weeklyOSM 636


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Integration of the Ohsome Quality Analyst in ohsomeHeX [1] | © HeiGIT | © Map tiles bei Stamen Design | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

About us

  • The Ukrainian version Тижневик OSM, as part of the weeklyOSM family, once again demonstrates the international nature of OpenStreetMap.

Mapping campaigns

  • Włodzimierz Bartczak reported that OpenStreetMap Poland and the Pedagogical University of Kraków are organising ‘Peljesac Cartographic Training Ground’, a week-long training camp for students under the guidance of experienced OSM editors. You can follow their activity by watching for the #peljesac hashtag in OSM changesets by using osmcha.


  • Michael Reichert announced that Geofabrik has added two road-related layers to OSM Inspector, relations with highway=* and out-of-use roads.
  • Requests have been made for comments on the following proposals:
    • to deprecate passenger_information_display and promote departures_board instead.
    • settlement_type=crannog for mapping prehistoric settlements that are artificial islands constructed in lakes or sea inlets. Usually found in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
    • privacy=* for indicating how much privacy an amenity, such as a shower or toilet, provides.
    • payment:coins|notes:denominations=* to record information about which denominations of coins or banknotes are accepted at a feature.
    • amenity=training_centre to unify the tagging of facilities that provides various additional or special training, other than universities, colleges, and schools for children.
    • amenity=pickup_point to tag places that primarily serve as places where products that have previously been ordered (usually online) can be picked up.
    • replace the tagging mail list with the OSM Community forum for the purposes of announcing proposal requests for comments and voting.
    • move proposal voting from the wiki to the OSM Community forum.


  • Thunderforest, one of the sponsors behind the osm2pgsql project, published an interview with Jochen Topf, one of the lead developers in the osm2pgsql project.
  • Cartocité , an OpenStreetMap consultancy agency based in France, is currently conducting a street-level imagery survey around the commune of Lons-le-Saunier. The collected data will be uploaded on Mapillary to be used in OpenStreetMap.
  • During the short outage of OSMCha martien-176 noted some useful alternatives.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The OSMF Operations Working Group have released their August 2022 report.


  • Recordings of the State of the Map 2022 sessions have started to be uploaded to YouTube and media.ccc.de.
  • The proceedings of the Academic Track at State of the Map 2022 have been published.
  • The committee of SotM Japan announced that SotM Japan 2022 will be held on Saturday 3 December in Kakogawa, Hyogo.
  • Topi Tjukanov, the creator of the interactive map ‘Notable-people‘ and organiser of the 30DayMapChallenge, tweeted about several alternative formats for the upcoming challenge. As always, the next 30DayMapChallenge will take place throughout the month of November.
  • The OpenStreetMap Switzerland monthly meeting will now be held both on site and virtually. You can check the schedule on the wiki .
  • OpenStreetMap US has announced the online Mapping USA conference, which will be held on 11 and 12 November. This year’s Mapping USA will be a joint event together with WikiConference North America. Attendance will be free. The call for presentations is open until Saturday 15 October.


  • Christoph Hormann published a blog post about Landsat 7’s end of operations scheduled for September 2022.
  • Take a look at this scalable 2×2 map, which shows how the same part of the world was mapped in OSM in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2022.


  • [1] Rizwan Khan reported that HeiGIT has begun to integrate some of the functionality of the Ohsome Quality Analyst into ohsomeHeX, a tool to visualise maps and time series of data development in OSM. A completeness indicator for mapping saturation now allows the estimation of completeness by looking at the saturation of the data.
  • Leaflet just released v1.9.0 followed closely by a fix release the day after.
  • Tykayn has created a Mastodon bot that shares an ‘OSM tag of the day’ from the French wiki each day. Toots can be followed using the hashtag #rtfw.


  • Amanda McCann blogged about her tool for measuring distances between nearest POIs, inspired by the bank and gunshop example we reported on earlier.
  • The Prototype Fund, which is funding Jochen Topf’s osm2pgsql project (as we reported earlier), is also funding an OpenStreetMap parking space analysis project. The project aims to provide detailed information on parking in public spaces in the form of interactive maps and prepared data exports. The project group consists of Alex, Lars and Tobias from the OSM Berlin community. In order to support other interested parties to collect parking data, the group is also working to improve the documentation and provide instructions for local mapping campaigns.

