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Tuesday, 07. April 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

MAPPING WITH HOT TASK MANAGER

on 6th April( yesterday)I was trained on how to map with hot task manage, how to see the task that are available and the way to attend to it.A practical was done to show us how its been done

on 6th April( yesterday)I was trained on how to map with hot task manage, how to see the task that are available and the way to attend to it.A practical was done to show us how its been done


MAPPING WITH OPENSTREETMAP

On 3rd April 2020 i was trained how to map a building using ID EDITOR. I was able to map a building , i found it exciting..

On 3rd April 2020 i was trained how to map a building using ID EDITOR. I was able to map a building , i found it exciting..


ORIENTATION

On march 29th 2020,i had orientation/unique mapper focus, the training was done using zoom app because of the on going covid19 going on we cant met in person so it has to be done that way,we had a run down on openstreetmap and the the tools are on OSM ,so that every body can be carried along…. Dr diary i forgot to say i was elected the the team leader of lion mappers Nsukka, am excited and i ho

On march 29th 2020,i had orientation/unique mapper focus, the training was done using zoom app because of the on going covid19 going on we cant met in person so it has to be done that way,we had a run down on openstreetmap and the the tools are on OSM ,so that every body can be carried along…. Dr diary i forgot to say i was elected the the team leader of lion mappers Nsukka, am excited and i hope i would be able put in all my best, guess this is really exciting. so far i have been doing all my best and putting in all my efforts


IWD 2020

I was so surprise at first to hear about the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY 2020 and the term EACH FOR EQUAL, I asked my self if it could be possible at all to have such a program, the day came and i had to attend, i register students that attended and i also join the panel to discuss on each for equal,at the end of the day i received training from the national coordinator him self( Sunday victor) o

I was so surprise at first to hear about the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY 2020 and the term EACH FOR EQUAL, I asked my self if it could be possible at all to have such a program, the day came and i had to attend, i register students that attended and i also join the panel to discuss on each for equal,at the end of the day i received training from the national coordinator him self( Sunday victor) on how to sign in to openstreetmap, he discussed the icons that were there and the uses of the icons.i also learnt about MAP.ME,and we test run the ZOOM APP and how we would use the ZOOM APP.


Итоги и статистика акции "Неделя заметок" *

Если коротко, то в акции приняло участие 48 картографов, которые закрыли 1422 заметки.

Спасибо всем, кто принял участие в акции! Мы незаметно и вместе сделали большое дело - отработали и закрыли почти 1,5 тысячи заметок, часть из которых “пылилась” в недрах OSM долгие годы. Надеюсь, что после этой акции количество людей, которые хотя бы раз в неделю начнут уделять внимание заметкам, увел

Если коротко, то в акции приняло участие 48 картографов, которые закрыли 1422 заметки.

Спасибо всем, кто принял участие в акции! Мы незаметно и вместе сделали большое дело - отработали и закрыли почти 1,5 тысячи заметок, часть из которых “пылилась” в недрах OSM долгие годы. Надеюсь, что после этой акции количество людей, которые хотя бы раз в неделю начнут уделять внимание заметкам, увеличится. Еще раз спасибо!

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Полный список участников можно увидеть на форуме.

  • Статистика подготовлена Ильей Зверевым

Nodes and Ways!

Hello everyone I’m starting a OSM themed podcast called Nodes and Ways. I’ve got episode one out and episodes 2 and 3 are in the works now. It’s on YouTube and LBRY and you can get the RSS feed at nodesandways.com . It will be in more podcasty places like Apple podcast and Spotify in the future.

Ill be doing interviews news around mostly OSM. If you have any ideas leave them in the comme

Hello everyone I’m starting a OSM themed podcast called Nodes and Ways. I’ve got episode one out and episodes 2 and 3 are in the works now. It’s on YouTube and LBRY and you can get the RSS feed at nodesandways.com . It will be in more podcasty places like Apple podcast and Spotify in the future.

Ill be doing interviews news around mostly OSM. If you have any ideas leave them in the comments.

The audio on episode 1 is kinda rough but future episodes should be better.


Mapillary

Upgrading Mapillary for JOSM: Focused Editing with Filters

Boost your OpenStreetMap editing with new features in Mapillary's plugin for JOSM: more flexible filters, enhanced changeset tagging, support for organizations, and a number of UI and performance fixes.

Boost your OpenStreetMap editing with new features in Mapillary's plugin for JOSM: more flexible filters, enhanced changeset tagging, support for organizations, and a number of UI and performance fixes.

Monday, 06. April 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

getting started

today i have spent one hour learning all the different tools and basic shortcuts. I have watched a few tutorials on how to add buildings and how to select different area types.After i add a building i need to select what type of building it is but if i don’t know what type it is then i just select building. i started mapping some building for the task #8247 to help fund people who cant work due

today i have spent one hour learning all the different tools and basic shortcuts. I have watched a few tutorials on how to add buildings and how to select different area types.After i add a building i need to select what type of building it is but if i don’t know what type it is then i just select building. i started mapping some building for the task #8247 to help fund people who cant work due to covid-19.


