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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

Град КикиндаOpenStreetMap x Pionir #1 osmcalpic2022-09-17flag
Ballerup KommuneOSM DK Konference osmcalpic2022-09-17flag
DublinOpenStreetMap Ireland AGM osmcalpic2022-09-17flag
BrnoZářijový brněnský Missing Maps mapathon na konferenci OpenAlt 2022 osmcalpic2022-09-17flag
PeyruisCartopartie à Peyruis osmcalpic2022-09-17flag
NantesÀ la découverte d’OpenStreetMap la carte numérique collaborative libre osmcalpic2022-09-17flag
臺北市第四次 OpenStreetMap 街景踏查團工作坊 osmcalpic2022-09-18flag
GrenobleRéunion mensuelle du groupe local OSM Grenoble osmcalpic2022-09-19flag
BudapestOSM Fonó: Short editing introduction and remote help (online, live) osmcalpic2022-09-19flag
PacéAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic2022-09-20flag
ZürichOSM-Stammtisch osmcalpic2022-09-20flag
LyonRencontre mensuelle Lyon osmcalpic2022-09-20flag
155. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic2022-09-20
City of EdinburghOSM Edinburgh Social osmcalpic2022-09-20flag
City of NottinghamOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic2022-09-20flag
LüneburgLüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic2022-09-20flag
AachenAachener Stammtisch 2.0 osmcalpic2022-09-21flag
RomaIncontro dei mappatori romani e laziali osmcalpic2022-09-21flag
Miniac-sous-BécherelAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic2022-09-22flag
[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors – public videomeeting osmcalpic2022-09-22
La Virgen5ta reunión bimestral de OSM Latinoamérica osmcalpic2022-09-24flag
Cisterna d’AstiIncontro mapper astigiani osmcalpic2022-09-24flag
KarlsruheKarlsruhe Hack Weekend osmcalpic2022-09-24 – 2022-09-25flag
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic2022-09-26
GentOpenTechTalks: OpenStreetMap osmcalpic2022-09-26flag
ArlonRéunion des contributeurs OpenStreetMap, Arlon (Belgium) osmcalpic2022-09-26flag
DerbyOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup osmcalpic2022-09-27flag
San JoseSouth Bay Map Night osmcalpic2022-09-28flag
LondonGeomob London osmcalpic2022-09-28flag
Vern-sur-SeicheAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic2022-09-29flag
DüsseldorfDüsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-Treffen osmcalpic2022-09-30flag
BengaluruHacktoberfest 2022 osmcalpic2022-09-30 – 2022-10-31flag
Villa de CosNotathon en OpenStreetMap – resolvamos notas de México osmcalpic2022-10-01flag
臺北市OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #45 osmcalpic2022-10-03flag
LondonMissing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic2022-10-04flag
StuttgartStuttgarter Stammtisch osmcalpic2022-10-04flag
MurrayOSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic2022-10-06flag
Град КрагујевацOSM Serbia regular meetup osmcalpic2022-10-06flag
La Chapelle-des-FougeretzAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic2022-10-07flag
KaiserslauternOSM Mapping Event Erfassung von Barrieren osmcalpic2022-10-08flag
京都市京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第32回 Re:妙心寺 osmcalpic2022-10-08flag

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