Community Update From 16 August 2010 to 22 August 2010
Image Of the Week
Project of The Week
- Retirement of gazetteer.openstreetmap.org announced
Mailing Lists Talks
How to tag a farmer market
Farmer market is a place farmers sell their own products. Some are intermittent and some are permanent. For this, 2 propositions were made :
- shop=farm ( a recent compromise on that appears in Germany )
Proposition of new tagging for power generator
Some people find that the actual tagging scheme for power is not powerful enough. It can't, for example, handle well co/tri-generation centres.
Tagging a Dance school
The question went out and an bunch of different options where proposed.
- First, the amenity=school with school=dance ...
- or amenity=training with training=dance
- or the previously Proposed : Proposed_features/Dancing_school
Cory Lueninghoener presented his tool to make visualisation of gpx traces like these: http://www.wirelesscouch.net/gpsmaps/
The tool is available here : http://www.wirelesscouch.net/labs/gpxmap/
How to add a Marker on the map
The question was asked how to add a marker somewhere on the map.
You can also use the static project to generate an image of the map (with or without a marker) on http://pafciu17.dev.openstreetmap.org/
A need for a new rental scheme is coming. After the proposing of a new tag Proposed features/rental, some propose other alternatives like shop=rental in addition to rental=* or shop=bicycle with rental:bicycle=true
Pre-disaster imagery of Pakistan Floods now available from SPOT
A Member of the HOT team has received a positive response about using SPOT Pre-disaster imagery of Pakistan in openstreetmap. For details see the Humanitarian OSM Team page and a post on the hot.openstreetmap.org blog
A vast cleanup of Proposed features
Since other seems to agree, you can join the effort in the Talk:Proposed features#Cleanup Request
OSM Foundation Officers
The results of the elections were published some time ago and now the new officers are announced :
- Emilie Laffray is the new treasurer of OSMF
- Simone Cortesi is the new secretary of OSMF
- Steve Coast is the chairman of OSMF