Featured image proposals
Welcome to Featured image proposals.
Great photos of OpenStreetMap community, maps, or artwork posted here stand a good chance of being made Featured images, giving your picture a week of infamy on the main page of the OpenStreetMap Wiki, plus eternal fame in the archives.
Global Noise Pollution Map
Visualization of noise pollution for the entire world based on top of OSM data. Link: http://lukasmartinelli.ch/gis/2016/04/03/openstreetmap-noise-pollution-map.html Wille (talk)----
- It is not authorization for the data used (ODbL licensed), but for the rendering itself (not covered by the ODbL license, just like OSM.org Mapnik rendering is licensed separately using CC-BY-SA, and the Mapnik renderer code itself has its own separate license for its open source).
- All we have for now is a publication on a private user blog, which has no clear statement about licensing and authorization (do you see the "Copyright Lukas Martinelli" at bottom of pages?, and when you click on the map, you see it is hosted in a private Mapbox installation, with "Copyright Mapbox"). There's no indication at all for the additional noise data.
- So Harry Wood is correct: finding a blog featuring some image does not grant use the right to take a screenshot and republish it (and not that the OSM data is not the only information used, this image was produced by its own renderer using its own dataset for filtering/evaluating noise, with various rules not found in the OSM database itself). — Verdy_p (talk) 15:39, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Saw a screenshot image of this on twitter: http://blog.alb42.de/programs/mapparium/ No better than any other software screenshot, but we should do more software screenshots really. We can spin a positive caption about this because it's a prime example of OSM data reaching exotic tech platforms!
Creating MapRoulette Challenges from GeoJSON
- Yeah it's a good tutorial to draw attention to, but I can't particularly see a stand out image there. -- Harry Wood (talk) 10:50, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Bus stops of Rosario and Buenos Aires
It needs a better marker for the bus stops, but can be an idea to a post in the future: https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMapAR/status/834933019928571904 There are a lot of bus routes mapped in both cities as well. --Wille (talk) 01:42, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
OSM and Missing Maps on TV programme
A TV programme of the British channel Sky News highlighted the OpenStreetMap mapathons that have been organized by the Missing Maps project in London. The video is available on YouTube. I made a screenshot, but I'm not sure if the copyright allow us to publish in a open license: http://imgur.com/a/SFR8z --Wille (talk) 18:17, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
Tawi-Tawi Mapping Expedition in the Philippines
With drone pilots and backed by the Marines, Navy and Army's Scout Rangers, User:Schadow1 pushed a mapping expedition in southern Philippines for logistics, navigation, military operations purposes, and tourism. About 1,957 unique mapping data has been added from the expedition to OpenStreetMap. More information available on Schadow1 Expeditions
-- User:Schadow1 07:17, 6 June 2017
- This photo with somebody posing with big guns, I think it's problematic. I don't want to sound like a hippy pacifist, but we're looking for images which reflect well on OpenStreetMap, and so... to look for a standard corporate comms phrase, I would say... "it sends out the wrong message".
- But I took a look at some other photos on the the blog you linked. Some great images there. The group photo would be standard image of the week material. I think a montage with various photos (amazing blue skies blue sea) would be the best actually.
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 22:58, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
- Got it! It was a mapping expedition with the Marines so this was sent out. If in anyway it sent out a wrong message, here is a new photo
- -- schadow1 (talk) 02:04, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
- I'm not worried about the photo on your blog, or linking to that. Just saying I wouldn't choose the gun images as OSM image of the week for these reasons. But the mapping on a beach photo is good. We can use that. And the caption makes sense apart from I wasn't sure what you meant by "1,957 unique mapping data". OSM elements? -- Harry Wood (talk) 00:32, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Mapillary road signs
Saw this tweeted by Mapillary although actually this is a screenshot I took myself just now of the same junction.
I think it's visually interesting and also a core OSM current news story. Out of time again, so featuring this one now
- Did you get the licence from Mapillary to reuse their image ? Even if this image was twitted publicly, it doesnot mean there's no licence and the Twitter licence will apply by default, unless the sender has specified something else in his post.
- Note trhat Twitter allows republishing twits, but by using their documented API that tracks users... Twits are not free, users themselves are the price, and Twitter reserves the right to remove any post at any time. There's some limited "fair use" but I would not defend it in Europe, and this wiki is in UK, not in US, so "US fair use" does not apply.
- I suggest you take the time to ask the permission from the original Twitter poster, and at least inform him ! I'm not sure that Mapillary was contacted to getr that permission of republishing this image elsewhere than on Twitter (where Mapillary can get contacts with many users and inform them regularly, and track their own audience on Twitter). — Verdy_p (talk) 15:50, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
- I actually tracked down the junction they were featuring there and took this screenshot myself, hence I've written "Similar image was tweeted by Mapillary". It was an interesting map hunting challenge :-) but of course it also saved me having to wait for permission. This reminds though the image has a bit of bing imagery in it. I should use the template for that -- Harry Wood (talk) 20:16, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
OSM map on bike trailer
- That's a cool photo yeah. I just asked Spannholtz for open licensing permission -- Harry Wood (talk) 00:27, 27 June 2017 (UTC)