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)

Oh I see they're all collaborators at the factory OSM awesomeness they call "Universität Heidelberg" :-) I have emailed them to ask for permission -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:13, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
OK got permission. An email from Alexander Zipf. "we are very happy about it. sure, just go ahead", so I'm uploading the above.
Caption: "OSMLanduse.org highlights OpenStreetMap's rich landuse/landcover data. The strikingly colourful map shows how our wide range of landcover tags can be broadly classified and analysed"
Featuring this now, since we're overdue again.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 13:11, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Figuring out the best place to live in Helsinki

Lauri Vanhala Helsinki map.jpg

RichardF suggested this: Figuring out the best place to live in Helsinki

TODO: ask about licensing it & upload

-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:58, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

I have emailed Lauri Vanhala to ask for permissions, but left it a bit late -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:00, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
OK heard back from Lauri and explained that we can't have an NC restriction. Got permission, so we're good to go with the above image
Caption: "Lauri Vanhala took OpenStreetMap buildings in Helsinki, analysed the location of jobs and travel times from every building, and produced this map to help decide the best place to live. Browse the full map and read more on this blog"
Unless there's something more topical for next week, I'll schedule this one
-- Harry Wood (talk) 22:17, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

OpenLabs Albania Mapathon

OSM Mapathon in Albania 07.jpg

OSM Mapathon at OpenLabs Albania, a hackerspace in the city of Tirana that are organizing a lot of activities related to OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia and FLOSS. In that mapathon they used FieldPapers. Photo by Anxhelo Lushka. --Wille (talk) 19:05, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

I like to use "Mapathon" to mean armchair mapping gatherings, and "Mapping Party" to mean this kind of thing... but maybe that's just me.
Anyway that's cool. And since this happened recently... featuring this one for tomorrow
-- Harry Wood (talk) 14:12, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Bus stops of Rosario and Buenos Aires

It needs a better marker for the bus stops, but can be an idea to a post in the future: https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMapAR/status/834933019928571904 There are a lot of bus routes mapped in both cities as well. --Wille (talk) 01:42, 24 February 2017 (UTC)