With the #Campersites contribution theme on #MapComplete, there is now an even easier way for #campers to contribute #OpenStreetMap data related to places to sleep, to dump waste, to get provisions, etc.: https://mapcomplete.osm.be/campersite.
Of course, it’s not unexpected that a map of sea #beacons makes continent outlines visible (it’s what they’re for, after all). What is fascinating is there is enough #OpenStreetMap data to make a map so accurately detailed. And a colorful and visually pleasing result.
(Via #WeeklyOSM: weeklyosm.eu/archives/14363)
#OpenStreetCam plugin becomes #KartaView and integrates new visualisation feature, including 360° images, in #JOSM: https://blog.improveosm.org/en/2021/03/openstreetcam-plugin-becomes-kartaview-and-integrates-new-visualisation-feature/. #OpenStreetMap
The #OpenStreetMap Belgium Mapper of the Month #MotM series goes international this month to interview Gustavo Soares from Brazil: https://openstreetmap.be/en/motm/2021/03/09/gustavo-soares.html
#OSMQueries is a website with a collection of #Overpass API query tutorials. You’ll learn:
* basics of the #OpenStreetMap 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 #OpenStreetMap. The counter tool (https://jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-realtime/) shows the progression in real time. And #WeeklyOSM (http://weeklyosm.eu/archives/14269) is offering an interview and a present to the contributor lucky to hit the milestone.
The #OpenStreetMap Belgium Mapper of the Month #MotM series continues. This month, let’s meet lhennen: https://openstreetmap.be/en/motm/2021/02/03/lhennen.html.
Interesting report on the use of Free and Open Source Software #FOSS by the #OpenStreetMap Foundation #OSMF: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu/diary/395615.
What hosted or self-hosted alternatives would you suggest they use ?
Video “How to create a toolbar preset in #JOSM, so you can apply your own tags in one click”: https://peertube.openstreetmap.fr/videos/watch/cb6275ba-204e-49e8-88ed-e8e56de6d2bb
Summary: Click “Presets” menu > “Create Presets”, then right-click the toolbar and customize it to add the preset as a button.
Tips for working on #MapRoulette tasks in your preferred area:
- Nearby Tasks
- Virtual Challenges
#OpenStreetMap State of the Map 2021 #SotM will again take place as a virtual conference later this year. Meanwhile, calling to creative to creative minds to create the event logo: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2021/01/24/call-for-state-of-the-map-2021-logo-designs/.
The #OpenStreetMap Foundation Board #OSMF launched the 2021 #OSM 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: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2021-January/085953.html. Make yourself heard.
Are you looking forward to next #OpenStreetMap State of the Map #SotM ? #OSMF is calling for help to organize it: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2021-January/085938.html.
#FOSDEM 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 https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/track/geospatial/. #GIS #OpenStreetMap
Call for volunteers. The #OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors #OSMF 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?
MapRoulette has dozens of mapping Challenges that are created by experienced mappers. Each Challenge is about improving #OpenStreetMap 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.
#Amazon launches Amazon Location Service, powered by #Esri, #HERE, and #OpenStreetMap: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-location-add-maps-and-location-awareness-to-your-applications/. It’s “in preview” and “priced at a fraction of common alternatives”.
With #MapComplete, you can create your own contribution theme to easily add data to #OpenStreetMap. It’s a crossover of #StreetComplete and #MapContrib: as easy to use as StreetComplete, but focused on a single subject (e.g. nature, bicycle infrastructure, ...).
- Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVbFrNVPxPw
- Project: https://github.com/pietervdvn/MapComplete
- Wiki: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapComplete
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