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OSMF and GraphHopper joint press release: GraphHopper Routing Engine 1.0 Released

Disclaimer: The OpenStreetMap Foundation and GraphHopper publish this joint press release due to the Gold Corporate Membership of GraphHopper GmbH. If you want to be an OSMF Corporate Member too, you can join at join.osmfoundation.org/corporate-membership/ On 25th May the release of version 1.0 for the open source GraphHopper routing engine was announced. The first version 0.1 […]

Disclaimer: The OpenStreetMap Foundation and GraphHopper publish this joint press release due to the Gold Corporate Membership of GraphHopper GmbH. If you want to be an OSMF Corporate Member too, you can join at https://join.osmfoundation.org/corporate-membership/

On 25th May the release of version 1.0 for the open source GraphHopper routing engine was announced. The first version 0.1 of the routing engine was released in 2013 and since then it has grown into a mature solution that is integrated on openstreetmap.org since late 2014 and is now used by thousands of companies around the world.

The new release contains a fast alternative routes feature, as well as a new customizable routing that allows people to modify the routing behaviour even without programming knowledge.

New feature of GraphHopper Routing Engine: Fast Alternative Routes
Customizable routing: Here the bike mode is forced to prefer official bike routes even though this means a big detour. Another use case would be a cargo bike where additional properties like road width are taken into account.


For a demo and more details about the new features you can read the full announcement at graphhopper.com

One key player in the GraphHopper community is the GraphHopper GmbH. The mission of the GraphHopper GmbH is to build the routing software stack of the future, with as many open source software as possible and also utilizing open data, like OpenStreetMap. The GraphHopper GmbH supports the OpenStreetMap project with sponsoring the routing service for openstreetmap.org, with using and improving the data as well as spreading the word. Since 2018 the GraphHopper GmbH is also a Gold Corporate Member of the OSMF.

What is GraphHopper
The GraphHopper Routing Engine is an open source software project started in 2012. The GraphHopper GmbH is a company founded in 2016 in Germany to support the development for its open source projects like the GraphHopper Routing Engine and jsprit. 

GraphHopper routing is integrated on www.openstreetmap.org, together with OSRM routing.

What is OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap was founded in 2004 and is a international project to create a free map of the world. To do so, we, thousands of volunteers, collect data about roads, railways, rivers, forests, buildings and a lot more worldwide. Our map data can be downloaded for free by everyone and used for any purpose – including commercial usage. It is possible to produce your own maps which highlight certain features, to calculate routes etc. OpenStreetMap is increasingly used when one needs maps which can be very quickly, or easily, updated.

What is the OpenStreetMap Foundation
The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, formed to support the OpenStreetMap Project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data for anyone to use and share. The OpenStreetMap Foundation owns and maintains the infrastructure of the OpenStreetMap project, is financially supported by membership fees and donations, and organises the annual, international State of the Map conference. It has no full-time employees and it is supporting the OpenStreetMap project through the work of our volunteer Working Groups. Please consider becoming a member of the Foundation.


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Aqualand Moravia 1. 6. 2020 – čeká na odpověď
eshop.aqualand-moravia.cz/kontakt
info@aqualand-moravia.cz

Aqualand Moravia 1. 6. 2020 – čeká na odpověď
https://eshop.aqualand-moravia.cz/kontakt
info@aqualand-moravia.cz


[WIP] Быстрые коментарии для changeset review

устаревшие PoI через maps.me

Привет! Ети даные уже введены, нужно обновить приложение.

Вот инструкция как можно обновлять карты maps.me чаще:
hide.webhop.me/mapsme/0_INSTALL.txt
подъезды

Привет! Подьезды более точно можно обозначать так (первый подъезд, квартиры 1-12):

entrance=staircase
ref=1
addr:flats=1-12


устаревшие PoI через maps.me


Привет! Ети даные уже введены, нужно обновить приложение.

Вот инструкция как можно обновлять карты maps.me чаще:
https://hide.webhop.me/mapsme/0_INSTALL.txt

подъезды


Привет! Подьезды более точно можно обозначать так (первый подъезд, квартиры 1-12):

entrance=staircase
ref=1
addr:flats=1-12



What and where is the Ahaggar?

Charles de Foucauld’s Dictionnaire abrégé touareg-français de noms propres “Abridged Tuareg–French dictionary of proper names” is not only a valuable gazetteer of the Tuareg-inhabited central Sahara, but also a historical source capturing a time when European understanding of Tuareg toponymy had not yet taken on a life of its own.

One example of this divergence between traditional usage

Charles de Foucauld’s Dictionnaire abrégé touareg-français de noms propres “Abridged Tuareg–French dictionary of proper names” is not only a valuable gazetteer of the Tuareg-inhabited central Sahara, but also a historical source capturing a time when European understanding of Tuareg toponymy had not yet taken on a life of its own.

One example of this divergence between traditional usage of local native speakers, and European reception, is the name and possibly the extent and nature of the Ăhaggar.

The Ăhaggar, clearly and unanimously, is a mountain range or mountain massif. In the early 1900s, Ăhaggar is also attested as the name of a country containing the Ăhaggar mountains. To my knowledge, the usage continues today (in the sense of a land, perceived as culturally or socially distinct, though not politically independent).

In Europe, it’s also known by the name Hoggar, a form which came about through contact with Arabic. Besides, the central part of the mountain massif is often introduced to tourists as the Atakor, apparently also giving rise to the geologically defined area of the Atakor volcanic field. Some overlapping area is now also protected as the Ahaggar Cultural Park.

I’d like to first and mainly look at the historical explanations given in Foucauld’s Dictionnaire, which are interesting as approximations to the local usage prior to major European (or other foreign) influence. After that, I’ll also go over some representations of the Ăhaggar in online databases.

The historical usages

The mountains

According to a first entry in Foucauld’s gazetteer, the Ăhaggar is …

la région appelée proprement Ăhaggar est le massif montagneux central du pays des Kel-Ăhaggar, massif de forme ovale, […] qui est compris entre 23° et 23° 30′ lat. N. et 2° 50′ et 3° 40′ long. E.

“The region properly called Ăhaggar is the massif of mountains central to the land of the Kel-Ăhaggar, a massif of oval shape, located between 23° and 23° 30′ lat. N. and 2° 50′ and 3° 40′ long. E.”

