(English) weeklyOSM 323

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This year’s participants @ SotM 2016 in Brussels 1 | Picture by Tatiana van Campenhout CC-BY-SA 4.0

SotM 2016

  • During State of the Map in Brussels the 2016 funding drive was started, which shall finance the current cost of the OSMF. This is (not only) including the purchase and operation of the OSM servers. The funding goal is 70,000 Euro.
  • The videos from State of the Map 2016 are available online as full event streams. It will be split by talk shortly.
  • [1] At SotM the winner of the OSM awards were published (number of votes and given votes in brackets): Roland Olbricht (213/665), Lukas Martinelli and Manuel Roth (160/500), WeeklyOSM-Team (377/584), Martin Ždila (186/554), Pascal Neis (306/605), Frederik Ramm (186/576). More detailed results are on the voting platform, and there is a OSMF-Blog post.
  • You can find some pictures from the SotM Brussels with the tag sotm2016 on flickr.
  • At this year’s SotM there had been many wearers of a craftmapper t-shirt. The shirt was distributed at the conference as a reply to Michal Migurskis’s blog post (as reported here earlier). Which created some speculation on twitter.
  • Gregory Marler shares his experience of being a Code of Conduct volunteer at the SoTM Brussels.


  • BushmanK thinks that the RFC status of proposals is not always respected and are not allowed to pass into the voting phase without processing all comments and questions.
  • On the Tagging mailing list, the tag for cenotaph is being discussed. It seems like none of these memorials had been added to OSM.
  • Warin has discovered an eight year old draft of a proposal to tag floodplains (natural=floodplain).
  • Abhishek of the Mapbox data team reports in his user diary about their work to improve the positional accuracy of the road network in Taiwan. (we reported earlier)


  • Bryan Housel suggests in the Github repository of OpenStreetMap to introduce a code of conduct. In Bryan’s simultaneously added pull request there is a discussion about who would be the correct person to address for complaints.
  • About 100 students of the 4th grade of Santa Maria high school of Portugalete mapped the problematic points for people with reduced mobility and suggested more accessible routes so they can reach destinations, which are critical for them. Mapping Portugalete according to the report of this blog (automatic translation) is one of the many actions that were developed since 2014 by the program Ciudades Amigables (Friendly Cities).
  • Yahoo Finance reported, that Telenav on September 22 announced the availability of Open Street View, a free open – source platform, designed to accelerate the development of OSM. The platform includes free iOS and Android apps.
  • Pascal Neis experiments with a presentation of active mappers on a map.
  • Ben Discoe (in possibly the most polite « rant » ever written) commented on Michal Migurskis blogpost « OSM at Crossroads » (which was mentioned in weeklyOSM previously). The issue that he raises is somewhat different however – money!
  • Pratik Yadav asks for the reason to choose a particular username for OpenStreetMap. First answers can be found in the comments.


  • Spencer Gardner tries to find out how the lanes=* tag of oneway streets got « caculated » for streets in Massachusetts during the MassGIS Road Import.
  • The highway milestones became OpenData in France. The community discusses the tags, especially the value for the ref-tag
  • Dewi Sulistioningrum, an member of HOT, is interested in importing « infrastructure » (schools, mosques, hospitals etc.) and boundaries in a part of Indonesia.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The Swiss OpenStreetMap Association is now a recognized local chapter (regional office) of OSMF. More local chapters exist in Italy and Iceland.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Biondi Sima of HOT Indonesia reported about three ways to DRR in Indonesia.
  • The project Healthsites.io that collects medical care centers for humanitarian purposes is now in a ß-status.
  • HOT reports about a week-long pre-assessment trip in Karamoja, Uganda.


  • The OpenCycleMap now supports cycleway: right = track / lane and cycleway: left = track / lane.
  • The Open Transport Net project with 14 European partners involved, opens and visualizes transport data in Europe. The city of Pilsen (Czech republic) visualized the traffic flow before and when major public works were taking place in the center of the city. The Pilsener citizens can see on the web which traffic issues they can expect.
  • Sven Geggus has deployed (Deutsch) (automatic translation) the new German map style, a fork of OSM Carto with German/transliterated labels and « German » road colours, on openstreetmap.de.
  • Yvecai has created a new base layer for OpenSnowMap, which allows good contrast and good visibility for the display of ski slopes.

Open Data


  • Urbica has developed Galton an OSM-data and OSRM-engine based router that shows the areas for any point that can be reached in a fixed time. The source code is on Github. On her blog, the project is described more details.


  • On AWS there’s a new public and free digital elevation model which was created with Mapzen’s help out of different free data sources.
  • Tim Teulings reports about his work on libosmscout during the SommerCamp in Essen.
  • Lukas Martinelli searches for supporters on Kickstarter.com to develop a free style editor for JSON Styles for MapboxGL. The funding target was 4000 CHF and was reached during the SotM weekend.


