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Avis de changement de clé OpenPGP pour "Le Goût du Libre"

Posted by MagicFab on 11 December 2016 in French (Français)

Building a Women's work group in Openstreetmap Latin America, or How to Make Community

Posted by mapeadora on 11 December 2016 in English (English)

The gender gap in technologies and information's world is a commonplace, so assumed that few solutions are sought. This reflection appeared through an internal debate in the regional chat of OpenStreetMap Latam, allowing that the concerns of several people could concretize in a work line within the community. This text could also be a reflection on how to build community.

Why and how did the need to build a forum on the gender gap in OpenStreetMap appear

The OpenStreetMap community has various channels for relating, communicating information, giving directions, debating opinions: mailing lists, wikis and chats, country or region based, working group based. In the ConDatos 2014 event in Mexico City, where several people from the continent meet each other, linking the Openstreetmap community of Latin America in a more integrated way was proposed, firstly creating a mailing list and a regional chat. Alt text

I wasn't personally involved in these media until summer 2016 when I was invited to the chat. A chat of about 100 people can be a space where topics are drowned, but also a space where new perspectives, information and conversations emerge. In relation to the State of the Map Latam event in Sao Paolo, November 2016, where an extremely low participation of women was taking place, the issue of the gender gap in the community appeared as a problem to be addressed. The chat then had an active participation of no more than 5 women over then 80 registered. We began to talk about propositional actions to achieve greater participation in the SOTM. The ongoing debate was first about the need to have data about female participation in the mapping, but this data not exist since the profiles of OSM users are anonymous. We talked about some analyses presented previously in another SOTM event (Brussels 2016), which sought to interpret the mappers gender through the types of mapped objects. The analysis related a type of commerce and service with a specific gender: services considered male-oriented (car shops) appeared more frequently on the map than services considered typically women-oriented (hairdressers and services oriented to personal aesthetics). This analysis was considered inconsistent for the most of us, generated passion in the chat and raised to ask: 1. How to obtain evidence of the relative participation of different genders 2. What difference can there be in the perspective, the needs and the interests on the space, between the different genders 3. Why it is so important to integrate this axis into our community actions and information management

What actions were proposed?

Certain countries, such as Argentina, had already a map of the location of their users, being a local community support. We all decided in the regional chat to replicate the map at the LatAm level asking each one to locate him/herself on the map, with gender information. Although it grows permanently, the map reflects the gap in the same proportion as estimated. It is proposed to frequently invite new OSM members to mark his or her location on the map. In addition to giving a visualization of the gender gap, the map is a nice product and a medium for identity group construction. Because it allows to clearly perceive the problem of the very low female participation, it gave the impulse to the formation of the internal group: #OSMchicas.

The discussions chat focused secondly in the need to develop an effort to summon more women to the SOTM event: from the local community of Brazil, from the region, and orienting the scholarships that are generally oriented to have a wide participation, towards women. In this way, the participation of women from the chat was greater, they could attend the event and meet personally. As a consequence, this group of women strengthened and had the possibility to propose specific actions to address this issue, in advance.

The plan for the event was: 1. Participate individually with their individual work presentation, contributing to a better gender balance in the program 2. Organize a women's panel where the topic would be discussed from various perspectives: Why greater participation of women in the OSM mapping is important to build the map with information that represents society as a whole (it appears as a crucial point since the map is the basis for territorial planning and public policy); Telling about our projects related to gender, women, space, and mapping; What is our experience as women in the community and in the data and technology world; How we could remedy the gender gap in the community, and unit everybody into this debate and brainstorm. 3. Begin to build a network of women among those present, involving less active or new women in this area. Alt text

In addition, a pre-SOTM toast was proposed to get to know and strengthen ideas before the panel, being a pretext to summon more people not very connected with the community or the subject.

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What results did we have?

We can consider that, as a first step of linking, these actions with a gender perspective and female empowerment have had a triple success: raise awareness on this issue in the community; start a network of Latin American women broader than the starting nucleus; Through gender-based engagement, integrate isolated people into the OpenStreetMap community. The panel also gave rise to several agreements, in addition to identifying us and forming a new workgroup, with a parallel chat of 15 people.

We invite attendees and participants as well as social networks to brainstorm about the gender gap with the #OSMintegra or #OSMintegrate hashtag. This action will be a permanent task of the OSMchicas group.

We also understood the need to link and make more visible the different works with a gender perspective that we are doing throughout the community, linked to the construction or use of the map, or technologies associated to OpenStreetMap, as well as training actions for women in any kind of context. It is about documenting and having a tendency to publish in all possible ways (and firstly in this OSM diary) to give space to the subject.

Reducing the gap also implies a constant effort to increase women's participation in OSM, data and freeware events in general. Added to a representation gap, there is a clear problem of funding for travelling, and targeted call, which can be achieved through the work of network construction. A central task of OSMchicas will be the search for sponsorship of all kinds to finance: * Travel scholarships for women from the community or women who can contribute to the community, to attend the most important events * Support for the logistics of activities that target women participation

As a result of the link that naturally occurs in a regional scale community event such as SOTM Latam, we have been interested in an important upcoming event for a wider community: CubaConf 2017. Several dimensions today lead us to have a more committed attention to this event: the interest in the challenge of a free technology event in Cuba, and a challenge for OSMchicas to promote in a first occasion the participation of women.