Let’s draw an ellipsis from the given coordinates:

Approximative border of the Ăhaggar when reading the coordinates as WGS-84

That doesn’st look like a mountain range. Turns out, as a French aristocrat Foucauld still used the Paris meridian in about 1910. Hence, shifting the location by about 2.33° results in a much more sensible perimeter:

Approximative border of the Ăhaggar when shifting the coordinates from the Paris to the Greenwich prime meridian

This defines a moderate extent of what is locally called the Ăhaggar (meaning the mountain range). Foucauld also records a separate name for the foothills of the mountains, which reinforces the understanding that Ăhaggar refers only to this highest mountainous area. The rocky or mountainous areas immediately adjacent, which may be geologically completely continuous, have separate Tuareg names. They are, then, not part of the Ăhaggar mountains according to local, traditional usage (as transmitted by Foucauld). At any rate, the peaks are much lower outside the Ăhaggar.

Regarding the name of the mountains, Foucauld states that …

Ăhaggar est le nom propre de cette région et le terme le plus employé de beaucoup pour la désigner

“Ăhaggar is the proper name of this region and the term most used by many [? most used by far?] to refer to it.”

He also lists a bunch of alternative names, and, as stated above and clearly on Foucauld’s mind when writing the gazetteer, Ăhaggar is at the same time the name of the country. Therefore he decides that …

pour éviter les confusions, nous la désignons habituellement dans ce dictionnaire non pas par le nom Ăhaggar, mais par le nom Ătakôr-n-Ăhaggar

”to avoid confusion, we [i.e. the author, Foucauld] usually refer to it [the massif of mountains] in this dictionary not by the name Ăhaggar, but by the name Ătakôr-n-Ăhaggar” – in effect, in almost all instances shortened to Ătakôr.

I think it is probable that by this decision, Foucauld started the European tradition of distinguishing a central part of the Ăhaggar as the Atakor – when, in fact, Foucauld makes it clear that in local usage these names are interchangeable and refer to the same mountain area.

The country

In a second entry, Foucauld states that Ăhaggar is also the name of the …

pays tout entier des Kel-Ăhaggar (territoire soumis à la domination des Kel-Ăhaggar, compris entre le Tidikelt, l’Ăhnet, l’Ădṛaṛ, l’Ăir et l’Ăjjer)

“The entire country of the Kel-Ăhaggar (territory under the rule of the Kel-Ăhaggar, surrounded by the Tidikelt, the Ăhnet, the Ădṛaṛ, the Ăir and the Ăjjer)”

With Kel-Ăhaggar being the …

[nom propre] des Touaregs qui habitent le territoire de l’Ăhaggar, en un seul corps de nation, sous le commandement d’un chef unique

“proper name of the Tuareg who live in the territory of the Ăhaggar, as a single body of a nation, under the government of a sole ruler”

I wouldn’t make claims about undivided nationhood – Foucauld’s statement stems from a specific political era and perspective, of course. The complex structure of Tuareg society is much better described in European scientific literature by now. Nevertheless, it seems appropriate to characterize the Ăhaggar as an independent, self-governed country prior to military defeat by the French in 1902.

As described by Foucauld, the Ăhaggar mountains are the center (not geometrically) of the Ăhaggar country, and the latter is named after the former. But the country stretches far beyond the mountains, about 500 km to the North, 330 km to the East, though only some 200 km West and 150 km South. It covers various landforms – mountains and sand seas and flat rocky areas, another major mountain range (the Tefedest), and even claims some of the surrounding sandstone plateaus.

As said above, I think the Ăhaggar is nowadays still perceived by inhabitants as a distinct region or land, after decades of being subsumed in Algeria. (Perhaps the term “cultural region” might be fitting?) The distinction seems clearest in relation to the largest neighbour, the Ăjjer. Ăhaggar people have clear opinions that things are done differently in the Ăjjer, and where necessary carefully delineate spheres of influence.

Foucauld sketched the borders of the country. This sketch can be seen on page 8 and page 9 of the scan of one of his dictionaries. As a work of Charles de Foucauld, this sketch is in the public domain, and I might get around to releasing my digitization of it.

The Ăhaggar in current databases

I’ve already introduced some of the understandings of names by Europeans; I’m going to quickly cover how and where they are present in online databases:

GeoNames

GeoNames has two entries for the mountains, Ahaggar and Atakor, showing the European distinction described above. The placement of both entries is in the correct area; however, as said before, both names refer to the same massif for local native speakers.

There is no entry in GeoNames to reflect the historical country, current region or land.

Wikidata

Wikidata also distinguishes between the Hoggar and the Atakor-n-Ahaggar. On the latter item, I have already added some of the information found in Foucauld’s gazetteer. The English and German Wikipedia articles linked to Atakor-n-Ahaggar imply, to my understanding, that the Atakor volcanic field is an area established as distinct in geology – and therefore could be treated as distinct from local naming and delineation. The Dutch Wikipedia article covers both the mountain massif (i.e. the indigenous concept) as well as the volcanic field (i.e. the scientific concept).

The French Wikipedia article describes the Ăhaggar mountains as covering 50000 km²; the English article states that the mountains cover 550000 km². The ellipsis based on Foucauld’s (approximative) description has an area of about 3600 km². Therefore, the Dutch Wikipedia article comes closest with 3800 km².

I don’t know of a Wikidata item for the country Ăhaggar – maybe I’ll create one when the existing ones are improved.

OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap has a node and a way to represent the Ăhaggar mountains. They are redundant to each other – they both describe the mountain range, without an obvious sign of the European Ăhaggar–Atakor distinction. (However, they link to the separate Wikidata entries.)

I have created the way, not too long ago. The node is much older. The way shows my best understanding of how the Ăhaggar mountains are delimited, starting from Foucauld’s (public domain) sketch map and refined according to a number of entries scattered throughout the gazetteer.

In my opinion, the two OSM objects could be merged to a single object representing the local conception that there is one mountain massif distinct from the surrounding areas interchangeably called Ăhaggar/Ătakôr (plus some other alternative names).

I’m not too keen on creating a boundary of the historically independent country, current region of Ăhaggar on OSM.

Composite satellite image of the Ăhaggar from Landsat 8 scenes

Sunday, 31. May 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Configuration option added to OSM Smart Menu

Now you can disable/enable specific websites in OSM Smart Menu.

How can you access the configuration page?

  • In Google Chrome, right-click the OSMenu button, and select “Options”;
  • In Firefox Desktop, right-click the OSMenu button, select “Manage Extension” and go to the “Preferences” tab;
  • In Firefox Mobile, go to “Extensions”, and then select “OSM Smar

Now you can disable/enable specific websites in OSM Smart Menu.

How can you access the configuration page?

  • In Google Chrome, right-click the OSMenu button, and select “Options”;
  • In Firefox Desktop, right-click the OSMenu button, select “Manage Extension” and go to the “Preferences” tab;
  • In Firefox Mobile, go to “Extensions”, and then select “OSM Smart Menu”.

