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- Many people use navigation devices for their hiking trips and many navigation devices are based on OSM data. In OSM, however, official hiking trails are not distinguished from ‘unauthorised routes’. To help fix this problem OSM US has set up a Trails Working Group.
- Cristoffs, in his diary, described / OpenStreetMap Poland’s latest project to map AEDs (defibrillators) in Poland.
- Okada Tsuneo plans to import the bus stops around Hiroshima City, Japan. More information can be found on the wiki.
- The Spain OpenStreetMap community is carrying out an import project. The objective is to add buildings and addresses in parts of the country where they are not present, or to improve data if they already exist. They have recently started preparing a series of video tutorials explaining how to participate in the import. The first video is already available on YouTube ( subtitles available).
- HOT is inviting > the Latin American OSM community and surrounding open source communities to join the initial team at HOT’s Open Mapping Hub Latin America. A team with very diverse skills is sought. You are invited to apply, whether you have one or several competencies, and a little or a lot of availability.
- Stephan Bösch-Plepelits (user skunk) has added a new category to the OpenStreetBrowser. It now shows all listed heritage objects that are correctly tagged in OpenStreetMap. Stephan has also created > a web application that helps in tagging listed objects in Austria and Berlin, Germany.
Did you know …
- … everystreetchallenge, a service for calculating the shortest route to travel all of the streets in your area? It will help you plan how to Burb any area up to 3 km² in size.
- … you can search OpenStreetMap mail lists using The Mail Archive? See the FAQ for the search syntax.
- … Map Composer > , a graphical application in Java, for creating topographic maps from OpenStreetMap data?
- … rene78 has tweaked a version of Martin Raifer’s Latest Changes on OpenStreetMap? Rene’s version can be used on mobile devices.
Other “geo” things
- A Google Street View car got stuck > in the mud in the Carpathian foothills.
- How long would you have to wait for the fire brigade to arrive in Germany? This map of journey times > was created using OSM data.
- Alasdair Rae has used Copernicus elevation data to animate how Western Europe would flood with rising sea levels.
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