Получение данных ОСМ по ВЛ

Статус. Решено не полностью. Появилась задача, даже две - скачать данные по ВЛ по всей России для QGIS и скачать данные в kml/kmz по европейской части для загрузки в Google Earth. Варианты решения: 1.Купить данные по каждому региону у next.gis. Один слой на один регион 150р (со скидкой). 2.Скачать shp на Geofabrik. Облом - в бесплатной версии слои power отсутствуют 3.Использовать сервис HOTOSM

Статус. Решено не полностью. Появилась задача, даже две - скачать данные по ВЛ по всей России для QGIS и скачать данные в kml/kmz по европейской части для загрузки в Google Earth. Варианты решения: 1.Купить данные по каждому региону у next.gis. Один слой на один регион 150р (со скидкой). 2.Скачать shp на Geofabrik. Облом - в бесплатной версии слои power отсутствуют 3.Использовать сервис HOTOSM. Интерфейс сервиса удобный, есть несколько форматов выходных данных. Но… Среди доступных тэгов нет power=line. Странно, притом что опоры есть. 4.Скачать pbf и с помощью osmosis перевести его в xml, выбрав нужное содержимое по тэгу power. Чет не получилось - вроде osmosis установился, но что-то делать отказался. 5.Использовать Qgis и его средствами выкачивать данные. Пока остановились на этом. Скачал Ростовскую область с помощью плагина Quick OSM. Раскрашиваю линии по напряжениям. В процессе обучения нужно разработать стили отрисовки и сохранить их отдельно для использования впоследствии - когда качество данных будет более-менее сносным.


Mencari Bantuan

Sampai saat ini masih mencari sebuah solusi untuk dapat menerima hasil yang lebih baik, tapi saya belum menemukan nya sampai saat ini.

Sampai saat ini masih mencari sebuah solusi untuk dapat menerima hasil yang lebih baik, tapi saya belum menemukan nya sampai saat ini.

Sunday, 05. April 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Mapatón COVID-19 Medellín - Comuna 1

8188 - Mapatón COVID-19 Medellín - Comuna 1

Mapatón COVID-19 Medellín aims to prepare information through open maps that allow us to adopt measures in cases of virus spread in the city of Medellín. Aiming to reduce vulnerability, making its structures visible and ensuring that the map is accurate; and to help better understand their degree of exposure and the determinants of vulnerability to en

8188 - Mapatón COVID-19 Medellín - Comuna 1

Mapatón COVID-19 Medellín aims to prepare information through open maps that allow us to adopt measures in cases of virus spread in the city of Medellín. Aiming to reduce vulnerability, making its structures visible and ensuring that the map is accurate; and to help better understand their degree of exposure and the determinants of vulnerability to environmental hazards.

Spent 1 hour mapping buildings.


OpenStreetMap.de

Wochennotiz Nr. 506

  24.03.2020-30.03.2020 Das bleibt geöffnet – „Ça reste ouvert“ 1 | © caresteouvert.fr/mentions-legales CC-BY-SA | © Kartendaten OpenStreetMap-Mitwirkende Mapping Sören Reinecke plant, das Tagging von Spielgeräten auf Spielplätzen zu vereinheitlichen und hat dafür ein Proposal erstellt. (Nabble) Der Benutzer GOwin … Weiterlesen →

 

24.03.2020-30.03.2020

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Das bleibt geöffnet – „Ça reste ouvert1 | © caresteouvert.fr/mentions-legales CC-BY-SA | © Kartendaten OpenStreetMap-Mitwirkende

Mapping

  • Sören Reinecke plant, das Tagging von Spielgeräten auf Spielplätzen zu vereinheitlichen und hat dafür ein Proposal erstellt. (Nabble)
  • Der Benutzer GOwin schreibt darüber, wie die philippinische Mapping-Community, insbesondere in Luzon, zu wöchentlichen Online-Map-Events namens WeMap, einer Verkürzung der Wednesdays MapaTime, wechselt.
  • Joost Schouppe empfiehlt (nl) auf Twitter, die Zeit der sozialen Distanzierung zu nutzen, um in der Nachbarschaft herumzuwandern und alle Wege abzulaufen. Er wurde daraufhin nach einem Tutorial gefragt, das er in seinem Benutzertagebuch zur Verfügung stellte.
  • Manonv und Kateregga1 haben einen Vorschlag für place=refugee_site erstellt, um den mangelnden Konsens innerhalb der OSM-Community hinsichtlich der Art und Weise, wie Flüchtlingslager in OSM erfasst werden sollten, zu beheben. Sie haben die erhaltenen Kommentare eingearbeitet und möchten bald zur Abstimmung übergehen.
  • Chris Beddow von Mapillary veranstaltet am 7. April um 18.00 Uhr MEZ ein Webinar zum Thema Mapping gegen Covid-19. Er wird Tools von Osmose über Pic4Review bis MapRoulette verwenden, um OpenStreetMap zu verbessern. Hier kann man sich anmelden.
  • Dirk (kannix) möchte Ordnung in das europäische Wasserstraßennetz bringen und hat zur Koordination eine eigene Wiki-Seite erstellt.

Community

  • Die OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan hat angekündigt (ja) , dass ein Slack-Workspace für japanische Mapper eingerichtet wurde. Am Tag der Ankündigung fand ab 21:00 Uhr (JST) eine Veranstaltung statt, bei der Mapping-Ergebnisse ausgetauscht und Fragen gestellt wurden.
  • Christopher Beddow schrieb in seinem Benutzertagebuch über die Bemühungen der OpenStreetMap-Community, dem Iran dabei zu helfen, Details von Krankenhäusern zu verbessern. Er fragt sich, wie das Gelernte dazu genutzt werden kann, um als Reaktion auf COVID-19 die Daten über medizinische Einrichtungen in weiteren Gebieten zu verbessern.
  • Auf help.osm.org, sowie im Forum wird diskutiert, ob man die veraltete Software der Hilfeseite nicht mit einem Discourse-Server ersetzen soll. Auch könnte man Hilfe, Forum und Mailinglisten mit dieser Software potentiell zusammenfassen und so für weniger isolierte Diskussionen sorgen? Es wird jemand gesucht, der Discourse technisch betreuen möchte und idealerweise bereits etwas Erfahrung mit der Plattform mitbringt.
  • Die russische OSM-Community hat welcome.openstreetmap.org übersetzt und auf ihrer lokalen Domain
    (ru) gehostet. Da der Quellcode dieser Website unter einer freien Lizenz von CC-BY auf GitHub hochgeladen wurde, ist es jedem erlaubt, eine Kopie zu machen.
  • Apple hat seine MapRoulette-Aufgabe zur Behebung von Fehlern im russischen Straßennetz aktualisiert (ru) . Mach mit!

