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PIC World Map in Dymaxion Projection 1 | Sérgio’s blog, the file to print, cut, fold glue and have fun

Mapping

Community

  • The Spanish community plans to send welcome messages to new mappers, mainly because of a few unfortunate incidents in the recent past. The beginner’s welcome tool from the Belgian community is being considered. Joost Schouppe presents in his email the text and process. Upshot: This is a very interesting tool for all communities worldwide.
  • [1] Smaprs writes about 2 possibilities to tinker a paper globe with OSM data using dymaxion projection. Sérgio said to weeklyOSM: „… tell me if you see if school kids (or university ones, or adults too) could do it. Would love to see pictures of World in Dymaxion in many scales and colours. We’re studying how to do some script for converting to a soccer ball shaped globe.“
  • Nathalie Sidibé writes a blog about the digital mapping business, Free & Geographic Information System, entitled “CartoCamp de Segou” which was during 3rd to 7th August 2016, in Segou, by OSM_ML in Mali.
  • Lately there have been lot of discussions about mapping quality in the OSM community. Now in the Spanish mailing list there is a complete thread (strap yourself in, there’s a lot to read) about what they call the user “entrollización” on OSM. (Spanisch) (automatic translation)
  • mtc writes a diary entry saying thanks for the good support by provided by the OSM Help Website.
  • A complete article about an OSM Workshop for high school students by the Ghandalf Association in Galicia, who have being giving talks since 2010 about the use of free software and open data. (Spanisch) (automatic translation)
  • RobJN wrote a summary of the progress of the UK Quarterly Project to improve mapping via comparison against government food hygiene rating data. It includes a number of calls for help. The links in the article are recommended for example FHRS/OSM comparison or top 10 districts for completeness and growth.
  • The Russian Forum has voted for new moderators (automatic translation). The results are presented as a table.

Imports

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The 10th Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation will be held online in the IRC chat room #osmf-gm on the IRC network irc.oftc.net, at 16:00 UTC on Saturday, 10 December 2016. The agenda can be viewed here: http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meetings/16
  • Frederik explains how the confidentiality of donors to OSMF currently works and asks whether this rule should be limited in the sense of transparency.
  • Janet Chapman suggests on the OSMF-talk mailing list, not only to feed newcomers with a single email, but a “welcome pack to new members with a bit more background information about the foundation, its working groups, how you can get more involved, etc..”. weeklyOSM says: “Damn good idea!”.

Events

  • The program of the SotM LatAM is published. SotM LatAM is happening on the 25th to 27th of November.

Humanitarian OSM

  • EchoScience Grenoble reported about a Missing Maps Mapathon that is going to be held on November 24th by MaptimeAlpes in Grenoble. (French) (automatic translation)
  • Pierre Béland wrote to the HOT mailing list about the situation in Haiti, saying that this major crisis is simply forgotten. Part of the problem is the poor quality of the initial response, due to “Hit and Run” mapathons. Pierre documented this problem in his earlier presentation, which he made with data from the earthquake in Nepal.

Maps

  • On github there is a discussion about switching from http to https for openstreetmap.org by default.
  • Romainbou, an OSM novice from Avignon, France writes about his first experiences with overpass-turbo.eu. He analyzes the use of the name “Boulevard” in Paris, Lyon and Marseille. (French) (automatic translation)

Software

  • Remster presents his new long distance bicycle route planner named Zikes and asks for feedback.
  • Bryan Housel is asking for support in testing and translation of iD v2.0.

Programming

  • Mapillary has released the v2 of its JavaScript viewer, which comes with faster photo loading and decreased amount of data downloaded.
  • Simple Opening Hours is a JavaScript class to parse opening hours and according to its author, it only supports the human readable parts of the opening hours syntax.
  • The size of the OSM-Database is now 6.1 TB. Tom Hughes has published a detailed list of index and table sizes.
  • User Zecke is asking for help on the Overpass mailing list. He would like to install a local Overpass instance. It looks like, that while solving his issue, the documentation has been updated.

Releases

Software Version Release date Comment
Locus Map Free * 3.20.1 2016-11-01 Bugfix release.
Cruiser for Android * 1.4.13 2016-11-03 Various improvements.
Cruiser for Desktop * 1.2.13 2016-11-03 Various improvements.
Mapillary iOS * 4.5.4 2016-11-03 Bugfix release.
OSRM Backend 5.4.2 2016-11-03 Bugfix release.
Mapillary Android * 3.0.5 2016-11-04 Bugfix release.
SQLite 3.15.1 2016-11-04 Three bugs fixes.
JOSM 11223 2016-11-06 Many improvements, see release info.
OsmAnd for Android * 2.4 2016-11-06 No actual info.
OsmAnd+ for Android * 2.4.7 2016-11-06 No info.
Tilemaker 1.4 2016-11-07 Please read release info.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist.

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • Laura Bliss of Citylab in New York reported on the campaign involving 2300 volunteers to catalogue more than 685,000 inner-city trees with many details within a year. These open data, which is valuable to all citizens, have been summarized and visualized on an interactive map.
  • Juc Cerovic wrote a guest post for Human Transit Blog differentiating good or bad urban bus maps.
  • Quartz Africa reports on about how projects such as Missing Maps can fill in the gaps on African maps using crowdsourcing, and make the results available to all OpenStreetMap users.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Berlin 101. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 11/10/2016 germany
Zurich Stammtisch Zürich 11/11/2016 switzerland
Mainz-Bischofsheim Mappingparty auf dem Rangierbahnhof 11/12/2016 germany
Ivry-sur-Seine Mapathon Missing Maps Ivry-Dianguirdé 11/12/2016 france
Ambérieu-en-Bugey Mapathon Missing Maps SSI 11/16/2016 france
Tatsuno 龍野城下町マッピングパーティ 11/12/2016-11/13/2016 japan
Dortmund Stammtisch 11/13/2016 germany
Osaka 365アースデイ大阪・2016コミュニティマッピングパーティー 11/13/2016 japan
Colorado MSU Mapathon for Mongolia Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver 11/14/2016 us
Colorado CSU Mapathon for Mongolia Colorado State University, Fort Collins 11/14/2016 us
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 11/15/2016 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen Lüneburg 11/15/2016 germany
Scotland Edinburgh 11/15/2016 united kingdom
Colorado Humanitarian Mapathon Front Range Community College, Longmont 11/15/2016 us
Porto Alegre O dia do SIG 11/16/2016 brazil
Ottawa OSM Founder Steve Coast 11/17/2016 canada
Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 11/17/2016 germany
Heidelberg OSM Geoweek Mapathon 11/17/2016 germany
Colorado Geoweek Mapathon Colorado State University, Fort Collins 11/17/2016 us
Essen Stammtisch 11/19/2016 germany
Kyoto 諸国・浪漫マッピングパーティー:第3回 松尾大社、地蔵院(Matsuo-taisha Shinto Shrine and Jizoin Buddhist temple) 11/19/2016 japan
Tokyo 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第2回 護国寺(Gokokuji Buddhist temple) 11/19/2016 japan
Derby Derby 11/22/2016 united kingdom
Karlsruhe Stammtisch 11/23/2016 germany
Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 11/24/2016 germany
Sao Paulo State of the Map Latam 2016 11/25/2016-11/27/2016 brazil

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