List of featured images/2016

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These are Featured images, which have been identified as the best examples of OpenStreetMap mapping, or as useful illustrations of the OpenStreetMap project.

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2016

Week 1
(4–10 Jan.)
Amenity tag transitions diagram.png
English How do amenity tags change? A detailed analysis by Matias Dahl involved mining the Planet.osm/full history dumps to produce diagrams like this revealing internal relationships between the tags. ±
Week 2
(11–17 Jan.)
Sticker of openstreetmap taiwan logo.jpg
English Stickers of OpenStreetMap Taiwan logo for Participants of the Kaohsiung Meetup, which occurred in the Southern port city in Taiwan. ±
Week 3
(18–24 Jan.)
OpenStreetMap in an IC2 carriage (DB).jpg
English OpenStreetMap in an IC2 carriage (Deutsche Bahn). The map shows the current location of the train and highlights the stations ±
Week 4
(25–31 Jan.)
Geoshepherds cross-country ski mapping.png
English “We won‘t let the snow stop us!” The folks at swedish design firm geoshepherds, have been out mapping on their cross-country skis! ±
Week 5
(1–7 Feb.)
Mapathon-la-guajira.jpg
English Last month mappers gathered in Bogota, for an OpenStreetMap Colombia/Missing Maps Project event to help put the the Wayuu people on the map, by mapping details of the "La Guajira" peninsula. Read more on the OpenStreetMap Colombia blog ±
Week 6
(8–14 Feb.)
FabLab Lannion laser cutter map.jpg
English The FabLab Lannion laser cutting machine, making a map of the roads of Lannion-Tregor Communauté, northern France (here) ±
Week 7
(15–21 Feb.)
Smelly map of London.png
English SmellyMaps. Mapping different types of smell (based on flickr tags & tweets) as different colours on the OpenStreetMap road network ±
Week 8
(22–28 Feb.)
Tandale.jpg
English Tandale in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, has been mapped in dense detail since 2009. Recently the Ramani Huria project involved local people and UAV imagery, updating reflecting flood changes, and adding even more local details (see the map) ±
Week 9
(1–6 Mar.)
OSM-Workshop-Bogo-Cebu-Philippines.jpg
English The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the Croix-Rouge Francaise hosted a 3-day OpenStreetMap workshop in Bogo, Cebu, as part of their Northern Cebu Risk Mapping project. Read more here ±
Week 10
(7–13 Mar.)
MapeoLibreMexico.jpg
English Conference organised by the Mexico OpenStreetMap community in the campus of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México in Toluca. ±
Week 11
(14–20 Mar.)
StLuciaMapathon 2016-02-28 15.14.08.jpg
English New mappers at #mapsaintlucia, the first national mapathon in Saint Lucia. ±
Week 12
(21–27 Mar.)
OpenDataDay2016-Santiago-Chile.jpg
English For OpenDataDay 2016 in Santiago, Chile they asked passers-by in a public square to put sticky notes over a big printed OpenStreetMap map. Read more on this OKFN blog post. ±
Week 13
(28 Mar. – 3 Apr.)
Chris Roth Place names visualisation, Switzerland.png
English Distribution of place names containing “berg” (German for “mountain”) in Switzerland. Try out your own place names query to visualise geographic distribution using Chris Roth’s Places tool. ±
Week 14
(4–10 Apr.)
Argentina-streets.jpg
English Argentina has some curious street layouts. In the city of Puerto Madryn there is a suburb with concentric circular streets and in El Calafate a suburb (Solo Terra) whose streets form a treble clef! ±
Week 15
(11–17 Apr.)
Multilingual-india-map.gif
English India has 22 languages and one of the powerful features of OpenStreetMap is that we can map places and feature names in more than one language. User PlaneMad has created a view of this data. A multilingual map of India. Read more on his diary entry. ±
Week 16
(18–24 Apr.)
