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MAPAbabae: OSM Workshop and Mapathon with Women and for Women - dim 25 mar 2018 - 17:47

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Information and Communication Technology Service (DSWD-ICTMS) joined the celebration of Women's Month with "MAPAbabae: OSM Workshop and Mapathon with Women and for Women" last March 22, 2018, Thursday, 1:30-5PM.

#MAPAbabae aims to map women and child-friendly spaces/facilities (as well as other mapping priorities of women) in the country through a collaborative (OSM) and gender-inclusive (not limited to women partcipation!) approach.

The program started off with an Opening Remarks from Dir. Noy Castro, mentioning the importance of having an integrated georaphic information system (GIS) in the Department with emphasis on mapping locations of facilities and resources for vulnerable sectors ie women, children, PWDs and senior citizens. We had two (2) speakers, Mike Labrador, Jen Alconis-Ayco, who shared their mapping experiences with women and for women, and another two (2), Gellie Apolinario and Dianne Bencito, who discussed about and demonstrated OSM. This was followed by a mapathon and sharing of mapping experience by the participants, then closing remarks from Andi, our OIC-Division chief (wooo!).

Most of the partcipants are new mappers and they learned about collaborative community mapping through OSM. Based on their feedback, they are very willing to make use of the technology and contribute to it, either be it for work or volunteering! :)

We used the hashtag #DSWDMAPAbabae as changeset comment and as of now, we have 446 map changes! I will be posting the mapping priorities and tags to use once finalized.

My takeaway: Mapping is an inclusive and powerful tool, let's exhaust its capabilities. Right now, there is a disproportion on men and women mappers (97/3, Lechner 2011). So why should women map? As Ate Jen mentioned on her presentation, " different perspectives in a shared landscape."

Empower a women today by encourage her visibility on the map!

Intern vacancies Summer 2018 - dim 25 mar 2018 - 14:06

CycleStreets is seeking one or more paid interns to work on a variety of projects this summer.

About CycleStreets

CycleStreets is a social enterprise based in Cambridge, working to help get more people cycling by the provision of information on cycle-friendly routes, and various tools for use by cycle advocacy groups.

We are best known for our journey planner, aimed at finding practical cycle routes in urban environments. To do that effectively requires collating data from a variety of sources and configuring a routing engine to make the same decisions a knowledgeable cyclist would make to find a route to their destination. We are aiming to provide the highest quality cycle routing in the world that tries to ‘think like a cyclist’.

Our bike routing is used by our own website and apps, as well as in a range of third-party apps (such as Citymapper, Bike Hub, London cycle hire apps, etc.), as well as a variety of transport companies (SDG, Virgin East Coast, mxdata, Traveline Wales/Scotland, etc.). It is also being used for academic research and transport planning, e.g. the Propensity to Cycle Tool and CyIPT projects.

The website also includes our Photomap – around 80,000 user-contributed photos of cycling related infrastructure from around the UK and beyond. These are used by activists to promote good practice and highlight problems to avoid in future. The Photomap also powers Local Authority websites such as the Urban Cycle Parking website for TfL. Further tools that present transport data that affects cycling are also in development.

CycleStreets also manages Cyclescape, a geographically-based discussion forum increasingly used by cycling campaign groups across the UK.

With our limited resources given over to focussing on keeping the core services up-to-date and responsive several areas have been left lagging and with work to do. We have a powerful API suite, but the front-end website and apps do not currently reflect its abilities in design and UI terms.

A wide range of potential development areas

Although improvements to our main codebase – the website – is our ideal focus, we’re happy to see work on any of our projects – routing engine, mobile apps, Cyclescape, etc.

The codebase for the main website is a rich collection of page-generation code, database procedures and webpage classes, system configuration scripts, and a low-level routing engine implementation – all written in commonly used mainstream languages. The codebase has been reorganised thanks to help from a previous year’s intern. This codebase primarily consists of over 200 PHP classes, using traditional inheritance/loading techniques, arranged as a fairly purist MVC structure. Much of the core functionality has been converted to a public API (with over 40 calls in total) that powers the website and third-party apps/sites.

Much of our code is on Github and we are trying to get the main website there too.

Some specific areas which we would welcome help with (though this is not exhaustive) include:

1. System coding and refactoring

Ours is a large codebase, with large amounts of functionality. There is always plenty of development that can be done throughout the system. Our previous intern’s work on refactoring was particularly beneficial and further work can be done; new functionality is also very welcome.

2. Overall website design, including integration with mobile

There’s an opportunity to update how CycleStreets presents itself to give the service a ‘personality’ – particularly on mobile. Here we’re mainly thinking about the look and feel but also what can be done with it. The codebase can serve webpages based on templates, and these are ready to be used by responsive stylesheets that will work on a variety of screen widths. Developments in this area could provide a major benefit to users on mobile In general, we are aiming to unify our various interfaces into a single implementation.

