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July 29, 2014

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Drawing roads and paths in Chihuahua state, Mexico

And if someone wants to bicycle ride them, I am looking for partners.

by rimugu at July 29, 2014 09:02 PM

Hiking with Mapillary

Like last year I plan to have a walk in Albania during my holidays.¹ The planned route is this. Valley between mountains Dhëmbel and Nemërçka

Hardware

Though the mobile phones I use are Siemens ME45 I already had had contact with Peter Neubauer from Mapillary now and then and also heard him on Radio OSM (German OSM podcast #31). So I asked him about recommended hardware to run the Mapillary app for some days far away from civilisation and power sources and to store away the lots of images created.

Calculations

In walking mode the Mapillary app is set to make a picture every two seconds as default AFAIK. After having had a first walk with Mapillary this seems to be a reasonable choice. Since my average day trip lasts up to eight hours and I assumedly will hike on 18 days I calculated the following:

pictures/minute x 60 minutes x 8 hours x 18 days x picture size 5 MB = assumed amount of created data
30 x 60 x 8 x 18 x 5 = 1.296.000 MB

Stuff

After some mail exchange he sent me in the name of Mapillary the stuff we assumed would be best. Aside from the mounts mentioned in the other blog post I purchased an Y-OTG cable which allows USB drives to be powered from an external source while connected to the smartphone as host. Although there are dedicated backup devices – a HDD with battery and card reader attached² – we skipped purchasing such a device because it would have cost additional 250 EUR.

A list of the hardware:

  • 2x 128 GB microSD card
  • 1x magnet charging cable
  • 2x deltaco Powerbank 10 Ah
  • 2x short cables USB-A–µUSB- ~20 cm
  • 1x long cable USB-A–µUSB- ~100 cm
  • 1x µSD card reader für USB
  • 1x 8 GB-µSD-card (assumedly forgotten in the reader)
  • 1x OTG cable µUSB–USB-A-Buchse
  • 1x Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (w/o SIM-card)
  • 1x external 2,5" USB 3.0 drive 2TB

And two things I won't take with me

  • 1x Speedport miniature 4xUSB-Hub
  • 1x power adapter for the above

Test

Last weekend I had everything ready to make a test under real conditions. The app was set to use continous autofocus and stable shot.

Trekking with a lot of hardwareI still looking a bit knackered after walking some km with the stuff

The following I could observe: Running Mapillary about one hour discharged the battery by 30% and the phone got quite warm.
(I already had disabled/uninstalled a lot of needless stuff and installed BlackouT to dim the screen as far as possible to save energy)
Although I had walked for two hours Mapillary "only" made 1118 photographs needing 5220 MB of space. 30 images/minute in two hours would theoretically have resulted in 3600 images.

Speculations on the number of images:

Although the camera is a good one for smart phones with a 1/2,3'' ccd it in total numbers the lens is not fast. This results in low shutter speeds in shady environments and relative high noise. When I walk through a dense wood, for one I am moving and this in a dimly lit environment. Although the camera is mounted near the shoulder where it is not moved too much the app still has to wait for moments where the movement is small enough to make pictures not blurred by movement. example sequence at mapillary I'd also assume that the camera has problems focusing in low light. I think these two points are the main reason that the number of recorded images is only one third of the images the app should have recorded theoretically.
Maybe one should also consider to mount the camera at the shoulder strap a little more to the sternum and away from the arm since it seems I lifted it a little with the arm sometimes.

Now for the quality of the images: As explained above the phones camera doesn't perform too well in shady environments.
I had not expected the number of defocused images I got (example). I assume this was mostly caused by me using trekking poles which I assume irritated the camera (you see them in some of the images). Since the continous autofocus also consumes some energy I disabled it which sets the camera to fixed infinity focus. So far I only could do a small walk with this setting and without poles but at least the pictures aren't worse.

Copying the remaining 4,4 GB of good images to the external drive took about five minutes. For testing purposes I had copied 32 GB of files sized ~50-100 MB from µSD (in the smartphone) to hdd which took 20 minutes.

It seems I cannot test how often I can charge the phone with one of the 10 Ah battery packs – I will see during holidays. The long cable mentioned in the list is for charging the phone while walking. This I also have not tested but I don't think there will be problems.

For now I thank Peter Neubauer and Mapillary that they allow me to add another 1,2 kg electronics to my luggage, to shoot (and later host) tons of images during my hiking trip – and most notably the confidence that they borrow me all the stuff.

¹ German blog post linking to some reports
¹ English description of hike at wikiloc
² Two not insanely expensive devices with 1TB are this and this
There is also the possibility to combine a blank device with a HDD of the own choice: (maybe with the additional battery for better being safe than sorry.

by malenki at July 29, 2014 06:36 PM

OSMBlog (German)

Wochennotiz Nr. 210

22.–28.07.2014

Foto: OpenStreetMap im Einsatz bei der Deutschen Bahn in Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Montage aus Bildern von User Shmias

OpenStreetMap im Einsatz bei der Deutschen Bahn im Berliner Hauptbahnhof [1](unter Verwendung zweier Fotos (Public Domain) von User Shmias

Talk, Forum, Wiki & Blog

Open Data & ODbL

  • Auf Anfrage von user dcp zeigt sich die Kleinstadt Rheinbach Interesse an OSM. Um sie vollends zu überzeugen sucht dcp nach passenden OSM-Beispielen.
  • Mapbox hat eine Karte für die USA veröffentlicht, die Gebiete mit Drohnenflugverbot darstellt. Die Flugverbotsdaten sind CC-0-lizenziert. Weitere Infos zur Karte im Mapbox-Blog.
  • Die Dokumentation des OpenNRW-Infoabends ist online. (PDF, 57 kB)
  • Die Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe hat eine Liste mit allen angebotenen Webservices veröffentlicht. In wieweit diese lizenztechnisch für OSM nutzbar sind, muss noch geprüft werden.

