- New in our team for the Spanish version: Laura from Cuba and Luis from Ecuador. Bogus joined the team for the English language.
State of the Map US
- Videos of the presentations on the US SotM can be found on YouTube and are linked from the “program” page.
- RobJN reported about the US-SotM.
- At SotM US a selfie was taken from space. (terrestrial photo of the action).
- Christian Quest has created a design for a vector rendering stack.
- Mapillary has announced its fork of the iD editor, where you can display recognized road signs with an associated image in the editor. Here’s hoping it gets accepted and merged…
- Field Papers, a site for creating printouts that you can take for mapping has been resurrected.
- User Aury88 asks if it would be possible to integrate the editing tags for existing nodes directly on the main page.
- Jorge, one of the GSoC students, has presented the first results of his work (Mapillary plugin for JOSM) and is asking for feedback.
- Peter Dobratz asks if there is a way to obtain a list of all its changeset discussions. He is apparently not the first to ask this.
- The satellite images from Landsat will serve as a basic layer for the OpenAerialMap project (via).
- Minh Nguyen wrote a detailed contribution to the debate about multilingual name-tagging in OSM. He explains the differences between “translation, transliteration and transcription.” He also shows based on translations between Chinese and Vietnamese that an automated approach would be extremely difficult.
- Erica Hagen (a founder of Map Kibera) writes on medium.com a plea for strengthening local structures and less “armchair” mapping.
- The look of the OSM wiki on mobile devices has been improved.
- Arushi Vashist gives an outlook on their work in the 2nd week of the Outreachy program.
- Andrew Hain rewrote the languages bar in the wiki.
- OpenCageData published their profile for Brazil.
- Rory McCann wants to import place names in Ireland.
- The Operations Working Group of the OSM Foundation has launched a fund-raising for much needed new hardware. Half of the required sum has already been reached.
- A survey on the earthquake in Nepal and mapping for HOT.
- User “dekstop” deals with statistics about HOT and announces that he will publish his findings on a regular basis in the future.
- Approximately 70 percent of the contributors after the earthquake in Nepal are newbies, according to this analysis.
-  Unless you could opt for an OSM-style, then there is now the right map for you.
- Two years after the “Open Data Charter” was announced at a previous G8 summit in Lough Erne, Germany is still at the bottom of the class with regard to open data. (English).
- The World Bank Group, Conveyal, Mapbox and Mapzen founded OpenTraffic, an open platform for traffic data, which has a strong link to OpenStreetMap
- OpenStreetMap on an Apple Watch.
- Kosmtik an alternative to Mapbox Studio?
- House number improvments in mkgmap.
- Major update on OpenRouteService with heavy vehicles routing, accessibility analysis, new client and more
- CAD Mapper an online service to create DXF files (for use with e.g. AutoCAD) with data from OpenStreetMap.
- Tássia Camões Araújo has published instructions to work on an OpenAerialMap plugin for QGIS in her User Diary.
- Use gj2ascii to create maps in an “ASCII code” style.
- Erik Escoffier is working on an animated graphic scale component for Leaflet.
- Vincent Privat (one of the JOSM developers) proposes to blacklist some unsupported problematical JOSM plugins.
Did you know …
- … Dahala Khagrabari, the only third-order enclave in the world (an enclave of an enclave of an enclave!) may soon lose its status.
- … the Imagery Offset Database with map visualisation of all registered aerial shifts?
Other “geo” things
- A historical map of Paris is now integrated in iD of Open Historical Map. (via)
- The FixWikiMaps project has set itself the goal to find obsolete or visually unappealing maps in Wikipedia and improve them.
- The official map of the London Underground is, according to the Daily Express, not as good as the one in Wikipedia.