Author Archives: Pascal Neis

Weekly OSM Summary #71

June 3rd, 2013 – June 17th, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.

  • The videos of the State of the Map US conference are online now. Also Code for America wrote a blog post about the conference.
  • You can find more or less all videos of the German FOSSGIS & OSM conference 2013 here and the entire schedule here.
  • The new OSM editor ID has been translated into more than 30 languages now. Also the new version 1.1. of the editor is available for testing purposes.
  • Any .geojson file in a GitHub repository will now be automatically rendered on an OSM map. Wondering how you can create a geoJSON file? Read this quick how to.
  • Alexander Avtanski developed a tool that processes GPS tracks and creates a video from the collected data. See an example at his OSM user page.
  • A new website creates polygons in different formats out of OSM relations. You can try it out here.
  • An OSM Data Report 2013, created by MapBox.
  • Sarah wrote a reminder about the Nominatim usage policy.
  • A blog post about the HOT OSM data model.
  • A new website which renders OSM data which has 3D tags, you can try it out here.
  • A new version of the well-known OSM rendering software Mapnik has been published.

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

Weekly OSM Summary #70

May 20th, 2013 – June 3rd, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.

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

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”)

Weekly OSM Summary #68

April 22nd, 2013 – May 6th, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.

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

Weekly OSM Summary #67

April 8th, 2013 – April 22nd, 2013
A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.

  • Follow Live Edits made to the OpenStreetMap database. And a second webpage with a similar visualization.
  • A new update to the RFC OSM attribution mark.
  • The TOP 50 Mappers of the United States will get a ticket discount of 50% for the upcoming State of the Map US in San Francisco. Read more here.
  • The released GPX Planet dump visualized as a transparent overlay, created by Ilya Zverev.
  • The Overpass Turbo tool now supports MapCSS.
  • A blog article by Young Hahn about „Hack Your Maps
  • A blog article about Kite-Mapping
  • Using fieldpapers in the OSM editor JOSM.
  • Using R to analyze OSM data. A diary entry by Hawkeye.
  • A blog post about the latest HOT activities in Africa. Also, HOT started a new project after the earthquake in Lushan (China). The summaries of the HOT board meetings are online here too.
  • The open source tool Mapwarper helps you to rectify your old and new maps.
  • A new OSM renderer called alaCarte is available at github.
  • A research study about the impact of mapping parties in London.
  • Ten fascinating facts about OSM United Kingdom & OSGB.
  • Celebrate National Park Week with Chimani’s OSM based app for outdoor activities.
  • The next Wherecamp Berlin will be between June 21st and 22nd, 2013.

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

Weekly OSM Summary #66

March 25th, 2013 – April 8th, 2013

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.

  • The new OSM iD editor reached version Beta 1. You can also find some slides by John Firebaugh that include some background information of iD here.
  • Is someone interested in taking over the OSM editor Merkaartor? Read more here.
  • A first initial dump of all OSM GPX tracks is downloadable now. You can find additional information in the following thread.
  • Frederik Ramm wrote an article about his work at the OSM Foundation Data Working Group.
  • The OSM Inspector Routing View is now available for the whole world as a single layer.
  • A Youtube video about the “ViaAlpin” mapping party.
  • A new mailing list has been created for discussions and questions about tile-serving.
  • The rendering of the OSM France tile server has a neat visualization for soccer and golf fields.
  • Simon Poole’s QA Map service has a new layer. It can highlight way objects with and without name or address-tags.
  • Matthias created a video about the integration of OSM data into SuperTuxKart game.
  • Some notes from the latest HOT meetings and an update on Kunduz mapping.
  • The website formally known as http://www.pistes-nordiques.org , is now available at: http://www.opensnowmap.org . You can find some additional information here.
  • Several US users had some issues using the Overpass-API. This has been fixed now.
  • How to use OSM map tiles from Stamen or MapBox as basemaps in ArcGIS.com.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

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

Weekly OSM Summary #65

March 11th, 2013 – March 25th, 2013

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

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

Weekly OSM Summary #64

February 25th, 2013 – March 11th, 2013

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

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

Weekly OSM Summary #63

February 11th, 2013 – February 25th, 2013

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

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

Weekly OSM Summary #62

January 27th, 2013 – February 11th, 2013

A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) world.

Did we miss something? You can contact us via weekly.osm@googlemail.com

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