Location: Algarin, Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, 06850, Mexico

OSM Einführung Bergwacht Bezirk Kitzbühel / Kufstein Österreich

Posted by geocodec on 10 December 2016 in German (Deutsch)

Heute habe ich ein ca. einstündiges OSM Start Seminar für Organe der Bergwacht Bezirk Kitzbühel sowie Kufstein (Österreich) im Adeo Alpin St. Johann in Tirol gehalten.

Teilnehmer ca. 16 Personen

Location: Prantlsiedlung, Hölzlmoos, St. Johann in Tirol, Kitzbühel, Tirol, 6380, Österreich

Yet more spam to be removed

Posted by alexkemp on 10 December 2016 in English (English)

It is soon to be Xmas and that is the starting-gun for spammers.

(15) 24 Hours since creation: 0 Edits, 0 Traces & 1 spam for a Hungarian Lockmaker: Zarkiraly

OSM data in MapMyIndia

Posted by PlaneMad on 10 December 2016 in English (English)

In India, MapMyIndia is one of the biggest aggregators of commercial map data, including running their own fleet of mapping cars, so it was quite interesting to find OSM data in their map for areas i'm familiar with and have mapped on the ground.

new OSM vs MMI

Its not all OSM though, will need to dig more into how they mix the data.

Mesclando fotos com trilhas GPX para uso em Mapillary ou OpenStreetCam

Posted by Nighto on 10 December 2016 in Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil)


Para registrar fotos e mesclá-las com trilhas GPX, o primeiro passo é garantir que o relógio da câmera e do celular estejam sincronizados. Para câmeras como a GoPro, é necessário realizar essa configuração manualmente; já a Giroptic 360cam acerta o relógio automaticamente, ao sincronizar com um aplicativo de celular.

As trilhas GPX podem ser gravadas com diversos aplicativos; sugiro a utilização do OSMTracker para Android.


Você precisará instalar as ferramentas exiftool.

As instruções de instalação a seguir foram feitas em um computador rodando Mac OS X.

Você pode instalar o exiftool usando o brew, um instalador de programas em linha de comando. Caso nunca tenha utilizado esta ferramenta, acesse o site e siga as instruções de instalação.

Com o brew instalado, abra seu terminal e entre o comando brew install exiftool

Além disso, você precisará do script do pacote mapillary_tools. Baixe ele através deste link e descompacte-o em um local em seu computador.


Primeiro copie as fotos para uma pasta em seu computador. O ideal é que as fotos fiquem dentro de uma subpasta. Por exemplo:


Agora abra um terminal e entre na pasta em questão.


Primeiro, vamos executar o exiftool para escrever a posição de cada imagem, baseada na trilha GPX. Para isso, execute:

exiftool -geotag nome-do-arquivo-gpx pasta-das-fotos

Dependendo da quantidade de fotos, esse procedimento pode levar alguns minutos. Aguarde o comando terminal de executar.

Por padrão, o exiftool cria cópias de segurança dos arquivos. Caso nenhum erro apareça no terminal, podemos apagar essas cópias sem problemas. Para isto, execute:

rm pasta-das-fotos/*.JPG_original


Com isso todas as fotos tem uma latitude e longitude. Falta ainda o parâmetro bearing, que é a direção para qual a câmera estava apontada. É possível extrair essa informação, através da posição da próxima foto e da foto anterior. Para isso executamos:

python pasta-mapillary-tools/python/ pasta-das-fotos


Tudo pronto! Agora é só subir as fotos para o servidor. :)

Street Art in Wollaton Avenue

Posted by alexkemp on 9 December 2016 in English (English)

A volley of Winter Virus breached my defences — the first in 10/15 years — so I've spent a week or so indoors with Bronchitis.

At one stage I examined my phlegm in a piece of tissue & it was the colour & consistency of a mid-green emulsion paint typical from the 1980s. My more recent sputum is clear, with the odd bit of yellow stuff in it, and the earlier result may well have been a delusion caused by sleep deprivation (every time I fall asleep I cough & immediately wake up again). Well, whatever, I finally got to the point that I could convince myself that I was both strong enough to go out, that I was no longer a male variant on Typhoid Mary, plus I needed the fresh air. The boundary streets of Phoenix Farm Estate in Gedling, Nottinghamshire were waiting to be surveyed.

I actually reached a street sign on Arnold Lane, Gedling as I walked towards Gedling Church that said “Gedling Village”, which suggests that there should be some GIS for the village. The section that I've been doing so far is called “St James” (electoral ward), whilst the next bit on the east side of the (closed-down last September) Sherwood Academy is called Phoenix Farm Estate (also an electoral ward, although far more interesting as a physical link between JRR Tolkien & the initiation of Lord of the Rings).

Sherwood Academy is rapidly rotting on Wollaton Avenue, and it was on that same road that I first spotted today's very fine example of Street Art / Garden Furniture. It is a miniature water fountain, and the Householder offered to switch it on, so we all have two bites of the cherry for this one:–

dog + fountain

dog + fountain ON

Can someone reliably identify the breed of dog?

Location: Arnold and Carlton, Gedling, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Please remove this Commentor

Posted by alexkemp on 9 December 2016 in English (English)

There are some that may be interested in Arohi khan (user removed - thank you), the made-up name for someone that joined OSM 10 hours ago & promptly put this comment (link removed) into my latest diary entry; however, I just want them dead to OSM:

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Mapeado de Las Torres (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Posted by IvanHerCaz on 8 December 2016 in Spanish (Español)

En este diario pretendo apuntar todo aquello referido al mapeado del barrio de Las Torres, ubicado en el distrito Ciudad Alta de la ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Cambios a realizar

  • Jardines y parques (en proceso).
  • Edificios.
  • Establecimientos.
  • Calles y carreteras.
  • Transporte público.