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • OpenStreetMap kündigte die Absicht an, die Anzahl der verfügbaren Kartenstile auf der Hauptwebsite openstreetmap.org zu erhöhen. Wenn Du mit Deiner Karte dem exklusiven Club der OSM-Kartenlayer „Standard“ (OpenStreetMap Carto), „Cycle Map“ (OpenCycleMap von Thunderforest), „Transport Map“ (Transport von Thunderforest) und HOTs „Humanitarian“ beitreten möchtest, bist Du herzlich eingeladen, die Operations Working Group zu kontaktieren.

Veranstaltungen

  • Die Organisatoren des Open-Data-Days, der Anfang März in Moskau (Russland) stattfand, haben die Videos (ru) von den Vorträgen der Konferenz auf YouTube veröffentlicht.
  • Jewgeni Shirinyan berichtet (ru) (automatische Übersetzung) über seine Eindrücke vom Open-Data-Day in Moskau. Am Ende des Beitrags schließt er seine Ausführungen ab: „Offene Geodaten, selbst z.B. OSM, schaffen einen sehr fruchtbaren Boden für die Entwicklung von Bildung und kommerziellen Dienstleistungen“.

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT twitterte, dass der ursprünglich für den 1. bis 2. Juli in Kapstadt, Südafrika, geplante HOT-Gipfel 2020 verschoben wird. Sie planen aber weiterhin eine Vor-Ort-Veranstaltung und werden in Zukunft weitere Informationen zu Datum und Ort bekannt geben.
  • Tyler Radford, Executive Director bei HOT Inc., schrieb ein Update für die HOT-Community mit Informationen über die Aktivitäten der Mitarbeiter von HOT und Hinweisen auf Möglichkeiten zur Unterstützung während der aktuellen Krise.
  • GIM International, eine Informationsquelle für die Geomatikbranche, veröffentlicht einen Artikel darüber, wie die Vollständigkeit von OSM in Risikogebieten vorhergesagt werden kann, um im Katastrophenfall Hilfe leisten zu können.

Ausbildung/Schulung

  • Der ehemalige Leiter des russischen GIS-Unternehmens Urbica Andrey Karmatskiy veröffentlichte (ru) frei zugänglich alle Materialien des Schulungskurses auf geoаnalytics (Video, Materialien) (ru).
  • Wie kann ich jede Stadt mithilfe von OSM innerhalb von 20 Minuten in Blender erstellen? Dieses Video erklärt, wie das funktioniert.

Karten

  • Florian Lainez, François de Metz, Adrien Pavie, Vincent de Château-Thierry, Ossiann Roux und Eva Philippe schufen eine kollaborative Karte namens „Ça reste ouvert“ – „Das bleibt offen“, die es erlaubt, Geschäfte als während der Corona-Krise weiterhin offen oder geschlossen zu markieren. Damit sollen unnötige Fahrten vermieden und das Ansteckungsrisiko begrenzt werden. Claas Augner sucht Mitstreiter um die Karte auch in DE verfügbar zu machen.
  • Die University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) hat eine Karte ihres Campus auf der Grundlage von OSM erstellt.
  • Die GIScience Research Group der Universität Heidelberg untersuchte die Auswirkungen ortsbezogener Spiele auf Vandalismus in OSM anhand der Erfahrungen mit Pokémon GO. Die zunehmende Beliebtheit von OSM nach der Entscheidung von Pokémon GO, auf OSM-Karten umzusteigen, führte zwar zu mehr schädlichen Änderungen, aber auch dazu, dass „die Community diese schädlichen Änderungen schneller erkennt und behebt“.
  • Skinfaxi stellt im deutschen OSM-Forum das Projekt eines Bekannten vor, der versucht, eine sinnvollere Darstellung von Ortsnamen zu finden. Im Speziellen versucht er mit seinem Kartenstil in weniger dicht besiedelten Gegenden Ortsnamen auch schon in niedrigeren Zoomstufen darzustellen. Zum Vergleich: OSM-Carto und der verbesserte Stil in Island.
  • Der Benutzer Cupivan hat aus OSM-Daten eine Karte der russischen Regionen erstellt. Leider ist die Krim-Frage in OSM noch immer nicht gelöst.

switch2OSM

  • Die Website 360cities, die qualitativ hochwertige Panoramabilder veröffentlicht, verwendet OSM als Basiskarte.
  • Der Dienst (ru) für die Veröffentlichung und Diskussion von Ideen zur Verbesserung der städtischen Umgebung von Tomsk (Russland) verwendet OSM als Basiskarte.
  • Auf der nationalen Plattform für geografische Daten NPGEO, die für die Visualisierung der CoVid19-Zahlen genutzt wird, entstanden auch Karten, die Zahnärzte und Apotheken aus den OSM-Daten visualisieren. Es wird erklärt wie die Daten verarbeitet wurden.
  • Offenbar nutzt eine der Niederlassungen des größten interregionalen Versorgungsnetzunternehmens in Russland Rosseti (MRSK, Stromversorger) OSM auf seinem internen Geoportal (ru) .

Programme

  • OSM Completionist ist ein Analogon der mobilen Anwendung StreetComplete (Android), die auf „Go map!“ basiert, aber momentan nur für Apple (iOS)-Geräte verfügbar ist. Das Programm befindet sich in einer frühen Testphase, an der aber jeder teilnehmen kann.

