- A blog by Mapillary explains how crowd-sourced photography of cities can allow local 3D mapping which can be useful for local authorities and more up-to-date than sources like Google Streetview.
- Matthijs Melissen created a proposal to deprecate
tourism=gallery, which is still heavily discussed on the tagging mailing list.
- In his e-mail concerning the UK 2016 Q1 mapping marathon, Rob Nickerson gives an overview on activities and evaluation tools:
- David Marchal is wondering how wiki tagging votes have to be interpreted. He asks if they should be treated as MAYs, SHOULDs or MUSTs.
- The Ordnance Survey’s Cartographic Design Team has produced this for the Youth Hostel Association. It’s roughly from this area. User SomeoneElse commented: “I’m pretty familiar with this area, but I don’t remember a river at the top of the ridge near Hollins Cross!”
- There is a discussion in the Spanish OSM list about the urgent update in the names of the nameless Street labels defining up to some levels that every country should have. The aim is to improve and homogenize the map development. All this information can be found in these discussion emails (in Spanish). (automatic translation).
- Setting up a UK OSM Group is proceeding with a further virtual meeting for interested persons. Discussion has centered on the high-level aims of the group and its administrative/legal form.
- GOwin reports about a mapathon in the Philippines at the American embassy.
- Geofabrik got a nice present from Santa Claus this Christmas which makes it prepared for the steady growth of OSM.
- Felix Delattre in an interview at OpenCage Data Blog about OpenStreetMap in Nicaragua.
- Sander Deryckere started a discussion about bad imports and therefore created a new wiki page, that’s supposed to list and keep track of the state of such imports.
- Paul Norman sums up in his email the draft of the MINUTES Board/Minutes/2016-01-08 and announced the draft of the AGENDA Board/Minutes/2016-02-09.
- Wikimedia Italia is now official Chapter of OpenStreetMap. (via Twitter)
- Interested in Crowdsourcing Data and Quality Control – The Experience of OpenStreetMap, then you should click here on February 10, 2016 at 13:00 UTC. Please subscribe here.
- A map of the HOT contributions
- The German online news portal GOLEM reported on the presentation from Blake Girardot at Fosdem 2016 in Brussels. (automatic tranlation).
- The Huffington Post reports about how digital humanitarians are closing the gaps in worldwide disaster response (HOT).
- HOT is searching for a web-developer to build an OSM Data Quality Analysis Tool. Their budget comes from a grant from the knight foundation.
- The indoor map Indoorvator by user ubahnverleih has won contest “The best apps using the Elevator API” of Deutsche Bahn (German National Railway) in the category “indoor”.
- Aleszu Bajak has published on story bench a step by step guide for creating weather maps with cartodb.
-  Derstefan announced a prerelease of OpenTopoMap 2.0. The innovations:
- worldwide coverage
- house numbers at Zoom level 16 and 17
- Shading and contour lines with 30m resolution
- Bridges with abutments
evoked positive and constructive feedback.
- transformap.co is a collection of Overpass-based maps as parks, eco-stores, alternative housing, community gardens etc.
- The British Library has catalogued, conserved and digitised over 550 military intelligence maps.
Andy Mabbett asks about the potential.
Richard Fairhurst points to a solution.
Jez Nicholson starts a test.
- Then french Police uses OSM – printed and online. (Attention video!)
- The German Railways uses OpenStreetMap on their info screens in the new IC2 (double-decker InterCity) and shows not only the route but the current location of the train and highlights of the station as well.
- Have you ever seen an acustic city map, based on OSM?
- The new Swiss Portal Opendata.swiss went live on February 2.
- Martin Koppenhoefer introduced a new wiki page, that is supposed to list the ODbL compatibility of common licenses.
- The App Location Privacy helps to protect your privacy on your Android smartphone if you click on a location link.
- Maps.me released the night map styles on Android! The new style available in routing mode after the sunset.
- The layout of nominatim.openstreetmap.org has been changed. The detail page especially, has been improved considerably!
- Stephan Bösch Plepelits aka skunk proclaims in his blog that he stopped the OpenStreetbrowser service.
- According to their blog the Opencage Geocoder now delivers results that contain an additional link to edit the mentioned OSM element directly, when available.
- Pelican Mapping, a Open Source 3D Mapping software, has tested their new Buildings module with OpenStreetMap data of Paris.
Software Version Release Date Comment Maps.me 5.6 2016-01-12 Bug fixed GeoServer 2.8.2 2016-01-26 4 Extensions in Geofence UIFixed 24 bugs Locus Map Free 3.15.0 2016-01-27 Charged biking maps, better downloads, estimated time of travel Grass Gis 7.0.3 2016-01-28 64-bit support and 210 stability fixes Atlas 1.2.0 2016-01-30 POT search and info, better map and routing engines
Did you know …
- … the tool Map Warper by Tim Waters is for guys interested in historic maps? There’s also a video tutorial by user DaCor, explaining how to use Map Warper to rectify historic maps.
- … the “obtain source from current layers” – Feature in JOSM?
- … … Mapz.com, the download service for individual country and city maps?
- … the Great British Public Toilet Map?
- … translatewiki.net is where many open source projects are translated. Which includes OpenStreetMap, the OSM Website and Potlatch as well.
Other “geo” things
- Nosolosig, a Spanish-language “NotonlyGis”-magazine reported about a book with 476 antique maps, issued by the Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía. According Nosolosig it is one of the finest geographical books in Spanish. (automatic translation).
- Mapbox on Amazon Web Services or … the migration from NoSQL to Amazon DynamoDB.
- OSM Science Fiction: The DLR (the German Aviation Center) and computer scientists at the University of Würzburg are working on a navigation system for future missions on Mars. Using radio buoys and drones robotic vehicles can use the system to orient themselves.
- User zvenzzon sent en email: Hey, look at this impressive work, not openstreetmap but cool. Zvenzzon was right!
- Gozalo Prieto, has already published some atricles about maps. On geografiainfinita he has now published an article illustrated with beautiful old maps entitled “The development of the road map in Spain from the Roman times to the present day”. (automatic translation)
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