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10/05/2022-16/05/2022 Every Door – The New Mobile Editor [1] Ilya Zverev | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors Breaking news The next OSMF board meeting will be on this Monday 23 May 2022, at 13:00 UTC. Information about the video conference and the agenda (including moderation of the talk@ & osmf-talk@ lists and SOTM 2022) are […]

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Every Door – The New Mobile Editor [1] Ilya Zverev | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Breaking news

  • The next OSMF board meeting will be on this Monday 23 May 2022, at 13:00 UTC. Information about the video conference and the agenda (including moderation of the talk@ & osmf-talk@ lists and SOTM 2022) are available here.

    The agenda for the meeting is:

    • Treasurer’s report
    • Decision on the acceptance of the statutes of the Fundraising Committee
    • Test of the change in moderation of the talk@ and osmf-talk@ lists
    • State of the Map 2022 – Board preparations
    • Advisory Board – monthly update
    • Monthly presentation – OSM Austria
    • Comments or questions from guests.

Mapping campaigns

  • ’12 Months of OpenStreetMap’, a OpenStreetMap US initiative, is inviting mappers to participate in the May 2022 theme of sustainable transportation – for example, bus stops, bike boxes, parking and rental stations for bicycles and scooters.

Mapping

  • danielmescheder published (en) the first article in a series of five discussing the features distinguishing maps from general data processing challenges. The first feature is titled ‘Relations’.
  • OpenStreetMap Belgium and Flanders’ official tourism administration and provincial tourism organisations launched a collaborative project called Pin je punt (nl) > en aiming to spotlight points of interest for tourists. Pieter Vander Vennet, from OSM Belgium, and Jos Pyck, the project manager for Pin je Punt at Visit Flanders, reflected on the overall project.
  • In a first post, SLMapper wrote about the challenges of aerial mapping of forests, especially on lands used for wood production.
  • In ruriyuri’s diary (zhtw) > en , she said that she was recently trying to add some tags in Taipei to record etymological information on OSM elements and gave a sample changeset with corresponding OverpassQL code. She also said that she was puzzled because she could not find Wikidata entries for commonly used Taiwan road names such as the Four Cardinal Principles and Eight Virtues (信義/忠孝/仁愛/和平).

Community

  • On Thursday 21 April, Sawan Shariar contributed the 120,000,000th OpenStreetMap changeset, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Amanda McCann told us what she did in OSM in April 2022.
  • Allison P wrote a diary entry about the relationship between privacy and mapping. While aiming to be detailed, OpenStreetMap has been and will continue to confront people having opposing opinions about data on privacy grounds.
  • BudgieInWA reported their reflections after hosting the third ‘Social Mapping Sunday’ in Perth, Australia.
  • Cristoffs, from the Polish OSM community, asked OSMF board members and working group members about the state of democracy in the creation of the basic map style, and for suggestions on how it could evolve.
  • User Natfoot, from Washington State, described in his blog his various activities in and with OSM.

Local chapter news

  • OpenStreetMap US announced the creation of the TeachOSM Steering Committee, whose activities will be aimed at promoting the classroom use of OSM.

Events

  • Join Wikimedia’s annual hackathon (20 to 22 May) which this year has a map-focused track hosted by the Wikimaps User Group, which aims to advocate for more geospatial capabilities on the Wikimedia platforms (Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc.) as well as improved integration with OpenStreetMap.

Education

  • A landscape design media channel has re-posted, to Zhihu Video, its instructional video (zhcn) about how to use OSM data to create a district analysis map.

OSM research

  • Anaïs Ladoy PhD, from the EPFL’s Laboratoire de systèmes d’information géographique, explained (fr) > en how she favoured open-source alternatives to closed solutions during her thesis, including using OpenStreetMap as an address database.
  • Aliaksandr described the development of an AI assistant for the mapping of yurts in Ulaanbaatar. The whole process took 77 hours whereas the estimated time without assistance would’ve been closer to 625 hours.

Maps

  • Mieux se Déplacer à Bicyclette published (fr) > en information about this year’s la Convergence Francilienne, an event where cyclists from all the Ile-de-France region group together and cycle to a meeting point. The numerous starting points are colour coded into six branches and can be browsed under uMap.

Software

  • Cempatin, an OSM-based micro-blogging platform, has been released in Indonesia.
  • The OSMViews website provides world-wide ranking of geographic locations based on OpenStreetMap tile logs (source: https://planet.openstreetmap.org/tile_logs/). It can be used for many purposes where ranking or prioritisation could improve functionality, such as label placement or monitoring. It is updated weekly and aggregated over the last 52 weeks to smooth out seasonal effects (for any location on Earth, up to ~150m/z18 resolution).
  • Haukauntrie / wielandb has made (de) a video about StreetComplete, which has been transcribed. A script was used to fetch the number of quests resolved for 5284 users between October 2021 and March 2022, revealing around 100 power users accounting for 30% of contributions.

Programming

  • Anton Khorev, developer of osm-note-viewer, explained the implementation of Leaflet’s pop-ups in his app whilst also accounting for any required map scrolling movements.
  • The French national railway company is developping (fr) > en a mobile app designed to help guide travellers through stations. To do so, they use a picture database linked to OpenStreetMap data.

Releases

Did you know …

  • MapCarta? A simple browser map viewer aggregating data from OpenStreetMap, Wikidata, GeoNames, Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and OpenRouteService.

OSM in the media

  • Randall Munroe (XKCD) thinks ‘OpenStreetMap was always pretty good, but is now “really” good’. Check out the alt-text on his recent cartoon ‘Maps’.

Other “geo” things

  • Francois Valentin tweeted a series of interesting figures overlaying old historic maps on modern political maps. On HackerNews, more examples were discussed.
  • Andrew Hart, from DentReality, posted a video showcasing the indoor navigation technology they built in a store, with map and augmented reality integration.
  • Vox reported on their investigation into a puzzle from a year old Reddit post, about circles visible in the Sahara (location in OpenStreetMap and in Google Maps). The conclusion is that they are remnants from a seismic survey by a French oil company back in the 1950s.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
Montmorillon Printemps des Cartes osmcalpic 2022-05-19 – 2022-05-22 flag
Mapathon: United Nations for Libya osmcalpic 2022-05-20 – 2022-05-22
Kaskazini B Tanzania Mapping Groups May Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-05-21 flag
京都市 京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第30回 相国寺 osmcalpic 2022-05-22 flag
臺北市 OpenStreetMap街景踏查團工作坊2 osmcalpic 2022-05-22 flag
[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors – public videomeeting osmcalpic 2022-05-23
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz – Mozambique Red Cross Online Beginner Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-05-23
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic 2022-05-23
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen (Online) osmcalpic 2022-05-23 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-05-25 flag
City of Nottingham OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic 2022-05-24 flag
Düsseldorf Düsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-Treffen osmcalpic 2022-05-25 flag
Decatur County OpenStreetMap US Mappy Hour osmcalpic 2022-05-26 flag
IJmuiden OSM Nederland bijeenkomst (online) osmcalpic 2022-05-28 flag
Santiago 3a reunión bimestral de OSM Latam osmcalpic 2022-05-28 flag
Unique Mappers May Mapathon : Let’s Map Aguata LGA for Social Good osmcalpic 2022-05-28
Town of Victoria Park Social Mapping Sunday: East Vic Park osmcalpic 2022-05-29 flag
Bari OpenStreetMap in Puglia osmcalpic 2022-06-01 flag
Anderlecht Notes Mapathon & Meetup osmcalpic 2022-06-01 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-06-08 flag
City of Westminster Missing Maps London Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-06-07 flag
Salt Lake City OSM Utah Monthly Meetup osmcalpic 2022-06-09 flag
Großarl 5. Virtueller OpenStreetMap Stammtisch Österreich osmcalpic 2022-06-08 flag
München Münchner OSM-Treffen osmcalpic 2022-06-09 flag
Nantes State of the Map France 2022 osmcalpic 2022-06-10 – 2022-06-12 flag
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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Mapping Shortcut Keys