CYCLONE AMPHAN - GOSABA - BASANTI, WEST BENGAL

CYCLONE AMPHAN - GOSABA - BASANTI, WEST BENGAL

Mapping of the West Bengal area to help with aid to areas hit by Cyclone Apmphan.

Spent 1 hour mapping buildings

CYCLONE AMPHAN - GOSABA - BASANTI, WEST BENGAL

Mapping of the West Bengal area to help with aid to areas hit by Cyclone Apmphan.

Spent 1 hour mapping buildings


JOSM. Плагин RelToolBox. Практический пример использования: исправления болот в лесу

“Очень часто новички рисуют болото в лесу, не вычленяя эту территорию из территории леса. Потому что лес нарисован мультиполигоном, а работать с ними сложно. Получается, что у нас полигон болота залит поверх полигоном леса. Это некорректно. Записал демонстрацию работы по поиску и исправлению таких ошибок.”

Сделал ещё один видос, примерно на час с небольшим, с демонстрацией практической р

“Очень часто новички рисуют болото в лесу, не вычленяя эту территорию из территории леса. Потому что лес нарисован мультиполигоном, а работать с ними сложно. Получается, что у нас полигон болота залит поверх полигоном леса. Это некорректно. Записал демонстрацию работы по поиску и исправлению таких ошибок.”

Сделал ещё один видос, примерно на час с небольшим, с демонстрацией практической работы с инструментом reltoolbox. Демонстрация получилась так себе, потому что большую часть видео я тупил, пытаясь понять, на что же такое я в данный момент смотрю (как на зло, в ходе демонстрации попался для распутывания особо злобный клубок полигонов).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXiDKB9l6Sg


Новости из мира OpenStreetMap № 513 (12.05.2020-18.05.2020)

♦ 513 выпуск WeeklyOSM теперь и на русском

На что обратить внимание:

  • На инструменты пользователя muramuto
  • В российском сообществе OSM идет картоация “Как проехать в деревню?”. Присоединяйтесь!
  • На отечественный ГИС-проект по анализу маршрутов общественного транспорта
  • На проект “OSM Then And Now”

logo 513 выпуск WeeklyOSM теперь и на русском

На что обратить внимание:

  • На инструменты пользователя muramuto
  • В российском сообществе OSM идет картоация “Как проехать в деревню?”. Присоединяйтесь!
  • На отечественный ГИС-проект по анализу маршрутов общественного транспорта
  • На проект “OSM Then And Now”

CycleStreets

Widen My Path

To help keep us safe, the government has announced that councils should be creating new cycleways and wider pavements for physical distancing. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the launch of Widen My Path, a new tool to enable local groups to identify where changes are needed, demonstrate support for them, and for Local Authorities […]

To help keep us safe, the government has announced that councils should be creating new cycleways and wider pavements for physical distancing.

Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the launch of Widen My Path, a new tool to enable local groups to identify where changes are needed, demonstrate support for them, and for Local Authorities to action them.

We need your help to identify where these are most needed. Add your idea!

Where are cycleways and wider pavements for distancing needed?

The site enables anyone to propose changes that their local council could make. The user interface is deliberately simple, giving a choice of three types of interventions – cycling, walking and point closures.

Users can upvote proposals. The icon size grows in proportion to the votes:

There are homepages for every area of the UK:

Unlike other tell-us-where -style sites from other providers, the data generated by the public is open and repurposable, with CSV and GeoJSON downloads:

Code is available on Github.

We’d like to thank Mapbox, who have generously waived the map tile hosting fees for this site.


OpenStreetMap.de

Wochennotiz Nr. 514

  19.05.2020-25.05.2020 Echtzeit-3D-Visualisierung von Tokios ÖPNV 1 | © Akihiko Kusanagi | Kartendaten © OpenStreetMap-Mitwirkende Mapping Die Abstimmung für François Lacombes Proposal line_management=* hat begonnen. Der Key soll in Verbindung mit power=line, power=minor_line und power=cable zur Beschreibung bestimmter Topologien an … Weiterlesen →

 

19.05.2020-25.05.2020

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Echtzeit-3D-Visualisierung von Tokios ÖPNV 1 | © Akihiko Kusanagi | Kartendaten © OpenStreetMap-Mitwirkende

Mapping

  • Die Abstimmung für François Lacombes Proposal line_management=* hat begonnen. Der Key soll in Verbindung mit power=line, power=minor_line und power=cable zur Beschreibung bestimmter Topologien an den Masten oder an anderen wichtigen Punkten verwendet werden.
  • Auch der Vorschlag von Jan Michel Zufahrtsbeschränkungen bzw. -möglichkeiten mit electric_bicycle=* und speed_pedelec=* auszudrücken, wurde zur Abstimmung gebracht.
  • Peter Elderson hat ein Proposal erstellt, um neue Rollen für Mitglieder von Routen-Relationen hinzuzufügen, nämlich alternative, excursion, approach, connection und – wahrscheinlich die am häufigsten verwendete Rolle- main. Kommentare sind willkommen.
  • Ein mechanischer Edit von Mateusz Konieczny, der mit Hilfe eines Skripts erstellt wurde, entfernte über 1000 Tracking-Parameter aus Links innerhalb der OSM-Datenbank. Hier ist ein Beispiel für einen Changeset.
  • Pascal Neis hat einen zusätzlichen Parameter implementiert, um die ältesten Einträge in seinen Dienst „OSM Notes“, der OSM-Fehlerhinweise als XML-Feed übergibt, abrufen zu können. Es ist jedoch zu beachten, dass einige ältere OSM-Hinweise vom Vorgänger OpenStreetBugs übernommen wurden und noch offen sind.

Community

  • Unsere Q&A-Website help.openstreetmap.org liegt im Sterben.
  • Stefan Keller, Professor für Informationssysteme an der Hochschule für Technik (HSR), Rapperswil, bereitet uns auf das Ende der Isolation vor und verlinkt Spezialkarten für jede Art von Outdoor-Aktivität, vom Besuch von Höhlen über Grillplätze bis hin zu einer Karte der öffentlichen Kunst. Leider sind einige Karten auf die Schweiz beschränkt.
  • OpenCage spricht mit Alexis Markwick, dem Mann hinter Bexhill-OSM, einem Dienst, der OSM zur Darstellung der lokalen Geschichte von Bexhill-on-Sea nutzt.

Importe

  • Die OSM-Community in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasilien, plant den Import von Gebäudedaten, die von der örtlichen Gemeinde bereitgestellt wurden, und hat dazu eine umfassende Seite im OSM-Wiki erstellt.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

Ausbildung/Schulung

  • Sergey Golubev hat einen Podcast aufgenommen (ru) (automatische Übersetzung), in dem er erklärt, wie man OSM-Daten verwendet.

