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Monday, 11. December 2017

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Pirate Open Street Mapping Party Wayanad

It was fun mapping Wayanad. A district known for its environment, ethnic people, sensitive areas, Hills, Forests and of course Rain.

For the very first time, J4v4m4n, Pirate Praveen suggested the idea of pirate mapping parties. To be exact, 5 months before, he started a new thread on Loomio as a proposal to contributing to open street maps as [Pirates](pirates.org.in). Later the discuss

It was fun mapping Wayanad. A district known for its environment, ethnic people, sensitive areas, Hills, Forests and of course Rain.

For the very first time, J4v4m4n, Pirate Praveen suggested the idea of pirate mapping parties. To be exact, 5 months before, he started a new thread on Loomio as a proposal to contributing to open street maps as [Pirates](pirates.org.in). Later the discussion lead to mapping parties around Kerala. When Praveen completed Kannur, I asked him for one here in Wayanad. Exactly a week before 9th of this month, Praveen told me, we can host on 9th. I got excited as well as nervous. I don't know what to do, How to arrange accommodation, where to map, etc. I was really worried about bicycles. I thought cycles could speed up the mapping process. Another headache was whom will help us in mapping. Tada.. Ranjith Siji, Mujeeb, Kannan, Ambadi, Tanzeer, Sruthi, Hemanth came up to fulfill our plans.

Next to resolve was accommodation. Sreejith Koiloth helped us to rent DIET hostel.


"OSM go" - Impressions

Impressions: www.osmgo.org

Roland Garros, Paris ♦

Moscow ♦

A small church in a big town -Trinity Church, Broadway/Rector Street, New York (USA) ♦

Singapore under attack ♦

Toronto, Canada ♦

The Blue Mosque/Sultan Ahmed Mosque,Istanbul ♦

Parthenon / Παρθενώνας - Greek ♦

Berlin,Germany ♦

Tour Eiffel - virtuelle ♦

Subwa


Descubrir el mundo de una forma diferente

Me he propuesto una misión y es buscar los mejores sitios para salir de fiesta. Madrid va a ser mi objetivo principal y he descubierto esta web con las mejores Discotecas Madrid que va a ser mi guia de referencia. ¡Gracias amigos de Penalti! Os ire comentando mis resultados.

Me he propuesto una misión y es buscar los mejores sitios para salir de fiesta. Madrid va a ser mi objetivo principal y he descubierto esta web con las mejores Discotecas Madrid que va a ser mi guia de referencia. ¡Gracias amigos de Penalti! Os ire comentando mis resultados.


OSMF should vote more often......

.....as it attracts people to join the OSMF (on average)

.....as it attracts people to join the OSMF (on average)

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Best general physician Doctor

Keeping in view the severity of the problems of diabetes and thyroid, a well-equipped facility is available for specialist consultation, experienced physician and a regular dietician for nutritional issues. Our organization provide the Best general physician in Delhi

Keeping in view the severity of the problems of diabetes and thyroid, a well-equipped facility is available for specialist consultation, experienced physician and a regular dietician for nutritional issues. Our organization provide the Best general physician in Delhi


New week and new energy required

Dear Folks,

As the year is counting down and ice is in most of the places. Please, use our study hccvgi.informatik.uni-bremen.de/ to generate more energy in your brain and consequently your entire body. ♦ Participate in the study hccvgi.informatik.uni-bremen.de/ to see how perfect you are in recognizing landuse areas.

Dear Folks,

As the year is counting down and ice is in most of the places. Please, use our study http://hccvgi.informatik.uni-bremen.de/ to generate more energy in your brain and consequently your entire body. Participate in the study http://hccvgi.informatik.uni-bremen.de/ to see how perfect you are in recognizing landuse areas.


SMART/DDOT overhaul

Background

As I write this, a complete overhaul to SMART/DDOT relations is being uploaded to the server. I did this for two reasons.

Reason the first:

When I last "overhauled" SMART relations, I admittedly made a huge mess of things. There were two reasons I did this:

  1. I thought it'd look nice on the transit map with each route number getting rendered just on

Background

As I write this, a complete overhaul to SMART/DDOT relations is being uploaded to the server. I did this for two reasons.

Reason the first:

When I last "overhauled" SMART relations, I admittedly made a huge mess of things. There were two reasons I did this:

  1. I thought it'd look nice on the transit map with each route number getting rendered just once per road.
  2. I didn't want to have to add the bus stops to all the relations and risk forgetting some.

So what I did was made route segments and route segment segments.

I apologize for that, now realizing that it's wrong. Plus, the second point above is invalid, as I've since discovered; I can edit multiple relations simultaneously.

The first reason for this overhaul is to fix that.

Reason the second:

Data for both systems was horribly outdated. For example, there were still bus routes depicted on Woodward south of Campus Martius, which hasn't been the case since the QLine construction started. The DDOT relations still used the old public transit format! So the second reason for this overhaul is a data update.

Caveats

There are a lot of bus routes I haven't ridden:

  • Almost all DDOT routes outside of Downtown
  • SMART routes 160, 280, 445, 475

For these routes, I've put my best effort to mapping them accurately, though in some places I simply could not tell where the route was intended to go (see: 38 at Harrison, Sears, or Outer Drive).

Sources

Official bus schedules and maps can be found at DDOT, SMART, and RTA. Additionally, for the RTA and SMART routes, some details not shown on the maps were mapped from personal experience.

For some DDOT routes where I couldn't tell what was what on the map, I followed roads that were part of the pre-existing relations.

I also used a bit of OpenStreetCam data to figure out which way buses went around loops.

Lastly, DDOT's GTFS file is public-domain, and helped me figure out a couple things as well. It can be downloaded here.

What's next

I'm going to take a short break, then in 2018 ride all the SMART routes and record out the bus windows and put the videos on YouTube. I'll license the videos for free use for open-source mapping projects - anything you see or hear on the video will be fair game to add to the map.

I personally will use the videos to map bus stops, and add them to back the relations.

Sunday, 10. December 2017

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

2017 Board Election Statistics

The anonymized ballots from yesterday's OSMF board vote are available as a handy text file on OpaVote, so I decided to play around with them a bit. Here's a breakdown of the rankings for each candidate:

I was also curious if people usually filled in the maximum of four slots, or left some of them blank. This is the result:

  • 0 candidates: 11
  • 1 candi

The anonymized ballots from yesterday's OSMF board vote are available as a handy text file on OpaVote, so I decided to play around with them a bit. Here's a breakdown of the rankings for each candidate:

Heather Leson (1: 179, 2: 67, 3: 45, 4: 71, 0: 127), Joost Schouppe (1: 118, 2: 223, 3: 66, 4: 34, 0: 48), Paul Norman (1: 129, 2: 105, 3: 54, 4: 50, 0: 151), David Dean (1: 52, 2: 62, 3: 168, 4: 64, 0: 143)

I was also curious if people usually filled in the maximum of four slots, or left some of them blank. This is the result:

  • 0 candidates: 11
  • 1 candidates: 21
  • 2 candidates: 124
  • 3 candidates: 114
  • 4 candidates: 219

So most people did indeed list 3 or 4 candidates! With STV, the third place can matter even if there are only two seats available, so it makes sense to fill it in. Nevertheless, I also looked more closely at the top two spots to see if there are any interesting correlations. Based on all ballots with at least 2 candidates, here's the popularity of top two pairings (the order of candidate names carries no meaning):

  • Heather/Joost: 166
  • Paul/Joost: 136
  • Paul/David: 46
  • Heather/Paul: 43
  • Joost/David: 33
  • Heather/David: 33

If there are any other statistics you're curious about, feel free to ask – if I find the time, I'll be glad to run them. :)


Algo que ainda gosto de fazer no OSM

Finalizei a delimitação dos bairros de Rondonópolis - MT/BR. Demorou um pouco e deu trabalho, mas foi gratificante, principalmente por ser uma das atividades que ainda me motiva a contribuir para a plataforma.