A –> To draw line S –> To select feature X-with mouse –> To extend side part of feature Ctrl + Shift with mouse –> To rotate any feature or object Q –> To make orthogonalise or perpendicular Alt + A –> To save G –> To separate the node between features

A –> To draw line S –> To select feature X-with mouse –> To extend side part of feature Ctrl + Shift with mouse –> To rotate any feature or object Q –> To make orthogonalise or perpendicular Alt + A –> To save G –> To separate the node between features

Saturday, 21. May 2022

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Kartenlayout für Städtereisen

Meine bevorzugte Karte ist die OpenMTBMap. Sie ist mein ständiger Begleiter beim Wandern und Radfahren im Gelände. Ästhetisch ist sie - sagen wir es so - gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber sie informiert hervorragend.

Nur in Städten mag ich sie nicht besonders. Zu viele Details überlagern das Straßenbild bis zur Unkenntlichkeit. Was in freier Natur sinnvoll ist - die Darstellung jeder u

Meine bevorzugte Karte ist die OpenMTBMap. Sie ist mein ständiger Begleiter beim Wandern und Radfahren im Gelände. Ästhetisch ist sie - sagen wir es so - gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber sie informiert hervorragend.

Nur in Städten mag ich sie nicht besonders. Zu viele Details überlagern das Straßenbild bis zur Unkenntlichkeit. Was in freier Natur sinnvoll ist - die Darstellung jeder unterstützender Infrastruktur - ist in Städten kontraproduktiv. Es gibt einfach zu viel davon, die ganze Stadt ist Infrastruktur.

Abb. 1: Prag Altstadt in 3 Karten: Reit- und Wanderkarte[1], OpenMTBMap[2] und Freizeitkarte[3]. Obere Reihe ca. 300 m/cm, untere Reihe ca. 80 m/cm. zoom zoom

Auf der Suche nach Alternativen bin ich bei der Freizeitkarte[3] fündig geworden:

  • das Kartenbild wirkt klar und aufgeräumt
  • Fuß- und Radwege sind gut sichtbar
  • Adresssuche und Routing funktionieren

Am Desktop sind trotz der dezenten Farbgebung der Freizeitkarte die Flächentypen gut unterscheidbar. Beim kontrastarmen Display meines Garmins gelingt das weniger gut. Bei den Flächen stört es mich nicht so, aber die schlechte Erkennbarkeit von Nebenstraßen auf hellen Flächen ist unangenehm.

Abhilfe schafft das Design “contrast”[4] mit intensiveren Farben in den Flächen und verstärkter Straßenkontur.

Abb. 2: Prag Altstadt. Freizeitkarte mit Design “freizeit” (li) und Freizeitkarte mit Design “contrast” (re). Daten: OpenStreetMap and contributors. zoom

Leider nicht ganz: zwar sind die Farben kräftiger, aber nicht alle Straßen sind stärker konturiert. Die Straßen im Altstädter Ring (Bildmitte) sind z.B. weiterhin schlecht sichtbar. Gerade diese verkehrsberuhigten Straßen - Wohnstraßen, Fußgängerzonen und Begegnungszonen - sind mir aber als Tourist wichtig und möchte sie besonders hervorgehoben sehen.

Weitersuchen nach der perfekten Karte? Oh nein, die Freizeitkarte ist ja schon nahezu perfekt für mich und der kleine, fehlende Rest wird sich wohl noch ergänzen lassen. Die Suche und etwas experimentieren führte mich zu den Tools TYPViewer[5] und GMapTool[6]

Tools

Mit GMapTool wird der TYP-File aus der Garmin Karte extrahiert und der editierte Typ-File wieder in die Karte integriert. Mit dem Tool TYPViewer wird der TYP-File editiert und damit das Erscheinungsbild der Karte angepasst.

Das Video von André Biedermann zeigt die Handhabung der Tools.

Meine Anpassungen für Städtereisen

Ein Punkt blieb noch unerwähnt: Kirchen. Kirchen sind ein hervorragendes Orientierungsmerkmal. Warum sie in manchen digitalen Karten gar nicht oder so unauffällig dargestellt werden, ist mir ein Rätsel. Für mich ist es wichtig den Orientierungspunkt Kirchen prominent darzustellen.

Alle Anpassungen:

  • POI „Kreuz“ auf 200% skalieren
  • Fußgängerzone deutlicher hervorheben
  • Wohnstraßen deutlicher hervorheben

Für die Verwendung am Desktop wird ein blasses rosa für die verkehrsamen Straßen verwendet. Ausgangspunkt ist das Design “freizeit.TYP”.

Für die Verwendung am GPS wird ein kräftiges rosa für die verkehrsamen Straßen verwendet. Ausgangspunkt ist das Design “contrast.TYP”.

Die Farbwahl “rosa” ist naheliegend, da die Fußwege in rot dargestellt werden.

Abb. 3: Anpassungen der TYP-Files “freizeit” und “contrast”[4] für Desktop und GPS. Kirchen und verkehrsarme Straßen werden hervorgehoben. zoom

Darstellung am GPS-Gerät

Abb. 3 vergleicht das Erscheinungsbild am GPS-Gerät vom Standard Design “freizeit” mit meinem modifizierten Design. Fußgängerzonen und Kirchen sind deutlich hervorgehoben.

Abb. 3: Fotos vom Garmin Oregon mit 90% Hintergrundbeleuchtung. Links: Karte mit Design “freizeit”. Rechts: Karte mit Design “LeisGPS” (=”contrast” modifiziert). zoom

Karten

Diese Designs eigenen sich nicht nur für die Freizeitkarten[3], sondern auch für die Garmin Leisure Karten vom BBBike Extract Service[7].