Aquel elemento que tenga la nota en proceso será al que me esté dedicando plenamente, lo que no quiere decir que no contribuya a mejorar los otros puntos si veo que es necesaria alguna modificación o si falta/sobra algún elemento.

Puedes comprobar mis últimos cambios.


De momento iré publicando todo en una misma entrada de este diario, de manera que abriré una entrada por cada proyecto al que me vaya a dedicar.

Location: Las Torres, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Canarias, España

Creating MapRoulette Challenges from GeoJSON

Posted by mvexel on 8 December 2016 in English (English)

This post also appears on the MapRoulette wiki

Creating MapRoulette challenges has never been easier. You can use the API or the brand new Challenge Wizard. I will cover the API in a future post. I have already covered the Wizard in general in a previous post, but right now I want to focus on creating a Challenge with a GeoJSON file.

In my example case, I have a GeoJSON file containing all the bus stop locations in Utah. I downloaded these as a Shapefile from the Utah GIS portal and converted them to GeoJSON using QGIS (there are other methods too, like ogr2ogr but I am too old for that). The result looks like this:

    "type": "FeatureCollection",
    "crs": {
        "type": "name",
        "properties": {
            "name": "urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"
    "features": [
            "type": "Feature",
            "properties": {
                "StopId": 13840.0,
                "StopName": "HILL FIELD RD @ 1891 N",
                "StreetNum": 1891.0,
                "OnStreet": "N HILL FIELD RD",
                "AtStreet": "ANTELOPE DR",
                "City": "LAYTON",
                "InService": 1,
                "Bench": 0,
                "Shelter": 0,
                "Lighting": 0,
                "Garbage": 0,
                "Bicycle": 0,
                "Transfer": 1,
                "LocationUs": "Bus Stop",
                "UTAStopID": "101001"
            "geometry": {
                "type": "Point",
                "coordinates": [

With this GeoJSON, I go to MapRoulette. After logging in, I go to my Project and create a new Challenge. (For more details on this, see my original post on creating challenges.) I enter the basic information for the Challenge:


Then I go to the next screen to choose my GeoJSON file:


I choose sensible numbers for the default zoom levels and base map:


And then I can complete my Challenge.


After a while I hit refresh in the browser and see that my Challenge is complete, with a little over 6000 tasks. This is the same as the Feature count in the original Shapefile, so I am happy. I can now go to a random task:


And see what the challenge looks like:


Looks pretty good! I can also click on the marker to see the GeoJSON properties:


Now everyone can help add bus stops near me!

But wait...

A word on the quality of this Challenge. It is really hard to verify that a bus stop actually exists using just Bing imagery. So this Challenge may not be suitable for anyone who does not already know the area very well. Another good source for people who don't know the local area is OpenStreetCam or Mapillary imagery. Without knowing if there is coverage for these sources, the Challenge can be hit or miss.


Finally, MapRoulette does not (yet) add the location of the new node to JOSM or iD when you click 'Edit', so you end up switching back and forth between MapRoulette and editor to figure out where to add the bus stop.

In the future, we want to extend MapRoulette to support better handling of GeoJSON source data:

  • Automatic adding of the feature to JOSM or iD (if possible) when clicking 'Edit'
  • parsing of GeoJSON properties and adding them as tags for the new feature

So with a properly formatted GeoJSON you could take most of the hard work out of mapper's hands and they would just need to verify and upload. That would be great progress for community-driven human imports. Please help make this happen, contribute to MapRoulette!

Happy Mapping!

Продолжаем пилить Балаково.Спейс

Posted by BalakovoSpace on 8 December 2016 in Russian (Русский)


Для понимания о чем речь, стоит посмотреть пост Картографам Балаково.

Итак, мы продолжаем наполнять нашу базу данными и параллельно обозначаем POI, отмечаем адреса, рисуем здания.

На наш призыв, увы, никто не откликнулся, так что пока что всё сами.

Благодарим тех, кто отписался в коментах, посоветовал и подсказал как и что лучше делать.

Location: Степная улица, Балаково, Балаковский район, Саратовская область, Приволжский федеральный округ, 413840, РФ

Road and building tracing techniques

Posted by Fa7C0N on 8 December 2016 in English (English)

Tracing of roads and buildings can be a difficult task if the satellite imagery is blurry or the resolution is not good enough to map. But with some interpretation techniques it can be made less difficult. This post covers my experiences with the mapping of buildings & roads and the techniques I used to do it.

Road Tracing

I tried to map some roads in Tiruchengode. The road mapping in Tiruchengode was a great experience overall. Before I started mapping in Tiruchengode most of the primary and secondary roads are already mapped, so it was easy for me to start with the tertiary and residential roads. The road map of Tiruchengode looked like this before I started mapping

screen shot 2016-12-01 at 11 44 01 am

Before mapping new roads, I aligned the existing roads and properly tagged the roads. After that I mapped all the roads in and around the city. The road map of Tiruchengode looks totally different compared to before

screen shot 2016-12-01 at 11 40 35 am

The major difficulty I faced in this task is in interpreting the roads. Most of the residential roads in this region are between highly dense buildings, so the imagery couldn't not pick up the reflections from road due to the shadows of the building. In order to overcome this I tried to use shadows and the building association as the proxies. For example :point_down:

screen shot 2016-12-06 at 11 38 23 am

The above image show two different ways of interpreting a road:

1) On the left you can see a perfect reflection from a road because it is broad enough to be recorded by the satellite at the given resolution.