Wochenaufruf

OpenStreetMap-Foundation

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

  • Der HOT-Vorstand hat sich in Washington DC in Real-Life getroffen. Auf der HOT-Mailingliste gibt es dazu einen dreiteiligen Bericht (1., 2., 3. Teil).

Karten

  • Version 2.7.10 des Mapnik-Kartenstils OSM Carto, der auch auf osm.org eingesetzt wird, enthält eine Reihe Änderungen. Es gibt nun ein generisches Icon für Ladengeschäfte, ref-Labels werden anders gerendert, die Beschriftung von Feldwegen wurde verbessert und access=permissive wird wie access=yes behandelt.
  • Benutzer psadk hat einen Rendering-Stil für Maperitive entworfen, der für Papierausdrucke zum Erfassen vor Ort optimiert ist.

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Wochenvorschau

Termine vom 30.07. bis 06.08.2014

Ort Name Datum
Düsseldorf Stammtisch 30.07.2014
Essen Stammtisch 01.08.2014
Wien Stammtisch 06.08.2014

Hinweis: Wer seinen Termin hier in der Liste sehen möchte, trage ihn in den Kalender ein. Nur Termine, die dort stehen, werden in die Wochennotiz übernommen.

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by Wochennotizteam at July 29, 2014 04:07 PM

Wochenaufgabe KW 31/32 28.07.–11.08.2014

Foto eines Briefkastens der Deutschen Post

Foto: Thorsten Alge

Von Thorsten Alge stammt der Vorschlag für diese Wochenaufgabe.

Zwar kommt das Schreiben von Postkarten immer mehr aus der Mode, aber dennoch muss man dann und wann mal einen Brief oder eine Postkarte verschicken. Gerade Unterwegs gestaltet sich die Suche nach einem Briefkasten dann doch häufig etwas schwierig. Will man einfach nur die nächstgelegene Box finden, muss man nacheinander die Webseiten der verschiedenen Anbieter prüfen und auch zu Zuverlässigkeit der Positionsangaben lässt häufig zu Wünschen übrig.

Das Tagging-Schema ist überschaubar. Die Briefkästen werden mit amenity=post_box getagt. Zusätzlich werden häufig noch die Leerungszeiten (collection_times=*), der Betreiber (operator=*), die Marke (brand=*), eine Referenz (ref=* bei den Briefkästen der Deutschen Post ist der Standort als Adresse angegeben) oder die Info ob der Briefkasten aus dem Auto heraus erreichbar ist (drive_through=yes/no) gemappt.
Für das Eintragen der Leerungszeiten lohnt es sich das Plugin “OpeningHoursEditor” in JOSM zu nutzen. Es erkennt automatisch den tag amenity=post_box und stellt von opening_hours auf collection_times um.

Briefkästen denen eine oder mehrere dieser Eigenschaften fehlen, kann man mit der von Thorsten erstellten Overpass-Abfrage finden.

Wie Thorsten könnt auch ihr uns Vorschläge für die Wochenaufgabe zusenden. Wir haben derzeit noch ein paar Ideen auf Halde liegen. Euer Vorschlag wird für uns attraktiver, wenn ihr – wie Thorsten – einen fertigen Text samt Overpass-Abfrage beilegt.

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by Wochennotizteam at July 29, 2014 03:58 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Saint-Étienne: recensement des locaux commerciaux vacants sur OpenStreetMap

L'association stéphanoise Carton Plein a entamé une démarche de Recherche-Action sur la réactivation des boutiques vacantes et un travail sur l'identité de la ville... En parallèle du "Bureau de recensement des boutiques stéphanoises" (plus d'infos sur le wiki MoviLab), l'association a mis en place un relevé en porte à porte des boutiques vacantes dans un secteur centre ville (allant de l'hyper centre à Carnot).

closed shop

Comment je m'en mêle ?

Début juin 2012, je suis mis dans la boucle par Hervé, résident à La Cartonnerie et contributeur à OpenStreetMap de ma connaissance. Lors d'une première rencontre courant juin avec l'équipe projet, j'ai évoqué l'intérêt de l'utilisation d'OpenStreetMap comme base de données communes, à la croisée des besoins de Carton Plein et de la Ville de Saint-Étienne ("Pourquoi Faire"). Le 27 juin, je démontre en pratique le "Comment Faire" lors d'un atelier à la Maison de Jacqueline, le tiers-lieu de la Cartonnerie :

1. Présentation rapide d'OpenStreetMap - Bien commun
2. Comment contribuer dans le cadre de ce projet spécifique (éditeurs ID, Potlatch, JOSM)
3. Comment interroger la base et exporter les données. Exemple test avec une requête sur Overpass Turbo.
4. Comment créer une carte en ligne à partir de ces données et d'informations supplémentaires (commentaires, photos...). Exemples test avec uMap et Chimère.

Question posée non encore résolue : comment disposer et afficher en local des informations non publiques plus précises (propriétaires, coordonnées...) ?

Ce projet ainsi que d'autres idées que j'ai concernant l'information géographique en bien commun sur Saint-Étienne (Accessibilité, Zones d'Activités…) a remis sur le tapis la nécessité de pouvoir évaluer le temps de travail nécessaire pour récolter des infos sur le terrain et les saisir dans OSM.

Je teste en condition réelles

Vendredi 25 juillet (jour dont la météo ressemblait exceptionnellement à ce qu'on peut attendre d'une journée de juillet, même à Saint-Étienne…) je suis donc allé, à titre de test, carnet et crayon en main, recenser les boutiques, occupées et vacantes, de la Rue de la République.

