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OpenStreetBrowser: New translation system

Posted by skunk on 7 February 2019 in English (English)

A few days ago, Ivan Seoane showed me weblate - an open source translation management system. Very nice and very suitable for OpenStreetBrowser. I installed it right away, you can find it here: Also, Ivan is working on the translation for Galician, which is already available.

Be aware, that authentication is not connected to any other service (like OpenStreetMap, OpenStreetBrowser Dev, Github, Weblate), so you need a separate account there.

Not all parts of OpenStreetBrowser can be translated there, e.g. date formats have their own separate repository, as you have to actually produce code (it’s just too complex).

OpenStreetBrowser v4.5: Filter category results

Posted by skunk on 31 January 2019 in English (English) got a new feature update (4.5)! You can now filter category results by certain criteria (e.g. title, type, …).

Read more on the blog:

Gastronomy category filtered for pubs in Birmingham, showing possible additional filters.

OpenStreetBrowser Feature update (v4.4): Improved localization

Posted by skunk on 17 January 2019 in English (English)

This update brings some nice improvements concerning localization: repository-specific language strings, localized start_date and opening_date and a brand-new translation overview page listing all translators.


Buildings age in Graz, Austria Again buildings age in Graz, Austria (haven’t found many places so well mapped). This time with German dates. Note also the image, included via Wikidata.

Read more on the OpenStreetBrowser Blog.

OpenStreetBrowser category updates: buildings, offices, culture, ...

Posted by skunk on 10 January 2019 in English (English)

The current category update for OpenStreetBrowser has been in the making for quite some time. The main changes are more detailed categories about buildings (type, age, height, …), an inclusion of map features with office tags in thematic maps and more detailed popups in the Culture categories.

-> read more

Age of buildings in the city centre of Graz, Austria.

OpenStreetBrowser v4.3: Feature update

Posted by skunk on 20 December 2018 in English (English)
  1. Custom repo: It’s possible to create custom categories for some time now, now you can load an alternative repository as base categories. E.g.: The categories of user mr. satterly. In the repository selector, there’s a link “Use this repository as base repository”.
  2. Collapsed lists: The lists of map features (of a category) are now truncated, and there’s a link “Show more results” which will show you the rest.
  3. Permalink: As requested, there’s now a “Permalink” in the menu at the bottom.

New features of OpenStreetBrowser 4.3

Read more about OpenStreetBrowser on the blog.

New OpenStreetBrowser version

Posted by skunk on 4 December 2018 in English (English)

New OpenStreetBrowser version! ->

Main new feature: * Export all visible map features as GeoJSON, OSM XML or OSM JSON!


openstreetmap #osm

Offices in OpenStreetBrowser

Posted by skunk on 30 November 2018 in English (English)

Until yesterday OpenStreetBrowser completely ignored the “office” key. Now I created an “Offices” category (under “Services”), but I’m not sure about it’s usefulness. It would be great to get some input from the community on this.


New category "Swimming and Bathing" in OpenStreetBrowser

Posted by skunk on 30 November 2018 in English (English)

There’s a new category “Swimming and Bathing” (under “Leisure, Sport and Shopping”) in OpenStreetBrowser.

Screenshot of OpenStreetBrowser showing the "Swimming and Bathing" category

It includes a variety of swimming and bathing facilities:

  • leisure=swimming_area
  • leisure=water_park
  • leisure=beach_resort
  • leisure=sports_centre
  • natural=water, sport=swimming
  • natural=beach
  • amenity=public_bath (it will add the “bath:type” in the description)
  • tourism=spa_resort
  • leisure=swimming_pool (only those, which don’t have “access=private” set)
  • leisure=sauna (it will add the “sauna:type” in the description)

If you have ideas for improvements, you can post ideas on the Github issues page.

Óbudai Sziget in Budapest

Posted by skunk on 20 August 2008 in English (English)

Last weekend I was on the Sziget Festival which is held every year on Óbudai Sziget (Sziget=Island) in Budapest. I mapped some of the ways there.

Location: Óbudai-sziget, 3rd district, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary