January 27th, 2014 – February 10th, 2014
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- Wired.com: “At Sochi Olympics, Crowdsourced OpenStreetMap Trounces Google Maps“, but Zverik clarified: “Sochi was not mapped for the Olympics“.
- Grant Slater provided some information about two new OSM servers (Clifford und Ascalon).
- The Congo Mapping (#mapcongo) party will take place on Febrauray 15th, in Berlin (Germany). Come and help improve the map!
- The next Karlsruhe (Garmany) OSM hack weekend will take place on Saturday, 15th. They are also planning some activities for the #mapcongo mapping party.
- The next Berlin hack weekend will take place directly after the FOSSGIS conference on March, 22nd-23rd 2014. More information in the wiki.
- Pascal Neis created a new website which can filter OSM changesets by a specific comment.
- Rodolphe Quiédeville created some real-time charts of OSM edits.
- Blog post by Derick Rethans about “Hunting for Postboxes in the UK“.
- Mikel Maron and his “HOT Year“.
- OSM contributor 51114u9 created several HOT OSM tasks for the Bolivian floods.
- Pascal Neis and Dennis Zielstra published a new publication about “Recent Developments and Future Trends in Volunteered Geographic Information Research: The Case of OpenStreetMap“.
- If you trace objects from areal imagery, please be aware of the imagery offset. You can find important information in the wiki. JOSM has a plugin for the offsets correction.
- The OSM contributor svimik created some up-to-date statistics about OSM Estonia.
- OSM US has some “scholarships specifically targeted to women” for the State Of The Map US conference in Washington D.C.
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