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The recent corporate members: „Supporter“ and “Bronze“ level 1


  • The note # one million was created in Hong Kong.
  • You can vote for the newly proposed tag name:language = ISO code until June 6th.
  • Santamariense proposes a new tag for livestock dips. They consist of rural structures where livestock go through to eliminate parasites, and are useful landmarks for orientation in otherwise uniform landscapes.
  • User nammala writes about some interesting cases of inconsistent and detailed mapping activity in OpenStreetMap.
  • Maning Sambale informs about a crucial milestone: finally emojis can be used in name tags 😎


  • Mapillary would like to fill some gaps in Berlin, Germany, and therefore starts «Complete the Map Challenge — Berlin“.
  • Julio May has carried out a two-day mapping workshop in the Dominican Republic for the FUNDECOR.
  • The Belgian community voted Marek Kleciak as Mapper of the Month for May 2017. He has been (and still is) a pioneer in the field of 3D mapping, in the area:highway tagging (which was further expanded) and is strongly engaged in Nepal.
  • This discussion on osm-dev mailing list compares several ways of printing a large area on PDF.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OSM blog published the list of current corporate members. We thank them here as well for their support! We welcome further organisations to check the Corporate members tiers and contact the Foundation for further enquiries.
  • The monthly CWG meeting took place on May 26th.


  • From the June 2nd to the 4th, the SotM France (State of the Map France) takes place in Avignon. In addition, «OSM kids“ event have occurred in several schools from May 30th to June 1st.
  • This year SotM France has a very nice additional program for students (FR) (automatic translation) All the information can be found in the wiki (FR) (automatic translation).
  • SotM 2017 has published the list of talks and workshops; a detailed program is coming soon. Did you get your early bird ticket already?

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT considers developing a new tool for organized field mapping.
  • HOT calls for urgent help on the current priority mapping tasks for the OSM response to the Ebola outbreak: validation for project #10 and #13, and mapping in project #9
  • In the HOT mailing list, there is a debate on how meaningful is the tagging of buildings by a node only and the think about to display such nodes in the HOT map style.


  • Stefan Keller shows all important medieval festivals in Switzerland on a map.
  • OpenAndroMaps now provides multilingual maps.
  • Viktor Garske announced the project WinilooC to find public toilets.
  • Sven Geggus asked on the implications of the OSM Carto 4.0 changes for the German-derived style.

Open Data

  • Apple provides building footprints and heights under ODbL for France and Denmark


  • Dana Sulit writes in the Mapbox blog about carto-cam. This tool can help designers to evaluate custom styles.
  • OSRM (see also release table) has added the multi-level Dijkstra (MLD) routing algorithm in addition to contraction hierarchies (CH). This allows e.g. a fast and flexible change of edge weights or multiple parallel profiles.


SoftwareVersionRelease dateComment
Kurviger Free *10.0.262017-05-17Various improvements.
OpenStreetMap Carto Style4.0.02017-05-22No infos.
Mapzen Lost3.0.02017-05-25Many changes, please read release info.
PyOsmium2.12.32017-05-25One new feature and two bugfixes.
SQLite3.19.22017-05-25Bugfix release.
Maps.me iOS *7.3.42017-05-26Bugfix release.
QGIS2.18.92017-05-26No infos.
Overpass-Turbo2017-05-282017-05-28Many changes during the last days, please read release infos.
JOSM122752017-05-29Minor enhancements.
Komoot Android *var2017-05-29No infos.
Maps.me Android *var2017-05-29Compacter map data, new map style for driving, transliteration into Latin.
OSRM Backend5.7.32017-05-29Bugfix release.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-05-29 22:52:18+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

  • … the OsmHydrant map created by Robert Koch with all hydrants’ locations and features extracted from OSM data?

Other “geo” things

  • The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management releases the highest-resolution bathymetry map of Gulf of Mexico to date: it shows the dynamic geology structures caused by extended salt deposits underneath the ocean bed sediments.
  • The Guardian publishes new scientific discoveries about a potential second layer of tectonic plates within Earth’s mantle. This would explain the strong earthquake activity in the Pacific region.
  • What are your favorite places in the world? Found any interesting destinations you want to travel to while exploring the map? Checkout the world wonders Mapbox’s geocoding team has discovered!
  • Seán Lynch calls for contributions on OpenLitterMap, as he plans to trace and model the path of litter along rain and sewage systems.

Upcoming Events

Berlin#CompletetheMap — Mapillary photo mapping25/05/2017-15/06/2017germany
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
Tokyo?1? ??????????????????10/06/2017japan
ManilaSan Juan City Mapa-thon by MapAm?re — Juan more time! , San Juan10/06/2017philippines
NantesRencontres mensuelles13/06/2017france
LyonRencontre mensuelle libre13/06/2017france
FreibergStammtisch Freiberg15/06/2017germany
ZittauOSM-Stammtisch Zittau16/06/2017germany
Tokyo???????????????????? ????????17/06/2017japan
BonnBonner Stammtisch20/06/2017germany
LüneburgMappertreffen Lüneburg20/06/2017germany
NottinghamNottingham Pub Meetup20/06/2017united kingdom
ScotlandEdinburgh20/06/2017united kingdom
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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