News from the world of OpenStreetMap №438 (???-???)

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News from the world of OpenStreetMap №438 (???-???)
Pierre Beland calls experienced cartographers help improve data quality in Congo 1


 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. OpenStreetBrowser updated to version 4.2. The new version allows users to export visible map elements as JSON, GeoJSON and XML. Like reported in the project blog, users with their own repositories in OpenStreetBrowser Dev can now upload categories from git branches. Instead, the Twitter feed in the news panel will now display news from the blog. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Qwant, a European search engine that respects your privacy, has released an alpha version of its new product, 3r-329. Qwant Maps
, maps are completely based on OSM and data. open source ecosystem . He currently works mainly in France, but the good news is that you can 3r33333. contribute
so that it works in your country. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.

Open data

 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. City Zurich publishes 3-333399. 3D-model of surfaces and roof structures under the license of Creative Commons CC0. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.


 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. German conference
,, dedicated to geospatial themes and the main local OSM meeting, is not far off. Already have an agenda for r3r368. social events
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 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. Jean-Louis Zimmerman writes 3r33399. on Twitter about the need to consider new approaches to editing OpenStreetMap data to help both third-party cartographers and to cope with increased data density. He is especially inspired by
3r33399. , a concept created by Richard Fairhurst. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. The OSM community of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues 3r3392 to map
Congo to help combat the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu. On Twitter Pierre Béland calls experienced cartographers help improve data quality. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Toutelatitudes wrote 3r33399. Tweet about three wonderful trees that they added to OpenStreetMap in the Loire department, France. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Member dktue
tag emergency = control_centre for places where emergency calls are answered. The tag is already used more than 200 times, but only in Germany. . 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. John Paris announced about the fourth version 3r3115. sentences how to map controversial boundaries. The distinction between the disputed boundaries is an important but complex and delicate issue for many reasons. After John received feedback on his offer, he was wrote 3r33399. that will rework it again and to add new offers. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Have you ever encountered the problem of mapping a walking route and the need to check whether it was previously mapped? Many communities use wiki pages to provide lists of routes and their relationship numbers. Member of Cascafico describes In his diary, tools for automating data collection from OSM and converting to wiki. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.


 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. Marteyn van Exel wrote 3r33399. An illustrated guide on how to get involved and use OpenStreetCam, a free and open platform for street photography, created by Telenav. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Jiri Vlasak Presented 3r33399. Distribution LiveJOSM. LiveJOSM is a Debian-based Linux system with JOSM and some pre-installed JOSM plug-ins that can be used at various events, such as mapping. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.


 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. The iD editor recently received two updates. Mega update v??? includes seemingly
endless list New features, enhancements and fixes, including the implementation of two-finger trackpad gestures for Mac users, drawing paths indicating directions, such as rocks and coastlines, and the ability to resize the sidebar or hide it completely. Upgrading to ???.? just one day later, includes some minor 3r3159. error correction . 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Update Task Manager (HOT Tasking manager) released r3r3399. after getting almost 60 different commits. Improvements include new layers for the mapping and task history panel, support for the markdown format in the task description and the task card, as well as the implementation of a new function called 3r33351. Expert Mode which will cover more complex mapping and validation functions. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Simon Poole released the first beta of Vespucci version 12 OSM editor for Android
 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. Has a new simple mode of action which adds a big green button to add new features, instead of 3r33351. a long tapa . 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Supports Maproulette. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Adds intent which means that any geo: URLs can be opened directly using the OSM application of your choice. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.
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And you know

 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. about the plugin BuildingsTools for the JOSM editor created by the Upliner member, which improves the quality of OSM data? You can draw ordinary rectangular or round buildings by simply pressing b and 3 or even 2 mouse clicks! Accurate and fast!
 3r33417. The combination of Ctrl-Alt-B opens the settings panel with options for changing the shape, type of buildings and more. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. about the site OSM Streak ? OSM Streak is a game contest that motivates you to complete small OSM tasks every day and earn points for completing them. The goal is to motivate cartographers to edit OSM as often as possible. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. about the list quality assurance tools. that you can use to improve data in OSM? how can you fill in the missing addresses in your area with MAPS.ME? Here is Description .

OSM in the media

 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. German is known for its very long difficult words, and, obviously, this also applies to road names. According to r3r3238. news article 3r33399. , in a study based on OSM data, found the longest road name in Germany: 3r3333351. Bischöflich-Geistlicher-Rat-Josef-Zinnbauer-Straße
. The most common roads in Germany are those named after the writers Goethe and Schiller. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.