3. Usability

Interaction with the journey planner works smoothest on desktop but there is a lot of scope for improving mobile interactivity. Interaction of the journey planner with the map is one area that needs work, but there a lot of small things that would help such as, for instance prompting users’ frequently used locations when they search.

4. Cycle route quality

Changes to the cycle routing engine are perhaps beyond the scope of a summer intern, unless you are starting from a more advanced base of knowledge. A major challenge is how to know if the suggested cycle route is good – and whether changes to input data or configuration parameters produce a better route or not. Ideas and developments of the testing regime could make a significant difference to route quality.

5. Elevation data

The routing engine takes into account the cost of hill climbing and that depends on accurate elevation data. There’s scope for adding to our library of data provided by countries such as Australia and Finland.

6. Geocoding

Maintaining an up-to-date way of translating text into a location has proven quite a distraction over the years. We’d really like to get on top of this issue and resolve it once and for all. It’s quite a well-defined isolated project, primarily involving sysadmin and code integration work.

7. Work on our mobile apps

If you have skills in Java for Android or Objective-C/Swift, we would also be willing to consider work on these also. The apps have been created by colleagues rather than the two of us who will be running the internship; accordingly we can’t provide training on the actual programming languages, but things like code structure and UI would be possible to be covered. A new design has been created and is almost ready to be implemented.

8. Bikedata site

We’ve been working to get lots of public data on our new Bikedata site. There are many ideas for development here – new layers, new features, graphing, visualisations, API improvements, etc.

About the internship

This is an opportunity to get involved with a live and dynamic project that faces continual resource challenges. The successful candidate will have a choice of which projects to work on based on their own preferences and ideas. We’ll provide supervision and work together to define goals and help solve problems.

As an intern, you will be a proper part of the CycleStreets team, as a fully-paid employee over the summer period, with daily training and co-working.

Read about how our previous intern, Patrick, found the process.

The intern will be hired as an proper salaried employee. Our intern(s) will earn £400 per week, are regarded as part of the team from day one, and the internships last for 10 weeks. We will also come to a flexible arrangement regarding working locations and/or expenses for public area working to ensure that the successful employee is never out-of-pocket.

The paid internship will be based in Cambridge (UK). This is because we feel it is important that there is daily contact as this is aimed to be a two-way process providing lots of training.

As our two current employees work mainly from home, we’ll expect the intern to find their own workspace as we cannot provide an office environment. We’ll meet with you to discuss and plan your work schedule and ideas at internet cafés or meeting rooms in Cambridge, as well as online.

We are not expecting someone with many years of development experience, as such a person would be in a stable job, and the salary level is not intended to reflect this. What is more important to us is someone with the right mindset, a fast learner, who can work at a good rate. Being an internship, this will be a two-way arrangement, with us helping give the student knowledge of working in a large codebase and the challenges this brings – though we do want someone who is a self-starter.

How to apply

To apply, all we need is your CV and a covering letter, sent via e-mail by the end of Sunday 29th April 2018. Your covering letter should explain your interests, and include some thoughts on our site (such as a critical analysis, max 1 page), and point us to any code you have written (public code on Github is always a good sign). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We will contact all applicants by the end of Monday 30th April.

Interviews will take place on either 1st/2nd May, according to your availability.

2016-2017 Recap - sam 24 mar 2018 - 22:33

It has been a few years since I last posted what I have been up to as far as my Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) membership involvement as well as my personal contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM). This time I thought it would be easiest to just do a brief overview by category:

The Homefront: Forest (and other) Mapping in Colorado

My goal of getting Park County, Colorado mapped continues to fall off schedule 😊 – I did get more done, just was side-tracked when a few of us started making a real push to map the forested parts of our state. Most of 2017 was focused on humanitarian mapping, so there is much more work I would still like to do locally. However, although it has been delayed on several accounts, we are so very close to starting the Denver Planimetrics import.

Disaster Response: Activation Coordination for HOT

There were lots of disasters over the last couple of years. Some notables were: Floods in Sri Lanka and Peru, a string of Earthquakes in 2016 (Indonesia, Japan, Ecuador), Hurricane Matthew, a ‘smaller’ outbreak of Ebola in the DRC and lots more that just didn’t require or garner a formal response. Two, I will expand upon…

