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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 05

Mapping days: 3000 「ありがとう OpenStreetMap」

♦ 世界にはOSM編集日数4000日、5000日クラスの先人マッパーもいらっしゃいますが、私事、Active Mapping Daysを3000日を越えることができました。ここまでOensStreetMapを続けられたことに最大の感謝の意を表したいと思います。 世界、日本、福島、全てのOpenStreetMapコミュニティー、そして私の家族に感謝します。 数え切れない人との出会い、光景、マッピングが目に浮かびます。

ありがとうOpenStreetMap。

マッピング日数は“How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap?”を参考にしています。Pascal Neis氏に感謝します。

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♦ 世界にはOSM編集日数4000日、5000日クラスの先人マッパーもいらっしゃいますが、私事、Active Mapping Daysを3000日を越えることができました。ここまでOensStreetMapを続けられたことに最大の感謝の意を表したいと思います。 世界、日本、福島、全てのOpenStreetMapコミュニティー、そして私の家族に感謝します。 数え切れない人との出会い、光景、マッピングが目に浮かびます。

ありがとうOpenStreetMap。

マッピング日数は“How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap?”を参考にしています。Pascal Neis氏に感謝します。

a day ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 05

Geoglifo of a man swimming away from an Alligator.

A topview geoglyph of a man 60m long x 40m wide oriented east (head) to west (feet) on moderately sloped land is depicted as a getaway from an alligator chasing him. The alligator is close, just 15m away and it is unclear to determine if the man gets away or not. At this time there is not enough information to determine whether there is a story involved in these two geoglyphs.

15°16′5 a day ago

A topview geoglyph of a man 60m long x 40m wide oriented east (head) to west (feet) on moderately sloped land is depicted as a getaway from an alligator chasing him. The alligator is close, just 15m away and it is unclear to determine if the man gets away or not. At this time there is not enough information to determine whether there is a story involved in these two geoglyphs.

15°16′58″S, 74°32′23″W -15.2827612, -74.5398436 Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 04

PH YouthMappers, unite! + new local YouthMappers chapter in PH

Last 20 February, I hosted an OpenStreetMap workshop and Mapathon with the local YouthMappers chapters in the Philippines. It was attended by the members and volunteers from UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers, FEU - Alabang ACM Chapter, and JPCS - National University. Together, we mapped San Ignacio, Tarlac. This was a great avenue for the students to meet and get together and help the local 2 days ago

Last 20 February, I hosted an OpenStreetMap workshop and Mapathon with the local YouthMappers chapters in the Philippines. It was attended by the members and volunteers from UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers, FEU - Alabang ACM Chapter, and JPCS - National University. Together, we mapped San Ignacio, Tarlac. This was a great avenue for the students to meet and get together and help the local government of San Ignacio and support MapBeks’ initiative #UNMAPPED2021

From this activity, we were able to add and validate a total of 2,146 buildings. We are hoping to add more and validate more data in the coming months!

I am also happy to share with you that University of Makati - Computer Society is the 5th local YouthMappers chapter in the Philippines! I am aiming to recruit more organizations to join the OSM community and YouthMappers network from Visayas and Mindanao islands in PH.

Cheers, Feye, YouthMappers Regional Ambassador

2 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 03

Mapathona Maranhão,Sábado dia 06 de Março de 2021 / Mapathona Maranhão, Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mapathona Maranhão

Sábado dia 06 de Março de 2021, Entre 00:00h e 23:59h, (UTC-3), horário de Brasília.

A UmbraOSM ( União dos Mapeadores Brasileiros do Openstreetmap) lança um desafio para os mapeadores do OpenstreetMap no site Maproulette e tem como objetivo corrigir Nomes de Ruas e Avenidas no Estado do Maranhão.

O desafio terá os exemplos de como corrigir os Nomes de 3 days ago

Mapathona Maranhão

Sábado dia 06 de Março de 2021, Entre 00:00h e 23:59h, (UTC-3), horário de Brasília.

A UmbraOSM ( União dos Mapeadores Brasileiros do Openstreetmap) lança um desafio para os mapeadores do OpenstreetMap no site Maproulette e tem como objetivo corrigir Nomes de Ruas e Avenidas no Estado do Maranhão.

O desafio terá os exemplos de como corrigir os Nomes de Ruas e Avenidas e tem a camada de Nomes de Rua para ser inserida no Editor ID na opção Customizada do Editor ID, e só inserir a url ,

Inserindo a Camada Customizada no ID.

api.maptiler.com/maps/b2037b15-5614-4fed-9608-9830b8dc574a/256/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.png?key=YmPoUxbTlEHlrASzv56Z

Inserindo a Camada Customizada do Editor ID, Vai aparecer os nomes de Ruas e Avenidas na Cidade onde está sendo Mapeada. contamos com a participação de todos os mapeadores nesse importante desafio.
Cidades a Serem Mapeadas no Estado do Maranhão.

Nomes de Rua na Cidade de Urbano santos-MA. maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17039

Inserir Nomes de Rua na Cidade de Pedreiras-MA. maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17040

Nomes de Rua na Cidade de Trizidela do Vale-MA maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17041

Inserir Nomes de Rua na Cidade de Grajaú-MA. maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17042

Mapeamento de Estradas e Edificios. tarefas.mapeia.space/?area=6876

Vamos Mapear no dia 06 de Março no #OpenDataDay

Desafio UMBRAOSM – Inclusão de Nomes de Ruas e Avenidas no Estado do Maranhão. Brazil.

Raphael de Assis

Mapeador Brasileiro.

