- Marjan from TomTom informs of a project they have planned in the Dominican Republic. They compared their data with the data in OSM and opened a MapRoulette Challenge to check the missing roads.
- A Taiwan mapper 琉璃百合, mentioned > the traffic light labeling issue in the Talk-cn mailing list. She believes that Chinese mapper abuse the way of marking traffic lights at road intersections, and gave some proper examples.
- Just like in real life. DeBigC had set targets for 2021, which he reviewed at the end of the year, not without setting his OSM targets for 2022. His summary is provided with interesting links. But see for yourself 😉
- User Bxl-forever made the first 2022 changeset according to OSMCha.
- Martin Wieland from the unsurv project has set himself the task of compiling a database of already installed video cameras that is as up-to-date as possible. Tools for the largely automatic mapping of such electronic eyes are to help with this.
- Jeremy G describes in his OSM Diary the process of creating itinary relation describe the „industrial pathway walk” à l’Argentière-La Bessée, France.
- Johnwhelan detected a lot of mistakes after some completed task manager task without an appropiate validation and made some recomendations on how to clean up after a task manager task.
- The proposal
amenity=small_vehicle_parking, to tag parking locations of any kind of small road vehicle, apart from bicycles, is waiting for your comment.Voting is open for
defensive_works=*, to tag military constructions or buildings designed for the defence of territories in warfare, is open until 18 JAN 2022.
- 48 contributors mapped every single day in 2021. Interested in more statistics? Just have a look at OSMStats by Pascal Neis.
- AndreyGeograf writes > about his experience with micro and nano mapping.
- JanetChapman reports on her experience with 6 years of „Crowd2Map”.
- OpenStreetMap Belgium’s Mapper of the Month for January is Koos Krijnders from The Netherlands.
- As a response to an article titled Should you fix errors and contribute to Google Maps for free? Cj Malone wrote an article providing insights about contributing open data to OpenStreetMap for free.
Local chapter news
- Cartographers from the Digne area in France wrote > about naming and tagging practices of pedestrian trails and multiple renderers outputs.
- Alex aka Supaplex030 continues to explore the boundaries of the level of detail that can be rendered based on OSM data with his public space map for Neukölln, Berlin. In his blogpost he shows many interesting details like cycleways, turn lanes and junctions and explains how the data is processed to allow this rendering. Once conclusion is, that a collaboration on pre-processed OSM data for streets would be a huge benefit.
- Reddit user burgerking_foot shared a map showing places named Å from Katapult-Magazin. Funnily enough, all of them are distributed in northern Europe.
- GraphHopper Maps for Android is currently a capacitor-wrapper for the navi branch of GraphHopper Maps, which provide directions and turn-by-turn navigation for car, bicycle, foot. There are many known limitations for the turn-by-turn navigation feature (as it happens in the browser).
- The software flatmap has been renamed to planetiler. Similar to tilemaker you can produce OSM based map files in Mapbox Vector Format (MVT).
- OpenMobilityIndicators has been extended to the whole France. The toolbox uses OpenStreetMap data to measure pedestrian accessibility in a given area.
- qeef writes about the 2nd year of life of „Divide and Map. Now.”, which has enabled a simultaneous mapathon of 200 mappers by dividing an area, for example.
- Regio-OSM.de provides a theoretical house number analysis about how many addresses are already mapped > in OpenStreetMap.
Other “geo” things
- Effective January 1st 2022, a total of 10 places have been granted > city status in Poland. As every year, changes have been implemented promptly by Polish mappers.
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