Gute Reise!

Referenzen

[1] Nop’s Reit- und Wanderkarte: https://www.wanderreitkarte.de/

[2] OpenMTBMap: https://openmtbmap.org

[3] Freizeitkarte: https://www.freizeitkarte-osm.de/

[4] Freizeitkarte Designs: https://www.freizeitkarte-osm.de/garmin/de/design.html

[5] TYPViewer download: https://sites.google.com/site/sherco40/

[6] GMapTool download: http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/windows-setup

[7] BBBike Extract Service: https://extract.bbbike.org/


[News] 2022 Taiwan Street-view Expedition Series: Recaps on the 1st surveying

This article is also available in Taiwanese Mandarin (台灣華語) and Taiwanese Hokkien / Taigi (台文)

The OpenStreetMap Taiwan Community (OSMTW) is pleased to announce that it has secured an alliance grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, which has been used to purchase two Insta360 One X2 cameras with accessories, and to support related workshops scheduled from March 2022 until February 2023. O

This article is also available in Taiwanese Mandarin (台灣華語) and Taiwanese Hokkien / Taigi (台文)


The OpenStreetMap Taiwan Community (OSMTW) is pleased to announce that it has secured an alliance grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, which has been used to purchase two Insta360 One X2 cameras with accessories, and to support related workshops scheduled from March 2022 until February 2023. OSMTW is dedicated to organising at least six street-view expeditions and six edit workshops. OSMTW members begin their journey to terra incognita of street-view by self-driving and documenting with the 360-degree camera on the rooftop. Afterwards, members will enhance OpenStreetMap data and upload photos to the Wikimedia Commons, a multimedia repository, with the post-edited expedition media.

OSMTW initiated the 1st preflight workshop on March 19, 2022, at the MozTW space in Taipei, following the maiden street-view expedition on April 24, 2022. Departing from Yangbei Redevelopment Zone (央北重劃區), the 11-people expedition team head for multiple locations in 4 vehicles, including Keelung, Jinshan, and Wanli, and recorded the sections of National Highway No. 3 having insufficient street view data. The team dropped by at the Xiandong Tunnel (仙洞隧道) to take photos at both entrances since the tunnel is currently inaccessible to the public.

Next, the team is split into two, bound for Xiandongyan (Deity’s cave/ 仙洞巖) and the Sprial Ramp (迴車塔). Xiandongyan is a Buddhist temple in a sea cave with designated Cultural Landscape status; however, the outcome is somewhat disappointing due to poor indoor illumination. The latter is a unique artificial driveway slope in Taiwan. The team later rendezvoused at the Dawulun Fishing Harbor (大武崙漁港) for replenishments; crowds were observed on the beaches even under the COVID-19 outbreak.

Following surveys and lunchbreak in Shuiwei Fishing Harbor, the team continue their trip to Jinshan Old Street (金山老街) and other places. After a quick break at Jinshan Old Street to taste the local delicacy of taro balls, the team disbanded and returned to downtown Taipei.

OSMTW is expected to hold the 1st Post-survey Editing Workshop on the 22nd (May 22, 2022) at the MozTW space. The workshop will edit OpenStreetMap by utilising the information uploaded to open street view websites such as Mapillary and KartaView (changesets with hashtag #streetsurveyTW). In addition, the workshop is set to upload media to Wikimedia Commons for those without any photos or have not been updated for a long time in Wikimedia projects. Thereafter take advantage of these photos to enrich Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, and Wikidata. Join us at the workshop!

OSMTW look forward to Open content projects such as OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia to make a difference in sharing knowledge with increasingly high-quality materials.

About the Wikimedia Alliances Fund

In 4Q 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation announced a new grant program: the Wikimedia Alliances Fund, which supports the projects proposed by mission-aligned organisations contributing toward the strategic direction of the Wikimedia Movement.

About OpenStreetMap Taiwan Community

The OpenStreetMap Taiwan Community (OSMTW) comprises passionate mappers who are interested in Taiwan. Since 2010, mappers have transformed Taiwan from a coterie of individuals to a local community that gathers increasing public to participate in co-editing map projects. OSMTW is currently co-hosting monthly gatherings and aperiodic expeditions with the Wikidata local community in Taipei. Feel free to check out and join us!


Ends/ Saturday, May 21, 2022
Issued at CST 13:00
Last updated at CST 22:00


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This material is released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 International License, translated from original work 2022年臺灣街景踏查團-第一次踏查團心得感想 by s8321414 in Taiwanese Mandarin. Special thanks to Supaplex for proofreading in Taiwanese Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien translation, and assanges for English translation.

Friday, 20. May 2022

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

2022年臺灣街景踏查團-第一擺踏查團心得感想

台灣華語版本:www.openstreetmap.org/user/s8321414/diary/399202

開放街圖臺灣社群(OpenStreetMap 臺灣社群)誠歡喜爭取到維基媒體基金會的聯盟補助,主要欲買兩台 Insta360 One X2 相機(佮相關的配件),猶閣有規劃對2022年3月開始,一直到2023年2月的街景踏查團佮對應的編輯工作坊活動。咱欲辦理六擺實地踏查佮至少六擺的編輯工作坊。社群成員欲共360相機囥佇汽車車頂,若開車若翕360相片,翕猶未翕著街景的所在。翕了後佇咧電腦前,閣來若看翕的相片,若編輯 OpenStreetMap 共編地圖添加資料,猶有共路途中間經過的景緻佮在庄聚落,共相關相片上傳到 Wiki Commons 多媒體站。

社群頭起先佇2022年3月19號先佇台北的摩茲工寮舉辦踏查團的前導工作坊,頂個月(也就是2022

台灣華語版本https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/s8321414/diary/399202

開放街圖臺灣社群(OpenStreetMap 臺灣社群)誠歡喜爭取到維基媒體基金會的聯盟補助,主要欲買兩台 Insta360 One X2 相機(佮相關的配件),猶閣有規劃對2022年3月開始,一直到2023年2月的街景踏查團佮對應的編輯工作坊活動。咱欲辦理六擺實地踏查佮至少六擺的編輯工作坊。社群成員欲共360相機囥佇汽車車頂,若開車若翕360相片,翕猶未翕著街景的所在。翕了後佇咧電腦前,閣來若看翕的相片,若編輯 OpenStreetMap 共編地圖添加資料,猶有共路途中間經過的景緻佮在庄聚落,共相關相片上傳到 Wiki Commons 多媒體站。

社群頭起先佇2022年3月19號先佇台北的摩茲工寮舉辦踏查團的前導工作坊,頂個月(也就是2022年4月)24號舉辦第一改的街景踏查團,佇咧取車抑是自駕到位時,先佇咧央北重劃區安裝翕相機佮試翕,4台車攏總11个人出發欲去基隆、金山、萬里等行政區,其中翕國道三號部份欠缺街景的路段。路途當中佇仙洞隧道歇停,毋過干焦翕磅空兩爿的磅空口,磅空本體目前是無法度入去的。閣來一陣人分做去仙洞巖佮迴車塔。仙洞嚴彼組是入去廟內的一線天,不而過燈火較暗翕的效果無蓋好。迴車塔彼組是翕台灣較罕得看的人工車道斜坡。後來咱去大武崙漁港附近會合,歇睏時補充熱量佮水份,仝一个時間觀察週末的海沙埔佇疫情影響之下,嘛是有足濟民眾佇海沙埔耍水。

中晝佮下晡時間去金山老街等所在踅踅,佇水尾漁港揣食的佮踏查取材。猶有到金山老街品嘗芋圓美味了後,閣兵分多路轉去台北。

OpenStreetMap 台灣預計佇本月(2022年5月)22號仝款佇摩茲工寮舉辦第一次的街景踏查團編輯工作坊,活動當中會利用事先上傳到 Mapillary、KartaView 等開放的街景網站的相片來編輯 OpenStreetMap(變更集將會帶有 #streetsurveyTW 主題標籤),嘛會對翕的相片當中揀選部份景點抑是維基媒體計畫中無照片或當地相片真舊猶未更新,共新翕的相片上傳到維基共享資源,仝時嘛會當利用上傳到維基共享資源的相片來編寫維基百科、維基導遊抑是維基數據等維基媒體專案。歡迎有興趣的人報名參與!

希望開放街圖佮維基媒體等等開放內容的計畫會當愈來愈好,產出閣較濟高品質的資料!

有關聯盟補助的代誌

2021年第四季時,維基媒體基金會公佈新的補助方案:維基媒體聯盟補助,這項補助會資助佮維基媒體計畫有關的專案,毋過並毋是各地的維基媒體自治體提出的提案。

有關 OpenStreetMap 臺灣的代誌

OpenStreetMap 臺灣由臺灣關心投入 OpenStreetMap 的編輯者構成,自 2010 年開始對個人獨編輯變成集合閣較濟人參與的共編地圖專案的在地社群。目前佇臺灣有佇台北佮 Wikidata 社群共同舉行 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata 月聚,嘛有不定期的踏查活動。

本文感謝 Supaplex 協助校對並翻譯成台文版,英文版由 assanges 翻譯,並以姓名標示-相同方式分享 4.0 國際授權。


2022年臺灣街景踏查團-第一次踏查團心得感想

台文版本:www.openstreetmap.org/user/Supaplex/diary/399203

英文版本:www.openstreetmap.org/user/assanges/diary/399210

開放街圖臺灣社群(OpenStreetMap 臺灣社群)很榮幸爭取到維基媒體基金會的聯盟補助,主要用在購置了兩台 Insta360 One X2 相機(與相對應的配件),並規劃自2022年3月開始,一直到2023年2月的街景踏查團與對應的編輯工作坊活動。將辦理六次實地踏查與至少六次的編輯工作坊。社群成員架設360相機在汽車上面,邊開車邊拍攝360相片,拍攝還沒有人拍攝街景的地方。之後回到電腦前,再來用拍攝到的相片為依據,編輯 OpenStreetMap 共編地圖添加資料,以及將沿途經過的景點與在地聚落,上傳相關照片到 Wikimedia Co

台文版本:https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Supaplex/diary/399203

英文版本:https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/assanges/diary/399210

開放街圖臺灣社群(OpenStreetMap 臺灣社群)很榮幸爭取到維基媒體基金會的聯盟補助,主要用在購置了兩台 Insta360 One X2 相機(與相對應的配件),並規劃自2022年3月開始,一直到2023年2月的街景踏查團與對應的編輯工作坊活動。將辦理六次實地踏查與至少六次的編輯工作坊。社群成員架設360相機在汽車上面,邊開車邊拍攝360相片,拍攝還沒有人拍攝街景的地方。之後回到電腦前,再來用拍攝到的相片為依據,編輯 OpenStreetMap 共編地圖添加資料,以及將沿途經過的景點與在地聚落,上傳相關照片到 Wikimedia Commons 多媒體站。

社群首先於2022年3月19號先在台北的摩茲工寮舉辦踏查團的前導工作坊,上個月(也就是2022年4月)24號舉辦了第一次的街景踏查團,在取車或自駕完成,先在央北重劃區先行,4台車共11人出發前往基隆、金山、萬里等行政區,其中並拍攝了國道三號部份缺少街景的路段。途中停留在仙洞隧道不過只拍了兩邊的洞口,隧道本體目前無法進入。再來一行人分為仙洞巖與迴車塔。仙洞嚴則是進入廟內的一線天,但燈光不佳拍攝效果不好。迴車塔則是拍攝台灣難得的人工車道斜坡。後於大武崙漁港附近會合,稍事休息補充熱量與水份,並且觀察週末的海灘即使是在疫情之下也仍有很多民眾海岸邊戲水。

中午與下午則到金山老街等地,在水尾漁港覓食與踏查取材。還有到金山老街品嘗芋圓美味之後,再兵分多路回到台北。

OpenStreetMap 台灣預計在本月(2022年5月)22日同樣於摩茲工寮舉辦第一次的街景踏查團編輯工作坊,會中可能會利用事前上傳到 Mapillary、KartaView 等開放的街景網站的照片來編輯 OpenStreetMap(變更集將會帶有 #streetsurveyTW 主題標籤),並會從拍攝的照片中挑選部份景點或維基媒體計畫中無照片或當地照片久未更新之處將其上傳到維基共享資源,同時利用上傳到維基共享資源的照片來編寫維基百科、維基導遊或維基數據等維基媒體專案。歡迎有興趣的人報名參與!

希望開放街圖與維基媒體等開放內容計畫能愈來愈好,產出更多高品質的資料!

關於聯盟補助

2021年第四季時,維基媒體基金會公佈了新的補助方案:維基媒體聯盟補助,這項補助會資助與維基媒體計畫有關的專案,但並非由各地的維基媒體自治體提出的提案。

關於 OpenStreetMap 臺灣

OpenStreetMap 臺灣由台灣關心投入 OpenStreetMap 的編輯者構成,自從 2010 年開始由個人獨自編輯變成集結更多人參與的共編地圖專案的在地社群。目前在台灣有在台北與 Wikidata 社群共同舉行 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata 月聚,以及不定期的踏查活動。

本文感謝 Supaplex 協助校對並翻譯成台文版,英文版由 assanges 翻譯,並以姓名標示-相同方式分享 4.0 國際授權。


hot_tech_talk | Apr 22

Tldr;
  • Is the world spinning faster?

  • The hot_tech_connect gathering

  • The future of hot_tech

  • AI integrated + RapiD/TM soft launch

  • We are hiring! On the hunt for a new Senior front-end designer/developer and a junior support software engineer.

Happy Friday

Tldr;

  • Is the world spinning faster?

  • The hot_tech_connect gathering

  • The future of hot_tech

  • AI integrated + RapiD/TM soft launch

  • We are hiring! On the hunt for a new Senior front-end designer/developer and a junior support software engineer.


Happy Friday all,

This month I have been feeling like the world has been spinning faster than ever. Does anyone else feel that? The days just don’t seem as long as they used to be? Do the image offsets seem to be more often and further than they have been in the past? … Read more here >

#Announcements:

hot_tech goes big at FOSS4G. The team had four (yep 4) of our talks accepted to FOSS4G that will be happening in Firenze, Italy in August this year.

  • @ramyaragupathy will be presenting on Galaxy and the journey the project has taken with her at the lead

  • @Yogesh and @dk will be presenting on using terraform to manage HOT’s tech infrastructure.

  • @Petya Kangalova will be presenting in collaboration with Kathmandu Living Labs on the Tasking Manager Collective journey and learnings.

  • @cristiano and @dk will presenting on the new OpenAerialMap Redesign project with Kontour.

ci vediamo a Firenze!!


#Events & Opportunities:

We are hiring!

_ Senior front-end designer/developer, apply here >
_ Junior support software, to be posted Monday May 23.


#Project updates:

Galaxy

The Galaxy team has been working solidly this month, on a final push for the completion of underpass, the stabilising of export tool and closing out our design project with Harvard Tech for Social Good. If you want the latest updates, connect to the #osm-galaxy channel in our slack and join the monthly working groups.

Tasking Manager

The Kathmandu Living Labs team has been going from strength to strength, updating and releasing extra bug fixes for Tasking Manager (including the new RapID integration). We will be meeting with the KLL team in Kathmandu (IN PERSON!), so if you have requests, now’s the time to add them to the github issues here and now >

OAM

We are now wrapping up phase one of the design work with Kontour for the redux of OAM. Some super interesting insights coming out of this that we will be sharing soon, and I want to thank everyone who contributed to this process for their inputs. We really hope that what comes out will be a good exchange for what you put in.

Export tool

We acknowledge that we’ve been having some issues with export tool this month and I apologise for the disruptions some of you may have been facing. Kshitij, our super engineer from Nepal has been working hard at correcting the issues and the rest of the team is now working toward replacing the data source with Underpass. Watch this space, I’ve seen a preview and I think you’re going to like what’s coming…


Hi

Hi this is Miko I’m currently in Little Rock Arkansas United States. I’m really digging this map made by the users. Y’all have a nice day.

Hi this is Miko I’m currently in Little Rock Arkansas United States. I’m really digging this map made by the users. Y’all have a nice day.


Italy-Switzerland MTB track

Hi all, we are creating MTB routes for Italy-Switzerland border. We love MTB experiences by day and by night. Almost each thursday we add a brick in our puzzle. At the end we will join them together. We are based on Bizzarone, a pleasant village near Lake Como and Lugano. Feel free to contribute!

Hi all, we are creating MTB routes for Italy-Switzerland border. We love MTB experiences by day and by night. Almost each thursday we add a brick in our puzzle. At the end we will join them together. We are based on Bizzarone, a pleasant village near Lake Como and Lugano. Feel free to contribute!

Thursday, 19. May 2022

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Hello

Hello Guys, I am from Canada and proud to help the FOSS community. Message me if you’re from Canada too, or anywhere we can make OSM better!

Hello Guys, I am from Canada and proud to help the FOSS community. Message me if you’re from Canada too, or anywhere we can make OSM better!


HELLO MATE

hi! am JOSEPH MANGU am working with Open Map Development Tanzania #HOT Tanzania since 2022 as a volunteer and I have worked through different projects . Always am proud to be part of OSM family under YouthMappers at Jordan University College. Here is my email accounts:jmangu360@gmail.com

hi! am JOSEPH MANGU am working with Open Map Development Tanzania #HOT Tanzania since 2022 as a volunteer and I have worked through different projects . Always am proud to be part of OSM family under YouthMappers at Jordan University College. Here is my email accounts:jmangu360@gmail.com


Sokak/Sokağı

Ankara
  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAĞI
Bolu
  • Merkez: SOKAK
  • Seben: SOKAK
Diyarbakır
  • Diyarbakır Büyükşehir Belediyesi: SOKAK
İstanbul
  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAĞI
İzmir
  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAĞI
Kocaeli
  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAK
Malatya
  • Battalgazi: SOKAĞI
  • Yeş

Ankara

  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAĞI

Bolu

  • Merkez: SOKAK
  • Seben: SOKAK

Diyarbakır

  • Diyarbakır Büyükşehir Belediyesi: SOKAK

İstanbul

  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAĞI

İzmir

  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAĞI

Kocaeli

  • Bütün ilçeler: SOKAK

Malatya

  • Battalgazi: SOKAĞI
  • Yeşilyurt: SOKAĞI

Sakarya

  • Sakarya Büyükşehir Belediyesi: SOKAK
  • Adapazarı: SOKAK
  • Karasu: SOKAK (tüm sokaklar numaralı)

OsmAnd

OsmAnd 4.2 (iOS)

Hi there!
Download online map

Hi there!
We are glad to announce the release of the iOS app version.
Development doesn't stand still, and now the new improved version is available for installation on your devices! Every day, we work to make the iOS version more complete and as functional as the Android version. Inevitably, mistakes and bugs arise along our way, which we try to correct immediately. Thank you for your support and feedback.

Route line appearance

This feature adds the ability to customize the width and colour of the route lines. You can configure the appearance of the route line with different settings, such as Custom and Altitude.

The functions are located here: Menu → Settings → Configure profile → Navigation settings → Customize route line or in Menu → Navigation → Options.

Track context menu: waypoints tabMy places - Tracks - Edit

Tracks

Scroll bar for waypoint groups

Track context menu: added a scroll bar with groups of waypoints, allowing you to quickly select the fitting group.

Track context menu: waypoints tab

Improve track managements

In this release we have added the ability to delete more than one track at the time:
My Places → Tracks → '' button → choose tracks (the number of selected tracks is displayed at the top of the screen) → 🗑 button

My places - Tracks - EditMy places - Tracks - Edit

Track description

In this menu we have added the ability to view, add and edit the description: Track Context menu → Overview → Description. Here you can add new text or edit an existing description, as well as read the full version of the descriptions.

My places - Tracks - EditEdit

Include heading

A new parameter has also been added to the Track recording plugin: "Include heading". Now, you can save heading information for each recorded point.

Routes

Public transport routes have been divided into types, you can find them on Configure mapTransport.

Transport routes

Fitness and running routes were added to maps. Data for these routes are taken from OpenStreetMap project:

Fitness trailsFitness trails

Horseback riding

Added the new navigation type and Horseback riding app profile. You can also enable Horse routes and 'Difficulty of horse trails' in Configure Map menu.