UMBRAOSM - www.umbraosm.com.br

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Mapathona Maranhão

Saturday, March 6, 2021, Between 00: 00h and 23: 59h, (UTC-3), Brasília time.

UmbraOSM (Union of Openstreetmap Brazilian Mappers) launches a challenge for OpenstreetMap mappers on the Maproulette website and aims to correct names of streets and avenues in the state of Maranhão.

The challenge will have examples of how to correct the Names of Streets and Avenues and has the Street Names layer to be inserted in the Editor ID in the Custom option of the Editor ID, and only insert the url,

Inserting the Custom Layer in the ID.

api.maptiler.com/maps/b2037b15-5614-4fed-9608-9830b8dc574a/256/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.png?key=YmPoUxbTlEHlrASzv56Z

Inserting the Customized Layer of the Editor ID, the names of Streets and Avenues will appear in the City where it is being mapped. we count on the participation of all mappers in this important challenge. Cities to be Mapped in the State of Maranhão.

Street names in the city of Urbano santos-MA. maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17039

Insert Street Names in the City of Pedreiras-MA. maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17040

Street Names in the City of Trizidela do Vale-MA maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17041

Insert Street Names in the City of Grajaú-MA. maproulette.org/browse/challenges/17042

Roads and Buildings Mapping. tarefas.mapeia.space/?area=6876

Let’s Map on March 6th at #OpenDataDay

UMBRAOSM Challenge - Inclusion of street and avenue names in the State of Maranhão. Brazil.

Raphael de Assis

Brazilian Mapper.

UMBRAOSM - www.umbraosm.com.br

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

OSM-related International Women's Day / Month events - add what we have missed!

We (community working group) have been compiling a list of OSM-related events inspired by International Women’s Day / Month or the 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge.

Find them on the wiki here!

Please add any that we have missed!

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We (community working group) have been compiling a list of OSM-related events inspired by International Women’s Day / Month or the 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge.

Find them on the wiki here!

Please add any that we have missed!

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

At least one edit a day

In 2020, I made at least one edit a day for 332 days. You can see the screenshot of my HDYC profile on March 2, 2021. During the year, I mostly mapped buildings, roads, and landuse around Nepal and Afghanistan.

I have an ambitious goal of making at least one edit per day in 2021. Let’s see how far can I go!!

4 days ago

In 2020, I made at least one edit a day for 332 days. You can see the screenshot of my HDYC profile on March 2, 2021. During the year, I mostly mapped buildings, roads, and landuse around Nepal and Afghanistan.

I have an ambitious goal of making at least one edit per day in 2021. Let’s see how far can I go!!

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

What I've Been Doing, What I'm Doing Next

Bing Aerial Refresh

In fall of last year the Bing aerial imagery of Springfield, IL was refreshed, finally fixing a huge north/south tear down the middle of the city that had made adding accurate geometry within it nearly impossible. The new imagery is from that summer and is absolutely fantastic. It even covers outlying towns like Chatham, Rochester, Riverton, and Spaulding. I’ve been hard at 4 days ago

Bing Aerial Refresh

In fall of last year the Bing aerial imagery of Springfield, IL was refreshed, finally fixing a huge north/south tear down the middle of the city that had made adding accurate geometry within it nearly impossible. The new imagery is from that summer and is absolutely fantastic. It even covers outlying towns like Chatham, Rochester, Riverton, and Spaulding. I’ve been hard at work fixing alignment problems and adding new roads and buildings that I had heard about but hadn’t had a chance to survey. This and the pandemic are largely responsible for taking me over 270 mapping days last year, a personal best.

Accessibility

I’m not really hardcore about adding individual parking spaces, but when I saw the iD preset for accessible parking spaces I knew it was something I could and should add whenever possible. As a result, over 5,400 accessible parking spaces in the Springfield metro area are now mapped, accounting for more than half of those mapped in the United States as of this post.

I’ve been pretty good about denoting accessible crosswalks, even those with tactile pavement, but I definitely need to do another pass through some neighborhoods now that the imagery has been updated. The city does have a rather robust sidewalk/crosswalk improvement program and there are probably dozens of walkways that have been upgraded since I last mapped them all. Additionally, I’d like to be more fastidious about adding entrances to buildings/businesses so that distances can be determined between them and their associated accessible parking spaces.

Roadway Detail

For the longest time I was hesitant to delve into adding lane information for segments of roads, because… well, I just didn’t like the idea of splitting roads into a bunch of different segments. I thought it would make it more tedious to update speed limits and things like that going forward.

Well, last year I finally took plunge and I estimate Springfield is at least 95% complete in that regard. Does it make things more tedious to add more detail later? I’ve been adding snowplowing info for our emergency snow routes recently and yeah, it’s a bit tedious, but at a certain point you just need to accept that more detail is going to require more work, that it’s not going to be a convenient couple of clicks. Only makes the sense of accomplishment more pronounced, if you ask me.

I’m not saying everyone should start doing this immediately. But once you feel comfortable, when you’re doing your umpteenth pass over your local area and wondering what more you can add, it’s an interesting project to take on. You’ll learn a lot about your city.

Cycling

I’m no cyclist, but I recently picked up an escooter for quick trips to the store and to commute to work, and since there’s some overlap in regards to infrastructure and amenities, I’ve been plugging away at updating what I can. Bike paths and lanes were already more or less squared away before I came along, but amenities like racks or stands, not so much. But now I can say that OSM is the most accurate source of that information for Springfield than any other. That isn’t to say it’s complete, mind you! Just that I’ve cataloged enough to surpass the “official” maps of cycling amenities available from the city and local cycling groups.

