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Imagery update for Mapbox Satellite layer

Posted by Chetan_Gowda on 18 October 2017 in English (English)

Mapbox recently rolled out new satellite imagery for many places around the globe. I’m happy to share that some of the Indian cities also got new imagery with this update and the community can use this for mapping in OpenStreetMap. I always prefer best imagery to add highways and buildings the most.

bengaluru Bengaluru, Karnataka

ludhiana Ludhiana, Punjab

kochi Kochi, Kerala

chennai Chennai, Tamil Nadu

kolkatta Kolkata, West Bengal

vellore Vellore, Tamil Nadu

You can also check the unmapped places on OpenStreetMap using this tool http://lxbarth.com/compare/?osm&mapbox.satellite#17/30.91342/75.84278. The tool compares the satellite imagery alongside OpenStreetMap. Here is the one example in Gottigere neighbourhood in Bengaluru, where buildings can be mapped.

gottigere_blr Gottigere neighbourhood, Bengaluru

screen shot 2017-10-13 at 3 46 58 pm Ludhiana, Punjab

Let me know if you have any questions and feedback. Here is the link http://learnosm.org/en/ to the web tutorial to get started with editing in OpenStreetMap. Also there is lot more tutorials are available at here.

Happy mapping!

Интересно, Земля Плоская или в форме чаши?

Posted by Волшебница Моргана on 18 October 2017 in Russian (Русский)

Я вот долго думал и пришла к выводу благодаря обучению в школе, что спутники не летают, а земля плоская. Что вы по этой теме думаете. Пишите в коментах я все хочу знать!

Marcação

Posted by Dayane Brum on 17 October 2017 in Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)

No dia 17 ás 20:58 foi feita uma marcação, sobre um espaço que é utilizado para eventos e festas.O nome do espaço que foi marcado é Mirante conhecido como campo do Silas, que é o nome do seu antigo dono. Esse espaço possui campos de futebol e locais onde se realiza diversos eventos. Dentro do próprio sitio se encontra casa que é utilizado pela a dona do lugar e seus familiares.

Location: Bairro das Laranjeiras, Região de Jacaraípe e Manguinhos, Serra, Microrregião Vitória, Região Metropolitana da Grande Vitória, Mesorregião Central Espírito-Santense, Espírito Santo, Região Sudeste, Brasil

Restaurantes veganos mapeados o mejorados

Posted by IvanHerCaz on 17 October 2017 in Spanish (Español)

Lista de restaurantes veganos que he mapeado o que he mejorado ―adición de claves necesarias, información existente pero que no estaba, etc.―. La lista está organizada por regiones:

Canarias

Tenerife

Update your stacks if they depend on OSM QA Tiles.

Posted by Arunasank on 17 October 2017 in English (English)

The OSM QA Tiles project, hosted by Mapbox, generates vector tiles from OSM data.

Owing to some recent changes in our architecture, the paths from where to retrieve QA tiles have changed. Any file that was earlier found at the path https://s3.amazonaws.com/mapbox/osm-qa-tiles/*, can now be found at https://s3.amazonaws.com/mapbox/osm-qa-tiles-production/*. If you are using QA tiles generated by Mapbox, please update your code to receive the latest updates.

Individuelle Landkarten erstellen zum ausdrucken

Posted by printMyMap on 16 October 2017 in German (Deutsch)

Hallo ihr Lieben,

da ich selber ein begeisterter Outdoor Fan bin, habe ich eine Website erstellt, wo man sich seine individuellen Landkarten online erstellen kann und diese dann ausgedruckt nach Hause bekommt. Ich fand es persönlich hilfreich grade auf längeren Trekking Touren, eine Papierkarte dabei zu haben und mich nicht ausschließlich auf die moderne Technik zu verlassen. Außerdem konnte ich auf der Papierkarte meine Route besser planen. Ich würde mich super über euer Feedback zu der Website (https://printmymap.world/de/) freuen. Bin noch nicht ganz happy damit. Ich freue mich über Feedback. Viele Grüße aus der Schweiz

深秋阴冷

Posted by Lisan1233 on 16 October 2017 in Chinese (China) (‪中文(中国大陆)‬)

深秋真是阴冷,寒风阵阵耸耸,唯有甜沫香浓。

Landuse import - is there one done right?

