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Jean-Christophe Becquet produces wooden maps with laser cutter 1 | © OpenStreetMap Mitwirkende CC-BY-SA 2.0 | ©  CC-BY SA


  • François Lacombe published a presentation on the topic, “Mapping of energy distribution networks”. (fr)
  • User Jothirnadh explains how to edit a road segment while preserving route relations. His diary entry provides plenty of details and clear screenshots for each step.
  • Michał Brzozowski posts some statistics about MAPS.ME edits. He remarks how power users fix many editing mistakes, but devote too much time and resources that could be otherwise applied on OSM improvements. Roland Obricht expresses appreciation for MAPS.ME edits.
  • Yuri Astrakhan aka nyurik released a video on the topic “OSM+Wikidata”. More information on the wiki.
  • Tijmen Stam suggests to introduce a tag man_made=tunnel equivalent to the widely-used man_made=bridge. Responses are positive and include suggested use-cases.
  • In Talk-ES user dcapillae mentions (automatic translation) a conflict happening in Galicia, North-West of Spain when someone decided to “close” a note. This practice is discouraged by many.
  • Vincent Privat has summarized the suggestions from the SotM-FR concerning “indoor mapping” in a ticket.


  • The OSGeo-Live team is looking (DE) (automatic translation) for a maintainer of JOSM and Mapnik, in order to keep them as part of the Live-DVD. Astrid Emde provides detailed information on tasks and expected workload.
    Additional help is needed to compile new documentation based on LearnOSM material. You’re welcome to contribute, ideally before July 3rd.
  • Creator13 collected a set of weird errors in French land registry. Despite these mismatches, he is glad that the dataset’s import saved a great amount of manual editing.
  • GOwin compares OSM and Google Maps “glitches” in four areas of the world. He identifies OSM’s strength in community involvement versus centralised map management and cites Kibera project as a great example of map maintenance done by local people.
  • PlacesForBikes used OSM data to compare bike networks in 299 cities across the U.S. The analysis aims to identify whether bikers can travel on low-stress segments of the bike network, and unveiled interesting findings.
  • Members of the Russian community (ru) (automatic translation) travelled to Tula in order to map together.
  • People for Bikes’, “Bike Network Analysis” gave Chicago a low score, but this is strongly related to the model and assumptions underlying the analysis itself. Both the data and the analysis are open: geodata comes from OSM and U.S. Census, while the analysis’ source code is available online.
  • Edward Betts presents a tool to add Wikidata tags to OSM elements, and provides a summary of its functionality and usage.
  • Bryan Housel is looking for translators for the iD editor.


  • At SotM-FR, Michaël Louchin introduced LizMap, an integrated tool to create maps using QGIS and publish them online.
  • The second edition of “l’université d’été développement de logiciel libre et open source (UDOS)” is taking place from June 28th to 30th in Digne-les-Bains, France. Among others, there are workshops on OpenLayers3, LeafletJS and OpenStreetMap with Overpass API. (fr)
  • The Regionalverband Ruhr wants to convert its cross-city map work, which is in part OSM-based, and is looking (OSM-wiki) to communicate with the community. For several years, the RVR provides high-resolution aerial photographs for mapping.
  • Stefan Keller will be talking about “Using OpenStreetMap for Tourism and Transport“ at the Opendata.ch (June 27, Luzern Switzerland) in the track, “Open Tourism & Transport Data“.
  • Julien Coupey shares the presentation on Vehicle Routing Open-Source Optimization Machine he did for the State of the Map France 2017.

Humanitarian OSM

  • The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN’s Migration Agency. Both organisations agreed to work closer together in the time of need, with the shared commitment to defending the rights and well-being of refugees, forcibly displaced communities and migrants.
  • OpenStreetMap Togo extends (fr) (automatic translation) the Open Source Tour to Sotouboua municipality, where it has organised a OSM introduction for development agents (associations, NGOs and public service personnel).


  • “La Dépêche” published an OSM-based interactive map to display the results in every district for the French parliamentary elections.
  • Jean-Christophe Becquet presents on the French mailing list the project Cartosaixy. The main objectives: encouraging and animating the contribution to digital commons in rural areas, valuing free data by producing custom maps for the needs of small municipalities and experimenting with an innovative method of producing wooden maps with a laser cutter.
  • Sarah Hoffmann, aka Lonvia, the maintainer of Waymarked Trails, announced a collaboration with OpenTopoMap.


  • DoorDash recently updated their application and are using Mapbox to let their customers track couriers, food delivery and much more.
  • The NZZ shows all stages of “tour de Suisse” – of course OSM based. 😉


  • OSM-legal mailing list answers a question regarding OSM data processing for routing calculations on a private machine for commercial purposes.
  • Seán Lynch, creator of OpenLitterMap, asks OSM-legal mailing list for advice on terms and conditions, and liability of the site in case the user gets injured while mapping litter.


