- Ruriyuri wrote > a diary entry about some strange circles on maps, and pointed out that this was because some mappers forget to delete auxiliary lines after drawing a railway.
- A request for comments has been made for
amenity=ticket_validator, a tag for ticket validators, which are often required to be used to gain access to an area or service like public transport or parking garages.
- Voting has been completed for the following proposals:
artwork_subject=sheela-na-gigtag was approved with 15 votes for, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.
- removing the link to Wikidata from infoboxes on the wiki was approved with 27 votes for, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.
- While mapping, Anne-Karoline Distel discovered an unrecorded archaeological monument, later confirmed by the Sites and Monuments Records office of Ireland.
- @MapAmore noted some ‘Interesting insights about the Philippines’ OpenStreetMap activity using osm-monitor.com dashboard’. We reported about osm-monitor earlier. Create your own analysis using the selection options available in osm-monitor.
- mapmeld wrote up his activity summary for 2022 so far, including mapping parts of the USA and some iD coding.
- In June 2020 Brian DeRocher announced the Microcosms – an upcoming feature on the OpenStreetMap website. At the State of the Map US 2022 he gave a talk about Microcosms, which will introduce an alternative to Meetup directly on OSM.org.
- nyampire started > a discussion about importing Plateau project building data > , from the Japanese government, on the Talk-ja mailing list. He has also published a questionnaire > to collect comments from community members.
- Ed Freyfogle and Steven Feldman, the organisers of Geomob, have announced dates for upcoming events in London and Barcelona.
- Dylan Scott explained what the Trufi Association does with OSM to an audience least equipped to understand it: people living in cities where Google Maps works for public transport.
- The MOOC has just opened its doors to help you learn how to contribute to Wikidata.This training will allow you to learn how to contribute to Wikidata in total autonomy and thus to:
- create new elements or improve your content
- know how to interact with the community of Wikidata volunteers
- achieve optimal data quality on Wikidata item pages.
- Julian Hoffmann selected a list of ‘the coolest’ 3D maps from the past few months, including one made by Pavel Oliva using OpenStreetMap data.
- Marcelo Prates created a map of Brasília, Brasil, through generative art.
- kubahaha took a look at the trails in his area using map.cz and waymarkedtrails. He was dissatisfied > with the result for several reasons. That’s why kubahaha made an effort to use Overpass. The result of his efforts is worth noting.
- Pascal Neis’ ‘Latest OpenStreetMap Edits per Tile’ view now supports saving your individual contributor friends and tags of interest plus personalised feeds for any area.
- Niels Elgaard has created a MapComplete theme for dog owners showing parks, veterinarians, and shops, among others.
- Parallel company has made a map of the heights and ages of buildings in the Netherlands using 2020’s 3D BAG and OpenStreetMap data.
- @getlayerxyz showed overlaying OpenStreetMap with WorldPopProject’s data in order to estimate service distribution vs population.
Did you know …
- … that you can very easily create your own task in MapRoulette? Martijn van Exel gave a hint about where the entry point to create a task has moved to.
Other “geo” things
- In this week geoweirdness thread, OpenCage Geocoder took a look at New Zealand.
- OpenCage Geocoder has cleaned up its geothreads page, which now sorts their Twitter threads by country of reference.
- Did you know that Volodymyr Agafonkin, the mastermind behind LeafletJS, is also a gifted musician?
- Following up a Germanised England map, topherette created an Anglicised map of German place names.
- The Open University has a course that should be of interest to members of the OpenStreetMap community. ‘Free sample of a course in Geography, OpenLearn’s “Why Maps are Made” looks at maps in everyday life, their uses and their importance. Assessing the political importance of maps, it examines how we read maps and evaluate the information contained within them, looking at the values embedded in both maps themselves and our perceptions of them’ (via Mastodon).
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