Posted by Mateusz Konieczny on 15 October 2017 in English (English)

Fortunately I am typically editing area that is not a victim of landuse imports.

Unfortunately today I am trying to fix area affected by at least two landuse imports

As bonus, one is using mysterious undocumented CLC:code, CLC:shapeId tags that are not documented anywhere and it is not clear what one should do with them on modifying and merging areas with them.

Is there anywhere at least one large-scale import of landuse data that was done properly?

#geo4kids - teaching kids basic geography

Posted by GOwin on 15 October 2017 in English (English)

geo4kids

Our Zen Center hold a regular outreach progam for kids called Bodhi Star. Along with teaching basic mindfulness techniques, life-skill ideas and concepts are also taught or introduced.

Yesterday, it was my turn to teach skills class and I've always been keen on teaching something related to maps and geography.

The kids had great fun trying to identify objects from aerial imagery, "visiting" remote places, and wonder about the beauty of our vast, interconnected world.

Some of the places we visited had limited street-level imagery, which they were quite fond of, so I even got to discuss Mapillary with some of them - who wanted to capture images of their neighborhood. There are plenty of caveats, of course, and there are parents around to keep them grounded.

I should seriously plan for a Mapillary field-trip idea for kids.

Imgur

Location: Alvir Compound, Little Baguio, Isabelita, District 2, San Juan, Metro Manila, 1500, Philippines

loop dee loop

Posted by niggardly on 14 October 2017 in English (English)

Such entertaining steps to create a wiki account to fix errors on the OpenID entry.

cannot find a confirmation code to save

good job SECURING ERRORS

Mapeo Humanitario Libre y Abierto en respuesta a los terremotos de México

Posted by Mapanauta on 14 October 2017 in Spanish (Español)

A principios de septiembre nos estábamos enfrentando a algunos de los huracanes más fuertes del Caribe en las últimas décadas, el equipo de mapeo humanitario HOTOSM ya estaba colaborando a toda velocidad para ayudar a crear mapas en las áreas donde los datos eran limitados o inexistentes. Pocos días después los estados del sur de México estaban siendo golpeados por el primer terremoto, Oaxaca y Chiapas son conocidos por ser estados con una gran población marginada, en la comunidad de OpenStreetMap hemos estado discutiendo anteriormente sobre la necesidad de crear mapas detallados para estos estados que carecen de datos libres y abiertos de sus poblaciones. Los voluntarios de la comunidad de OpenStreetMap México solicitaron ayuda a HOTOSM para crear tareas y así agregar datos valiosos como edificaciones y carreteras en las ciudades y localidades donde la ayuda era más urgente. Una de las ciudades más afectadas fue Juchitán

Edificaciones en Juchitan

En ese momento creamos un grupo de Telegram llamado #TerremotoMexicoMapping en el cual voluntarios de la comunidad OSMMX y estudiantes que habían participado en talleres en la Universidad del Estado de México comenzaron a colaborar creando archivos Geojson y mapeando pueblos y ciudades de Oaxaca y Chiapas, no éramos más de once personas en el grupo. Para el 15 de septiembre ya se han cartografiado 984,312 objetos en Juchitán, Ixtepec, Matias Romero, San Mateo del Mar, Pijijiapan, Tonalá, entre otras localidades (encuentre la lista completa en http://bit.ly/MXEarthquakeMapping estos Datos abiertos geográficos crowsourced ya se encontraban disponibles en el Base de Datos Abiertos geográfica más grande del mundo, OpenStreetMap prácticamente de forma inmediata al guardar el changeset. Avances de mapeo en Oaxaca y Chiapas Mapping en Oaxaca y Chiapas despues del terremoto de 8.1M