Software Version Release date Comment
Mapbox GL JS v0.24.0 2016-09-19 Eleven new features & improvements, ten bugs fixed.
OsmAnd for iOS * 1.2.5 2016-09-19 Bugs fixed.
Geobuf 3.0.0 2016-09-20 One important breaking change and one bug fixed.
OsmAnd for Android * 2.4 2016-09-21 No actual info.
OsmAnd+ for Android * 2.4.6 2016-09-21 Car audio system integration, better routing, bugfixes.
Vespucci 0.9.8 2016-09-21 Many changes and improvements, please read relase info.
Mapillary Android * 2.40 2016-09-23 Login and signup with OpenStreetMap and Google, fixes for more stable browsing.
QGIS 2.16.3 2016-09-23 No infos
Gnome Maps 3.22.0 2016-09-24 Added, updated or fixed translations: Persian, Italian, Scottish Gaelic and Ukrainian.
Maperitive * 2.4.0 2016-09-25 No Info
Komoot Android * var 2016-09-26 No info
Mapillary iOS * 4.4.14 2016-09-26 Login and signup with OpenStreetMap and Google, preserving EXIF tags.
Maps.me Android * var 2016-09-26 GPS error fixed, new map data.
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 2.44.0 2016-09-26 Please read info.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist.

(*) unfree software. See freesoftware.

Did you know …

  • … the Taginfo report that indicates which tags are used a lot but do not have a wiki page to describe them?
  • VROOM (Vehicle Routing Optimization Open-source Machine)? jcoupey provides an extension for OSMBC.
  • … the ‘Binary Bandits’ are stealing house numbers in Philadelphia, USA? Mysterious thieves steal the zeros and ones of the house numbers in Philadelphia. What drives the ‘Binary Bandits? And what does that mean for OSM? 😉

Other “geo” things

  • Holger Sparr of MacLife lists the best map apps for iPhone/iPad and explains their merits.
  • The web-enabled vehicles from Audi, BMW and Daimler probably will soon be a data supplier for Here.
  • The Spanish magazine NOSOLOSIG reported (Spanish) (automatic translation) in its latest edition that the « Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia (IPGH) » commissioned a study on the quality of geodata in Latin-America.
  • Google explains how to create a custom map style for their vector tiles and therefore tries once more to close the gap with OpenStreetMap.

Upcoming Events

Wo Was Wann Land
Tampere OSM kahvit Tampere 29.09.2016 finland
Espoo OSM kahvit Espoo 29.09.2016 finland
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark 29.09.2016 austria
Stazzema Mapping Party Sentiero Alta Versilia: serata introduttiva al Mapping Party del 2 Ottobre 30.09.2016 italy
Düsseldorf Stammtisch 30.09.2016 germany
Sarapiquí https://fundecor.org: Mapatón v3 UNA Sede Río Frío Distrito Horquetas de Sarapiquí, Heredia 30.09.2016 costa rica
Genova Mappalonga Mapathon 01.10.2016 italy
Saint-Herblain Cartopartie 01.10.2016 france
Kyoto 京都オープンデータソン2016 vol.2(吉田神社) with 第1回諸国・浪漫マッピングパーティ 01.10.2016 japan
Trento Mapping party Pieve Tesino 01.10.2016-02.10.2016 italy
Metro Manila State of the Map Asia 2016 01.10.2016-02.10.2016 philippines
Stazzema 2016 Mapping party del sentiero Alta Versilia: escursione e raccolta dati 02.10.2016 italy
Rennes Découverte d’OpenStreetMap pour l’humanitaire 02.10.2016 france
Taipei Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space 03.10.2016 taiwan
Rostock OSM Stammtisch Rostock 04.10.2016 germany
Paris Mapathon Missing Maps Paris 04.10.2016 france
Falmouth Missing Maps by ClearMapping (https://twitter.com/clearmappingco/status/780704843786817536) 04.10.2016 united kingdom
Roma Geobirra Roma 04.10.2016 Italia
Stuttgart Stammtisch 05.10.2016 germany
Vienna 57. Wiener Stammtisch 06.10.2016 austria
Dresden Stammtisch 07.10.2016 germany
Dresden Elbe-Labe-Meeting 08.10.2016-09.10.2016 germany
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs 11.10.2016 france
Landshut Landshut Stammtisch 11.10.2016 germany
Munich Stammtisch München 11.10.2016 germany
Berlin 100. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 14.10.2016 germany
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第1回 哲学堂公園 15.10.2016 japan
Berlin Hack Weekend 15.10.2016-16.10.2016 germany
Favara Mapping party dei vicoli, cortili, scalinate, archi e orti del centro antico di Favara, Organizzato dalla Molitec, Farm Cultural Park e Tivissima 16.10.2016 italy
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 18.10.2016 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 18.10.2016 germany
Nottingham Nottingham 18.10.2016 united kingdom
Scotland Edinburgh 18.10.2016 united kingdom

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One Reply to “(English) weeklyOSM 323”

  1. While showing OSM to a friend today, she asked, « so where exactly is this ‘community’? » And the best I could think of was pointing her to the weekly. Thanks for all your hard work putting this out. Really wish it was more easily discoverable from osm.org