  • Cyclone Winston: Although we did not elevate this to a full Activation, many of us spent a lot of time mapping Fiji. This is where we discovered the 'cane train' and how that tiny gauged rail is so hard to see. I felt it was a lot of great island mapping and now a large portion of Fiji has good road network and buildings (ie. Basemap for response).
  • Fall 2017 Disaster Response: If you could say there was a ‘highlight’ in HOT disaster response over these two years; this is it. For a while, I think it was literally a new disaster declaration every week. But somehow, we just kept taking them on and managing them well, given the circumstance. Working directly with FEMA for the Puerto Rico response and being that bridge between the local OSM community and response organizations is exactly what we prepare for and was successful with this response. Of course, we wanted to be able to provide more and get OSM into more people’s ‘toolkit’ but we at least got into the conversation and continue working with U.S. response organizations to further solidify the usefulness of crowd-sourcing in emergency response and recovery.
Community Building: The Wildest Places on Earth
  • Colorado & Wyoming: After some initial success having mapathons with the University of Wyoming, we went ahead and started a meet-up as part of our current OSM-Colorado plan. It hasn’t been very successful (yet), but WY is the least populated state in the U.S. so I think patience is key on growing that community. I hope (a) highly motivated individual(s) in Laramie or Cheyenne show some interest in hosting events or we’ll just keep trying to do one or two a year. There was a lot of action around Colorado meetups, I made some connections with OSM/Maptime Western Slope and started being more involved with the Maptime Boulder and MileHigh groups. I think Colorado is starting to get some very sustainable traction as a ‘micro community’ in the U.S.
  • Mongolia Connection: Most important to me was meeting Tunga from the Ger Community Mapping Center (GCMC) when she gave a presentation at Colorado State University in 2016. About a year later, I started helping one of their volunteers – based in Denver – organize mapathons as part of the GCMC’s microgrant program awarded by HOT. It is a very neat circle to be helping Mongolians promote OSM in Colorado after going to promote and teach OSM in Mongolia in 2013. And there’s the whole sister city relation with Ulaanbaatar and Denver, etc. I’m so happy this connection is continuing to promote community in and in-between our mappers.
Project Work: How I Paid the Bills
  • School Safety Maps: While I had some downtime from HOT project work in 2016, I was privileged to help ERCM Consultants with designing some emergency response/campus safety maps for a school near Washington D.C. This is in relation to some non-mapping related consulting I did for The "I love U Guys" Foundation who design and publish (for free) school (and other facilities) emergency response and recovery protocols.
  • End Malaria: In late 2016 I was selected to manage the Malaria Elimination campaign for HOT. This was a multi-partnership collaboration to map all buildings in a roughly 600,000 square kilometers area spread over 9 countries using a variety of tools like Tomnod, Mapswipe and large-scale validation techniques. This work has led to a continued partnership with several of the organizations and HOT will most likely continue to work on the eradication of Malaria until it is gone.
  • Indonesia Roads: There was not much of a gap between finishing up the final reports on my malaria contracts to starting on a new project. In late 2017 I was selected to manage the project to complete the road network in Indonesia. This has been great for me as some of the same mappers that were on our global team for malaria elimination are part of this project as well. It helps show our commitment to the map of Indonesia but also shows how much work it takes to truly complete the basemap of a country.
Events: Where I have Been
  • State of the Map Seattle July 2016: I’ll just say this may forever be one of my personal all time favorite conferences. Did get a scholarship so stayed in the dorms which may have added to the experience, but overall just had a great time.
  • HOT Summit and State of the Map Brussels September 2016: These I went on my own dime; really enjoyed Brussels and there was a great turnout of HOT friends with the Summit attached.
  • Missing Maps Gathering and HOT Summit September 2017: Last year we did the Summit ‘solo’ from another larger conference. The days before I was one of the HOT ‘delegation’ for the Missing Maps gathering which was a great work session and felt we came away with a better vision for the collaboration. The Summit itself was amazing and I would say is maybe my second favorite conference experience.
  • GIS In The Rockies September 2017: I thought about going the whole time, but in the end was too busy and just did our JOSM training workshop. We plan on doing it again this year but probably a longer session with a small fee going to help pay for OSM-CO/WY meetup.
  • State of the Map Boulder October 2017: Of course I was going to be at State of the Map Boulder. This was a great boost to our local community and think much of the action we are seeing in the meetup groups, etc. directly stems from the OSM energy at SotM-US.