Personas con experiencia en este tipo de eventos, como Daniel Orellana de la comunidad #MappingEcuador y los amigos de Kathmandú Living Labs (KLL), con gusto compartieron sus experiencias así como comunicaron lo que funcionó para ellos y así asegurarnos de no perder tiempo muy valioso. La herramienta de Quakeinfo.org mostrada por KLL era algo que ya tenía pensado Leo Castañeda por el conocimiento obtenido al mapear los incidentes de tráfico de Repubikla y sería la base para mapa.sismomexico.org

En menos de lo que pensamos, el segundo terremoto nos sorprendió afectando a la Ciudad de México, Morelos, Puebla, Estado de México y Guerrero, se agregaron más tareas a la Wiki estábamos agobiados por la cantidad de daños que enfrentamos y necesitaban ser mapeados pero al mismo tiempo el segundo terremoto hizo que las personas que no reaccionaron en el terremoto del 7 de Septiembre quisieran participar en cualquier cosa posible. Se crearon más tareas de mapeo por voluntarios digitales de HOTOSM y convocamos en un twitter a personas que tenían experiencia en Visualización y Análisis de Datos que se unieran a nuestro grupo de Telegram. De 11 personas, en pocos días el grupo tenía más de 150 personas interesadas en crear mapas y análisis de datos. Una de las tareas más difíciles fue mapear las áreas afectadas de la Ciudad de México debido a la alta densidad de edificios. Si la Ciudad de México tuviera un Catastro abierto, más voluntarios digitales podrían ayudar a analizar los datos en beneficio de la CDMX, lamentablemente los datos tienen acceso restringido y está reservado para su posible apertura ¡hasta el año 2023! (pero esto es material para otro blog).

Avances de mapeo en zonas afectadas Ciudad de Mexico

El 20 de septiembre se lanzó mapa.sismomexico.org, al principio se pensó que sería una herramienta para agregar reportes así como agregar / recopilar bases de datos abiertas creadas por otras fuentes, pero nos dimos cuenta de que teníamos una debilidad, no teníamos suficientes personas para verificar / validar los informes. Por lo tanto, de una herramienta para crear informes, decidimos consolidar las fuentes en un único mapa y facilitar el proceso de descarga para hacer accesibles los datos generados, de modo que las organizaciones de ayuda y ciudadanos pudieran beneficiarse de las bases de datos. El increíble equipo de Verificado19S estaba haciendo un trabajo formidable validando los datos con su ejército de voluntarios, así que cuando las personas querían agregar algo a nuestro mapa, dábamos los detalles de Gaby Marquez de HorizontalMX y evitábamos una doble recolección de datos.

Todas las acciones podrían no haber sido posibles sin el compromiso de individuos e instituciones que creen en el potencial del proyecto OpenStreetMap, como los que se mencionan a continuación:

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team-HOTOSM quienes apoyaron las activaciones desde el primer instante.

  • La Fundación OpenStreetMap Colombia en la que Freddy Rivera ayudó a coordinar la activación de la Carta de Desastres de las Naciones Unidas Disaster Charter en la cual la UAEMX y La UNAM están haciendo que sus expertos ayuden a analizar las imágenes después del desastre y de esta manera identifiquen edificaciones dañadas a través de donaciones de imágenes satelitales.

  • Kevin Bullock y el equipo de Digital Globe que liberaron imágenes PRE y POST desastre para ayudar a mapear las áreas afectadas.

  • Estrategia Digital Nacional que apoyó las solicitudes de donaciones de imágenes que necesitaban UNITAR y Digital Globe. OpenAerialMap que procesó las imágenes satelitales para hacerlas accesibles para todo mundo.

  • Codeando Mexico que nos brindó el apoyo para hostear y liberar mapa.sismomexico.org.

  • Escuela de Datos por compartir y promover los mapeos.

  • Pierre Béland apoyando con su experiencia y herramientas estadísticas.

  • Mapatones que se llevaron a cabo en todo el mundo para ayudar a mapear y validar las tareas humanitarias:

  • Aplicaciones que generan imágenes a nivel de la calle como Mapillary, que coordinó a voluntarios para crear imágenes de edificios dañados en la Ciudad de México, Morelos y Chiapas y OpenStreetCam, quienes realizaron recorridos de Juchitán e Ixtepec para documentar el daño en el área.

