- 1 Community Update From 02 August 2010 to 08 August 2010
- 1.1 Image Of the Week
- 1.2 Project of The Week
- 1.3 General news
- 1.4 Mailing Lists Talks
- 1.5 Blog Posts
Community Update From 02 August 2010 to 08 August 2010
Image Of the Week
Project of The Week
- Transit Database for OpenStreetMap Routing changed from beta to final stage
- Microsoft launch an OpenStreetMap Mapnik layer on Bing Maps.
Mailing Lists Talks
Kyrgyzstan crisis ( on talk@ )
An announce has been made about the availability of UNOSAT imagery for Kyrgyzstan. The WMS address is only available for those who ask it but the imagery seems to be really good. The coordination of the work goes on WikiProject_Kyrgyzstan.
Problem about naming and postfix ( on talk@ )
In some languages / country the name of a place can be multiple parts agregated. Like we have "New York City", "State of New York","New York metropolitan area"... in the type of the place is one part of the name (State, City,..) and can be in the same word than the name. This is a problem that many people experiences when there are using nominatim for example.
Non Roman letters rendering in map ( on talk@ )
There was some discussion about non Roman letters like Arabic and Japanese on map of those country. These are the reflect of the reality but in the other hand are quite difficult to read for someone who doesn't know the alphabet. Someone pointed out the use of  to display a map in a certain language with the use of the name:locale_code=* ( ie name:fr=États-Unis d'Amérique )
Tagging proposals ( tagging@ )
Extend post box
Extend post box. It purpose to have an addition to the commonly used attributes to describe a post box. physical type, apertures, type of mail,...