Horseback riding profileHorseback riding navigation typeDifficuly of horse trails

Files app

OsmAnd files are now visible in the "Files" application. You can access all tracks, custom routing and rendering files through it: Files → On My Phone → OsmAnd Maps

Files appFiles app with OsmAnd folder

Preferred terrain

UX of options "Use elevation data" and "Select elevation fluctuation" was improved. They have been merged and renamed "Preferred terrain", which is now available for "Cycling" and "Walking" profiles.

Navigation options with highlighted Preferred terrain optionPreferred terrain

New map style

The style of maps "Mapnik" has been replaced by a new style "OSM-Carto" style. This was done because at the time "Mapnik" was added to OsmAnd, it was identical to the map style on OpenStreetMap.org, but we didn't have the resources to keep it up to date, so over time it lost similarity to the OSM map style.

If you use "Mapnik", it will be available after the update, but as a custom map style. After a fresh or new installation, you will need to manually import it for use. You can do it by downloading it from GitHub.

Transport routesFitness trails

CarPlay

We upgraded CarPlay function:

  • CarPlay bug fixes, added gestures for touchscreens.
  • Fixed turn arrows color for match CarPlay light theme.
Car Play img by Gilles

Street name widget

Improved Street name widget:

  • Show road shield and exit number during navigation.
  • Visible for all profiles.

Copy details

You can now copy information from Details of the map context menu of any POI: a long press on a cell brings up the "Copy" button.

Transport routes

Added copy actions to the "Share" sheet

Now, when you click (long, short tap) on any pointed object on the map (POI, favorite, waypoint..) and choose "Share" button on the Map Context menu, you will find the addition of copying actions. The selected information will be copied to the buffer:

Share sheet

  • Copy address - allows you to copy the address of a point to the buffer. Example from the image: Kraków.
  • Copy POI Name - allows you to copy the name of a point to the buffer. Example from the image: Kraków.
  • Copy coordinates - allows you to copy the coordinates of a point to the buffer. Example from the image: 47.25963° N, 11.39645° E.
  • geo: - allows you to copy the point geo-tag to the buffer. Example from the image: geo:47.25963,11.39645?z=19.

Fixed

  • Fixed import of GPX files from OSF package
  • Fixed import of custom plugins with included files
  • Fixed various crashes in the Route planning mode
  • Fixed crashes during Navigation

Follow OsmAnd at Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit!

Join us at our groups of Telegram (EN), (IT), (FR), (DE), (RU), (UA), (ES), (PL).

Apple AppStore

Tuesday, 17. May 2022

Florian Lohoff

E-Scooter Mapillary

After i went mapping with a mast on the car, using a bike or mounting it to the Mercedes star on the hood with a suction cup i now tried using share electro scooters. Extends range a bit but is not as manouverable as a bike. Still one can map ~30km roads with a single charge.

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

After i went mapping with a mast on the car, using a bike or mounting it to the Mercedes star on the hood with a suction cup i now tried using share electro scooters. Extends range a bit but is not as manouverable as a bike. Still one can map ~30km roads with a single charge.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

一日一善

自分の足でいけるところの地図のリファインが最近の中心です。日々ちょろっとしか改善されませんが、365回やってたらちょっとしたモノかなと。

自分の足でいけるところの地図のリファインが最近の中心です。日々ちょろっとしか改善されませんが、365回やってたらちょっとしたモノかなと。


Mapa de contenedores en Málaga

♦ Contenedor de ropa usada en la avenida Las Caballerizas. Fuente: trabajo propio (CC BY-SA 4.0) disponible en Wikimedia Commons.

He creado un mapa web provisional donde se muestra el resultado de la incorporación de contenedores de reciclaje y de basura al mapa de OpenStreetMap en el municipio de Málaga.

La importación de contenedores de basura aún no está terminada. El gestor d

Contenedor de ropa usada Contenedor de ropa usada en la avenida Las Caballerizas. Fuente: trabajo propio (CC BY-SA 4.0) disponible en Wikimedia Commons.

He creado un mapa web provisional donde se muestra el resultado de la incorporación de contenedores de reciclaje y de basura al mapa de OpenStreetMap en el municipio de Málaga.

La importación de contenedores de basura aún no está terminada. El gestor de tareas de la comunidad local donde se alojaba el proyecto de importación dejó de funcionar temporalmente, lo que ha provocado un retraso no deseado. No obstante, sigo trabajando en la importación de forma local y pronto se incorporarán al mapa los contenedores que faltan.

En paralelo y con la colaboración de Areyesl, se están revisando la ubicación y características de los contenedores de reciclaje previamente importados para que la información incluida en el mapa de OpenStreetMap sea lo más precisa posible.

Tuesday, 17. May 2022

opensnowmap

Major update !!! (But you won’t notice)

The OpenSnowMap so called ‘API’ just had a major refresh. This is the piece of code that tells you what piste is what when you click on it, list the ones currently on the map and find pistes when you search them by name. It also computes resorts statistics, and so on. Once based on … Continue reading "Major update !!! (But you won’t notice)"

The OpenSnowMap so called ‘API’ just had a major refresh.
This is the piece of code that tells you what piste is what when you click on it, list the ones currently on the map and find pistes when you search them by name. It also computes resorts statistics, and so on.

Once based on Osmosis, it is now built on top of a DB created by Osm2pgsql, thanks to the nice work done with its flex-output (and doc!) in the past years. Even the routing function is now directly integrated in the same database.

Normally, you won’t notice big differences when using OpenSnowMap.org, except a huge performance improvement in the requests response delay: in the process all  database queries have been optimized and the code simplified.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Openstreetmap-Carto – Democracy Or anarchy?

In the last year our Polish OpenStreetMap community started updating the data of parcel lockers and their locations in Poland. The popularity of these machines has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. We estimate the increase in the number of these devices in Poland at around 3,000 per year. The mapping campaign and the hard work of many contributors have led to the fact that t

In the last year our Polish OpenStreetMap community started updating the data of parcel lockers and their locations in Poland. The popularity of these machines has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. We estimate the increase in the number of these devices in Poland at around 3,000 per year. The mapping campaign and the hard work of many contributors have led to the fact that the OSM data in the case of the introduced parcel machines in Poland is much more accurate than the data that the operators of these machines have. At the moment, we have over 4,200 parcel machines introduced to OSM. So we have potentially another advantage in promoting OpenStreetMap in Poland. Unfortunately, we cannot use it, because the parcel lockers are not rendered on www.openstreetmap.org.

The Polish OSM community made a huge contribution to standardize tagging of these features in accordance with all community guidelines. The process was quite difficult because the comments were diverse (and strong) and it was impossible to take into account all of them. Proposa link These steps were time consuming, but eventually we were able to work out the tagging scheme accepted by the OSM community.