Wochennotiz Nr. 400 - sam 24 mar 2018 - 19:07


    400 Ausgaben der Wochennotiz/WeeklyOSM! Danke für Eure Treue | Image © Pyrog / WikiMedia CC BY-SA 3.0

  • Russell Deffner bittet um Kommentare zum Taggingvorschlag shop=cannabis.
  • Die Abstimmungsphase über den Vorschlag zum Thema Aviation_Obstacle_Light – Luftfahrthindernisfeuer ist noch bis zum 2.April offen. Dieser Vorschlag beinhaltet die genaue Kennzeichnung von Lichtern an hohen Hindernissen (Türmen, Gebäuden), die zur Kollisionsvermeidung für Flugzeuge dienen.
  • Ein weiteres Proposal zum Thema Auftragnehmer, zum Beispiel zum Bau eines Bürogebäudes, wurde von Christopher Baze als tag contractor= zur Abstimmung bis zum 1. April veröffentlicht. Nach Diskussionen schlägt er einen erweiterten Vorschlag vor.
  • Carlos Brys aus Argentinien hat die Diskussion über die Tags für verschiedene Pflastertypen, insbesondere den "brasilianischen" Typ (eine Variante des portugiesischen Pflasters), der auf der Tagging-Mailingliste im Januar erwähnt wurde, im Forum wieder eröffnet.
  • Geochicas hat auf Twitter ihr Projekt namens #LasCallesDeLasMujeres (Straßen mit Frauennamen) erwähnt, in dem sie eine Karte zur Analyse des Geschlechtergleichgewichts in der Straßennomenklatur in Lateinamerika und Spanien erstellten. Die Karte ist mit den Wikipedia-Biographien von Frauen, die eine nach ihnen benannte Straße haben, verknüpft.
  • Der Vorschlag über Fußgängerverbindungen zwischen Skiliften und Pisten wurde angenommen.
  • Strava hat seine Heatmap-Bilder aktualisiert.
    Abgesehen davon, dass keine Orte mit sehr geringer Aktivität angezeigt werden, ist die maximale Zoomstufe jetzt auf 12 begrenzt. Aufgrund der stark verpixelten Heatmap sollte es in manchen Fällen schwieriger sein, Wege zu verfolgen oder auszurichten.
  • Benutzer JM82 möchte von iD auf JOSM umsteigen und bittet im österreichischen Forum um Tipps und Tricks.
  • Eine Million Benutzerkonten haben bis jetzt zu OSM beigetragen.
  • Geohipster hat den Twitteraccount @anonymaps interviewt.
  • Levente Juhász twittert über seine neue Open-Access-Publikation über OSM-Beitragsmuster und wie man langjährige Mapper fördert.
  • Maurizio Napolitano (Benutzer napo) hat einen Vorschlag im Wiki für „Mappers in Residence“ veröffentlicht. Dieser legt nahe, die Erfahrungen mit „The Wikipedian in Residence" in OSM zu kopieren. Die Idee ist, einen freiwilligen Mapper der OpenStreetMap vorzuschlagen, der die Mitarbeit gegen eine Vergütung in einer Organisation, die Geo-Daten sammelt, mitverantwortlich übernimmt.
  • "OpenStreetMap, MapaNica and the Buses in Nicaragua" ist der Titel einer kürzlich in Estelí, Nicaragua, abgehaltenen Präsentation, die den Kartierungsprozess der Buslinien in Managua und Estelí erklärt. Weitere Informationen finden sich im Blogbeitrag der Veranstaltung.
  • OpenCageData hat ein weiteres Interview mit einem Mitglied der OSM-Community geführt. Diesmal mit Andy Mabbett, der über die Verbindung von Wikidata und OpenStreetMap spricht.
  • Valentina Carraro und Bart Wissink veröffentlichten einen Aufsatz über die Unterrepräsentation von Minderheiten auf OpenStreetMap, und das Risiko von Ungleichheiten in der realen Welt, die in potenziell demokratische Projekte eindringen. Der vollständige Artikel befindet sich hinter einer Paywall.
  • Stephan Knauss sucht auf der Mailingliste Talk-de nach Mappern, die Änderungssätze von Facebook-Mitarbeitern in Thailand sichten und deren Fehler dokumentieren, um die regionale Community gegen Facebooks Interessen zu unterstützen. Er lobt dafür einen kleinen Preis aus.
  • In Portugal werden offenbar seit zwei Monaten massiv Daten importiert, ohne dies vorher abzusprechen und zu dokumentieren.
  • Ilya Zverev besitzt einen Datensatz von NavAds mit über 59.000 Tankstellen weltweit. Die Daten werden derzeit überprüft und für den Import vorbereitet — der Fortschritt kann auf der Import-Mailingliste und auf der speziellen Wiki-Seite verfolgt werden.
OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • Michael Reichert schlägt auf der Mailingliste OSMF-Talk vor, einige inaktive Abteilungen des OSM-Forums zu schließen und für die übrigen Moderatoren einzusetzen, wo das noch nicht geschehen ist.
  • Am 15. März tagte der OSMF-Vorstand. Nakaner hat im deutschen OSM-Forum einen Bericht veröffentlicht. Christoph kommentiert in seinem Benutzer-Blog die Diskussion über die Übersetzung der OSMF-Website.
  • Lars Lingner erinnert an das am 14. und 15. April in der DB-Mindbox in Berlin stattfindende OSM-Hackweekend.
  • Die nächsten Grazer Linuxtage finden am 27.-28. April auf dem Gelände der FH Joanneum in den Räumlichkeiten des Studienganges Fahrzeugtechnik statt. Unter vielen anderen Beiträgen kann auch ein JOSM-Workshop besucht werden. Der Eintritt ist frei.
  • Die sechste von OpenStreetMap France organisierte Jahreskonferenz findet vom 1. bis 3. Juni in Pessac auf dem Campus der Universität Bordeaux-Montaigne statt. Vorträge können ab sofort eingereicht werden.
  • Am 7. April findet im Amt für Geoinformation in Solothurn die Mitgliederversammlung der Swiss OSM Association gefolgt von einer Mappingparty statt.
  • Über YouTube könnt ihr euch die aktuellen Videos der FOSSGIS 2018 in Bonn anschauen.
Humanitarian OSM