Karten

  • [1] Akihiko Kusanagi erstellte eine Visualisierung des öffentlichen Nahverkehrs in Tokio. Der Quellcode ist auf GitHub verfügbar.

switch2OSM

  • Ein weiteres Beispiel für den Einsatz (ru) von OSM für Ökoprojekte ist die Prognose von schlechtem Geruch aus der Deponie in der Nähe der Stadt Klin (Russland).

Open-Data

  • Die Website „OpenSpeedcamerlaubt (ru) (automatische Übersetzung) die Verwendung ihrer Daten für OSM.
  • DELFI, ein Kooperationsnetzwerk der Bundesländer in Deutschland, der Bundesregierung und anderen Partnern, hat einen Datensatz unter speziell für OSM angepassten Nutzungsbedingungen veröffentlicht, der alle Haltestellen des öffentlichen Verkehrs in Deutschland enthalten soll.

Programme

  • Die Trufi Association veranstaltete am 14. und 15. Mai ihren eigenen TrufiAppHackathon. In einem Blog-Beitrag mit einem Video enthüllen sie, was sie bisher erreicht haben.
  • Egor Smirnow beschreibt in einem Artikel (ru) (automatische Übersetzung) auf Habr, wie sein visueller Datenlader für OSM – YourMaps – aufgebaut ist und wie er funktioniert.

Programmierung

  • Paul Norman schlägt vor, den Betrieb der Trac-Instanz trac.openstreetmap.org und des SVN-Repositorys einzustellen.
  • Außerdem hat Paul Norman einen Prototyp einer clientseitig gerenderten Karte basierend auf dem Hauptkartenstil von OSM Carto erstellt und den Code auf GitHub verfügbar gemacht.

Releases

  • Nach über 8 Jahren Arbeit wurde Version 1.0 der Routing-Engine GraphHopper veröffentlicht.
  • Die Entwickler kündigten die Veröffentlichung von OsmAnd 3.7 an, das für Android-Geräte verfügbar ist. Zu den wichtigsten Änderungen gehören: neue Offline-Pistenkarten, vollständige Überarbeitung der Favoriten und GPX-Wegpunkte, anpassbares Kontextmenü und weitere Optionen für die Wikipedia-Kartenebene.
  • Für iOS-Benutzer bietet die neue Version von OsmAnd 3.14 Beta-Funktionalität für die ÖPNV-Navigation, neue Offline-Pistenkarten, Optionen zum Anzeigen von Linien und Richtungspfeilen zu aktiven Markierungen und eine neue Option zum Umschalten zwischen Top-Leiste und Widget, um die Entfernung zu den Markierungen anzuzeigen.
  • Mapbox bloggt über die Aktualisierungen seiner Produkte im Mai 2020. Der Artikel hebt neue Gesten für mobile Karten und das verbesserte Vision SDK hervor und enthält Links zu einigen interessanten Tutorials.

Kennst du schon …

Weitere Themen mit Geo-Bezug

  • Habt ihr schon bedacht, für was man euch halten könnte, wenn ihr Fotomapping macht? Der Bericht des bayrischen Landesbeauftragen für Datenschutz erwähnt einen Rentner, der beim Fotografieren eine Hüpfburg für einen Sexualgefährder gehalten wurde und von der Polizei als solcher registriert wurde. Darüber berichtete Heise Online.
  • Der Podcast WDR ZeitZeichen erzählt in 15 Minuten die Geschichte von Abraham Ortelius erstem Weltatlas.
  • Ein Artikel von Forbes beschreibt, wie die Welt datengesteuert wurde und wie es in Zukunft weitergeht.
  • Outdooractive, Anbieter eines Outdoor-Tourenplanungsportals, das auch OSM einsetzt, hat Viewranger und MountNpass übernommen.
  • Die New York Times berichtet in einem Artikel von Alanna Mitchell über die „Höhenmodernisierung“ in den USA, die von der National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration durchgeführt wurde. Das Programm sieht vor, dass das alte NAVD 88-System durch ein System ersetzt wird, das auf GPS- und Schweremessungen basiert, was dazu führt, dass die Höhen in den USA um bis zu einen Meter sinken.
  • Yandex hat eine Studie darüber veröffentlicht (ru) (automatische Übersetzung), wie Städte aus der Isolation herauskommen.

Wochenvorschau

Wo Was Wann Land
Biella Incontro mensile 2020-05-30 italy
London Missing Maps ONLINE London Mapathon 2020-06-02 united kingdom
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2020-06-03 germany
Arlon Atelier ouvert OpenStreetMap 2020-06-03 belgium
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2020-06-08 france
Taipei OSM x Wikidata #17 2020-06-08 taiwan
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle 2020-06-09 france
Munich Münchner Treffen 2020-06-11 germany
Zurich 117. OSM Meetup Zurich 2020-06-11 switzerland
San José Virtual Civic Hack Night & Map Night 2020-06-11 united states
Berlin 144. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2020-06-12 germany
Berlin OSM Berlin Verkehrswende (Online) 2020-06-16 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2020-06-16 germany
Bonn 130. Bonner OSM-Stammtisch 2020-06-16 germany
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark (cancelled) 2020-06-18 austria
Cape Town HOT Summit 2020-07-01-2020-07-02 south africa
Kandy 2020 State of the Map Asia 2020-10-31-2020-11-01 sri lanka

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Diese Wochennotiz wurde erstellt von Karthoo, Nakaner, Rainero, Rogehm, Silka123, SunCobalt, derFred.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

JOSM. Редактирование мультиполигонов

Запилил видос по работе с мультиполигонами (1ч 15мин), возможно кому-то будет интересно.

  • Что такое мультиполигоны и зачем они нужны
  • Как эти мультиполигоны устроены
  • Почему нужна автоматизация при их редактировании
  • Создание новых мультиполигонов, а так же редактирование и починка уже существующих
  • Типичные ошибки, а так же их поиск
  • Запилил видос по работе с мультиполигонами (1ч 15мин), возможно кому-то будет интересно.

    • Что такое мультиполигоны и зачем они нужны
    • Как эти мультиполигоны устроены
    • Почему нужна автоматизация при их редактировании
    • Создание новых мультиполигонов, а так же редактирование и починка уже существующих
    • Типичные ошибки, а так же их поиск

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLefItn3xjA

    Первоначальный сценарий писался из расчёта, что зритель “уже посмотрел предыдущие обучающие видео”

    • По устройству карты OSM
    • По работе с геометрией
    • По способам множественного выбора объектов
    • По работе с диалоговым окном настроек JOSM
    • По работе с меню JOSM
    • По добавлению плагинов
    • С описаниями полезных плагинов
    • По управлению панелью инструментов
    • По работе с фильтрами

    (Все эти видео в планах есть, а в реальности нет.) В итоге пришлось галопом по европам объяснять почти всё перечисленное прямо в этом видео, поэтому оно адски распухло в объёме.

    Возможно, немного сумбурно получилось, кроме того, я там в одном месте ошибся и эту ошибку выявил уже в ходе демонстрации. :)


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19/05/2020-25/05/2020 Akihiko Kusanagi: real-time 3D digital map of Tokyo’s public transport system 1 | © Akihiko Kusanagi | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors Mapping Voting for François Lacombe’s line_management=* proposal has started. The key is meant to be used in conjunction with power=line, power=minor_line and power=cable for describing particular topologies at their

19/05/2020-25/05/2020

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Akihiko Kusanagi: real-time 3D digital map of Tokyo’s public transport system 1 | © Akihiko Kusanagi | map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mapping

  • Voting for François Lacombe’s line_management=* proposal has started. The key is meant to be used in conjunction with power=line, power=minor_line and power=cable for describing particular topologies at their supports or other important points.
  • Also, Jan Michel’s proposal for the new access keys electric_bicycle=* and speed_pedelec=* has been opened for voting.
  • Peter Elderson created a proposal to add specific roles for the members of recreational route relations, namely alternative, excursion, approach, connection and — probably the most used role — main. Comments are appreciated.
  • Edits by Mateusz Konieczny, made with assistance of a script, removed over 1000 tracking parameters from links within the OSM database. See an example changeset.
  • Pascal Neis has implemented an additional parameter to allow the retrieval of the oldest entries from his OSM Notes service, which passes OSM error reports as an XML feed. However, it should be noted that some OSM notes have been carried over from the predecessor OpenStreetBugs and are still open.

Community

  • Our Q&A site help.openstreetmap.org is dying, according to Tobias Wrede.
  • Stefan Keller, professor of information systems at HSR University for Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik), Rapperswil, prepares (de) (automatic translation) people for the end of the lockdown with links to speciality maps of every kind of outdoor activity, from visiting caves and BBQ areas to a map of public art. Unfortunately, some of the maps are specific to Switzerland.
  • OpenCage talked with Alexis Markwick, the man behind Bexhill-OSM, a service that uses OSM to help expose both tourist information and local history for Bexhill-on-Sea, England.

Imports

  • The OSM community in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, plans to import building data provided by the local municipality and created a comprehensive page on the OSM wiki.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The minutes of the OSMF board meeting on 17 April 2020 have been published.
  • The Data Working Group (DWG) published its activity report for the 3rd quarter 2019.
  • The State of the Map Working Group invites you to submit your OSM-related artwork for the poster exhibition at the virtual State of the Map 2020. The deadline is 30 June.

Education

  • Sergey Golubev recorded (ru) (automatic translation) a podcast in which he explains how to use OSM data.

Maps

switch2OSM

  • Another example of using OSM for eco projects is in the forecasting of unpleasant smells (ru) from the landfill near the city of Klin (Russia).

Open Data

  • The OpenSpeedcam website now allows (ru) (automatic translation) its data to be used in OSM.
  • DELFI, a cooperation network of Federal States in Germany, the Federal Government and other partners, published (de) (automatic translation) a dataset under the Lex OSM licence that aims to include all public transport stops in Germany.

Software

  • The Trufi Association held its own TrufiAppHackathon on 14 and 15 May. In a blog post featuring a video they unveil what they have achieved so far.
  • Egor Smirnov in his article (ru) (automatic translation), on Habr, described how his visual data loader for OSM, YourMaps, is designed and how it works.

Programming

  • Paul Norman recommends shutting trac.openstreetmap.org down and directing users to project-specific trackers. He also noted that there is only one active project still using OSM’s trac instance. He suggests mothballing SVN, due to the connections between it and trac.
  • Paul Norman has created a prototype of a client-side rendered map based on OSM’s main map style Carto and made the code available on GitHub.

Releases

  • Version 1 of routing engine GraphHopper has been released.
  • The developers announced the release of OsmAnd 3.7, available for Android devices. Among the most relevant changes: new offline slope maps, full style customisation of favourites and GPX waypoints, customisable context menu, and more options for the Wikipedia map layer.
  • For iOS users the new release of OsmAnd 3.14 features beta functionality for public transport navigation, new offline slope maps, options to show lines and direction arrows to active markers, and a new option to switch between top bar and widget to show distances to markers.
  • Mapbox blogged about updates made to its products during May 2020. The article highlights new gestures for mobile maps and the improved Vision SDK, and provides links to some interesting tutorials.

Did you know …

  • … there is video of a talk by retired ambassador Allan Mustard titled ‘”I’m Tired of Getting Lost!” or How Open-Source Cartography Improved our Lives in Turkmenistan’, given at a North American Cartographic Information Society banquet?
  • … uMap, a tool that lets you create a map with OpenStreetMap layers and embed it in your website? Check out its guide on the OSM Wiki.
  • … that the Saint Petersburg public transport portal (ru) (automatic translation) uses OSM?
  • … about the ‘City tree map‘? (ru) (automatic translation) This project allows residents and organisations to add trees to the map of the city; you can also add information about the trees and photos.

Other “geo” things

  • ‘How the world became data-driven, And what’s next?’, an article in Forbes.
  • Outdooractive, a German outdoor planning website using OSM, among other sources, acquired Viewranger and MountNpass.
  • The New York Times carried a story by Alanna Mitchell on the ‘height modernisation’ being carried out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The programme will see the old NAVD 88 system replaced with one based on GPS and gravity observations, resulting in ‘elevations’ falling by up to a metre across the USA.
  • Yandex has published (ru) (automatic translation) a study on how cities are coming out of isolation.