Unfortunately, we are not able to develop a solution that would be satisfying for people responsible for maintaining the CartoCSS stylesheet. All our attempts failed.Git hub discussion

That is why I would like to ask a few questions: Why in some areas of our community project do we have total autocracy instead of democracy? Should the OSMF not change the rules for introducing changes to the style to follow the trends and changes in the world around us? Don’t you have the impression that our Democracy is turning into Anarchy?

Feel free to discuss in the comments. I hope that members of OSMF’s board of directors and members of the working group will also take part in this discussion. Anticipating questions, I published in my diary, because communication through other channels seems ineffective.


OSM hot keys

Hi!! I am getting acquainted with the OSM hot keys(keyboard shortcuts) and it makes the editing easier. At this point I have added over 800 buildings to my father’s village. It’s been fun so far and I’d like to move on to my mother’s village.

Osinachi Atama #umtmapmyvillage

Happy mapping you all!!!

Hi!! I am getting acquainted with the OSM hot keys(keyboard shortcuts) and it makes the editing easier. At this point I have added over 800 buildings to my father’s village. It’s been fun so far and I’d like to move on to my mother’s village.

Osinachi Atama #umtmapmyvillage

Happy mapping you all!!!


نیمه اول ۲۰۲۲

الان دیگه تقریبا نصف ۲۰۲۲ گذشته.. یک سال میلادی دیگه هم داره به سرعت میگذره..خوبه که ببسنیم الان تا به حال چی از پیش بردیم و داریم چه کار میکنیم دیشب یک مانگا خوندم en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Days_of_Happiness باعث شد ساعت ها به سقف خیره بشم..از خودم بپرسم.. واقعا دارم با زندگیم چه کار میکنم؟ آیا راضی هستم از خودم؟ و از این جور حرف ها هر کی میاد اینجا و این رو میخونه، جدا از اینکه مانگا دوست

الان دیگه تقریبا نصف ۲۰۲۲ گذشته.. یک سال میلادی دیگه هم داره به سرعت میگذره..خوبه که ببسنیم الان تا به حال چی از پیش بردیم و داریم چه کار میکنیم دیشب یک مانگا خوندم https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Days_of_Happiness باعث شد ساعت ها به سقف خیره بشم..از خودم بپرسم.. واقعا دارم با زندگیم چه کار میکنم؟ آیا راضی هستم از خودم؟ و از این جور حرف ها هر کی میاد اینجا و این رو میخونه، جدا از اینکه مانگا دوست داره یا نه..پیشنهاد میکنم حتما بخوندش اگه واقعا با مانگا مشکل دارین، نگران نباشید، این مانگا حقیقتا اقتباسی از یک رمان هستش میتونین رمانش رو بخونین :)

Monday, 16. May 2022

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

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Research

I’m currently working on it and to be honest I am unaware of what, and or how.

I’m currently working on it and to be honest I am unaware of what, and or how.

Sunday, 15. May 2022

weeklyOSM

weeklyOSM 616

03/05/2022-09/05/2022 Mechelen, Belgium, styles: OSM-FerraGIS 2021 and Ferraris 1777 [1] © Manuel Claeys Bouuaert | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors Mapping Pete Masters pointed out that Becky Candy’s feedback to mappers (we reported earlier) has been translated to Japanese and Spanish . Ikuzo is a POI oriented ‘map editor made specially for travel photographers, influencers [

03/05/2022-09/05/2022

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Mechelen, Belgium, styles: OSM-FerraGIS 2021 and Ferraris 1777 [1] © Manuel Claeys Bouuaert | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mapping

  • Pete Masters pointed out that Becky Candy’s feedback to mappers (we reported earlier) has been translated to Japanese and Spanish .
  • Ikuzo is a POI oriented ‘map editor made specially for travel photographers, influencers and other content creators’ for categorising, filtering, sharing POIs and adding pictures to them. It is powered by OpenStreetMap. Unfortunately POIs are opened in Google Maps.
  • The MapComplete theme for trees got an update to easily add wikidata for species to trees.
  • User Frank, aka Dooley, has (de) > en taken the page OSMsuspects permanently offline. The page cannot be operated by other sites because of missing sources. User mmd suggested replacing (de) > en parts of it with the help of overpass queries.
  • A request for comments on a proposal for a consistent tagging scheme for highway networks belonging to sub-state administrative divisions of the USA has been made.
  • Voting on the amenity=ticket_validator proposal, for tagging ticket validators, which are often required to gain access to an area or service like public transport or parking garages, is open until Tuesday 24 May.

Community

Local chapter news

  • OpenStreetMap Belgium wrote a diary post about their open street-level imagery project. They are buying 360° cameras and lending them to volunteers to generate more and better street-level imagery as open data. They hope to not just collect data, but to also inspire others to start contributing. The project page is available in English, French and Dutch

Events

  • State of the Map France 2022 released (fr) > en its planning for the event taking place 10 to 12 June in Nantes.
  • Enjoy excerpts from a 45 minute improvisation between Eric Theise, manipulating digital maps, and Helena Espvall, performing on cello with electronics.
  • The list of publications from the last SotM US is getting longer. New videos on the OpenStreetMap US YouTube channel include:
    • Martijn van Exel talking about MapRoulette
    • Philipp Kandal and Alex Ilisei explaining that Grab uses OSM and how they generate images for Kartaview (formerly OpenStreetCam and OpenStreetView) to contribute to OSM.
    • Steve Coast explaining the MapMetrics tool that TomTom introduced in 2021. He also demonstrated how to work with it. Furthermore he gave an outlook on ‘automatic road alignment’.

Education

  • Christian Quest has published (fr) > en a tutorial for French mappers interested in contributing streets to OpenStreetMap through comparison with the Institut National de l’information Géographique et Forestière (National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information) open database BDTopo.
  • barefootstache shared a video showing advanced JOSM techniques to map buildings.

OSM research

  • The International Journal of Geoinformation has gathered together 15 research papers for a special issue named ‘OpenStreetMap as a multi-disciplinary nexus: Perspectives, Practices and Procedures’.

Maps

  • [1] Joseph Jean François, Count of Ferraris, created the ‘Carte-de-Cabinet’ of the Austrian Netherlands in his own style between 1771 and 1778. Manuel Claeys Bouuaert recreated Ferraris’ style in QGIS for use with OpenStreetMap data. In his blog post, Manuel described in detail how he proceeded and shows many beautiful examples. Using sliders you can compare the OSM ‘FerrarGis 2021’ and Ferraris 1777.

