weeklyOSM 655


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Day-zero mapping in Turkey by the OpenStreetMap community immediately after the earthquake [1] | © Screenshot of HOT Tasking Manager by Arne Kimmig | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors


  • Pieter Vander Vennet expressed his concerns about the MapBuilder program that allows Bing users to indirectly edit OSM.
  • António Madeira presented a proposal to the OSM Portugal Telegram community to standardise the mapping of school estates in Portugal. The proposal will be discussed over the next two weeks in the Telegram Channel of the OSM Portugal community and then a vote will follow. All help, critiques, and suggestions are welcome.
  • GHOSTsama2503 proposed an approach for the uniform tagging of educational institutions in Cuba.


  • Charmyne Mamador shared her experiences of participating at the Pista ng Mapa 2022 Conference. She is project lead at Ausome Maps, a ‘She Leads and She Inspires’ grant-funded project, and co-founder of GeoLadies PH.
  • Valerie Norton encouraged readers of her hiking blog, Moments in Dirt and Ink, to fix map errors in OpenStreetMap and provided detailed advice on how to edit the map.
  • Jemimah Mukisa, a scholarship recipient, shared her experiences of the State of the Map Tanzania 2023 Conference.
  • OpenStreetMap Belgium’s mapper of the month is Erik (Eebie).
  • Pascal Neis tweeted that he has added some new features to the OSM Notes Overview, including a map view of the latest created notes.
  • The UN Mapper of the Month is Sajeevini Sivajothy, from Sri Lanka.


  • mstock gave an interesting insight into the software and services behind the State of the Map conferences, from planning through to realisation.
  • Trufi recorded a recent webinar ‘A Sustainable Approach to Transport Data Collection’ organised by the World Resources Institute along with partners from the Digital Transport for Africa consortium.


  • Tailored specifically for the French-speaking community, 328 participants from 32 countries have attended the first training session organised by UN Mappers. Every Thursday for 9 weeks, they will be meeting to learn more about #UNMaps and #OSM.

OSM research

  • The LocationIQ Blog shared their answer to the question ‘Why Open Source Is Best for Your Business: The OpenStreetMap vs Google Debate’.

Humanitarian OSM

  • [1] Mapping in the Turkey/Syria earthquake region is urgently needed.Via the tasking manager you can get an overview of the tasks with high urgency and start mapping immediately.

    New tasks are being added hourly and their progress is also documented on the wiki page.

    You can also search for MapRoulette challenges. Examples include: Afsin – Damaged Buildings, Islahiye – Damaged Buildings and Building Damage – Nurdagi.

    Said Turksever tweeted that Maxar has published satellite images taken after the earthquake in southern Turkey, which are being processed for post-disaster mapping.

    You can watch the daily work of the mapping community by using Pascal Neis’ OSMstats.

  • Pete Masters and Rubén Martín have published their HOT Community Weeknotes: 5 / 2023. They report on what is happening and coming up in the world of HOT mapping. Feedback is welcomed on whether the newsletter is useful or what could be improved!


  • dktue has made an experimental map that you can enter an airport’s ICAO code into (e.g. EDDH) and be presented with a vector map based on data retrieved via the Overpass API.
  • Luke Seelenbinder has built a full-screen, nothing-but-the-map view for Stadia Maps.


  • Starting with StreetComplete version 51.0, the functionality for measuring things via camera has been outsourced to a new stand-alone app StreetMeasure. The source code for the app is available on GitHub, although some of the required libraries are not free.


  • Sarah Hoffmann reported on an initial experiment with using Nominatim and SQLite. This is part of the work being done to make Nominatim work better with with less powerful hardware.
  • tomczk shared a demonstration web app that analyses OSM changeset data. He asked for ideas on extending the types of statistics produced.
  • Igor Suhorukov showed how to use his project, Openstreetmap_h3, to fit the whole world into a regular laptop and do analytics using PostgreSQL and OpenStreetMap.

Did you know …

  • … the !bang shortcuts in DuckDuckGo? Open DuckDuckGo and try !osm.
  • … that in Makiivka, Ukraine (the neighbouring city of Donetsk) there are 157 streets with the same names in the city; 65 that are repeated three times; 12 four times; eight streets are repeated five times; Zhovtneva Street six times (yes, Soviet fetish); Stepova Street eight times, five times in the same area… and for more see on Twitter

Other “geo” things

  • The Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology is seeking a deep-learning engineer. The scope of duties includes deep feature extraction using multimodal data, such as satellite imagery and OSM data.
  • Stamen cartographers Alan McConchie and Stephanie May were asked to summarise their thoughts on the new cartographic landscape, and explain what the phrase ‘full stack cartography’ means to them.

Upcoming Events

Curitiba[Online] Mapatona de Emergência – Apoio à resposta aos terremotos com epicêntro na Turquia 2023-02-09 – 2023-02-10flag
CuauhtémocMapatón OSM en apoyo a Turquía y Siria 2023-02-10flag
WaysHOT-AP & Missing Maps – Disaster Mapping Mapathon (Asia-Pacific Time) 2023-02-10flag
Mapathon in support of Türkiye 2023-02-10
WalhainHOT-AP & Missing Maps – Disaster Mapping Mapathon (Europe Time) 2023-02-10flag
Berlin176. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch 2023-02-10flag
Turkey Earthquake Response Mapathon 2023-02-10
Mapathon a supporto del terremoto in Turchia e Siria 2023-02-10
BudapestHiking by the pipeline from Barosstelep to the shooting range 2023-02-11flag
TiranëOSM Brunch 2023-02-11flag
Localidad Barrios UnidosMapatón LATAM para Turquía y Siria 2023-02-11flag
左京区京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第36回 金地院 2023-02-12flag
KøbenhavnOSMmapperCPH 2023-02-12flag
Turkey Earthquake Response Mapathon 2023-02-12
臺北市OpenStreetMap x Wikidata 月聚會 #49 2023-02-13flag
MapRoulette Monthly Community Meeting 2023-02-14
San JoseSouth Bay Map Night 2023-02-15flag
ZürichMissing Maps Zürich Mapathon 2023-02-15flag
KarlsruheStammtisch Karlsruhe 2023-02-15flag
OlomoucÚnorový olomoucký mapathon 2023-02-16flag
BudapestHiking by the pipeline towards Százhalombatta 2023-02-18flag
BolognaWikigita alla Certosa di Bologna 2023-02-18flag
ToulouseRéunion du groupe local de Toulouse 2023-02-18flag
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting 2023-02-21
LyonRéunion du groupe local de Lyon 2023-02-21flag
160. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn 2023-02-21
BerlinMissing Maps – DRK & MSF Online Mapathon 2023-02-22flag
LajouxOpenStreetMap : la cartographie collaborative pour tous 2023-02-24flag
LajouxOpenStreetMap : la cartographie collaborative pour tous 2023-02-25flag
KarlsruheKarlsruhe Hack Weekend February 2023 2023-02-25 – 2023-02-26flag
Junta bimestral OSM-LatAm 2023-02-25
BremenBremer Mappertreffen (Online) 2023-02-27flag
SwarzędzWorkshops for new users – improve the space around you virtually 2023-02-28flag
San JoseSouth Bay Map Night 2023-03-01flag
StuttgartStuttgarter Stammtisch 2023-03-01flag

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