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Opening up about Gender in OSM - lun 16 jui 2018 - 20:25

Thanks for the ongoing discussions about gender in OSM. At SOTM, we will build on our shared efforts to make improvements. Your support and participation is most welcome. At SOTM we will host the Open Gender Monologues. Our allies, GeoChicas, are also running a session on diversity.

Three ways you can become involved in the Open Gender Monologues:
  1. Submit your experiences (optional to be anonymous) for us to read at SOTM on July 28th. We want to be sure that your voice is heard, even if you can't join us in person. add your experiences here

  2. Join us in person on July 28th to share your experiences. Just let Heather and Kate know so that we can add you to the agenda of speakers. SOTM - Open Gender Monologues session

  3. Be an ally - share this diary entry on your local/topical mailing lists and social media. We want to reach as many people as possible.

Thank you and see you soon

Dados OSM em gps automotivo - lun 16 jui 2018 - 20:20

Utilizar os dados do Openstreetmap em equipamentos de gps é algo que sempre procuro implantar.
Assim, meu gps automotivo Garmin utiliza mapas com dados OSM, elaborados pelo projeto CocarDL:

Tenho trabalhado em outras utilizações com dados do OSM, como alertas de lombadas.

Recentemente elaborei alertas de pedágio das rodovias brasileiras, contendo os valores cobrados.
Esses alertas foram feitos em caráter experimental, através de exportações do overpass.
Os dados obtidos foram colocados em uma tabela csv e posteriormente gerados os alertas com o programa Poi Loader (da Garmin).

Exemplos do resultado:

Garmin Nuvi 2580tv:

Garmin Drive 50:

Estas utilizações tem inspiração no primoroso trabalho que o mapeador Fidélis Assis vem desenvolvendo com dados do OSM.
Além de mapas para o gps 7ways com dados do OSM, tem gerado também alertas.
Estes alertas podem ser convertidos para o gps iGO, com um conversor desenvolvido por ele: 7ways>iGO.

Faço esta postagem com intuito de incentivar outras idéias ou aplicações do OSM, no universo do gps, tipo: um alerta de pedágio com valores, para o Osmand?

Making Detroit the Best Bike Share Map in the World - lun 16 jui 2018 - 19:13

I took a tip from Dexter from the City of Detroit Office of Innovation, and started on the Detroit Mapping Challenge by browsing City of Detroit Open Data. What open data could help make OpenStreetMap Detroit the best map in the world? BikeShare locations looked like a useful and straightforward starting point. And now OSM Detroit has very accurate MoGo bike share docking stations. There turned out to be a few surprises getting there, and lessons to absorb for mapping all of Detroit.

The data looked decent on quick inspection, and is licensed public domain. Maybe a very small human supervised import is in order. I browsed OSM to see what was already there, and turned out this already all 43 docking stations were already added by mapper175, with the changeset comment Added nodes for MoGo Bike Share system stations (resurvey needed for most of them). Are they in the right place? Is there something a remote mapper could do here?

I picked the Second Ave & Prentis St docking station at random, and opened it up in iD.

I cycled through all the imagery options available to OpenStreetMap, and no evidence of a bike share dock station. Turns out MoGo launched just over a year ago and all of the aerial imagery is apparently older than that.

I then tried street level imagery. Bing Streetside is comprehensive but collected back in 2014. Fortunately in Detroit, Mapillary and OpenStreetCam have extensive and recent coverage. Clicking through the street level images in iD to find something with the correct alignment to capture the dock was sometimes tricky — depended on the precision of the capture position, the direction, the field of view, and distance. Confirming features seen in the street level imagery against aerial imagery was helpful to choose a well located shot.

For Second Ave and Prentis Street, the docking station moved just a few meters, from on street to inside a parking lot. While the accuracy of the first location in OSM was probably ok enough to find the docking station, the position of on the street vs sidewalk has substantial meaning for high definition mapping and analysis.

I next checked out the dock at Cass Ave & W Hancock St. The original position on West Hancock looked ok, but the OpenStreetCam imagery quickly confused me. One image showed the doc on West Hancock, and another from a few months later on Cass Avenue. I couldn’t trust what my eyes told me here — is the location or direction of the images incorrect? Am I looking at the same dock?

I searched and found that this dock had moved due to street construction. The reported move date didn’t quite match up with the first image but seemed reasonable to explain what I was seeing. And it also mentions the move of ****2nd Ave. and Prentis — somehow luckily the first two stations I picked had substantial changes.

The MoGo site also had a map, and browsing it, the locations for the above two dock stations were very accurate. It looked like the location in the MoGo map corresponded exactly with the docking station kiosk unit. Perhaps I could simply use these locations to correct the data in OSM. But what about the license? Asked Dexter and ..

