- Our sister, or rather, mother 😉 project the German Wochennotiz celebrates issue number 250.
- A job offer: reviewer for the English version of weeklyOSM
- Requirements: Native speaker; good feeling for language, good grammar and punctuation
- Our offer: You can read weeklyOSM one day before the public can read it. 🙂
- The Regional Council of Piedmont announced a competition “Mappathon”. Last week the organisation announced the winners. (Translation)
- Version 1.7.1 (now 1.7.2) of the OSM Editor iD was published and contains amongst other things new templates for objects (oil well, radio mast), and smarter route movement. However, the accidental deletion of members of a relation is now more difficult to prevent. (via @bhousel)
- In Computerworld, Glyn Moody talks about OpenSeaMap.
- User Xxzme writes in the wiki about the setup for its additional hardware with which he collects data for Mapillary.
- Who are these crazy, amazing people, user bdiscoe asks.
- User aseerel4c26 asks if saving the browser type, language or platform in changesets is necessary and desirable since iD version 1.7.1. An initial evaluation is already available.
- User naoliv, a very active mapper in the Brazilian community asks whether there should be country-specific validation rules.
- Ding Ma, Mats Sandberg and Bin Jiang have published their articles on “Characterizing the Heterogeneity of the OpenStreetMap Data and Community” in the “International Journal of Geographical Information” as CC-BY 4.0.
- OpenCage Data Blog interviewed Jerry Clough, OSM User SK53, a person behind OpenHistoricalMap. (Translation)
- On reddit a user asks if OSM needs a better search function.
- Brian Prangle talks about the mapping of post-boxes in UK.
- Simon Poole asks what should happen with inactive acounts. (Translation)
- User SK53 documents his hikes with Mapillary.
- Students from the University USP São Carlos in Brazil participate in the disaster mapping in Nepal. (Translation)
- Robin talks about the statistics that he published about his weekly exercise schedule. (Translation)
-  Vincent Frison imported from OpenDataParis building heights in Paris. The result is pretty good. Read more about it in the wiki.
- User 4rch reports of a failed import in Nepal.
- Fieldpapers.org has got a new basemap (HOT terrain and HOT Nepal). (via @stamen)
- User MapMakinMeyers asks how to use NGA data.
- User tbsprs shows how he adds satellite Layers in JOSM for Kathmandu. (Translation)
- Harry Wood blogs about all the available maps for Nepal.
- Nepal: a before and after map. (Use the slider).
- A screencast from Harry Wood how to start mapping with the HOT Task Manager.
- Reports about HOT and OSM at: National Geographic, NYTimes und TheAtlantic and Süddeutsche Zeitung. (Translation).
- Tasks for experienced mappers: Task 1023 and Task 1030
- The mapstyle for b / w printing HOT maps is on github.
- Live changes in Nepal. (via @XIVK)
- Kathmandu Living Labs reports daily on their blog from Nepal.
- Pascal Neis created a statistic about newest active OpenStreetMap contributors for Nepal.
- Harry talks about HOT in Nepal on Sky News.
- Stamen asks for help in a beta test to develop the next generation of fieldpapers, an important tool for Missing Maps.
- The Lyrk tile server will be continued as a private service . (via @DailyLyrk) (Translation)
- Hans Plum blogs in CSC’s corporate blog about “Public geo information – Accessibility and Usability currently and in the future”. (Translation)
- Several articles have appeared in the Journal “Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement 2/2015” .
- “Open Geo Data – grenzenlos nutzbar?” (click on the entry and see summary in English)
- “Geschäftsmodelle für Open Data Strategien des amtlichen Geoinformationswesens” (see summary in English)
- “Bürger-generierte Geoinformation für nachhaltige Mobilität” (see summary in English)
- The Government of Victoria in Australia released VicRoads under CC-BY 3.0 AU. Mapillary has processed these images and can be used for mapping.
- ESRI now has Open Data as a product.
- Simone Poole blogs about “The Failover Issue and Publishing Derived Datasets“.
- User Zverik asks “Is it the moment for OpenStreetMap?” as an answer on Gary Gale.
- Iván Sánchez answers as well on Gary Gales blog post. “TL;DR: Dear OpenStreetMap: just chill out and don’t listen to what they say. Corporations may come and go, but a common infrastructure such as you is here to stay.” 🙂
- Graphhopper now available in Czech language as well.
- OSMAnd finally cleaned up its interface.
- Open GPX Tracker now available for iOS.
- Drop ‘n Chop (DNC) is an open source GIS editor. (still: proof of concept)..
Other “Geo” things
- Relax with Ordnance Survey.
- Mapillary walking around Kailash.
- Geo-Jobs at Apple: gis-technician and Google: geo-data-specialist.
- “Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong” published on theguardian.com
- AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying.