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Missing Maps Leaderboard Updates

Posted by dkunce on 23 March 2018 in English (English)

Missing Maps Leaderboard Updates

When Missing Maps started, it was impossible to imagine what it would ultimately become. The goal was to simply make more open map data available before disasters and to help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team build more local mapping communities.

Early on we realized we needed better ways to quantify and track the impact of Missing Maps to OSM. Nearly 4 years later, we are making great progress on both of those fronts. Our efforts eventually produced the Missing Maps leaderboards, which sought to track individual users and teams.

The Missing Maps leaderboard technology is a streaming, real-time look at who is supporting our work. Initially funded by the Cisco Foundation, the leaderboards became a major way to engage and reward mappers. We were blown away when 4,000 mappers helped out on Missing Maps projects during the first year. Four years later, 52,000 mappers contributed to 1,200 mapping Missing Maps projects, the vast majority of those mappers were making their very first edits to OSM. In 2017, 10% of all new OSM mappers made their first edits in support of Missing Maps. The scale of tracking all these new users created problems for our system.

Thanks to a generous grant from Microsoft Philanthropies, Pacific Atlas migrated the stack to Microsoft Azure, completed a full analysis backfill, and rewrote large chunks to enable things to scale better in the future without dropping edits. As always, all the code is open, including the leaderboard code and the osm-stats infrastructure. We are always looking for help to create new badges or suggest new ideas.

The Numbers

  • Total Contributors: We did a complete backfill of OSM history using OSMesa to capture dropped edits and editors (and to update our calculations). You'll notice that our number of total contributors is well over 52,000 now.
  • Total Edits: The total number of edits has increased.
  • Building Edits: This is a big change. In the past we we tracked Buildings Added to OSM. After doing some reflection, this wasn't a good representation of the total volume of edits Missing Maps contributes. Building Edits now reflects both new additions and the contributions of our validators to clean up and coach new mappers.
  • Road Measurements: We've got some egg on our face here. We fixed some math errors (briefly: edits were counting the full length) and we are now correctly reporting the total km of roads added and edited.

Missing Maps Stats

What's New

  • New Data: We now have data for all changesets (previously we'd only been tracking #hashtagged ones). This means that user profile pages now include all edits made, rather than only those associated with hashtags. Users can still find their contribution to an individual hashtag by searching for the hashtag and user name in the leaderboards.
  • More POIs: Edits with amenity=* were previously the only POIs accounted for; we've expanded the set of tags tracked to better match Missing Maps editing activity.
  • New Leaders: With the new data we've got some new leaders. I'm totally amazed at the commitment and dedication of Missing Maps mappers. From the first-time mapathon volunteer who manages to complete 40 buildings to the repeat mappers who make literally hundreds of thousands of edits.
  • User Map: We changed the way the user contribution map is showing. Instead of a heatmap, we now display a simple choropleth that breaks down contributions by country.
  • Badges: We dropped support for the GPS Tracks Badge. We weren't seeing a big uptick in new tracks added to OSM and this is already supported on the OSM user profiles.
  • Slightly less real-time: Due to the increased volume of data that we're tracking, we had to reduce the aggregation frequency in order to keep things sprightly. Expect data to update approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • OSM Stats API: OSM Stats API now supports some additional queries and options, not all of which are documented yet but will be in the coming days.
  • OSM Stats Workers: OSM Stats Workers was almost completely rewritten; metric calculations have been simplified and stream handling made more robust.

Missing Maps Leaderboards

Some notes I want to resolve

Posted by Sequatchie on 23 March 2018 in English (English)
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Posted by NickF on 23 March 2018 in Russian (Русский)

Обновите спутниковые снимки по Самаре, много изменений

Location: 18-й км, Кировский район, Самара, городской округ Самара, Самарская область, Приволжский федеральный округ, 443028, РФ

OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.9.0

Posted by kocio on 23 March 2018 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v4.9.0 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on the OSM website) has been released. Once changes are deployed on the it will take couple of days before all tiles show the new rendering.

Changes include

Major changes

  • A bug where closed ways with natural=cliff or natural=tree_row were not rendering has been fixed. This required fixing a transform bug. The fix will apply to all objects when they are created in OSM, but there is no migration for existing databases. Deployments will have to decide if the effects are serious enough to require them to reload the database.