.. he confirmed that I could us it in OSM and that they would now update the data set on the main Open Data site. Open Data is more than a data source, it’s a conversation.

But first, had to screen scrape. Viewing source, the dock locations were stored in two lists of coordinates. I wrote a quick script to scrape this and transform into GeoJSON and then load into iD as a local file.

I had confidence in this data from the first two stations, but decided to confirm each location from street level imagery before adjusting. I zoomed in on each station from the local file in turn, enabled street level imagery, clicked to find the best view and recency of imagery, until I had a confirmation of the MoGo location.

It became a bit monotonous, though still interesting to investigate the streetscape across Detroit. I began day dreaming about a process that would make it easier for me to confirm. Something that would show the current and new point, automatically determine the best source of imagery from all available — biased towards most recent, and including machine learning to filter images that probably have a dock in view. Step through each point, reposition if needed, and confirm.

For the most part, the locations were spot on. This one confirmed with Mapillary imagery contributed by, in fact, Dexter!

And in just a couple cases, very close but slightly off. Like the station above, where the MoGo map has the station on the street side of the sidewalk, but OpenStreetCam had the station closer to the building. I decided to go as close as I could tell from the imagery.

I learned a lot from the short exercise.

  • OSM is iterative. The first version of this data was pretty good, now it’s great. And we’ll need to update again as MoGo changes and grows.
  • Open data is a conversation, not just a download site. Connect with data holders and it will help unlock more data and possibilities.
  • Street level imagery is a superb source. Utilize as many sources as possible, research from multiple angles, and pay close attention to recency.
  • Human review is always key, but we need to make it very easy with processes that minimize drudgery and take best advantage of human intellect.
  • You can learn a lot about a city, even from far away. Takes patience but it’s rewarding to understanding the geography of a city.

There’s going to be a lot to learn about the city, and especially about the process of mapping, from making Detroit the best map in the world. Excited to see what happens next.

19th street ave D - lun 16 jui 2018 - 1:53

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Интернет магазин православных товаров "1 православный" - dim 15 jui 2018 - 22:49

Магазин православных товаров " 1православный" на рынке с 2014 года, занимается исключительно продажей православных товаров и товаров народной медицины. Сайт магазина

Интернет магазин православных товаров "1 православный" - dim 15 jui 2018 - 22:42

Магазин православных товаров " 1православный" на рынке с 2014 года, занимается исключительно продажей православных товаров и товаров народной медицины

OSM in River City - dim 15 jui 2018 - 21:06

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Another Neighborhood of Ashgabat Demolished - dim 15 jui 2018 - 6:15

Yesterday I had too many other obligations to travel far, so I took about three hours of Saturday afternoon to cruise parts of Ashgabat I'd not visited for a while and to collect Mapillary imagery where there were gaps (uploads currently underway). The dacha community north of the Karakum Canal on the far east end of the city is gone. It was apparently demolished in the past months and has been bulldozed. I had no idea, but will have to revise the map. The road into the community has been blocked with a dirt pile. This is why ground truth is so important.

I have completed corrections to the A-381, P-1, P-15, P-16, and P-18 national highway routes in Turkmenistan. I have consulted with local sources to nail down exactly which roads are part of each route and think these five are now pretty accurate.

Торговые центры на карте - sam 14 jui 2018 - 21:28

Продолжаю экспериментировать со своим минидвижком OSM. На сей раз попробовал вытащить на карту торговые центры и прикрутить минимальный валидатор, можно теперь их размечать в едином формате. А также проверить может это и не mall вовсе, а department_store

Ссылка на просмотр:

В планах сделать ещё несколько парсеров сетевых POI (например Пятёрочки или Лукойла), положить их код и результат деятельности в удобном JSON на гитхаб. А потом как-то всё сопоставлять с OSM... JSON может ещё кому-нибудь понадобился бы, благо с гитхаба легко подключать его будет.

Также в чатике кто-то спрашивал про реки, прикольно было бы сделать, чтобы при нажатии на реку писалось куда впадает и так можно по цепочке дойти до морей. Либо какой-нибудь текстовый валидатор, раньше вроде был, а сейчас что-то не работает :-(

Ankara Grafiker – Reklam Medya Grafik ve Fotoğrafçılık Ajansı - sam 14 jui 2018 - 17:17

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Pourquoi utiliser OpenStreetMap à la place de Google Maps ? - sam 14 jui 2018 - 11:50

This post is also available in English :

Article écrit pour l'open Summer of code 2018.

Tout d'abord, il n'y a aucun doute sur le fait que Google Maps est un bon produit et que ses outils (API, librairie JavaScript, ...) fonctionnent bien et sont faciles à mettre en place mais ...

