(English) weekly 239 – 10.02.–16.02.2015

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10.02.–16.02.2015

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Map of postboxes from Danilo Bretschneider [1]

Mapping

Community

  • Open Geo interviewed Daniel Kirstenpfad, the creator of Miataru.
  • Harry Wood sent the  “Lolcat of awesomeness” that used to appear on the front page of the wiki (for special contributions to OSM) into retirement.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

Humanitarian OSM

Maps

Open-Data

  • The canton of Zurich published a digital elevation model (i.e. as GeoTIFF and laudably as a point cloud) under a CC-BY-style license. (via @swissOSM )
  • Open Data drives the digital economy – the German ministry of economy decided to change (English) the “Informationsweiterverwendungsgesetz” (information re-use law). (via: BMWi Bund)
  • Mathias Schindler, the assistant of Julia Reda “Piratenpartei Deutschland” MEP, criticises changes that are only  absolutely necessary according to requirements from the EU.

Software

Other “geo” things