weeklyOSM 645


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Flight paths of some birds [1] | © Benjamin Becquet, Data source: GBIF.org: BirdMap Data – GPS tracking of Storks, Cranes and birds of prey, breeding in Northern and Eastern Europe (09 May 2022) Bird pictures: WikiMedia Commons | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors


  • barefootstache blogged about their personal ‘100 Day Mapping Challenge’.
  • A request for comments has been made for crossing:signals=*, a proposal to deprecate crossing=* in favour of crossing:signals=* and crossing:markings=*.
  • Voting is open on street parking revision, to deprecate and replace the parking:lane=* and parking:condition=* schema for mapping street parking spaces, until Thursday 8 December.


  • Piet Brömmel, aka piebro, is maintaining a website where you can get about 40 different statistics about OSM contributions, which are updated monthly. Whenever possible, the results are displayed on a map. A description and the code can be found on GitHub. Feedback or suggestions for more interesting statistics are welcome and can be done by opening an issue at GitHub or writing him an email.
  • Włodzimierz Bartczak is asking for help in translating the website openaedmap.org. Translations are done using Weblate.
  • In her OSM diary, Jaqueline Amorim reflected on gender imbalance and how to attract females to OpenStreetMap.
  • HOT Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific is calling for partners to conduct and replicate the OSM Hackfest in their countries. There is also a YouTube video on the first one held in Nepal.
  • HOT Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific tweeted that they will be providing sponsorships to 15 university student clubs in 2023. The application deadline has been extended until Saturday 10 December.
  • PlayzinhoAgro described his OSM activities over the past three years in his diary.
  • Paul Norman has published some statistics about usage of the OSM website and tiles in 2022Q3.
  • Martijn van Exel says ‘I miss a lot of people here’ … by which he means that the community should meet on the Mastodon OSM instance.

Local chapter news

  • The November newsletter from OSM US has been sent out.



  • Aron Gergely spotted OSM in ‘the wild’ on a train somewhere in Hungary… along with ‘with proper attribution text in local language’.

Open Data


  • Minh Nguyễn has implemented dynamically changing name labels based on the user’s preferred language for OpenStreetMap Americana, a vector tile implementation of an OSM map.


  • Sarah Hoffmann, aka Lonvia, reported that she has built experimental support for osm2pgsql’s ‘flex output‘ into the latest version of Nominatim with funding from Geofabrik. This will make it possible in the future to run map rendering and geocoding from the same database.
  • The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology reported that version 1.0 of their OSHDB has been released. The OSHDB is an OpenStreetMap history database that allows users to visualise and explore the amount of data and contributions to OSM over time in a user-friendly manner via the ohsome dashboard.


  • Pascal Neis pointed out, in a tweet, that you can now also mention and link your own OSM community account in your ‘How did you contribute to OSM?’ listing.
  • karussell announced the release of a new version of GraphHopper with a completely rewritten frontend that supports alternative routes, includes the custom model feature, works on mobile devices and has many more features. You can read more about this in the GraphHopper blog.
  • Mateusz Konieczny’s wikidata/wikipedia validation tool now lists problems in many new areas – Brazil, Czechia, Moldova, Uganda, Italy, Ghana, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Cuba, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, and more areas in Germany and the USA. Mateusz has asked for help in fixing the identified problems. If anyone is interested in fixing other areas feel free to request them!

Did you know …

  • en.osm.town, the ‘home base’ of OpenStreetMap on Mastodon? Since the beginning of the month, the number of members has increased dramatically. @weeklyOSM is also represented there. Get your own account @MyName@en.osm.town. The advantage of being a member of this home base for OSMers: you can read all the messages of the members of this home base directly – without having to follow anyone.

OSM in the media

  • The discovery of the crannógs was’t new, but the newspaper write-up was.

Other “geo” things

  • PCINVASION has published what they call an ‘early access game’, ‘City Bus Manager‘, built with maps based on OpenStreetMap.
  • The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology is looking for a Postdoc / Senior Researcher on OpenStreetMap Road Quality Analysis for a project aiming at developing, evaluating and advancing methods and technologies for OSM data quality analysis.
  • Jake Coppinger has built the ‘Sydney Transit Graph‘, which is a visualisation of real-time Sydney bus congestion using Marey charts. The code is available on GitHub.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
Cojata POSPUESTO: Reunatón Latam 2022-12-03 flag
加古川市 State of the Map Japan 2022 in Kakogawa 2022-12-03 flag
京都市 京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第34回 渉成園 2022-12-04 flag
臺北市 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata 月聚會 #47 2022-12-05 flag
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting 2022-12-05
Monthly MapRoulette Community Meeting 2022-12-06
City of Westminster Missing Maps London Mapathon 2022-12-06 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night 2022-12-07 flag
Berlin OSM-Verkehrswende #42 (Online) 2022-12-06 flag
HOT Tasking Manager Monthly Meet Up 2022-12-07
Brest Mapathon en partenariat avec Infini 2022-12-07 flag
Rio de Janeiro Workshop Mapeamento Participativo e Cartografia Social 2022 / Participatory Mapping and Social Cartography Workshop 2022 2022-12-07 – 2022-12-08 flag
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2022-12-07 flag
München Mapping Party: Christmas Edition 2022-12-08 flag
Žilina Missing Maps mapathon Slovakia online #8 2022-12-08 flag
München Münchner OSM-Treffen 2022-12-08 flag
Budapest Corvin Mall in-person survey, Grund: NextCloud Maps, StreetComplete, Snap, IPv6 2022-12-09 flag
Zürich OSM-Stammtisch 2022-12-09 flag
Berlin 174. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch (hybrid – Test für FOSSGIS 2023) 2022-12-09 flag
[Online] 16th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation 2022-12-10
København OSMmapperCPH 2022-12-11 flag
HOT Open Tech and Innovation Session – Option 1 2022-12-13
HOT Open Tech and Innovation Session – Option 2 2022-12-13
City of Nottingham OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) 2022-12-13 flag
Salt Lake City OSM Utah Monthly Meetup 2022-12-15 flag
Rio de Janeiro Workshop Mapeamento Participativo e Cartografia Social 2022 / Participatory Mapping and Social Cartography Workshop 2022 2022-12-14 – 2022-12-15 flag
Michigan Meetup 2022-12-15
Stainach-Pürgg 7. Virtueller OpenStreetMap Stammtisch Österreich 2022-12-14 flag
IJmuiden OSM Nederland bijeenkomst (online) 2022-12-14 flag
Roma Incontro dei mappatori romani e laziali 2022-12-14 flag
Brugge OpenStreetMap meetup in Bruges 2022-12-15 flag
Toulouse Réunion du groupe local de Toulouse 2022-12-17 flag
Bruxelles – Brussel OpenStreetMap meetup in Brussels 2022-12-20 flag
158. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn 2022-12-20
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online) 2022-12-20 flag
Karlsruhe Stammtisch Karlsruhe 2022-12-21 flag

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