  • Desde Openstreetmap-México team, participaron activamente en la coordinación, difusión, construcción de proyectos, mapeo y validación, capacitación y acompanamiento de mapeadores: Juan Manuel Vázquez, Ricardo Pérez, Ruben Fernandez, Leonel Castaneda, Edgar Lemus, Cuauhtémoc Gutierrez, Miriam Gonzalez, Céline Jacquin.

Y especialmente gracias a lxs más de 1400 voluntarixs que agregaron una casa, una edificación, una carretera o un refugio al mapa, cada edición marca la diferencia para lograr más de 250,000 edificaciones mapeadas y casi 25,000 kilómetros de carreteras desde el 7 de Septiembre.

Gracias a todo el apoyo digital ahora tenemos datos abiertos y gratuitos disponibles para que todas las personas los utilicen, no importa si eres Voluntario, Estudiante, Gobierno, Universidad, Geek, Entusiasta de datos, todo mundo es parte de este movimiento y puede aprovechar los datos abiertos creados.

¡Nuevamente Gracias! Pero ahora ... ¿qué sigue? Haz clic aquí para descubrir

Open Humanitarian Mapping in response of Mexico earthquakes

Posted by Mapanauta on 14 October 2017 in English (English)

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Early September we were facing some of the strongest hurricanes in the Caribbean ocean over the past decades, the humanitarian mapping team HOTOSM was already collaborating full speed to help creating maps in the areas were data was limited or nonexistent. Suddenly the Southern states of Mexico were hit by the first earthquake, Oaxaca and Chiapas are well know for being states with a large marginalized population, in the OpenStreetMap community we have been discussing in the past the need of creating detailed maps for these states among others who lack of this data. Volunteers in the Mexico community requested help to HOTOSM to create tasks to map valuable data for buildings and roads in the towns where help was needed the most. One of the cities more affected was Juchitan

Buildings in Juchitan

At that time we started a telegram group name #TerremotoMexicoMapping in the one volunteers from the OSMMX community and students who had participated in workshops in the University of the State of Mexico started collaborating creating Geojson files and mapping villages of Oaxaca and Chiapas, at that time we were no more than eleven people in the group. By September 15th there were mapped 984,312 objects in Juchitán, Ixtepec, Matias Romero, San Mateo del Mar, Pijijiapan, Tonalá, among others localities (find the complete list in http://bit.ly/MXEarthquakeMapping this crowsourced geographical Open Data was available in real time in the largest geographical Open Data Base in the world, OpenStreetMap, as soon you click “save changeset” the data is available for everyone to use.

Mapping Advances from Oaxaca and Chiapas Mapping Oaxaca and Chiapas after 8.1M Earthquake

People with experience in earthquake response mapping such as Daniel Orellana from the #MappingEcuador community and the friends of Kathmandú Living Labs (KLL) were happy to share their best practices and communicate what it worked for them and make sure we don’t lose precious time. The Quakeinfo.org tool showed by KLL was something already Leo Castañeda was preparing by the knowledge gained in mapping Repubikla traffic incidents and was going to be the base for mapa.sismomexico.org

Without having a break the second earthquake surprised us affecting Mexico City, Morelos, Puebla, State of Mexico and Guerrero, more tasks were added to the Wiki we were overwhelmed by the amount of damage we were facing and needed to be mapped but at the same time the second earthquake make people who didn’t react on the September 7th earthquake wanted to participate in anything possible. More mapping tasks were created by digital volunteers from HOTOSM and we asked in a twitter for people who had experience in Visualization and Data Analysis to join our Telegram group, from 11 people in just a few days the group had more than 150 people interested in creating maps and doing data analysis. One of the hardest tasks was to map the affected areas of Mexico City due to the high building density, if Mexico City had an Open Cadastre more digital volunteers could help to analyze the data in the CDMX’s benefit, unfortunately the data has restricted access and it is reserved for opening until year 2023! (but this is a topic for another blog).