Programmierung

  • Der weißrussische Benutzer Arkadiy Chubrik schrieb ein Werkzeug in C#, mit dem man Objekte im PBF-Format als komplette, mehrfach verschachtelte Strukturen, die gleichzeitig den Arbeitsspeicher selbst bei ganzen Kontinenten nicht überlasten, herunterladen kann.

Releases

  • Die Entwickler des OpenRecycleMap-Projekts haben kürzlich eine mobile Version der App (nur für Android) veröffentlicht (ru). Sie ist derzeit in fünf Sprachen verfügbar, OpenRecycleMap ist eine Karte, auf der man einen Container für die getrennte Abfallsammlung finden kann. Sie ermöglicht es zudem, neue Abfallsammelstellen hinzuzufügen. Die Daten werden OSM entnommen und hinzugefügt.
  • Eine neue Version von ZombieTrackerGPS wurde veröffentlicht (ru). Das kostenlose Analogon von Garmin BaseCamp, das unter Linux läuft, ermöglicht es, Karten und Satellitenbilder anzusehen, seine Position mit GPS zu finden, Reiserouten zu planen und Bewegungen aufzuzeichnen.

Kennst du schon …

  • … die Chrome-Browser-Erweiterung „Map helper“, die das Arbeiten mit Karten erleichtert?
  • … die Parkplatzanalyse für den Richardkiez (Neukölln, Berlin) von Benutzer Supaplex030? Im Rahmen der Gruppe Verkehrswende werden Daten zur Verkehrsinfrastruktur erfasst um später Auswertungen und Übersichten für Verkehrsplanung, Verwaltung und Entwicklung zu ermöglichen.
  • … die Seite garmin.gis-lab.info (ru), die täglich aktualisierte Karten der russischen Regionen für Garmin-Geräte zur Verfügung stellt? Die Daten für diese Geräte stammen von OSM. Wenn man ein größeres Gebiet benötigen, wie z.B. den gesamten Föderalbezirk, kann man diese hier herunterladen.

Weitere Themen mit Geo-Bezug

  • Googles CEO, Sundar Pichal, kündigte ein neues Repository für öffentliche Daten an, um den Kampf gegen Covid-19 zu unterstützen. Wie Mikel Maron, Vorstandsmitglied der OSM Foundation, auf Twitter betont, könnte dies eine Premiere für Google sein, um für OSM zu werben.
  • Mateus Santos vom Wikimedia Tech Team spricht über das „Verstehen der Wikimedia-Karten und ihrer Herausforderungen“.
  • Sam Greenspan beschreibt, wie der Satz „An dem Ort, der früher ein Pizza Hut war, links abbiegen“ weltweit anerkannt wird. Wer auch einen „Used to Be a Pizza Hut“ in seiner Gegend hat, kann ein Foto davon auf der Website von UTBAPH einreichen.
  • ZDNet berichtet über die neue Routenfunktion von Strava, die dem Benutzer personalisierte Routenempfehlungen auf der Grundlage von Vorschlägen der Strava-Community und von OpenStreetMap anbietet.
  • pocketnavigation.de stellt Möglichkeiten vor, wie man in Zeiten von Corona eine Route für Outdoor-Aktivitäten planen kann, auf der sonst möglichst niemand anderes unterwegs ist.
  • Eine Adresse wird von den meisten von uns als selbstverständlich angesehen. Der Guardian widmet Adressen einen eigenen Artikel mit vielen Hintergrundinformationen und beschreibt darin die Hürden, mit denen Menschen ohne Adresse zu kämpfen haben.
  • Der russische Kartendienst 2GIS hat eine Karte (ru) der Ausbreitung des Coronavirus in Russland erstellt.
  • Yandex (das russische Pendant zu Google) hat seinen eigenen Router herausgebracht (ru) und nun begonnen, ihn zu verkaufen.

Wochenvorschau

Viele Treffen wurden in den letzten Wochen abgesagt – bitte schaut für den aktuellsten Stand im Kalender auf der Wiki-Seite nach.

Hinweis:
Wer seinen Termin hier in der Liste sehen möchte, trage ihn in den Kalender ein. Nur Termine, die dort stehen, werden in die Wochennotiz übernommen. Bitte prüfe die Veranstaltung in unserem öffentlichen Kalendertool und korrigiere bitte die Einträge im Kalender, wenn notwendig.

Diese Wochennotiz wurde erstellt von Rainero, Rogehm, Silka123, SunCobalt, TheSwavu, derFred, doktorpixel14, geologist.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

My March 2020 in OSM

My March 2020 in OSM has been a little weird. The ongoing Coronoavirus pandemic has distracted me. Don’t worry I’m fine. I’m getting used to staying inside.

  • OSMF Board
    • A journalist wrote about women & OpenStreetMap (‘Visible women’: Feminist mappers bridge data gap in urban design), they contacted the board for a comment, and as is common, only a small part

My March 2020 in OSM has been a little weird. The ongoing Coronoavirus pandemic has distracted me. Don’t worry I’m fine. I’m getting used to staying inside.

