(English) weeklyOSM 353

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Beispiele des neuen OpenTopoMap-Stils

Screen shot examples of the new OpenTopoMap style for Garmin devices 1 | © Wolfram Schneider, OpenStreetMap contributors CC-BY-SA 2.0


  • Marc Gemis (Escada) explains the workflow he follows when he surveys an area to map on OpenStreetMap.
  • Christoph Hormann provides new satellite images for mapping on his website imagico.de. The pictures show the North Sea in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, the Petschorasee coast in the North of Russia, part of the Arctic coastline and islands in the North Atlantic.
  • Michael Tsang asks for votes for his proposal bus_bay=left/right/both. Michael also extends the voting for through_service and asks for increased participation.
  • A discussion about how to map a mill channel/trench started both in the German forum (de) (automatic translation) and the Tagging mailing list at about the same time. waterway=leat is called the water providing alternative for the existing tags waterway=ditch, drain and canalis proposed. The German forum prefers waterway=ditch, so far.
  • surface=cobblestone was discussed on the German forum (de) (automatic translation), after wiki fiddling changed the original intent of the tag over the years. Do we all have to start retagging what we know colloquially as cobblestone to surface=sett? Or do we make the definitions in the wiki the way they started out?
  • Élisée Reclus (@reclus23) tweets that “In #Ruhrgebiet the cycle path signposts in #OpenStreetMap soon have (de) (automatic translation) to be changed / supplemented”. He also points out that new signposts might also be rescue points tagged highway=emergency_access_point or emergency=access_point.


  • Whoever currently scrapes the JOSM server is kindly, but urgently asked to stop it.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • On the recent OSMF Board meeting on 18th April a possible directive was discussed on how to deal with commercially organized edits in a largely non-public item of the agenda. This led to a turmoil prior to the meeting. A theme in the public part was also a possible change of the e-mail provider for osmfoundation.org (Gmail) to a self hosted solution.
  • “OSMUK Chapter has opened a dialogue at senior level with Highways England about access to their data and they have indicated they are open to releasing data to us”, says Brian Prangle at Talk-GB. He lists a number of features to add to the initial request of data. Your comments are welcome.


Humanitarian OSM

  • OpenGovAsia reported in detail and clearly about the HOT activities and disaster management in Indonesia. The “pioneer work” by HOT even in very remote areas is highlighted in particular.
  • HOT reports on the projects being supported by the “Microgrants Program 2017”.


  • On the Talk mailing list, you can read a discussion about how the important landmarks of cell towers are perceived differently and only pylons are rendered by the map style openstreetmap-carto.
  • [1] BBBike extract service now also delivers maps with the OpenTopoMap style for Garmin devices.


  • The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar uses OSM data on its website (automatic translation) since the end of March. So far, start and destination maps, and line trajectories are available. They are already working (de) on an interactive map.(automatic translation)


  • Bryan Housel requests your help to translate the next version of iD. He also gives some details on the upcoming 2.2 release.


  • Mapbox released their Node.js binding for or-tools as open source. Although the code is thought to use the Mapbox APIs, first users confirmed that it also works directly with OSRM and OpenStreetMap data.
  • R0bst3r thought about how to use OpenStreetMap in his car. He found (automatic translation) a simple way to mirror the smartphone display on his Mazda radio. User michalfabik refers to a discussion on the same topic on reddit.


Software Version Release date Comment
OpenStreetMap Carto Style 3.2.0 2017-04-17 Many changes, please read release info.
Naviki iOS * 3.58 2017-04-18 New cycling map, bug fixes.
Mapbox GL JS v0.36 2017-04-19 One new feature, five bugs fixed and three development workflow improvements.
OsMo iOS 1.6 2017-04-19 Improved application stability. View group members, points of interest, tracks on OpenStreetMap.
Komoot Android * var 2017-04-21 No Infos.
OSRM Backend 5.7.0 2017-04-21 Many changes, please read release info.
QGIS 2.18.7 2017-04-21 No infos.
MapContrib 1.7.9 2017-04-24 Some smaller changes.
Mapillary Android * 3.51 2017-04-24 Auto break sequences after 600 photos, fix timestamp and upload issues.
Naviki Android * 3.58.2 2017-04-24 Added language instructions for additional languages.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-04-24 16:37:53+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

  • … the livemap24? It shows public transport vehicles, either where they should be based on GTFS timetables, or where they actually are if the public transport operator provides an API with live positions.

OSM in the media

  • The French newspaper “Le Monde” reports (automatic translation) about the Jungle Bus (automatic translation) project whose aim is to build tools to ease contributions and use for public transport data on OSM. The app has been previously mentioned as Bus Contributor.

Other “geo” things

  • Mapzen expands the Who’s On First Neighbourhoods post, presenting the work-flow, sources and a status report.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Ouro Preto Mapatona Estrada Real 01/05/2017 brazil
Toronto Mappy Hour 01/05/2017 canada
London Missing Maps May Mapathon 02/05/2017 uk
Rostock Rostocker Treffen 02/05/2017 germany
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 03/05/2017 germany
Geneva Mapathon Missing Maps Université de Genève 03/05/2017 Suisse
Paris Mapathon Missing Maps Paris 04/05/2017 france
Helsinki Monthly Missing Maps mapathon at Finnish Red Cross HQ 04/05/2017 finland
Dresden Stammtisch 04/05/2017 germany
Passau Mappertreffen 08/05/2017 germany
Taipei OSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace 08/05/2017 taiwan
Rome Walk4Art II 08/05/2017 italy
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle libre 09/05/2017 france
Nantes Rencontres mensuelles 09/05/2017 france
Mumble Creek OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 09/05/2017 everywhere
Lyon Mapathon Missing Maps Lyon 10/05/2017 france
Grenoble Mapathon Missing Maps Grenoble 11/05/2017 france
Munich Münchner Stammtisch 10/05/2017 germany
Berlin 107. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 11/05/2017 germany
Zurich 83. OSM-Stammtisch 11/05/2017 switzerland
Prague Wikimedia Prehackathon 12/05/2017-14/05/2017 czech republic
Tirana OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) 13/05/2017-14/05/2017 Albania
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 15/05/2017 france
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 16/05/2017 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 16/05/2017 germany
Avignon State of the Map France 2017 02/06/2017-04/06/2017 france
Salzburg AGIT2017 05/07/2017-07/07/2017 austria
Kampala State of the Map Africa 2017 08/07/2017-10/07/2017 uganda
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée) FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes 18/07/2017-22/07/2017 france
Curitiba FOSS4G+State of the Map Brasil 2017 27/07/2017-29/07/2017 brazil
Boston FOSS4G 2017 14/08/2017-19/08/2017 united states
Aizu-wakamatsu Shi State of the Map 2017 18/08/2017-20/08/2017 japan
Boulder State of the Map U.S. 2017 19/10/2017-22/10/2017 united states
Buenos Aires FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017 23/10/2017-28/10/2017 argentina
Lima State of the Map LatAm 2017 29/11/2017-02/12/2017 perú

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, Rogehm, SeleneYang, Spec80, SrrReal, YoViajo, derFred, jinalfoflia.

One Reply to “(English) weeklyOSM 353”

  1. A Lamine Ndiaye, Nakaner, Peda, Rogehm, Spec80, derFred, jcoupey, roptat, et autres traducteurs :
    Grand merci pour ces informations et leur traduction en français !