  • Adding place=square name rendering
  • Adding rendering for different types of towers and masts
  • Making gardens to use grass color with plant nursery pattern
  • Adding rendering for intermittent water bodies
  • Give oceans outline and simplify shapefiles on z0-7
  • Simplify (generalize) admin borders
  • Move natural=grassland and landuse=meadow earlier
  • Start rendering aerialway name
  • Adding icons for amenity=bbq, amenity=shower, leisure=sauna and advertising=column
  • Adding special icons for shop=dairy, shop=medical_supply and shop=music
  • Move amenity=toilets to higher zoom levels
  • Fixing some SVG icons artifacts
  • Make military=danger_area font dark pink and slanted
  • Changing rendering for construction=steps to distinguish it from roads
  • Changing label colour of private parking
  • Small documentation and code fixes

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including james2432, Penegal and jragusa, new contributors.

For a full list of commits, see

As always, we welcome any bug reports at

Zurich bus stop experiment

Posted by Varun Ojha on 23 March 2018 in English (English)


гора Шарха 725 м

Posted by Сергей Подаревский on 23 March 2018 in Russian (Русский)

Странное дело с высотными отметками этой горы. 725 или 734 метров? Проверить нужно 😎

MapaBabae - an OSM workshop for women, with women

Posted by GOwin on 23 March 2018 in English (English)

Yesterday, a unit of the Social Welfare Department organized and hosted MapaBabae - an OpenStreetMap workshop for Women, with Women - in their central office in Quezon City, to mark Women's Month, and to introduce OSM as a tool for mapping, and to promote the value of diversity and inclusiveness in any community.

Kudos to the organizers for a refreshing take of mapa-thons, and the interesting discussion about language, empowerment, the potentials of open data in their work.

image Jen, draws inspiration from the local Geo Ladies first (and only?) meet-up from 2014

As with other mapping activities, they also learned and edited maps of their communities. However, I found the discussions, and questions, more interesting.

A notable query was: "what's the tag for baby feeding rooms?" I did a quick search, and to my surprise (and dismay), there's no accepted convention. And yet, a proposal for baby_care was made in 2015.

I wish to see (and hope to support) more outreach activities to encourage diverse participation, and with more people organizing thematic mapping activities, to help map the communities they live in, work with, or simply because they love to map. The challenge of gender and language (and even the use of "mapa-thon") as a possible discouragement to mapping was eye-opening.

image Helping change the ratio. 17:24

There are a few more photos here.

Location: Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, District II, Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1119, Philippines

The effect of the new iD release on restrictions

Posted by Zverik on 22 March 2018 in English (English)

Turn restrictions are pretty common to OSM, them being the second most popular relation type, after multipolygons. Usually a restriction is a relation with two highway ways, "from" and "to" and a "via" member connecting these. The value of "restriction" tag adds a meaning: which kind of turn is forbidden on this route. For example, "restriction=no_left_turn" (and any other no_* value) forbids going from "from" to "to" way using "via" intermediate objects. Alternatively there are "only_*" values, forbidding any routes from the "from" way except the one leading to "to".

Usually "via" members are nodes, which makes them redundant for all types of restrictions except "no_u_turn" (which has the same way in "from" and "to" roles). Thus supporting them in a routing libraries has been easy. But — a "via" member can also be a way. For example, on a dual-carriageway, like the one pictured below. Supporting ways for "via" members is hard, but they constitute less than 3% of all restriction relations, so developers have often ignored these.

Screenshot of the new restriction editor in iD

On the 5th of March, a new major version of iD editor was released. Among the changes, one stands out: the restriction editor got a big update. Now — finally — it allows adding "only_straight_on" restrictions (and others of the kind). And using ways in "via" roles. It looks awesome, and I'd like to thank Bryan for this feature. It is very intuitive, and I like that the iD team puts user experience first.

This change will obviously affect the number of restriction relations that have ways in "via" roles. And these have been hard to deal with. I don't know if all routing engines support such restrictions. MAPS.ME currently does not.

So to decide if supporting these restrictions should be a priority, I conducted a small research on how the change to the editor affected the map. First, I looked at the number of restriction relations by "last edited" date:

A chart of restrictions by four categories

The black vertical line marks the day before the announcement.

You can clearly see that after the announcement, mappers started adding all kinds of restrictions, not just the new supported types. The most popular kind are "no_*" restrictions (e.g. "no_left_turn") with a node in the "via" role. But you can notice the surge in "only_*" restrictions (e.g. "only_straight_on") after the announcement, which by now has almost receded to the pre-March levels, ~100 a day. And there is a clear rise in new relations having ways in the "via" roles, from 10-20 before the new iD version, to 50-200 (!) after. While coming in waves, the number does not seem to decline.