Previously: Feb 2020 Jan 2020


weeklyOSM

weeklyOSM 506

24/03/2020-30/03/2020 This is open – „Ça reste ouvert“ 1 | © caresteouvert.fr/mentions-legales CC-BY-SA | © map data OpenStreetMap contributors Mapping Sören Reinecke plans to unify the tagging of playground equipment and has created a proposal for it. User GOwin writes about how the Philippines mapping community, especially in Luzon, are changing to weekly online map […]

24/03/2020-30/03/2020

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This is open – „Ça reste ouvert1 | © caresteouvert.fr/mentions-legales CC-BY-SA | © map data OpenStreetMap contributors

Mapping

  • Sören Reinecke plans to unify the tagging of playground equipment and has created a proposal for it.
  • User GOwin writes about how the Philippines mapping community, especially in Luzon, are changing to weekly online map events called WeMap, a contraction of Wednesdays MapaTime.
  • Joost Schouppe recommends (nl) (automatic translation) using this time of social distancing to wander around your neighbourhood and collect all paths. He was then asked for a tutorial, which he provided in his user diary.
  • Manonv and Kateregga1 have created a proposal for the tag place=refugee_site to solve the lack of consensus within the OSM community regarding the way to reference refugee camps in OSM. They incorporated the comments they received during February and want to initiate voting soon.
  • Chris Beddow of Mapillary has moved his webinar on mapping against COVID-19 from 2 April to 7 April at 18:00 CET. He will use tools ranging from Osmose to Pic4Review and MapRoulette to enrich OpenStreetMap. You can sign up for the webinar here.
  • Dirk (kannix) wants to bring some order into the European waterway network and created a dedicated wiki page to coordinate the efforts.

Community

  • OpenStreetMap Foundation Japan has announced that it has set up a Slack workspace for Japanese mappers. From 21:00 (JST) on the announcement day an event to share mapping results and ask questions was held.
  • Christopher Beddow wrote a diary reflecting on efforts to help the OpenStreetMap community improve detail around hospitals in Iran. He wonders how these lessons can be applied to mapping more areas around the world in response to COVID-19 and the increasing strain on medical facilities.
  • On help.osm.org, as well as in the forums, there is a discussion about replacing the no longer supported OSQA software, that runs the help forum, with a Discourse Server. It was also suggested that the help Q&A site, the forum, and mailing lists could be combined with this software to make for less isolated discussions. This is actually an old suggestion, discussed on GitHub nearly two years ago.
  • The Russian OSM community has localised welcome.openstreetmap.org and hosted it on its local domain. Recall that the source code for this site is on GitHub under a free licence, CC-BY, which allows anyone to make a copy.
  • Apple has updated its task on MapRoulette for fixing bugs in the Russian road network. Join!

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • The OpenStreetMap Foundation announced its intentions to increase the number of available map layers on the main website. If you are interested in your map joining the exclusive club, namely ‘Standard’ (OpenStreetMap Carto), ‘Cycle Map’ (OpenCycleMap by Thunderforest), ‘Transport Map’ (Transport by Thunderforest) and HOT’s ‘Humanitarian’, you are invited to contact the Operations Working Group.

Events

  • The ‘Open Data Day’ took place in Moscow (Russia) in early March. Not so long ago organisers of the event published videos (ru) from the conference.
  • Yevgeny Shirinyan shared (automatic translation) his impressions of the Open Data Day which took place in Moscow (Russia) in early March. At the end of the post he concludes: ‘Open geodata, even, for example, OSM, create a very fertile ground for the development of education and commercial services’.

Humanitarian OSM

  • HOT tweeted that the HOT Summit 2020 live event, originally due to take place on 1 and 2 July in Cape Town, South Africa, will be postponed. They plan to have a live event and will share new dates and location later.
  • Tyler Radford, Executive Director at HOT Inc., wrote a heads-up to the HOT community with information about the activity of HOT’s staff and pointed to ways to support them during the current crisis.
  • GIM International, an information source for the geomatics industry, featured an article on how to predict the completeness of OSM in risk areas, in order to allow for planning disaster responses.

Education

  • Former head of the Russian GIS company Urbica Andrey Karmatskiy published (automatic translation) into the public domain all the materials of their educational course on geoаnalytics (video (ru), materials (ru)).
  • How do I replicate any city, in Blender, with OSM in 20 minutes? Watch this video.

Maps

  • The French community created caresteouvert.fr, a map that displays open places during the COVID-19 lockdown in France. Users can see which places are open or not to avoid unnecessary trips and thus limit the risk of contagion. Thousands of people have contributed to the map with a simple and integrated editor, and hundred of notes generated have been closed by OSM-fr Contributors. They are now looking to expand the data outside France, so contact them if you are interested in deploying it in your country. Visit github for more details.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) created a map of its campus based on OSM.
  • Heidelberg University’s GIScience Research Group investigated the impact of location-based games on vandalism in OSM based on experiences of Pokémon GO. The increased popularity of OSM following Pokémon GO’s decison to switch to OSM maps led to more harmful edits but also ‘that the community becomes faster at detecting and fixing these harmful edits over time’.
  • User Cupivan created a map (ru) of Russian regions from OSM data. Unfortunately, the Crimean issue has still not been resolved in OSM.

switch2OSM

  • The 360cities website, which publishes high-quality panoramic images, uses OSM as a basemap.
  • The service for publishing and discussing ideas about the improvement of the urban environment of Tomsk (Russia) uses (ru) OSM as a basemap.
  • Apparently one of the branches of the largest interregional distribution network company in Russia, Rosseti (MRSK, electricity supplier), uses (ru) OSM on its internal geoportal.

Software

  • OSM Completionist is an analogue of the StreetComplete (Android) mobile app based on ‘Go map!’, but only for Apple (iOS) devices. The programme is under early testing. You can take part in testing it.

Programming

  • Belarusian user Arkadiy Chubrik wrote a tool in C# which allows (ru) you to extract objects from PBF files as complete multi-nested structures without the need for large amounts of RAM, even when you are working with entire continents.

Releases

  • The developers of the OpenRecycleMap project recently released (automatic translation) a mobile version of the app (only for Android). Currently available in five languages, OpenRecycleMap is a map where you can find receptacles for separate waste collection. It also allows you to add new waste collection points. The data is taken from and added to OpenStreetMap.
  • A new version of ZombieTrackerGPS (automatic translation) has been released. It allows you to view maps and satellite images, find your position with GPS, plan travel routes, and track your movement on the map. The program is a free analogue of Garmin BaseCamp, capable of running on Linux.