Upcoming Events

Where What When Country
Biella Incontro mensile 2020-05-30 italy
London Missing Maps ONLINE London Mapathon 2020-06-02 united kingdom
Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2020-06-03 germany
Arlon Atelier ouvert OpenStreetMap 2020-06-03 belgium
Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2020-06-08 france
Taipei OSM x Wikidata #17 2020-06-08 taiwan
Lyon Rencontre mensuelle 2020-06-09 france
Munich Münchner Treffen 2020-06-11 germany
Zurich 117. OSM Meetup Zurich 2020-06-11 switzerland
San José Virtual Civic Hack Night & Map Night 2020-06-11 united states
Berlin 144. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2020-06-12 germany
Berlin OSM Berlin Verkehrswende (Online) 2020-06-16 germany
Lüneburg Lüneburger Mappertreffen 2020-06-16 germany
Cologne Bonn Airport 130. Bonner OSM-Stammtisch 2020-06-16 germany
Leoben Stammtisch Obersteiermark (cancelled) 2020-06-18 austria
Cape Town HOT Summit 2020-07-01-2020-07-02 south africa
Kandy 2020 State of the Map Asia 2020-10-31-2020-11-01 sri lanka

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 Anne Ghisla, Elizabete, Nakaner, NunoMASAzevedo, Polyglot, Rogehm, SK53, Silka123, SunCobalt, TheSwavu, YoViajo, derFred.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Mapping as Protest

Go on tar1090.adsbexchange.com/ past 8PM in your time zone. Find a helicopter in the air that is making an obscure amount of circles. Find out where it started at, then map the area.

This is fully nonviolent, does not require you to leave your house, although it probably would not change the status quo on it’s own.

Go on https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/ past 8PM in your time zone. Find a helicopter in the air that is making an obscure amount of circles. Find out where it started at, then map the area.

This is fully nonviolent, does not require you to leave your house, although it probably would not change the status quo on it’s own.

Saturday, 30. May 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Fundraising project helps the epidemic impact

Fundraising project helps the epidemic impact

Fundraising project helps the epidemic impact


Finding "interesting" airports.

Want to know where the most unmapped, most non-military, yet highly militaristic airports are? Go on tar1090.adsbexchange.com, press U, find military helicopters. Click on their flight path and find where they started. I can not tell you how crazy tonight is. The amount of police choppers in the air is intense. Look something up on the news, I reassure you, there will be something in the sky.

Want to know where the most unmapped, most non-military, yet highly militaristic airports are? Go on https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com, press U, find military helicopters. Click on their flight path and find where they started. I can not tell you how crazy tonight is. The amount of police choppers in the air is intense. Look something up on the news, I reassure you, there will be something in the sky.

Friday, 29. May 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Field names: lucky map find (Ireland)

Luckily, I’m well connected with the right people (at least in this case), and people know my obsessions about benchmarks and field names. I had been surveying Cramersgrove in Co. Kilkenny and a friend said that “we” (in this case Kilkenny Archaeological Society) had a c 1815 Coghill Estate map in our archives with field names on it. Again luckily during lockdown, I have a key to the archives, b

Luckily, I’m well connected with the right people (at least in this case), and people know my obsessions about benchmarks and field names. I had been surveying Cramersgrove in Co. Kilkenny and a friend said that “we” (in this case Kilkenny Archaeological Society) had a c 1815 Coghill Estate map in our archives with field names on it. Again luckily during lockdown, I have a key to the archives, because I was doing some work there at the beginning of lockdown, so I had a root around. The problem with those maps is that they are all rolled up and you don’t know what’s on them until they’re unrolled and not all of them are labelled. But I found the right one! And it does have field names on it and some match the ones I got from the farmer who lives there now. His great-grandfather must have been purchasing that land about the time that map was made. That should be well out of copyright and I should be allowed to add the historical names. If there is a tag…

The field with the pin is Bonnahilla on the 1816 map. A bit of a different spelling to Bawn na haille.


Swiss OSM Association

Save the date: AGM 2020 on May 16

SOSM’s Annual General Meeting 2020 will take place on May 16, 2020. Place is yet to be defined and suggestions regarding that are welcome.

SOSM’s Annual General Meeting 2020 will take place on May 16, 2020. Place is yet to be defined and suggestions regarding that are welcome.


OsmAnd

Custom Package or your own plugin for OsmAnd

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We announced in our last OsmAnd 3.7 (Android) re

Custom Package or your own plugin for OsmAnd

May 29, 2020

We announced in our last OsmAnd 3.7 (Android) release about custom package. What is it? How can you create your own custom package?

OsmAnd is a "Swiss knife" among similar applications. We always try to create very useful and flexible app. Experienced OsmAnd users are our gold team because it is not easy to start using OsmAnd for 100 percent at once.

In the earlier versions, we have added customization of your navigation profiles. In the last version of OsmAnd (3.7) you can customize the Configure map menu, Drawer, etc. In general, you can send your navigation profile to your friends with all your settings anytime.

But if you want to send not only profile dependant settings, but rendering files, fonts, routings, maps, and other data, we have added this opportunity. You can create your own plugin file for this. The plugin file is a special zip file in the .osf format. In this article you can see a comprehensive tutorial on how to do your own plugin for OsmAnd.

Let's start!

OSF-file is a renamed zip-file which contains json-files and folders. Here, you can download files from our example. This finished plugin you can download here.

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Read more about the JSON-format here. You can open and edit this format with any txt editors. We will use the Sublime Text editor for the reference. You can check your code here.

We want to add that we made the opportunity to modify JSON file for not only programmers, but for all our users.

Our general JSON file is "items" contains commands for import JSON-files, obf-files, icons, etc.

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<u>items.json</u>
Click here to see items.json example