Let's calculate percentages of these previously rare kinds of relations:

Percentages of only_* relations and ways in "via" roles

I have extended the period a bit, to account for a "calm" two-month period. Obviously, the rate of "only_*"-type restrictions did not change at all. The increase in their absolute numbers coincided with the similar increase in relations of other types.

But the percentage of relations with ways in "via" roles has definitely started to rise. From 3-5% before the new iD to 10% and rising after. It is entirely possible this line will settle on around 15-20%, which means around 300-400 new such relations every day. Which means, if you make a routing engine, you can no longer ignore relations with ways in "via" roles.

Traditionally such relations were made for restricting u-turns on a double-carriage highways. This chart confirms it:

Number of no_u_turn relations compared to others

The main increase is still in u-turn restrictions: as many as 260 a day the week after the announcement. Naturally, a developer might think they need to implement the support for only that type of a relation with a way in "via" role. It probably could be done with some kind of a shortcut patch.

Alas, other types of restrictions with ways as "via" are no longer virtually non-existent. From 1-2 a day, mappers now add 20-40 relations of other types daily. Here is the list of restriction types for relations with "via" member ways (thanks Roland and Martin for the Overpass stack!):

  • 23429 no_u_turn
  • 690 no_left_turn
  • 442 only_straight_on
  • 386 no_right_turn
  • 240 no_straight_on
  • 185 only_left_turn
  • 114 only_right_turn
  • 7 only_u_turn

Okay, no way around this issue. Looks like any routing engine that does not support ways in "via" roles won't be able to route properly from now on. And we in MAPS.ME have to catch up.

But... Is that all? Let me show you this:

Chart of relations with more that one "via" member

Yay, iD editor supports restrictions that span two and more ways! We had 800 such relations in total before March, and in just two weeks mappers have added 150 more. I am pretty sure there are no more than two routing engines supporting such chains of "via" members, and that's being generous. So — get to work, developers: the routing over OpenStreetMap has just got much more complicated.

"Muss man das taggen?"

Posted by MKnight on 22 March 2018 in German (Deutsch)

So oder ähnlich kommt's gefühlt täglich im Forum in irgendnem Thread. Aktuell mal wieder stillgelegte Bahnstrecken ohne Schienen und diverse andere Baustellen. Die Relevanzkeulen kommen immer näher.

Muss man das taggen? Nein, muss man nicht. Man muss auch keine Häuschen taggen, Hundekotbeutelspender oder Autobahnen. Muss man nicht, wirklich.

"Ich würde das nicht taggen". Ja, dann lass es doch einfach, verflucht?!

Парагильмен 871 м

Posted by Сергей Подаревский on 22 March 2018 in Russian (Русский)

С удивлением наблюдаю разницу в координатах вершины горы. Речь идёт о репере триангуляционый пункта. ПАРАГЕЛЬМЕН 871м MAPS.ME 44°37′17.01″N 34°20′14.91″E карта 44.621393, 34.337475 карта 44°37′24″ с. ш. 34°20′18″ в. д. википедия

OSMAND Широта 44.62140 Долгота 34.33747 44,6213934, 34,3374765.  N 44 37.400 E 34 20.300

😎 Разберёмся.

I am an Indigenous She mapper

Posted by HaonHiAki on 22 March 2018 in English (English)

I had not taken OSM seriously until I began to need info and wanted to correct current map information in my locality. But I only edit maps here whenever I am in the mood or when I have time. In the early part of my mapping on osm, a great part of that was dedicated to correcting info on places that I am very familiar with.

My being female of the species has not really concerned me until I read an article today regarding the small percentage of women among mappers. In the listed members of WikiProject Philippines, I could see that I am only 1 of about 4 female names among 49 contributors. This made me edit Preferences on my wikipage. I clicked on "She edits wiki pages" on the question, "How do you prefer to be described?"

Let me emphasize another fact.

I belong to an indigenous community.

I am a full-blooded indigenous person.

OSM Shantou Project - OSM 汕头计划

Posted by weng_housing on 22 March 2018 in English (English)


OSM 汕头市计划

Greeting to all OSM editors,

As (former) local citizen of Shantou city I've recently begun to edit the Shantou Area OSM (Wikipedia of Shantou: The project is not, however, limited to Shantou municipal area. Several modifications of mine were located in Jieyang and Chaozhou (the Chaoshan Intl. Airport and Chaoshan Railway Station as well as their proximity areas).

