Someone removed the burnded building:part's of #NotreDame in #OpenStreetMap
It's been a while since I did some PostGIS / dataviz stuff.. 'Mappedness' of towns in OSM, with some useful comments (thanks!) https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mvexel/diary/48168
State of the Map 2020: The call for venues is now open! Assemble your team and propose your city as host for the next OpenStreetMap conference! https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/04/16/state-of-the-map-2020-call-for-venues-open/
There is a #JOSM plugin on #GitHub that makes all of the #Bing #Streetside imagery available for editing in #OpenStreetMap. Read more at https://blogs.bing.com/maps/2019-04/get-the-ground-truth-you-can-handle-with-the-josm-streetside-plugin and https://github.com/Microsoft/MicrosoftStreetsidePlugin.
#unpopular_opinion: lots of free-data projects like OpenStreetMap spend way too much time worrying about low-level APIs (map editing only! to the death!) and not nearly enough about the features that bring in users (e.g., saving 'favorite' locations). End result: the community is all downstream developments using the data without supporting the core project.
From the #OpenStreetMap reddit: "What's something you recently learned you could map?"
#OSM is very flexible! Don't be afraid to create your maps & tags
#Hikar is an open source (GPL) augmented reality app for Android which overlays footpaths from #OpenStreetMap on the device's camera feed and shows virtual signposts, helping you navigate. It is a research project and therefore, while perfectly usable for navigation it is not a 'polished' app with a really nice UI.
Are you a student who likes to code? @gsoc offers you the opportunity to spend some months contributing to an open source software project – such as OpenStreetMap – and get paid for it. Read on:
We encourage you to apply! Deadline: 9 April 2019
When mapping #accessibility in #OpenStreetMap the key wheelchair=yes/limited/no/designated is well-known. There are other features like road conditions, sidewalks, stairs, crossings, tactile paving, kerbs, audible traffic signals and ease of navigation on trails which can be mapped.
#StreetComplete for Android makes it easy to add new data:
Open the settings and choose which "quests" you wish to answer.
OpenStreetMap wins Free Software Foundation @fsf award for projects of social benefit! The award was presented by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman and accepted by Kate Chapman, on behalf of the @openstreetmap community: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/03/27/openstreetmap-wins-free-software-foundation-award-for-projects-of-social-benefit/
The EU Copyright Directive threatens OpenStreetMap. Find out more and how you might be able to help! https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/03/21/the-eu-copyright-directive-threatens-openstreetmap/
#Vespucci, the #Android #OpenStreetMap editor is 10 years old! (yes you read that right)
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