Informations recherchées:

  • localisation (évidemment…)
  • type de commerce/bureau…
  • nom du local/commerce/entreprise...

Et c'est tout. Pas d'infos sur l'accessibilité, ni sur les horaires d'ouverture, etc.) Pas non plus d'autres éléments situés rue de la République (boîtes aux lettres, mobilier urbain, arrêts de bus…). Juste les boutiques en rez-de-chaussée sur la rue.

Temps total de recensement sur le terrain: 1 heure (en ne prenant le temps de discuter avec des passants que deux fois)

Temps de saisie des informations dans OpenStreetMap : le double ! Ceci du fait qu'il faut passer par l'interface imposée par l'outil (JOSM en l'occurence), être rigoureux dans la saisie, chercher les attributs pertinents inconnus lorsqu'on rencontre des cas particuliers nouveaux, et parfois rechercher le site internet de certaines boutiques lorsque ça vaut le coup de préciser…

Avec la pratique et l'expérience ce temps doit pouvoir être réduit, mais quoi qu'il en soit, il restera sans doute plus long que la récolte des infos sur le terrain.

Aperçu du résultat après requête via Overpass Turbo:

carte rue de la Ré (afficher l'image en plus grand, en vert les commerces, bars, cafés, bureaux… occupés, en rouge les locaux vacants…)

by EddieJ at July 29, 2014 02:26 PM

July 28, 2014

Bone Killian

Corn Explosion

Canned 13 pints of sweet corn. Suffered one casualty.

Canned 13 pints of sweet corn. Suffered one casualty.

by Adam at July 28, 2014 11:41 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

JOSM 7347 released

The July version of JOSM is now available (almost on time) as version 7347 :)

This version is mainly a maintenance one, here's the changelog:

Notable changes

minor enhancements

  • New look-and-feel preference to display ISO 8601 dates globally
  • Add colorbar for active GPX layer
  • Remote Control:
    • improved certificate handling on Windows for https support
  • Presets/Map styles:
    • XML style removed
    • new icon for amenity=charging_station
    • add 10 shop=*, refactor shop subcategories
    • add landuse=religious
    • add highway=turning_loop

major bugs

  • Remove insecure certificate installed on Windows with previous version if Remote Control was enabled

Summarized changelog

Complete changelog

Milestone view (need login)

Remember we're holding a logo contest until 30th of September :)

Cheers, Vincent

by don-vip at July 28, 2014 11:28 PM

Smartphone mounts

Since I got borrowed a Smartphone from Mapillary (more about that soon) but no mounts for car nor anything, I had to make up some. As I needed one for the car I had nothing usable with me than an old T-Shirt which was dedicated for cleaning purposes. I just ripped a strip from it – et violá: Handyhalterung fürs Auto lowest cost smartphone mount ever
A sequence recorded this way

A mount for walking was not as easy to create. I purchased what seemed to be a durable smartphone cover for about 8 EUR and a 30 cm long strip of 5 cm wide hook-and-loop fastener for ~1,50 EUR.

From hooks part of strip I cut two parts each as long as the smartphone cover was wide. Those I glued to the back of the smartphone. The other half of the hooks strip I glued back to back to the loops strip. Hooks and loops So I had a wristband and was able to use the the smartphone as smartwatch with the biggest screen ever: multi purpose scratchy wristband multi purpose scratchy wristband Biggest and most inexpensive smartwatch ever Biggest and most inexpensive smartwatch ever
phone backside with hooks phone backside with hooks
(You should spare some loop strip to cover the hooks not covered by the mount. Else it could happen that the hooks stick now and then to the shirt you wear.)

But since I also want to use the smartphone with Mapillary while walking, I had to work a little more and punched some ugly holes into the side of the cover. Now the phone could be put into the cover with the back to the front without the buttons being pushed all the time. ruined smartphone case To use it while walking I put the hook-and-loop Band around the left shoulder strap of the backpack, let the Mapillary app record in walking mode, put it back-to-front into the cover and attach the latter to the hook-and-loop band (aka mount) at the shoulder strap.
Addendum: Maybe one should also consider to mount the camera at the shoulder strap a little more to the sternum and away from the arm since it seems I lifted it a little with the arm sometimes. Trekking with a lot of hardwareI looking a bit knackered after walking some km with the stuff

Done.

by malenki at July 28, 2014 07:03 PM

Mappa Mercia (UK Midlands)

Local Usage of OpenStreetMap: blackcountryhistory.org

It’s always good to see the hard work you’ve put in surveying and editing being put to good use. I came across www.blackcountryhistory.org recently whilst researching listed buildings in Wolverhampton. As you can see it uses OpenStreetMap as the default map base layer – correctly attributed as well! The website is a collaboration of the museum and archive departments of all the councils in the Black Country – that’s Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell. It’s aim is broadly to provide a digital gateway into their vast reserves of historical material.

The website introduces the Black Country as:  “an area located just to the west of Birmingham right at the heart of the UK. It lies between the towns of Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton and is noted for its industrial past. It is so named because of the concentration of coal mining and metalworking in the area. It has no agreed borders and no two Black Country men or women will agree on where its starts or ends. American visitor, Elihu Burritt was impressed with what he saw and said in 1869 ‘ The Black County, black by day and red by night, cannot be matched for vast and varied production by any other space of equal radius on the surface of the globe.’ ”

It’s no longer like that of course. It now provides a rich source of  industrial heritage and searching out particular sites or buildings associated with past industrial powerhouses provides a great incentive to getting out and surveying. It’s just very sad  that the major preservation body in the UK, the National Trust, ignores all this and concentrates on preserving the country houses of the aristocracy and nineteenth factory owners, i.e where the wealth got spent by the few rather than where it got created by the many.

blackcountryhistory

by Brian Prangle at July 28, 2014 05:56 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Info Lost at different zoom levels

I am new to Open Streets but have added a pond and a trail to a local park where I do lots of volunteer work. I have notices that at different zoom levels the pond either disappears of part of it is cut off, only to reappear at a new zoom level. Anybody know what is all about?

by JAGDNC at July 28, 2014 12:03 PM

#MapLesotho - Fantastic Day with a serious number of edits!