Did you know …

  • … about the Chrome browser extension ‘Map helper‘ (automatic translation), which makes it easier to work with maps?
  • … about the Needgeo website where you can download OSM data of CIS countries, as well as of regions of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, in PBF format?
  • … that this site (automatic translation) provides daily updates of maps of Russian regions for Garmin devices? Data for them is taken from OSM. If you need a larger territory, such as the entire Federal district, you can download them here.

Other “geo” things

  • Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichal, announced a new repository of public data to assist in combating COVID-19. As OSM Foundation board member Mikel Maron pointed out on Twitter, this may be a first for Google, promoting OSM.
  • Mateus Santos, of the Wikimedia Tech Team, talked about ‘Understanding Wikimedia Maps and its challenges’.
  • Sam Greenspan describes how the phrase ‘turn left at the place that used to be a Pizza Hut’ is recognised around the globe. If you have a UTBAPH in your area you can submit a photo of it to the Used to Be a Pizza Hut website.
  • ZDNet reports about Strava’s new routes feature, which provides the user with personalised route recommendations based on suggestions from the Strava community and OpenStreetMap.
  • An address is taken for granted by most of us. The Guardian dedicated a long-read article to addresses, providing background information and detailing the hurdles people without an address have to face.
  • Russian map service 2GIS created a map (ru) of the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.
  • Yandex (the Russian equivalent of Google) released (automatic translation) its own router and now has started to sell it.

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

"JustGo" : a new map for OSM (local) public transport data visualization

So a few months ago I created an interactive site for public transports around Paris (here; also check my last post, in french) with a custom map made on Mapbox, and using Navitia’s API for itineraries, next departures, etc. But I thought this map design could be useful on its own, so I changed it so that you can download the data of any city you want very easily and it will be displayed on the

So a few months ago I created an interactive site for public transports around Paris (here; also check my last post, in french) with a custom map made on Mapbox, and using Navitia’s API for itineraries, next departures, etc. But I thought this map design could be useful on its own, so I changed it so that you can download the data of any city you want very easily and it will be displayed on the map. I guess it can be useful because I don’t see a lot of OSM-based transport maps dealing with coloured bus & train lines. The site for this map is here (without itineraries because they are limited to a few places, but you can click on the data on the map and see the tags of the objects). It uses the Overpass API as well as osmtogeojson.

I also put the files on GitHub. (note : it’s the first time I use it, so I may have made mistakes idk).

Enjoy !

Note : if the layer “trains” doesn’t load, consider unchecking “include regional trains”

A few screeshots :

Tokyo subway network: Tokyo subway network Marseille, France: Marseille, France Tube and stations, London: Tube and stations, London Paris, buses and bus stops only, near Notre-Dame (with extra infor on the objects in the console) : Paris, buses and bus stops only, near Notre-Dame


Location to put package

Please put package inside my gate area thanks

Please put package inside my gate area thanks


Animation: Twelve years of GPS tracks

A short video of twelve years of GPS tracks from my Garmin:

youtu.be/VlgMSSGdtwM

A short video of twelve years of GPS tracks from my Garmin:

https://youtu.be/VlgMSSGdtwM

Screenshot

Saturday, 04. April 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Cementerios

La cultura del arte en los cementerios

La cultura del arte en los cementerios


OpenStreetMap Blog

Request for feedback on proposal for OSMF membership based on sizeable contribution to the project

Last December at the Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation a proposal for membership in the foundation based solely on sizeable contribution was accepted with a very good result (91%): The membership fee for associate membership, which normally is tied to the regular membership fee, may be waived if the person applying for membership […]
MWG logo based on the official OSM logo by Ken Vermette, CC-BY-SA 3.0 & trademarks apply. Figures by Pascal Neis, reproduced with permission.

Last December at the Annual General Meeting of the OpenStreetMap Foundation a proposal for membership in the foundation based solely on sizeable contribution was accepted with a very good result (91%):

The membership fee for associate membership, which normally is tied to the regular membership fee, may be waived if the person applying for membership can demonstrate that they have consistently made sizeable contributions to OpenStreetMap, for example by mapping.

The OSMF Membership Working Group will, together with the Board of Directors, define what counts as “sizeable contributions”.

Just like paid membership, membership under the membership fee waiver programme must be renewed annually.

Please read the rationale here.

In January, the Membership Working Group (MWG) discussed the implementation. Sorry for the long silence since; the MWG would now like to open the discussion and ask for your feedback and comments on the implementation of the new active contributor membership.

As described in the rationale for the vote, this is no charity. We want active contributors to be members of the OSMF and be able to vote for the benefit of the project. The membership fee should not be a barrier.

Our proposal is to automatically grant memberships to mappers who request it and who have contributed at least 42 calendar days in the last year (365 days).

Mapping days is not perfect, but we need a benchmark that is objective, easy to verify, and simple for us to measure and implement.

Why 42 days? If we measure contributions in mapping days by OSMF members who map (83%), roughly half of them map more than 42 days per year. We would expect a “slightly exceptional” contribution in terms of mapping days.

We also discussed abuse. You could of course make tiny contributions like wiggling a single node on 60 days, and maybe go undetected and get your membership. But that would be fraud, and the membership could be revoked if MWG finds out that the contributions are not meaningful.

On non-mapping contributions to the project

Not everyone contributes by mapping, and some of the most familiar names in our members list barely map. Some are very involved, for example, in organizing conferences. Those other forms of contribution should be recognised as well, and the board would take circular decisions on these applications.

Please share your thoughts

We would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal. You can:

Comments can be in any language you are comfortable with. We will make the best effort to have them translated.

