February 24th, 2014 – March 10th, 2014
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- The U.S. Department of State wrote a blog post about the “MapGive” campaign which makes “it easier for new online mappers to learn & get involved creating open map data for humanitarian & development causes.“
- “Six months on from SotM 2013” and “how you are getting on with your pledges to OSM”?
- A new version (6891) of the JOSM OSM editor has been released and allows HTTPS access to the OSM API. The JOSM Mappaint Style Coloured Streets 2.0 has been updated too.
- The Geofabrik extended their free OSM “Point of Interest” (POI) shape file downloads.
- OSM contributors AndiG88 and vvoovv about “SPAM” problem in the OSM contributor diaries and how to solve it.
- Simon Poole blogged about the “Current work on vespucci“. What is Vespucci? An OSM-Editor for Android. Vespucci also supports the tag name suggestion function which is already implemented in the OSM iD editor.
- OpenLoveMap: A project for more love. (German) blog post by contributor thomersch.
- OSM contributor dalek2point3 wrote a summary about the fixing progress of the imported TIGER data in the US. He also wrote a blog post about “What parts of the US are well taken care of by OSM Contributors?” with some interesting analyses.
- “OSM provider CloudMade shuts its doors on small users“, blog post by Eric Jiang.
- IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Using OpenStreetMap In IBM Cognos BI Reports.
- The OpenRailWayMap has a new server, give the services a try here.
- Just in time, the OpenSnowMap can create individual resort mapping incentives.
- OSM contributor bdiscoe wrote a blog post about “JOSM scripting plugin: be a power user!“. Please be careful when doing “mass-edits” and read OSM’s “Mechanical Edit Policy” wiki page!
- A new open-source 3D city platform (ViziCities) that uses OSM data has been released on GitHub.
- A new release of the (open-source) FlightGear Flight Simulator that uses OSM data has been released.
- There is a new mailing list that covers topics such as: “Outdoor sports, wilderness and natural features mapping, everything from scuba diving to paragliding, from undersea volcanoes to Mount Everest, related software and talk.“
- Robin Lovelace tested and compared web map APIs: Google vs OpenLayers vs Leaflet.
Authors: Pascal & Dennis – (thx @ “Wochennotiz”)