2) But that is not the case with the road in the middle of the image, where you can only see some shadows of the buildings because the road is not broad enough. In this case, the alignment of the buildings and the shadow can be used as a proxy (i.e.) it can be easily interpreted that all the building boundaries on the left and right of the shadow is aligned roughly parallel and straight, this can be possible if there is road between the buildings.

The road map in this region can be further improved by adding all the road names and improving the alignment of the residential roads.

Building Tracing

After mapping roads I moved on to map buildings in Thanjavur city. While mapping the building foot prints the resolution of the image played a crucial role, since the resolution of the imagery is good enough to see the buildings but not enough to map the exact boundaries of them. In this region the buildings are built very close to each other and very dense, due to this the extent of them is not clear. So, I mapped only those buildings which I am sure of its foot print.

Before I started mapping in this region only the important buildings like monuments, government offices and tourist attractions were mapped. The image below gives an idea about the state of building foot prints in the region after mapping

screen shot 2016-12-06 at 2 26 15 pm

So before mapping new buildings I mapped all the building inside a Government Office complex and provided the proper tags to add more detail to the map and then I moved on to adding buildings. I used the Terracer plugin to map the buildings with common shared boundaries.

Apart from resolution, the alignment of road near the buildings have to be corrected in order to improve the accuracy of mapping. This took some time to get used to because of the filters that were active.

There are a lot of buildings to map, this cannot be done without the help of the local community. This map can be improved by adding all the addresses to the buildings and all the associated information.

Location: Cubbonpet, Chickpet, Bengaluru, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, 560001, India

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Posted by MKnight on 8 December 2016 in German (Deutsch)

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Old-style multipolygon cleanup in Luxembourg

Posted by Stereo on 8 December 2016 in English (English)

Inspired by Jochen Topf's old style multipolygon writing, I have just finished manually cleaning up (most? all of?) the remaining old style MPs in Luxembourg.

The process is currently quite tedious. If we want to put old-style multipolygons behind us, we need to make it easier to find them, convert them, maybe even get editors to automatically convert them on the fly when they're touched. QA tools like Osmose could also possibly make it a one-click JOSM remote fix.

The method I used was downloading a Luxembourg extract, then searching for type:relation type=multipolygon tags:1 in JOSM. I also had -((type:relation tags:1) | (child (type:relation tags:1))) set up as a filter, but didn't end up using it, because the MPs would disappear as soon as I'd tag them.

For each MP I found, I would zoom to it (3), click on the outer way, alt-click on that way to select the relation, copy tags from previous selection (utilsplugin2, shift-R) from the way to the polygon, click the way again, and delete the redundant tags on the way.

Sometimes, for joined geometries, I had to select the relation by right-clicking on the parent relation in the tags list.

Since most of these old-style relations haven't been touched for a long time, I also did some drive-by cleanups. In Luxembourg, the old-style MPs were mostly forests.

Did I get all old-style MPs, or only most of them? If there are multipolygons out there on which both the outer way and the relation are tagged, my find pattern didn't find them. These are possibly the most ambiguous ones, e.g. conflicting tags on outer way and relation, and should be fixed. Has anyone got a good easy way to find them? I tried hasRole:outer -untagged but that found a lot of false positives.

Location: European District South, Kirchberg, Luxembourg, Canton Luxembourg, 2226, Luxembourg

RIPL organized seminar on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and launched ARCHICAD in India

Posted by Rudrabhishek Infosystem Pvt Ltd on 8 December 2016 in English (English)

Indian real estate and infrastructure industry is in advance stage where an effective implementation of technology can make the industry more systematic, transparent, progressive, and can enable timely completion of the projects. To hone the skills of ACE Industry professionals’, Rudrabhishek Infosystem Pvt. Ltd. (RIPL) organized a conference on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and also re-launched ARCHICAD in Indian market. The event was jointly organized by RIPL and Graphisoft Budapest, Hungary which took place at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 22nd November 2016.

RIPL Director, Ms Soumya Das said "We are glad to be associated with Graphisoft, Hungary and hope this partnership will take the ARCHICAD to the next level in India, and it will gain the same market share as it has internationally. It is the most advanced software available worldwide and will help Indian professionals to enhance their skills and deliver the best of the project. As of now, we have got the marketing and distributions rights for North, East and North-east market. Innovative product like ARCHICAD will not only upgrade the work quality but also take less time to design and improve the accuracy of the project. The right smart usages of technology like BIM will act as a catalyst in the market and boost the Indian Infrastructure Industry”.

Laszlo Toke, International Sales Manager, Graphisoft commented “ GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner STAR, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. Our vision is to bring BIM into common practice for the design and realization of buildings by enabling model-based workflow integration through innovative IT solutions”.

سایت ترجمه مقاله

Posted by lvlasSiha on 8 December 2016 in English (English)


Running for OpenStreetMap US Board

Posted by iandees on 7 December 2016 in English (English)

I'm excited to be running for a board position in the OpenStreetMap US organization.