I see this taking me down an entirely new rabbit hole. The cycling infrastructure in Springfield is severely lacking and when I commute to work I find myself opting to take my scooter down alleys in hopes of minimizing interaction with vehicle traffic. I did a substantial amount of planning before attempting my first commute on the scooter and I thought I had determined the perfect route, but it turns out vehicle traffic doesn’t hold a candle to the real enemies: smoothness and incline. I had seen those tags before but did not fully appreciate what they represented until I had to deal with them. There are some astoundingly wretched alleyways around here and they absolutely need those tags added to them.

Smoothness seems straightforward (though a bit subjective) but incline I’ll have to do some digging on to figure out how to record properly. If anyone knows of tools/gadgets to get the job done, let me know. I’m willing to spend some money on it.

Public Transit

As the transit planner at SMTD you’d think I’d be all over this, but - and I think I said this in a previous entry - my personal opinion is that if there’s an existing GTFS feed for a transit agency in an area then they shouldn’t be mapped in OSM, and OSM-based apps should instead pull from those feeds. It’s cleaner and more timely than relying on some random user to update OSM to reflect changes to routes. Not to mention, OSM will never be able to do what GTFS-realtime does, for obvious reasons.

That said, I did stumble upon this project that facilitates the synchronization of transit stops between GTFS and OSM and it looks promising. I love the idea of being able to upload our stops directly to OSM and being able to get subsequent additional info via OSM edits that we can then pull back into our data. I see the utility in that and if anything I’d like to up the ante: do the same for the rest of the GTFS feed. If I could fully replicate/sync our static GTFS in OSM via an automated/batch process I would integrate it into my workflow in a heartbeat.

Odds & Ends

Let’s see… another thing I’ve been getting into is denoting lamp_mount for highway=street_lamp. Downtown Springfield has a curious mix of bent_mast and a much smaller straight_mast and I was curious to see the distribution. I’ve kinda just been updating these as I go along. Once it gets to the point where I’m rarely running into lamp_mount tags I’ll run an Overpass query to find the stragglers and I knock them out but I have a feeling it’s going to be awhile; I’ve added over 15,000 of them.

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

Geoglyph of an elongated head.

A suggestion geoglyph of an elongated head 25m wide by 50m long, oriented north to south on a change of elevation of 10m shows an abstract elongated head with two eyes, two nostrils and mouth.

The head may or may not be adjacent to a very unrecognizable geoglyph located on its lower right side. This figure also has suggestions of a second elongated head but difficult to make out. There 5 days ago

A suggestion geoglyph of an elongated head 25m wide by 50m long, oriented north to south on a change of elevation of 10m shows an abstract elongated head with two eyes, two nostrils and mouth.

The head may or may not be adjacent to a very unrecognizable geoglyph located on its lower right side. This figure also has suggestions of a second elongated head but difficult to make out. There are some geoglyph lines suggested indicated as framing the elongated in that area. .

14°53′20″S, 74°53′49″W -14.8889740, -74.8969612 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

5 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 05

Mapping days: 2999 「Welcome to OpenStreetMap!」

遠いアイルランドまで旅して参加したState Of The Map 2008、私にとって貴重な贈り物をいただきました。OSMって何?、OSMコミュニティーは?、どんな人々が参加している?と興味津々で参加して、つたない英語力で発表を見聞きしても、得るものは数多くありました。その中で最も心動いた場面は、まだOSMの活動が始まったばかりの遠い日本から参加したmiururさんの発表に、会場の皆さんが背伸びして見入り、真剣に聞こうとしてる会場の雰囲気でした。まさしくWelcome to OpenStreetMap!という光景に心動かされましたし、自分のことのようにうれしかったです。こちらにも当時の会場の反応が映っています。 私は得ることしか頭になくイベントへ参加しましたが、自分が与える貢献するという目線はさすがになかったことに気づかされました。どんな小さなことでもよいから自分も何かを与える貢献を a day ago

遠いアイルランドまで旅して参加したState Of The Map 2008、私にとって貴重な贈り物をいただきました。OSMって何?、OSMコミュニティーは?、どんな人々が参加している?と興味津々で参加して、つたない英語力で発表を見聞きしても、得るものは数多くありました。その中で最も心動いた場面は、まだOSMの活動が始まったばかりの遠い日本から参加したmiururさんの発表に、会場の皆さんが背伸びして見入り、真剣に聞こうとしてる会場の雰囲気でした。まさしくWelcome to OpenStreetMap!という光景に心動かされましたし、自分のことのようにうれしかったです。こちらにも当時の会場の反応が映っています。 私は得ることしか頭になくイベントへ参加しましたが、自分が与える貢献するという目線はさすがになかったことに気づかされました。どんな小さなことでもよいから自分も何かを与える貢献をしたいと思いました。それが次の年に繋がるのでした。

SotM2008公式ビデオ

Active mapping days 3000日の一か月前から書き始めればこの十数年間をふり返り日記に残せるかと思っていましたが、全く進まず2999日を迎えました。せっかく書き始めたので、このまま、3000日を過ぎても今までのふり返りを日記に記していきたいと思います。

Active mapping daysがこの3月で3000日となります。 記念としてカウントダウン的にOSMに関わる出来事についてふりかえり日記を書いています。 マッピング日数は“How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap?”を参考にしています。Pascal Neis氏に感謝します。

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OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 04