C'est Google qui décide

Quand Google Maps a démarré il y a plus de 10 ans, tout était complètement gratuit mais ces derniers mois les choses ont changé drastiquement !
La première décision prise par Google a été de limiter le nombre de requêtes gratuites par jour. Cela n'a pas vraiment eu d'impact sur les petits utilisateurs qui sont resté sous la limite mais certains gros comptes ont décidé de passer à d'autres solutions dont OpenStreetMap (par exemple, Foursquare et Pinterest).
Les derniers changements (Juin 2018) ont beaucoup plus d'impact : Google a décidé d'encore réduire la limite du nombre de requêtes gratuites (de 25000 cartes par jour à 28000 cartes par mois - ce qui équivaut plus ou moins à 1000 cartes par jour, donc 25 fois moins) mais ils ont aussi obligé les utilisateurs à fournir leur numéro de carte de crédit même si la limite gratuite n'est pas dépassée !

Impact sur le site du Premier Ministre belge :

L'argent est bien sûr un problème mais il y a pire, Google peut décidé ce qui affiché, masqué ou mis en évidence dans la carte et comment c'est affiché. Que faire si Google décide de masque ou de mettre en évidence certain type de magasins ; ou pire, que faire si Google décide de dessiner les frontières entre pays où ils veulent. Ce genre de chose peut vite mener à des problèmes éthiques !

Pour faire "simple", vous n'avez absolument aucun contrôle, Google peut changer les conditions d'utilisation de leurs services quand ils veulent et ce sera plus que probablement à votre désavantage !

Pourquoi OpenStreetMap ?

OpenStreetMap est (principalement) une carte du monde entier publiée gratuitement sous une licence de contenu libre. Construite par des contributeurs bénévoles, elle est éditable par tous et en constante évolution.

La licence OpenStreetMap autorise un accès libre (ou quasiment libre) à nos cartes et à l’ensemble des données cartographiques sur lesquels elles sont construites. Notre projet vise à promouvoir des usages innovants et intéressants de ces données.

-- Source:À_propos_d’OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap use is free as in free beer but also as in free speech !
L'utilisation d'OpenStreetMap est gratuite comme dans bière gratuite et libre comme dans liberté d'expression !
Toute le monde peut contribuer et tout le monde peut l'utiliser ! Les données OpenStreetMap sont ouvertes ! Peut importe que vous soyez développeur, scientifique, activiste, cartographe, géographe, ..., vous pouvez utiliser la base de données OpenStreetMap pour satisfaire vos besoins quels qu'ils soient.

Vous avez accès aux données

Google Maps ne vous donne pas accès aux données utilisées pour créer la carte (et c'est le cas de la plupart des solutions propriétaires) mais vous avez un accès complet à la base de données OpenStreetMap !

L'accès aux données signifie que vous pouvez une carte qui répond à vos besoins et ne dépend donc pas des décisions faites par le fournisseur de carte.

Si vous avez besoin de certaines informations, il vous suffit de les télécharger ! Disons que vous avez besoin de tous les batiments de Bruxelles pour un projet de recherche, ou vous voulez trouver le distributeur de billets le plus proche, ou vous voulez toutes les informations disponibles dans le pays que vous êtes en train de visiter et vous en avez besoin hors ligne, ... ; ce sont toutes des requêtes faciles à exécuter ! Les données OpenStreetMap sont ouvertes !

OpenStreetMap couvre le monde entier et quel que soit le pays les contributeurs utilisent les même règles, il est donc trivial de passer de local (votre quartier) à global (la Terre entière) !

Et si vous voyez que quelque chose n'est pas correct dans la carte, il vous suffit de faire la correction ou de prévenir la communauté et nous ferons la correction ! Corriger et améliorer la carte ne profitera pas seulement à une seule grosse compagnie mais profitera à tout le monde. OpenStreetMap est créé et mis à jour des citoyens comme vous.

La force de la communauté

Grâce à des centaines de millier de contributeurs à travers le monde, OpenStreetMap est probablement la carte la plus complète et la plus à jour de la planète.

Quand le centre de Bruxelles est devenu officiellement réservé aux piétons, la mise à jour d'OpenStreetMap a immédiatement été faite le jour où c'est devenu official ; même chose pour les changements récents à Gand. Google Maps a bien sûr également fait la mise à jour mais cela a pris des semaines, parfois des mois ... et cela mène évidemment à des problèmes (navigation, routage, ...).

Les pays en voie de développement sont également un bon exemple de la force de la communauté : les ONG (comme Médecins Sans Frontières, la Croix-Rouge, ...) ont souvent besoin de cartes pour préparer et coordonner leurs actions sur le terrain. Cela coûte généralement très cher d'acheter des cartes de ces régions (pour autant que ces cartes existent). Ils ont donc décidé d'utiliser OpenStreetMap. Ils font appel à nous de manière régulière pour cartographier les régions du Monde où ils doivent intervenir.

