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)

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)

Creating MapRoulette Challenges from GeoJSON

The tutorial (also [1]) has pictures, the project licence is Apache 2.0.--Andrew (talk) 19:06, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

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)

OSMLanduse Map

http://osmlanduse.org I think it's a new thing. googlemapsmania picked up on it but maybe just the website & interface is new. Maybe the background map style has been around for a while. "Background map by Maxim Rylov - OpenMapSurfer Roads". Screenshot should include the pie chart bit anyway I guess. -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:55, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

OSM in the German Museum of Technology


An OpenStreetMap jacket is in exhibition in the section "Who makes the map" at the German Museum of Technology. Photo by Johan (@freenerd). --Wille (talk) 12:20, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Excellent. Thanks Wille! Tweaking the caption a bit : "An OpenStreetMap jacket on show at a "Who makes the map" exhibition at the German Museum of Technology" ... that's featured this week -- Harry Wood (talk)



OSMvis is a collection of visualizations related to OpenStreetMap. On the top image, you can see the most frequent words in the OSM Wiki. On the lower left side, the daily amount of new nodes and at the right, the quantity of new users per day. See more visualizations at http://projects.mocnik-science.net/osm-vis/ --Wille (talk) 14:00, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Oh nice.
Maybe this image would be better split in two actually, just because the images work better when they're wider than they are high (on the Main Page and on twitter) ...but maybe you already spent time joining the images together :-)
-- Harry Wood (talk) 15:07, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

ateljekartan.com Poster printing service

Saw this: https://twitter.com/svejda_goldmann/status/822430738985472000

Looks quite nice

TODO: get permissions.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 13:49, 20 January 2017 (UTC)