{ "version":1, "items":[ { "type":"PLUGIN", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "version" : 1, "icon": { "" : "@plugin-id.png" }, "image": { "" :"@plugin-image.webp" }, "name":{ "":"Test Plugin", "ru":"Test Plugin: RU language" }, "description":{ "":"This package is a test package and displays test information.", "ru":"This package is a test package and displays test information. RU language." } }, { "type":"RESOURCES", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "file":"res" }, { "type":"DOWNLOADS", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "items":[ { "path":"test", "name":{ "":"My offline maps", "ru":"RU: My offline maps" }, "icon":{ "":"ic_world_globe_dark" }, "header-color":"#002E64", "description":{ "text":{ "":"This package is a collection of online and offline map sources of various types.", "ru":"RU: This package is a collection of online and offline map sources of various types." }, "button":[ { "":"Telegram chat OsmAnd", "url":"https:\/\/t.me\/OsmAndMaps" } ] } }, { "scope-id":"offline-maps", "path":"test/Waterway", "header-color":"#002E64", "name":{ "":"Waterway", "ru":"RU: waterway" }, "icon":{ "":"ic_world_globe_dark" }, "items":[ { "name":{ "":"Offline Waterway map SA", "ru":"RU: Offline Waterway map SA" }, "filename":"waterway.obf.zip", "type":"map", "timestamp":1582994500, "containerSize":28195301, "contentSize":28195301, "description":{ "text":{ "":"Zoom min: 0<br />Zoom max: 19<br />Countries: SA", "ru":"RU: Zoom min: 0<br />Zoom max: 19<br />Countries: SA" }, "image":[ "https://drive.google.com/uc?id=16HjUHsSWNgeQI0bmuup9ohpyrg6rWkHH&export=download" ] }, "downloadurl":"https://drive.google.com/uc?id=10iP2VZexHtHC0QLhACZ1QoEy-duNN5Wg&export=download", "firstsubname":{ "":"Waterway", "ru":"RU: Waterway" }, "secondsubname":{ "":"", "ru":"" } } ] }] }, { "type":"PROFILE", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "file":"bicycle_test.json", "appMode":{ "iconColor":"RED", "iconName":"ic_action_motorcycle_dark", "locIcon":"BENTLEY", "navIcon":"BENTLEY", "order":32, "parent":"bicycle", "stringKey":"bicycle_test", "userProfileName" : "Test Prof" }, "prefs" : { "drawer_logo": { "" : "@logo.png"}, "drawer_url" : { "" : "https://osmand.net"}, "drawer_items" : { "hidden" : ["dashboard"], "order" : ["map_markers", "my_places", "search"] }, "context_menu_items" : {}, "configure_map_items" : {}, "route_service":"OSMAND", "renderer":"test-rendering.render.xml", "routing_profile":"routing-test.xml/test-car" } }, { "type":"FILE", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "subtype" : "rendering_style", "file":"\/rendering\/test-rendering.render.xml" }, { "type":"FILE", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "subtype" : "routing_config", "file":"\/routing\/routing-test.xml" }, { "type":"SUGGESTED_DOWNLOADS", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "comment-1" : "search-type are latlon (closest by latlon), worldregion (by boundaries if name matches worldRegion downloadName as we do for default types), by default natural order, limit finds first N elements", "comment-2" : "predefined scope-id are @type of indexes.xml map, srtm_map, road_map, wikimap, wikivoyage, hillshade, slope, fonts, voice, depth ", "comment-3" : "names filters ignore case by name.contains(filterName)", "items": [{ "scope-id" : "test-downloads", "limit" : 1, "search-type" : "latlon" }, { "scope-id" : "road_map", "names" : [ "Poland_lesser-poland_europe_2.obf.zip", "netherlands_noord-holland_europe"] }, { "scope-id" : "wikimap", "search-type" : "worldregion" }] }, { "type":"NAVIGATION_ICONS", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "items" : [{ "locationIcon": { "" : "@bentley-car.png" }, "locationIconId": "BENTLEY", "navigationIcon": { "" : "@bentley-car-moving.png" }, "navigationIconId": "BENTLEY" }] }, { "type":"QUICK_ACTIONS", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "items": [{ "name": "Test quick action", "actionType": "osmbug.add", "params": "{\"dialog\":\"false\",\"message\":\"Message\"}" }] }, { "type":"POI_UI_FILTERS", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "items": [{ "name": "Test Search", "filterId": "test_search", "acceptedTypes": "{\"sustenance\":[\"bar\",\"alpine_hut\"]}" }] }, { "type":"MAP_SOURCES", "pluginId":"test.plugin", "items": [{ "sql": false, "name": "OsmAnd (test)", "minZoom": 1, "maxZoom": 19, "url": "https:\/\/tile.osmand.net\/hd\/{0}\/{1}\/{2}.png", "ellipsoid": false, "inverted_y": false, "timesupported": false, "expire": -1, "inversiveZoom": false, "ext": ".png", "tileSize": 512, "bitDensity": 8, "avgSize": 18000 }] } ]}

There are many import types for OsmAnd itmes.JSON. You can find all of types here. We will describe some of import types ("type") in this article.

In the first part of items.JSON we can create and add your plugin. The first import type will be "PLUGIN".

Note: you must create and add this line for each type: "pluginId":"test.plugin". Where test.plugin is a name of your package.

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To import icon images of your plugin to OsmAnd you can create folder (in our example "res" folder) where we store our image files. This type name is "RESOURSES".

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The "DOWNLOADS" type: you can add any files (sqlite, obf, fonts...) for downloading. You can see the general types of downloading files here.

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In "scope-id" you can add all necessary information about url of your files, name, description and etc.

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In type "PROFILE", you can add a navigation profile which added with your Plugin. You can find all info about your navigation profile during export and read the JSON file. In the JSON file you can find types of added items.JSON: "QUICK_ACTIONS", "POI_UI_FILTERS", "MAP_SOURCES", etc. Our advice is to start creating a navigation profile with all parameteres, export navigation profiles, copy needed from navigation profiles.osf (items.JSON) to your PLUGIN.osf (items.JSON).

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In type "SUGGESTED_DOWNLOADS", you can install maps which OsmAnd suggests when you import the new plugin.

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In type "FILE" you can add files from folders in your Plugin to OsmAnd. The "subtype" of these files you can find here. In our example we added routing.xml and rendering.xml files. You can read here and here on how to create these files.

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When all files in folder and items.JSON will be ready, you can zip all your files in one container. After that you can rename .zip file format to .osf. After that, your Plugin.osf will be ready for adding to the OsmAnd app.

In this article, we try to explain the first steps of your own Plugin creation. In the future, we want to add OsmAnd market in our application so you can share your own plugins, maps, and navigation profiles with others.

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Jamasi, Ashanti, Ghana

ema Secondary School, Ghana TEMA SECONDARY SCHOOL Jamasi, Ashanti, Ghana

ema Secondary School, Ghana TEMA SECONDARY SCHOOL Jamasi, Ashanti, Ghana


Service-ul lui Igor

Servicii auto,diagnostic. Reparații electrice. Generator, siguranță, cablaj, computer.

Servicii auto,diagnostic. Reparații electrice. Generator, siguranță, cablaj, computer.


Utilizando Overpass no Python para gerar alertas para Gps Garmin

Como já comentei em outro post, faço alertas de Lombadas (ou quebra-molas) e também de Pedágios com os valores da tarifa, para Gps Garmin Automotivo. São distribuídos gratuitamente no fórum GpsClube.

Através de uma consulta overpass e edições no LibreOffice, crio um arquivo csv para utilizar no programa Poi Loader da Garmin, que compila os alertas (formato gpi).

Montar o arquivo

Como já comentei em outro post, faço alertas de Lombadas (ou quebra-molas) e também de Pedágios com os valores da tarifa, para Gps Garmin Automotivo. São distribuídos gratuitamente no fórum GpsClube.

Através de uma consulta overpass e edições no LibreOffice, crio um arquivo csv para utilizar no programa Poi Loader da Garmin, que compila os alertas (formato gpi).

Montar o arquivo csv demanda um certo tempo, então resolvi estudar Python para automatizar esta tarefa.

Assim, nasceram dois pequenos programas, muito rudimentares e básicos que fornecem o arquivo csv pronto para rodar no Poi Loader.