Exemple de la différence entre OpenStreetMap et Google Maps dans la région de Kathmandou :

C'est bien beau tout ça mais passons à la technique ...

Il existe un nombre gigantesque de librairies et outils utilisant les données OpenStreetMap.

Si vous cherchez un fond de carte, il y a un nombre (presque) infini de solutions en fonction de vos besoins (carte standard, carte cycliste, carte liée à l'accessibilité, ...). Jetez un coup d'oeil sur le wiki : et si vous voulez jouer avec des Vector Tiles, allez voir
OpenStreetMap Belgique propose également son propre fond de carte pour la Belgique et les pays limitrophes :

Si vous cherchez une API de géocodage, allez voir Nominatim :

Si vous cherchez un algorithme de routage, jetez un coup d'oeil à OSRM (, GraphHopper (, Itinero (, ...

Tout ce qu'il est possible de faire avec Google Maps est possible avec OpenStreetMap et (presque) aussi facile à mettre en place !

Vous pouvez trouver plus d'information sur le site !

Vous pouvez aussi allez voir les librairies développées par Mapbox :
C'est probablement le moyen le plus simple de migrer de Google Maps à OpenStreetMap : les libraries et API développées par Mapbox vous fournissent toutes les fonctions fournies par Google Maps (fond de carte - vous pouvez même choisir vos propres styles -, routage, géocodage, ...) et sont toutes basées sur les données OpenStreetMap. La plupart des produits développés par Mapbox sont open-source mais certains services et fonctions viennent avec un inconvénient, vous devrez payer si vous dépasser la limite du nombre de requêtes gratuites.

Un peu plus de lecture (et les sources utilisées pour rédiger cet article) :

En Français :

En Anglais :

Address is not the same address. If we need a different description of the term, the AT OSM forum says no - sam 14 jui 2018 - 10:13

Im Versuch den Begriff "Adresse" genauer aufzulösen, habe ich soeben im AT- OSM Forum eine Absage erhalten.

[quote=Negreheb]4 Threads zum mehr oder weniger gleichen Thema? [/quote]

Mythos aus Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee (Film), Seufz mit dem Mythos, dass Inuit zig Wörter für Schnee besitzen, muss endlich Schluss sein.

Adresse ist nur Adresse, ein Thread genügt dazu laut Negreheb auch vollkommen. Eigentlich genügt auch ein Deutschsprachiges OSM Forum. Österreich kann genauso gut im DE Forum abgehandelt werden.

Warum diese Nervosität bezüglich Aufklärung über at Adressen. Transparenz ist doch nur gut. Manche Brunnen sind tief, gräbt man kommt oft in diesen interessantes zum Vorschein. Zum Beispiel warum uns Europäer, amerikanische IT Konzerne mit deren Produkten derart um die Ohren fahren. Irgendwo muss bei uns doch der Hund begraben sein, vielleicht auch im Adress- Brunnen.

Ich grabe weiter, versprochen.


In the attempt to dissolve the term address more exactly, I have just received a refusal in the AT-OSM forum.

[quote = Negreheb] 4 threads on more or less the same topic? [/ Quote]

Myth from Miss Smilla's sense of snow (film), Sighing with the myth that Inuit have tens of words for snow, it's finally over.

Address is only address, one thread is enough, according to Negreheb also completely. Actually, a German OSM forum is sufficient. Austria can just as well be dealt with in the DE Forum.

Why address this nervousness regarding education about at. Transparency is only good. Some wells are deep, digs are often in this interesting to the fore. For example, why Europeans, American IT corporations with their products drive us so in the ears. Somewhere the dog has to be buried with us, maybe also in the address well.

I dig further, I promise.

Why use OpenStreetMap instead of Google Maps ? - sam 14 jui 2018 - 9:42

First of all, there is absolutely not doubt about the fact Google Maps is a good product and the Google Maps tools (API, JavaScript library, ...) work quite well and are easy to setup but ...

Google is in charge

When Google Maps started more than 10 years ago, everything was completely free to use. These last few months that has changed drastically.
The first decision made by Google was to limit the free number of requests per day. It didn't really impact the small users that were still under the limit but some big players decided to switch to other solution like OpenStreetMap (for instance Foursquare and Pinterest). The latest change (June 2018) has much more impact : Google decided to reduce the limit of free requests (25000 map display per day to 28000 per month - that's around 1000 map display per day, so 25 times less) but also made it mandatory to give your credit card number even if you do not go over the free limit !