Mapping advances in affected areas of Mexico City

On September 20th mapa.sismomexico.org was launched, at the beginning it was thought to be a tool to add reports and also add/gather open databases created by other sources but we realized we had a weakness, we didn’t have enough people to check/validate the reports so from a tool to create reports we decided to consolidate the sources in one single map and make easier the download process to make accessible the data generated so relief organizations or citizens could take benefit of the databases. The amazing team of Verificado19S was doing an incredible job validating the data with their army of volunteers so when people wanted to add something to our map we would give the details of Gaby Marquez from HorizontalMX and avoid a double collection of the valuable data.

All the actions could have not been possible without the commitment of individuals and institutions that believe in the potential of the OpenStreetMap project, such as:

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team- HOTOSM who supported the activations since the first moment.
  • OpenStreetMap Colombia Foundation in the one Freddy Rivera helped coordinated the Disaster Charter from United Nations activation in the one the UAEMX and UNAM are having their experts helping to analyze images post disaster and this way identify damage buildings through satellite images donations.
  • Kevin Bullock and team from Digital Globe who released PRE and POST disaster images to help with the mapping of the affected areas.
  • Estrategia Digital Nacional who supported the imagery donations requests needed by UNITAR and Digital Globe. OpenAerialMap who process the satellite images to make them accessible.
  • Codeando Mexico that gave us the support to host and deploy mapa.sismomexico.org.
  • Escuela de Datos for sharing and promoting the mapping.
  • Pierre Béland always supporting with his expertise and statistics tools.
  • Mapathons all around the globe took place to help mapping and validation of the humanitarian tasks:
  • Street level solutions such as Mapillary who coordinated volunteers to create images of damaged buildings in Mexico City, Morelos and Chiapas and OpenStreetCam who took tracks of Juchitán and Ixtepec to document the damage in the area.

  • From Openstreetmap-México team, Juan Manuel Vázquez, Ricardo Pérez, Ruben Fernandez, Leonel Castaneda, Edgar Lemus, Cuauhtémoc Gutierrez, Miriam Gonzalez and Céline Jacquin have participated actively in coordination, diffusion, projects construction, mapping and validation, capacity building and orientation to new mappers

And specially thanks to the 1400+ volunteers who added a home, a road or a shelter to the map, every edition make the difference to achieve over 250,000 buildings and almost 25,000 kilometers of roads since September 7th 2017.

Thanks to all the digital support, now we have Open and free data available for everybody to use, it doesn’t matter if you are a Volunteer, Student, Government, University, Geek, Data enthusiastic, everybody can take advantage of the open data created.

Thanks again!

Collaborators of the OpenStreetMap Mexico team

But now…what is next? Click here to find out

Conducting data collection workshop for NSDI Sri Lanka

Posted by Chinthake on 14 October 2017 in English (English)

NSDI Field Data Collection workshop

NSDI Sri Lanka is conducting five workshops for government field officers representing Agrarian Services Department, Land Use Policy Planning Department, Archeology Department and Local Authorities. All five workshops are conducted as two day sessions.

In this training participants have been trained on basic concepts of Spatial Data, GIS and some open source data collection tools. First day training is on theories and some applications. Second day training is on how to use OSM for field data collection and management.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1347594545368784&id=1132399976888243

Location: Torrington, Cinnamon Garden Colombo 07, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Colombo District, Western Province, 00700, Sri Lanka

South Bay OSM Meetup October 12, 2017

Posted by 3vivekb on 14 October 2017 in English (English)

South Bay OSM Table at C4SJ

In Attendance:

Project Selection:

As a group moving forward we all agreed to continue to support and finish San Jose sidewalks import but if a Santa Rosa fire mapping project spun up we would all shift focus, at least temporarily.

Minutes:

We discussed some reverting issues from the National Day of Civic Hacking.

3vivekb went into detail about how he set up the sidewalks import and processed the data and all the help Minh Nguyen provided.

We talked about keyboard shortcuts in JOSM (6 to zoom in on issues, hitting M to merge points) to speed up the sidewalks project.

Minh talked about phone books and coverage % as well as about the coming SOTMUS conference.

