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Tis early practice only makes the master mapper. [1] © EducOSM.xyz 2019 — | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Breaking news

  • EOX IT Services has published the 2021 update of their cloudless images version of the ESA’s Sentinel-2 Earth observation satellites programme (10 m resolution) data last week. These images are particularly useful for observing changes in land cover. The EOX cloudless Sentinel-2 images (2018 to 2021) are available in JOSM and need to be activated from the Imagery → Imagery preferences menu and can be used to update OpenStreetMap.For more details about developments from this project, see the EOX blogpost.

Mapping campaigns

  • Dcapillae presented (es) > en, in his diary, a map of the rubbish and recycling bins in the municipality of Málaga, now present in OSM thanks to a recent import.
  • Martijn van Exel wrote, in his blog, about Microsoft’s machine-generated dataset of building footprints for the United States, created some years ago, and the benefits and problems related to making use of it.


  • bgo_eiu gave their thoughts on mapping bus stops shared between overlapping operators’ networks, resulting in multiple signs and references.
  • Requests have been made for comments on the following proposals:
    • isced:2011:level=* a second version of a key for tagging the 2011 International Standard Classification of Education scale.
    • place=* tagging for Japan.
  • Voting on the US county, city and local highway networks tagging proposal is open until Wednesday 8 June.


  • Martijn van Exel is asking for ideas, on Twitter, to make OSM more helpful for people and is getting a lot of feedback.
  • Late last month, the Africa GeoConvo Podcast sat down with Tommy Charles, of OSM Sierra Leone, to talk about how YouthMappers is encouraging the next generation of mappers.
  • The OpenStreetMap Taiwan Community (OSMTW) is pleased to announce that it has secured an alliance grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, which has been used to purchase two Insta360 One X2 cameras with accessories, and to support related workshops scheduled from March 2022 until February 2023. OSMTW is dedicated to organising at least six street-view expeditions and six edit workshops.

Local chapter news

  • OpenStreetMap US Trails Working Group members are thoroughly tagging trails in three different areas of Washington State. The richer tagging in these areas will allow navigational app developers to test out improved map rendering showing different types of trails and paths.


  • [1] OpenSchoolMaps.ch has created (de) > en this particularly descriptive guide for students and other interested parties on how to map the environment themselves.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Paul Uithol, Jessica Pechmann, Ivan Gayton and Shazmane Mandjee Rehamtula shared HOT and the wider humanitarian community thinking about ethical and practical considerations of mapping in conflict areas.


  • OSM Live Changes is a fully turnable globe displaying changesets as red dots.
  • Robhubi described (de) > en how he optimises the map layout for city trips.


  • OpenSnowMap has moved its API from Osmosis to Osm2pgsql, resulting in a major performance improvement in the request response delay.
  • Christoph Hormann shared an update on his insights and reflections about the OpenStreetMap Carto Project.


  • OsmAnd 4.2 has been released for iOS. It comes with a new map style, improved track management, categorised public transport routes, and displays running routes (OSM tags route=fitness_trail and route=running).

Did you know …

  • the Latest Changes tool? It displays the most recent changes in your region, allowing better data reviews.
  • StreetFerret? It encourages you to explore your city through running. It uses OpenStreetMap data to analyse how many streets of your city you have completed.

Other “geo” things

  • Microsoft has released a new update of Planetary Computer with many new datasets, API enhancements, and updates to libraries.
  • Approximator explained (uk) > de how to create a time-lapse video using Mapillary photos.
  • Florian Lohoff showed how he attached a camera to an electric scooter to record street-level imagery for Mapillary.
  • In the age of the Internet and GPS, Jean-Louis Rheault, a cartographer-illustrator in Montréal, continues to practise (fr) > en the same way he has for the past 40 years with cartography as an art form. Cartography-illustration dates back to antiquity and continues to this day with illustrations on maps based on the same idea: ‘to orient and make people want to visit a place by highlighting its attractions’.
  • Two young ladies, from Bulgaria, followed (de) > en their navigation app on an electric kick scooter trip and ended up on an Autobahn near Munich.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
IJmuiden OSM Nederland bijeenkomst (online) osmcalpic 2022-05-28 flag
Santiago 3a reunión bimestral de OSM Latam osmcalpic 2022-05-28 flag
佐賀市 みんなで街なかのデジタル地図をつくろう! osmcalpic 2022-05-28 flag
Unique Mappers May Mapathon : Let’s Map Aguata LGA for Social Good osmcalpic 2022-05-28
Kasaragod MapYourPlace osmcalpic 2022-05-28 — 2022-05-31 flag
Town of Victoria Park Social Mapping Sunday: East Vic Park osmcalpic 2022-05-29 flag
Bari OpenStreetMap in Puglia osmcalpic 2022-06-01 flag
Anderlecht Notes Mapathon & Meetup osmcalpic 2022-06-01 flag
OSM Africa June Mapathon: Map Lesotho osmcalpic 2022-06-03
Maseru #MapLesotho Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-06-03 — 2022-07-03 ls
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic 2022-06-06
City of Westminster Missing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-06-07 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-06-08 flag
Berlin OSM-Verkehrswende #36 (Online) osmcalpic 2022-06-07 flag
Brno Brno Missing Maps mapathon osmcalpic 2022-06-08 flag
Salt Lake City OSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic 2022-06-09 flag
Großarl 5. Virtueller OpenStreetMap Stammtisch Österreich osmcalpic 2022-06-08 flag
München Münchner OSM-Treffen osmcalpic 2022-06-09 flag
Nantes State of the Map France 2022 osmcalpic 2022-06-10 — 2022-06-12 flag
Belém Mapatona de Ananindeua — Meninas da Geo osmcalpic 2022-06-10 flag
Brandenburg 168. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch osmcalpic 2022-06-10 flag
臺北市 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #41 osmcalpic 2022-06-13 flag
Washington MappingDC Mappy Hour osmcalpic 2022-06-15 flag

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Climate_Ben, Lejun, MatthiasMatthias, Nordpfeil, PierZen, Strubbl, TheSwavu, cafeconleche, derFred.