Impact on Belgian Prime Minister website :

Money is definitely an issue but worst, Google can decide what's displayed or hidden or highlighted and how it is displayed. What if Google decide to "hide" or "highlight" certain kind of shops for instance ; even worse, what if they decide to draw the border between countries wherever they want. All of this could quickly lead to ethical issues !

Long story short, you have absolutely no control about this, Google can change the term of use of their service when they want how they want and it will most probably not be in your advantage !

Why OpenStreetMap ?

OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content license.

The OpenStreetMap License allows free (or almost free) access to our map images and all of our underlying map data. The project aims to promote new and interesting uses of this data.

-- Source:

OpenStreetMap use is free as in free beer but also as in free speech !
Everyone can contribute and everyone can use it ! OpenStreetMap is open data ! Whether you're a developer, a scientist, an activist, a cartographer, ..., you can use OpenStreetMap database to fulfil your need.

You have access to the data

Google Maps doesn't give you access to the data behind the map (and that's the case for most proprietary solutions) but you have full access to the OpenStreetMap database !

Access to the data means you can build a map that suits you and not depend on decisions made by the map provider.

If you need some information, just download it ! Let's say you need all the buildings from Brussels for a research project, or you want to find the nearest ATM, or you want all the information from the country you're in vacation and you need it offline, ... ; those are all simple queries ! OpenStreetMap database is open !

OpenStreetMap covers the whole world with the same mapping rules so it's really easy to switch from local to global !

If you see that something is wrong in the map, just fix it, or notify the community and we'll fix it ! Fixing the map will not only benefit one big player but everyone in the world. OpenStreetMap is made by citizens just like you.

Power of the community

Thanks to hundreds of thousand contributors all over the world OpenStreetMap is probably the most up-to-date and complete map of the world.

When the city center of Brussels became officially accessible for pedestrian only, the update was immediately made in OpenStreetMap the day it became official ; same thing for the recent mobility changes in Ghent. Google Maps of course also made the change but it took a few weeks, sometimes months ... and that can lead to some issues (navigation, ...).

Third world countries are also a great example of the power of the community : humanitarian organization (like Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, ...) often need maps to be able to prepare and coordinate their actions on the field. It usually costs a lot to buy maps from those regions (if there is a map available) so they made the switch to OpenStreetMap. They call us on a regular basis to ask the community to map part of the world where they have to take actions.

Example of difference between OpenStreetMap and Google Maps in Kathmandu :

That's nice but let's get technical ...

Many libraries and tools are already using OpenStreetMap data.

You're looking for a baselayer, there are so much options available depending on your needs (standard basemap, basemap focused on cycling, on accessibility, ...). Have a look at the list available on the wiki : and if you want to play with Vector Tiles, have a look at
OpenStreetMap Belgium also provides its own baselayers covering Belgium and surroundings :

You're looking for a geocoding API, have a look at Nominatim :

You're looking for a routing algorithm, check OSRM (, GraphHopper (, Itinero (, ...

Everything that's possible with Google Maps is possible with OpenStreetMap and (almost) as easy to use and set up !

You can find more information on !

You can also have a look at all the great libraries made by Mapbox :
That's probably the easiest way to switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap : Mapbox libraries and API allow you to have all the function provided by Google Maps (basemap - you can even style your own -, directions, geocoding, ...) and are all based on OpenStreetMap data. Most of Mapbox products are open-source but some services and functions come with a downside, you'll have to pay if you go over the request limits.

Some more reading (and sources used for this article) :

In English: - - - (by A. Buczkowski) - (by L. Bliss)

In French : - (by C. Quest from OpenStreetMap France) - (by C. Quest from OpenStreetMap France)