So far I've completed some blocks of the center city area of Shantou, particularly those around big commercial center, schools and some hospitals. The airport and railway stations are also completed from my point of view.

Since I've lived in the center city, the local knowledge serves well.

Generally there are already some works done at Shantou area: most of the main streets and highways, the coastline. I believe that there were some OSM editors who had already made some contributions (probably students of Shantou University since there is a well structured STU area on OSM now).

The project consists rougly of:

  1. The center of the Shantou City (Jinping* and Longhu Districts): buildings, neighbourhoods, local streets and alleys, etc. which is relatively easy for me to complete.
  2. The rural area (Chenhai, Haojiang, Chaoyang, Chaonan Districts, of which I don't possess enough local knowledge for these areas).
  3. The island Nao'ao County: I've made some modifications about the landscapes and added some buildings but it's far from done.

The project can be expanded to a Grand Chaoshan Area Project if local editors of Chaozhou and Jieyang City join in.

  • It would be very interesting if the historical area of Jinping District (老市区), especially the area of Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Pavilion (小公园纪念亭) be completed by marking all historical buildings. It would be useful for the memorial protection work (actually some NGO in Shantou has done some remarkable works, ex. 汕头山水社).
Location: Longhu District, Shantou, Jinping District, Shantou City, Guangdong, 515000, PRC

That's weird the Premium DigitalGlobe imagery

Posted by ilasolthah on 22 March 2018 in English (English)

#Premium DigitalGlobe imagery

With Premium DigitalGlobe imagery at 100m you can see buildings and it is not comfortable to edit them at this zoom level being too small but the height when you zoom out 50m the buildings disappear. As I use JOSM frequently, I tried ID editor and it's the same thing. That's weird. photo 1 zoom at 100 m photo 2 zoom at 50 m

Location: Terminus, Saguia, Niamey, 10973, Niger

3D models in OSM?! 3D Model Repository has just launched!

Posted by n42k on 21 March 2018 in English (English)

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the 3D Model Repository, available at!

The main aim of the project is to enable a better 3D rendering of OSM data, placing 3D models at everything from landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, to benches on the street.

Starting off from my Google Summer of Code project, over the past few months, along with my mentors, Jan and Tobias, I have been working hard on setting up the infrastructure required for the launch, namely a web server and the domain, which have been warmly provided by FOSSGIS. Along with this, some new features and bugfixes were added to the repository, including a PR by dkiselev. Finally, the last few miscellaneous issues before the launch have been resolved, and a few sample models were added to the repository.

On the renderer side, -karlos- has been making great progress with OSM go, having provided us with an easy way to show off the features of the repository. An example rendering can be seen here or in the picture below.

Screenshot of OSM go showing the benches in Viana


Contributions are always welcome, in any form! There's several ways to contribute to the repository, such as modelling or developing. If you know how to use Blender or SketchUp, you can get started right away modelling features of your town, consult the wiki for more information. Otherwise, if you'd rather develop, you can implement the repository in a 3D renderer (more information available on the wiki and the API documentation), or add new features to the repository itself (a Gitlab repository is available). Other than that, if you have any other idea, make sure to get in contact.

Hope to see your additions!

Điện thoại Bình Trang Bạc Liêu

Posted by binhtrang on 21 March 2018 in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Điện thoại Bình Trang Bạc Liêu

Location: Trần Phú, Bạc Liêu, Việt Nam

Taginfo ( Africa,Central-America,Antarctica) - public testing ( for 2 weeks )

Posted by ImreSamu on 21 March 2018 in English (English)

I am testing "taginfo" instances:

  • "Taginfo is a system for finding and aggregating information about OSM tags and making it browsable and searchable. It was created by Jochen Topf." link

You can reach my testing site here for the next 2 weeks( after I will shut down )


  • Africa: every country - daily refresh
  • Central-America: every country - daily refresh
  • Antarctica: daily refresh
  • other (Asia ,Antartica and Oceania, Europe, North-America, South-America, Russia )
    • just some examples ... - no refresh .


About ~ 120 testing areas, some examples:

I am also looking hosting/dev sponsors - if it is useful.