Digo ainda me motiva pois o mapa já esta bem completo. Basicamente há poucos locais sem vias, e as tarefas atuais se limitam aos POIs, assim como as correções, que são coisas que

Finalizei a delimitação dos bairros de Rondonópolis - MT/BR. Demorou um pouco e deu trabalho, mas foi gratificante, principalmente por ser uma das atividades que ainda me motiva a contribuir para a plataforma.

Digo ainda me motiva pois o mapa já esta bem completo. Basicamente há poucos locais sem vias, e as tarefas atuais se limitam aos POIs, assim como as correções, que são coisas que não gosto muito de fazer.

E por quê a delimitação de bairros ainda me fascina e me motiva a contribuir? Nas cidades com plano diretor, onde num projeto urbanístico o bairro encabeça o projeto, isto e, antes de existir um logradouro, primeiro tem que existir um bairro. Assim, nome de ruas podem se repetir quantos vezes for necessário dentro de uma mesma cidade.

Nesse contexto os céticos podem dizeṛ "isso não existe, impossível". Se a cidade estiver devidamente delimitada eh perfeitamente possível. Dai a importância da delimitação dos bairros.

Rondonópolis - MT


Thank you, now on with the next steps

Thank you to all the OSMF members, fellow candidates, board, and outgoing board members. It has been a privilege to consider your priorities for OSMF via questions, notes, and conversations.

We are the community, the map, and the project. The lovely people who make OSM part of their daily flows count on all of us at OSMF to meet the full mandate and the full potential. This means consi

Thank you to all the OSMF members, fellow candidates, board, and outgoing board members. It has been a privilege to consider your priorities for OSMF via questions, notes, and conversations.

We are the community, the map, and the project. The lovely people who make OSM part of their daily flows count on all of us at OSMF to meet the full mandate and the full potential. This means considering, then building on how we might balance the growing, changing needs of the open, global, diverse community.

Over the past few weeks, the questions on the wiki and the conversations on this mailing list have pointed to some potential actions. Converting those requests and ideas into productive working documents for consultation is the next step. There are many people on this list and in the wider community that will contribute if there are healthy spaces and a clear ask. It is up to us in the membership, in the working groups, and on the board to make this possible.

Thank you again,

Heather


weeklyOSM

weeklyOSM 385

28/11/2017-04/12/2017 Screenshot des neuen JOSM-Plugins QuickLabel 1 | © OpenStreetMap Mitwirkende Mapping Potentiel 3.0, a Haitian digital association, have created a 3-D model of the Zerpelin basin. Daniel Koć has written a blog article on the planned changes and ideas for the rendering of (natural) protected areas. Ilya Zverev writes to the talk mailing list […]

28/11/2017-04/12/2017

JOSM QuickLabel Screenshot

Screenshot des neuen JOSM-Plugins QuickLabel 1 | © OpenStreetMap Mitwirkende

Mapping

  • Potentiel 3.0, a Haitian digital association, have created a 3-D model of the Zerpelin basin.
  • Daniel Koć has written a blog article on the planned changes and ideas for the rendering of (natural) protected areas.
  • Ilya Zverev writes to the talk mailing list introducing OSM streak: a website that gives you points for submitting changesets each day.
  • Maripo Goda published her 3rd JOSM Plugin “QuickLabel” and asks for feedback. This plugin shows any tag values next to objects. You can visualize the mapping progress of sub tags like cuisine or surface.
  • Mapillary introduces Mapillary Tasker, this tool will let you invite people to help complete capture, map editing, or data verification tasks in your area.
  • Daniel Koć asks for the tagging of leisure=common and leisure=village_green, which have their origin in British law. As they are often misused he triggers a discusion how to use the tags.

Community

  • Richard Fairhurst adds a section about education and socio-economic status to the Contributor Covenant and explains the rationale behind his text with reference to OSM.
  • Roland Olbricht queries the basis on which the proposal process on the wiki works. His concerns were heightened by the reaction to Ilya Zverev’s metro railway proposal.
  • Nicolas Chavent writes to the OSMF-talk mailing list about his perspective on why it’s important to balance the representation of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team US Inc. at the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board (OSMF) Board to favour the
    diversity of OpenStreetMap perspectives in this institutional body and also writes about HOT’s Code of Conduct. Read more about the related conversations in this email thread.
  • The Advisory Board of OSM UK are dissatisfied with the Directed Editing Policy and will therefore submit their own new proposal.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Contributor Glassman writes about a proposal to OSMF adopting a Code of Conduct.
  • Imagico.de writes about the importance of the OSMF elections, understanding the best candidates to vote and its impact on the OpenStreetMap project as a whole.

Events

Humanitarian OSM

  • Alessandro Venerandi works on poverty assessment using centrality criteria in OpenStreetMap data.
  • Severin (aka sev_osm) writes a diary post where he shares his frustrations and reasons behind his resigning from HOT US Corporation.
  • Rachel VanNice thanks the HOT News to the community for the valuable work and help this year. The many natural catastrophes presented a special challenge and a video supports this Thanksgiving. At the same time, she is calling for continued and even more forceful action in the future.

Maps

  • The OpenTopoMap now arranges summits according to their dominance. For example, at zoom level 8, mountains with a dominance greater than 100 km are displayed. See this forum post for more information.

switch2OSM

  • Pokemon GO has switched to OSM data in most countries. For some players this means better map data, for others there is less detail now.
  • Garmins uses OpenStreetMap data from now on for its Pilot 9.1 Apple app.

Open Data

  • The city of Cambridge (UK) have released a week’s worth of anonymised vehicle movements captured using ANPR (automatic number plate recognition).

Software

  • Kevin Arutyunyan has used the new 3D viewer in QGIS 3.0 to visualise OSM data. He comments that “it makes you notice how much data is still missing” from OSM to make accurate 3D maps.
  • Answering a question mmd, one of the main developers of the Overpass API, explains that the upcoming version will offer a way to let you determine the length of paths in meters.

Programming

  • Up to now,”iD” has only been able to display satellite images in 4 brightness levels. In the upcoming version it will be possible to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness between 0 and 200% from the base value.
  • Komяpa is offering a $100 bounty for a mod_tile/renderd pull request. He’s hoping to improve render queue lengths on tile.openstreetmap.org.
  • Thomas Skowron presents in issue 59 of his podcast “Microwave”, produced in cooperation with user U-Bahnnverleih his work on vector tiles, the project Grandine, the geodata format Spaten and the problems of the rendering toolchain (raster and vector) (from 0:58:40)

Releases

  • JOSM released the new stable version 13170.
  • The new release for Mapbox’s Android SDK v5.2.0 and iOS SDK v3.7.0 comes with client-side static map snapshots, georeferenced image sources, smooth transitions between styles, unlimited annotation images, shape annotation selection and improved VoiceOver compatibility.
  • Mapbox Navigation SDK for iOS v0.11.0 has upgraded to Swift 4, added reusable step list control and removed audio feedback feature.
  • The release of MapboxDirections.swift v0.14.0 and v0.15.0 comes with toll road/motorway/ferry avoidance options, property indicating whether cars drive on the right or left and much more.

