Looking for more things to map in your area of interest?

Use this tool to measure the -ness level to get an idea of what could be improved: streetcompleteness.haukauntrie

With the contribution theme on , there is now an even easier way for to contribute data related to places to sleep, to dump waste, to get provisions, etc.: mapcomplete.osm.be/campersite.

(Via Diaries: openstreetmap.org/user/joost%2)

Of course, it’s not unexpected that a map of sea makes continent outlines visible (it’s what they’re for, after all). What is fascinating is there is enough data to make a map so accurately detailed. And a colorful and visually pleasing result.


(Via : weeklyosm.eu/archives/14363)

The Belgium Mapper of the Month series goes international this month to interview Gustavo Soares from Brazil: openstreetmap.be/en/motm/2021/

is a website with a collection of API query tutorials. You’ll learn:
* basics of the data model
* to extract nodes, ways and relations using different methods
* to filter data to extract just the features of interest
* to write spatial queries to find features within specific areas or within proximity
* to output data as CSV and JSON


Soon, the 100,000,000th changeset will be published in . The counter tool (jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-real) shows the progression in real time. And (weeklyosm.eu/archives/14269) is offering an interview and a present to the contributor lucky to hit the milestone.

Interesting report on the use of Free and Open Source Software by the Foundation : openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu/.

And to @rory for leading the pack on with the -oriented en.osm.town instance!

What hosted or self-hosted alternatives would you suggest they use ?

Video “How to create a toolbar preset in , so you can apply your own tags in one click”: peertube.openstreetmap.fr/vide

Summary: Click “Presets” menu > “Create Presets”, then right-click the toolbar and customize it to add the preset as a button.

State of the Map 2021 will again take place as a virtual conference later this year. Meanwhile, calling to creative to creative minds to create the event logo: blog.openstreetmap.org/2021/01.

The Foundation Board launched the 2021 Survey to know what the community thinks about what the Foundation did last year and what do you think the Foundation should focus on for this year and in the future: lists.openstreetmap.org/piperm. Make yourself heard.

2021 (online event this year) is approaching (Sat-Sun, Feb 6-7) and has, among a much broader agenda, talks on geo-related data, free and open source geospatial software and its ecosystem. Check the talk abstracts at fosdem.org/2021/schedule/track.

Call for volunteers. The Foundation Board of Directors wishes to proceed with creation of a Software Dispute Resolution Panel made up of volunteer Foundation members who will resolve software disputes around OpenStreetMap-focused software.

Do you play ?


MapRoulette has dozens of mapping Challenges that are created by experienced mappers. Each Challenge is about improving in one very specific way. Do you want to add pedestrian crossings? Fix bridges? Add opening times for shops? There’s a challenge for it.

launches Amazon Location Service, powered by , , and : aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazo. It’s “in preview” and “priced at a fraction of common alternatives”.

With , you can create your own contribution theme to easily add data to . It’s a crossover of and : as easy to use as StreetComplete, but focused on a single subject (e.g. nature, bicycle infrastructure, ...).
- Video: youtube.com/watch?v=nVbFrNVPxP
- Project: github.com/pietervdvn/MapCompl
- Wiki: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ma

Do you know all street names in your area like the back of your hand ? Test your knowledge with the aptly-named game “Back of your Hand”: backofyourhand.com. It’s powered by data, so you can use it as a quality-assurance tool.

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