OpenStreetMap

Getting Started with OSM and GSoC'21!

Posted by Darkshredder on 1 June 2021 in English (English).

About Me

I am Yash Srivastava, an undergraduate student from the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee in Uttarakhand, India. I usually spend my time exploring different technologies and creating various projects.

Apart from development, I enjoy solving rubix’s cubes, reading books, watching anime. I also love adventure sports and travelling to different places.

Journey to OSM

I was working on creating a website for my college society where we needed to integrate a map to find the location of our college society.

At first, I tried with Google Maps integration, but the location was not found there and integrating it also required some API keys, which involved more work. Later while searching for alternatives, I found out about OpenStreetMap and how we can integrate it with our website and make changes to its database in a hassle-free way.

GSoC Project: Interface for reporting search bugs for Nominatim

The project proposal can be found here

Currently, there is no standard platform where users can report geocoding bugs or send feedback. Generally, if a user wants to give feedback or report a bug, one has to have a GitHub account and then create an issue that is not feasible. Thus we aim to create an Interface for reporting search bugs for Nominatim.

It will have the following project goals:

  1. The interface will be mobile-friendly.

  2. The backend will store log files for the reported bugs.

  3. Test suit will be created and iterated parallel to both frontend and backend.

Since this year GSoC has a shorter period thus we will have the following stretch goals:

  1. We will be adding a python script that will export log files to a CSV format that can be processed through Geocode-Tester to recheck the reported bugs.

  2. Dockerizing the whole application for the portability of code.

  3. Creating a Continous Integration pipeline using GitHub-Actions.

  4. Adding internationalization support.

That’s pretty much it. I will keep adding diary entries and keep everyone updated. If you have any questions about feel free to comment below. Thanks!

Location: Vijyant Khand, Chinhat, Sadar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Comment from naveenpf on 4 June 2021 at 05:37

All the best Yash !!! Do join OSM IN telegram group https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/India

Comment from John@Mathew on 9 June 2021 at 18:55

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