Did you know …

  • … the affiliate links for Amazon? If you’re buying your christmas presents at Amazon, please consider using the affiliate program to help OSM 😉
  • For all who want to visit a nice locality in Schweich, here is the geoportal of Schweich, made with OpenSource, where you will find extensive information on geodata and map services of the municipality Schweich.

Other “geo” things

  • QGIS 3.0 is on the horizon. There are many improvements and new features, which means the documentation needs to be updated and the developers could use your help with this.
  • The ruthenium-106 traces (de) (Google translation) measured in the atmosphere at the beginning of October are very likely to have come from the Mayak nuclear facility. Due to the low dose, however, there was no danger to the public.
  • Czech Railways (national train operator) has stopped the distribution of 2018 agendas for employees and business partners. The agenda contains a small map on the last page, showing several disputed areas, ‘Islamic state’ or Russian Crimea.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Denver Online High School Mitchell PoliMappers’ Adventures: One mapping quest each day 2017-12-01-Invalid date everywhere
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2017-12-11 france
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle 2017-12-12 france
Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2017-12-12 france
Toulouse Rencontre mensuelle 2017-12-13 france
Brazil #CompleteTheMap Brasília – o evento 2017-12-13 brazil
Munich Stammtisch 2017-12-14 germany
Moscow Schemotechnika 13 2017-12-14 russia
Dresden Stammtisch 2017-12-14 germany
Berlin DB Open Data Hackathon 2017-12-15-2017-12-16 germany
Taipei OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup 2017-12-18 taiwan
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 2017-12-19 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen 2017-12-19 germany
Nottingham Pub Meetup 2017-12-19 united kingdom
Rome FOSS4G-IT 2018 2018-02-19-2018-02-22 italy
Bonn FOSSGIS 2018 2018-03-21-2018-03-24 germany
Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 poland
Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 italy

Note: If you like to see your event here, please put it into the calendar. Only data which is there, will appear in weeklyOSM. Please check your event in our public calendar preview and correct it, where appropriate.

This weeklyOSM was produced by Nakaner, Peda, Polyglot, SK53, SomeoneElse, Spanholz, YoViajo, derFred, jcoupey, jinalfoflia, sev_osm.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

OSM es el mapa

«Yo, personalmente, no tengo ningún interés especial en que OSM sea alternativa de nada. Para mí OSM es el mapa.»

Rafael Ávila Coya, vía grupo OSM España en Telegram, 9 de diciembre de 2017.

«Yo, personalmente, no tengo ningún interés especial en que OSM sea alternativa de nada. Para mí OSM es el mapa.»

Rafael Ávila Coya, vía grupo OSM España en Telegram, 9 de diciembre de 2017.


The history of HOT US Inc governance - not to be replicated in OSMF

(EN automatic translation below)

Durant la campagne pour les élections 2017 au board de l'OSM, je suis intervenu par trois fois sur la liste de discussion OSMF :

  • ce premier courriel en anglais dans lequel je montre la faible implication de Heather Leson dans OSM depuis 2011.

  • ce deuxième courriel intitulé " Language, tone and their explanations -

(EN automatic translation below)

Durant la campagne pour les élections 2017 au board de l'OSM, je suis intervenu par trois fois sur la liste de discussion OSMF :

  • ce premier courriel en anglais dans lequel je montre la faible implication de Heather Leson dans OSM depuis 2011.

  • ce deuxième courriel intitulé " Language, tone and their explanations - why I resigned from HOT US Inc", rédigé en français et traduit en anglais, pour expliquer le ton employé dans le premier via notamment ma lettre de résignation de HOT US Inc en 2016, que j'ai publié dans mon précédent billet de blog

  • ce troisième courriel intitulé "The history of HOT US Inc governance - not to be replicated in OSMF" qui contient le lien vers un document, lui aussi rédigé en français et traduit en anglais, retraçant les graves soucis de gouvernance dans le board de HOT US Inc pendant la période durant laquelle j'en étais membre (mars 2014 à janvier 2016)


During the campaign for the 2017 elections on the board of the OSM, I spoke three times on the OSMF mailing list:

  • this first email in English in which I show the weak involvement of Heather Leson in OSM since 2011.

  • this second email titled "Language, tone and their explanations - why I resigned from HOT US Inc." written in French and translated into English, to explain the tone used in the first via including my letter of resignation of HOT US Inc in 2016, which I published in my [previous blog post] (https: //www.openstreetmap.org/user/sev_osm/diary/42854)

  • this third email titled "The History of HOT US Inc Governance - not to be replicated in OSMF" which contains the link to a document, also written in French and translated into English, tracing the serious governance concerns in the board of HOT US Inc during the period during which I was a member (March 2014 to January 2016)

Saturday, 09. December 2017

OpenStreetMap.de

Wochennotiz Nr. 385

28.11.2017-04.12.2017 Screenshot des neuen JOSM-Plugins QuickLabel 1 | © OpenStreetMap Mitwirkende Mapping Die haititianische Organisation Potentiel 3.0 hat ein 3D-Geländemodell des Zerpelin-Beckens veröffentlicht. Zu den geplanten Änderungen und Ideen zum Rendering von (Natur)-Schutzgebieten hat Daniel Koc einen Blogartikel geschrieben. Ilya … Weiterlesen →

28.11.2017-04.12.2017

JOSM QuickLabel Screenshot

Screenshot des neuen JOSM-Plugins QuickLabel 1 | © OpenStreetMap Mitwirkende

Mapping

  • Die haititianische Organisation Potentiel 3.0 hat ein 3D-Geländemodell des Zerpelin-Beckens veröffentlicht.
  • Zu den geplanten Änderungen und Ideen zum Rendering von (Natur)-Schutzgebieten hat Daniel Koc einen Blogartikel geschrieben.
  • Ilya Zverev schreibt auf der Mailingliste talk über die Einführung von OSM-Streak: eine Website, die Punkte für das tägliche Einreichen von Changesets gibt.
  • [1] Maripo Goda hat mit “QuickLabel” ihr drittes JOSM-Plugin veröffentlicht und bittet um Feedback. Das Plugin zeigt die Werte beliebiger Schlüssel direkt in der Kartenansicht an. Dies erlaubt einen schnellen Überblick über Zusatztags wie cuisine oder surface.
  • Mapillary führt den Mapillary Tasker ein. Mit diesem Tool kann man Personen einladen, die bei der Durchführung von Erfassungs-, Kartenbearbeitungs- oder Datenüberprüfungsaufgaben in der Nähe helfen.
  • Daniel Koc fragt nach dem Tagging von leisure=common und leisure=village_green, die ihren Ursprung im britischen Recht haben. Aufgrund ihrer häufig falschen Nutzung stößt er eine Disskusion zur Nutzung der Tags an.

