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 front page of the OpenStreetMap Wiki, plus eternal fame in the archives. Good luck!
Places that might contain interesting OSM stuff:
- Philippines/Featured images
- Template:Calendar - Upcoming events that might call for an image
Requests for images
If you know of or can create one of the following images, please add it to this page, or add a link to the talk page:
- Moret-sur-Loing  complete with buildings and housenumbers
- Dorking 
- Cuzco, Peru (large areas mapped) 
- Lhasa, Tibet, China (idem) 
- Moabit, Berlin, Germany (high detail) 
- amsterdam suburb with buildings
- Berlin Sony Center  --Sahradesertfox 23:28, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
- Zurich Mainstation trackfield in full detail (take a look at it in potlatch!) Image:Zurich_mainstation_trackfield.png
- , Kuznetzovsk is small city in Ukraine, where most of CloudMade test team come from
- Birmingham England City Centre inside ring road completed to building level detail from aerial imagery purchased by local mappers
- Golf course rendering on OSM-FR tiles: example http://tile.openstreetmap.fr/?zoom=16&lat=48.72627&lon=2.60943 but some other golf course may look even better ! Cquest (talk) 08:44, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
Suggestions without images
- image of first ODbL planet file (file listing, planet.osm.org screenshot, first/all 01s of the binary file, ...)
- SimLinz (blog) (image, north=left, east=up) (discussion); I can't determine if this exhibition is ongoing, but if it's periodic then the IOTW inclusion should be timed to match. --goldfndr 02:43, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
- his is a very detailed labyrinth. The trail is taged not visibile, so check out the data itself. http://www.openstreetmap.org/?minlon=7.5788947&minlat=48.0402369&maxlon=7.5819638&maxlat=48.0422816 T
- The Russian Video :)
- something from 
- http://vimeo.com/30555973 rome
- Royal Mail in the UK using OSM to map the Olympic celebration post boxes. (highish profile use) http://www.goldpostboxes.com/
- Using 2 laptops and a desktop to do some serious mapping: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kachkaev/8128791519/in/photostream/
Commercial printed maps by Michelin
Michelin (one of the main french tourist guides publisher, also responsible for the "michelin star" awards) is now printing and selling OSM-based paper maps. --Vincent De Phily (talk) 08:57, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
- Hey this looks like an interesting story. I don't think this makes a particularly good image of the week, but if we could see some actual OSM data within a map maybe.
- Anyway Michelin are BIG, so this seems like important news. Perhaps we should have an @OpenStreetMap tweet about it, or even an OpenGeoData.org blog. Anyone know more about it? To what extent are they using OpenStreetMap?
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 17:34, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Laser Etched Maps
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8501866636_2cd75d1dc5.jpg Hawkeye admiring his laser-etched acrylic map of OpenStreetMap buildings in central Glasgow, made at the MAKLab in The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Full image at http://www.flickr.com/photos/drnoble/8501866636/ - I have licensed it CC-by-Attr - presume this is OK? --Drnoble (talk) 21:00, 25 February 2013 (UTC) hope this is the correct place to suggest my photo for IOTW
Road quality map of Romania based on OSM data
|With the help of a motorbike community in Romania we have been able to create this map (site available only in Romanian) using only OSM data.|
- I quite like this image, so I'm not sure why it never got featured, but it's been on this proposals page for a couple of years. It's out-of-date now. It would've worked better as an image showing a recent initiative. -- Harry Wood (talk) 10:58, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Danish Working Environment Authority' android app
The Danish Working Environment Authority android app, used by the inspectors to see their current visits and the route between them
-- 08:35, 6 June 2011 User:Winbladh
- I reworded your above caption to be a little more snappy.
- The image is a lot taller than it is wide, which can be a bit problematic layout-wise.
- The image itself is no more interesting than the many other screenshots of Android apps showing OpenStreetMap tiles. What's interesting is that the Danish government are using this. A really great imag would be a photograph of a Danish official holding a phone, using the app. Somehow convey the government use a bit more. Maybe a bit difficult to get though.