weeklyOSM 416 - sam 14 jui 2018 - 8:59


MapRoulette 3 1

  • Jeremiah Rose asks, on the tagging mailing list. if it is feasible to provide links to accessible restaurant menus. He suggests two possibilities for the tag syntax: url:menu=* or url:accessible_menu=*.
  • OpenStreetMap announced,via an official blog post, that Bing Streetside imagery is available in the online editor iD. Streetside is now the 3rd available street-level imagery in iD together with OpenStreetCam and Mapillary. The blog post says that Streetside will “probably become available” in other editors like JOSM. Please note before using this imagery that the licence from Bing has certain restrictions.
  • Martijn van Exel has released the 3rd version of MapRoulette. MapRoulette will give you a random task in OSM to work on. Since 2013 about 1.5 million tasks to improve OSM have been completed. Martijn is blogging about the new features of in a series of posts. His first post is concerned with the introduction of location, category and text based filters.
  • On the German OSM forum (in German), a user came across a trap street on another map. What should OSM show? Let the cat out the bag? An interesting discussion ensues.
  • If you like sauna you might be interested in the new proposal. It is trying to bring order into the current muddle.
  • A member of Amazon’s Logistics team has asked in the German forum how they can address missing turn restrictions to OSM mappers. They fear that OSM notes could be left disregarded.
  • On the talk mailing list, Frederik Ramm mentioned a scientific paper about imports into OSM and their effect on the local mappers’ communities. The answers mention the varied impact of imports around the world and in the history of OSM, and therefore exclude any universal recommendation for imports.
  • Pablo Sanxiao does a good job explaining (automatic translation) that OpenStreetMap is not actually a map, but rather a database filled with geospatial data, continuously updated and improved by volunteer mappers and other actors, alike.
  • [1] Martijn van Exel also introduced his new tool Meet Your Mapper. It shows you the mappers and their number of contributions in any area based on a relation ID as a table. It also allows you to export the statistics.
  • Only 11% of the streets in Rosario (Argentina) are named after a woman.
OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • The OpenStreetMap web site and API will be read-only for around 30 minutes starting at 10:00 UTC on Sunday 15th July, whil the services are migrated to an alternate data centre. (Tweet)
  • The company Cesium, a US based company offering services around 3D maps and Geospatial data analysis, announced that it is now a corporate OSMF member.
  • FOSS4G Tokail will be held Aug 24th and 25th at Aichi University.
Humanitarian OSM
  • HOT has held Community Knowledge Sharing Webinars between July 11th-16th to share experiences of 15 HOT communities about the topics gender, youth, advocacy, data integration and Leave No One Behind.
  • The uMap 1.0.0 release candidate was announced on the mailing list. Major changes are the merger of and django-storage, the move to Django 2.x, which does not support Python 2.x anymore, an improved permission panel, easier customisation, filtering and unicode markers.
  • A thread on searchandrescue subreddit brings to attention the combined pitfalls of OSM’s (but not only) incomplete data about hiking trails and renderer’s grouping choices. The discussion was started by the case of hikers who followed a challenging hiking trail on OSM, that was rendered exactly the same as an easy trail by the app they were using.
  • As our colleagues from the OSM-US twitter team have noticed that the company ESRI has created a vector map with OpenStreetMap data to match OSM’s default carto style that can be viewed online.
  • Bing maps is now using building data from OSM in their proprietary maps. If you zoom in, you will see OSM based buildings and an OSM attribution. If available, Bing uses height information from OSM to render 2.5D building models.
Open Data
  •, the local Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, has hosted their annual conference. As the Swiss newspaper Netzwoche wrote , the topics included challenges, open data politics and an outlook as usual but also a lessons learnt about a project that struggles to sustainably finance itself due to on-off interests in the project.
  • Mateusz Konieczny has written a new tutorial for learning how Overpass-Turbo is used. It is supposed to be useful also for people without any knowledge about OSM and without any programming skills.
  • Daniel from Mapbox, writes a diary post about how to run the full RoboSat pipeline on your own imagery using drone imagery from the OpenAerialMap project, taking the area of Tanzania as an example.
  • Mateusz Konieczny describes how screenshots may be generated using a relatively simple Python script. Easy to update screenshots are likely to be useful in documentation like tutorials.
  • Michael Spreng has started to implement a better integration of the Overpass API in Umap and is looking for help with the front-end.
  • Peter Karich from the company GraphHopper, wrote a blog post about the visualisation of road network reachability with Although network reachability visualisation is nothing new, the blog post describes how you can create fancy visualisations of reachability yourself.
Did you know …
  • … the app OSMfocus? The open source app shows you the tag/values pairs of objects around you and makes it much easier to identify objects that need an update when passing them by. The source code was recently made available on GitHub and you can install the Android app from Google Play
Other “geo” things
  • Ian Webster created Ancient Earth globe, a 4D visualisation of the Earth in various moments of the distant past – going back to 700 millions years ago. Better not use this for mapping those coastlines.
  • Starting from iOS also third-party navigation apps can use Apples car integration Carplay. Sygic announced such a first integration, which uses OSM as one of many sources. Mapbox also offers an integration via their Software Development Kit.
  • You might not do so, but please do not write down names from door bell nameplates during mapping. Even your hand-written notes can be seen as a “file” as the European Court of Justice ruled against Jehova’s Witnesses.
  • The Australian website spatialsource wrote an article about the MapXplorer’s new web-based un|earth:: app. The app allows you to browse through Landsat images and the changes over the last 32 years. The app supports simple image manipulation capabilities but is limited to Australia.
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Wochennotiz Nr. 416 - sam 14 jui 2018 - 0:58