Epworth heatmap.jpg
English Heatmap of addresses across Epworth, in Harare Province, Zimbabwe. An example of planning and reporting efforts needed to create or improve Missing Maps in Africa. ±
Week 17
(25 Apr. – 1 May)
Fredy Rivera mapping mountain tracks.jpg
English Colombian mapper Fredy Rivera likes to take his 4x4 and map mountain trails for OpenStreetMap. With such stunning scenery in the Andes, who can blame him?! Fredy was featured in this mapper in the spotlight blog post. ±
Week 18
(2–8 May)
MediaLabUIO mapping Ecuador.jpg
English Students at MediaLab UIO in Ecuador mapping in response to the recent earthquake, using the OSM Tasking Manager to coordinate with mappers around the world. Read more on their blog (in Spanish) and on the 2016 Ecuador earthquake page. ±
Week 19
(9–15 May)
OSM Analytics Haiti buildings.png
English The new OSM Analytics tool showing progress with mapping buildings in Haiti, by comparing on a timeline, and with a visual side-by-side map slider. ±
Week 20
(16–22 May)
GirlPower.JPG
English Web developers learning about mapping at this developer focused mapping workshop organized by Kathmandu Living Labs in Nepal. ±
Week 21
(23–29 May)
Kathmandu Living Labs at Understanding Risk.jpg
English Nama Budhathoki of Kathmandu Living Labs describing the 2015 Nepal earthquake mapping response at Understanding Risk conference in Venice (session info). ±
Week 22
(30 May – 5 Jun.)
SotMFR 2016 Group photo.jpg
English The State of the Map France 2016 conference took place in Clermont-Ferrand last weekend. ±
Week 23
(6–12 Jun.)
Kyrgyzstan Tien Shan OSM workshop.jpg
English Students and Teachers in Kyrgyzstan creating detailed maps of their villages. Read more on the HOT blog. ±
Week 24
(13–19 Jun.)
Parmelin keller geosumitt sosm P1070779.jpg
English Members of Swiss OSM (SOSM) shared a stand at Geosummit in Bern. Demonstrations included "Map on a Stick" and a variety of printed maps based on OSM. Swiss Federal Councillor & Minister for Defence and Sports, Guy Parmelin, is discussing the mapping of his home town of Bursins with prof. Stefan Keller (HSR, Rapperswil). ±
Week 25
(20–26 Jun.)
Managua bus users map.jpg
English A bus map produced with OpenStreetMap, is now being used and enjoyed by the people of Managua, Nicaragua. This article tells the story. ±
Week 26
(27 Jun. – 3 Jul.)
Touch that data.jpg
English Presented at OSMit2016, this moving 3D model by OpenDot Lab is the latest way to visualise OpenStreetMap stats! Watch a video here. ±
Week 27
(4–10 Jul.)
Board game osm.jpg
English Board game using OSM data: memory game of the French largest cathedrals. JBacc created this by filtering of the Geofabrik extract with Osmosis, area calculation with QGIS, data processing and rendering with Maperitive/Maperipy. ±
Week 28
(11–17 Jul.)
Heatmap-municipios-sem-mapeamento BR.png
English Luc Freitas analysed mapping progress of Brazilian cities (diary entry in Portuguese). He looked at the size of cities based on municipal boundaries data (already imported from IBGE), and correlated this with the amount of residential roads data in OpenStreetMap. This image and the tabular output helps guide further mapping efforts by the Brazilian community. ±
Week 29
(18–24 Jul.)
MapLesotho June 2016 minister visit.jpg
English Throughout June there was a big series of MapLesotho mapping events (involving modem equipment travelling around the country!), culminating in this final mapping session with a visit from the Lesotho minister for local government. Read more on the MapLesotho blog ±
Week 30
(25–31 Jul.)
SOTMUS 2016 group photo.jpg
English State Of The Map U.S. 2016 took place last weekend in Seattle with a packed program of talks, workshops, hacking & mapping. ±
Week 31
(1–7 Aug.)
Bluefields risk places identification.jpg
English In Bluefields, Nicaragua, the local OSM community and UNICEF worked with school children to help them empower themselves through the use of maps. ±
Week 32
(8–14 Aug.)
Info screen on a polish bus.jpg
English OpenStreetMap spotted on board a bus in Kraków, Poland. ±
Week 33
(15–21 Aug.)