The 25th of July proved to be fantastic day for the all! We had teams working in Fingal, Maseru, Muenster, Qacha's Nek, Katowice, USA and Canada. The edits were coming in thick and fast. Some 220,000 nodes were created on the day alone, made by 106 OSM users.

The key tool used were the tasking manager from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and the iD editor on osm.org. We promoted the use of iD as it has a very simple learning curve, where users can be shown how to create areas, lines and points; how to assign the attributes and commit to the database.

To keep people going I found it was very useful to the brilliant live changes map from osmlab. You can see it in action in this short video I have prepared showing some the work done in Muenster. Checkout our youtube video of this in action. Imgur

Finally to show some of the progress made during the day here in Muenster, we focused on an area in in the south west of lesotho called Mohales Hoek. You can see that the area really did not exist on the map before. image of mohales hoek

Afterwards, although we have not completed all of the tasks, we will be pitching in on Tuesday night for another #MapLesotho with MissingMaps, MSF and the British Red Cross to polish of the remaining tasks.

image of mohales hoek after

To all the users who contributed, a MASSIVE Thank YOU! There are still many, many tasks to complete. If you would like to help out #MapLesotho please see http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/599 and http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/597. Choose a tile and map away :)

by RustyB at July 28, 2014 08:54 AM

July 27, 2014

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

#MapLesotho - Great fun, great Energy and a superb cause!

I was out to Fingal County Council's offices on 25 July along with 25 odd volunteers to participate in the world-wide challenge to build the OSM data for Lesotho. I was most pleased to decided to use ID Editor. I am used to JOSM (A very fine tool) but was won over by the simplicity of ID for the task at hand. I fear I had not tried it in the past few years probably experiencing some discomfort with the older Flash-based tool. No longer. Great implementation and superbly intuitive. I was also usefully situated next to the Ambassador from Lesotho would gave me some great perspective from on the ground - those things that look like the top of Canadian silos? Those be huts. Brilliant!

OSM HotTask is also a superb tool. It really makes collaborative marathons smooth, well focused and intuitive to newbies as well as veterans. One of the most impressive aspects? The ability to break an assigned task into more manageable components when you realise you have been over ambitious. It really helps to make things seem more achievable and give you the sense that you are accomplishing tasks and keep great forward momentum. I learn there has been great progress on #maplesotho and the good work continues.

by Shawn Day at July 27, 2014 08:10 PM

Какой у тебя был первый мотоцикл?

У меня, например, Suzuki Bandit '98.Хотелось бы узнать, у кого какой был первый?

by аdmin at July 27, 2014 05:15 PM

CycleStreets

Moving to Leaflet.js

This is a tech post mainly for our OpenStreetMap and techie users!

During recent months we’ve quietly been working on a major change behind the scenes in preparation for some large-changes to our web interface (which has long been in need of upgrading) and to prepare for a more mobile-friendly experience:

We’ve moved the large amount of our mapping code from OpenLayers 2 to Leaflet. This is the part of the site you see whenever you come across a map that you can drag around – the ‘slippy maps’. Last Monday, our commit “Removed OpenLayers” landed.

This has been quite a major undertaking, and a rather painful one at that. It has meant not only rewriting every bit of map javascript code, but also creating a new, second-generation API (data feed) using GeoJSON, as that is the native format that makes working with Leaflet so easy. In creating the V2 API, we’ve also had to keep every part of the old V1 API running perfectly so as not to break third-party mobile apps and sites that rely on it.

We had to rewrite Javascript modules for the every one of the types of slippy map used around on the site:

The V2 API (the technical interface to the underlying data that gets shown on the maps) emits data in the easily-parsable GeoJSON format. The V2 API, to be made public soon, is something we’ve wanted to do anyway for a while now. As we’ve moved to GeoJSON, we’ve found that throwing objects of all kinds onto a map is far easier compared to generating GML using XML DOM structures and writing Javascript to handle that.

When we launched CycleStreets back in 2009, GML was in vogue, and OpenLayers was the only real choice available. In fact, in 2009, many of the wonderful tools like Leaflet, jQuery, and autocomplete were either not available or were in their infancy. Now these tools are available, we no longer have to deal with the pain of generating XML DOM (for GML) structures and that is a very welcome relief.

It’s fair to say that we’ve always struggled with OpenLayers 2. OpenLayers is a very powerful map framework, basically letting you do almost anything on top of a map canvas, and with a very ‘correct’ object-orientated style. But with things like a standard web projection and GeoJSON standardisation now the norm for web mapping, the swiss-army-knife approach has not been ideal for us.

The force-point came for us when we ran into an intractable problem where a clickable layer of shop icons, used on a journey planner we run for a third party, had the odd behaviour that one of the two start/finish itinerary waypoint markers could not be moved if an icon had been clicked. We spent two days trying to debug this, even going as far as picking through the OpenLayers source code. Long ago we had learnt which of the five popup types to use, but we simply could not work out the mechanism for changing focus between layers. So we changed tack, generating GeoJSON for the icon layer and got a prototype working in Leaflet pretty quickly, and it ‘just worked’. From that point our V2 API project really got going.

It’s great to see that a new version of OpenLayers, OpenLayers 3, is in the works, which will undoubtedly take that very respected project forward. But for us, for now, Leaflet is where we plan to put our development focus.

PS The V2 API is going live shortly. All of our site is running from it and documentation is in place – we’ve just resolving the remaining few format issues now.

