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mmds proof of concept

Completely marked street by mmd’s proof of concept 1 | © OpenStreetMap Contributors CC-BY-SA 2.0


  • Walter Nordmann analysed the extent of the improper tagging landuse=farm, which has to be changed. His NoFarm-Map helps to discover such areas.
  • Version 0.9.9 of Vespucci is now available! Simon Poole shares the news along with some details.
  • User Rogehm brings up (de) the discussion about the already mapped building=conservatory on the German forum. A OSM wikipage was created.
  • User dktue would like to map (de) rescue guides. An internationally recognized tag is still being discussed, since these can be called “MRCC”, deviant from the proposed “ECC”, or different.


  • In an interview to OpenCage Data, Vivien Deparday speaks about the state of OSM and its community in Sri Lanka – their current work and future plans.
  • Ruben Lopez made an app to report the flooded streets in different regions of Peru, based on the one for Chennai.
  • Taïs Grippa released a new statistic tool for mapathons and shows some examples of the last Belgian National Mapathon 2017.
  • On the Talk mailing list, the Engineering Working Group asked what would be the most important thing to change. There are many suggestions made.


  • Chetan Gowda shares updates about the San Francisco Building Height Import project. As they begin validation, he invites the community to join.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Simon Poole, head of the License Working Group of the OSMF, commented on our (fake) news of April 1st.
  • Frederik Ramm reported the status of the preparations of FOSSGIS to become a OSMF local chapter. Christoph Hormann brought some important points into the conversation.


  • You can give your inputs on which sessions you would like to see at State of The Map 2017 through the community survey.
  • The Costa Rican OSM community invites you to join them to map the bars in San José, as part of the Maperespeis activities. Beers not included 😉
  • Resistance GIS, an upcoming free mini-conference at Portland State University, aims to explore how GIS, open data and its visualizations can empower communities, social movements and civil resistance struggles.
  • Submit talk proposals and scholarship applications for the first ever State of the Map Africa at Uganda in July 2017.

Humanitarian OSM

  • In order to be prepared for disasters, HOT in Indonesia teaches authorities and non-profit associations how to map with JOSM. A pilot project for risk assessment of threats, weaknesses and capacities is to be established in the regions of Barru and Wajo (South Sulawesi). (automatic translation)
  • HOT calls for help to fight the malaria on the occasion of World Health Day on April 7th.



  • Mapzen presents a new, fast and accurate parser for address input.
  • User daniel-j-h writes about Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM) supporting bearing constraints and highlights their use-cases and effects on routing.


SoftwareVersionRelease dateComment
Osmium Tool1.6.12017-03-06Two changes and three fixes.
GpsMaster0.63.002017-04-06OpenCycleMap enhanced, OpenTopoMap added and more changes.
Komoot Android *var2017-04-07Route planning and search reworked.
Komoot iOS *9.0.12017-04-07Improvement of performance and further small changes.
Mapbox GL JSv0.35.02017-04-07Seven new features and 12 bugfixes.
Mapillary iOS *4.6.122017-04-07Changes for different cameras and a bug fixed.
QGIS2.18.62017-04-07No infos.
Mapillary Android *3.452017-04-08Don’t rotate the UX for left handed to fix the preview upside down problem.
Kurviger Free *10.0.192017-04-09Various improvements.
StreetComplete0.72017-04-09Fix of version 0.6 with the fixed changeset problem.
libosmium2.12.12017-04-10Many changes and bugfixes. Please read change log.
MapContrib1.7.32017-04-10Many changes since 1.6.1, please read release infos.
Maps.me Android *var2017-04-10Changes to the GUI, more hotels, beaches, parking, cameras and WLAN hotspots added.
Maps.me iOS *7.2.32017-04-10100,000 objects added. Incl. restaurants, shops and POI.
Locus Map Free *3.23.02017-10-04Many improvements, please read releaseinfo.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-04-10 15:08:55+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

OSM in the media

  • In a YouTube video, The Crowd & The Cloud discuss the need of up-to-date maps for disaster relief, highlighting the great importance of OSM.

Other “geo” things

  • The Indian government is trying to organize the agricultural assets of the country by better geotagging and mapping and would like to use the open data application Bhuvan.
  • US president Donald Trump’s planned wall in the Mexico border would cut ecosystems and lead to irreversible damage to the already endangered flora and fauna in the region. The Vox report uses OSM-based maps.

Upcoming Events

ManilaMapAm❤re #PhotoMapping San Juan, San Juan13/04/2017-16/04/2017philippines
Tokyo東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第7回 小石川後楽園15/04/2017japan
VicopisanoCollaborative mapping lab, Festa Dèi Camminanti 201715/04/2017italy
ManilaFEU YouthMappers Mapillary Workshop, Manila17/04/2017philippines
BonnBonner Stammtisch18/04/2017germany
ScotlandEdinburgh18/04/2017united kingdom
LüneburgMappertreffen Lüneburg18/04/2017germany
NottinghamNottingham Pub Meetup18/04/2017uk
MoscowSchemotechnika 0918/04/2017russia
PortlandPortland Mappy Hour19/04/2017united states
Osakaもくもくマッピング! #0519/04/2017japan
Colorado SpringsHumanitarian Mapathon Colorado State University, Fort Collins19/04/2017us
AugsburgAugsburger Stammtisch20/04/2017germany
LeobenStammtisch Obersteiermark20/04/2017austria
ZaragozaMapeado Colaborativo21/04/2017spain
MisionesCharla Mapas Libres en FLISoL, Posadas22/04/2017argentina
BremenBremer Mappertreffen24/04/2017germany
GrazStammtisch Graz24/04/2017austria
Kinmen Shang Yi AirportDo mapping Kinmen by youself24/04/2017-25/04/2017taiwan
ZaragozaMapatón Humanitario – Mapeado Colaborativo y Dpto. Geografía de la Universidad de Zaragoza25/04/2017spain
DusseldorfStammtisch Düsseldorf26/04/2017germany
LeuvenFirst Leuven Monthly OSM Meetup/Missing Maps26/04/2017belgium
AntwerpMissing Maps at IPIS26/04/2017belgium
LübeckLübecker Mappertreffen27/04/2017germany
UrspringStammtisch Ulmer Alb27/04/2017germany
VancouverVancouver mappy hour28/04/2017canada
Ouro PretoMapatona Estrada Real29/04/2017-01/05/2017brazil
AvignonState of the Map France 201702/06/2017-04/06/2017france
KampalaState of the Map Africa 201708/07/2017-10/07/2017uganda
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée)FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes18/07/2017-22/07/2017france
CuritibaFOSS4G+State of the Map Brasil 201727/07/2017-29/07/2017brazil
BostonFOSS4G 201714/08/2017-19/08/2017USA
Aizu-wakamatsu ShiState of the Map 201718/08/2017-20/08/2017japan
BoulderState of the Map U.S. 201719/10/2017-22/10/2017united states
Buenos AiresFOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 201723/10/2017-28/10/2017argentina
LimaState of the Map LatAm 201729/11/2017-02/12/2017perú

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