  • Severin Menard berichtet ausführlich von einem Workshop in Dakar mit mehreren Mitgliedern der örtlichen OSM-Community.
  • Das Protokoll der Vorstandssitzung von HOT US Inc. vom 1. März wurde veröffentlicht.
  • Biondi Sima erklärt, was sich das indonesische HOT-Team über das InAWARE Projekt nach Abschluss des Jakarta-Projektes als nächstes vorgenommen hat. In Semerang soll nun auch Wasser- und Strominfrastruktur erfasst werden.
  • James2432 arbeitet daran, Handwerksbetriebe in OSM Carto darzustellen.
  • Die uruguayische gvSIG Community und GeoForAll Iberoamérica organisieren die fünfte „Free and Open Source Geographic Information Technologies and Open Data Conference”, die am 18.-19. Oktober in Montevideo stattfinden wird.
  • Tirana hat sich bereit erklärt, Geodaten mit einer offenen Lizenz an OpenStreetMap zu spenden.
  • Die "Asia Foundation" zeigt in einem Foto-Blog, wie die nepalesische Community den Open-Data-Day gefeiert hat. Kathmandu Living Labs organisierte einen Mapathon, bei dem vielen Teilnehmern die Möglichkeiten von OpenStreetMap näher gebracht wurden.
  • Wikimedia kämpft gegen Upload-Filter. John Weitzmann meint, dass die Wikipedia nicht verschont werde, „weil deren Medienarchiv Wikimedia Commons in jedem Falle miterfasst wäre."
  • Die Historienanalyse-Plattform ohsome OpenStreetMap, die derzeit bei HeiGIT entwickelt wird, wird OSM-Daten aus der gesamten Vergangenheit leichter zugänglich machen. Das Projekt nimmt Fahrt auf in Form des ersten ohsome Nepal Dashboard.
  • Eine OSM-Karte als Hintergrundbild im Smartphone? Der von Alvar Carto betriebene Webdienst macht es möglich.
  • In einem Bericht der Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten wird das Start-Up Calimoto vorgestellt. Die von Calimoto entwickelte Navigationsapp für Motorradfahrer zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie kurvenreiche Strecken bevorzugt.
  • Im OSM-Forum wurde ein neuer Editor vorgestellt, der vorrangig neue 3D-Gebäude mittels SketchUp zu OSM hinzufügen kann. Er stammt von den Machern von PlaceMaker, einem kostenpflichtigen Plug-In für SketchUp, das 3D-Geodaten in SketchUp importiert und aufbereitet. Die Entwickler haben auch ein passendes Tutorialvideo online gestellt.
  • Die öffentlich herunterladbaren Geofabrik-Extrakte enthalten ab dem 1. Mai keine Daten über OpenStreetMap-Mitwirkende mehr. Extrakte für OSM-interne Zwecke mit allen Metadaten bleiben für angemeldete OSM-Nutzer zugänglich.
  • Was die Vespucci-Version 10.2 mit sich bringen wird, erklärt Simon Poole in einem Blogbeitrag.
Kennst du schon …
  • … ein Skript, das die Ergebnisse einer Datenbankabfrage auf einer Karte darstellt?
  • …die flosm OSM-Themenkarten? Es gibt eine neue Site zur Erzeugung von eigenen individuellen Kartenthemen.
  • OpenMapTiles? Hier kann man Vektor-Weltkarten erzeugen mit einem Set von Tools, welche man dann für Hosting oder Offline-Benutzung gebrauchen kann. Das Programm ist als kostenlose Software verfügbar auf
  • …dieses Video, das den Verlauf der Mappingaktivität in OpenStreetMap weltweit seit 2006 anschaulich darstellt?
OSM in der Presse
  • CityLab veröffentlicht einen Artikel über den Frauenanteil unter Mappern, der auf der Diversity-Liste und Reddit diskutiert wird. Unter anderem kritisieren Mapper die teils fragwürdigen Annahmen und Statistiken des Artikels.
Weitere Themen mit Geo-Bezug
  • Google Maps zieht nach und bietet jetzt auch Daten für Rollstuhlfahrer. Vorerst jedoch nur in ausgewählten Städten und mit deutlich weniger Informationen als sie OpenStreetMap bereitstellt.
  • Nach einer Schätzung der Weltbank lebt die Hälfte der Weltbevölkerung auf ungenannten Straßen. Die „Plus-Codes“ von Google sind eine Alternative zu den üblichen Adressen (Ort, Straße, Hausnummer). Es ist aber auch eine Alternative zu proprietären Systemen wie „what3words”.
  • Google will es Spieleentwicklern mit Änderungen an der API erleichtern, Konkurrenten zu Pokémon Go auf Basis von Google Maps zu bauen.
  • In einem Artikel auf SciDev wird auf die Grundsätze des Mappen mit humanitärem Hintergrund eingegangen.
  • YouTube möchte zu Videos von Verschwörungstheorien künftig Erklärungen von Wikipedia einblenden. Diese Forderung wird Wikipedia vor neue Herausforderungen stellen. (Für die OSM Wiki ergeben sich Analogien zu Pokémon Go. Die Red.)
    Wo Was Wann Land Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2018-03-26 Graz Stammtisch Graz 2018-03-26 Essen Mappertreffen 2018-03-27 Düsseldorf Stammtisch 2018-03-28 Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-03-29 Rennes conférence découverte d’OpenStreetMap 2018-03-30 Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-04-04 Bochum Mappertreffen 2018-04-05 Dresden Stammtisch Dresden 2018-04-05 Solothurn 2018 SOSM AGM and mapping party 2018-04-07 Rennes Cartographie des rivières 2018-04-08 Rennes Réunion mensuelle 2018-04-09 Lyon Rencontre mensuelle pour tous 2018-04-10 München Münchner Stammtisch 2018-04-10 Nantes Réunion mensuelle 2018-04-10 Viersen OSM Stammtisch Viersen 2018-04-10 Köln Köln Stammtisch 2018-04-11 Berlin 118. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch 2018-04-13 Berlin Berlin Hack Weekend April 2018 2018-04-14-2018-04-15 Paris – Marne-la-Vallée FOSS4G-fr 2018 2018-05-15-2018-05-17 Bordeaux State of the Map France 2018 2018-06-01-2018-06-03