Location: SoFA, Japantown, San José, Santa Clara County, California, 95113, United States of America

Et si on cartographiait les Monuments Historiques ?

Posted by Cdrik_69 on 13 October 2017 in French (Français)

Cet article est une mise en avant d'un site de mon maître-contributeur JeaRRO.

L'idée

L'idée de départ était la suivante :

"Si je veux intégrer les monuments historiques, dans mon secteur, que dois-je faire, par où commencer ?"

Le but du site est donc de référencer tous les monuments historiques français en se basant sur une partie de la base de données Mérimée du Ministère de la Culture, de Wikipédia et d'OpenStreetMap via le tag 'mhs' et en fournissant une aide à la cartographie, sympa !

Cela donne un référencement de 44 662 monuments et, bonne nouvelle, plus de 60% sont déjà cartographiés dans OpenStreetMap, et si on arrivait à 100% ??

Utilisation du site

Le site est très facile d'utilisation et le référencement encore plus simple.

  • Se rendre sur le site : http://wom.jearro.fr/
  • Dans le champ au centre, choisir un département puis 'Lister les monuments'
  • Pour chaque monument, on a accès :

    • à la base Mérimée avec son lien direct (Exemple)
    • à la page Wikipédia du monument (Exemple)
    • à une proposition de 'tags pour OSM' :
  • Dans cette même fenêtre, vous pouvez avoir une localisation précise ou fortement imprécise ; un travail sur le terrain peut-être nécessaire !

  • Enfin, vous pouvez cliquer 'Charger la zone dans JOSM' qui permet d'ouvrir la zone dans le célèbre logiciel.

On remarquera enfin la colonne commentaires qui permet de savoir si la page Wikipedia est inexistante, si la localisation n'est pas présente...

Techniques utilisées derrière le site

La carte en page d'accueil utilise Map-Contrib : https://www.mapcontrib.xyz/.

Dans cette carte, les monuments existants dans OpenStreetMap sont repérés en vert et s'affichent via une requête sur overpass-turbo, d'où une certaine lenteur ; peut-être même que vous n'aviez pas vu ces monuments verts :)

Pour les monuments en rouge, inexistants dans OSM, il s'agit d'une extraction CSV synchronisée chaque nuit.

Les bonnes pratiques

Les tags fournis ne sont qu'une proposition. Ainsi :

  • Certaines propositions de 'name' peuvent être différentes (prises dans Mérimée), vérifiez au préalable ce que vous écrasez et utilisez le tag 'alt_name' ou 'old_name'
  • Sauf en cas d'erreur évidente, on laisse en l'état. On n'efface pas le travail de quelqu'un d'autre.
  • Pour les églises, il n'y a souvent pas de nom, du coup, on peut aller voir manuellement le lien Wikipédia qui les donne plus fréquemment.
  • Il est parfois nécessaire de compléter ou ajuster les tags avant de coller les tags avec le raccourci CTRL+Maj.+V dans JOSM.

Et mon département dans tout cela ?

Si vous souhaitez voir les statistiques, c'est sur cette page que cela se passe.

  • Le premier graphe fourni le pourcentage de Monuments Historiques cartographiés dans OSM et dans Wikipédia.

  • Le 2ème fournit l'évolution de la cartographie et le pourcentage restant à faire.

Aujourd'hui, 13 octobre 2017 :

62.63% des Monuments sont cartographiés dans OSM et 47.61% dans Wikipedia.

A vous et bonne cartographie !

Avances hasta Octubre del 2017

Posted by rdacardenas on 13 October 2017 in Spanish (Español)

Hola de nuevo, aquí compartiendo un poco de lo que he venido avanzando estos últimos meses. He estado haciendo aportes en la ciudad de Arequipa y alrededores. Entre los más resaltantes podría citar la correción y adición de rutas de trocha en las cercanías del volcán Misti, mapeo de una línea de alta tensión que parte de la central ubicada en el distrito Socabaya, recorre parte de la provincias de Arequipa y Caylloma con dirección al norte. También se prosiguió con el mapea de terrenos de cultivo en los distritos de la periferia de la ciudad, aunque en menor medida que antes. En este mes planeo retomar esto último empezando por los distritos de Sabandia y Mollebaya, donde hay lugares muy bonitos que he ido conociendo aprovechando algunas caminatas que he hecho por la zona de Yumina. Espero pronto poder dar un vuelta por la parte de Mollebaya para conocer y de paso verificar como es la geografía de la zona. Hasta entonces...

