- Polish contributors have mapped over 2000 AEDs. Cristoffs proposed > normalising the
accesstags applied and is waiting for feedback.
- On Saturday 26 February the first Latin American Notathon > was held to promote map note resolution in all Latin American countries.
- Raphaelmirc reported > that UMBRAOSM > will hold a mapathon on Saturday 5 March. The city of Xexéu, in the state of Pernambuco (Brazil), will be mapped.
- Mateusz Konieczny has proposed stopping the use of
- On the Tagging mailing list, Dian Ågesson suggested splitting the list into multiple lists.
- kubahahaha suggested > distinguishing between different paid parking zones by using the
- The Data Working Group has blocked the Map Builder user account permanently. The profile claims to be a proxy account of Microsoft for anonymous contributions using the experimental Map Builder platform. See the block message for further details.
- Trufi Association and Crowd2Map Tanzania held a webinar: Introduction to Mapping Public Transport.
- Users can now delete their OpenStreetMap accounts themselves without needing to contact the sysadmins (via GitHub).
- BudgieInWA reflected on a social mapping meetup held in Claremont, Western Australia (we reported earlier), by a group of seven OSM enthusiasts. The diary entry describes and illustrates the planning and execution process, which may be useful to others planning similar events.
- ealp recalled that 8 years ago, Valentine’s Day was celebrated in Mexico by having a meet-up to talk about OSM and HOT in Mexico City. The result was that OSM people found each other to initiate and advance the now intense and useful work in OSM through the creation of the Mexican Community.
- We reported in December that Florian, Adrien and Donat had launched their YouTube channel ‘Tropicana’. So far two live nights have been broadcast. One about mapping toys shops for Christmas, and the other on mapping bakeries for galettes des Rois. They welcome you to join every first Wednesday of the month at 20:30 CET. Events are beginner-friendly, and the next will be on 2 March at Tropicamap . Tropicamap can also be followed on Twitter.
Local chapter news
- Have a look at the 2022 OpenStreetMap US Board Election Results!
- State of the Map 2022 will take place in Florence, Italy from 19 to 21 August as a hybrid conference. The scientific committee is looking for members to be responsible for the academic track.
- The State of the Map Working Group is calling for logo proposals for SotM 2022, to be held in Florence, Italy.
- Ilya Zverev pointed out > , as a member of the organising team, that after two online events the next SotM from August 19–21, 2022 in Florence should on the one hand take place as a face-to-face event, but on the other hand should also make online participation possible.
- gnulinux.ch > has started its series on QGIS. Published so far are:
- b-unicycling has created a uMap of vacant buildings in Kilkenny and written a blog entry about his reasons for it and the reactions she received.
-  After a discussion > about redesigning the German OpenStreetMap.de website, miche101 created a showcase page , which includes a lot of tools and links around OpenStreetMap.
- Pedal Me, an e-cargo-bike company for student and freight transport in London, has used OSM data to argue for the superiority of cargo bikes over cars in cities.
- StreetComplete users are going to have to do a manual app update starting with v41. The reason for this is a new feature: you’ll be able to measure widths and heights with your camera. This will require additional permission and as a result neither Google Play nor F-Droid will automatically update to this major version.
Did you know …
- … Bruno Duyés’ OpenPianosMap? The goal of this project is to create an open source map of accessible pianos. Doudouosm said on Mastodon: ‘… with its companion MapContrib theme, it’s never been easier to add the ones you run across’.
- … there is a calculator for distances and driving routes? In the bottom of the right sidebar on the website there are other localised versions of the calculator.
- … how to properly map traffic lights?
- … the overview of specialised online maps that use OpenStreetMap as a data source?
OSM in the media
- Guillaume Rischard checked the claim from Lydie Polfer (Mayor of Luxembourg City) that 87% of Luxembourg’s streets are speed limited to 30 km/h. In fact only 35%, by length, of Luxembourg’s streets have speed limits of 30 km/h or less, according to OpenStreetMap data.
Other “geo” things
- Alastair Otter presented nine essential mapping tools for journalists.
- Google has launched > its Detailed Street Maps feature in Brussels (Belgium), offering further details about pavements and other pedestrian-oriented features.
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