    MapRoulette 3 1

  • Im OSM-Forum wird über das Tagging von benutzungspflichtigen Radwegen diskutiert, die nach aktueller Rechtslage so nicht mehr ausgewiesen werden dürften.
  • Jeremiah Rose fragt auf der Mailingliste Tagging nach, ob er Links zu Seiten, auf denen das Menü eines Restaurants aufgeführt ist, mit url:menu=* oder url:accessible_menu=* taggen könnte.
  • Selfish Seahorse kündigt auf der Mailingliste Talk-ch einen mechanischen Edit an Brunnen in Bern an.
  • Der offizielle OpenStreetMap-Blog berichtet über die neue Integrierung von Bing Streetside im iD-Editor. Dort wird zudem erwähnt, dass die Bilder bald vielleicht auch in anderen Editoren wie JOSM integriert werden könnten.
  • Zum 6. Juli sind zahlreiche Gemeinden in Thüringen neu gegliedert worden (Gesetz als PDF). Im Forum werden die Anpassungen in OSM organisiert.
  • Martijn van Exel hat MapRoulette 3 veröffentlicht und startet eine Serie an Blogeinträgen über die neuen Features. Der erste Teil beschäftigt sich mit der Einführung von orts-, kategorie- und textbasierten Filtern.
  • TobWen regt sich im OSM-Forum über unsaubere oder methodisch fehlerhafte Nutzung des NRW-Atlas (nicht mehr nutzbar) auf.
  • Im deutschen Forum wird diskutiert, ob man auf OSM mithilfe von Notes auf Urheberrechtsfallen von anderen Kartendiensten aufmerksam machen sollte.
  • Der Vorschlag für das Sauna-Tagging-Schema wurde angenommen.
  • Ein Mitarbeiter von Amazon Logistics fragt im deutschen OSM-Forum, wie sie fehlende Abbiegebeschränkungen in OSM der deutschen Community zur Verfügung stellen könnten, da sie befürchten, dass Notes nicht zeitnah bearbeitet werden.
  • Auf der Mailingliste Talk erwähnt Frederik Ramm eine wissenschaftliches Paper über Importe in OSM und ihre Auswirkungen auf die lokalen Mappergemeinden. Die Reaktionen auf der Mailingliste erwähnen die unterschiedlichen Auswirkungen von Importen auf der ganzen Welt und in der Geschichte von OSM und schließen daher eine universelle Empfehlung für Importe aus.
  • Pablo Sanxiao erklärt (automatische Übersetzung) recht verständlich, warum OpenStreetMap keine einfache Karte, sondern eine Datenbank voller Geodaten ist, die ununterbrochen von Menschen auf der ganzen Welt erweitert und verbessert wird.
  • Martijn van Exel stellt sein neues Tool „Meet Your Mappers“ vor, das einem alle Mapper innerhalb einer OSM-Relation und deren Beiträge tabellarisch darstellen kann.
  • SinMordaza berichtet (automatische Übersetzung) über eine Untersuchung des Frauenanteils in den Straßennamen lateinamerikanischer Metropolen durch die Geochicas.
OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • Wegen des Umzugs einiger OSMF-Server sind am 15. Juli ab 12 Uhr deutscher Zeit für ca. eine halbe Stunde keine schreibenden Zugriffe auf die OSM-Website und -API (somit auch die Daten) möglich (Tweet).
  • Die US-amerikanische Firma Cesium ist jetzt ein kommerzielles Bronze-Mitglied der OSMF.
  • geologist und scubbx berichten auf vom OpenStreetMap-Stand auf der AGIT in Salzburg (Vorbereitungen, Teile 1, 2, 3).
  • Die FOSS4G Tokai wird dieses Jahr am 24. und 25. August an der Aichi-Universität stattfinden.
Humanitarian OSM
  • HOT hat zwischen dem 11. und 16. Juli ein "Community Knowledge Sharing Webinar" abgehalten. Es ging um den Erfahrungsaustausch von 15 HOT-Communities zu den Themen Gender, Jugend, Fürsprache und weiteren.
  • Geodäsie-Vermessungstechniker stellen in ganz Baden-Württemberg ihr Fach vor.
  • Der Release-Kandidat von uMap 1.0.0 ist veröffentlicht worden. und django-storage sind vereinigt worden. uMap selbst wechselt auf Django 2.x (somit keine Unterstützung von Python2 mehr). Ebenfalls neu ist eine verbesserte Oberfläche für die Rechtevergabe, einfachere Anpassung, Filter und Markersymbole, die Unicode-Symbole sein können.
  • Benutzer Ryan_Van macht im Subreddit /searchandrescue auf einen Fall aufmerksam, bei dem eine Gruppe Wanderer einen gefährlichen Kletterpfad eingeschlagen hat, der von ihrer OSM-basierten Kartenapp jedoch nicht als solcher kenntlich gemacht wurde (trotz sac_scale=difficult_alpine_hiking). Da die Wanderer dort verunglückt sind, beschwert er sich über das fehlerhafte Rendering und fordert, dass sac_scale von Renderern mehr Beachtung bekommen sollte.
