- Mapbox joined last weekend’s Rio mapathon to help map the city where this year’s Olympic Games will be held.
- In the OSM wiki, the voting for the « extended Kneipp water cure » tagging proposal has started.
- There’s a large discussion on the tagging mailing list about the different restrictions for learner drivers that exist in different countries (another new wiki proposal).
- Mapbox has developed a JOSM plugin to allow the tagging of turn lanes. It implements the current
turn:lanesscheme which was also used during the German Weekly task.
- Martin Koppenhoefer wonders whether the
amenity=nursing_hometagging is really deprecated (as someone has marked the wiki page) or if it still sometimes makes sense to use it.
- Mapbox Bengaluru conducted a satellite workshop which involved imagery processing using QGIS. The tutorials related to the workshop can be found here.
- JB has created a board game based on OSM, using French cathedrals (picture). He briefly describes the process and tools (QGIS) on the French mailing list. (automatic translation)
- Boris Gruschko has produced a video to visualize the creation and aging of nodes in OpenStreetMap. (via talk)
- On the 13th of July there will be a GraphHopper meetup in Berlin.
- The schedule of SotM 2016 Japan (August, 06) has been published. (automatic translation).
- On the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s blog there is a report about a mapping workshop which was held at the end of April in Uganda.
-  This very detailed map of Bexhill (UK) by Dr-Mx is available on github. It is a fork of the Spanish language upoi.org by Manuel Kaufmann aka humitos.
- Josh Cohan (Next City) describes a new « AccessMap Seattle » map, currently accessible as a beta version. Parts of Seattle are very hilly, and AccessMapSeattle shows that, and other barriers to accessability. The map is of course using OSM data.
- A new version of OpenRouteService has been released. Timothy Ellersiek describes it here in the University of Heidelberg’s GIScience News Blog.
- Caleb Pershan writes in SFist about some special « typographic » maps of American cities that have been created. All municipalities, roads, and water areas are exclusively represented in writing, and all are OSM based.
- The city of Bonn has made a CC0 dataset available containing the location, type and age of urban trees. The coordinate system does need a little conversion, but that is described here by Josef Schugt.
- The discussion on MAPS.ME continues:
- A diary entry by BushmanK with rebuttals.
- A thread on the Spanish mailing list – (automatic translation) that explains how to identify potentially problematic MAPS.ME edits.
- Three discussion threads on the Talk mailing list with varying levels of hyperbole:
- Kepta, who is working on lane tagging support for the iD editor, explains in several blog posts about the progress that he is making.
- The Routing API of GraphHopper has just received a bunch of new features.
- Mapzen was able to « prevent a new war » between Sweden and Denmark (due to their geocoder misclassifying Copenhagen as in Sweden).
|GraphHopper Routing Engine||0.7||2016-06-15||Java 7 support, new translations and many more|
|Mapbox GL JS||v0.20.1||2016-06-21||Bugfix|
|OpenStreetMap Carto Style||2.40||2016-06-21||No info|
|Osmose Backend||1.0-2016-06-23||2016-06-23||No info|
|OSM Buildings||3.0.0||2016-06-24||4 changes and 2 fixes|
|Cruiser for Android||1.4.8||2016-06-25||Multilingual vector maps|
|Cruiser for Desktop||1.2.7||2016-06-25||–|
|Locus Map Free||3.18.0||2016-06-27||New function added|
provided by the OSM Software Watchlist
Did you know …
- … the EmojiMap by Merten Peetz?
- … Le Portail IGN, a site for map comparisons? It’s similar to BBBike’s Map Compare, but has some different maps.
- …about the Mexican project Mapeaton. A Mexican pun on the words « mapathon » and « peaton (pedestrian) ». The project’s aim is to take pictures of problems related to infrastructure for pedestrians.
Other “geo” things
- GeaCron has published an interactive political world map which allows you to travel through the centuries. It’s a bit Eurocentric (I doubt much of the Americas and Asia were uninhabited 400 years ago) but it’s fun nonetheless.
- Fastcompany has published a lengthy article about Ed Parsons (chief geographer at Google). OpenStreetMap and some of the companies in OSM’s ecosystem get a mention too…
- Mapzen is hiring a « tiles engineer » in San Francisco or New York. Experience with OpenStreetmap is apparently a « bonus »!
- Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years (a visualisation by Metrocosm).
- Mumbai’s « Mid Day » newspaper contains an article about new cartographers visualising individuality in maps (based on volunteer-led mapping and OpenStreetMap data).
- Marco Viviani reports on Wikimania 2016. The Wikipedia Conference took place from June 22-28 in Esino Lario, Lecco, Italy. (automatic translation)
|Nantes||Missing Maps Nantes #1 @Médiagraph||30/06/2016|
|Bengaluru||OSM Hack Weekend in Mapbox||02/07/2016-03/07/2016|
|Shizuoka||OpenStreetMap??????? in ??? (Nihondaira)||02/07/2016|
|Roma||»’mAppiaM! »’ Mapping of Appia’s Monuments Appia Antica||09/07/2016-11/07/2016|
|Lyon||Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs||12/07/2016|
|Trentino||Presentation of a hiking map done using OpenStreetMap data, Storo||15/07/2016|
|Seattle||»’State of The Map US 2016 »’||23/07/2016-25/07/2016|
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