weeklyOSM 632


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  • After comparing different 360° cameras, OSM user 2hu4u came up with a fairly low-budget option for 360° street level imagery that has led to satisfying results for mapping.
  • Ilya Zverev commented on the proposal to change the OSM data model.


  • MarcoR is amused about a case of pareidolia in OSM, where he identified a smiling farm in Tuscany, Italy. In the comments, other references are posted, for example a memorial looking like a bear.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • To be eligible to vote at this year’s OSMF annual general meeting you must be a member or associate member for the full 90 days prior to the date on which the meeting is held, that is, from Sunday 11 September.
  • Tobias Knerr reported about the Software Dispute Resolution Panel (SDRP), a mechanism for dispute resolution where developers, members of the community, or the OSMF board can take disputes to be resolved. There were no disputes taken to the panel over the past year and the OSMF Board would like to hear opinions from the community on how to evaluate the value of the SDRP.
  • The OSM Foundation (OSMF) has decided to only accept new applications for OSMF membership and associate membership from people who have previously contributed to OpenStreetMap. The Foundation additionally plans to perform a survey among the OSMF membership.

Local chapter news

  • OpenStreetMap Polska has signed another cooperation agreement, this time with the author of the Velomapa.pl portal.


  • Craig Kochis wanted to know how vector maps work and taught himself by implementing one.
  • Altilunium published a tutorial on how to self-host an OSM tile server by using JOSM, NodeJS, Maptiler Desktop and Tileserver GL. It also covers how to design your own map style by leveraging OSM tag data.
  • Anne-Karoline Distel wrote a diary entry about aspects of tagging stiles before completing a video about how to map them.

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT is offering data quality internships. They are full-time for 12 weeks and interns will be paid.


  • [1] Cristoffs blogged about the initiative to rewrite and extend the Polish map of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The result is available at openaedmap.org. The project is looking for support with coding as well as translations.
  • OpenSnowMap reported that very high resolution relief (0.5–2 m resolution) shading is now available for Switzerland. The data are sourced from SwissTopo OpenData.
  • As one can read on Twitter, OpenMapTiles is taking steps towards open governance and considering moving to a CC0 licence, in order to become the official OpenStreetMap vector tiles. Tobias Jordans created an issue on GitHub to collect information about this announcement and hopefully get an official response.


  • Sahil Dhiman wrote about his discovery of OSM data usage in many products during daily life and how it motivates him to contribute to the map.

Did you know …

  • LibRedirect, a web browser extension redirecting to alternative privacy friendly frontends and backends? It effectively redirects requests from the usual map providers to OpenStreetMap.
  • … that requests to the OpenStreetMap tile server for tile status and tile re-rendering have not possible since July? See the discussions on Reddit and the GitHub issue.

OSM in the media

  • Le Monde featured the local OpenStreetMap office in Mali. The group, initiated by Nathalie Sidibé, aims to contribute to the development of the territory by collecting and distributing data, starting with the capital, Bamako.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
Santa Terezinha de Goiás 2° Validatona da UMBRAOSM – Brasil. osmcalpic 2022-09-03 flag
臺北市 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #44 osmcalpic 2022-09-05 flag
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-09-06 flag
London Missing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-09-06 flag
Berlin OSM-Verkehrswende #39 (Online) osmcalpic 2022-09-06 flag
Salt Lake City OSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic 2022-09-08 flag
Berlin 171. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-09-08 flag
München Münchner OSM-Treffen osmcalpic 2022-09-08 flag
Morogoro Field Mapping is the Future: A Tasking Manager Workflow for Open Data Kit (ODK) osmcalpic 2022-09-09 flag
Claix Cartopartie à Claix (Isère, France) osmcalpic 2022-09-10 flag
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic 2022-09-12
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-09-14 flag
Chippewa Township Michigan Meetup osmcalpic 2022-09-15 flag
Großarl 6. Virtueller OpenStreetMap Stammtisch Österreich osmcalpic 2022-09-14 flag
Ballerup Kommune OSM DK Konference osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Dublin OpenStreetMap Ireland AGM osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Pacé Atelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
155. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic 2022-09-20
City of Nottingham OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
Roma Incontro dei mappatori romani e laziali osmcalpic 2022-09-21 flag
Miniac-sous-Bécherel Atelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic 2022-09-22 flag
[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors – public videomeeting osmcalpic 2022-09-22
Cisterna d’Asti Incontro mapper astigiani osmcalpic 2022-09-24 flag

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