After 2 weeks - you can reach the latest info in the source code repo :


Posted by shin_kansen on 21 March 2018 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)


Wpis testowy

Posted by vovdol on 20 March 2018 in Polish (Polski)

Witam, to mój pierwszy wpis testowy. Zobaczymy co z tego wyjdzie :)

Compte-rendu de formation technique et organisationnelle à Dakar

Posted by sev_osm on 20 March 2018 in French (Français)

Un changement de dernière minute ayant libéré mes deux premières semaines de mars, j’ai donné du samedi 10 au mardi 13 une formation de 4 jours à destination des mappers les plus avancés de la communauté OSM SN dakaroise, dans le cadre d’une action bénévole organisée et soutenue par l’association Les Libres Géographes dont je suis l’un des membres fondateurs. Les deux premières journées ont eu lieu au CEDT-G15, les deux dernières à l’IRD de Hann Maristes, deux structures qui font partie des lieux qui accueillent volontiers des activités OSM, ce dont nous les remercions tous chaleureusement.

La formation comportait deux dimensions, techniques et organisationnelles, qui ont été abordées en alternance sur les 4 jours, avec des reprises d’un jour à l’autre par l’un des participants, afin de favoriser l’assimilation et au besoin de pouvoir revenir sur un point.

La dimension technique de l’atelier

L’un des principaux objectifs de cet atelier de formation était de donner les moyens aux participants de produire une donnée OSM de meilleure qualité. Un premier axe de travail a consisté à simplement perfectionner leur œil de cartographe, afin qu’ils soient capables de :

  • repérer de suite ce qui est suspect dans la donnée existante, comme la taille et la forme des bâtiments ou les vides dans un quartier urbain pourtant dense
  • analyser un paysage urbain et le reproduire le mieux possible sur la carte, notamment lorsqu’il est très organisé (alignements, lotissements réguliers, etc.), ce dont ne rend pas compte une cartographie incomplète de bâtiments peu précis, même si dessinés avec le greffon building_tool, ou la juxtaposition de « boites à chaussures » sans détails, peu appréciées du groupe de travail Data de la Fondation OSM

Nous avons passé du temps sur des outils essentiels de qualité, souvent trop peu utilisés, pour vraiment se les approprier : le validateur de JOSM (pas seulement sur ses propres éditions, mais sur l’ensemble de sa zone de travail) et Osmose, toujours sur des zones de travail connues et parcourues au quotidien. Chacun a pu mettre tous ces aspects en pratique dans son quartier de résidence et y améliorer grandement la carte OSM.

De longs moments ont également été consacrés à la bonne utilisation des différentes imageries disponibles sur Dakar : Bing, ESRI World Imagery et Pleiades 2017. Nous avons vu comment déterminer la date de capture si celle-ci n’est pas connue, comment gérer les décalages de géoréférencement, les devers plus ou moins prononcés, quels attributs pour renseigner sur la source ou la période de construction. La récupération de l’URL de l’imagerie Pleaides disponible depuis l’IDS Francophone Libre (et bientôt directement depuis JOSM) a fourni l’occasion d’aborder les Infrastructures de Données Spatiales et découvrir geOrchestra.

Une session de découverte d’Overpass a permis aux participants de découvrir ou redécouvrir ce requêteur/extracteur en ligne de la donnée OSM, et son adaptation dans QGIS avec QuickOSM. J’ai montré comment il peut notamment servir à suivre les évolutions d’une cartographie de terrain, comme par exemple celle de Sunu Gox, et constituer ainsi un outil qui contribue également à la qualité et la complétude de la donnée.

Des applications Android récentes, utiles tant pour le formateur que le cartographe ont aussi été abordées :

  • AirDroid pour projeter l’écran de son smartphone lors d’une formation sur une application mobile,
  • StreetComplete (sur le terrain lors d’un retour de déjeuner) pour cartographier le nom, la surface, la limite de vitesse et l’éclairage des rues
  • Mapillary, déjà connue mais qui bénéficie désormais d’un chapitre dans le « Guide de la Géomatique Libre et de la donnée ouverte ». Nous avons vus la prise de vue en mode automatique basée sur la distance depuis un véhicule et la visée de biais que j’avais testée avec succès il y a quelques semaines. J’ai saisi l’occasion de faire un don d’un pod qui m’avait été transmis par Mapillary à Moussa Diouf, qui l’utilisera dans les véhicules de la mairie de Rufisque.

La dimension organisationnelle de l’atelier

Le camp a été l’occasion de présenter à nouveau l’action et l’approche des Libres Géographes depuis 2012 en termes de construction de capacités OSM locales : si un renforcement technique est bien sûr indispensable, il doit également s’accompagner d’un renforcement organisationnel au sens large. Dans le peu de temps que nous avions, l’aspect organisationnel a surtout porté sur deux axes.

