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Posted by Golden172525 on 23 September 2018 in French (Français)

European country language: deutsch minority speak english old generation speak only deutsch.

im student at austria university since 2 years. i became fluent in german language.

The successful test flight of the ultra-low cost DIY RC KFm2 flying wing with the GoPro camera

Posted by Alex-7 on 23 September 2018 in English (English)

I performed today successful test flights of my new twin engine puller (tractor) KFm2 RC flying wing with the GoPro Session 5 camera on board. KFm2 DIY flying wing

I wrote an article-report about it. There is a short, two minutes, video of the flight in the article.

The idea is to create an open source ultra-low cost aerial platform with excellent flying qualities which could be built DIY (Do It Yourself) from readily available materials for mapping, aerial photography, journalism, agriculture, etc.

There is also in the article another video of the detailed build of this air-frame.

دام عزك ياوطني

Posted by Ma7asen9998 on 23 September 2018 in Arabic (العربية)

نبارك للحكومة والشعب السعودي باليوم الوطني ال88💚🇸🇦

Location: الرحاب, منطقة مكة المكرمة, 21481, السعودية

Turkmenistan's National Highway System

Posted by apm-wa on 22 September 2018 in English (English)

Based on my meetings with the minister of motor roads and the head of the Turkmen Motor Roads State Concern "Türkmenawtoýollary" plus interviews of local drivers, hunters, fishermen, and others here, I have identified many of the segments of the national highway system in Turkmenistan and as of this evening have mapped all but one of them. The P-8 "highway", really a dirt road, needs GPS traces to be collected before it can be properly identified, and that is problematic since it is in a border zone more or less off-limits to foreigners. I know people who have driven that route but they are unable to verify its route from satellite imagery.

We are still missing the route number for the highway from Kerki to Ymamnazar. It overlaps with the P-36 part of the way, but not all of the way.

There may be other "national highway" routes out there and I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled for them.

Some local mappers have taken it upon themselves to add street names in some towns in Turkmenistan following my master classes and presentations on mapping. That is gratifying. New POIs are popping up, as well. If we could only find all the gas stations!

Bushaltestellen in Wien

Posted by Robhubi on 22 September 2018 in German (Deutsch)

(Identischer Text im Kommentar zum Änderungssatz 40059552. Leider kann man dort keine Bilder einfügen, daher hier komplett).

Hi. Beim Planen einer Tour mit Hilfe von Online-Router ist mir in der Gudrunstraße (Nähe Matzleinsdorfer Platz, Wien) eine zunächst unerklärliche Uregelmäßigkeit aufgefallen:

Eigenartiges Routing

Je nach Router wird im Bereich der Haltestelle auf die Straße ausgewichen oder ein Umweg genommen. Im iD-Editor wird die Haltestelle so dargestellt:

Haltestelle im iD-Editor

Ich bin jetzt kein OSM/Routing-Experte, aber ich vermute das Problem liegt darin, dass die „Bushaltestelle (Wartebereich)“ den Gehsteig unterbricht. Am Ort gibt es diese Unterbrechung nicht:

Photo der Haltestelle

Die Haltestellentafel und die Bank sind zurückgerückt und der Gehsteig davor ist frei begehbar. Sollte das nicht auch so gemappt werden? Jemand hat sich sehr viel Mühe gemacht, die Haltestellen so genau zu beschreiben. Daher möchte ich nichts ohne Zustimmung ändern. Vielen Dank für eure Kommentare!

Location: Quartier Belvedere, KG Favoriten, Favoriten, Wien, 1100, Österreich

Svenska telegramgruppen är nu länkat till IRC

Posted by pangoSE on 22 September 2018 in Swedish (Svenska)

Tack till Erik som jobbat på det. Gå gärna med i Telegram-chatten för världen och SE och följ med i vad som rör sig i rörelsen just nu.

