People on the German OSM users forum discuss whether a bunker below the city centre of Dortmund, which is partially secret and cannot be accessed, should be deleted. (automatic translation)
Aun Johnsen makes the argument that highway=road is an annoyance, why editors and presets should remove it, and why the wiki should warn about its use.
The Swiss OSM Association has purchased aerial imagery of canton of Aargau as it happens every second year. Simon Poole asks at Talk-ch mailing list for donations to cover the expenses. (automatic translation)
Mapbox is looking for an English teacher to hire for their data team in Ayacucho, Peru. In return, he/she will learn how to map.
After a remark on the problems with addresses in Brussels by Sarah Hoffmann, Glenn Plas developed a tool to detect those problems, i.e. mismatch between addr:street and name due to the bilingual names of the streets
Walter (wambacher), is looking for a new server for the international project Boundaries Map FOSSGIS probably pays a rented server. He asked unsuccessfully for four months for donations. Restrictions per IP address and per user will be established.
The UK community ask for final comments on their proposed Articles of Association following review by pro bono lawyers.
Maning compared some cities in Asia with regard to their node count and made some observations in these graphs.
In 2014, the OSMF approved a program for people who have difficulty paying the annual membership fee, to allow them to be members for free, but this has never been implemented. If you are interested in helping to define the rules of this program, please contact the Membership Working Group
Sebastian Kürten introduces a new open source desktop viewer: Jeography is Java GIS toolkit with a focus on OpenStreetMap data. The main GUI is for browsing the map and performing some geo data related tasks.
Mapillary started to use semantic segmentation on its image dataset. This technology makes it possible to partition an image into different regions which get a label (e.g. road, sky, building, vehicle).
Pokemon Go players are using an overpass turbo link to collect information on where Pokemon creatures are likely to « spawn » locally. As reported previously there is some evidence Niantic may be using OSM data to decide on spawn points. (Originally from Reddit)
EE Times Automotivereported that navigation provider TomTom cooperates with graphics chip vendor NVIDIA to develop a third open cloud-based platform for autonomous driving.
Joost Schouppe explains how to use OSM data to improve government data.
This weekly was produced by Harry Wood, Laura Barroso, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, RobJN, Rogehm, SrrReal, TheFive, YoViajo, derFred, escada, jinalfoflia, mgehling, muramototomoya, sabas88, seumas, wambacher.