The key lockers is seldom used in OSM. Thejesh GN asks, in the talk-in mailing list, whether the singular (locker) or the plural (lockers) should be used.
The project “pedestrian crossings in Switzerland” (as we reported earlier) was created by OSMDeepOD. The publication on weeklyOSM shows a significant impact on their analysis and evaluation website.It looks like the tasks are not always visible on MapRoulette, so we published the direct links to them here:
GFDRR is a World Bank-managed organization that tries to help developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. It has been running the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) since 2011. Humberto Yances reports that in October 2016, OpenDRI, hosted a day-long event during JICA’s flood mapping workshop for the National Unit of Disaster Risk Management in Colombia (UNGRD).
In Berlin the tagging of the incredibly detailed mapping of the holocaust monument continues to be discussed. The question is if using the building tag is correct, or is this mapping for the renderer. The monument consists of over 2000 different-height blocks such as this one.
Tobias Zwick aka westnordostpresents the tool OSMAGENT, which can be used by an Android user without tagging knowledge to complete OSM data. The tool uses a “map of quests”, an approach that is already used by MapRoulette. Feedback is very welcome.
In the HOT mailing list, Keith Darby a masters Candidate in GIS Technologies proposed to map potential helicopter landing sites in disaster-prone areas in OSM.
Simon Poole warns against using the Amenity Editor, which does not support 64bit IDs for nodes. Please do not use the editor, as it systematically destroys OSM data.
User Wille proposed in the talk-tagging to integrate the “service” tag on shop=car and shop=car_repair items in the iD editor.
The Spanish community plans to send welcome messages to new mappers, mainly because of a few unfortunate incidents in the recent past. The beginner’s welcome tool from the Belgian community is being considered. Joost Schouppe presents in his email the text and process. Upshot: This is a very interesting tool for all communities worldwide.
 Smaprs writes about 2 possibilities to tinker a paper globe with OSM data using dymaxion projection. Sérgio said to weeklyOSM: „… tell me if you see if school kids (or university ones, or adults too) could do it. Would love to see pictures of World in Dymaxion in many scales and colours. We’re studying how to do some script for converting to a soccer ball shaped globe.“
Nathalie Sidibé writes a blog about the digital mapping business, Free & Geographic Information System, entitled “CartoCamp de Segou” which was during 3rd to 7th August 2016, in Segou, by OSM_ML in Mali.
Lately there have been lot of discussions about mapping quality in the OSM community. Now in the Spanish mailing list there is a complete thread (strap yourself in, there’s a lot to read) about what they call the user “entrollización” on OSM. (automatic translation)
A complete article about an OSM Workshop for high school students by the Ghandalf Association in Galicia, who have being giving talks since 2010 about the use of free software and open data. (automatic translation)
RobJN wrote a summary of the progress of the UK Quarterly Project to improve mapping via comparison against government food hygiene rating data. It includes a number of calls for help. The links in the article are recommended for example FHRS/OSM comparison or top 10 districts for completeness and growth.
The Russian Forum has voted for new moderators (automatic translation). The results are presented as a table.
Frederik explains how the confidentiality of donors to OSMF currently works and asks whether this rule should be limited in the sense of transparency.
Janet Chapman suggests on the OSMF-talk mailing list, not only to feed newcomers with a single email, but a “welcome pack to new members with a bit more background information about the foundation, its working groups, how you can get more involved, etc..”. weeklyOSM says: “Damn good idea!”.
The program of the SotM LatAM is published. SotM LatAM is happening on the 25th to 27th of November.
EchoScience Grenoble reported about a Missing Maps Mapathon that is going to be held on November 24th by MaptimeAlpes in Grenoble. (automatic translation)
Pierre Béland wrote to the HOT mailing list about the situation in Haiti, saying that this major crisis is simply forgotten. Part of the problem is the poor quality of the initial response, due to “Hit and Run” mapathons. Pierre documented this problem in his earlier presentation, which he made with data from the earthquake in Nepal.
On github there is a discussion about switching from http to https for openstreetmap.org by default.
Laura Bliss of Citylab in New York reported on the campaign involving 2300 volunteers to catalogue more than 685,000 inner-city trees with many details within a year. These open data, which is valuable to all citizens, have been summarized and visualized on an interactive map.
Juc Cerovic wrote a guest post for Human Transit Blog differentiating good or bad urban bus maps.
Quartz Africa reports on about how projects such as Missing Maps can fill in the gaps on African maps using crowdsourcing, and make the results available to all OpenStreetMap users.