This has been a busy year for the board! Most of my work on the 2015/2016 board has been behind the scenes, making it easier for future boards to do their work. After a lot of hard work we were recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, allowing us to more easily accept donations from organizations and funds that require such a status. We also spent a lot of time updating and modernizing our financials and now have regular support from a bookkeeper, allowing the board to focus more of their time on moving the organization forward. Additionally, I rewrote the membership processing system so that we could send reminder emails when automatic membership renewals failed.

We ran a very successful State of the Map US 2016 event in Seattle. With the help of a really strong volunteer community in Seattle, we brought over 400 OpenStreetMappers together to share their experiences.

When I ran last year, I had lots of great ideas for how we could improve the OpenStreetMap community in the US. I still think these are great ideas, but some of them require a bit more work on our end before they'll become a reality. A side-effect of building a board out of very active members of our community is that those board members don't have time outside of performing board activities to plan events or send newsletters. We should encourage those outside the board to participate and lead the effort to make these things happen rather than trying to do them ourselves. This strategy works fairly well for the State of the Map US event, and I'd like to see it applied to other things like scholarships, event sponsorships, and newsletters.

Another important piece that I think would help the organization is to hire someone to help coordinate these volunteer efforts. For example, a large part of my time on the board was spent handling payments, scholarships, donations, sponsorships, and memberships. Others on the board spent a lot of time drawing up, proofreading, and publishing communications. Hiring someone to help with these important aspect of running the organization would give the board more time to work with volunteers and would also lead to a better sense of continuity between the different boards.

I look forward to helping build the OpenStreetMap community in the United States. Please become a member and vote to make sure your voice is heard.

Location: West Nelson Street, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, 24450, United States of America

ЕженедельникОСМ 332

Posted by Sadless74 on 6 December 2016 in Russian (Русский)

Опубликован ЕженедельникОСМ 332 - краткие новости о происходящем в мире ОСМ, можно прочитать на русском языке на сайте.

Замечания по переводу оставляйте в комментариях, исправьте в вики, напишите на форуме, сообщите в телеграмм



  • Отображение гидрографии на 4 уровне карты. Слева: Ch. Hormann, справа: Mapnik Отображение гидрографии на 4 масштабном уровне. Слева: Ch. Hormann, справа: Mapnik

О нас

  • Мы глубоко скорбим и выражаем свои соболезнования в связи с утратой нашего любимого друга Томаса Белмана (Thomas Bellmann) также известного под ником Malenki. На прошлой неделе Malenki был в пешем походе по Испании, где он трагически погиб в результате случайного падения с обрыва. Томас был участником проекта ЕженедельникОСМ, активным картографом в OpenStreetMap с более чем 9 летним стажем, программистом, писателем и фотографом. Мы хотели бы принести наши искренние соболезнования его матери, семье и друзьям. Мы опечалены этой потерей, Томас навсегда останется в нашей памяти.


  • Пользователь BharataHS расписал два варианта для выявления и восстановления поломанных отношений мультиполигонов. Он призывает читателей заняться восстановлением мультиполигонов с ошибками в своих окрестностях.

  • Майкл Цанг (Michael Tsang) представил предложение для тегирования воздушных маршрутов. Новое предложение похоже на разметку общественного транспорта.

  • Чтобы отдать дань погибшему картографу Malenki, испанское сообщество призывает маперов сделать место его гибели в Испании самым детализированным.

  • Edith Quispe (ediyes) поделилась рассказом о мероприятиях, которые команда MapBox проводила в рамках Geography Awareness Week. В Ayacucho в прошлую пятницу был организован картомарафон для привлечения внимания к географии и помощи в росте местных сообществ OpenStreetMap. Более 15 студентов посетили мероприятие чтобы узнать про OpenStreetMap и вступить в его ряды.

  • Обращаем внимание на три предложения по тегированию новых объектов где нужен ваш голос:

  • Франсуа Лакомб (François Lacombe) представил детальное описание устройств переключения питания.

  • Майкл Цанг (Michael Tsang) внес предложение по описанию общественного транспорта с меняющейся маршрутизацией между линиями.

  • Любители природы могут проголосовать про искуственные насесты для птиц, установленные на мачте или башне.

  • Саймон Пул (Simon Poole) подвел итог своего визита на Wherecamp 2016 года в Берлине и рассказал о простой схеме тегирования внутри помещений, которую он помог создать.

  • Martijn van Exel предлагает использовать тег "fixme" для временных (например сезонных) объектов что бы их не забывали вовремя актуализировать.

  • Хосе Санчес (José Sánchez) сформулировал предложение по разметке фаблабов (услуги 3D печати и т.п.), нужны комментарии!

  • В списке рассылки по тегированию обсуждают сбор данных об экстренных местах приземления вертолетов важных в чрезвычайных ситуациях.


  • [1] Кристоф Хорман (Christoph Hormann) рассказал как далеко он продвинулся в отрисовке крупных водоемов на мелких масштабах и показал впечатляющие примеры своей работы.

  • Клиффорд Сноу (Clifford Snow) написал как он привлекает картографов поработать в его районе.

  • Сообщество OpenStreetMap из Кот-д’Ивуар (OSM_CI) во второй раз получило награду за лучшую молодежную цифровую инициативу (Best Young Digital Initiative Award). Сообщество получило приз от министра цифровой экономики и почты Кот-д’Ивуар, спикера правительства Bruno Nabagné Koné.