Our debugging view, now running from a GeoJSON data endpoint in our V2 API

Our debugging view, now running from a GeoJSON data endpoint in our V2 API.

The redesign upgrade project, of which the above work is part, has been possible thanks to part-funding from the Cambridge City Council Cycling & Walking Grants scheme, helping get more people cycling in Cambridge. We are most grateful to them for their support.

by Martin at July 27, 2014 12:53 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Заполняю родные места

Привет всем русскоговорящим пользователям! Не знаю, почему, но Кострому совершенно некому заполнять. Все здесь, наверное, очень занятые люди. Хочу эту ситуацию потихоньку исправить. Я один тут бездельник. За сегодня наполнил родные места Фабричного округа.

by Diamond00744 at July 27, 2014 11:42 AM

Statistic of OpenStreetbugs in Notes

In May the last bug in OSB has been closed. What happend with the bugs that have been moved to OS-Notes during the phaseout?

Grant provides a dump of OS-Notes (http://grant.dev.openstreetmap.org/tmp/planet-notes-dump-testing/).

I've created a small stat now, looking for bugs that have been opened with a comment that relates to OSB.

stat

  • Moved from OSB: ~9800 Notes
  • Already closed: ~3800
  • Remaining: 6000

source of the stat script: (https://github.com/werner2101/osm-tests/blob/master/src/notes_stat.py)

by werner2101 at July 27, 2014 06:53 AM

Bone Killian

July 26, 2014

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

#MapLesotho - Help get us over the finish line

A tremendous amount of work was completed yesterday so I want to say thank you to all

Over the course of the day, we had 106 people create over 220,000 nodes of new information for Lesotho

There are many, many half-completed tasks where people finished up for the day but did not finish the task they were working on.

These are mainly on the urban task on the HOT tasking manager so I would urge people to head on over to the tasking manager, take a task (especially where you see cities/towns nearly complete) and start mapping to help us finish off these tasks.

Alternatively, an even easier, quicker, less intensive task that is available is the rural task where a great many tiles were completed but due to the size of the task it looks like a drop in the ocean.

Take a tile or two and help create a data for Lesotho

by DaCor at July 26, 2014 01:18 PM

GPS Accuracy of Garmin, Polar, and other Running Watches

An infographic of the accuracy of the GPS running watches. The top right corner represents the most accurate watches. (This graphic uses ISO 5725 terminology.) An infographic of the accuracy of the GPS running watches. The top right corner represents the most accurate watches. (This graphic uses ISO 5725 terminology.) Source: GPS Accuracy of Garmin, Polar, and other Running Watches

by d1g at July 26, 2014 10:58 AM

Then and now

I joined OpenStreetMap in June 2007. A lot has changed since then!

Amsterdam

amsterdam

Birmingham

birmingham

Silicon Valley

silicon valley

by mvexel at July 26, 2014 04:02 AM

July 25, 2014

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Using OSMand on the road

There is no navigation app like Osmand. But it is quite complicated. So I made this write-up based on what I've learned over the past two years using it. I wrote it with people like myself in mind: navigating overland trips in third world countries.

Feel free to suggest changes, additions or to copy/paste.

by joost schouppe at July 25, 2014 10:46 PM

Walking Papers

Does anyone know what has happened to http://walking-papers.org/ It has stopped responding.

The last print was 29 days ago!

by dcp at July 25, 2014 03:08 PM

Big hole in the Hautes Fagnes, Belgium

Someone made a big hole in the Hautes-Fagnes betwen Eupen and Sourbrodt. Members of relation 308380 might have been deleted by inadvertance. Don't know to repair this mess.

by gerdami at July 25, 2014 11:12 AM

#MapLesotho International Mapathon now on - Feel free to jon in

So after 2 months of prep, several hundred tweets, emails and facebook posts we're finally here!

Today is #MapLesotho day!

There are mapping parties happening in:

  • Lesotho (2 locations)
  • Ireland
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • USA
  • Canada
  • UK

To help out, go to either the urban or rural mapping task, take a tile and start mapping.

by DaCor at July 25, 2014 09:56 AM

Orust

Updating the coastline of Orust according to new better satellite data.

by kentp at July 25, 2014 08:15 AM

Keine AHNUNG was ich hier mache ,...

Keine AHNUNG was ich hier mache ,... aber ANFANGEN muss ich ja mal ;-)

by Ka Buze at July 25, 2014 06:03 AM

July 24, 2014

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Aw, snap!

I'm seeing this all the time now when trying to use iD on my Mac!

snap

What's up? There's a recent bug that seems related. If you're experiencing the same thing, see if you can weigh in there.

It looks like there's a more recent version of iD up here, give it a try if you get crashes as well.

by mvexel at July 24, 2014 11:17 PM

openstreetmap

it's+been+great+creating+a+map

by cya at July 24, 2014 07:35 PM

Habrahabr OpenStreetMap (RU)

[Из песочницы] Строим маршруты с помощью OpenStreetMap, OSRM и Leaflet


Привет, %username%! Хочу написать маленькую статейку о том, как с помощью OpenStreetMap, OSRM и Leaflet прокладывать маршруты в своем проекте. Рассказывать что представляют из себя вышеуказанные технологии я не буду — на хабре о них писалось не раз уже, статья будет маленькая и только по делу. Итак, если вы хотите строить маршруты — прошу под кат.

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by HunterNNm at July 24, 2014 03:36 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

NC 885 does not exist and does not appear to be planned, why is it on the map?