Interview with Lamine Ndiaye - The winner of the 100th millionth changeset

Als Redakteur der weeklyOSM war ich verantwortlich, das von der Redaktion angekündigte Interview mit Lamine Ndiaye - dem Gewinner des 100. Millionsten Changesets in der OpenStreetMap zu führen. Das Interview wurde in Französisch geführt. Hier in deutsch und englisch übersetzt. Es wurden 10 Fragen von der Redaktion überlegt. Wir danken Lamine sehr für die sehr ausführlichen Antworten. Hier die Ve 2 days ago

Als Redakteur der weeklyOSM war ich verantwortlich, das von der Redaktion angekündigte Interview mit Lamine Ndiaye - dem Gewinner des 100. Millionsten Changesets in der OpenStreetMap zu führen. Das Interview wurde in Französisch geführt. Hier in deutsch und englisch übersetzt. Es wurden 10 Fragen von der Redaktion überlegt. Wir danken Lamine sehr für die sehr ausführlichen Antworten. Hier die Veröffentlichung in den Sprachen deutsch, englisch, französisch (original).

As editor of weeklyOSM, I was responsible to conduct the interview with Lamine Ndiaye - the winner of the 100th millionth changeset in OpenStreetMap - announced by the editors. The interview was conducted in French. Here translated into English and German. There were 10 questions considered by the editorial team. We thank Lamine very much for the very detailed answers. Here the publication in German, English, French (original).

En tant que l’un des rédacteurs internationaux de weeklyOSM, j’étais chargé de mener l’interview de Lamine Ndiaye, le gagnant du 100 millionième CS dans OpenStreetMap, annoncé par les rédacteurs. L’interview a été réalisée en français. Ici traduit en anglais et en allemand. Dix questions ont été examinées par les rédacteurs. Nous remercions vivement Lamine pour ses réponses très détaillées. Voici la publication en allemand, anglais, français (original).

Das Interview in Deutsch:

Frage 1: Wo und wie lebst du, hast du noch andere Hobbies oder Interessen?

Ich lebe in Dakar, der senegalesischen Hauptstadt, und ich wohne mit meiner Familie in Yoff Apecsy 1 Abgesehen von OpenStreetMap habe ich keine weiteren Aktivitäten. Tatsächlich arbeite ich als Gründungsmitglied der OpenStreetMap Senegal-Community als unabhängiger Berater an der Popularisierung von kollaborativem Mapping, Training und Animation von OpenStreetMap-Kartierungsaktivitäten in meinem Land.

Frage 2: Erinnerst du dich an deinen ersten Beitrag zu OSM? Wie kam es dazu?

Mein erster Beitrag zu OpenStreetMap datiert auf den 19. Februar 2013, und zwar während einer OpenStreetMap-Schulung, die von Augustin Doury organisiert wurde, damals ein Freiwilliger des Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Teams auf einer Mission zur Popularisierung des kollaborativen OpenStreetMap-Mappings im Senegal als Teil des Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone Projekts.

Frage 3: Womit arbeitest du im Augenblick und wie war es am Anfang? Wir meinen dein Equipment, dein PC-Umfeld und die Anbindung an das WWW.

Derzeit arbeite ich an der Kartierung von Gesundheitsstrukturen mit Mark Herringer von Healthsites, dem ich im Vorbeigehen für sein Vertrauen und seine Unterstützung jeden Tag danke. Am Anfang hatte ich das Glück, die Unterstützung und das Coaching von Leuten zu haben, die sich dem OpenStreetMap-Projekt verschrieben haben, wie Severin Ménard und Nicolas Chaven ( LesLibresGéographes ), die viel an meinem Training zu Kartierungstechniken, Organisationsmanagement und Lobbyarbeit rund um das OpenStreetMap-Projekt teilnahmen. Was meine Arbeitsumgebung betrifft, so läuft sie auf einen persönlichen PC, mein Smartphone und die Breitbandverbindung zu Hause hinaus.

Frage 4: Was mappst du gerne am meissten und welche Länder bevorzugst du?

Die Kartierung von Gebäuden ist das, was ich am meisten mache, aber je nach Thema eines Projekts kartiere ich auch die Wohngebiete, Straßen und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Der Senegal ist das Land, das ich am meisten abbilde, aber laut den Projekten des Tasking Managers arbeite ich auch in anderen Ländern. Heute habe ich in 36 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt gearbeitet, um auf Kriseneinsätze zu reagieren.

Frage 5: Welche Kontakte im OSM-Umfeld pflegst du oder hast du sogar Freunde durch das mappen gewonnen?

Dank der kollaborativen Kartierung von OpenStreetMap habe ich ein starkes Netzwerk von Freunden und Partnern auf der ganzen Welt aufgebaut, insbesondere in Westafrika, wo ich in letzter Zeit vom Senegal nach Niger, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Elfenbeinküste, Benin, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo und Mauretanien gereist bin. Aber auch in Zentralafrika (Kongo Kinshasa, Kongo Brazzaville und Kamerun), Ostafrika (Tansania, Uganda, Sambia), Madagaskar, Europa (Frankreich, Spanien, Italien, Holland, England, Deutschland), Asien (Japan, Bangladesch, Indien), den Vereinigten Staaten, Kanada, Kolumbien und Peru.

Frage 6: Welche Vorzüge oder Nachteile hat die OSM, deiner Meinung nach, gegenüber anderen Kartenanbieter oder Geodatenbanken als Nutzer oder Hobby?

Der Nutzen der OpenStreetMap-Kartierung ist vor allem in unseren Entwicklungsländern unermesslich. In der Tat ist dieses Community Mapping mit seinem Open-Source-Aspekt ein Geschenk des Himmels, um Themen der nachhaltigen Entwicklung wie Zugang zu Bildung, Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Transport und urbane Mobilität mit Open-Source-Infrastrukturen und -Software auf die Landkarte zu bringen. Die Vielfalt der Akteure (Kartographen, Entwickler, humanitäre und private Organisationen und Behörden) schafft eine echte Synergie rund um das OpenStreetMap-Kartierungsprojekt.