Please share your thoughts before the 30th of April 2020.

Thank you.

Michael Spreng
Membership Working Group

Do you want to translate this and other blogposts in your language..? Please send us an email to communication@osmfoundation.org with subject: Helping with translations in [your language]

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.

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.


OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Новости из мира OpenStreetMap № 505 (17.03.2020-23.03.2020)

♦ 505 выпуск WeeklyOSM переведен на русский

На что обратить внимание:

  • На подборки сервисов (не только OSM, но и он тоже), которым можно помочь, находясь дома во время карантина из-за COVID-19
  • На национальную карту Исландии
  • Вышла новая версия главного картостиля OSM
  • На проект “Миллион кварталов”

Logo 505 выпуск WeeklyOSM переведен на русский

На что обратить внимание:

  • На подборки сервисов (не только OSM, но и он тоже), которым можно помочь, находясь дома во время карантина из-за COVID-19
  • На национальную карту Исландии
  • Вышла новая версия главного картостиля OSM
  • На проект “Миллион кварталов”

My edits in Bergen County, part 13

In just over two months, I have finished my edits in North Arlington now, with every building mapped! This one was way quicker than the last OSM project I gave myself, Teaneck.

North Arlington is relatively small, which is partly why it didn’t take so long to map. It’s the southernmost location in Bergen County, and borders two other New Jersey counties: Essex and Hudson.

Next is

In just over two months, I have finished my edits in North Arlington now, with every building mapped! This one was way quicker than the last OSM project I gave myself, Teaneck.

North Arlington is relatively small, which is partly why it didn’t take so long to map. It’s the southernmost location in Bergen County, and borders two other New Jersey counties: Essex and Hudson.

Next is Fort Lee. It has roughly the same land area as North Arlington (just 0.02 square miles less), but unlike North Arlington, it doesn’t have a large cemetery, so it may take a bit longer to map Fort Lee.

Click below to see North Arlington!


The "Screen-to-Screen" Meeting and Mapping Embassies Plus Consulates

Due to the corona virus pandemic the annual face-to-face meeting of the OSMF board of directors shifted to what we wryly termed a “screen-to-screen” meeting using the Zoom video conferencing account of our facilitator, Allen “Gunner” Gunn. To our collective surprise, the video conference went fairly well. It was not as good as meeting face to face, but was far better than audio only, and so mu

Due to the corona virus pandemic the annual face-to-face meeting of the OSMF board of directors shifted to what we wryly termed a “screen-to-screen” meeting using the Zoom video conferencing account of our facilitator, Allen “Gunner” Gunn. To our collective surprise, the video conference went fairly well. It was not as good as meeting face to face, but was far better than audio only, and so much so that the board plans to experiment with shifting from using Mumble (audio only) for monthly board meetings to a video conferencing platform.

In keeping with the FOSS philosophy of OSMF, we will try BigBlueButton, an open-source videoconferencing platform. Thus, if OSMF members want to tune in to the next board meeting, watch for announcements that we will meet in a video conference. We will ask that non-members of the board keep their cameras and microphones off, and that only board members have their cameras and microphones on.

Minutes of the “screen-to-screen” meeting remain in process. Bottom line up front: the board has taken on board much of the information in the SWOT analysis, last year’s survey, and the 40+ conference calls I have made to community members, local communities and chapters, and members of our advisory board. We accept all criticism that has come our way and are working on how to address the problems you have identified to us.

In March I flew to Riga for what will likely be the last in-person regional SOTM for a while due to the pandemic, State of the Map Baltics (many thanks and kudos to Rihards Olups for pulling it together and being my host in Riga). My presentation on “Winds of Change in OSM” was well received. I plan to deliver an updated version of that presentation during the virtual SOTM in July, so if you are interested in a synopsis of what I have been hearing from across the community, and my take on it all, be sure to tune in.

I have also been armchair mapping. One outcome of the pandemic has been evacuation of tourists, business people, and guest workers from affected countries to their homelands. These evacuations are typically organized by embassies and consulates. As a former diplomat and ambassador, and the instigator of the Tag:office=diplomatic tagging scheme, I have begun upgrading diplomatic POIs in my old stomping grounds, the former Soviet Union, so that people can not only find their homelands’ embassies and consulates, but find contact information for them in the various offline smartphone apps like MAPS.ME. So far Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia are done (though I posted a few fixme tags for problems I cannot solve from afar, and which need local mappers to solve). So I am not only keeping busy chairing the board of directors of the OSM Foundation, I am mapping, too.

Friday, 03. April 2020

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries

Ankara'da sınırlarını düzelttiğim ilçeler

Düzelttiklerim
  • Ayaş
  • Bala
  • Beypazarı
  • Çamlıdere
  • Çubuk
  • Elmadağ
  • Evren
  • Gölbaşı
  • Güdül
  • Haymana
  • Kalecik
  • Kızılcahamam
  • Nallıhan
  • Polatlı
  • Sincan
  • Şereflikoçhisar
Kısmen düzelttiklerim:
  • Akyurt
  • Çankaya

Düzelttiklerim

  • Ayaş
  • Bala
  • Beypazarı
  • Çamlıdere
  • Çubuk
  • Elmadağ
  • Evren
  • Gölbaşı
  • Güdül
  • Haymana
  • Kalecik
  • Kızılcahamam
  • Nallıhan
  • Polatlı
  • Sincan
  • Şereflikoçhisar

Kısmen düzelttiklerim:

  • Akyurt
  • Çankaya
  • Etimesgut
  • Kahramankazan
  • Mamak
  • Pursaklar
  • Yenimahalle

Düzelteceklerim:

  • Altındağ
  • Keçiören

(Prague) online mapathon

So we organized an online mapathon. I want to share what we planned, how it worked, our feedback, and my thoughts about how we should continue.

