March 10th, 2014 – March 24th, 2014
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- The OSM project has been recognized by the Free Software Foundation Europe with the Document Freedom Day Award 2014.
- The HOT has an emergency request to map Guinea Conakry – Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou. You can read more in the initial mailing list post and on the OSM wiki page.
- Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) has published an “Open data for resilience initiative – Field Guide” and mentioned the important role of OSM and HOT for disaster management.
- A new version of MapRoulette has been launched. It is a gamified approach to fixing OSM bugs that breaks common OSM data problems into micro tasks.
- mkmap, who created OSM Garmin maps, received a major routing upgrade. Read the full announcement.
- OSM iD editor usability study: Looking for test persons.
- The upcoming FOSS4G-Europe conference will take place at the Jacobs-University in Bremen, Germany.
- OSM Switzerland created its own OSM map style which is also available on github.
- Severin Menard is a new member of the HOT OSM board and he wrote a blog post about his latest activities.
- Richard Weait wrote a blog post about “Courtyards! Multipolygon Relations in OpenStreetMap“.
- OSM contributor Stalfur described how he mapped Botswana via Facebook.
- The weather radar screens at the Melbourne Formula1 Grand Prix used OSM.
- OSM contributor RoadLessTraveled reviewed different tools for “Quickly Mapping Stores & Street Numbers w Android“.
- Felix Butzbach created a Pacman-style game based on OSM maps for Android. Give it a try.
Authors: Pascal & Dennis – (thx @ “Wochennotiz”)