Rubén Martín, HOT’s Community Strategist and Research Lead, shared analysis data on OSM mapper activity for 2017–2022 in some selected countries with graphs, and identified key questions for further analysis.
The presentation materials from the State of the Map US 2023 event have been released.
Guillaume Rischard tweeted that the OpenStreetMap network infrastructure in the Dublin and Amsterdam data centres has been upgraded.
The OpenStreetMap Operations team reported that there has been an improvement in the bandwidth of the OpenStreetMap server. They recently set a record for the fastest uplink speed, reaching 1.77 Gbit/s.
FOSS4G Conference 2023 will be held in Prizren, Kosovo on Monday 26 June and Tuesday 27 June. Christina Ludwig and Marcel Reinmuth, from HeiGIT, will be participating► by leading a workshop and making a presentation, both related to openrouteservice.
Branko Kokanovic recorded a video that explains how to use BRouter and Strava heatmaps to create the best routes for your next bike or hike tour. More details can be found in his OSM diary or directly in the how-to video.
HeiGIT and the German Red Cross is offering► a master’s degree project about geoinformation for humanitarian aid. The topic will site analysis for mobile civil protection care facilities using GIS-based spatial analysis. Experience with OSM will be an advantage.
Philipp Weigell published a study on the quality of data in OpenStreetMap, concentrating on niche tags, such as those for wayside crosses.
NorthCrab has created ‘OSM Relatify‘, a tool simplifying the process of editing public transport relations within OSM. NorthCrab is asking for your feedback.
The OpenPlaceReview management team announced that they closed their service on 15 June 2023. They are releasing the data that has been collected under a public domain licence for the next three months. As an alternative project, they recommend Mangrove reviews, which has shown sustained growth in recent years.
HeiGIT has released version 1 of the OSM Element Vectorisation Tool, a tool for converting OSM elements into feature vectors for attribute investigation and machine learning.
Jacob Kackley conducted an analysis of the location of residential areas in Los Angeles that have pedestrian access to nearby public facilities. Jacob will use these results to help find potential residential locations for himself in the city.
Did you know …
… the informative switch2osm website? It is a guide in making use of OpenStreetMap data to meet your mapping needs.
OSM in the media
Courtney Williamson wrote an essay about her experience of contributing to OpenStreetMap.
Other “geo” things
heisereported► that the United States Geological Survey has released a digital terrain model and satellite images of Mars. This data was collected from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) mission, which has been ongoing since 2006.
Simon Groß et al. has written a paper ‘Exploring MapSwipe as a Crowdsourcing Tool for (Rapid) Damage Assessment: The Case of the 2021 Haiti Earthquake’. It was presented at the 26th AGILE Conference in Delft, Netherlands. As a pre-assessment step, Mapswipe was used to classify whether image tiles contained :
buildings that seem damaged, or
The Municipal District of Kilkenny City
Kilkenny History Mappers 1st MeetUp
2023-06-20 – 2030-06-21
Junta Bimensual OSM LATAM – Junio
2023-06-26 – 2023-07-02
Bremer Mappertreffen (Online)
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting
3. Treffen Aachener Stammtisch 2.0
2023-06-28 – 2030-06-21
OSMLondon pub meet-up
UN Mappers – OSM and humanitarian mapping training – session #9 (final)
TomTom x OpenStreeetMap Taiwan Mapping Meetup
2023年7月 OpenStreetMap 街景踏查團
South Bay Map Night
Missing Maps London Mapathon
2023-07-04 – 2030-07-04
OpenStreetMap Belgium – Réunion à Marbehan
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