Frage 7: Was wünscht du dir von der OSM Community, worauf sollte man sich international mehr konzentrieren? (Stichworte: Humanitarian Mapping, fehlende Infrastruktur, grösstmögliche Präzision, Adressierung, Strassen als Fläche oder 3D-Mapping)

Meiner Meinung nach muss ein Fokus auf die fehlenden Bereiche auf der Karte gelegt werden, ohne dabei auch die Qualität der produzierten Daten zu vergessen, um mehr Menschen in das OpenStreetMap-Projekt einzubeziehen.

Frage 8: Was hältst du von der Organisation der OpenStreetMap (OSMF, Local Chapters, HOT)

Mit der Politik der Einbeziehung und Diversifizierung der Akteure des OpenStreetMap-Projekts arbeiten sowohl die OpenStreetMap Foundation als auch die Humanitarian OpenStreetMap für die Nachhaltigkeit des Projekts. Was die Local Chapters betrifft, so ist ihre Arbeit der Popularisierung und Animation rund um das Projekt wesentlich für die Aneignung des Projekts auf der Ebene der Akteure vor Ort und beteiligt sich an der Kenntnis der von der Gemeinschaft unternommenen Anstrengungen bei Behörden, humanitären Organisationen und dem privaten Sektor.

Frage 9: Du kennst die weeklyOSM, weil du selber Redakteur bist. Was kann die aktuelle Redaktion besser machen?

Als Redakteur des WeeklyOSM möchte ich mich bei allen Mitgliedern der Redaktion für ihre harte Arbeit bedanken, mit der sie Informationen über das OpenStreetMap-Projekt weitergeben. Ich glaube, dass dies dazu beiträgt, das Projekt zu fördern und auch lokalen Gemeinschaften hilft, durch Beispiele zu lernen.

Frage 10: Hat die OSM eine Zukunft? In welcher Wichtigkeit würdest du Sie, besonders in Afrika, einstufen wollen gegenüber der Konkurrenz?

OpenStreetMap bleibt ein Projekt der Zukunft, vor allem in Afrika, wo es mehr Handlungsmöglichkeiten und eine exponentielle Lernkurve in Bezug auf Kartierungstechniken, die Implementierung von Geodateninfrastrukturen, Open-Source-Tools und -Software, aber auch zu produzierende Daten gibt. Abschließend möchte ich mich bei meiner Familie für ihre bedingungslose und unermüdliche Unterstützung während all dieser Jahre der Freiwilligenarbeit bedanken, aber auch bei der OpenStreetMap Senegal-Gemeinschaft für ihr Engagement und ihren unermüdlichen Einsatz rund um dieses äußerst wichtige Projekt als Entscheidungshilfe für unser Land.

The interview in English:

Question 1.: Where and how do you live, do you have other hobbies or interests?

I live in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, and I live with my family in Yoff Apecsy 1. Apart from OpenStreetMap I have no other activities. Indeed, as a founding member of the OpenStreetMap Senegal community, I work on the popularisation of collaborative mapping, training and animation of OpenStreetMap mapping activities in my country as an independent consultant.

Question 2: Do you remember your first contribution to OSM? How did it come about?

My first contribution on OpenStreetMap dates back to February 19, 2013 and it was during an OpenStreetMap training session organised by Augustin Doury, at the time a volunteer of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team on a mission to popularise OpenStreetMap collaborative mapping in Senegal as part of the Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone project.

Question 3: What are you working with at the moment and how was it in the beginning? We mean your equipment, your PC environment and the connection to the WWW.

I am currently working on the mapping of health structures with Mark Herringer from Healthsites, whom I thank in passing for his trust and support every day. At the beginning, I was lucky to have the support and guidance of people dedicated to the OpenStreetMap project such as Severin Ménard and Nicolas Chaven ( LesLibresGéographes ) who have been very involved in my training on mapping techniques, organisational management and advocacy around the OpenStreetMap project. As far as my work environment is concerned, it boils down to a personal PC, my smartphone and the broadband connection at home.

Question 4: What do you like to map most and which countries do you prefer?

Building cartography is mainly what I do most, however, depending on the theme of a project I map the living areas, roads and points of interest. Senegal, my country, is the country that I map the most but depending on the Tasking Manager’s projects I work on other countries. Today I have worked on 36 countries around the world responding to crisis activations.

Question 5: Which contacts in the OSM environment do you maintain or have you even made friends through mapping?

Thanks to OpenStreetMap collaborative mapping, I have developed a strong network of friends and partners around the world, particularly in West Africa where from Senegal to Niger, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo and Mauritania recently. But also in Central Africa (Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville and Cameroon), East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia), Madagascar, Europe (France, Spain, Italy, Holland, England, Germany), Asia (Japan, Bangladesh, India), the United States, Canada, Colombia and Peru.

Question 6. In your opinion, what are the advantages or disadvantages of OSM compared to other map providers or geodatabases as a user or hobby?

The benefits of OpenStreetMap mapping are commensurable especially in our developing countries. Indeed, with its open source aspect, this community mapping is a godsend to put on the map sustainable development issues such as access to education, health, environmental preservation, transport and urban mobility with Open Source infrastructures and software. The diversity of actors (cartographers, developers, humanitarian and private organisations and public authorities) creates a real synergy in the OpenStreetMap mapping project.