  • Mapbox Streets now supports Arabic and Portuguese languages, making their maps more accessible to 300 million internet users and contributing back to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap.


  • The Qt Automotive Suite (Qt 5.9) now ships with vector-based maps (provided by Qt Location Mapbox GL plugin) and APIs for navigation, customized design and the ability to layer in your own data.


SoftwareVersionRelease dateComment
Kurviger Free *10.0.282017-06-05Some enhancements.
guide4you2.0.12017-06-06Many changes, please read release info.
Naviki Android *3.60.12017-06-06Bugfix release.
Magic Earth * changes. Please read release info.
MapContrib1.8.22017-06-07Bugs fixed.
Mapillary iOS *4.7.02017-06-08Six new features and enhancements.
Mapbox GL JSv0.38.02017-06-09One new feature, 11 bugs fixed and five development workflow improvements.
iD2.2.22017-06-12Many changes, please read release info.
Komoot Android *var2017-06-12No infos.
Komoot iOS *9.1.22017-06-12Design of the komoot collections completely reworked, improved tour planning, reduced storage space.
OpenLayers4.2.02017-06-12Many changes, please read release info.
SQLite3.19.32017-06-18Bugfix release.

Provided by the OSM Software Watchlist. Timestamp: 2017-06-13 00:32:52+02 UTC

(*) unfree software. See: freesoftware.

Mapbox’s mobile Navigation SDKs for iOS and Android have released big updates iOS (0.4.0) and Android (0.3.1). These will now give the tools that you need to add turn-by-turn navigation to your app or build a completely custom navigation app from scratch.

OSM in the media

  • Ulrich Waltemath created (de) (automatic translation) a database of bus stops for Harz district, Germany. He added precise locations to OSM, agreed, however, to share the database (complete with pictures) with the bus transport company for internal use only, at least for now.

Other “geo” things

  • The Economist reviews the landscape of digital cartography for consumers, OSM and related projects are mentioned as an alternative to Google Maps.
  • ISPRS’ 4th International Workshop on GeoInformation Science will take place in Safranbolu, Turkey, on the 14th and 15th of October 2017. The workshop will focus on multi-dimensional and multi-scale spatial data modeling. Papers can be submitted until the 15th of July.
  • Mapillary hosted a blog post from Harriette Stone about post-earthquake survey methods. She listed pros and cons of data collection with cars, by foot or with drones, and suggests how to mitigate downsides of each method.
  • Viae Romanae Maiores – Tabula reticuli: main roads of Ancient Roman Empire, rendered subway-style.

Upcoming Events

Tokyo東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第9回 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園2017-06-17japan
ProcidaUnaquantum conference Procida2017-06-17-2017-06-18italy
IstanbulFirst Missing Maps Mapathon in Turkey for the World Refugee Day, Impact Hub2017-06-18turkey
BonnBonner Stammtisch2017-06-20germany
LüneburgMappertreffen Lüneburg2017-06-20germany
NottinghamNottingham Pub Meetup2017-06-20united kingdom
ScotlandEdinburgh2017-06-20united kingdom
MelbourneMissing Maps Mapathon in Melbourne, Kathleen Syme Community Centre2017-06-20australia
LübeckLübecker Mappertreffen2017-06-22germany
WateringenMissing Maps Mapathon gemeente Westland, Rode Kruis en GeoGilde, Gemeentehuis Wateringen2017-06-22the netherlands
Essen8. FOSSGIS Hacking Event im Linuxhotel2017-06-23-2017-06-25germany
EssenSommerCamp 20172017-06-23-2017-06-25germany
BremenBremer Mappertreffen2017-06-26germany
DijonRencontres mensuelles2017-06-27france
PragueMissing Maps Mapathon in Prague, Paralelní polis2017-06-27czech republic
LeuvenLeuven Monthly OSM Meetup2017-06-28belgium
Digne-les-Bains{UDOS} 2017 : Université d’été du développement de logiciel libre2017-06-28-2017-06-30france
AmstettenStammtisch Ulmer Alb2017-06-29germany
NantesMapathon Missing Maps à l’ENSA2017-06-29france
DusseldorfStammtisch Düsseldorf2017-06-30germany
KampalaState of the Map Africa 20172017-07-08-2017-07-10uganda
Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée)FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes2017-07-18-2017-07-22france
BostonFOSS4G 20172017-08-14-2017-08-19united states
Aizu-wakamatsu ShiState of the Map 20172017-08-18-2017-08-20japan
PatanState of the Map Asia 20172017-09-23-2017-09-24nepal
BoulderState of the Map U.S. 20172017-10-19-2017-10-22united states
Buenos AiresFOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 20172017-10-23-2017-10-28argentina
LimaState of the Map LatAm 20172017-11-29-2017-12-02perú

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This weeklyOSM was produced by Anmaca, Anne Ghisla, Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, Rogehm, SK53, SeleneYang, YoViajo, derFred, jcoupey, jinalfoflia, juanblas09, vsandre, wambacher.