Did you know …

  • … that the OSM Community forum is configured so you can reply in your native language regardless of the language of the thread? The Discourse translator will then do the translation.
  • … that you can use OSM Smart Menu in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to open links related to OpenStreetMap, based on parameters from the current page? It helps OpenStreetMap contributors to easily switch between different maps and analysis tools.

OSM in the media

  • Delphine Sabattier interviewed Florian Lainez, about OpenStreetMap initiatives regarding the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Florian is also known for their participation in many projects including ‘ÇaResteOuvert, a platform people used during lockdown to share opening hours of nearby shops through :covid19 tagging, or the sillier one ‘Panneau biche which involves gathering knowledge about wildlife road signs.

Other “geo” things

  • Do you love 3D maps, fantastic worlds and visualisations? Have a look and enjoy!
  • HBO published a map of the fictional world of Westeros from the series Game of Thrones.

Upcoming Events

WashingtonOSM US Mappy Hour osmcalpic2022-09-29flag
Vern-sur-SeicheAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces » osmcalpic2022-09-29flag
DüsseldorfDüsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-Treffen osmcalpic2022-09-30flag
IJmuidenOSM Nederland bijeenkomst (online) osmcalpic2022-10-01flag
Villa de CosNotathon en OpenStreetMap – resolvamos notas de México osmcalpic2022-10-01flag
BerlinVortrag auf Konferenz Bits & Bäume: Parkplatzzählung und Parkraumanalysen mit OpenStreetMap osmcalpic2022-10-01flag
Hacktoberfest 2022 osmcalpic2022-10-01 – 2022-10-31
BerlinVortrag auf Konferenz Bits & Bäume: Mit OpenStreetMap die Verkehrswende begleiten – Tagging, Tools und Analysen osmcalpic2022-10-02flag
臺北市OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #45 osmcalpic2022-10-03flag
City of WestminsterLondon pub meet-up osmcalpic2022-10-04flag
LondonMissing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic2022-10-04flag
StuttgartStuttgarter Stammtisch osmcalpic2022-10-04flag
BerlinOSM-Verkehrswende #39 (Online) osmcalpic2022-10-04flag
MurrayOSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic2022-10-06flag
MannheimMapathon in der Moschee osmcalpic2022-10-06flag
OlomoucŘíjnový olomoucký mapathon – hybridní osmcalpic2022-10-06flag
Град КрагујевацOSM Serbia regular meetup osmcalpic2022-10-06flag
Salvador[online] mapatona UMBRAOSM e YouthMappers Brasil no TECISS 2022 osmcalpic2022-10-07flag
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
Polokwane Local MunicipalityOSM Africa October Mapathon osmcalpic2022-10-08flag
Polokwane Local MunicipalityOSM Africa October Mapathon osmcalpic2022-10-08flag
WashingtonMappingDC Mappy Hour osmcalpic2022-10-12flag
MünchenMünchner OSM-Treffen osmcalpic2022-10-11flag
San JoseSouth Bay Map Night osmcalpic2022-10-12flag
Frankfurt am MainArbeitstreffen Indoor OSM 2022 osmcalpic2022-10-14 – 2022-10-16flag
Berlin172. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch osmcalpic2022-10-14flag
Hlavní město PrahaWorld Railway Mapping Online Quarterly Meetup. osmcalpic2022-10-15flag
156. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic2022-10-18
City of NottinghamOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic2022-10-18flag
LüneburgLüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic2022-10-18flag
SélestatRencontre des contributeurs.rices en Alsace osmcalpic2022-10-19flag
RomaIncontro dei mappatori romani e laziali – ottobre 2022 osmcalpic2022-10-19flag
ArlonEPN d’Arlon – Atelier ouvert OpenStreetMap osmcalpic2022-10-20flag

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Approksimator, Lejun, Nordpfeil, PierZen, Strubbl, TheSwavu, derFred, rtnf.
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