Community

  • Richard Fairhurst fügt dem Verhaltenskodex für Mitwirkende einen Abschnitt über Bildung und sozio-ökonomischen Status hinzu und erklärt seine Beweggründe mit Verweis auf OSM.
  • Roland Olbricht übt Fundamentalkritik am Proposal-Prozess im OSM-Wiki. Anlass ist das gescheiterte ÖPNV-Proposal von Ilya Zverev.
  • Nicolas Chavent erläutert auf der Mailingliste OSMF-Talk, warum er, der selbst HOT mitgegründet hat, seit mehreren Jahren im Vorfeld der OSMF-Vorstandswahlen vor einer Erhöhung des Anteils an Mitgliedern von HOT US Inc. warnt. Er schildert die Anwendung des HOT Code of Conduct auf ihn im November 2015 und wie ihm aus seiner Sicht damals Unrecht widerfahren sei, als er schon einmal in sachlichem Tonfall auf der OSMF-Talk-Mailingliste vor einer höheren “Dominanz” von HOT US Inc. im OSMF-Vorstand gewarnt hat. Mikel Maron, der dem damaligen HOT-Führungszirkel angehört hat, möchte die Sache nicht in der Öffentlichkeit diskutieren. Mehrere andere OSMF-Mitglieder kritisieren Mikel deswegen.
  • Das Advisory Board bzw. OSM UK sind mit dem Entwurf einer “Directed Editing Policy” (wir berichteten) unzufrieden und werden daher einen eigenen neuen Vorschlag unterbreiten.
  • Thomas Skowron teilt auf der Mailingliste Dresden mit, dass Benutzer blackdeerranger im Oktober verstorben sei.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Clifford Snow plädiert auch in seinem Benutzerblog für einen “Code of Conduct”, verbindliche Verhaltensregeln für OSM.
  • Christoph Hormann blogt über die Wichtigkeit der OSMF-Vorstandswahlen und erklärt, warum jedes OSMF-Mitglied doch bitte mitwählen soll.

Humanitarian OSM

  • Alessandro Venerandi arbeitet an einer Armutsbewertung anhand von Zentralitätskriterien in OpenStreetMap-Daten.
  • Severin (alias sev_osm) hat einen Blogeintrag geschrieben, in dem er seine Frustrationen und Gründe für seinen Rücktritt aus der HOT US Corporation mitteilt.
  • Rachel VanNice bedankt sich in den HOT News an die Community für die wertvoll geleistete Arbeit und Hilfe in diesem Jahr. Die vielen Naturkatastrophen stellten eine besondere Herausforderung dar und ein Video unterstützt diesen Dank. Gleichzeitig die Aufforderung, nicht nachzulassen und mit noch mehr Kraft im neuen Jahr sich gemeinsam bekannte und weiteren Herausforderungen zu stellen.

Karten

  • Die OpenTopoMap ordnet jetzt Gipfel nach ihrer Dominanz. Auf Zoomlevel 8 werden beispielsweise Berge mit einer Dominanz größer als 100 km dargestellt. Nähere Erläuterungen stehen in diesem Forumsbeitrag.

switch2OSM

  • OSM wird von Pokémon Go jetzt anscheinend in mehr Ländern als bislang für die Basiskartographie verwendet. In der Liste der Neumapper kann man den Einfluss erkennen. Anders als früher gibt es einen geringeren Anteil an unvernünftigen Mappern. Siehe dazu auch einen Thread im OSM-Forum.
  • Garmins Pilot 9.1 App verwendet ab sofort OpenStreetMap für mehr Datenreichtum.

Open-Data

  • Die Stadt Cambridge (UK) hat eine Woche lang anonymisierte Fahrzeugbewegungen, die mit ANPR, einem System zur automatischen Kennzeichenerfassung (Anm. d. Red.), erfasst wurden, veröffentlicht.

Programme

  • Kevin Arutyunyan zeigt Screenshots von OSM-Daten im neuen 3D-Viewer in QGIS 3.0. Er meint, dass man sähe, wie viel Daten für genaue 3D-Karten noch fehlen würden.
  • Auf eine Frage erklärt mmd, einer der Hauptentwickler der Overpass-API, dass die kommende Version wohl eine Möglichkeit bieten wird, die Länge von Wegen in Metern bestimmen zu lassen.

Programmierung

  • Bisher konnten in “iD” Satellitenbilder nur in 4 Helligkeitsstufen dargestellt werden. In der kommenden Version wird es möglich sein Helligkeit, Kontrast, Sättigung und Schärfe beliebig zwischen 0 und 200% vom Basiswert einzustellen.
  • Komяpa lobt eine Belohnung von 100$ für einen Pull Reqest in mod_tile/renderd aus, der die Kachel-Warteschlange des Standardstils entlasten soll.
  • Thomas Skowron stellt in der Ausgabe 59 seines zusammen mit Ubahnverleih produzierten Podcasts Mikrowelle seine Arbeiten zum Thema Vektortiles, dem Projekt Grandine, dem Geodatenformat Spaten und den Problemen der Renderingtoolchain (Raster und Vektor) vor (ab 0:58:40)

Releases

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Weitere Themen mit Geo-Bezug

  • QGIS 3.0 steht vor der Tür, es gibt viele Verbesserungen und neue Features, was bedeutet, dass die Dokumentation aktualisiert werden muss und die Entwickler dabei Hilfe brauchen können.
  • Die Anfang Oktober gemessenen Spuren an Ruthenium-106 in der Atmosphäre stammen mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit aus der Kerntechnischen Anlage Majak. Eine Gefahr für die Öffentlichkeit bestand jedoch aufgrund der geringen Dosis nicht.
  • Die Českých drah (nationale Eisenbahngesellschaft in Tschechien) hat die Verteilung seines Tagebuchs für 2018 für Angestellte, Geschäftspartner usw. gestoppt, da es auf der letzten Seite eine kleine Karte enthält, die mehrere Konfliktgebiete enthält, so z. B.: „Islamischer Staat” oder „Russische Krim”.

Wochenvorschau

Wo Was Wann Land
online PoliMappers’ Adventures: One mapping quest each day ab 2017-12-01 everywhere
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2017-12-11 france
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle 2017-12-12 france
Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2017-12-12 france
Toulouse Rencontre mensuelle 2017-12-13 france
München Stammtisch 2017-12-14 germany
Dresden Stammtisch 2017-12-14 germany
Berlin DB Open Data Hackathon 2017-12-15-2017-12-16 germany
Bonn Bonner Stammtisch 2017-12-19 germany
Lüneburg Mappertreffen 2017-12-19 germany
Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2017-12-28 germany
Düsseldorf Stammtisch 2017-12-29 germany
Essen Mappertreffen 2017-12-30 germany
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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

mapper die voor problemen zorgt

in project 3630 verschillende tasks GERMANIAGERMAN heeft gevalideerd. nog niet zo'n puinhoop gezien. diverse berichten gestuurd met cc aan Bigardot task 313 en andere

in project 3630 verschillende tasks GERMANIAGERMAN heeft gevalideerd. nog niet zo'n puinhoop gezien. diverse berichten gestuurd met cc aan Bigardot task 313 en andere


Dynamic manipulation of styles based on object values in libosmscout

As just stated on the Fossgis Hackingweekend at the Linuxhotel in Essen... "I'm mapping the year of constrcution for a (huge) number of houses. I'm looking for a way to visualize this on the map".

Likely multiple solutions exist, but how to do this with libosmscout?

At the start of the weekend this was not yet possible. Small discussion with another developer (

As just stated on the Fossgis Hackingweekend at the Linuxhotel in Essen... "I'm mapping the year of constrcution for a (huge) number of houses. I'm looking for a way to visualize this on the map".

Likely multiple solutions exist, but how to do this with libosmscout?