  • В блоге Improve OSM Мартин ван Екзель (Martijn van Exel) сообщил, что проект OpenStreetView, развиваемый Telenav, и собравший на данный момент 12 миллионов фото, был переименован в OpenStreetCam.

  • Роналд (Roland) начал обсуждение крупных изменений в страницах вики OSM второго уровня.


  • Брайан М Хамлин (Brian M Hamlin) написал о продолжающихся проблемах после импорта детальных кадастровых данных в округе Френсо, Калифорния. После подробного анализа он предложил критерии удаления для очистки данных.

  • Также в списке рассылки import обсуждался плагин для JOSM от Томаса Конрада (Thomas Konrad) для добавления адресов в Австрии (о котором мы писали раньше).

  • Андреа Мусуруан (Andrea Musuruane) планирует импортировать данные провинции Бьелла (Италия).

  • Брандон Лиу (Brandon Liu) сообщил о планируемом импорте высот зданий в Сан Франциско. Его инициатива кажется мотивирована Mapbox GL JS. Развилась дискуссия о том, вовлечены ли в процесс местные картографы, инициатор проекта объяснил свою мотивацию.

Фонд OpenStreetMap

  • Фредерик Рамм (Frederik Ramm), казначей OSM Foundation, сообщил ЕженедельникуOSM о том, что сбор пожертвований достигнет цели как только будет завершена передача взноса от НКО FOSSGIS (немецкий отдел OSM). Спасибо всем кто пожертвовал! Вы всё ещё можете внести свой вклад.

  • Christoph напоминает всем, что 10 декабря пройдет очередное ежегодное общее собрание OSMF. В Wiki представлены кандидаты на два вакантных места и их ответы на довольно большое количество вопросов.

Гуманитарный OSM

  • 20-го декабря при поддержке @Coworking Lyon, L’atelier des Médias в Лионе (Франция) пройдет картомарафон (подробнее, автоматический перевод).

  • HOT начали ежегодный сбор пожертвований и сделали небольшое мотивирующее видео.


  • Сотрудник GIScience Research Group из Гейдельберга запустил новый прототип глобальной веб-карты В блоге GISRG он рассказывает, что: "Наша цель состоит в том, чтобы оценить общую пригодность данных OpenStreetMap (OSM) в качестве информации о землепользовании и ландшафтном покрове, определить пути для улучшения и предоставить эту информацию заинтересованным сообществам по всему миру в автоматизированном режиме."

  • Planemad рекомендует "отличный рассказ описывающий культурные особенности данных о храмах и локализации тегов" от пользователя Supaplex, которые он описывает в своём докладе с SOTM Asia про локализацию тегов.


  • Основатель Skobbler Филип Кандал (Philipp Kandal) (сейчас VP по OSM в Telenav) описал в своем блоге как и зачем Telenav работает над будущим картографирования в OSM, используя OpenStreetCam, компьютерное зрение и глубинное обучение.

  • Денис Ниенхузер (Dennis Nienhüser) анонсировал версию 1.0 Marble Maps для устройств на Android.

  • Пол Норман (Paul Norman) сравнил и оценил различные способы раздачи векторных тайлов.


  • Йохан Топф (Jochen Topf) в своём блоге обобщил наиболее важные изменения в проекте Osmium.


  • | Software | Version | Release date | Comment |

  • | Mapillary iOS * | 4.5.6 | 2016-11-21 | Отрегулирован компас. |

  • | Traccar Client iOS | 3.2 | 2016-11-23 | Небольшие исправления и улучшения. |

  • | Magic Earth * | | 2016-11-24 | Оптимизация поиска и роутинга, улучшение производительности и исправление ошибок |

  • | Vespucci | 0.9.8r1216 | 2016-11-24 | Устранена проблема с определением места хранения тайлов. |

  • | QGIS | 2.18.1 | 2016-11-25 | Нет информации. |

  • | OpenStreetCam | 1.9.13 | 2016-11-27 | OpenStreetView теперь называется OpenStreetCam. |

  • | Naviki Android * | 3.52 | 2016-11-28 | Три изменения и несколько исправлений. |

  • | Naviki iOS * | 3.52 | 2016-11-28 | Изменены три функции. |

  • | OpenStreetMap Carto Style | 2.45 | 2016-11-28 | См. информацию. |

  • | SQLite | 3.15.2 | 2016-11-28 | Исправлено 4 ошибки. |

Предоставлено OSM Software Watchlist.

(*) несвободное программное обеспечение. См. определение свободного ПО.

А вы знаете …

  • ... про веб-клиент-BRouter с помощью которого вы можете спланировать своё следующее путешествие?

  • ... что на сайте Meshu карты превращаются в красивые вещи?

OSM в прессе

Другие “гео” события

  • Кажется, уже во всех новостях сообщили что здание Millennium Tower в Сан Франциско погружается быстрее чем ожидалось и стало крениться на одну сторону. Но реальная новость в том, что подобный анализ данных со спутника ESA позволяет обнаруживать изменения повсюду, включая сейсмоопасные зоны.

  • Invisible Cities обучили нейронную сеть для автоматической генерации спутниковых снимков из данных карты.

  • Швейцарская газета "Der Tagesanzeiger" сообщила, что Terraloupe, компания из Мюнхена, работает над программным обеспечением, которое бы распознавало и наносило на карту здания, строительные сооружения, лесные массивы или водные объекты автоматически по результатам аэрофотосъемки.