Does anybody know where this NC 885 highway on the map came from? It doesn't exist, and searching the NC DOT website and the web didn't turn up any relevant results for planned projects. It appears it was added by REFJR with no comment about a day ago. I don't want to just undo his hard work, but since I can't find any evidence that he isn't just making things up and adding them to OSM, I'm not sure why these edits shouldn't be reverted. Any input would be appreciated.

by Ratfink at July 24, 2014 02:46 PM

Mappa Mercia (UK Midlands)

OpenStreetMap 10th Birthday Party Saturday August 9th

OpenStreetMap’s 10th birthday party is on Saturday Aug 9th. We’ll be celebrating here in the West Midlands complete with birthday cake alongside scores of other cities and communities around the globe.

It’s hard to believe just how much we’ve developed our map and community in 10 years.

Anyone who has ever contributed to OpenStreetMap in the West Midlands or adjoining counties is welcome to come along and chat about the past 10 years of mapping and probe into the future of the next 10 years. That’s about 1,000 of you! Or indeed anyone who has ever registered as a user and not been able to make an edit – see how you can get started! Or anyone who’s just interested in maps and wants to find out what we’re about.

Our venue is very central. We’ll be located in the basement of 6/8 Kafé on Temple Row B2 5HG from about 12noon until about 2pm. Being mappers we have to provide a map on how to get there: it’s here.

Get there early or there may not be any birthday cake left (only crumbs, smiles and photos).

Birthday cake will be provided by Andy Robinson’s partner Liz and judging by the food we got at past  planning meeting at Andy and Liz’s house – its an event not to be missed!

6/8 Kafé are generously providing the space free to us so come along and sample some of their coffee and food. The venue has been voted as one of the top 50 coffee shops in the UK by readers of The Independent newspaper. Google Reviews opines: “ Relaxed cafe where coffee-mad baristas serve up artisan brews, home-baked cakes and deli fodder.”

Join us for your first global birthday party. Pop in and stay for as long or short a time as you like.

by Brian Prangle at July 24, 2014 01:52 PM

Habrahabr OpenStreetMap (RU)

Как создать легенду


Много лет назад я участвовал в бреветах: велосипедных марафонах, где поодиночке и неспеша (но с ограничением по времени) нужно проехать от 200 до 1200 километров. Медитативное занятие, когда есть время насладиться природой, напеть все песни, рассмотреть легенду и карту маршрута… Которые удручают: часто это обычная таблица из экселя с беспорядочным оформлением, а карта факультативна. Петербуржский клуб «Балтийская звезда» продвинутее многих: участники его бреветов всегда получали карту — правда, тёмно-серую, с тёмно-серым маршрутом и КП на чёрных выносках. Не очень удобно. А поскольку я увлёкся OpenStreetMap, я почувствовал, что в силах улучшить дизайн легенд. И приступил ко второй попытке (первую, шестилетней давности, стыдно вспоминать).


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by Zverik at July 24, 2014 01:36 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

скучно в минске в середине лета:(

подскажите, чем можно заняться в июле месяце в солнечный день без денег и смысла вообще куда-либо идти? чем можно заняться дома в одиночестве только чтоб не было желания повеситься под потолком? я просто сгораю от нетерпения!!! я не знаю, что еще можно делать на этом сайте. кроме карты и записей в дневнике я здесь больше ничего не нашла:( если можно комментировать, то расскажите кто-нибудь что-либо интересное) будем ждать:) P. S. я надеюсь, я здесь ни одна на русском балакаю;) всем удачного дня!

by Amanda Wolfrix at July 24, 2014 09:22 AM

July 23, 2014

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Tagging

2014-07-23 MTB Kühstein - Track Pehersdorf, Gebäude Pehersdorf, Track Verbindung Rampetzreit-Meisingerödt, Nebenstraße Schölling zu Einzelhäusern, Farm Obergahleiten, Kreuzung

by Bergkristall at July 23, 2014 08:19 PM

OSMBlog (German)

Wochennotiz Nr. 209

15.07. – 21.07.2014

Bild Alter der erstellten Objekte in OpenStreetMap

Alter der erstellten Objekte in OpenStreetMap [1]

Talk, Forum, Wiki & Blog

www.openstreetmap.de

Open Data & ODbL

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

  • Das Humanitarian OSM Team versucht die Mappingaktivitäten für Krisenfälle auf nicht englischsprachige Mapper auszudehnen. In einem ersten Schritt wird der neue Tasking Manager bald auch in verschiedenen Sprachen verfügbar sein. Wie die Wochennotiz in Ausgabe 208 berichtete, wurde bereits eine französischsprachige Mailingliste eingerichtet. Vielleicht genügt in Deutschland ein “sticky” Thread im Forum?
  • Brandon Knight teilt in einem Tweet mit, dass die Knight Stiftung die Erstellung eines OSM-Plugins für Open Data Kit mit 35.000 US$ (ca. 26.000 €) fördert.

Konferenzen/Veranstaltungen

  • In Berlin findet ein Art Mapping Party statt, die sich allgemein mit Webkarten beschäftigt. (Also vermutlich auch Google Mapsmaker und HERE Map Creator)

Karten

#switch2osm

Tagging

Programme

kennst Du schon?

und sonst

In eigener Sache

  • Pascal und Dennis, die bisher die internationale, englischsprachige, 14-tägig erscheinende Weekly Notice herausgeben, werden die Weekly Notice mit der Ausgabe Nr. 100, die in Kürze erscheint, einstellen. Potentiellen Nachfolgern werden wir, wie schon bisher praktiziert, unsere Linksammlung zur Verfügung stellen.