Improving OSM with street photos

Posted by pangoSE on 22 September 2018 in English (English)

Hi, recently I found this fantastic video from Nuno about using Mapillary in iD:

OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.15.0

Posted by kocio on 21 September 2018 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v4.15.0 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

  • Changing gastronomy objects color to orange (affects restaurant, fast_food, ice_cream, food_court, bar, cafe, nightclub, pub and biergarten)
  • Changing farmland and societal amenities (like school, hospital etc.) colors to fit better into the overall color systematic
  • Adding rendering for man_made=wastewater_plant and man_made=water_works
  • Adding icon for man_made=storage_tank and man_made=silo
  • Adding icon for amenity=bicycle_repair_station
  • Adding icon for leisure=amusement_arcade
  • Adding icon for shop=bookmaker
  • Adding icon for shop=trade
  • Adding rendering for attraction=water_slide
  • Rendering most of the road links thinner (affects trunk_link, primary_link, secondary_link)
  • Moving manors to z16+
  • Fixing missing country labels on z4 (affects Canada, Russia and Greenland)
  • Small code and icon fixes

Thanks to all the contributors for this release.

For a full list of commits, see

As always, we welcome any bug reports at

mbiama ahoada west Rivers state

Posted by honesty2 on 21 September 2018 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)

mapping mbiama community that has been affected by flood, due to over flow of Orashi River bank

Our first Mapathon in PUP San Juan

Posted by stephaniekylle on 21 September 2018 in English (English)

September 20, 2018. Another day for us mappers to help the world.

It's our 8th session this time in PUP San Juan. From the beginning, we have accomplished so many things. But most of it was today, our chance to help in the Ompongph Mapping.

As we start today, we had a little problem with our equipment to be used. We finalized it first before we start. While waiting for the group assigned, our mentor which is Sir Erwin Olario, mentioned the Mapathon that will be held this coming Sunday. It will be about the mapping in some afffected areas made by the Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines. Some of us can be able to go but some are not.

Our objective for this session was to help in mapping the affected areas from the Typhoon Ompong. Little we know, it will be a "Typhoon Ompong PUPSJ Mini-mapathon" for today. So far, this is our first mini-mapathon because it is really urgent this time. We have 3 tasks to do from the HotOSM and we must all be able to map and validate some works. Our class was divided into two. The other half were the ones who needed to accomplish some missed tasks from the last session, while the other one were the ones who will help on the mapping from HotOSM. I was part of the second half who will just map on some affected areas in the Philippines.

As we work on HotOSM, I can see that Typhoon Ompong really hit a large area in the Northern part of the Philippines. There were large tasks to do and we needed them to split for other mappers can help us at the same time. I worked along Cagayan where buildings are needed. As a mapper this time, we used JOSM as our editor for this task. I'm not really used to JOSM but as needed, I explored it a lot this time to make my mapping session productive. I mapped some buildings on the selected task and I can really say that JOSM is more helpful and fast at the same time unlike any other editors we can use. The buildings I added were many but I didn't accomplished the whole task because of the limited time we have.

While we were all mapping, I find us all at peace because none of us were talking to each other. We really focused on mapping today and I think that really helped a lot for the people needed it. We really used the time for us to map and ask questions to our mentor that will help us use the JOSM. When I was mapping in some parts of the task, I really find it difficult to map some areas that has their houses really compressed or too close to each other. I know that JOSM is really easy to use but when it comes to those situations, I find it really hard. But despite of that situation, I was able to map almost all of them and work on them.

The main highlight for me every session is to see the leader board for pupsjcwts! I'm really looking forward to it because I really want to be on top!! But at the same time, to map many areas that seems to be important. The ranking was shown and I'm happy because I'll still be able to reach the person ahead of me and our professor congratulated me, same goes with the other mappers. In connection with the presentation that will be held next session, we picked a mapper from the bottom 10 of the leader board to be the one that will present some insights and highlights with our CWTS++ here in PUP San Juan. With a little twist, they played Rock Paper Scissors Game in front. It was really fun to watch not because it is just a game, but also all of them in front doesn't like to present for the next session! One of them doesn't want to play that game because it was really hard for her (and also for me). We were watching closely who'll be selected for the presentation and it turns out to be the one who lose the game! In the end, one of them was selected and accepted the consequence.

That's how we end the session for today. What I felt after the session was happy and satisfied for another productive day on mapping!

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Street orientations in Vermont

Posted by Adam Franco on 21 September 2018 in English (English)

By now many folks have seen Geoff Boeing's really neat charts of street orientation that highlight how "gridded" (or not) the layout of city streets are:

Since Geoff was kind enough to provide a full open-source tool-chain, I decided to tweak it to chart the orientations of the streets of some cities and villages in my home state of Vermont:

Street orientations of Vermont

Unfortunately, until I get around to importing Vermont town boundaries, not all towns will be super easy to include in this analysis.