At the start of the weekend this was not yet possible. Small discussion with another developer (not at the weekend) showed, that a general approach was needed, as colouring of ways based on attributes has also interesting use cases (hint: colour of metro lines).

Libosmscout implements tag and value combinations as features. All possible features of an object type (configurable during import) are flag in a bit set, if an concrete object has the feature.

The value of an feature is implemented as simple class that must offer serialization and deserialization methods.

So first we write a new Feature implementation that parses the start_date and year_of_construction tags. The new Feature will have two int attribute for the start and end year. Investigation of the actual tag values show and creation time can be an time interval, for our needs the year however is enough. Depending on the use case other implementation could be possible, too.

We need to do some string parsing to get most of the possible variants of the tag values parsed. Mapper: Please do not be to creative ;-)

Afterwards we add the possibility to register style processors into the rendering pipeline. The processor has a simple interface. It gets the list of feature values and the style as defined by the style sheet. It returns either the original style or a (cache) new style instance. Processors are registered by type.

Next step is to implement a simple processor for the type building. The processor checks if the construction year feature is available and the year between 1800 and 2020. In this case it return a red fill style, with the actual brightness depending on the age. Older buildings get darker red.

See the result:

Different coloring of houses based on construction year

Since there are not that much buildings with construction year mapped, let us try something more visible. Different colors depending on the house number been odd even (or not numerical).

Now that looks more obvious :-)

Different coloring of houses based on house number being odd or even

Fine. That was fun. Now back to code to refactor it for a slightly better API...


Dog health

My dog feeding page may well surprise you! The ideal dog food for your dog is actual homemade food – primarily meat and vegetables. If you're looking for healthy dog food, actual homemade food, Genuine meals. Actual chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, lamb, fish. A small amount of fresh vegetables and fruits. Occasionally yogurt or eggs. www.dropbox.com/s/7ri41k3eidftlxs/Dog%20Healt

My dog feeding page may well surprise you! The ideal dog food for your dog is actual homemade food – primarily meat and vegetables. If you're looking for healthy dog food, actual homemade food, Genuine meals. Actual chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, lamb, fish. A small amount of fresh vegetables and fruits. Occasionally yogurt or eggs. https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ri41k3eidftlxs/Dog%20Health%201.pdf?dl=0

Friday, 08. December 2017

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

One year at the Foundation.. an incredible book series by Isaac Asimov

Hi all :)

My name is Dorothea. I've been helping the OpenStreetMap Foundation board and some of the Working Groups in the past year, as an Administrative Assistant (one of two independent contractors that the Foundation has - the other one being the accountant). So, for transparency reasons I would like to give you a better idea of what I do and also my view of what being at the Boar

Hi all :)

My name is Dorothea. I've been helping the OpenStreetMap Foundation board and some of the Working Groups in the past year, as an Administrative Assistant (one of two independent contractors that the Foundation has - the other one being the accountant). So, for transparency reasons I would like to give you a better idea of what I do and also my view of what being at the Board encompasses - based on my experiences from the previous year.

What I do

Basically I am helping the board (and some of the Working Groups, if there is time and they want to) with administrative tasks, so they can have more time to focus elsewhere. So far I am mainly involved with:

Some non-regular tasks:

  • Administrative support during Local Chapter applications
  • Adding Advisory Board members to the AB mailing list and updating the wiki
  • Providing membership lists

Infrequent:

  • Documenting Local Chapter Congresses (2016, 2017)
  • Documenting the Face-to-Face meeting (2016 # on the board wiki)
  • Implementing the new Corporate Membership Payment system on CiviCRM (2016)
  • Running the Election to Board (2017)

Working Group related

Two Working Groups have asked for administrative support from the board

  • Licensing Working Group: Documenting online meetings
  • State of the Map Working Group:
    • SotM2017 - Supporting scholars
    • SotM2018 - (Plan for) Supporting scholars (if there is going to be a scholarship program) and sponsorship

Time allocation

This can vary from month to month, with a cap of 65 hours per month. This was surpassed at least once before State of the Map 2017, as one of the scholars required extra support in order to get his visa (there was no Embassy of Japan in his country).

An overview of the time allocation is supplied monthly to the board. I also have a monthly meeting with the Secretary.

An inside view of the Board's work

From the past year I can say that board members have to do a lot of "ground" work: writing documents, collaborating or providing feedback on documents writen by other board members or Working Groups, liaising with Working Groups, working on getting their ideas approved by other board members and the community. It requires even more energy and time if you become one of the officers (Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary). I think Frederik describes it better than I do in his post. Regarding visionary ideas & tasks, well my experience was that the board does very pragmatic work - the only exception I can think of was a discussion about the future that took place during the Face-to-Face meeting in May. Related to the F2F meetings: All board members are very passionate about OpenStreetMap, even if they have different views on some areas. The F2F meeting in May 2016 gave me the impression that it was easier for board members with different views to find common ground. I am not sure if it was related to non-verbal communication, but I had the impression that these meetings really helped the board members work together.

Working Groups

The people at the Working Groups do some amazing work. And you can make a real difference in the Foundation by participating in one of them. Just find the Working Group you would like to get involved with. If you don't have much time to join a Working Group, perhaps you can help in other ways. As a CWG volunteer I can suggest some related tasks: you can translate your favorite OSMF blog post in your language (perhaps the PokemonGo one, as we have a new influx of mappers?), or send us your favorite OSM-related CC BY photos.

Finally, I would like to nudge people who are not very vocal to share your thoughts on osmf-talk@, talk@ or your diary - particularly if your views are different from the ones already expressed. Throughout the year :)

Some personal info:

I love OpenStreetMap :) I've been mapping for the past ~4 years, mostly outdoors. Currently I am mapping Athens (Greece), so if you ever visit, feel free to send me a message to meet at the local hackerspace.

GPG key ID: 0x1EF42A022575038A


OpenStreetMap Foundation Chairperson's Report for the 2017 Annual General Meeting

When sitting down to write the Chairperson’s Report for this Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation I have to confess I was having a difficult time. Not because OpenStreetMap hasn’t continued to make great strides over the past year and continue to become further THE free map of the entire world. No, it was because my heart once again was heavy. This year's election has been

When sitting down to write the Chairperson’s Report for this Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation I have to confess I was having a difficult time. Not because OpenStreetMap hasn’t continued to make great strides over the past year and continue to become further THE free map of the entire world. No, it was because my heart once again was heavy. This year's election has been even more hostile than others. Some of the debate has surrounded around if OpenStreetMap is currently a welcoming place for all and if we ever make people not feel welcome due to the actions of some of our members.

Procrastinating on writing this I was scrolling through Twitter and I happened across a quote from the CEO of Creative Commons, Ryan Merkley.

"Pick big fights with your enemies, not small fights with your friends.”

Stop and think about that for a moment.

When OpenStreetMap started we picked a huge fight with proprietary map provides. For a long time we were just some little upstart, but then they began to take us seriously. Today we continue to be used in more prominent and more important ways all over the world. Just in the past 2 weeks OpenStreetMap became used in Ingress and Pokemon Go, applications of millions of users. New editors are coming in because they can update the map themselves. How exciting is it that all our work continues to be used in more and more ways?

What is our next big fight to continue to be the best free map of the entire world? Let’s all think about those challenges and how we are going to surmount them.

How can we lay aside differences and be welcoming to people who are different from us? It is certainly not from fighting amongst ourselves. That just makes people want to check out, myself included, hence the difficulty in writing this report.