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Bing imagery - sam 24 mar 2018 - 16:16

Today, I (accidentally) found out that the Bing imagery layer in OSM editors has seen an update — the last ever update for my local area, IIRC, is from 2013-ish. Many, many years ago, when some areas (even my state capital) were still stuck with Landsat imagery. There are limited high res imageries too, but it's quite outdated (some are from 2005, for example), for the rest of my country (Malaysia).

Mapbox decided to share their imagery too, roughly mid-2014; and last year DigitalGlobe and Esri chipped in as well. With the availability of more recent and higher resolution imageries, usually DG layers has become my staple for editing, since their debut from May last year.

Bing imagery - in the editors: iD and JOSM - is more or less, DigitalGlobe (DG) Premium layer, but with overzoom. The advantage is that new users might find that it is more bearable to edit in higher zoom levels. DG Premium would only display white tiles, when an editor is trying to go beyond zoom level 19.

Pretty thrilled to be honest, at least new editors will be able to benefit from this, as Bing imagery is the default imagery in the iD editor. Previously, I reckon these new editors (in my country) might find editing OSM so off-putting; seeing outdated imagery, or Landsat imagery where higher resolution imagery is not available.

So I checked Bing Maps, expecting changes. Who knows... Apparently, the satellite layer in their own website is not updated yet. Which baffled me a bit. Probably that will take some time?

P.S. Anyway thank you very much Microsoft for your imagery refresh.

weeklyOSM 400 - sam 24 mar 2018 - 15:11


400 editions of Wochennotiz/weeklyOSM! Celebrate with us this milestone | Image © Pyrog / WikiMedia CC BY-SA 3.0