Other “geo” events 3r33385.
 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. Daniel Huffman writes 3r33399. about old-fashioned mapping: on a typewriter. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Gilles van Lottum (Jelle van Lottum)
trips by ship to several East Indian companies from Europe to India and the East Indies until 1800. Data taken from 3r33262. CLIWOC
and digitized logbook records. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. CityLab presents r3r3267. 3r33399 review. The new book by Christof Spieler on high-speed transport systems in 47 US metropolitan areas. Needless to say, it contains many transport schemes. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Marteyn van Exel announced o OpenStreetCam competition. for Australia. The Telenav card team awards Amazon cards to the best photo authors for the rest of the year. Telenav OpenStreetCam is a street imaging solution similar to Mapillary that allows you to upload your own photos and photo sequences. It helps to detect errors and gaps in the data and helps you while editing the map. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Version 3.4 of the multi-model database 3r32-2379 has been released. ArangoDB
under the Apache license. The new version is now Supports GeoJSON and includes the new search engine ArangoSearch. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Web application
Cultural Gems
3-333399 was presented.
 3r33417. The European Commission during the final conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The application is designed to provide crowdsourcing information about the cultural and creative space in Europe and is preloaded with the initial set of points of interest from OpenStreetMap data. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Katharina Przybill
published 3r33399. the article "Conceptual analysis of compliance with the OpenStreetMap database (3r-3297. OSHDB 3r-3399.)". 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Matt Daniels
visualization of the world's population in 3D on an OSM map. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. NASA space agency published 3r33399. what Puerto Rico looks like after hurricane Maria. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Google Maps in Australia contain
unusual errors
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 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. The OpenStreetMap Nigeria community organized training camp on the Numérique Francophone campus in Niamey for 15 participants. The following subjects were studied for 3 days: OSM, QGIS and open data. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Jennings Anderson (Jennings Anderson) wrote 3r33399. in his blog about the data analysis workshop that he and Seth Fitzsimmons held at the conference 3r3344. SotM US 2018 . Jupyter Notebook used for quick, interactive analysis and visualization of OSM data. In the article, he explains the preparation of data sets using 3r-3336. osm-wayback
and 3r33338. osmesa
, creating CSV files and loading data into Jupyter. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. After Mapbox hired the Valhalla command from Mapzen, most, if not all, OSRM kernel developers seem to be thrown my job. However, There are no official statements 3-333399. from Mapbox on whether they plan to support both projects in the future. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. Tim Couwelier wrote a blog about 3r3350.
road categorization - OpenStreetMap versus Flemish planning documents 3r-3352. 3r33399. where he explains the differences between the categories in OSM and the categorization of public roads. He points to generally accepted categories based on the originally intended road designation and differences in OSM, with its underlying principle based on actual use. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. Nicolas Chavent
that HOT US Inc. wants to gradually dominate the OSMF board of directors. Severin Menard continues the remark that two OSMF directors were previously part of the HOT council, another current OSMF director was the executive director of HOT, and another candidate for the current election works for HOT, and the OSMF candidate is also a voting member of the HOT US for this election. Inc. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. The OSMF Council revised the decision of the Working Group on the data on the change of the borders of Crimea on OSM and 3-33333. canceled
dwg resolution. Accordingly, Crimea is included in the borders of both Russia and Ukraine: thus, returning to the mapping that has existed since 2014. As expected, there is a certain amount of comments on this decision: Ilya Zverev in his blog STOSM writes about this. Others believe that the way the decision was made did not meet the stated objectives of transparency. Richard Fairhurst links this to his perception of r3r3399. that for many years the OSMF Council often did not support volunteers from the Data Working Group. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r3405.

Humanitarian OSM

 3r33417. 3r33333.  3r33417. 3r33395. Humanitarian team HOT
wrote 3r33399. on how OSM data will help determine the susceptibility of a region to natural disasters. The model will be developed based on collected data and will improve urban resilience to disasters in more than 46 countries. 3r3403.  3r33417. 3r33395. 1 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) suffers from an Ebola outbreak, rebel attacks and refugee movements. According to the latest satellite images, the OSM DRC community is activated in North Kivu, and they have also prepared the tasks of the HOT Task Manager. In a letter from the HOT mailing list, Pierre Béland
summarizes the work
in terms of quality and recommends steps to eliminate problems and improve the quality of future cartographic works.
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