  • ESRI bietet – noch als Beta – seinen Kunden einen Tile-Dienst an, der OSM Carto nachempfunden ist, aber auf vermutlich proprietärer ESRI-Technologie basiert.
  • Bing Maps nutzt in mehreren Ländern jetzt Gebäudedaten von OpenStreetMap.
  •, die lokale Schweizer Sektion der Open Knowledge Foundation, hat ihre jährliche Konferenz ausgerichtet. Wie die Schweizer Zeitung Netzwoche schrieb, waren die Themen Herausforderungen, offene Datenpolitik und ein Ausblick.
  • Mateusz Konieczny hat ein neues Tutorial zur Verwendung von Overpass-Turbo geschrieben. Es soll auch für Leute ohne OSM- oder Programmierkenntnisse nützlich sein.
Lizenzen Programme
  • Daniel von Mapbox hat einen Blogartikel verfasst, in dem er zeigt, wie man RoboSat selbst auf Drohnenaufnahmen von OpenAerialMap anwenden kann. RoboSat ist die neue AI-Software von Mapbox, die Gebäude auf Luftaufnahmen erkennt.
  • Mateusz Konieczny beschreibt, wie mit recht simplen Python-Scripts Screenshots von OSM aufgenommen werden können.
  • Michael Spreng hat begonnen eine bessere Integration der Overpass-API in Umap zu implementieren und sucht jemanden, der ihm beim Frontend hilft.
  • Peter Karich erklärt im GraphHopper-Blog Schritt für Schritt, wie er mit die Erreichbarkeit eines Straßennetzes zu verschiedenen Uhrzeiten durch Isochronen dargestellt hat.
Kennst du schon …
  • … die App OSMfocus? Die App stellt die Tags an den Objekten in der Umgebung dar und erleichtert es, zu ermitteln, welche Objekte am Wegesrand einer Überprüfung bedürfen. Der Quellcode wurde jetzt auf GitHub veröffentlicht. Die App kann über Google Play bezogen werden.
Weitere Themen mit Geo-Bezug
  • Ian Webster hat eine 4D-Visualisierung der Erde in verschiedenen Momenten der fernen Vergangenheit erstellt. Sie reicht bis zu 700 Millionen Jahren zurück. Wir bitten darum, diese Karte nicht zum Kartieren von Küstenlinien zu verwenden.
  • Ab iOS 12 können auch Drittanbieter mit ihren Navigationsanwendungen die Fahrzeugintegration CarPlay nutzen. Der Navi-Spezialist Sygic, der OSM als eine von vielen Quelle einsetzt, hat eine derartige Integration angekündigt. Auch Mapbox geht mit ihrem kürzlich angekündigten Software Development Kit ähnliche Schritte.
  • Ihr tut es zwar vermutlich nicht, aber bitte schreibt keine Namen von Klingelschildern ab, während ihr mappt. Auch eure handschriftlichen Notizen können als „Datei“ betrachtet werden, wie der Europäische Gerichtshof in einem Urteil gegen die Zeugen Jehovas entschieden hat.
  • Auch deutschsprachige Medien berichten über Apples neue, eigene Kamerafahrzeuge, mit denen man sich von seinen Datenlieferanten (u.a. OSM) unabhängig machen möchte (wir berichteten).
  • Die australische Website Spatialsource hat einen Artikel über die Webanwendung un|earth:: geschrieben. Die Webanwendung ermöglicht es, durch die Landsat-Bilder und die Veränderungen der letzten 32 Jahre zu blättern. Die App unterstützt einfache Bildbearbeitungsfunktionen, ist aber auf Australien beschränkt.
    Wo Was Wann Land Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 2018-07-17 Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2018-07-17 Karlsruhe Stammtisch 2018-07-18 Mumble OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting 2018-07-19 Essen Mappertreffen 2018-07-21 Düsseldorf Stammtisch 2018-07-25 Lübeck Lübecker Mappertreffen 2018-07-26 Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-08-01 Bochum Mappertreffen 2018-08-02

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Eureka! An Authoritative List of Districts! - ven 13 jui 2018 - 14:56

I have found an authoritative but slightly out-of-date list of provinces, districts, and municipalities in Turkmenistan, have corrected and updated it based on recent press releases, and posted it to the OSM wiki:

I am also working with my embassy's motor pool to identify the national highways, which are either not tagged or are in some cases mistagged. This will be a bit of a project over the summer as we research the Turkmen national highway system and bring the OSM map up to date. My ambition is to have a complete map of Turkmenistan's national highway network, all properly tagged.

01-19(19) - ven 13 jui 2018 - 8:23