- -- Harry Wood 10:47, 6 June 2011 (BST)
- This has been on the proposals page for a long time. we've not decided to feature it, and these days it's no longer a recent image/initiative. I think it's an OK proposal, but I guess we could easily find more interesting and more recent app screenshots so I'm going to drop this off here. -- Harry Wood (talk) 11:01, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
ITO's 4-up year of edits snapshot
|ITO World's 4-up year of edits video for 2008-2011: Vimeo video|
We've since featured Derick's 2012 video, so this would be a little bit out of date if we featured it now -- Harry Wood 10:29, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Article in Linux Format
A 4-page article on OpenStreetMap is in the November 2012 issue (in shops now) of Linux Format.
I can upload the full image, if needed, when I'm back home.
Mapper Baseball Cards
--User:LastGrape 12:25, 15 October 2012
- quite funny. We need an actual image uploaded to the wiki with an open license, and a caption. This image is best, but too low res -- Harry Wood 12:38, 22 October 2012 (BST)
I was looking for good picture from State Of The Map U.S. 2012.
- Group photo is the obvious choice. This makes me wonder though, did we feature a group shot from the main Tokyo conference?
- Conference crowd captures the atmosphere better perhaps. black n white. hmm arty.
- Mappy legs. This one is great. Obviously a unique use of our maps. Not too riskee I don't think (?) but we should perhaps check with this lady if she minds her legs being a featured image!
But with all of these, is it a problem that they are non-commercial licensed? Perhaps the photographer is willing to waive that anyway.
- Harry Wood 14:40, 22 October 2012 (BST)
- I've had further discussion with incanus via flickr mail. He's agreed to waive the NC restriction on all his SOTMUS photos now -- Harry Wood (talk) 18:20, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
- And we've now featured the Mappy Legs photo
- We could still use one of these others. In particular I was thinking it might be good to do a montage of group photos from recent SOTMs in the run up to promoting this year's. Tokyo SOTM + SOTM US group photos.
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:23, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Algerian petrol dispenser operator Naftal
- "dispenser" is the wrong word. How about...
- "Naftal, the main petrol company in Algeria, uses OpenStreetMap on its website showing the locations of its stations such as this example "
- This website is pretty pants. Doesn't format correctly in safari, and even in the image it's a bit... spaced out. But on the other hand this is a great switch2osm story coming out of Algeria. I quite like it
- -- Harry Wood 18:52, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
Moments in the History of OpenStreetMap
Moments in the History of OpenStreetMap is a great image of course, but it's NC restricted again so we cant use it. Also it's not ideal because it's too tall. Also it's already had a mention on the opengeodata weekly summary. ...but apart from that it's a great image :-) -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:26, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Galway MapCraft cake diagram
Suggested caption: "Over 6,000 buildings traced by OSM members in 39 hours using MapCraft to coordinate their efforts"
It's a good story, and a good video (If we ignore the questions this raises about whether we encourage armchair mapping)
...but not a particularly good image in my opinion. For a start it needs to fit in 400px wide, and this shouldn't be saved as JPEG. Ugly compression artefacts around the text.
But visually not that exciting. All we see is red and green areas, which no doubt meant a lot to the people who were working turn the MapCraft cake green, but I'm not sure if it means much to a casual image browsing audience. We can't see lots of buildings appearing on the map, because it's covered by the green.
There's my grumpy critique, but then again if this is the only image anyone's going to propose :-)
Lübeck Hauptbahnhof in 3D (OSM2World)
O2World in Berlin
Check the Monuments!
CheckTheMonuments This map help you, to find the place withe the most monuments. Check it! A tool for quality assurance of historic objects. Many of the detected objects as "historic = monument" is not a monument in reality. They were out of ignorance or lack of matching tags detected as a monument. This map will assist in the correction. --Reneman (talk) 08:28, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Comenius Mapping Party in Romania
-- User:Fredao 20:31, 21 May 2013
Cool. I guess the last one might be the best, giving a close up of the T-shirts text plus some good smiles.
I was expecting to see you using some of these photos on the Ro:Life Long Learning Mapping Project wiki page. It relates to that yes? Want me to add them on there?
done! :-) ... I had the photos provisionally on our "home" ;-)
BTW: on the 731 we see students from Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Slovenia and Germany. :) if you need the names ... please tell me :)
gallery ... nice feature :)