We were not without accomplishments this year though. We’ve increased all types of membership with the OSMF membership standing at almost 900 people now. That is more than we’ve ever had. We’ve increased the Corporate Membership to 24 and created an Advisory Board currently consisting of representatives from Corporate Members and Local Chapters.

Going forward things I’d like the OSMF Board to focus on in the next year include increasing the overall diversity of all our memberships. From encouraging different individuals to become OSMF Members, recruiting different types of corporate members and adding more local chapters. To do that I think we are going to have to show more value as the Foundation. By supporting local chapters more and tech community initiatives. To be able to do this we are going to have to explore ways to have additional funding avenues. I hope we can finish creating a micro-grants program to all groups to apply for this support.

I hope after the election I can be hopeful for the next year. I hope we all can be, let’s come together and stop picking the small fights.


OSMF Board Elections 2017 – Part 1b of 2

This is part 1b of my analysis of the candidates of 2017 OSMF board elections. Part 1a can be found here.

Please read the notes and explanations at the beginning of part 1a before reading this part!

David Dean

David Dean is Australian citizen, only understands English and is classified by HDYC as Heavy Mapper (very active). He started mapping in 2007 because he found all geocach

This is part 1b of my analysis of the candidates of 2017 OSMF board elections. Part 1a can be found here.

Please read the notes and explanations at the beginning of part 1a before reading this part!

David Dean

David Dean is Australian citizen, only understands English and is classified by HDYC as Heavy Mapper (very active). He started mapping in 2007 because he found all geocaches which were reachable during lunch break. He has been an active mapper since then although he has only very few active days between 2011 and 2016. He wants to increase the representation of the communities in AU/NZ/South Pacific Region. He works as a scientist on machine learning. His OSM edits are focused on Australia but he also contributes to HOT tasks. David wants to bring OSM to the indigenous communities around the world (he himself has no indigenous roots). They have a different look at the world than people from Europe or North America. In addition, he states that OSM data should take ownership of their OSM data.

He wants to bring the "present and future impact of automation, machine-learning and/or artificial intelligence [on mapping in OSM]" to the board, a topic has been working on for more than ten years. Although it might sound so, he thinks that machine learning is no antithesis to his opinion that local communities should hold ownership on their data. Instead, machine learning applications should support mappers and should be accessible to mappers and not be used in an import-like way.

David has not been active in the OSMF. He organized local OSM community events (see his user diary) in Brisbane between 2008 and 2011. He became inactive in 2011 because he thought that OSM was "finish" in his local area. He continued with mapping in 2016 by tracing buildings and using StreetComplete.

There is no formal OpenStreetMap association in Australia, so the question about his activity there is unnecessary.

David has some open source contributions which have related with OSM. He mentions two pull requests to StreetComplete and a machine learning project for OSM by Development Seed (Mapbox is a spin-off of Development Seed). His Github user name is dbdean.

He has not earned any money with OSM yet. There might be a commercial relation between him and OSM in future because he currently applies for a research grant "related with machine learning and HOT/OSM".

According to several people I talked to, David is unknown in the international English speaking OSM community. He has not participated in any conference yet and there has not been any conference in Australia.

Trademark policy

He thinks that the draft published by the LWG is reasonable. He comments that we should be careful not to put in anything which is perceived as a burden by the organizers of local OSM events.

Term limits

He has not formed a final opinion yet. In principle, he is in favour of such a rule but he remarks that there should be enough candidates and we should not exclude committed board members from re-election just to limit their time on the board.

Transparency

David supports the currently practised transparent (i.e. public) board meetings. He has not listened to any board meeting yet.

Time to invest in the work at the board

He tries to dedicate one day per week for OSM-related activities.

Strategy of OSMF

He thinks that the do-ocracy culture in OSM and the independence of all those third-party applications around OSM is great. He would like to have some kind of process to integrate some useful applications into osm.org.

There are no plans by David to change the current strategy of OSMF. But the OSMF is perceived as a separate entity by many community members and this should be changed.

Imports and mechanical edits

David is critical towards imports and mechanical edits and thinks that all imports should be reviewed by local mappers.

Organised and paid editing

It seems that he did not understand this question on the Q&A page or answers evasively. The policy should treat mappers who map for money or a certificate and those who map without any reward.

Share alike

The share alike clause might discourage some potential data users to use OSM data. But another license change is not the effort worth. The active local OSM communities do compensate the disadvantage of the share alike.

OSMF supporting local chapters

He wishes that OSMF supports and encourages local communities to found their own local OSM association.

OSMF paying staff

He refers to the responses by Heather and Joost

Experience in fundraising

David has some experience with fundraising in the academic world and for start-ups but not for non-profit organisations. Membership fees of persons and companies and donation drives should be the main source of income in future.

Heather Leson

Heather is a Canadian citizen currently living in Switzerland and has an OSM account since June 2011. HDYC classifies her as a casual mapper (rarely active). She has only contributed to OSM on 11 days during these six and a half years. Her changesets are small in size. The first three changesets belong to a mapping party in Toronto in summer 2011 when she was "recruited" by Richard Weait. All other changesets are humanitarian mapping. Heather was member of the HOT US Inc. board of directors from sprint 2013 to spring 2017. She was secretary in her first year on the board, then president until spring 2016.

Heather works for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva which is involved in the Missing Maps project.

Her manifesto is emphasizes "community building" and governance of open source community as her strengths. She has worked for Open Knowledge, Ushahidi and Mozilla. At HOT, she lead the group which drafted the new code of conduct.

After joining the board she wants to start a discussion how the leadership of the OSM project and the working groups of OSMF can become more diverse (regional diversity). She wants to open OSM for people with "diverse skills" who do not want to support OSM as a mapper or developer and wants to build a network of "community managers". Her answer on the Q&A page is more precise. These community managers should be paid and she wants to hire multiple community managers.

She wants to transform the OSMF board of directors from a board of people how actually do stuff to a "strategic" board which decides and let other – probably paid – people do the work. She proudly described this change which already happened to HOT US Inc. in her blog in April.

Asked whether she has a commercial relationship with OSM, she responds that she wants to be part of OSM governance due to the "data policy". It can be assumed that she means the Directed Editing Policy.

Heather participated in three regional OpenStreetMap conferences, the SotM 2016 in Brussels and the HOT Summit in Brussels (just before SotM 2016).

Heather would like to introduce a strong code of conduct with an enforcement.

Two emails by Nicolas Chavent, co-founder of HOT, reveal the dark side of a code of conduct. He writes that Heather filed a code of conduct complaint against him in autumn 2015 (first email). He and Severin Menard, another francophone user who has been HOT US Inc. member for a very long time, had drawn (email by Nicolas, email by Severin) attention on OSMF-Talk mailing list on possibly too high influence of HOT US Inc. on the OSMF and that HOT US Inc. voting members could gain a majority on the OSMF board of directors. He tells that he was informed by the board of HOT US Inc. that a code of conduct complaint had beenfiled against him. In May 2017 another code of conduct complaint was filed against him (second email. A board member had to resign due to a conflict of interest and Mikel Maron wanted to promote the first candidate who did not get a seat in the previous board elections. Nicolas started a discussion on HOT US Inc. voting member mailing list about conflicts of interest in general because the conflict of interest was foreseeable and dealt appropriately by the board. Mikel responded to the mailing list and warned members to participate in this discussion.