  • Бетси Мейсон (Betsy Mason) из National Geographic опубликовала статью под названием "Лучшие новые карты, картографы рекомендуют"

  • В блоге GeoSLab тезисно излагаются различия между растровыми и векторными тайлами.

Предстоящие события

Finding the local experts

Posted by PlaneMad on 6 December 2016 in English (English)

Planning a trip to a remote area and realized it would be really cool to meet other mappers in the region where i'm traveling. Wish there was an easy way to broadcast a message to the top/recent contributors in a location. Right now the easiest way seems to be looking at the the list of top users when editing in iD and sending them message.

Any other tools that could help? Very few users are on any community communication channels here in India.

Construcción de un grupo de mujeres de Openstreetmap en América Latina, o cómo hacer comunidad

Posted by mapeadora on 5 December 2016 in Spanish (Español)

La brecha de género en el mundo de las tecnologías y de la información es un lugar común, tan asumido que se buscan pocas soluciones. Este tema de reflexión apareció por un diálogo interno a un chat regional de Openstreetmap, permitiendo que se concretizarán las inquietudes de varias personas, en lo que es ahora un tema de trabajo dentro de la comunidad. Este texto podría ser una reflexión sobre cómo construir comunidad.

Por qué y cómo apareció la necesidad de construir un foro sobre la brecha de género en Openstreetmap

La comunidad Openstreetmap tiene diversos canales para relacionarse, comunicar información, dar orientaciones, debatir opiniones: las listas de difusión, wikis y chats, en cada país, cada grupo de trabajo, y también regiones. A partir del evento ConDatos 2014 en México, a donde acudieron varias personas del continente, se planteo el interés de relacionar la comunidad Openstreetmap de Latinoamérica de manera más integrada, creando primero una lista de mail y más adelante un chat regional.

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No estuve personalmente muy involucrada en estos medios de comunicación hasta hace pocos meses al ser invitada al chat Latam. Un chat de cerca de 100 personas puede ser un espacio donde se ahogan los temas, pero también un espacio donde se descubren nuevas perspectivas, informaciones, y emergen conversaciones. En relación con el evento State of the Map Latam entonces en preparación en Sao Paolo, donde se perfilaba una participación extremadamente baja de mujeres, apareció el tema de la brecha de género en la comunidad como un problema que atender. El chat tenía entonces una participación activa de no más de 5 mujeres sobre entonces 80 inscritos. Se empezo a hablar de acciones propositivas para lograr una mayor participación en el SOTM. El debate continuo sobre la necesidad de tener datos sobre la participación femenina en el mapeo, dato que no existe puesto que los perfiles de los usuarios de OSM son anónimos. Se habló de algunos análisis presentados anteriormente en otro evento SOTM (Brusela 2016), que buscaba interpretar el género de los mapeadores a través de las temáticas y tipos de objetos mapeados, análisis que resulta poco robusto y generó más debate aún. El analisis relacionaba un tipo de comercio y servicio con un género: servicios considerados orientados al sexo masculino (tiendas de automóviles) aparecian con mayor frecuencia en el mapa que servicios considerados típicamente de interés para las mujeres (peluquerías y servicios orientados a la estética personal). Esta perspectiva generó cierta pasión en el chat y planteó la necesidad de preguntarnos: 1. Cómo obtener evidencias de la participación relativa de los diferentes género 2. Qué diferencia puede haber entre la mirada, la necesidad y el interés sobre el espacio, de los distintos géneros 3. Porqué es importante integrar este eje en nuestras acciones comunitarias y en la gestión de la información

¿Qué acciones surgieron?

Ciertos países como Argentina tenían un mapa de localización de sus usuarios en UMAP, como soporte de comunidad local. Se decidió en el chat replicar el mapa a nivel regional, pidiendo al grupo localizarse en el mapa, con información adicional de género. Aunque evolutivo, el mapa refleja la brecha en una misma proporción que la que se estimaba. Se propone invitar con frecuencia a los nuevos integrantes a representarse en el mapa. Además de darnos una visualización de la brecha de género, el mapa es un bonito producto y medio que hace sentir parte de un grupo, él de Openstreetmap Latam, y, viendo y percibiendo el problema de la baja participación femenina, él de un grupo interno de mujeres OSM.

Las discusiones internas al chat que se desarrollaban en paralelo caminaron a tratar de convocar a más mujeres al SOTM, mujeres de la comunidad local de Brasil, y mujeres de la región, orientando las becas que se buscan generalmente para ayudar a tener una amplia participación, hacia mapeadoras. De esta manera, fue mayor el numero de mujeres ya en relación en el chat que pudieron acudir y conocerse personalmente en el evento. Como consecuencia este grupo de mujeres tuvo la posibilidad y el interés de plantear acciones concretas para atender este tema, de manera anticipada.

El plan fue: 1. Participar de manera individual con ponencias sobre sus temas de trabajo, aportando un poco más de equilibrio en la convocatoria 2. Organizar un panel de mujeres donde se discutiría del tema desde varias perspectivas: porqué una mayor participación de mujeres es importante para tener en el mapa una información que representa el conjunto de la sociedad, punto bastante crucial dado que el mapa es la base de la planeación territorial y de políticas públicas; cuáles son nuestros proyectos relacionados con género, mujeres, espacio, y mapeo; cuál es nuestra experiencia como mujeres en la comunidad; cómo podríamos remediar a la brecha de género, invitando el público a debatir y aportar ideas. 3. Empezar a construir una red de mujeres entre las presentes, involucrar a mujeres menos activas o nuevas en este tema.

