weeklyOSM 610


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Mapping campaigns

  • OSM Ireland’s building mapping campaign reached a significant milestone as reported by Amanda McCann.


  • FasterTracker ponders (pt) > de the lack of a clear and immediate definition of the use of the network key in the context of the public transport, taking the example of the AML (pt) > en, the Lisbon metropolitan area.
  • Minh Nguyen blogged about oddities of township boundaries in Ohio (and as both Minh and commenters point out, it is not just Ohio).
  • muchichka pointed out (uk) > en
    that providing information about the movement and deployment of military forces and relevant international aid is forbidden according to a recent amendment of the Ukrainian Criminal Code. The diary post title indicates that in muchichka’s interpretation this extends to any mapping of military facilities.
  • The following proposals are waiting for your comments:
    • Standardising the tagging of manufacturer:*=* and model:*=* of artificial elements.
    • Introducing quiet_hours=* to facilitate people looking for autism-friendly opening hours.
    • Clarifying the diference between surveillance:type=guard and office=security.
    • Adding loading dock details like dock:height=*, door:height=* or door:width=*.


  • [1] @riiga#7118, on the OSM World Discord, showed JOSM running on their Steam Deck Game Console: ‘No matter the device, no matter the place: mapping first, and with JOSM of course’. Original post (Discord login required.)
  • Based on the OSM Community Index, Who Maps Where (WMW) allows one to search for a mapper with local knowledge anywhere in the world. If you’re okay with your area of local knowledge being shown on the map, the project’s README on GitHub describes how that works.
  • qeef shared his view that communication within the HOT Tasking Manager is wrong because it duplicates OSM functionality.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Guillaume Rischard noted, on Twitter, a blog post from Fastly about how the OpenStreetMap Operations team is using the Fastly (CDN) to ‘provide updates in near real-time’.


  • unen’s latest diary entry continued his reflections on the discussions at his weekly help desk sessions for the HOT Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific. He invited people to provide contact details to be informed of future discussion agendas. Issues from recent weeks included accessing older versions of OSM data, and participants’ problems with remote control issues of JOSM.


    • Marcus Marcos Dione was dissatisfied with the appearance of hill shading in areas of Northern Europe. In his blog he explained how this is a result of the way hill shading is calculated using OSGeo tools.



  • PlayzinhoAgro wrote, in his blog, about adding public service points to address gender-based violence in Brazil. Volunteer lawyers and psychologists providing assistance are shown (pt) > en on a map.

Open Data

  • ITDP has published a recording of the webinar ‘Why Open Data Matters for Cycling’, available on the Trufi Association website.


  • A new version of Organic Maps has been released for iOS and Android. Map data was updated and Wikipedia articles were added. As usual, the release also includes small bugfixes for routing, styles, and translations.
  • Anthon Khorev has released ‘osm-note-viewer’, an alternative to https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/username/notes, where one can have an overview of notes related to a user both as a list and on a map.


  • GNU/Linux.ch reported (de) > en on the new version of StreetComplete. The intuitive usability, even for OSM newbies, is highlighted.

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • @Pixel_Dailies (a Twitter account) challenges pixel artists with a new theme everyday. On Monday the theme was bird’s eye view and most of the participants’ entries, which can be found through #BirdsEyeView, feature some kind of aerial map.
  • Valentin Socha tweeted screen captures from 1993 France weather reports, where weekly forecasts were shown on a cut-out map with a letter for each day.

Upcoming Events

TucsonState of the Map US osmcalpic2022-04-01 – 2022-04-03flag
BurgosEvento OpenStreetMap Burgos (Spain) 2022 osmcalpic2022-04-01 – 2022-04-03flag
Região Geográfica Imediata de Teófilo OtoniMapathona na Cidade Nanuque – MG -Brasil – Edifícios, Estradas, Pontos de Interesses e Área Verde osmcalpic2022-04-02 – 2022-04-03flag
Bogotá Distrito Capital – MunicipioNotathon en OpenStreetMap – resolvamos notas de Latinoamérica osmcalpic2022-04-02flag
Ciudad de GuatemalaSegundo mapatón YouthMappers en Guatemala (remoto) osmcalpic2022-04-02 – 2022-04-03flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic2022-04-04
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic2022-04-04
BolognaOpen Data Pax osmcalpic2022-04-04flag
StuttgartStuttgarter Stammtisch osmcalpic2022-04-05flag
Greater LondonMissing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic2022-04-05flag
BerlinOSM-Verkehrswende #34 (Online) osmcalpic2022-04-05flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic2022-04-06
Tasking Manager Collective Meet Up – Option 1 osmcalpic2022-04-06
Tasking Manager Collective Meet Up – Option 2 osmcalpic2022-04-06
HeidelbergHeidelberg Int’l. Weeks Against Racism: Humanitarian Cartography and OpenStreetMap osmcalpic2022-04-06flag
Berlin166. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch osmcalpic2022-04-08flag
OSM Africa April Mapathon: Map Kenya osmcalpic2022-04-09
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic2022-04-11
臺北市OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #39 osmcalpic2022-04-11flag
WashingtonMappingDC Mappy Hour osmcalpic2022-04-13flag
San JoseSouth Bay Map Night osmcalpic2022-04-13flag
20095Hamburger Mappertreffen osmcalpic2022-04-12flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic2022-04-13
MichiganMichigan Meetup osmcalpic2022-04-14flag
OSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic2022-04-14
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic2022-04-18
150. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic2022-04-19
City of NottinghamOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic2022-04-19flag
LüneburgLüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic2022-04-19flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic2022-04-20
DublinIrish Virtual Map and Chat osmcalpic2022-04-21flag

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Lejun, Nordpfeil, PierZen, SK53, Sammyhawkrad, Strubbl, TheSwavu, UNGSC_Alessia13, alesarrett, derFred.