Severin casted doubt on Heather's qualification and fundraising experience in an email on 22. November on OSMF-Talk mailing list. Severin served as a board member of HOT US Inc. from spring 2014 to February 2016. He writes that she emphasized her fundraising skills on the board but did not collect any money. Due to "confidentiality" she did not even report about her activity to the other board members. It came to the light when HOT US Inc. ran out of money. Several people, mainly from the (dominating) anglophone wing of HOT US Inc. criticized Severin for being unrespectful and offending. (He wrote that seeking for a seat on OSMF board were shameless with that low OSM activity referring to her small number of changesets)

The claims by Severin and Nicolas have not been denied substantially.

Trademark policy

Her response is meaningless. She has no suggestions for any changes.

Board term limits

She responds evading and asks counter questions which are partially beside the point.

Transparency

She does not want to commit herself to any opinion.

Workload

Heather responds that she dedicate five to ten hours per week to HOT US Inc. She thinks that the board should be a strategic board and the work should be done by the working groups.

Strategy of OSMF

She answers the questions regarding the role of OSMF in community software projects with two short sentences and refers to Joost's response. She would like to know the opinion of the Operations Working Group before committing herself to any opinion.

Her response to the question for her opinion regarding the strategy of OSMF is confusing. She just responds with a bunch of counter questions.

Import and mechanical edits

She has no opinion and thinks that the working groups should deal with this questions.

Organised and paid editing

Her response is ambiguous. She writes that organized or even commercial edits are less valuable. The draft process of the Directed Editing Policy is the main reason why she runs for the board. She points to several articles about the contribution of companies to open source projects but forgets that OSM is no open source project but an open data project.

Note: Heather has a conflict of interest here. On the one hand she wants to influence the process leading to a guideline on directed editing, on the other hand she works for a organisation which does directed editing.

Share alike

Her response is much shorter than the responses of the other candidates. She thanks for their responses, thanks the Licensing Working Group and thinks that ODbL should be better explained.

Fundraising

Mailing lists users should not criticize ideas to make OSM(F) more attractive for funders. Here response is quite long but it misses the main point of the question – the experience in this field.

Desirable sources of income

She writes that she is unable to answer this question and has to learn how it currently works. OSMF needs people outside the board who do fundraising. It is not clear whether these people should be paid but one can assume that they are paid. She thinks that there are already skilled people in the wider network of OSM(F) who would like to help if there were no "drama" and "skilled people to collaborate".

Part 2

Part 2 will interpret and analyse the candidates and their opinions in a non-neutral way and will provide a ballot recommendation.


Aldershot and District Military Lands Byelaws

I've submitted a FOIA request to find out where the byelaws cover, as I've seen areas where (according to new-ish signs) the byelaws still apply even after the land has changed use.

www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/aldershot_and_district_military

I've submitted a FOIA request to find out where the byelaws cover, as I've seen areas where (according to new-ish signs) the byelaws still apply even after the land has changed use.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/aldershot_and_district_military


Time

Aktuelle Uhrzeit / OrtszeitJakarta, Indonesien © Zeitzonenrechner

Aktuelle Uhrzeit / OrtszeitJakarta, Indonesien © Zeitzonenrechner


OpenStreetMap Blog

OpenStreetMap receives $25,000 Grant from American Red Cross

  The OpenStreetMap Foundation is very excited to announce that the American Red Cross extended OSMF an USD 25,000 grant for purchasing hardware to support the ongoing resilience of the OSM platform infrastructure. The funds were allocated towards the purchase and provisioning of a ‘hot’ backup database failover server – which has been purchased and […]

 

The OpenStreetMap Foundation is very excited to announce that the American Red Cross extended OSMF an USD 25,000 grant for purchasing hardware to support the ongoing resilience of the OSM platform infrastructure. The funds were allocated towards the purchase and provisioning of a ‘hot’ backup database failover server – which has been purchased and is currently humming along doing its important job! This trail-blazing contribution will ensure that we can recover from site failures quickly and with the minimum amount of disruption for those editing the map. This is a big step forward in platform resiliency that we otherwise would not have been able to make at this time.

American Red Cross and OpenStreetMap

The American Red Cross has steadily ramped up its support for OpenStreetMap. Indentifying OSM as a source of up-to-date map data crucial to their international disaster field operations, they quickly developed into a major contributor to OSM, through their own work, support of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), and most recently through their Missing Maps initiative, to which around 10% of all OSM map contributions can now be attributed. The American Red Cross has also supported OpenStreetMap through app development and sponsorship of State of the Map conferences.

If you are interested in the technical specifications of this new server, please see here.

We want to say a big Thank You to the American Red Cross and we hope that more organisations which use OSM data will be inspired to strengthen the OSMF infrastructure and support our great project! If you are interested in donating to the OpenStreetMap Foundation, please get in touch with us at board@osmfoundation.org.

About OpenStreetMap

The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, formed in the UK to support the OpenStreetMap Project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data and to providing geospatial data for anyone to use and share. The OpenStreetMap Foundation owns and maintains the infrastructure of the OpenStreetMap project. You can support OpenStreetMap by becoming a member, donating or joining our volunteer Working Groups.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters in the US; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. In 2017 alone, the American Red Cross sent humanitarian aid to 26 countries to help save lives in the aftermath of disasters. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Visit redcross.org/international of more information.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Maperas del Mes: Geochicas

¿Quiénes son?

Somos una comunidad latinoamericana que se encuentra en 11 diferentes países de la región. umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/geochicas_161167#3/-4.39/-53.88 En #Geochicas contamos con diferentes perfiles, venimos de la programación, las ciencias sociales, la geografía, el diseño, las humanidades. Muchas somos estudiantes, investigadoras, trabajadoras en diferentes empresas, institucion

¿Quiénes son?

Somos una comunidad latinoamericana que se encuentra en 11 diferentes países de la región. http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/geochicas_161167#3/-4.39/-53.88 En #Geochicas contamos con diferentes perfiles, venimos de la programación, las ciencias sociales, la geografía, el diseño, las humanidades. Muchas somos estudiantes, investigadoras, trabajadoras en diferentes empresas, instituciones estatales, organizaciones, universidades en nuestros países.   El nombre de #Geochicas nace como parte de la necesidad de englobar nuestro trabajo y ganas de articular el mapeo con el enfoque de género en la comunidad.

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¿Cómo y cuándo descubrieron OpenStreetMap?

Conocimos OpenStreetMap desde diferentes momentos y contextos, algunas desde casi 10 años. Muchas veces desde la necesidad de encontrar herramientas e información alternativas y libres que nos pudieran ayudar en nuestros diferentes trabajos. Muchos casos de uso de OSM en #Geochicas parten desde la academia, para trabajos de investigación, otros como propuestas para visibilización de diferentes problemáticas con organizaciones civiles, como Ciudata y otros vinculados como Repubikla, o #CallesVioletas, colaborando con redes activistas. La dimensión humanitaria de OSM es otra temática que reunido el interés de varias personas del grupo.

¿Qué mapean? ¿Cómo mapean? ¿Qué tipo de herramientas utilizan?

