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

Where What Online When Country
Tucson State of the Map US osmcalpic 2022-04-01 – 2022-04-03 flag
Burgos Evento OpenStreetMap Burgos (Spain) 2022 osmcalpic 2022-04-01 – 2022-04-03 flag
Região Geográfica Imediata de Teófilo Otoni Mapathona na Cidade Nanuque – MG -Brasil – Edifícios, Estradas, Pontos de Interesses e Área Verde osmcalpic 2022-04-02 – 2022-04-03 flag
Bogotá Distrito Capital – Municipio Notathon en OpenStreetMap – resolvamos notas de Latinoamérica osmcalpic 2022-04-02 flag
Ciudad de Guatemala Segundo mapatón YouthMappers en Guatemala (remoto) osmcalpic 2022-04-02 – 2022-04-03 flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic 2022-04-04
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic 2022-04-04
Bologna Open Data Pax osmcalpic 2022-04-04 flag
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-04-05 flag
Greater London Missing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-04-05 flag
Berlin OSM-Verkehrswende #34 (Online) osmcalpic 2022-04-05 flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic 2022-04-06
Tasking Manager Collective Meet Up – Option 1 osmcalpic 2022-04-06
Tasking Manager Collective Meet Up – Option 2 osmcalpic 2022-04-06
Heidelberg Heidelberg Int’l. Weeks Against Racism: Humanitarian Cartography and OpenStreetMap osmcalpic 2022-04-06 flag
Berlin 166. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-04-08 flag
OSM Africa April Mapathon: Map Kenya osmcalpic 2022-04-09
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic 2022-04-11
臺北市 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #39 osmcalpic 2022-04-11 flag
Washington MappingDC Mappy Hour osmcalpic 2022-04-13 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-04-13 flag
20095 Hamburger Mappertreffen osmcalpic 2022-04-12 flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic 2022-04-13
Michigan Michigan Meetup osmcalpic 2022-04-14 flag
OSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic 2022-04-14
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic 2022-04-18
150. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic 2022-04-19
City of Nottingham OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic 2022-04-19 flag
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic 2022-04-19 flag
Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific OSM Help Desk osmcalpic 2022-04-20
Dublin Irish Virtual Map and Chat osmcalpic 2022-04-21 flag

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