Software

  • Organic Maps have released the April update for Android and iOS, which has improvements in support of Wikipedia articles, Euskara (Basque) translations, speed and battery optimisation. As usual, maps are updated, and routing and translations are improved.
  • Anton Khorev wrote a diary entry about loose link detection in note-viewer, which will replace a plaintext URL with a dotted hyperlink. For now, it only handles openstreetmap.org and StreetComplete’s image hosting URLs, but other sites may be added in the future.
  • garmin.openstreetmap.nl has not been fully functional for some time, so now an automatic redirection to an alternative service of bbbike.org is now in place.
  • ‘On The Go Map’ is a route planner for running, walking, biking, or driving, where you can plot your route points, see the elevation, and share the map – powered by OpenStreetMap.
  • Balluchon (fr) > en is a tool aiming to ease contributing to OpenStreetMap, putting a focus on pedestrian data. As of now, it allows adding and modifying entrances along buildings. A live demo is available here (fr).
  • Patrick Gendre created (fr) OpenMobilityIndicators, using open data to draw a map of sustainable mobility indicators.
  • Vespucci is planning to remove support for Android 4.0.1 to 4.0.4 (released in 2011) devices in version 18 (fall 2022). People still using such devices, with a private instance of the OpenStreetMap API, are asked to contact the Vespucci team.
  • xrisnik shared a JOSM preset for adding addresses to houses.

Programming

  • Hans Hack tweeted about his beta release of ‘a geoprocessing tool to handle GeoJSON files fast and simple’. It allows the processing of GeoJSON files in an if-this-then-that manner. For example ‘Remove this:<Berlin.geojson> from that:<Germany.geojson>’. There are ‘sentences’ that find shared geometries (areas), dissolve areas in other areas and repair GeoJSON files.
  • Jean-Marie Favreau has released (fr) > en the source code for OSM Tag Challenge. Each day, the Twitter bot posts pictures of a place from a Flickr album without context and challenges us to ‘reflect on OpenStreetMap’s ontology’.

Releases

Did you know …

  • Acastus-Photon, an address and POI lookup application for Android based on OpenStreetMap data? Available through F-Droid, the app is said to be more reliable than other POI lookup solutions thanks to using Photon, developed by the Komoot team, as its default backend.
  • … how to create a layer highlighting a custom POI type in OsmAnd?
  • … Volodymyr Agafonkin, creator of Leaflet, has explained the most important steps for rendering map tiles in a tutorial? This tutorial and much more (including a ‘sourdough calculator‘) can be found on his ‘Notebooks’ page.

OSM in the media

  • Amy Flaming, from The Guardian, reported on secondary school teacher Michael Shanks, who has had the satisfaction of having drawn GPS lines over all 6,000 streets of his city Glasgow, and other people equally motivated to reach their own target of travelling every street in their city.

Other “geo” things

  • Taylor Brooker has made an unusual and beautiful hand crafted map as a wedding present.
  • HouseFresh gathered up Google search data from 2021 and created a map of the world’s houseplants based on each country’s most popular species.

Upcoming Events

Where What Online When Country
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle Lyon osmcalpic 2022-05-17 flag
151. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn osmcalpic 2022-05-17
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen (online) osmcalpic 2022-05-17 flag
Zürich Missing Maps Zürich Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-05-18 flag
Montmorillon Printemps des Cartes osmcalpic 2022-05-19 – 2022-05-22 flag
Olomouc květnový olomoucký mapathon osmcalpic 2022-05-19 flag
Kaskazini B Tanzania Mapping Groups May Mapathon osmcalpic 2022-05-21 flag
京都市 京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第30回 相国寺 osmcalpic 2022-05-22 flag
臺北市 OpenStreetMap街景踏查團工作坊2 osmcalpic 2022-05-22 flag
[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors – public videomeeting osmcalpic 2022-05-23
OSMF Engineering Working Group meeting osmcalpic 2022-05-23
Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen (Online) osmcalpic 2022-05-23 flag
San Jose South Bay Map Night osmcalpic 2022-05-25 flag
City of Nottingham OSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online) osmcalpic 2022-05-24 flag
Düsseldorf Düsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-Treffen osmcalpic 2022-05-25 flag
Santiago 3a reunión bimestral de OSM Latam osmcalpic 2022-05-28 flag
Town of Victoria Park Social Mapping Sunday: East Vic Park osmcalpic 2022-05-29 flag
Bruxelles – Brussel Virtual OpenStreetMap Belgium meeting osmcalpic 2022-05-31 flag

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Information about network:route:bus:type custom tag. (deprecated)

THIS IS NOT A PROPOSAL.

In most Yangtze Delta cities, buses usually operate in three separate networks: City Buses (城市公交), Suburban Buses (城乡公交) and Town-Village Buses (镇村公交). Some of those do operate outside the city boundaries, which are classified as Intercity Buses (毗邻公交), they can also be a City Bus Line, a Suburban Bus Line or a Town-Village Bus Line.

There exist a group of enthus

THIS IS NOT A PROPOSAL.

In most Yangtze Delta cities, buses usually operate in three separate networks: City Buses (城市公交), Suburban Buses (城乡公交) and Town-Village Buses (镇村公交). Some of those do operate outside the city boundaries, which are classified as Intercity Buses (毗邻公交), they can also be a City Bus Line, a Suburban Bus Line or a Town-Village Bus Line.

There exist a group of enthusiasts who spend their weekends from one city to another city purely by buses or subway lines, such a route is possible by benefiting from the tremendously complicated and connected bus network of Yangtze Delta Cities. I’m one of those enthusiasts who usually spend my entire weekend on buses and subway lines from city to city, as such I do exactly have “local knowledge” that I could benefit others if I can draw these lines on OpenStreetMap. In such a circumstance I figured out that there isn’t a proper way to mark the type of a bus line. After a long discussion with some of the experienced users, I decided to add an unofficial tag network:route:bus:type to tackle this special issue around Yangtze Delta.

For values of network:route:bus:type I would temporary provide city, urban, suburban, town, intercity as five valid options, further extension is possible.

  • city (城市公交), suburban (城乡公交), town (镇村公交) options are used when 3-level bus networks exist in such an area.
  • urban (市域公交) option is used when there’s only a single bus network, this option should not use on it’s own since you don’t really need it.
  • intercity (毗邻公交) option is used for bus routes that operate outside the city boundary limit, this is a optional tag and should be used with the other options.

Example:
1. Route 宜兴城乡公交225 is a suburban line and do have a stop outside the city boundary limit, we set network:route:bus:type=suburban,intercity to it.
2. Route 常州公交34 and 无锡公交26 are city, suburban, town-village mixed line and have stops outside the city boundary limit, since both city only has a single bus network, we set network:route:bus:type=urban,intercity to them.
3. Route 江阴-常州 is a purely intercity line and operates at two different cities, as such we only set network:route:bus:type=intercity to it.

When applying network:route:bus:type to a route, public_transport:version must set as 2 to indicate PTv2 is used. Then set public_transport:v2ext as yes to explicitly declare that this line is using unofficial extended features. Only set network:route:bus:type to the proper value when both of the public_transport tag is set.

DO NOT USE THIS FLAG

After hearing advises and suggestions from the comment section, this flag is now deprecated and being replaced. Further more information will be updated soon on a separated article.