Nos enfocamos en mapear diferentes puntos de interés que se relacionen directamente con el apoyo y desarrollo de las mujeres en nuestros países, localidades, barrios. Estamos empezando a impulsar fuertemente la aportación al mapa de equipamientos y elementos que mejoran las condiciones de vida de las mujeres, a través varios proyectos tecnológicos, de importación de datos públicos, y de mapeos participativos. También apoyamos y realizamos iniciativas que cuenten con un enfoque multidisciplinar de mapeo, como el Mapatón Masivo Regional Latinoamericano, en ocasión del aniversario 13 de Openstreetmap, desde donde se propuso mapear asentamientos informales vulnerables, teniendo en cuenta que las mujeres son muchas veces quienes se encuentran en mayor riesgo en estos espacios, y sufren en general de mayor vulnerabilidad.  

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¿Dónde mapean? ¿Localmente, HOT?

Mapeamos de manera local a través de proyectos nacionales, y también de manera remota a través de iniciativas internacionales y también de HOT y MissingMaps, un ejemplo fue el proyecto de mapeo desde Crowd2Map para mejorar el mapa antes de la “temporada de corte genital femenino en Tanzania”, y así poder ayudar a las diferentes organizaciones a rescatar a las niñas en riesgo.

¿Cuál es su mayor logro como maperas?

Nuestro mayor logro ha sido poder constituirnos como un colectivo multidisciplinar y transnacional de mujeres mapeadoras. De igual manera hemos articulado diferentes actividades como espacios formativos en diferentes países como México, Paraguay, Nicaragua; y otros proyectos que apoyan a visibilizar la necesidad de discutir sobre la brecha de género en la comunidad. Estamos generando constantemente métodos para producir conocimiento sobre la participación de la géneros en la comunidad Openstreetmap.

Este año fuimos nominadas y ganamos la categoría latinoamericana de los OSMAwards y contamos con presencia de una de nuestras integrantes en el SOTM Internacional en Japón, donde realizó una presentación sobre el colectivo y nuestro trabajo.  

¿Por qué mapean? ¿Qué les motiva?

Nos motiva a mapear la necesidad de generar información abierta que sea abarcativa también hacia las mujeres, en términos de que la información mapeada es una de las bases para el desarrollo de las comunidades y los territorios y también un auxiliar más y más omnipresente en la vida cotidiana. La información se encuentra sin embargo sesgada por la amplia brecha de género que existe entre los y las colaboradoras de OSM. Esto no sólo se ve representado en el mapa desde la falta de POIs relacionados a mujeres, sino también en cómo se percibe una realidad y un mundo casi completamente masculinizado. Eso puede ser aplicado a cualquier otro mapa, pero creemos que la dimensión comunitaria de OpenStreetMap justamente le otorga una gran ventaja comparativa: este mapa sí puede rectificar esta perspectiva y representar debidamente a las mujeres.

¿Qué es lo más complicado al momento de mapper? (Ej:. Etiquetas, editores? ¿Encontrar etiquetas específicas para tu zona de interés? ¿Mantenerse motivadas?)

Una de las grandes dificultades al mapear con enfoque de género, es la falta de participación de más mujeres en la comunidad. Según estadísticas, las mujeres representamos un poco menos del 5% de toda la comunidad de OSM, y lograr que tanto nuestros intereses se vean reflejados en la agenda y discusiones de la comunidad, como contar con etiquetas que den cuenta de las necesidades de las mujeres en el mapa, es uno de los grandes retos.

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¿Cuáles son tus planes de mapeo para el future?

Primero queremos conocer más sobre las necesidades en términos de puntos de interés para las mujeres que necesitan ser mapeados, a lo mismo que trabajar sobre las etiquetas que puedan apoyar a mejorar la información que se ve reflejada en el mapa. Seguimos realizando iniciativas de fotomapeo con herramientas como Mapillary y OpenStreetCam, mapeos sociales sobre memoria, sobre percepción del espacio, accesibilidad, y desarrollo de aplicaciones para OSM. También nos importa incidir en nuestras comunidades de Openstreetmap para que estas estén más sensibilizadas a la necesidad de desarrollar estos ejes con las mujeres.

¿Tienen contacto con otros maperos/as?

Geochicas emerge y queda en permanente contacto con Openstreetmap LATAM. Contamos con diferentes redes mixtas internacionales, regionales y nacionales de OSM con las cuales articulamos nuestros proyectos, y también con comunidades que no son necesariamente de OpenStreetMap, pero que cuentan con componentes de mapeo en sus trabajos diarios.

¿Cómo utilizan OpenStreetMap?

Utilizamos OSM para hacer (en un futuro cercano) análisis de la participación de las mujeres respeto a la comunidad completa, en término de creación de datos abiertos relacionados directamente con mujeres y con áreas vulnerables. También utilizamos OSM en nuestros diferentes trabajos, proyectos académicos y en nuestra vida cotidiana. También impulsamos proyectos tecnológicos con usos de OSM para mejorar la calidad de la vida de las mujeres.

¿Nos podrías comentar algo más sobre Geochicas?

Geochicas nace como una iniciativa de colaboración conjunta entre mujeres latinoamericanas maperas, a partir de discusión intensa a esa comunidad sobre la preocupante brecha de género en el SOTM Latam 2016, en Sao Paulo, Brasil. Nos conectamos entre unas 5 mujeres para realizar un panel abierto de discusión sobre esta situación, dentro de este evento, y formar una red permanente de mujeres de Openstreetmap LATAM, teniendo como objetivo tener mayor presencia y participación en estos eventos claves, aumentar nuestro liderazgo, generar un debate permanente, y también generar proyectos con el mapa, que beneficie a las mujeres.

Hemos realizado actividades formativas sobre mapeo con enfoque de género, también en foros de reflexión sobre el desequilibrio de género y sus implicaciones en los espacios activistas, de datos y tecnologías, en espacios feministas, un ejemplo de esto fue el Taller Hackerfeminista en Asunción, Paraguay, con la Liga Peatonal en la Ciudad de México, y en diferentes países de manera nacional, y también proyectos regionales latinoamericanos que articulamos con las diferentes comunidades y aliados nacionales.

¿Aparte de mapear, realizan otras actividades relacionadas a OSM?

Dentro de Geochicas, hay colaboradoras que editan y traducen el Semanario OSM, queremos tener un esfuerzo contínuo de traducción y mejora de etiquetas y descripción para temas relacionados con las mujeres. También apoyamos diferentes espacios formativos en los cuales visibilizamos la importancia de trabajar con OSM, y dentro de OSM sobre la importancia de fomentar una representación y liderazgos equilibrados de géneros. Dirigimos esfuerzos para producir conocimiento y datos sobre la participación de los distintos géneros en la comunidad, buscamos financiamiento para apoyar una mayor participación de las mujeres, y, a través del fortalecimiento de red, queremos visibilizar siempre más los trabajos hechos por ellas en el universo de Openstreetmap.

Para concluir, ¿algo más que quisieras agregar?

Desde Geochicas impulsamos el uso del hashtag #OSMintegra, #OSMintegrates y #Geochicas en Twitter, para tener discusiones, debates, lluvias de idea permanentes sobre las necesidades, percepciones y comentarios sobre género de la comunidad. También contamos con un sitio Web dónde pueden encontrar nuestros proyectos, publicaciones de nuestros diarios en OSM, e invitamos a las mujeres que quieran unirse a nuestra red de trabajo a través de nuestro canal de comunicación en Telegram.

Invitamos a todas las personas que colaboran en OpenStreetMap a ayudarnos a completar esta encuesta, sobre las percepciones y representaciones de género en la comunidad. Buscamos recopilar información que nos ayude a comprender más enteramente la situación sobre la brecha de género en OSM.