Wochenvorschau

Termine vom 23.07.2014 bis 30.07.2014

Ort Name Datum
Munster #MapLesotho Mapathon 25.07.2014
Bremen Stammtisch 28.07.2014
Bonn Stammtisch 28.07.2014
Düsseldorf Stammtisch 30.07.2014

Hinweis: Wer seinen Termin hier in der Liste lesen möchte, trage ihn in den Kalender ein. Nur Termine, die dort stehen, werden in die Wochennotiz übernommen.

flattr this!

by Wochennotizteam at July 23, 2014 07:54 PM

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Niteroi de Bicicleta

Sou coordenador do programa Niterói de Bicicleta e pretendo atualizar todas as ciclovias/ciclofaixas e bicicletários da cidade.

by Niteroi de Bicicleta at July 23, 2014 06:48 PM

Articles about OpenStreetMap

Hey :-)

last week i added two articles about editing OpenStreetMap at the webpage of the Andorran Free Software and Free Knowledge Meeting: http://www.andfree.org/creating-maps-on-openstreetmap/ and http://www.andfree.org/how-mapping-in-openstreetmap-makes-fun/

A further article is planned - yet another tutorial to get started with OpenStreetMap.

cheers!

by lib2know at July 23, 2014 05:35 PM

áo cưới đẹp Thiệt Ở TP HỒ CHÍ MINH

14 Tháng Bảy 2014 00:00 Rebecca Pocklington, Anthony Barnes Vận động được mô tả vợ đang mang thai mới của mình như chụp hình cưới đẹp là một "thiên thần" khi cô bước về phía anh xuống lối đi quá dễ thương

1> Những điều chưa biết về áo cưới

Vô địch quần vợt Novak Djokovic chụp hình cưới ngoại cảnh giá rẻ đã cưới người yêu thời thơ ấu đang mang thai chỉ vài ngày sau khi chiến thắng Wimbledon, và mô tả nó như là "một thời điểm hoàn hảo". Vận động 27 tuổi người Serbia sinh trao đổi lời thề với Jelena Ristic trong các căn cứ của Aman Sveti Stefan khu áo dài cưới đẹp nghỉ mát Montenegro, và cho biết người vợ mới của ông trông giống như một "thiên thần" khi cô bước về phía anh. Chúng tôi đang khóc. Djokovic nói Hello! tạp chí: "Nhìn thấy cô lần đầu tiên trong trang phục đám cưới của cô, mỉm cười và đi về phía tôi - cô ấy trông như một thiên thần." Cô dâu - người đang mong đợi đứa con đầu tiên của họ - mặc một chiếc váy bởi Sarah Burton cho Alexander McQueen, nhà thiết kế của nữ công tước của Cambridge của váy cưới. Djokovic nói với tạp chí, trong đó có quyền đến dự buổi lễ: "Tôi đã cố gắng để có mặt trong giây phút đó và ghi nhớ nó tôi đã tập trung vào mình, và nụ cười của cô và em bé của chúng tôi Nó thực sự là một thời điểm hoàn hảo..." Ristic nói: "Tôi đã rất lo lắng và mọi thứ dường như mờ tôi đã nhìn thấy anh qua nước mắt và ngay lập tức bắt đầu khóc khi tôi thấy anh ta..

2> Cảm xúc trong ngày cưới

"Tôi đã rất hạnh phúc và có lẽ có thai làm cho nó khá khó khăn để kiểm soát cảm xúc. Tôi rất may mắn khi có anh trong cuộc sống của tôi. Tôi không thể yêu cầu một đối tác tốt hơn so với anh ta.

"Đám cưới là tất cả mọi thứ chúng tôi hy vọng nó sẽ được. Gia đình của chúng tôi và người bạn thân nhất kết hợp trong một khung cảnh tuyệt đẹp trong lễ kỷ niệm của tình yêu của chúng tôi. Đó là thực sự tình cảm và khó quên đối với chúng tôi."

Các cặp kết hôn vào ngày thứ Năm, chỉ bốn ngày sau khi Djokovic đánh bại Roger Federer trong trận chung kết Wimbledon và dành riêng chiến thắng của ông năm thiết lập - Wimbledon giành chiến thắng thứ hai của mình - để vị hôn thê của mình và "em bé tương lai của chúng tôi". Djokovic nói với tạp chí rằng việc kết hôn trong sự trỗi dậy của chiến thắng của ông đã làm cho nó thậm chí còn đặc biệt hơn. "Tôi kết hôn với người phụ nữ tôi yêu và có cảm giác không tốt hơn," ông nói. "Để giành chiến thắng Wimbledon và bây giờ được chuẩn bị cho cha - tôi không thể yêu cầu nhiều hơn nữa." * Các cuộc phỏng vấn đầy đủ trong phiên bản mới của Hello!, Đó là ra ngay bây giờ

. 3> Tiểu kết áo cưới đẹp của tạp chí

Xin chào! Tạp chí / PA Wire Cấm vận TO 0001 Thứ Hai 14 tháng 7 Tài liệu do Hello! tạp chí của trang bìa của ấn bản mới dia chi chup anh cuoi dep nhất để đi với PA câu chuyện SHOWBIZ Djokovic. THÔNG CÁO BÁO CHÍ HỘI ảnh. Ngày cấp:. Chủ Nhật 13 tháng 7 năm 2014 Quần vợt vô địch Novak Djokovic 27, nói rằng ông "không thể yêu cầu nhiều hơn" sau khi buộc kết hôn với người yêu thời thơ ấu đang mang thai Jelena Ristic chỉ vài ngày sau khi đoạt danh hiệu của người đàn ông tại Wimbledon. Xem PA câu chuyện SHOWBIZ Djokovic. Hình ảnh tín dụng nên đọc: Hello! Tạp chí / PA Wire

by aocuoi121211 at July 23, 2014 04:30 PM

Jochen Topf

Osmium Command Line Completion

When I started using the ZSH shell years ago, it was because of its superior command line completion features. Since then, the Bash shell has improved a lot, and probably has the same features, but I am used to ZSH now. And when a command doesn’t have completion it feels cumbersome to use. So, of course, I wanted to have completion for the osmium tool.

