HaftalıkOSM 695

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    Mapping party Saint-Barthélemy-de-Séchilienne, France [1] © Binnette


  • barefootstache explained the methodology of addition and division mapping with the example of natural and landuse areas.
  • The research team from HeiGIT have compared the completeness of road data in OpenStreetMap with the road data in the Microsoft RoadDetections dataset.
  • Requests for comments have been made on these proposals:

  • Voting is open on:

    • highway=cyclist_waiting_aid, to map street furniture and devices for cyclists that are intended to make waiting more comfortable, until Tuesday 21 November.
    • historic=millstone, to map a large round stone used for grinding grain, until Wednesday 29 November.
  • The vote on highway=ladder has closed, with the proposal being approved with 20 votes for, 1 vote against, and 3 abstentions


  • Binnette reported on a mapping party in the Saint-Barthélemy-de-Séchilienne region of France. This event was supported by OpenStreetMap France and the mayor Gilles Strappazzon as the local government representative. You can find the full report on this event with lots of ‘before and after’ pictures on GitHub.
  • dentonny was selected as OpenStreetMap Belgium’s Mapper of the Month.
  • Probelnijs wondered why maps.me is well known while no one seems to know OpenStreetMap.
  • Gladys Aguilar, a dedicated language teacher shaping urban mobility in Cochabamba, Bolivia, has been honored as the Trufi Association’s Volunteer of the Month.


  • Ilya Zverev released live coverage of the State of the Map EU 2023 event on his Telegram channel. One of the topics he covered was the OpenStreetMap community’s response to OvertureMaps’ presentation.
  • Christian Quest, founding member of the French OpenStreetMap local chapter, introduced the Panoramax project during the State of the Map EU 2023 event. Panoramax is a decentralised and federated project to collect and share ground level imagery under open licences.


  • Students participating in live UN Mappers courses can obtain a Certificate of Completion, which recognises the skills acquired. Each student receives personal feedback on the OSM edits, which verifies the quality of the mapping. Courses are announced on UN Mappers social media channels and the courses (Basics and Advanced) can be accessed on the UN Maps Learning Hub at any time (although certification is currently only available for live courses).


OSM in action

  • Bldrwnsch is a map by Simon Legner based on OpenStreetMap, which shows objects from the German Wikipedia with an image request. The objects themselves are not part of OSM. Bldrwnsch is open source and uses Typescript and Python code.
  • A free online course in English on public transport mapping has been launched by the Trufi Association and Mobility Hub.

Open Data


  • David Karlaš wrote about how to add additional buttons to the OpenStreetMap website using the Tampermonkey browser add-on.

Did you know …

Other “geo” things

  • OpenCage has released a geo URI QR code generator. When the QR code is scanned the user’s default mapping application opens to the encoded coordinates.
  • The jigsaw puzzle of an OpenStreetMap map of the Belgian territory, featured at the State of the Map Europe 2023 event, has been successfully completed.

Upcoming Events

    BudapestBudapest : 2023 November OSM meetup 2023-11-13 – 2023-11-20flag
    Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City Monthly Map Night 2023-11-16flag
    RichmondMapRVA Meetup 2023-11-16flag
    แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวังSOTM Asia 2023-11-15 – 2023-11-17th
    BochumBochumer OpenStreetMap-Treffen 2023-11-16flag
    종로1·2·3·4가동2023 국경없는의사회 지오위크 매파톤 2023-11-16flag
    Rio de Janeiro🙂 GIS DAY 2023 – IVIDES.org & HUB YouthMappers Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 2023-11-17flag
    Eti Osa#MapNigeria GIS Day 2023: Mapping Lagos for Waste Management 2023-11-17ng
    Dom AleixoOSM Community Meet-Up and Official Launching 2023-11-18tl
    BengaluruLet’s Talk Spatial – OSM Workshop 2023-11-18flag
    PforzheimÖPNV-Mapathon beim Verkehrsverbund Pforzheim-Enzkreis 2023-11-18flag
    LyonRéunion du groupe local de Lyon 2023-11-21flag
    San JoseSouth Bay Map Night 2023-11-22flag
    Bonn169. OSM-Stammtisch Bonn 2023-11-21flag
    AutelbasRéunions des contributeurs 2023-11-21flag
    LüneburgLüneburger Mappertreffen (online) 2023-11-21flag
    KölnOSM-Stammtisch Köln 2023-11-22flag
    Lübeck137. OSM-Stammtisch für Lübeck und Umgebung 2023-11-23flag
    EssenFOSSGIS-OSM-Communitytreffen 2023 Nummer 20 2023-11-24 – 2023-11-26flag
    BiarritzRencontre festive Groupe local OSM Pays Basque Sud Landes 2023-11-24flag
    ChambéryMapathon débutant saison 23/24 CartONG 2023-11-27flag
    BremenBremer Mappertreffen 2023-11-27flag
    OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting 2023-11-29
    DüsseldorfDüsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-Treffen 2023-11-29flag
    MbankomoState of the Map Africa 2023 2023-11-30 – 2023-12-02flag
    OaklandA Synesthete’s Atlas: Cartographic Improvisations between Eric Theise and Santomieri-Farhadian Duo 2023-12-02flag

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