Le premier a consisté à présenter l’écosystème OSM, qu’il soit mondial, régional ou local, la manière dont s’articulent collectifs informels, associations nationales, transnationales comme Projet Espace OSM Francophone et opérateurs économiques. Un temps conséquent a été consacré à la Fondation OSM, souvent méconnue (en partie dû au fait que sa documentation et ses échanges sont faits en anglais) : son organisation, son rôle, ses groupes de travail, et ses actions et fait ensemble une revue commentée des dernières minutes de la réunion mensuelle de son bureau bénévole (qui a lieu en phonie sur Mumble et est ouverte au public). Présentations et échanges ont abordé également les State Of The Map monde, régionaux (SOTM Africa ou SOTMBF 2015) ou locaux. Les aspects légaux d’OSM ont aussi été discutés à travers la page wiki de FAQ qui leurs sont consacrés. Sur les questions de tags OSM manquants dans le contexte africain, j’ai encouragé à s’abonner et participer à la nouvelle liste francophone tagging-fr qui est justement conçue pour cela. En tant que deuxième plus gros contributeur depuis 6 mois aux traductions en français de HebdoOSM (que la plupart des présents lisent régulièrement), j’ai également montré comment fonctionnait la contribution volontaire à ce projet communautaire indépendant de la Fondation OSM.

Le deuxième axe organisationnel a été centré sur la présentation et la discussion des "Communs organisationnels" en partie forgés au Sénégal en 2014 avec le concours de l’OIF. Ils regroupent différents documents génériques d’appui à la structuration associative et coopérative de communautés en cartographie numérique libre (OSM) dans une perspective d’économie sociale et solidaire : modèles de note de projet, de budget, de rapports technique et financier, ainsi que des documents de support présentant les structures OSM existantes, une typologie d'usages économiques d’OSM, une offre technique bâtie sur OSM couplée à un guide pour la mise en œuvre d’activités OSM ainsi que des conseils de communication. Certains de ces documents ont été passés en revue, là encore sur deux jours, pour revenir sur l’assimilation de la veille et aborder de nouvelles questions.

J’aurais souhaité qu’il y ait un peu plus de participants, mais les présent-e-s étaient particulièrement motivé-e-s, ce qui est le plus important. La formation s’est déroulée dans une ambiance à la fois studieuse et chaleureuse (nous avons partagé aussi de bons moments à l’heure du déjeuner autour d’un thiep, d’un C’est bon ou d’une soupou kandja !) et chacun a pu présenter son parcours passé et actuel dans OSM.

J’ai notamment été impressionné et heureux de savoir que Moussa Diouf, responsable de la gestion de déchets à Rufisque, qui planifie depuis longtemps ce travail à l’aide d’OSM, a engagé un ancien élève du BTS géomatique qui réalise désormais des cartes de belle facture avec la donnée OSM, et promeut en interne une cartographie complète de la commune ; ou qu’Alpha Diallo, ancien du G15 également, a publié sur OSM plus de 900 POI sur la commune de Biscuiterie, issus de son projet intégrateur de fin de BTS. Je suis convaincu que le temps passé ensemble aura renforcé toutes les personnes présents dans leurs activités liées à OSM, et qu’elles sauront retransmettre ces éléments techniques et organisationnels au sein de la communauté OSM Sénégal.

Wikimania 2018, happening in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted by jinalfoflia on 20 March 2018 in English (English)

Wikimania 2018 is happening in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18-22, 2018, it's the annual international conference that celebrates Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects.

The previous year, Montréal, Canada, was the host of this conference. The OSM community in Montréal had set up a booth and did an amazing work of introducing people to the OSM project. It also became a great place for answering questions related to OSM as well as explore more ways to collaborate with different Wiki projects.

group photoGroup photo - Wikimania 2017

There were some interesting sessions related to OpenStreetMap in the previous Wikimania:

The last date for submitting proposals for talks/sessions/workshops was 18th March but the community can still attend and give a lightning talk and/or organise a Birds of the Feather (BoF) session.

It’ll be great if the South Africa/Cape Town OSM communities would want to do something along these lines. OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia communities have a lot in common, let's meet, collaborate and make the most of this opportunity!✨

Location: Defence Colony, Indiranagar, East Zone, Bengaluru, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, 570008, India