  • Russell Deffner starts a second RFC for the proposed shop=cannabis tag.
  • The voting phase on the proposal about aviation obstacle lights is currently open. This proposal involves the precise tagging of lights on tall obstacles (towers, buildings), that work as collision avoidance for aircraft in flight.
  • Another proposal on the subject of contractors, for example for the construction of an office building, was published by Christopher Baze as a tag contractor=. The voting is open until April.
  • Carlos Brys, from Argentina, reopens the discussion in the forum about the tags for various paving types, especially the "Brazilian" type (a variant of the Portuguese paving) which was previously mentioned on the Tagging mailing list.
  • Geochicas launched their project on Twitter called #LasCallesDeLasMujeres (the streets of women), in which they generated a map to analyse the gender balance in street nomenclature in Latin America and Spain, linked to the Wikipedia biographies of women who have a street named after them.
  • The proposal about pedestrian connections between ski lifts and pistes has been approved.
  • Strava has updated its heatmap imagery.
    Besides not displaying places with very little activity, the maximum zoom level is now limited to 12.
    It will be harder to trace or align ways in most cases due to the heavily pixelated heatmap.
  • OpenStreetMap has reached one million registered map contributors!
  • Geohipster interviewed someone behind the Twitter account Anonymaps.
  • Levente Juhász tweets about his new open-access publication about OSM contribution patterns and how to foster long-time mappers.
  • Maurizio Napolitano (user napo) published a proposal on the Wiki for "Mappers in Residence". This suggests replicating in OSM the Wikipedian in Residence experience: a volunteering idea designed to help institutions or companies donate their information to the open knowledge world.
  • “OpenStreetMap, MapaNica and the Buses in Nicaragua” is the title of a presentation recently held in Esteli, Nicaragua, that explains the mapping process of bus routes in Managua and Estelí. More info is available on the event’s blog post.
  • OpenCageData interviewed with Andy Mabbett, who is active in both Wikidata and OpenStreetMap communities. He speaks about the connections between the two.
  • Valentina Carraro and Bart Wissink wrote a paper about minorities’ under-representation on OpenStreetMap, and the risk of real-world inequalities seeping into potentially democratic crowdsourced projects. The full article is behind a paywall.
  • In Portugal, massive data seems to have been imported for two months without prior agreement nor documentation.
  • Ilya Zverev got ahold of NavAds dataset of over 59K fuel stations worldwide. Data are currently being reviewed and prepared for the import – the progress can be followed on the Import mailing list and on the dedicated wiki page.
OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • Michael Reichert suggests on the OSMF-Talk mailing list that some inactive or less active sections from the OSM forum without moderators be closed to improve use of moderators’ time.
  • On March 15th the OSMF board met. Nakaner has published a German report in the OSM-Forum. Christoph comments in his user blog on the discussion about the translation of the OSMF website.
  • Lars Lingner reminds (automatic translation) about the upcoming OSM Hackweekend, which will take place in the DB-Mindbox in Berlin on April 14th-15th.
  • The next Grazer Linuxtage will take place on 27-28 April in Graz / Austria at the premises of the FH Joanneum, Automotive Engineering course. Among many other contributions, a JOSM workshop can also be attended. Entrance is free.
  • The 6th Annual Conference organised by OpenStreetMap France will take place from 1 to 3 June in Pessac on the campus of the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne. Presentations can now be submitted.
  • On April 7th the general meeting of the Swiss OSM Association takes place at the Office for Geoinformation in Solothurn followed by a mapping party.
Humanitarian OSM
  • sev_osm reports in his diary (automatic translation) in detail on a workshop he did in Dakar with several members of the local OSM community, including teaching various advanced editing techniques, handling several available imageries, the OSM ecosystem and its governance.
  • The minutes of the March 1st board meeting of HOT US Inc. have been published.
  • Biondi Sima explains, what the Indonesian HOT team has planned to do next as part of the InAWARE project after completion of the Jakarta project.
  • James2432 works on rendering craft businesses in OSM Carto.
Open Data
  • The Uruguayan gvSIG Community and GeoForAll Iberoamérica are organising the 5th Free and Open Source Geographic Information Technologies Conference, that will take place in Montevideo this October.
  • The municipality of Tirana agreed to donate geospatial data to OpenStreetMap using an open license.
  • The "Asia Foundation" shows in a photo blog how the Nepalese community celebrated Open Data Day. Kathmandu Living Labs organized a mapathon where many participants were introduced to the possibilities of OpenStreetMap.
Licences Software
  • A history analysis platform for OpenStreetMap is currently being developed at HeiGIT. It will make OSM data from the full history of edits more easily accessible. Check out the project‘s first ohsome Nepal Dashboard preview.
  • An OSM map as wallpaper on your smartphone? This web service operated by Alvar Carto makes it possible.
  • In a report (automatic translation) the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten describes the start-up Calimoto. Their navigation app for motorcyclists is characterised by its preference for curvy routes.
  • In the OSM-Forum a new editor was introduced, which can primarily add new 3D buildings. It comes from the creators of PlaceMaker, a paid plug-in for SketchUp that imports 3D geodata into SketchUp and prepares it. The developers also uploaded a tutorial video.
  • Starting May 1st, the public Geofabrik downloads will no longer contain metadata about OSM users. Accessing the complete extracts will require logging in with an OSM account.
  • Simon Poole explains what the Vespucci version 10.2 will bring, in this blog post.
Did you know …
  • … a script to show the results of a database query in a map?
  • … the flosm OSM theme maps? There’s a new site to create your own individual map themes.
  • OpenMapTiles? Here you can create vector world maps with a set of tools, which you can use for hosting or offline use. The program is available as free software at
  • … this video that illustrates our mapping activity in OpenStreetMap since 2006?
OSM in the media
  • An article by CityLab on the gender distribution among mappers is being discussed on the diversity mailing list and Reddit. While commenters extend a welcome to mappers of all genders and backgrounds, the statistics cited in the article are met with scepticism.
Other “geo” things
  • Google Maps is following OSM and now also offers data for wheelchair users. For the time being, however, only in selected cities and with a lot less information than OSM has available.
  • According to a World Bank estimate, half of the world’s urban population lives on unnamed streets. The "Plus-Codes" from Google are an alternative to the usual addresses (city, street, house number). But it is also an alternative to proprietary systems like "what3words".
  • Google wants to make it easier for game developers to create games similar to Pokémon Go using the Google Maps API.
  • In an article on SciDev, the principles of humanitarian mapping are discussed.
Upcoming Events
    Where What When Country Bremen Bremer Mappertreffen 2018-03-26 Graz Stammtisch Graz 2018-03-26 Rome Incontro mensile 2018-03-26 Essen Mappertreffen 2018-03-27 Dusseldorf Stammtisch 2018-03-28 Osaka もくもくマッピング! #15 2018-03-28 Paraná Creando mapas colaborativos libres ParanaConf 2018-03-29 Urspring Stammtisch Ulmer Alb 2018-03-29 Rennes conférence découverte d’OpenStreetMap 2018-03-30 Lima Yo mapeo 2018-03-31 Montreal Les Mercredis cartographie 2018-04-04 Stuttgart Stuttgarter Stammtisch 2018-04-04 Bochum Mappertreffen 2018-04-05 Dresden Stammtisch Dresden 2018-04-05 Solothurn 2018 SOSM AGM and mapping party 2018-04-07 Rennes Cartographie des rivières 2018-04-08 Poznań State of the Map Poland 2018 2018-04-13-2018-04-14 Disneyland Paris Marne/Chessy Railway Station FOSS4G-fr 2018 2018-05-15-2018-05-17 Bordeaux State of the Map France 2018 2018-06-01-2018-06-03 Milan State of the Map 2018 (international conference) 2018-07-28-2018-07-30 Dar es Salaam FOSS4G 2018 2018-08-29-2018-08-31 Bengaluru State of the Map Asia 2018 (effective date to confirm) 2018-11-17-2018-11-18