Sotm japan 2016.jpg
English State of the Map Japan 2016 was held in Tokyo last week. ±
Week 34
(22–28 Aug.)
Dubai bike share.jpg
English The ByKy bike share system in Dubai (UAE) has signposts at each docking station, featuring OpenStreetMap! ±
Week 35
(29 Aug. – 4 Sep.)
12th birthday cakes montage.jpg
English The OpenStreetMap 12th Anniversary Birthday party was celebrated around the world, including cake in Japan, India and Germany! ±
Week 36
(5–11 Sep.)
Plaza del ejecutivo-Mexico-City.jpg
English A spiderweb of streets around the Plaza del Ejecutivo, in Mexico City. ±
Week 37
(12–18 Sep.)
Screenshot osm-tile-access-log-viewer.png
English Visualising tool created by the Martin Raifer allows us to explore the stats about OpenStreetMap.org map views. Read more on his diary. ±
Week 38
(19–25 Sep.)
Mapping Event Earthquake Italy.jpg
English A collaborative emergency mapping event organized by the Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap communities in the City of Trento, Italy. ±
Week 39
(26 Sep. – 2 Oct.)
State Of The Map 2016 group photo.jpg
English Group photo at the international OpenStreetMap conference State Of The Map 2016 in Brussels. ±
Week 40
(3–9 Oct.)
State Of The Map Asia 2016 opening.jpg
English Opening session at State of the Map Asia 2016 in Manila, Philippines last weekend. ±
Week 41
(10–16 Oct.)
Monte Pisano map graphic.png
English Marco Barbieri presented his cartographic work at OSMit last year, producing these attractive web maps (webmapp.it) and printable tourist maps of Monte Pisano, as well as organising mapping parties in this part of Italy. ±
Week 42
(17–23 Oct.)
STAR bus sign in Rennes.jpg
English The public transport service STAR in Rennes Metropole, France, uses OpenStreetMap on their information boards. ±
Week 43
(24–30 Oct.)
Colombia-rivers.jpg
English A beautiful image showing all the rivers, lakes, creeks and wetlands of Colombia by Omar Pineda ±
Week 44
(31 Oct. – 6 Nov.)
Mapathon-valencia-hurricane-mathew.jpg
English This mapathon in Valencia, Spain, was one of many worldwide disaster response mapping events taking place in response to Hurricane Matthew ±
Week 45
(7–13 Nov.)
WikiData C19th Aberystwyth shipwrecks.jpg
English The WikiData project has an eclectic mix of linked datasets and provides a querying interface which can yield a map. This example by Jason Evans shows positions of 19th century Aberystwyth ships wrecked at sea, using data from National Library of Wales and the Ceredigion Archives ±
Week 46
(14–20 Nov.)
Interchange Choreography sample.png
English Interchange Choreography by Nicholas Rougeux, is an artistic exploration of major road intersections "Applying colors to roads and using connecting roads to blend those colors" ±
Week 47
(21–27 Nov.)
Meshu.io.jpg
English Take open data from OpenStreetMap and have it turned into a stylish and unique pendant on meshu.io! ±
Week 48
(28 Nov. – 4 Dec.)
MapSwipe results to tasking manager.png
English 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) ±
Week 49
(5–11 Dec.)
SotM Latam2016.jpg
English State of the Map Latam 2016, the conference for Latin America, took place last week in São Paulo ±
Week 50
(12–18 Dec.)
Red Cross volunteer GPS tracks in Forecariah Guinea.jpg
English Local volunteers trained by the American Red Cross have mapped 7,000 villages in the border regions of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. A total of 70,000 kilometres of roads and paths, including this example, Forécariah in Guinea ±
Week 51
(19–25 Dec.)
Water Worlds Alex Szabo-Haslam.png
English These stripped down maps elegantly characterise world cities by highlighting the shape of water features. They were created by Alex Szabo-Haslam and recently featured in a guardian cities quiz. How many do you recognise? ±
Week 52
(26 Dec. – 1 Jan.)
Shizuoka-uturn.jpg
English A poster about how to make a U-turn at Hamamatsu highway service area, made by the Shizuoka prefecture, Japan ±