(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.


SoftwareVersionRelease dateComment
OpenStreetMap Carto Style3.2.02017-04-17Many changes, please read release info.
Naviki iOS *3.582017-04-18New cycling map, bug fixes.
Mapbox GL JSv0.362017-04-19One new feature, five bugs fixed and three development workflow improvements.
OsMo iOS1.62017-04-19Improved application stability. View group members, points of interest, tracks on OpenStreetMap.
Komoot Android *var2017-04-21No Infos.
OSRM Backend5.7.02017-04-21Many changes, please read release info.
QGIS2.18.72017-04-21No infos.
MapContrib1.7.92017-04-24Some smaller changes.
Mapillary Android *3.512017-04-24Auto break sequences after 600 photos, fix timestamp and upload issues.
Naviki Android *3.58.22017-04-24Added 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

Ouro PretoMapatona Estrada Real01/05/2017brazil
TorontoMappy Hour01/05/2017canada
LondonMissing Maps May Mapathon02/05/2017uk
RostockRostocker Treffen02/05/2017germany
StuttgartStuttgarter Stammtisch03/05/2017germany
GenevaMapathon Missing Maps Université de Genève03/05/2017Suisse
ParisMapathon Missing Maps Paris04/05/2017france
HelsinkiMonthly Missing Maps mapathon at Finnish Red Cross HQ04/05/2017finland
TaipeiOSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace08/05/2017taiwan
RomeWalk4Art II08/05/2017italy
LyonRencontre mensuelle libre09/05/2017france
NantesRencontres mensuelles09/05/2017france
Mumble CreekOpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting09/05/2017everywhere
LyonMapathon Missing Maps Lyon10/05/2017france
GrenobleMapathon Missing Maps Grenoble11/05/2017france
MunichMünchner Stammtisch10/05/2017germany
Berlin107. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch11/05/2017germany
Zurich83. OSM-Stammtisch11/05/2017switzerland
PragueWikimedia Prehackathon12/05/2017-14/05/2017czech republic
TiranaOSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania)13/05/2017-14/05/2017Albania
RennesRéunion mensuelle15/05/2017france
BonnBonner Stammtisch16/05/2017germany
LüneburgMappertreffen Lüneburg16/05/2017germany
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 201714/08/2017-19/08/2017united states
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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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 !