Question 7. What do you wish the OSM community would focus more on internationally? (Keywords: Humanitarian mapping, lack of infrastructure, greatest possible precision, addressing, roads as surfaces or 3D mapping).

In my opinion an emphasis should be put on the missing areas on the map without forgetting also the quality of the data produced to include more people around the OpenStreetMap project.

Question 8. What do you think about the organisation of OpenStreetMap (OSMF, Local Chapters, HOT)?

With the OpenStreetMap project’s policy of inclusion and diversification, both the OpenStreetMap Foundation and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap are working to ensure the sustainability of the project. As for the Local Chapters, their work in popularising and facilitating the project is essential for the appropriation of the project by the actors in the field and contributes to the knowledge of the efforts made by the community in the public authorities, the humanitarian community and the private sector.

Question 9. You know the weeklyOSM because you are an editor yourself. What can the current editors do better?

As an editor of the WeeklyOSM myself, I would like to thank all the members of the editorial staff for their hard work in sharing information about the OpenStreetMap project, which in my opinion contributes to the effort to promote the project but also to the learning by example of local communities.

Question 10. Does the OSM have a future? How important would you rate it, especially in Africa, compared to the competition?

OpenStreetMap remains a project of the future, especially in Africa, where it gives more scope for action and an exponential learning curve in terms of mapping techniques, the establishment of geospatial infrastructures, open source tools and software, but also the data to be produced. In conclusion, allow me to thank my family for their unconditional and unfailing support during all these years of volunteering, but also the OpenStreetMap Senegal community for its commitment and unfailing abnegation around this highly important project as a decision-making tool for our country.

L’interview en français :

Question 1. Où et comment habitez-vous, avez-vous d’autres hobbies ou intérêts?

J’habite Dakar la capitale Sénégalaise et je vis avec ma famille à Yoff Apecsy1 En dehors de OpenStreetMap je n’ai pas d’autres activités En effet, en tant que membre fondateur de la communauté OpenStreetMap Sénégal, je travaille sur la vulgarisation de la cartographie collaborative, la formation et l’animation d’activités cartographiques OpenStreetMap au niveau de mon pays en tant que consultant indépendant

Question 2. Vous souvenez-vous de votre première contribution à l’OSM ? Comment en est-on arrivé là ?

Ma première contribution sur OpenStreetMap remonte au 19 Février 2013 et c’était à l’occasion d’une session de formation OpenStreetMap organisée par Augustin Doury à l’époque volontaire du Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team en mission de vulgarisation de la cartographie collaborative OpenStreetMap au Sénégal dans le cadre du projet Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone

Question 3. Avec quoi travaillez-vous en ce moment et comment était-ce au début ? Nous parlons de votre équipement, de votre environnement PC et de la connexion au WWW.

Présentement je travaille sur la cartographie des structures sanitaires avec Mark Herringer de Healthsites que je remercie au passage pour sa confiance et son soutien de tous les jours. Au début, j’ai eu la chance d’avoir l’accompagnement et l’encadrement de personnes dévouées au projet OpenStreetMap comme Severin Ménard et Nicolas Chaven ( LesLibresGéographes ) qui ont beaucoup participé à ma formation sur les techniques de cartographie, la gestion organisationnelle et le plaidoyer autour du projet OpenStreetMap Pour ce qui est de mon environnement de travail, ça se résume à un PC personnel, mon smartphone et la connexion haut débit à la maison

Question 4. Qu’aimez-vous le plus à cartographier et quels pays préférez-vous ?

La cartographie du bâtit est principalement ce que je fais le plus cependant selon la thématique d’un projet je cartographie les lieux d’habitation, la voirie et les points d’intérêt. Le Sénégal, mon pays est le pays que je cartographie le plus mais en fonction des projets du Tasking Manager je travaille sur d’autres pays, aujourd’hui j’ai travaillé sur 36 pays à travers le monde en répondant à des activations de crise

Question 5. Quels contacts dans l’environnement OSM entretenez-vous ou vousêtes-vous même fait des amis grâce à la cartographie ?

Grâce à la cartographie collaborative OpenStreetMap, j’ai développé un fort réseaux d’amis et de partenaires à travers le monde en particulier en Afrique de l’Ouest où du Sénégal au Niger en passant par, la Mali, la Guinée, le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire, le Bénin, la Sierra Leone, la Gambie, le Togo et la Mauritanie récemment. Mais aussi en Afrique Centrale (au Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville et le Cameroun), en Afrique de l’Est (en Tanzanie, en Ouganda, en Zambie), au Madagascar, En Europe (en France, en Espagne, en Italie, en Hollande, en Angleterre, en Allemagne), en Asie (au Japon, au Bangladesh, en Inde) aux Etats Unis, au Canada, en Colombie et au Pérou

Question 6. Quels sont, à votre avis, les avantages ou les inconvénients de l’OSM par rapport à d’autres fournisseurs de cartes ou de bases de données géographiques en tant qu’utilisateur ou passe-temps ?

Les avantages de la cartographie OpenStreetMap sont commensurables surtout dans nos pays en voie de développement. En effet, avec son aspect libre, cette cartographie communautaire est une aubaine pour mettre sur la carte des enjeux du développement durable comme l’accès à l’éducation, à la santé, la préservation de l’environnement, le transport et la mobilité urbaine avec des infrastructures et des logiciels Open Source. Faut aussi noter la diversité des acteurs (Cartographes, Développeurs, Humanitaires et Organisations Privée et Pouvoirs Publics) crée une réelle synergie au tour du projet de cartographie OpenStreetMap

Question 7. Sur quoi souhaitez-vous que la communauté OSM se concentre davantage au niveau international ? (Mots-clés : cartographie humanitaire, manque d’infrastructures, précision maximale, adressage, routes comme surfaces ou cartographie 3D).

