- The YouTube channel ‘OSM for History Buffs’ has released a video explaining how to do hedgerow mapping using Field Papers paper maps.
- Włodzimierz Bartczak (Cristoffs) blogged ► about an AI revolution in mapping OSM. He described the tool created by Kamil Monicz (NorthCrab) that uses AI to map pedestrian crossings.
- Christoph Hormann proposed several alternative solutions to overcome the problem of OpenStreetMap’s dependence on a limited number of proprietary sources of aerial imagery.
- Mateusz Konieczny has documented the shop=safety_equipment tag, for shops selling only or primarily this specific type of products.
- Christoph Hormann has commented on the issue of the OSM-Carto discussion taking place on the OpenStreetMap Community forum.
- Heather Leson has written an article about the HOT NGO governance system development plan.
- Koreller has published a ‘North Korea Mapping Guide’. CactiStaccingCrane immediately adapted this guide for use in Vietnam.
- Joost Schouppe, a former board member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, was selected as OpenStreetMap Belgium’s Mapper of the Month.
- The OpenHistoricalMap project has opened a Discourse-powered forum.
- OpenStreetMap US has released the August 2023 edition of its newsletter.
- The UN Mapper of the Month for September is Eduard Reñe Cherto.
- The members of the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) will vote to elect three new board members in December. You can read everything about this election in the OSMF blog, for example who has the right to vote, and the eligibility criteria for board candidates.
- Geomob is holding three meetings in September:
- umbraosmbr reported that the State of The Map Brazil 2023 has entered the registration ► period. Confirm your attendance by Sunday 17 September.
- OpenChargeMap provides a map of electric vehicle charging station locations.
- Oliver Roick reviewed an analysis of the quality of Overture’s places dataset. He agrees with the conclusion of the analysis that a good ‘minimum confidence threshold’ for filtering data is 0.6.
- Kamil Monicz has published the code for a mass-revert extension designed for osm-revert on GitHub.
- Kaligule blogged about his first experience with StreetComplete.
-  Paul Norman has made improvements to the OpenStreetMap tile server user statistics calculation system. Thanks to these improvements, the statistics file size was reduced from 136 GB/day to 8 GB/day.
- Eugene, from OsmAnd, blogged about their app’s new terrain map type.
Did you know …
- … that you can create road routes based on OpenStreetMap maps using the plotaroute.com app?
- … that the OSM Queries project is collecting Overpass API queries to use as learning material?
Other “geo” things
- Are you a drone pilot? Do you miss practising? If so, you’ll love ► the offer from Château des Boulard near Chartres, which has converted a golf course into a drone training ground.
- Tyler Vigen went to great lengths to investigate why a footbridge crosses a motorway at a seemingly arbitrary location near Minneapolis. Mappers have responded by updating both OpenStreetMap and OpenHistoricalMap with the bridge and its surroundings.
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