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Ausschnitt aus der OpenInfraMap Die OpenInfraMap now with new Layers 1

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  • On Osmtalk there is a discussion about the tag in highway=living_street Africa.
  • Andy Mabbett suggests a few ideas for quarterly projects on the Talk-GB mailing list. The polls on proposals amenity=baking_oven and oven=* are open until December 20th.
  • Alejandro Suárez wonders about the different definitions of the tag amenity=bar in the Mediterranean and the rest of the world, which probably comes from another semantic information of “bar” in Spanish and he would like to harmonise this in the wiki.
  • LeTopographeFou establishes, that the original intended tagshop=estate_agent is ignored, and the tag office=estate_agent is used instead.
  • User daniel-j-h writes a diary about the anomalies that the OSRM users report and the impact of oneway=reversible tag on the routing engine. He also introduces the oneway=alternating tag and it’s usage in OpenStreetMap.
  • Manoharuss publishes his MAPS.ME edits analyses for November.


  • As part of the OSM women’s initiative against the gender gap in the past OSM latam there is a new group now on telegram. If you are a woman and interested, join!
  • Who says that people don’t comment to changeset discussions on very old changesets?
  • @mapeadora writes about the construction of OSM woman group on Latin America, and how to make a community.
  • OSM is proposed as a method and database for the inventory of trees in Colombia in the urban areas of the nation.
  • Presentation on the OGP by @mapanauta on how open data/open mapping can make a difference for social impact & humanitarian purposes. OGP is overseen at the international level by a Steering Committee composed of representatives of governments and civil society organizations in equal numbers. It brings together governments and civil society organizations as true partners at both the national and international level.
  • On December 9th, the Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski visited the Mapbox team, in Ayacucho, Peru, where he learned about the company and worked on his first OpenStreetMap edit, contributing to the largest open geographic database in the world. Alex Barth asks if the president is the first head of state on OSM?

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The OSM Foundation chairperson’s report for the 2016 Annual General Meeting has been published.
  • The OSM Foundation Treasurer’s Report for the 2016 Annual General Meeting has been published. The meeting occurred last Saturday, December 10th.


  • The SoTM 2017 will take place in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan from 18th to 20th of August.

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT explained details and procedures of their “Microgrant Program” for 2017. The sum donated so far, however, is limited.
  • DutchNews.nl writes about the dedication of Paul Uithol from HOT and a team of volunteers who have been using online maps to help rebuild devastated communities since Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti last month.


Open Data


  • User PlaneMad thinks that MapMyIndia, a commercial aggregator, is using OSM data and shows an example of an area he personally mapped.


  • Dave F. writes to the talk mailing list expressing his unhappiness about automatically generated notes from Maps.me.


  • Chris Hill wrote a Leaflet plugin that adds a hash to the URL, denoting which baselayer and overlays are currently selected.


SoftwareVersionRelease dateComment
Mapillary Android *3.102016-12-06Upload stability features.
Naviki Android *3.52.22016-12-07Some bug fixes.
Komoot Android *var2016-12-08Minor enhancements.
Mapillary iOS *4.5.92016-12-08Added time based capture, compass tweaks.
Magic Earth * info.
BRouter1.4.82016-12-10Added turn restrictions and some fixes.
OpenLayers3.20.02016-12-10This release includes enhancements and fixes from 89 pull requests since the previous release.
Traccar Server3.92016-12-10No Info.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist.

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Did you know …

OSM in the media

  • The newspaper La Croix published (automatic translation) an article about a contributor, Fabrice Ramamonjy who improves the data of Antananarivo with his community of students. Their university supports (automatic translation) the initiative. (Französisch)

Other “geo” things

  • An impressive interactive map visualizes the population density of English cities. John Elledge shows some examples on CityMetric.
  • The detailed replica of the world famous “Lascaux” cave, a Unesco World Heritage Site, was opened by French President Hollande, is now open to visitors.
  • The change of name from Open Street View to OpenStreetCam is complemented by the new version.
  • Sightline reports on structural changes in the use of living space in Seattle.
  • Ivory Coast adds the 3-word global addressing system offered by the British startup What3Words to their own insufficient system of postal addresses. What3Words assigns an arbitrary three-word-code to any 3×3-metres square of the Earth surface. Critics consider it a bad idea to make a postal system dependent on a commercial company’s licensing system.

Upcoming Events

BerlinDB Open Data Hackathon12/16/2016-12/17/2016germany
Washington_DCMapping Anacostia12/17/2016united_states
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Alpi Apuane2016 Mapping party Rifugio Nello Conti12/17/2016-12/18/2016Toscana
TampereOSM kahvit12/19/2016finland
Manila?MapAm?re?OSM Workshop Series 5/8, San Juan12/19/2016philippines
TaipeiTaipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space12/19/2016taiwan
Cologne/BonnBonner Stammtisch12/20/2016germany
LüneburgMappertreffen Lüneburg12/20/2016germany
ValenciaMissing Maps Valencia 112/20/2016spain
LyonMissing Maps Lyon12/20/2016france
MoscowSchemotechnika 0712/21/2016russia
LübeckLübecker Mappertreffen12/22/2016germany

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