Command line completion has come a long way and being able to not only complete path names, but names of options, host names, file names on remote systems, autocorrecting typos, etc. has made the life of shell users much easier. But setting up completion for a new command has never been easy for the developer and the zsh documentation on the subject, while being quite extensive, isn’t really that easy to understand. And it doesn’t help that a few versions back they completely changed the completion system, so a lot of the stuff you find on the Internet is outdated. But I found this excellent introduction, read zsh’s manpages and online manual and dug through existing completion configurations (on my system under /usr/share/zsh/functions/Completion/).

And after a lot of trial and error the completion for Osmium (mostly) works. Turns out once you get the hang of it, it isn’t really that complicated. You can see the resulting file. The configuration knows about osmium’s subcommands, all the command line options in short and long form and about file name suffixes for OSM files. It gives helpful hints when hitting the TAB key what options are allowed or how the next parameter should be formatted. Quite nifty. And so, as intended, it makes using the Osmium command much easier. This will be even more important in the future when more functions are added to it.

Oh, and when you build and install the (inoffical) Osmium Debian package, it puts the configuration in the right place where your ZSH finds it.

July 23, 2014 04:00 PM

Bone Killian

"OpenStreetMap.org User's Diaries"

Crónica XII Reunión Geoinquietos Sevilla

Tratamos varios temas:

OpenCycleSeville

En primer lugar estuvimos presentando la iniciativa #OpenCycleSeville, una iniciativa que surgió de cara a completar en la medida de lo posible el mapa relacionado con la bicicleta en Sevilla. Ayer se puso la primera piedra de esta iniciativa presentando los resultados de la importación que realizamos de las estaciones de SEVICI, sistema de alquiler de bicicletas públicas de Sevilla y cómo esta información se puede manejar. Lo primero que discutimos fue la diferencia entre los datos de OSM y los de JCDecaux, y cómo llegamos a la conclusión de por qué en el proceso de importación respetamos las paradas posicionadas ya en OSM. Vimos que en ciertas paradas había diferencia de localización siendo la posición de OSM mucho más exacta que la propia de la compañía. Por lo que aquí vimos que nuestro datos de OSM son mejores. Lo segundo que vimos fue una distribución por barrios y cómo se podían extrapolar estos datos.

Los próximos pasos que acordamos con respecto a esta iniciativa fueron:

  • Escribir mensaje a talk-es, lista de distribución de OSM España, para preguntar por qué los hay carriles bici en sevilla marcados como rutas nacionales.
  • Importar los aparcabicis, datos facilitados por la IDE de Sevilla de la Gerencia de Urbanismo.
  • Importar los carriles bicis, datos que está preparando la IDE de Sevilla
  • Importar las fuentes de agua potable, datos que está preparando Andrés Nadal y que provienen de la IDE de Sevilla y de EMASESA.
  • Importar las tiendas relacionadas con la bicicleta, para esto se planteó una iniciativa para implicar a los comerciantes (APROCOM)
  • Estudiar las especies de plantas que desprenden semillas que puedan pinchar las ruedas de las bicicletas

Catastro Sevilla

En segundo lugar estuvimos hablando sobre la iniciativa de Catastro Sevilla y cómo debemos continuar con la misma. Se planteó la necesidad de realizar un taller de importación de datos catastrales para Septiembre, para que los interesados aprendan a importar los datos.

Los próximos pasos que se acordaron fueron:

  • Preparar datos de importación de los municipios de Sevilla
  • Preparar taller para Septiembre de importación de datos catastrales

Mapping Party Sevilla

En tercer y último lugar estuvimos tratando el tema de la Mapping Party de Sevilla. Una de las novedades que presentó Paco fue el aspecto de la página web para el evento y la necesidad de coordinarnos para darle un aspecto visual mucho más nuestro. Otra de las necesidades que surgió es la idea de preparar un blog para colgar noticias relacionadas con Geoinquietos, ya que con el paso del tiempo estamos empezando a generar cada vez más producción y hay que darle visibilidad mediante un blog.

Los próximos pasos que acordamos fueron:

  • Estudiar cambios que se le deben hacer a la página web de la Mapping Party
  • Preparar una cuenta de gmail para Geoinqueitos Sevilla, además de un blog, de blogger, para el grupo.

by MoiArcSan at July 23, 2014 12:45 PM

osm used and credited

I noticed that mapometer, after a couple or emails and a long wait, added the osm copyright to the osm map. The traveline public transport website have moved over to osm and also credit us and last but not least the BBC had a TV show, I think Dan Snow was in it and they looked at world war one navigation problems by walking around London? they illustrated the problems by using some familiar looking maps. I waited for the credits and OSM were included. I am quite pleased especially when I think back to the few i told about osm who questioned its credibility. Well done everybody.

by andy mackey at July 23, 2014 08:53 AM

“Sekatan jalan”

Mula-mula ingat bolehlah luangkan masa habis-habisan, terutamanya nak lengkapkan jalan-jalan pekan Alor Setar dan mungkin setakat apa-apa yang boleh ‘trace’ dari Mapbox dengan Strava.

Tapi ada perkara lain yang tak dijangka... nampaknya ‘sekatan jalan’lah.

Tunda lagi nampaknya nak hantar ‘request’ JUPEM. Harapnya bulan 9 nanti la kot. Projek masjid pun sama. Tapi ‘tracing’ pun dah tergendala. Banyak hari dah tak buat.

Oh ya. Sesiapa yang berminat untuk melengkapkan liputan sungai, Jabatan Pengairan & Saliran Kedah (akhirnya) letak senarai sungai bagi daerah Kota Setar dan Pendang (harapnya yang rasmi).

by AkuAnakTimur at July 23, 2014 04:31 AM