jgruca shared details on the design choices underpinning the new way rendering of golf courses in the latest Carto release.
qeef wants to inspire us by mapping highway radars and mirrors using the Damn-Project.
The German OSM chapter FOSSGIS received > a complaint from the local authorities about the mapping of Mandichosee, a popular reservoir near Augsburg. A large increase in people intruding into an area dedicated for the protection of breeding birds has occurred. This is partly due to features on OSM, and the way they are displayed in the Komoot application.
Requests have been made for comments on the following proposals:
The new Korean OpenStreetMap Community presented their website, their own tile server, and a Taginfo instance, summarising the Korean regional OpenStreetMap database, running on the osm.kr > server (including publicity for weeklyOSM).
ztzthu defended himself, in his diary, against what he considers to be unobjective and insulting accusations against China and Chinese mappers, and refuses to accept that an accusation of vandalism is not directed sweepingly against China as a country and sweepingly against ‘the Chinese mappers’.
The OSM Tech team announced that new server infrastructure has been installed in Dublin, Ireland.
Gregory Marler has created a video tutorial in which he explains how to add churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship to OpenStreetMap. He is using Field Papers and the iD Editor.
Several professional geologists and vulcanologists have commented on Twitter about the speed of mapping during the current volcanic eruption on La Palma.
Trufi has developed and launched a ‘one click, all modes’ journey planner app — car, carpool, taxi, bus, train, bike share, cargo bike, personal bike, and more — for Herrenberg, Germany. Based on Trufi Core system, new features developed for Herrenberg will be ported to apps used in developing countries.
OSMF Board Member Mikel Maron proposed, via a GitHub pull request, that long-time iD maintainer Bryan Housel be removed from the list of interim maintainers.
Did you know …
… how many people currently produce the corresponding language version of weeklyOSM week after week? The languages in alphabetical order:
… that colonial cartographers hid the profile of an elephant in contour lines of a map created during a 1923 survey of Ghana (known then as the Gold Coast)?
… about osm.wikidata.link, a website that allows users to easily add Wikidata tags to elements in OpenStreetMap?
Other “geo” things
The Mapbox Workers Union Twitter account has complained about apparent retaliation by Mapbox of the union organisers, following the loss of the union recognition vote (as we reported earlier).
A troll has mapped > a trollface by posting spam reports of bad smells emanating from a landfill in Kasubia (the area around Gdansk). The ‘Smell Map’ has been online for 8 years as a community initiative.
xkcd came up with another geographical cartoon. The OSM reddit had a small discussion about it.
OSM Africa Monthly Mapathon: Map Malawi
2021-09-04 – 2021-10-04
FOSS4G 2021 Buenos Aires – Online Edition
2021-09-27 – 2021-10-02
HOTOSM Training Webinar Series: Advanced iD
OSM Africa Monthly Mapathon: Map Uganda
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting
OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #33
Missing Maps London Mapathon
Landau an der Isar
Stuttgarter Stammtisch (Online)
London pub meet-up
2021-10-06 – 2021-10-07
Hlavní město Praha
Online validation mapathon
OSM-Treffen Bochum (Oktober)
UN Mappers: MaPathon – le Università a servizio della cooperazione internazionale
160. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch
Journey to the Centers of Michigan
DRK Missing Maps Online Mapathon
South Bay Map Night
Einführung in der humanitären Kartographie
OpenStreetMap Michigan Meetup
144. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online)
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