(English) weeklyOSM 299

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New York on an OSM Map with Wikipedia content [1] | more info at Geopedia


  • Joost Schouppe asks whether airports need a relation.
  • BushmanK blogs about the current natural=water scheme inconsistency.
  • Panier Avide presents (automatic translation) iD-indoor, a fork of the iD editor, which is aimed at addressing the needs of indoor mapping.
  • Ilya (Zverik) blogs about Maps.me which has recently added the ability to edit OpenStreetMap from within the App. The (Android and iOS) app received a lot of positive feedback.
  • The vote on the new relation „Associated Addresses“ is open.
  • Marco Predicatori is working on a proposal about fake speed cameras.
  • Arun writes about vandalism in OSM and discusses possibilities for tracking vandalism.
  • The proposal to shop=boat/marine is open. However, there are still issues with the naming.


  • Sterling Quinn’s Crowd Lens is a rich viewer of changeset history for OSM in specific areas. Currently five locations are supported.
  • Not every reader got the April Fool’s hoax. Though OSM is significant in any case!
  • Diana S. Sinton describes in Direction Magazine the overall development and the global movement of OpenStreetMap, mixed with many interesting links.


  • Andrew Davidson starts a discussion on „Refreshing NSW place names from the GNB database“.
  • Joe Sapletal asks for support for doing an import of buildings and address data in Dakota, US.


Humanitarian OSM

  • Pete Masters of Médecins Sans Frontières? France explains the practical benefits of humanitarian mapping.
  • The NOAH project focuses on prevention and forecast of natural disasters in the Philippines. A report shows the activities of the project in the field of OSM mapping.


  • [1] Michael Schöne has published Geopedia.info. It displays georeferenced Wikipedia articles on an OSM layer, it is available as an Android App. An iOS app is under construction.
  • OpenRailwayMap now also supports some railway signals in Finland.
  • OpenRouteService published version 3.1 on April 11th. The new features are shown in a video.

Open Data

  • Deutsche Bahn has revised (automatic translation) its „Fotoerlaubnis“ (photographing permission) has rules on non-commercial photography on railway stations. The new version mentions drones and forbids publication of cab ride videos. The rules are discussed (automatic translation) on a forum of German railway enthusiasts.


  • The Swedish Supreme Court ruled against Wikimedia Sweden this week, deciding that Swedish copyright law does not allow the chapter to post images in its online database without permission from the artist. So, the Swedish map offentligkonst is illegal and the works of art are no longer shown on the map.


  • Zsolt published a beta version of MapHub, which allows users to generate interactive maps very easily. Similar to uMap but has more features in several areas.


SoftwareVersionRelease DateComment
Mapillary for iOS4.2.12016-04-05Changes for GoPro
Locus Map Free3.16.22016-04-06Bugfix version
SQLite3.12.12016-04-083 bugs fixed
Osmose Backend1.0-2016-04-092016-04-09

provided by the OSM Software Watchlist

Did you know …

  • The new Wahoo ELEMNT a GPS Bike computer with OSM maps.
  • YouthMappers has local chapters at Universities around the world, and trains young people in mapping OSM.

Other “geo” things

  • Amazing interactive 3D map from F4map. More information on free tools to generate 3D maps(in Spanish)
  • Flightradar24 discontinued their Google Earth plug-in and developed a replacement 3D view. The new view is built on WebGL using Cesium and Mapbox for amazingly detailed imagery and terrain.
  • Heikki Vesanto operates the Scottish site GIS for thought. He writes on many topics including wallets, QGIS applications and the UKRailMap.
  • Kenneth Field, a professional cartographer, complains about people doing cartography without a cartographic education it includes a mention of OSM.
  • Brian Kilmartin published an interactive world map that summarizes the countries mentioned in the „Panama Papers“.

Upcoming Events

Buenos AiresFOSS4G Argentina05/04/2016-09/04/2016argentina
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BerlinMissing Maps Berlin10/04/2016germany
LyonRencontre mensuelle mappeurs12/04/2016france
MünchenStammtisch München12/04/2016germany
StuttgartOpenstreetmap Einführung der FOSS@HFT13/04/2016germany
ColoradoHumanitarian Mapathon Front Range Community College, Longmont13/04/2016us
LeobenStammtisch Obersteiermark14/04/2016austria
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MoscowSchemo.hack 03 Hack Weekend16/04/2016-17/04/2016russia
New JerseyNational Park Week Mapping Party Sandy Hook17/04/2016us
Cluj-NapocaCluj Mapping Party17/04/2016romania
NottinghamNottingham19/04/2016united kingdom
ColoradoGIS in Higher Ed. Humanitarian Mapathon Nighthawk Brewery, Broomfield21/04/2016us
NewcastleFoMSF Missing Maps Mapathon21/04/2016united kingdom
SantiagoInternational Space Apps Challenge22/04/2016-24/04/2016chile
SeattleMissing Maps Mapathon23/04/2016us
SaltaCharla OSM en Flisol23/04/2016argentina
Buenos AiresTaller de mapeo OSM en Flisol23/04/2016argentina
BogotáMapping party – Bogota: Usaquén07/05/2016colombia
MilanoState of the Map Italy 201620/05/2016-22/05/2016italy
Clermont-FerrandState of the Map France 201620/05/2016-22/05/2016france
BrnoState of the Map CZ+SK 201621/05/2016czech republic
SalzburgFOSSGIS 201604/07/2016-06/07/2016austria
SalzburgAGIT 201606/07/2016-08/07/2016austria
SeattleState of The Map US 201623/07/2016-25/07/2016united states
TokyoState of The Map Japan 201606/08/2016japan
Bonn“‘FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint“‘20/08/2016-22/08/2016germany
Bonn“‘Workshops at FOSS4G 2016“‘22/08/2016-23/08/2016germany
DerbyDerby23/08/2016united kingdom
Bonn“‘FOSS4G 2016“‘24/08/2016-26/08/2016germany
Bonn“‘FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint Part II“‘27/08/2016-28/08/2016germany
BrusselsState of the Map 201623/09/2016-26/09/2016belgium

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