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Breaking news

Mapping campaigns

  • Sven Geggus created a website that shows ‘campsites with others inside’ and, as we reported earlier, has asked the community for help to clean up this specific type of erroneous tagging.



  • The Call for Presentations for Pista ng Mapa 2022 and State of the Map Asia 2022 Conferences is now open.


  • Anne-Karoline Distel explained how to map horse hitching locations on OpenStreetMap. Horse hitching facilities are common in historic places, especially in the stables of European castles.


  • [1] Marcel Reinmuth announced an update to the Open Healthcare Access Map. Released last year, the map based on OpenStreetMap healthcare facilities and access times from OpenRouteService, now has global coverage of healthcare access.
  • This constantly updated map shows the current deployment of military units in the war in Ukraine, the location of incidents, and which areas are controlled by the respective warring parties. The map is based on OSM.It should be remembered that maps always have a political dimension. weeklyOSM cannot and does not want to judge the facts presented or whether it is propaganda or the glorification of war.


  • Ilya Zverev wrote an article to commemorate the day the OpenStreetMap data licence changed to ODbL. He has also created a website where, for a while, you can see what OSM looked like in 2012, before the licence change.



  • Jochen Topf announced the start of a project that will add cartographic generalisation capabilities to osm2pgsql. The project is funded for six months through a research grant from the Prototype Fund and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. There is a GitHub issue that goes into details of what is planned.
  • Zhengyi Cao, a Google Summer of Code 2022 participant, published a final report on their ‘JOSM plug-in for public transportation route visualisation’.


  • The BBBike extract service now supports OrganicMaps for Android and iOS.

Other “geo” things

  • Researchers, from Bavaria and Austria, have developed a ‘cardio-mapped’ hiking trails information system to prevent overexertion while hiking. Hikers can determine their individual heart fitness during a short test hike on-site and then find hikes in the area that match their ability.
  • Vincent Privat discovered a place in Kourou, French Guiana, where a gun shop can be found opposite a bank.
  • Jon Keegan wrote an article about ‘Highway Photolog’, an ancient version of street-level imagery, conducted by highway departments in the US as early as 1961.
  • Gary Dagorn, from Le Monde, documented the current floods in Pakistan. More than 1300 deaths have been reported in this disaster, where 10% of the land area was flooded according to satellite imagery. Multiple image comparisons are provided in the article, in addition to an overview map of the country. A HOTOSM task has been created for volunteers and is still ongoing.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
Град Кикинда OpenStreetMap x Pionir #1 osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Ballerup Kommune OSM DK Konference osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Dublin OpenStreetMap Ireland AGM osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Brno Zářijový brněnský Missing Maps mapathon na konferenci OpenAlt 2022 osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Peyruis Cartopartie à Peyruis osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
Nantes À la découverte d’OpenStreetMap la carte numérique collaborative libre osmcalpic 2022-09-17 flag
臺北市 第四次 OpenStreetMap 街景踏查團工作坊 osmcalpic 2022-09-18 flag
Grenoble Réunion mensuelle du groupe local OSM Grenoble osmcalpic 2022-09-19 flag
Budapest OSM Fonó: Short editing introduction and remote help (online, live) osmcalpic 2022-09-19 flag
Pacé Atelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
Zürich OSM-Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle Lyon osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
155. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic 2022-09-20
City of Edinburgh OSM Edinburgh Social osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
City of Nottingham OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic 2022-09-20 flag
Aachen Aachener Stammtisch 2.0 osmcalpic 2022-09-21 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
La Virgen 5ta reunión bimestral de OSM Latinoamérica osmcalpic 2022-09-24 flag
Cisterna d’Asti Incontro mapper astigiani osmcalpic 2022-09-24 flag
Karlsruhe Karlsruhe Hack Weekend osmcalpic 2022-09-24 – 2022-09-25 flag
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic 2022-09-26
Gent OpenTechTalks: OpenStreetMap osmcalpic 2022-09-26 flag
Arlon Réunion des contributeurs OpenStreetMap, Arlon (Belgium) osmcalpic 2022-09-26 flag
Derby OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup osmcalpic 2022-09-27 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-09-28 flag
London Geomob London osmcalpic 2022-09-28 flag
Vern-sur-Seiche Atelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic 2022-09-29 flag
Düsseldorf Düsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-Treffen osmcalpic 2022-09-30 flag
Bengaluru Hacktoberfest 2022 osmcalpic 2022-09-30 – 2022-10-31 flag
Villa de Cos Notathon en OpenStreetMap – resolvamos notas de México osmcalpic 2022-10-01 flag
臺北市 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #45 osmcalpic 2022-10-03 flag
London Missing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-10-04 flag
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-10-04 flag
Murray OSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic 2022-10-06 flag
Град Крагујевац OSM Serbia regular meetup osmcalpic 2022-10-06 flag
La Chapelle-des-Fougeretz Atelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic 2022-10-07 flag
Kaiserslautern OSM Mapping Event Erfassung von Barrieren osmcalpic 2022-10-08 flag
京都市 京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第32回 Re:妙心寺 osmcalpic 2022-10-08 flag

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Lejun, Nordpfeil, PierZen, SK53, SeverinGeo, Strubbl, TheSwavu, YoViajo, derFred, rtnf.
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