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Missing Maps Leaderboard Updates - ven 23 mar 2018 - 19:40
Missing Maps Leaderboard Updates

When Missing Maps started, it was impossible to imagine what it would ultimately become. The goal was to simply make more open map data available before disasters and to help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team build more local mapping communities.

Early on we realized we needed better ways to quantify and track the impact of Missing Maps to OSM. Nearly 4 years later, we are making great progress on both of those fronts. Our efforts eventually produced the Missing Maps leaderboards, which sought to track individual users and teams.

The Missing Maps leaderboard technology is a streaming, real-time look at who is supporting our work. Initially funded by the Cisco Foundation, the leaderboards became a major way to engage and reward mappers. We were blown away when 4,000 mappers helped out on Missing Maps projects during the first year. Four years later, 52,000 mappers contributed to 1,200 mapping Missing Maps projects, the vast majority of those mappers were making their very first edits to OSM. In 2017, 10% of all new OSM mappers made their first edits in support of Missing Maps. The scale of tracking all these new users created problems for our system.

Thanks to a generous grant from Microsoft Philanthropies, Pacific Atlas migrated the stack to Microsoft Azure, completed a full analysis backfill, and rewrote large chunks to enable things to scale better in the future without dropping edits. As always, all the code is open, including the leaderboard code and the osm-stats infrastructure. We are always looking for help to create new badges or suggest new ideas.

The Numbers
  • Total Contributors: We did a complete backfill of OSM history using OSMesa to capture dropped edits and editors (and to update our calculations). You'll notice that our number of total contributors is well over 52,000 now.
  • Total Edits: The total number of edits has increased.
  • Building Edits: This is a big change. In the past we we tracked Buildings Added to OSM. After doing some reflection, this wasn't a good representation of the total volume of edits Missing Maps contributes. Building Edits now reflects both new additions and the contributions of our validators to clean up and coach new mappers.
  • Road Measurements: We've got some egg on our face here. We fixed some math errors (briefly: edits were counting the full length) and we are now correctly reporting the total km of roads added and edited.

What's New
  • New Data: We now have data for all changesets (previously we'd only been tracking #hashtagged ones). This means that user profile pages now include all edits made, rather than only those associated with hashtags. Users can still find their contribution to an individual hashtag by searching for the hashtag and user name in the leaderboards.
  • More POIs: Edits with amenity=* were previously the only POIs accounted for; we've expanded the set of tags tracked to better match Missing Maps editing activity.
  • New Leaders: With the new data we've got some new leaders. I'm totally amazed at the commitment and dedication of Missing Maps mappers. From the first-time mapathon volunteer who manages to complete 40 buildings to the repeat mappers who make literally hundreds of thousands of edits.
  • User Map: We changed the way the user contribution map is showing. Instead of a heatmap, we now display a simple choropleth that breaks down contributions by country.
  • Badges: We dropped support for the GPS Tracks Badge. We weren't seeing a big uptick in new tracks added to OSM and this is already supported on the OSM user profiles.
  • Slightly less real-time: Due to the increased volume of data that we're tracking, we had to reduce the aggregation frequency in order to keep things sprightly. Expect data to update approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • OSM Stats API: OSM Stats API now supports some additional queries and options, not all of which are documented yet but will be in the coming days.
  • OSM Stats Workers: OSM Stats Workers was almost completely rewritten; metric calculations have been simplified and stream handling made more robust.

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