September 23rd, 2013 – October 21st, 2013
Special issue – A summary of all the things happening in the OpenStreetMap world.
- Simon Poole wrote an announcement about the “PD checkbox” which maybe some of the long-time contributors see in their personal OSM profile.
- Paul Norman published a list of upcoming OSM main website features.
- Please participate in this rework of the local OSM chapter agreement.
- New OSM flyers can be ordered at the OpenCycleMap shop.
- The results of the OpenStreetMap US Elections 2013 have been published. Congrats to Mele, Kathleen, Ian, Martijn and Alex!
- Will Skora about the new HOT OSM map style. The CartoCSS code has been published on GitHub. More information in a presentation and a blog post. The new style is also available at fieldpapers.org.
- Some new stats about the OSM street network of Switzerland.
- KeepRight seeks volunteers to help with maintaining the website.
- Werner Hoch about the transition from OpenStreetBugs to OSM Notes.
- Martin Dittus wrote a blog post about “Changing the Ratio: OpenStreetMap Community Diversity at SotM 2013“.
- Mele Sax-Barnett provides some useful information about “Getting what you want out of OpenStreetMap“.
- Matthew Kenny wrote a blog post about “Generate [Topo|Geo]JSON Vector Tiles“.
- Jochen Topf wrote a blog post about “Preventing the Flooding of the Planet” due to broken OSM coastlines.
- Keiko Tanaka wrote a short blog post about OpenStreetMap contributors who helped to create a crisis map of Izu Oshima island.
- Chris Hill wrote a blog post about the “open” UK Land Registry polygons.
- Carol Kraemer about her personal experience as a new OSM member and data contribution attempts.
- The OpenSeaMap switched to GitHub. Also a new forum is online here.
- “My Opening Hours” a new and simple Android application that maintains a list of places and their corresponding opening hours.
- The Navit project is looking for translators. Navit is an open-source car navigation software capable of using OSM data.
- Norway offers different open datasets on their own geodata portal. Read more here. The potential import to OSM is coordinated here.
- The videos of the FOSS4G in Nottingham are online at Youtube. Also the videos of the State of the Map Scotland are available here.
Authors: Pascal & Dennis – (thx @ “Wochennotiz”)