Featured image proposals

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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.

What kind of image?

The image must be released with an open license (including no non-commercial restriction) and...

Just a great image of one sort or another e.g.

  • Photos of people doing OpenStreetMap stuff
  • Interesting maps e.g. interesting renderings
  • Interesting screenshots of website maps
  • Interesting screenshots of other software
  • Bonus points for something in current news

We're trying for high standards but all proposals will be considered

How to propose?

How to propose?

Simply create a new section on this wiki page with your proposal (If you don't know how to edit the wiki, you can email CWG instead)

That's the minimum and we need more people doing this. After that, you (perhaps with the help of others) can...

  • upload the image to the wiki
  • Specify an open license on the image description page (Contact image "author" as necessary)
  • Embed the image in the proposal section on this page at 400px wide.
  • Write a caption describing the image, and linking any further reading. Captions should be short and use promotional language.

If you just do the first step (propose an image) others can help you with the remaining steps.

Meta stuff:

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)----

We need permission for this I think -- Harry Wood (talk) 22:16, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Since the data used in this map is totally from OSM database, I believe we don't need to ask permission Wille (talk)---


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!

-- Harry Wood (talk) 12:57, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Another OSM Laser cutting

Another intresting laser image https://twitter.com/_ynunokawa/status/754992929890906112

...or are we bored of those now? :-)

-- Harry Wood (talk) 14:34, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Well no ... I think we'd all like more lasers. :-)
I don't know anything about this though, so hoping @_ynunokawa can A) give us permission to release this photo CC-BY-SA2.0 on this wiki and B) tell us a bit more about what and where this is. Ideally a link to a blog post or something with more information
(sent a note pointing him here)
-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:46, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Indoor mapping presented at WhereCamp Berlin

Apparently indoor mapping was a big topic and WhereCamp Berlin recently. Simon Poole was suggesting looking for an image from that. Anyone got a specific image to suggest?

I spotted this nice animated image https://twitter.com/tbsprs/status/794979018038710272 So I (or someone) could chase the licensing on that

-- Harry Wood (talk) 10:53, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

MapSwipe to Tasking Manager process

I uploaded this one to the wiki:

MapSwipe results to tasking manager.png

Which I think is quite neat. Initially I've used it to decorate MapSwipe#Results, but if we can get confirmation of an open license [1], it's quite an interesting image of the week I think

-- Harry Wood (talk) 16:59, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Got the CCBYSA2.0 permission on that.
Caption: "Many people have been classifying imagery in a new super-simple micro-tasking app called MapSwipe. This image illustrates a process developed by DisasterMappers Heidelberg for taking MapSwipe results (left) and setting up a Task Manager project to map the settlements (right)"
I'm going to schedule for next week so that this caption is available for translation in advance for a change, but please keep image proposals coming. We'd like to have queue of them!
-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:34, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

SOTM Latam

SotM Latam2016.jpg

Could probably have a photo from State of the Map Latam 2016 last weekend.

I think it a write-up blog post would be even better, or we could even do both. [Side note: hmm we never had a write-up blog post on the main blog about the main SOTM]

-- Harry Wood (talk) 10:34, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Added the official photo --Wille (talk) 13:14, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
Excellent. I wil schedule this now with a simple caption:
"State of the Map Latam 2016, the conference for Latin America, took last week in São Paulo"
-- Harry Wood (talk) 22:33, 4 December 2016 (UTC)