A mon avis un accent doit être mis sur les zones manques au niveau de la carte sans oublier aussi la qualité de la donnée produite pour mettre inclusion de plus de gens autour du projet OpenStreetMap.

Question: 8 Que pensez-vous de l’organisation d’OpenStreetMap (OSMF, Local Chapters, HOT) ?

Avec la politique d’inclusion et de diversification des acteurs du projet OpenStreetMap, la Fondation OpenStreetMap comme le Humanitarian OpenStreetMap sont en train de travailler pour la pérennité du projet ; Quant aux Local Chapters, leur travail de vulgarisation et d’animation au tour du projet est essentiel pour l’appropriation du projet au niveau des acteurs sur le terrain et participe à la connaissance des efforts fournis par la communauté chez les pouvoirs publics, les humanitaires et le secteur privée

Question 9. Vous connaissez l’hebdomadaireOSM parce que vous êtes vous-même rédacteur. Que peut faire de mieux le rédacteur en chef actuel ?

Etant moi-même un éditeur du WeeklyOSM, je remercie l’ensemble des membres de la rédaction pour le travail acharné qu’ils font pour partager les informations autour du projet OpenStreetMap, ce qui à mon avis participe à l’effort de promotion du projet mais aussi à l’apprentissage par l’exemple des communautés locales.

Question 10. L’OSM a-t-il un avenir ? Dans quelle importance voudriez-vous le classer, surtout en Afrique, par rapport à la concurrence ?

OpenStreetMap demeure un projet d’avenir surtout en Afrique où il donne plus de possibilité d’action et une courbe d’apprentissage exponentiel en termes de techniques de cartographie, de mise en place d’infrastructures Géospatiales, d’outils et de logiciels Open Source mais aussi de données à produire. Permettez-moi en conclusion de remercier ma famille pour son soutien inconditionnel et in défectueux durant toutes ces années de bénévolat et de volontariat mais aussi la communauté OpenStreetMap Sénégal pour son engagement et son abnégation sans faille autour de ce projet de hautement important comme outil d’aide à la prise de décision pour notre pays.

Merci beaucoup, Lamine, pour votre interview. Vous êtes très impliqué dans OpenStreetMap, et tous les cartographes du monde vous reprochent vos 100.000.000 CS.

2 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 04

Bethalto-Wood River Area

Currently Focusing my efforts on filling in information for the Area around Bethalto and Wood River, adding buildings and adding land use

3 days ago

Currently Focusing my efforts on filling in information for the Area around Bethalto and Wood River, adding buildings and adding land use

3 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 03

Fixing municipalities without townhall

Required:
* Public Administration (PA) offices dataset
* Openrefine tool

  • Create Openrefine project from PA offices dataset. Filter as needed (ie: titolo_resp=”Sindaco” and Regione=Abruzzo)

  • Generate Abruzzo municipaities without townhall with overpass-turbo query;
  • find the link of “Exporting raw data directly from Overpass API”;
  • 3 days ago

Required:
* Public Administration (PA) offices dataset
* Openrefine tool

  • Create Openrefine project from PA offices dataset. Filter as needed (ie: titolo_resp=”Sindaco” and Regione=Abruzzo)

  • Generate Abruzzo municipaities without townhall with overpass-turbo query;
  • find the link of “Exporting raw data directly from Overpass API”;
  • copy&paste link in Openrefine Create project Web Addresses (URLs);
  • apply cross table funtions as needed (ie: cell.cross(“Indice PA”, “Comune”)[0].cells[“Cap”].value
  • Openrefine custom tabular export the file somewhere online;
  • feed above file to umap remote data with useful tags displyed in popup (layer interaction)

Here you can find the resulting umap, used for add and detail missing municipality townhalls.

3 days ago

Mapillary - Mar 03

Preparing for the new Mapillary API

Over the coming months we will be launching version 4 of our API and will be phasing out version 3. This post contains some key information for developers and how they can handle the transition.

4 days ago

Over the coming months we will be launching version 4 of our API and will be phasing out version 3. This post contains some key information for developers and how they can handle the transition.

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

Fuentes de datos de elementos naturales y rurales en México

Para mapear elementos rurales se pueden verificar datos a través de fuentes oficiales en portales digitales. Mis referencias en el mapa no incluyen sitios web porque estas suelen cambiar de dirección en cuanto cambia la administración del gobierno.

Mencionaré una lista de algunas fuentes que utilizo para temas rurales y naturales con sus direcciones actuales al momento de la escritura de 4 days ago

Para mapear elementos rurales se pueden verificar datos a través de fuentes oficiales en portales digitales. Mis referencias en el mapa no incluyen sitios web porque estas suelen cambiar de dirección en cuanto cambia la administración del gobierno.