Para rodar os programas, utilizei a plataforma Colab, da Google:

Links:

Pedágios

Lombadas

Para facilitar a utilização e dispensar a instalação do python, transformei os dois programas em arquivos executáveis (.exe) para o sistema win10, com emprego do Auto-Py-to-Exe.

A publicação anterior sobre pedágios: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Tomio/diary/44406

Agradecimentos a wille e santamariense, colaboradores do OSM, que deram dicas ajudando na solução de alguns problemas.

Thursday, 28. May 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Fieldnames: don't forget HerStory

It occured to me today that when “we” are out inquiring about field names from farmers, we usually only get the names on the farm we are on or maybe neighbouring farms. I think what is very important to consider is asking the wife in the house (if she’s not already the informant) about her homestead. It’s likely that she grew up on a farm as well. And she could be from some remote area that the

It occured to me today that when “we” are out inquiring about field names from farmers, we usually only get the names on the farm we are on or maybe neighbouring farms. I think what is very important to consider is asking the wife in the house (if she’s not already the informant) about her homestead. It’s likely that she grew up on a farm as well. And she could be from some remote area that the surveyor (“we”) is not likely to get to any time soon.

Of course you have to be prepared for that eventuality. Going out to the farm with FieldPapers of that farm won’t be any use for the wife from further afield (pun not intended). Taking a laptop, praying for good broadband and using OSM there and then might be the better strategy. If she doesn’t remember, she might still have a brother or nephew on the home farm. Once the contact is established, a FieldPaper atlas could be sent to him. She will be able to explain it to him in their own words rather than in our mappers’ lingo.

This is all academic so far; I haven’t had a chance to try it. Yet.


Wandern mit OSM

Wenn man auf Wanderungen Zufallsbekanntschaften macht und auf Nachfrage einen Blick auf die Wanderkarte werfen darf, dann sieht man in gar nicht wenigen Fällen ein Produkt das auf den Daten von openstreetmap.org (OSM) basiert. In der recht verbreiteten outdooractive Variante nimmt das freilich sehr Wunder, denn die Darstellung der OSM Daten, gerade was Wege angeht, ist darin derart reduziert, da

Wenn man auf Wanderungen Zufallsbekanntschaften macht und auf Nachfrage einen Blick auf die Wanderkarte werfen darf, dann sieht man in gar nicht wenigen Fällen ein Produkt das auf den Daten von openstreetmap.org (OSM) basiert. In der recht verbreiteten outdooractive Variante nimmt das freilich sehr Wunder, denn die Darstellung der OSM Daten, gerade was Wege angeht, ist darin derart reduziert, dass mehr als der Verlauf kaum ersichtlich wird.

Dabei enthalten die OSM Daten weitere hilfreiche Angaben dazu, die sich optisch ansprechend einbauen lassen. Einige Apps unabhängiger EntwicklerInnen, recht preiswert, manche sogar kostenlos, bringen sie ausdrucksvoll und schön zu Tage. Böse Zungen werden sagen, outdooractive (die gemanagte Community) oder Kompass (der Verlag) tun das absichtlich nicht, um ihren Zahlprodukten keine Konkurrenz zu machen. Andere werden sagen, die Daten sind nicht professionell genug auf einen Mindeststandard gehoben, um sich die Mühe anzutun, sie überhaupt in die Gestaltung zu übernehmen.

Wie dem auch sei, wer dagegen mit google-maps wandern geht, das wohl nicht nur meines Erachtens professionellste Produkt am Markt für Navigationssysteme, dem kann sowieso nicht geholfen werden, schließlich ist es für Leute gemacht, die mit ihren Füßen hauptsächlich ein Gaspedal bearbeiten oder zum Shopping durch eine Altstadt bummeln, und wirklich gut darin, hier von A nach B zu finden. Aber auch diese Karte bekommt man, zumindest wenn man nicht zu fern breiter Forststraßen unterwegs ist, hin und wieder zu sehen. Was man nicht im Kopf hat, das hat man in den Beinen, das kommt dabei heraus.

Was gibt es zu jenen OSM Daten nun Wissenswertes zu erzählen? Das Argument mangelnder Professionalität hat einen wahren Kern, die Daten entstehen, ähnlich wie Einträge in der allbekannten Wikipedia, zu einem nicht unbedeutenden Teil aus dem Fleiß von Hobbyisten, in diesem Fall Sonntagsgeographen unterschiedlichster Motivationen und Meriten. Penibel nach GPX, Luftbild und DGM eingetragene selten begangene Steige finden sich dort gleichauf Skiabfahrten mitten in der Sahara, die erstaunlich lange stehen bleiben, wohl weil den in ihrem Machtrausch kichernden Kids ob deren Absurdität niemand böse sein kann. Große Mengen Daten stammen aus open government data Beständen und sind häufig ohne viel Prüfung in Bausch und Bogen übernommen worden; angesichts des schieren Volumens nicht weiter verwunderlich.

Wenn ich in einem Werbetext lese, dass ich gegen Aufpreis in einer App amtlich beglaubigte Daten als Grundlage der Karte zukaufen kann, verstehe ich sofort, warum selbst Leute, die dieses Paket erworben haben es in der Praxis dann nicht verwenden. Schließlich will man ja den aktuellen Weg, dessen Zustand oder die zu erwartende Schwierigkeit erfahren und nicht, wo im Grundbuch ein Wegerecht hinterlegt ist oder wo vor 50 Jahren Jäger ihre Reviere durchstreiften.

Was man selten zu sehen bekommt, sind Karten auf Papier. Die Übersichtlichkeit bleibt nach wie vor unübertroffen, die Geschwindigkeit mit der man von der großräumigen Orientierung zum Detail wechseln kann detto. Aber die müsste man ja jedes Mal extra heraussuchen und auch einpacken.


Florian Lohoff

Mapillary Setup renew

After 6 years it was time to renew my Mapillary setup. Now switched to a used Sony FDR X3000, capable of GPS and interval pictures. Together with the remote view handset a near perfect setup.

Only the incapability to use large Micro SD cards is a little anoying. Mount it based on RAM Mounts with a improvised setup for the bike and a suction cup for the car. The strap does only secure the

After 6 years it was time to renew my Mapillary setup. Now switched to a used Sony FDR X3000, capable of GPS and interval pictures. Together with the remote view handset a near perfect setup.

Only the incapability to use large Micro SD cards is a little anoying. Mount it based on RAM Mounts with a improvised setup for the bike and a suction cup for the car. The strap does only secure the camera against the suction cup to fail (Which id didnt until now - even at a 140km/h)

I am not mounting the cam on the windshield as then i'd have a lot of the bonnet in the images.

Up to now a very pleasent setup.