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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)---

Unmapped towns in Brazil

Heatmap-municipios-sem-mapeamento BR.png

Heatmap of municipalities is Brazil without residential roads mapped. Diary entry. --Andrew (talk) 21:14, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

This is clever but sort of negative as an outward-facing promotional image of OSM. Showing stuff we don't have mapped yet. Not sure if that matters much -- Harry Wood (talk) 21:32, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
My opinion is that it is smart from us to show that we know where our data is defective and that we are working on it to make it better. That image may also give incentive to contributors to work a bit more on these areas.
We should not be afraid to say that we are not providinc a complete covergage, and the purpose of this wiki is to help improve it.
See also the MissingMaps and HotOSM projects that also demonstrate such needs for further work. It's good to know that more data is needed there, as there's a legitimate demand for it. — Verdy_p (talk) 08:41, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Yeah maybe we can just write the caption in a positive way -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:58, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Psychedelic intersections


TODO: make an extract and ask for CC permissions on it.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 08:00, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Fort McMurray Map contribution

Fort McMurray Contribution after WildFire.PNG

People on the talk-ca came together and helped contribute the Fort McMurray mapping data after the wildfire has ravaged the town. In a matter of days 327 changesets were created with 44,714 objects changed

-- User:James2432 00:59, 12 May 2016‎

So that's a screenshot of this: http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-changesets?comment=osmcanada-FortMc#11/56.7348/-111.3976
There's a bunch more editing which didn't have that 'osmcanada-FortMc' changeset comment (I even did a bit of mapping myself as it was hitting the news in the UK)
It's a shame there's a bunch of newly mapped forest which should be visible on that screenshot, but we'll have to wait for a re-render of zoom 12.
This is the slightly strange thing about this mapping response. In order to better show the area where forest has been destroyed, we need to add in all the missing forest! And if course it's working around an ugly shard of forest data which was already imported on the Southwest side of the city (particularly ugly at this zoom 11/12)
I like the idea of a featured image on this very topical in-the-news topic, but I wonder if there's a better way we could show it an image.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 16:28, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

OpenStreetMap in Cuba Conference

Photos CC licensed in https://www.flickr.com/photos/willemarcel/albums/72157667737641821

Between April 25 and 27, took place in Havana the first Intenational Free Software Conference (CubaConf) of Cuba. Many Latin American OSM contributors went to Cuba to give talks about OpenStreetMap and organize a workshop and a mapathon. Blog post Wille (talk)

Oh yeah I saw your diary entry about Cubaconf. Great photos again. So much South America! -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:52, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Children empowering themselves through maps

Bluefields risk places identification.jpg

A photo series from Bluefields, Nicaragua, when the local OSM community and UNICEF worked with children and adolescents in schools to help children to empower themselves through the use of maps [1]. I'm not sure which one to take, so I made a collage.

Caption proposal: "Children identifying places of risk in their environment through maps"

Read more about the contextː Bluefields has its first collaborative map

-- User:Xamanu 8:22, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

tourist map Pisa

Via SK53 on IRC. This looks very nice: crowdfunded tourist map for hills around Pisa http://conf.openstreetmap.it/slides/Mappadeimontipisani.org-OSMIT2016.pdf TODO: Choose a nice extract from the PDF and check we can open license that image (guess not a problem) -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:45, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

OSM stats visualization with Arduino

Touch that data.jpg

Made at OpenDot Lab in Milan and presented at OSMit2016 last week. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNzWbN3C7wU

--User:Sarchittuorg 13:55, 23 May 2016‎

Very cool!
You should stick some music in the background on that video (e.g. youtube let's you do that quite easily without even re-uploading)
Anyway the image is cool too.
Caption: "Presented at OSMit2016, this moving 3D model by OpenDot Lab is the latest way to visualise OpenStreetMap stats!"
We've got quite a backlog of events related images (and I wouldn't mind another from OSMIT e.g. a group photo) but this one can be featured some time soon I'm sure.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 03:16, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Added a music track to the video, thanks for the suggestion. No group photo was made, it's a pity... --Sarchittuorg (talk) 19:58, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
Featuring it this week - Harry Wood (talk) 10:44, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Plaza del Ejecutivo, Mexico City

Plaza del ejecutivo-Mexico-City.jpg

Streets around the Plaza del Ejecutivo, in Mexico City, create a drawing similar to a spider web. Wille (talk)

Board game using OSM data

Board game osm.jpg

Board game using OSM data: memory game of the French largest cathedrals. Filtering of the Geofabrik extract with Osmosis, area calculation with QGIS, data processing and rendering with Maperitive/Maperipy. Contact: user:JBacc1. JB (talk) 09:53, 23 June 2016 (UTC)