Mencionaré una lista de algunas fuentes que utilizo para temas rurales y naturales con sus direcciones actuales al momento de la escritura de este post:

  • INEGI Mapa Digital de México: portal interactivo que contiene capas de muy diversos temas que pueden solaparse en fondos tanto de INEGI, OpenStreetMap, Satélite de Google, entre otros. gaia.inegi.org.mx/mdm6/

  • INEGI Uso de Suelo: Contiene cartas impresas de información de vegetación y sus clasificaciones en diferentes escalas. www.inegi.org.mx/temas/usosuelo/

  • INEGI Topográficas. Contiene cartas impresas de elementos en el paisaje (nombres de localidades, granjas, nombres de lugares no poblados, picos sierras, valles, ríos, etc) en diferentes escalas. www.inegi.org.mx/temas/topografia/

  • Red Nacional de Caminos (oficial): contiene un mapa interactivo de diseño muy burdo pero muy útil que muestra información detallada de cada camino. 189.254.204.50:83/

  • CONABIO Sistema Nacional de información sobre Geodiversidad: Contiene capas con muy variados temas de información de biodiversidad, reservas ecológicas, uso de suelo, estudios muy específicos o generales. Agrupados en categorías y con enlaces a fundamentos, metodología y vigencia de la información. Es interactivo y se puede solapar con fondos de OpenStreetMap, Esri, y Mapbox. www.conabio.gob.mx/informacion/gis/

  • Geoportal CONABIO Contiene la misma información del portal anteriormente mencionado, pero se puede solapar en mapas de Google, tanto satélite como relieve. geoportal.conabio.gob.mx/

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

OSM Nepal: Recalling 2020

I have recently written a 5-minute summary on OSM related activities that happened in Nepal over the period of 2020. Please feel free to go through the blog and provide your valuable feedback and suggestions! Crossposting from Medium

4 days ago

I have recently written a 5-minute summary on OSM related activities that happened in Nepal over the period of 2020. Please feel free to go through the blog and provide your valuable feedback and suggestions! Crossposting from Medium

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

A rare example where two Geoglyph lines resembling a right angle.

These two Geoglyph lines 80m x 50m are just a few fractions of a degree from a right angle. One thing rarely seen out here are right angles and this one, even though not perfect is pretty close. These two line proves to be obtuse in geometry, than a perfect 90 degrees.

There are two other lines that resemble the letter V. This land is fairly flat.

I have some key questions reg 4 days ago

These two Geoglyph lines 80m x 50m are just a few fractions of a degree from a right angle. One thing rarely seen out here are right angles and this one, even though not perfect is pretty close. These two line proves to be obtuse in geometry, than a perfect 90 degrees.

There are two other lines that resemble the letter V. This land is fairly flat.

I have some key questions regarding the lack of 90 degrees and while I brought it up before, it really begs the question why is it so rarely seen here? Objects tend to point north, or magnetic north.. also they likely line up with constellations. Unlike any other earlier cultures, at least in terms of Geoglyph lines, right angles, 45 degrees, 30 degrees.. are rarely ever seen. Why? If you think about it.. any alien worth his two cents in being able to do interstellar travel, would likely have those all over, even like they do with crop circles. Speaking of circles, those are also a shape never seen on these these lands… why?

14°39′23″S, 75°18′3″W -14.6563906, -75.3007687 Changuillo, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

4 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 02

Geoglyphs of the hairpin turns.

In an area of about 600m long and 400m wide, hairpin geoglyphs mark the landscape with manmade tracings. Multiple lines possibly added up over 10,000m of lines characterize this landscape. The lines move from NE to SW and all appears to have curves. Erosion has erased some of the hairpins and possibly details.
To the north of the site, is a large 110m x 100m viewing / gathering area atop 5 days ago

In an area of about 600m long and 400m wide, hairpin geoglyphs mark the landscape with manmade tracings. Multiple lines possibly added up over 10,000m of lines characterize this landscape. The lines move from NE to SW and all appears to have curves. Erosion has erased some of the hairpins and possibly details.
To the north of the site, is a large 110m x 100m viewing / gathering area atop a hill and surround by a natural protection on the southern western side. The entire site except for the viewing areas appear rather flat with a gentle slope.

14°35′20″S, 75°18′12″W -14.5889989, -75.3034115 Santa Cruz, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

5 days ago

OpenStreetMap User's Diaries - Mar 01

correcting open street map is hard: someone put my units inside 1 Arrilla ave; but we a in 76-84 Karne street north

correcting open street map is hard: someone put my units inside 1 Arrilla ave; but we a in 76-84 Karne street north how do you select multiple buildings still trying to work it out.

5 days ago

correcting open street map is hard: someone put my units inside 1 Arrilla ave; but we a in 76-84 Karne street north how do you select multiple buildings still trying to work it out.

5 days ago

Swiss OSM Association - Mar 01

Welcome swisstopo!

Today we are welcoming the Swiss Federal Office of Topography to the open data community. After many years of free access for consumers, today, finally, it is providing reusable open government data that can be used to build and enrich … Continue reading → 5 days ago

Today we are welcoming the Swiss Federal Office of Topography to the open data community. After many years of free access for consumers, today, finally, it is providing reusable open government data that can be used to build and enrich new applications and datasets.

This is a high point of a development of open data availability in Switzerland in which the cantons have been leading for many years starting with the Canton Solothurn over a decade ago and is now policy in nearly all of them.

What does this mean for OpenStreetMap?

Short term nothing is going to change. While at the time I’m writing this we don’t have access to the final terms of use, we do have a good idea of what the content will be and some of the terms will not be completely compatible with our distribution licence, the ODbL. This rules out direct inclusion in our data, but will allow use as reference data for quality assurance. We are negotiating with swisstopo for compatible access terms, just as we have previously done for the municipality administrative boundaries way back in 2011 and more recently for use of the GWR address data and expect these issues to be resolved soon.

The most interesting data for us right now is access to swisstopos “swissimage” aerial imagery. This will at last provide us with good coverage in Switzerland’s mountainous regions, something that has been sorely missing from the global orthophoto mosaics.

To keep up with the developments, follow us on twitter @SwissOSM and subscribe to the Swiss OSM community mailing list.

Map image ©swisstopo

5 days ago