Prima pagina del Diario

Posted by consulente_finanziario on 13 October 2017 in Italian (Italiano)

da oggi, terrò traccia del lavoro di aggiornamento della mappatura Sentieristica . Mi chiamo Lorenzo, abito sul Montalbano , catena montuosa compresa tra le province di Prato , Firenze e Pistoia. Gestisco il sito ( e futura associazione ) www.montalbanotrail.it

Location: Tavola, Prato, PO, TOS, 59016, Italia

Mini workshop using a TelegramBOT to translate strings for OpenStreetMaps.org at Chennai

Posted by Shrini on 13 October 2017 in English (English)

For full meeting details, read here - https://www.freelists.org/post/ilugc/ILUGC-monthly-meet-Saturday-14-Oct-2017

Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] October Meet - 14 Oct 2017

Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero

Time : OCt 14, 2017 3.00 - 6.00 PM

Talk - 2

Mini workshop using a TelegramBOT to translate strings for OpenStreetMaps.org

We are dreaming about Maps in Tamil, for long time.

Imagine your mobile phone or GPS device, shows the maps in Tamil, displays the roads, interesting places in Tamil, It shows routes and says the street names and directions in Tamil while driving.

The dream can come into real as we have most of the required technologies. OpenStreetMaps to provide maps, many apps like streetcomplete, osmcontribute to add streetname and interesting places, Tamil TTS to say everything in tamil.

The major thing we need is we need all the strings in Tamil. OSM supports language tags and we can give any string in any language, along with its translation on other languages.

To enable the translation process of existing strings in OSM, we are working on a telegram bot. Now, it is easy to contribute to OSM via translation, with mobile or with web browser.

The bot will be released for public tomorrow with its source code.

It will ask for your osm username, and then for translate or verify. The strings will be translated by google translator as first step. That is not perfect fully. so, we need people to verify it,

You can see a string with its translation. Then say it right or wrong. once three people confirmed a string it as right, it will be confirmed. The incorrect strings will be displayed for translation.

Once the strings are completed, they will be uploaded to OSM using a bot account.

Will release the bot tomorrow.

Come with

  • your smartphone.
  • Install Indic Keyboard or Sellinam for Tamil Typing.
  • Register at openstreetmaps.org

Let us have a translation workshop for openstreetmaps.org

Thanks for the team.

Duration - one hour

Plans until the end of the year 2017!

Posted by DenisJu on 13 October 2017 in English (English)

More accurate informations for the city of Shkodra:

  • buildings: validation, number, level, update (new/old object)
  • highways (more accurate) improvement, names, categories, speed limit, validation, update (new/old object)
  • bicycle line (update)
  • parking area (update)
  • update tourism category (hotels, hostels, guesthouses, camping, attractions, hiking/biking routes around Shkodra)
  • update the POI's (new entries)

More accurate information for "North Albania" (touristic villages like Theth, Valbona, Curraj Epërm, Lëpushë, Vermosh, Bogë, Vukël, Nikç, Tamare, Razëm, Prekal, Shala River, Mazrek, Drisht, Velipojë, Shirokë, Zogaj, Rrjoll, Zadrimë area, Ana e Malit area, around Gashi River):

  • new/update hiking/biking routes (more accurate type of hiking routes T1-T5)
  • new/update guesthouses
  • attractions

Routing

Posted by luisforte on 12 October 2017 in Portuguese (Português)

Fazer correções e ajustes a permissões de trânsito, sentidos, faixas e inserção de semáforos. Objectivo, obter um roteamento rodoviário correcto em Alvito, Torrão, Évora, Vila Nova da Baronia, Odivelas e Viana do Alentejo. Validação e testes com OSRM