- The next monthly video-meeting of the OSMF board will take place on Thursday 22 September 2022, at 13:00 UTC. The preliminary agenda is on the OSMF Board wiki and this is also where the draft minutes will be added.
- 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.
- Ruben Martin, from the Forums governance team, announced that the old forum.osm.org will be retired and migrated to the new forums on Friday 30 September as part of the OSMF modernisation efforts. Communities are asked to migrate and request a space in the new forums (community.openstreetmap.org) as soon as possible.
- 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.
-  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.
- An easter egg can be found on the ideditor.org website : an information file named IDEDITOR.NFO, with a 1 April 1994 timestamp and a Chmod 4162 permission, referencing the Warez subculture.
- 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.
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