visualize it on an OSM map?
  • An OSM map with rCharts, Leaflet and Leaflet-geoCSV.
  • An article describing how you can create interactive OSM maps with Inkscape.

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

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