When I say we I mean core team. By definition, the core team are people who go to a pub after a mapathon. Maybe, it would be better to say that: The Missing Maps is mainly about mapping. However, somebody has to take care of the mappers…. And tha

So we organized an online mapathon. I want to share what we planned, how it worked, our feedback, and my thoughts about how we should continue.

When I say we I mean core team. By definition, the core team are people who go to a pub after a mapathon. Maybe, it would be better to say that: The Missing Maps is mainly about mapping. However, somebody has to take care of the mappers…. And that’s we, the core team.

In Prague, there are Missing Maps mapathons every last Tuesday of a month (we have an exception in December), and we were not willing to give up on March’s one.

What we planned

We found that we had about 30 registered participants. We do the introduction to mapping in iD editor, we teach the JOSM basics, and we explain how to validate to advanced mappers.

The plan was to have one global chat, video stream for introduction talk, video chat for mapping groups, and video stream again for final talk(s). All of the communication channels must be accessible without registration for participants. Moreover, video chat for mapping groups should be instantly creatable to maximize flexibility.

We needed leaders of mapping groups. Fortunately, there are plenty of capable mappers in the core team. The idea was to limit the capacity of a mapping group (to about 6 - 7 people) to achieve comfort communication.

We got prepared with Introduction to Tasking Manager and iD editor video (in Czech) and written down mapping process (in Czech, too). The video length is limited to 5 minutes. I think it increases the probability that the participants would watch it.

Now about technologies. We used the Freenode IRC channel as the global chat. Participants can connect easily over Kiwi IRC client, just specifying their names. (You can add server and channel after /next/ in the link.) We used Zoom for the introduction and final talks. And we used Jitsi for video chat of mapping groups.

We knew links to global chat and zoom meetings in advance, so we sent them to participants along with times of zoom meetings, link to the mapping task, link to Introduction to Tasking Manager and iD editor video, and link to written down mapping process.

We planned the mapathon a bit shorter than the regular one. Usually, our mapathon takes 3 hours. Our first online mapathon started at 6 pm, there was the introduction talk at 6.10 pm, we started the final talks at 7.40 pm, and the whole mapathon was over a bit after 8 pm.

The last thing – we used keepbot to help with auto-creating of links to video chat for mapping groups. (It turned out that it didn’t work well. I will comment on that later.)

How it worked

So users started connecting. Together, there were about 45 guys on global chat, including the core team. I was moderating IRC. With the help of the keepbot, I was regularly sending the most important links to the channel, because IRC does not persist a history, and I was always changing the topic of the channel when the time comes to introduction talk, mapping time, or the final talks. (The last change was PIVO, of course.)

At the end of the introduction talk, I explained that there would be links to mapping groups on global chat now, and I asked mappers to join one of the mapping group. Because the leaders of mapping groups registered their descriptions of the mapping group to the keepbot, I was able to send automatically generated links to video chats of all the mapping groups.

One mapping group was created ad-hoc, for mappers with no need to learn, but want to chat. Two of the mapping groups were dropped because there was no need for them. There were some problems with screen sharing on Jitsi, however. At least two mapping groups moved to Skype. As the keepbot is a pretty simple script, I wasn’t ready for such a situation. Fortunately, the communication of the mapping group leader towards mappers was brilliant, and there were no significant complications when moving to another video chat.

When the time was up, I changed the topic to final talks. These were on Zoom. The participants asked questions for speakers on the Zoom chat. There were few left on global chat, mainly the core team. I could say that we concluded the mapathon on Zoom, announcing the number of buildings mapped.

Finally, after the mapathon, we had a little bit of chat and recent feedback from the core team.

Our feedback

This section is about feedback from us, the core team, towards us, the core team. We had no plan to take input from mappers on the first online mapathon. We will see how many mappers will come to the next online mapathon if organized.

I will start with the problems. The biggest one was Too many communication channels. We had the global chat on IRC, but there was a chat on Zoom, too. (We couldn’t use Zoom for the whole mapathon, because of the time limit for non-paying accounts.) And it was confusing.

There were some problems with screen sharing on Jitsi. We tested it before the mapathon, but maybe we should spend more time on it.

We chose a lousy mapping task that was for intermediate mappers. Avoid it for your mapathon with beginners! They wouldn’t be able to map! But we managed early and chose another one.

Also, we found out that there is no need to limit the mapping group capacity so strictly. About ten members in one mapping group is still okay.

The rest are smaller problems, but also noted. There is no chat history in IRC nor Zoom. Sometimes it happened that a participant was disconnected from IRC. Zoom does not work on Firefox.

However, we can praise ourselves, too. The mapathon had flow. We solved the problems in real-time, without much hassle.

We designed the structure and kept it, more or less.

There were enough mapping group leaders. We had three mapping groups for beginners in Czech, one in English, one mapping group with an introduction to JOSM, one mapping group with an introduction to validation, and at least one group of just mappers. We were flexible in the sense of mapping groups.

We had informative communication towards the mappers. Not just on global chat, Zoom, or Jitsi video chats, but before the mapathon, too. (We sent as much information as possible in advance.)

My thoughts about the next online mapathon

I saved a few rows for my thoughts here. I tried to be objective as much as possible. However, the diary is, of course, biased.

So what are my ideas for the next online mapathon? The biggest issue is the one with the communication channels. Let’s keep the structure as pure and open as possible. Therefore, I like IRC. I wouldn’t go for Zoom again. I would try to stream the Jitsi meeting on Youtube (disable the chat), share the link on IRC, and discuss everything there.

I am going to change the keepbot, too. The mapping groups leaders should be able to change the link to their video chats as they wish. And I should extend the keepbot for Question and Answers session.