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A case where #OpenStreetMap is more up to date than the official sources. 

Recently, I came across an OpenStreetMap changeset [0] with "Review requested" tag. The change was addition of a bus route relation [1] in Istanbul, by Alikam [2].

I navigated to IETT's (the governing body of Istanbul's transport network) website [3] to cross reference the route maps. I noticed that there were some minor differences between the route on IETT's website and Alikam's version on OSM. The route wasn't following the exact roads. This wasn't a major issue but I still commented on the changeset, mentioning discrepancies between the two versions. Alikam, who's an urban planning student and OSM contributor with a priority on transport network by the way, wrote back a few hours later to tell that the major junction at that point had been rebuilt as part of the construction of a new underground line. Apparently due to that major change in the highway infrastructure, the bus route have been changed as well. But as of this writing, IETT haven't updated their website to reflect the relevant changes. Meanwhile, thanks to Alikam and all the contributors like them, OpenStreetMap is more up to date than the official source for Istanbul's transport network.

This wasn't a major issue, but it makes one think if there are other cases where people rely on the official/private/closed data and left stranded or were late to a very important meeting (I'll give you a clue, answer is yes).

So kudos to Alikam and all those great contributors of this wonderful open community.

#openstreetmap #osm


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#OpenStreetMap people have a whole PeerTube instance of their own, just filled to the brim with OSM talks!

A lot of French, like you might guess from the URL, but a fair amount of English talks too.
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The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) promotes libre software and services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @fsfe

...they also have a PeerTube channel at:

➡️ @fsfe

...and a PixelFed account:

➡️ @fsfe

The Berlin branch has its own account at:

➡️ @fsfeberlin

The website is

There are also sister FSF organisations around the world: @fsf (North America), @fsfi (India) and FSF Latin America.

#FSFE #FreeSoftware #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #SoftwareFreedom #Europe

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Framasoft is looking for a contractor for a quite trivial development (Honeypot) for Gitlab.

Framasoft recherche un⋅e prestataire pour un développement relativement trivial (Honeypot) pour Gitlab

Infos :

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Mirror, Mirror, on Your Cam, Show Us What You’ve Drawn by Hand

Working and learning from home may be the new norm, and if IKEA shelves are any indication, folks are tricking out their home office with furniture, gadgets, and squishy chairs. While teleco…

Original tweet :

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Happy Software Freedom Day! We recommend taking a moment to thank the authors and the maintainers of the free software packages that you use everyday, to let them know you appreciate them.

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Thunderbird 78.2.1 (Windows, Linux, MacOS) finally implements integrated OpenPGP crypto feature for e-mail - no more Enigmail extension required - See

#technology #email #privacy #encryption #Thunderbird

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I've been doing for the past few days and it's been a really neat way to get into improving #OpenStreetMap little by little. Tonight I sat down to add ten nodes to a river, and ended up posting up over 1000 changed nodes just now. In addition to greatly improving the way for the Ibina River in the DRC in Africa, I added over 50km of previously-unmapped tributaries while I was at it, and tidied up a few nearby villages:

I'm now up to 9 days in a row, and 27 points. Onward and upward :)

Many thanks to @Doudouosm for introducing me to it, it's been very effective! #osmstreak #mapping #maps

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@cincodenada @Doudouosm Hey Joel, great work there with Ibina River. Also thanks for the shout out :) OSM Streak is indeed a great tool to boost the motivation for contributing to OSM. I'm on my 51st day now and planning to keep it going as far as I could. By the way, Ilya Zverev has some other great tools on You should check them if you haven't already.

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The first release candidate for Hubzilla version 5.0 is available now.

If you want to join RC testing, here is how to upgrade:

create a backup
git checkout 5.0RC your core and addons repository
make sure all DB updates (especially 1236) have been successfully applied
visit /z6trans for further instructions to complete the upgrade!

WARNING: channel clones at hubs which are on master branch or dev branch < 4.7.4 will be disconnected until the clone hubs will be updated.

You are invited to report regressions and bugs or provide merge requests for issues you might find.

To follow the progress of the RC testing have a look at this wiki.

For the changelog please have a look at the git history for now. A condensed summary will follow with the Hubzilla 5.0 release announcement.

Happy testing!
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Here's an interesting use of map from : mapping
the sounds of the forests.

How does it sound in your part of the world?

Lots of submissions from Europe, but everywhere else is sparse. I wonder if any of you folks from the corner of the world are keen to share something.

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cool. will try this out soon. sounds like a useful tool to complement my contributions directly on when on-the-go.

I just can't get over how great StreetComplete is. It looks fantastic, is incredibly easy to use, and actually makes it fun to contribute data about the Real World for the benefit of everyone.

If you run Android, be sure to give it a try:… #OpenStreetMap #StreetComplete

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Season of KDE call for mentors is now open. If you want to help people get started contributing to Free Software, check out the instructions and links here:

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Nitrokey is a USB security key based on free open source software and hardware. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @nitrokey

Their website is

The physical key makes it easier to securely store and transport passwords, logins or any other data. It works with Linux, Mac and Windows.

#NitroKey #InfoSec #Security #CyberSecurity #Data #Privacy #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #OpenSource #OpenSourceHardware

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