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De manera adicional, se propuso un brindis pre-SOTM para conocernos y fortalecer ideas antes del panel, siendo un pretexto para convocar a más personas no muy conectadas con la comunidad ni con el tema.

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Balance y resultados

Podemos considerar que, como primera etapa de vinculación, estas acciones con perspectiva de género y de empoderamiento femenino han tenido un triple éxito: él de lograr concientizar parte de la comunidad en este tema; él de formar una red de mujeres latinoamericanas más amplio que el núcleo de inicio; a través del involucramiento con tinte de género, integrar más personas a la comunidad Openstreetmap.

El panel dio tambien lugar a varios acuerdos, además de identificarnos y formar un nuevo grupo, con un chat paralelo de 15 personas. Invitamos a los asistentes y participantes, así como en las redes sociales, a tener una lluvia de idea sobre la brecha de género, con el hashtag #OSMintegra. Esta acción será una tarea permanente del grupo de chicas OSM Latam.

Entendimos la necesidad también de vincular y visibilizar los trabajos sobre género o con perspectiva de género que estamos realizando toda la comunidad, que se vinculan con la construcción o el uso del mapa, o de tecnologías asociadas a Openstreetmap, así como acciones de capacitación a niñas y mujeres en cualquier tipo de contexto, a nivel internacional. Se trata de documentar y tener una tendencia a la publicación en todos los medios posibles para dar espacio al tema de datos, cartografía y género.

Reducir la brecha implica también concretamente tener un esfuerzo constante para aumentar la participación femenina en los eventos de OSM, de datos y software libres en general. El esfuerzo que realizar aparece claramente como un problema de fondeo y de convocatoria dirigida, lo cual se logra gracias al trabajo de construcción de red. Una tarea central del grupo de mujeres será entonces la búsqueda de patrocinios de todo tipo para financiar: * becas de viajes para mujeres de la comunidad o mujeres que puedan aportar a la comunidad, a los eventos más importantes * apoyo para la logística de actividades específicamente orientadas a mujeres y niñas

Como resultado de la vinculacion que sucede naturalmente en un evento comunitario de escala regional como el SOTM Latam, nos hemos interesado en un próximo evento de importancia para una comunidad más amplia, donde puede converger la participación de OSM: el CubaConf 2017. Varias dimensiones nos llevan hoy a tener una atención más comprometida con este evento: el interés por el reto que representa un evento de tecnologías libres en Cuba; la fecha próxima; así como el sentimiento de grupo que ha generado el panel y la red naciente de mujeres, con una misión que nos es más clara hoy día, de impulsar la participación femenina en la mayoría de los eventos posibles.

Nuestra participación en la organización de CubaConf con ideas, propuestas y cuestiones logísticas nos da el pretexto para construir, dar continuidad y fortalecer nuestros instrumentos de trabajo y de red de mujeres. La continuidad en fecha, después del SOTM es particularmente oportuna para canalizar y fortalecer nuestro interés, así como para motivar personas aún poco activas. También nos permite, dado el contexto particular de Cuba, desarrollar nuevas estrategias, proyectos, metodologías de participación con la comunidad local.

Muchas cosas por venir

Parece tener una alta relevancia el seguir analizando los procesos participativos en una red como la de Openstreetmap, pero no solamente. Explorar los mecanismos que resultan en la construcción, el crecimiento y el fortalecimiento de una comunidad; identificar cómo se construyen los liderazgos y cómo estos liderazgos pueden ser tan positivos como inhibidores para ciertas partes de la comunidad, basadas en una diferencia de género pero también en cualquier otra diferencia. Este análisis se nutre de nuestra expresión y debates, tanto en nuestras diferencias como de manera interna a un subgrupo, en este caso de mujeres. En este sentido no se trata de separar las mujeres en un espacio aparte, pero darles la oportunidad de desenvolverse en ambos grupos y ampliar sus oportunidades de expresarse y proponer. Fue bastante revelador como la construcción del grupo y de un chat separado nos ha llevado a tener ideas y como impulsó la participación de personas que ya eran parte, pero más invisibles, de la comunidad regional.

Nuestra participación en CubaConf puede tener un impacto positivo al impulsar la participación de las mujeres en Cuba y en la región, al seguir construyendo redes, y dar un mayor alcance a las capacitaciones. Estaremos buscando financiamiento y la participación de más instituciones para lograrlo.

Invitamos a sumarse a un esfuerzo general de documentación a las personas que puedan aportar a este tema de la cartografía y del uso y percepción del espacio por mujeres, siendo un eslabón necesario para tener una visión integradora del territorio. Las personas de la comunidad Openstreetmap están invitadas a escribir sobre este tema en su Diario de usuario OSM, con el hashtag #OSMintegra, para poder centralizar los textos, difundirlos más fácilmente, y seguir invitando al debate. Invitamos a usar este mismo hashtag en redes para cualquier motivo que aporte al tema y a la red de mujeres. Finalmente, cualquier vínculo será enriquecedor para entender más del tema. El grupo de chicas de OSM Latam quedó muy entusiasto a raíz del encuentro en SOTM Latam de Sao Paulo. Se agradece profundamente a sus organizadores!

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