weeklyOSM 572


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  • The Polish OSM community is proposing (pl) > en an automated edit to update night-time urban speed limits.
  • The proposal to complement man_made=utility_pole with utility=*, for poles that do not carry power or telecommunication lines, was approved with 16 votes for, 2 votes against, and no abstentions.


  • Apocolocyntōsis pondered where the pleasure of mapping comes from.
  • DeBigC reviewed edits made in Ireland using StreetComplete over the past 5 years.
  • laznik proposed sending invoices to companies employing mappers for our own community work. The post received many comments. He explains how the Rovas application could be used to create time reports, for which has also created a JOSM plugin.
  • OpenStreetMap Belgium’s Mapper of the Month for July is Pieter (s8evq) from Belgium.


  • User Michael proposes importing about 1000 fire hydrants around the town of Gangelt (Germany).
  • Komadinovic Vanja announced the intention of the Serbian OSM community to import and update about 1500 post offices using data from the local postal service (JP Pošta Srbije).
  • qeef wrote in his blog how the Tanga (Tanzania) building footprints import inspired him to present a mapping workflow to use with the data.


  • FOSS4G TOKAI 2021 (ja) will be held (ja) online on Saturday 28 August. You can apply now if you would like to present or otherwise participate.
  • The Geomob podcast featured an interview with Gregory Marler about the State of the Map, which is taking place this weekend. Gregory is a member of the organising committee.

OSM research

  • Using Robin Lovelace’s cyclestreets R package, Elise Desjardins and colleagues found that bicycle flows in Hamilton (Canada) correlate with shortest and quietest routes that minimise traffic.


  • Using OpenStreetMap as a base layer, quitegrey has mapped the most efficient itineraries from Hornsey fire station (London) which could have been used for the rescue of 13 cats, from 13 different trees, since 2009.
  • The OpenStreetMap Ops Team tweeted that there are new logs of frequently viewed tiles. They can be used for target mapping, pre-rendering, and more.
  • yvecai has upgraded the style for OpenSnowMap. One thing it now includes is isolated trees (natural=tree).


  • KGeoTag is a new application in the KDE universe to map image files to GPS locations. This can help you to remember the exact location where a photo was taken or to discover other pictures taken at the same location.
  • Tobias Zwick has built StreetCompleteness, a web interface showing the completion percentage for some chosen StreetComplete quests as a data quality analysis tool.


  • Sarah Hoffmann gave an overview of how Nominatim handles abbreviations, such as St. in english (for Street or Saint).

Did you know …

OSM in the media

  • Alex Hern of The Guardian reported on the OSMF’s intention to seek to relocate within the EU (as we reported).
  • The Polish edition of PC Format invited (pl) > en the OSMF to move to Poland.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
OSM Africa Monthly Mapathon: Map Nigeria osmcalpic 2021-07-02 – 2021-08-02
State of the Map 2021 osmcalpic 2021-07-09 – 2021-07-11
Saint-Louis Geomatica Mapathon: Réserve de Guembeul osmcalpic 2021-07-10 – 2021-07-11 sn
Missing Maps Online Mapathon osmcalpic 2021-07-12
Hamburg Hamburger Mappertreffen osmcalpic 2021-07-13 flag
OSM US Mappy Hour osmcalpic 2021-07-15
Albuquerque MapABQ July virtual meetup osmcalpic 2021-07-16 flag
Missing Maps MSF-USA Virtual July Mapathon osmcalpic 2021-07-16
Bogotá Distrito Capital Resolver notas de Bogotá creadas en OpenStreetMap osmcalpic 2021-07-17 flag
Derby East Midlands OSM Pub Meet-up : Derby osmcalpic 2021-07-20 flag
Bonn 141. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic 2021-07-20 flag
Berlin OSM-Verkehrswende #25 (Online) osmcalpic 2021-07-20 flag
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen osmcalpic 2021-07-20 flag
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic 2021-07-20 flag
Berlin Missing Maps Ärzte ohne Grenzen Mapathon osmcalpic 2021-07-21 flag
Virtueel treffen OpenStreetMap NL osmcalpic 2021-07-24
Bogotá Distrito Capital Resolver notas de Bogotá creadas en OpenStreetMap osmcalpic 2021-07-24 flag
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen (Online) osmcalpic 2021-07-26 flag
Ville de Bruxelles – Stad Brussel Virtual OpenStreetMap Belgium meeting osmcalpic 2021-07-27 flag
Aubière Rencontre OpenStreetMap Clermont osmcalpic 2021-07-28 flag
Zürich Missing Maps Zürich Mapathon osmcalpic 2021-07-28 flag
Düsseldorf Düsseldorfer OSM-Treffen (online) osmcalpic 2021-07-28 flag
[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors – public meeting osmcalpic 2021-07-30
臺北市 COSCUP 2021 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata 開放內容議程軌 (CfP) osmcalpic 2021-07-31 – 2021-08-01 flag

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Lejun, MatthiasMatthias, SK53, TheSwavu, derFred.

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