(English) weeklyOSM 357

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16/05/2017-22/05/2017

OpenAddress-Data in Europa

State of the OpenAddress data coverage in Europe 1 | © Michal Migurski © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap Contributors ODbL

Mapping

  • Dieterdreist wrote a proposal on aeroway=spaceport. The voting is open until May 30th.
  • Yo paseopor calls to use the traffic sign recognition of Mapillary in OSM as nodes to capture traffic signs.
  • On the tagging mailing list, Dave F wonders about the existence of toilets:wheelchair and wheelchair_toilet in the iD editor. After some discussion, he gets the information that a pre-selection for free texts information comes from Taginfo and thus can contain typos.

Community

  • User Hakuch published WikiRever, a tool that looks up who inserted or deleted a specific phrase from an OpenStreetMap Wiki page. He claims that it is easier to use than Wikiblame. (automatic translation)
  • The American Red Cross announces a job as “American Red Cross GIS Analyst” in Bogota, Colombia.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OSM France has applied for recognition as a regional representative of the OSM Foundation.

Events

  • The Dresden OSM-Community is planning an OSM Summer camp on a weekend in August or September and is seeking expressions of interest (DE) before booking the venue.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Geoffrey Kateregga writes in the HOT blog about the malaria elimination mapping campaign, in which youth mappers from five universities in Uganda mapped 800,000 buildings. The three most active users got a scholarship to the SotM Africa.
  • The Jakarta Post reported on the collaboration of several humanitarian organisations to support disability and the poor in Indonesia.
  • Rebecca Firth searches on the HOT mailing list for experienced mappers to validate tasks in the District of Salima, Malawi.
  • C J Hendrix of the Centre for Humanitarian Data reported on the new automatic OSM exports for the HDX (Humanitarian Data Exchange), which were created in cooperation with HOT.

Maps

  • Are you searching for geolocations of Wikipedia articles on the OSM map? Alex-7 created a web app.
  • Black is beautiful: A bug in the latest carto style caused waterways with intermittent=yes to be rendered in black instead of dashed blue. The issue has been solved.

switch2OSM

  • Via Staziun is a project of the SBB and the Foundation My Handicap with the aim “to facilitate orientation at train stations: with current photos and information from all Swiss railway stations, collected and shared by other travellers”. The pictures are available in Mapillary but all other information is not available under a free and open license.

Open Data

  • [1] Michal Migurski presents the OpenAdresses project on the Mapbox blog and garnishes it with some nice statistics.

Software

Programming

  • The Mapbox Mobile SDK can be enhanced by plugins.
  • Christoph Lingg asked whether there is an easier-to-use OSM data format other than PBF. He would prefer the data in GeoJSON. Jochen Topf explained in detail where the problems are and suggested his export-branch of osmium which can export to GeoJSON.

Releases

SoftwareVersionRelease dateComment
GeoServer2.11.12017-05-1937 bugfixes and some enhancements.
Traccar Client iOS4.22017-05-15Report by distance and angle.
Naviki iOS *3.592017-05-16Offline maps, Google login and some more bugs fixed.
Traccar Client Android4.32017-05-16No infos.
Kurviger Free *10.0.252017-05-17Address search and other improvements.
OpenMapTiles2.3.02017-05-17Minor bug fixes, tweaks and improvements.
Komoot Android *9.12017-05-18No infos.
MapContrib1.7.102017-05-19Display the localized version of the tag value in popup content.
Mapillary iOS *4.6.162017-05-19Fixed basemap bug that could result in empty map.
Maps.me Android *var2017-05-19No infos.
QGIS2.18.82017-05-19No infos.
StreetComplete0.112017-05-21New languages: Malayalam, Czech, Portuguese (PT)
Komoot iOS *9.1.12017-05-22Tour planning revised and simplified, indication of a fitness level for route selection.
OpenStreetMap Carto Style3.3.12017-05-22Bugfix release.
SQLite3.19.02017-05-2213 enhancements and six bugfixes.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-05-22 19:23:05+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

OSM in the media

  • João Pedro Leite blogs on GeekTime about the three map monopolists and why OpenStreetMap is a way out.

Other “geo” things

  • Andy Dearing explains why open source GIS software is so important and a driving factor, especially in the IoT (Internet of Things) environment.

Upcoming Events

WhereWhatWhenCountry
ManilaSan Juan City Mapa-thon by MapAm?re , San Juan29/05/2017philippines
Leuven2nd Leuven http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/asthma/ Monthly OSM Meetup31/05/2017belgium
DusseldorfStammtisch Düsseldorf31/05/2017germany
DresdenStammtisch01/06/2017germany
AvignonState of the Map France 201702/06/2017-04/06/2017france
LvivMap Solutions 201703/06/2017ukraine
TaipeiOSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace05/06/2017taiwan
TorontoMappy Hour05/06/2017canada
RostockRostocker Treffen06/06/2017germany
LondonMissing Maps London Mapathon, Royal Geographic Society06/06/2017uk
StuttgartStuttgarter Stammtisch07/06/2017germany
MontrealOSM monthly meetup at BANQ07/06/2017canada
Praha/Brno/OstravaKvartální pivo07/06/2017czech republic
MunichMünchner Stammtisch08/06/2017germany
Falkensee108. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch09/06/2017germany
RussiaTula Mapping Party, Tula10/06/2017-11/06/2017
Takatsuki?????#05????????????????????10/06/2017japan
PassauMappertreffen12/06/2017germany
NantesRencontres mensuelles13/06/2017france
LyonRencontre mensuelle libre13/06/2017france
SalzburgAGIT201705/07/2017-07/07/2017austria
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
BostonFOSS4G 201714/08/2017-19/08/2017united states
Aizu-wakamatsu ShiState of the Map 201718/08/2017-20/08/2017japan
PatanState of the Map Asia 201723/09/2017-24/09/2017nepal
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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