Location: Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, 05753, USA


Posted by honesty2 on 20 September 2018 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)

#uniquemapperteam# join us lets map our world


Posted by mimu-memo on 20 September 2018 in Japanese (日本語)



Posted by Parksoyeon on 20 September 2018 in English (English)

hello site admins, There has nothing in Myanmar country map except Yangon city. Myanmar country is neighbour of China.


Posted by honesty2 on 19 September 2018 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)

office mapping of lagos state #UNIQUEMAPPERTEAM# still mapping out vulnerable places in nigeria

Transifex preset for tamil

Posted by mdmahir on 19 September 2018 in English (English)

Can someone help to remove duplicate entries in presets. I found at least 40% of the items are HTML “1” (alt+1)



Posted by honesty2 on 19 September 2018 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)

#uniquemapperteam# mapping out states vulnerable to flooding in Nigeria.


Posted by honesty2 on 19 September 2018 in Abkhazian (Аҧсуа)

mapping areas decleared vulnerable to flood in niger

Finns det en svensk nationell adressdatabas?

Posted by pangoSE on 19 September 2018 in Swedish (Svenska)


Jag undrar om det likt danska OSAK [1], [2] finns en sån databas?

Hur många ställen i SE saknas det husnummer? 30%? 50% av alla adresser? Finns det en översikt?

Hur är det med postkoderområderna? Är gränserna för dem fria?

[1] [2]

FOSS4G2018 Experience.

Posted by ngumenawesamson on 19 September 2018 in English (English)

The unforgettable experience at 2018 FOSS4G in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.


Excitement started from the day I received an email that I had won the travel grant to the 2018 FOSS4G in Dar es salaam. It all began when I submitted my paper to be considered for the presentation at the 2018 FOSS4G. Clean Streets Kampala is a MapUganda project running in Kampala City with the major aim of creating open data to make the city clean. My paper was subjected to voting and it emerged as one of the accepted presentations at the conference with #374 as its identity. My presentation can be found here

The journey to Dar es salaam.

It was the best experience to cross my country for the first time to attend the first international conference. Me and a team of youth mappers left Kampala on Saturday August 25th using a bus for Dar and the journey was fun. We arrive in Dar es Salaam on the morning of August 27th. We checked in our hotel and then went to the conference center where we were welcomed to the conference, given tags, t-shirts and other stuff. welcome to FOSS4G

The conference.

The conference The 2018 FOSS4G was my first ever FOSS4G conference to attend and my experience is unforgettable because of so many friends that I made, workshops I attended and presentations. Friends The conference organization was on point and the most amazing part of the conference was the use of Attendify app that made the whole conference paperless. There was also a lot of new things to learn during workshops and presentations like how different geo-spatial practitioners are using open source tools in their daily work, Gender inclusiveness in OSM communities, new softwares and many more. I also got a chance to attend the HOT summit where the teams were presenting about their activities in Africa and beyond. My favorite presentations and workshops included; * An interactive understanding of free and open source geospatial ecosystems. * Modeling natural hazard in gvSIG * Missing maps year 4! * Esri Youth Mappers workshop at Ardhi University. Youth mappers workshop at Ardhi University

The social events

2018 FOSS4G social events were amazing. 1. The first social event at The Badminton institute in made me meet new friends like Esau from Tanzania and David Williams from California. 2. The Gala at Golden Turip hotel was full of fun with alot of dance moves from almost every attendee of the conference and also perfomance from the local dance groups. Local dancers 3. The Travel grant program event at High Spirit was also interesting. It gave us a chance to play cards that were given out by Geocat. Playing cards

About Dar es salaam

It feels good to be in Dar es salaam. The cold breath of the coast of the Indian ocean. Dar es salaam The people were so hospitable and welcoming. There was always good service in the hotel where we were staying. I liked the sea food and coconut in Dar es salaam. I got a chance to use the Mwendokasi public transport system that i found so interesting, very fast and so cheap. Also Uber, Taxify were available as transport sources in Dar.


I would like to Thank the organizers of the 2018 FOSS4G conference for their wonderful work, for the travel grant program. Special thanks also go to the HOT team and all other sponsors for making the conference happen. Asante sana

The 2018 FOSS4G left no one behind.

Location: Posta Mpya, Kivukoni, Dar es Salaam, Coastal, 11101, Tanzania