Category Archives: Weekly OSM Summary

Weekly OSM Summary #61

January 13th, 2013 – January 27th, 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 #60

December 30th, 2012 – January 13th, 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 #59

December 16th, 2012 – December 30th, 2012

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

  • The call for venues for the next State of the Map (SotM) 2013 is open. You can submit your proposal here.
  • The OSM project has a new server in France for Tile Content Delivery Network (CDN).
  • Data imports to OSM have been discussed on the OSM US mailing list. A different thread involved a discussion about what the trademark policy should look like.
  • A first alpha version of the new OSM data editor iD is available online.
  • To all OSM developers: Is your OSM source code ready for 64bit Node-IDs?
  • Ronald Olbricht created a minutely up-to-date housenumber map based on his overpass API. You can use it to see where e.g. house numbers or other address related information is still missing.
  • Almost all street lights of trunk roads and motorways within London (UK) have finally been mapped in OSM. You can see the results at the ITO highway lighting map.
  • A nice example of OSM data utilization: The Hobbit Filming Locations Map.
  • Chris Herwig wrote a blog post about the troubles he had with geoportals during the creation of the Mapbox Satellite layer.
  • Jochen Topf wrote a final report about the Multilingual Maps Project.
  • The OSMFight game, which you can play between two OSM contributors, has two new rounds.
  • A new version of MapOSMatic is online. With MapOSMatic you can create maps of cities based on OSM data.
  • The BeWelcome project uses OSM maps for their website now. BeWelcome is a culture crossing network that lets you share a place to sleep, meet up and help others on their way. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
  • Kort is a new open source mobile game app that helps improving OSM data. So far it is in a test phase, but you can read and see some more details in the OSM wiki.
  • Thomas Rupprecht created a new Firemap which shows all mapped OSM fire stations on an interactive online map. You can find the demo page here and source code on github.

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

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

Weekly OSM Summary #58

December 2nd, 2012 – December 16th, 2012

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

  • Andy Allan re-implemented the standard OpenStreetMap mapnik style in CartoCSS.
  • A blog post about the first design phase of the new OSM editor ID and a demo version can be found here.
  • The Los Angeles Times contributes LAFD fire stations to OSM. Have a look at the OpenFireMap and read the article here.
  • All documents and slides of the “International Meeting of Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response” are online. You can read more about the event here.
  • Harry Wood wrote a blog post about the last London Hack-weekend. Great picture btw. Harry ;) Harry’s XAPI URL Builder also supports the Overpass API now.
  • Mapbox launched a new satellite layer. You can find some additional information on how to use the new data for OSM tracing here.
  • The well-known OSM Importer for PostGIS: Imposm, now supports PostGIS 2.0.
  • A first version of “addressmerge” has been released. This tool allows to post-process address data by comparing it with existing OSM data.
  • A blog post by Frederik Ramm: Have you got your 1,000 house numbers already?
  • How to visualize London’s buildings with 3D mapping, a blog post by Tom Holderness.
  • OSM 3D buildings for your 3d glasses.
  • The Geofabrik added the timestamp to its well known OSM PBF extracts. Read more about the new information in the header of the files here.
  • Vizrt uses OSM to provide global street maps for broadcasters.

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

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

Weekly OSM Summary #57

November 19th, 2012 – December 2nd, 2012

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 #56

November 5th, 2012 – November 19th, 2012

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 #55

October 22nd, 2012 – November 5th, 2012

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 #54

October 8th, 2012 – October 22nd, 2012

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

  • The OpenLayers project is calling for funding. You can support this great project here.
  • Tom Hughes added functionality similar to OpenStreetBugs to the main OSM site. You can find some additional information here.
  • Last weekend the State of the Map Scotland was held in Edinburgh. You can find some information at the wiki page or in the tweets by Shaun McDonald.
  • ITO introduced a new video at the State of the Map US conference, which shows edits made in the United States from 2007 to 2012. Martin Davis published some notes about the State of the Map US in his blog.
  • A new streaming replication mechanism has been developed to keep a local OSM database up to date.
  • You can find Alex Barth’s summary and wishlist regarding future work at MapBox, based on the Knight Foundation funding.
  • Do you want to actively contribute to the Leaflet project? Leaflet is an open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Find more about it here.
  • The OSM Inspector has a new layer with routing errors (islands) which is provided by the OSRM Team. Find more information in Dennis’ blog post.
  • Do you want your own OSM Mapper Baseball card? Check out Richard’s idea.
  • Steve Coast introduced the new OSM Commercial Users Conference: http://signup.osmcuc.com

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

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

Weekly OSM Summary #53

September 24th, 2012 – October 8th, 2012

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 #52

September 10th, 2012 – September 24th, 2012

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”)