- OSM Ukraine is urging everyone to restrain > from any mapping in Ukraine while the conflict is still occuring as it fuels the information war.
- jmapb has published part two of their ‘Using NYC Dept of Buildings Building Information Search’ series.
- Anne-Karoline Distel’s video this week covers streetlight mapping.
- The proposal on
content=track_ballastis waiting for your comments. The proposed tag describes the content of a container feature such as
man_made=storage_tankas track ballast, a term which describes solid material used to fill a track bed on railways.
- Voting is currently open for:
- A modified version of the
artwork_subject=sheela-na-gigproposal until Wednesday 20 April. This version drops the suggestion of also adding a
subject:wikidatatag duplicating the same information.
isced:2011:programme=*, to update
isced:leveltagging to the 2011 version of the International Standard Classification of Education, until Sunday 24 April.
- A modified version of the
- Christian Quest has trialled
converting the OSM forums and importing them into a test instance
of Discourse, the software which powers the new OSM community forum site.
- Robhubi wrote > about mapping the bicycle route Ciclabile della Drava, the difficulties with the various guidepost signs in different countries, and building a superroute for all mapped variants.
Local chapter news
- Katja Haferkorn and Pirmin Kalberer from FOSSGIS, the German Local Chapter of OSMF, announced > the new responsive website for OSM.de > .
- René Chalon > (user renecha) presented the OpenStreetMap project during Journée du Libre Éducatif 2022. Hosted in Lyon on 1 April, the event showcased > 12 different open-source projects with educational potential to more than 400 visitors.
- As well as a tool for mapping place name elements (we reported last week), SeeSchloss also offers a map to search street names in France. Unfortunately it’s currently falling foul of OSM France’s ‘attribution is not optional’ campaign, as can be seen by looking at the map.
- The Ukrainian war crime evidence collection platform uses > OSM.
- AngocA wrote > a long blog post about ‘Clarifying permission to use CC BY in OSM’.
-  Mathias Haugsbø, from Norway, has created progress-visualizer, a tool that takes OpenStreetMap wiki tables and visualises each project’s mapping progress on a map, making it very simple to create status maps for mapping projects. To date, the tool only covers Norway.
- The Mapillary team is conducting a two minute user survey (via Facebook), with an option to answer extended questions. The goal is to gather community opinions about satisfaction with the Mapillary apps and platform and to make plans for Mapillary to better fit user needs. Anyone who has used Mapillary is encouraged to share feedback.
- Pieter Vander Vennet has released a new version of MapComplete, which has support to help in quickly translating the application. His diary post explained how this can be done and invited everyone to contribute translations.
- AngocA compared > the features offered by different services/applications/websites that use OSM map notes.
- Tomasz Taraś (tomczk) presented a few options for importing OSM data into a PostgreSQL database, including a worked example using imposm3.
Did you know …
- … the liveuamap that links news from different countries of the world (we reported earlier) to an OSM map? There is also a thematic map on epidemics.
- … the advantages of micromapping traffic signs? The OSM community in Helsinki did just that and discovered all sorts of faults with official signage.
- … the fastest way to contact the Data Working Group?
- … web services that offer map tiles are usually free up to a certain limit, after which they charge by usage? At Protomaps, Brandon Liu gave some thoughts on this subject.
OSM in the media
- On April 5, there was a curious celebration: ‘Read a Road Map Day‘. On the occasion of this day, Saarländischer Rundfunk filmed a short feature at the elementary school in Lebach. Thanks to the OSM veteran Wolfgang Barth and the OSM-connected editor Herbert Mangold, OpenStreetMap is of course also addressed .
Other “geo” things
- Christopher Beddow wrote about his vision for the next generation of maps.
- Open311 is a ‘collaborative model and open standard for civic issue tracking’. It’s used by the City and County of San Francicso, which has a public services provision problem. Because the data is open, someone has been able to create a map of some of the issues that this causes.
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