Featured image proposals
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.
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!
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)
- Better marker or, normally smaller markers or just dots would be the normal cartographic suggestion here. That said... I quite like the image as it is. -- Harry Wood (talk) 01:47, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Map Mongolia, and countries bordering China
We severly lack data for mapping Mongolia. Here is what was revently published from an official research department:
How could these maps be so much uninformative and so imprecise? There are other photos of similar poor maps from the same Twitter account, interested in railways in this country, but maps of cities are equally poor. So can we locate projects and images of mapping efforts in that region that would not necessarily involve Chinese simplifications? Some other areas to look for urgently: Burma, Vietnam, Laos, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, possibly also Northeastern Afghanistan (where help will be needed for recovery after end of ISI nightmare: see the small corridor that goes to China) and Northern Pakistan (regions still in severe troubles). How can we help them and their community to launch and promote their efforts with some fruitful results that would focus on public knowledge, protection, and control of their local resources, without falling in the traps of the Chinese miracle or post-soviet Russian puppet dictatures ? — Verdy_p (talk) 01:59, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
- Interestingly the image belos about worldwide road coverage statistics completely confirms my observation by adding figures for Mongolia, China, Central Asia, Afghanistan. But I did not realize that the Saharian region is also far from completeness. The image below however contradicts the conclusion about US coverage, with most of the west turning almost white (except the west coast), even if US Data shows a good coverage: this just indicates that there are less people in this midwest but that they are adequately connected with roads, but at longer distance. This is confirmed when you look at the Amazonian region, where rivers, not roads, are the major communication mean for long distances and other highways are just unstable paths or tracks in the nature; the same applies to central Australia.
- We know the difficulties to map China, but Mongolia really needs a community effort to boost it and it should be possible (this should also be possible in Afghanistan, given the military presence, but I fear that most of the imagery is unusable, still covered by military secrets on ongoing operations. As well, we should be able to map the Saharian region and reach completeness in Morocco and most of the coasts from Algeria to Egypt, just like it is possible in Syria. But for Mongolia, mapping roads are probably less important than mapping the huge natural environment of lands and one of the first need would be to map waterways and places with trees, outside the heavily populated. But even the country capital region needs mapping of the complex network of roads and streets in the giant poor suburbs, just like what was possible in Peru. — Verdy_p (talk) 02:27, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
HOT activates for multiple disasters in September
September has seen multiple emergency events occuring in eastern and northern Caribbean (hurricanes), Mexico (earthquakes), Southern Asia (floodings in Bangladesh, Northeastern India, Nepal, and Rohinghias refugees in Bangladesh), and Indonesia/Vanuatu (volcanoes).
Mapping for other hurricanes (notably Harvey) in North-Eastern Mexico and southern US are still going on.
There's lot of work to do and I'd like to feature some significant image for what is being done now that the news reports are less focusing on the emergencies.
I'd like to feature a significant image for these ongoing projects (see them all in https://www.hotosm.org/projects/hot_activates_for_multiple_disasters), because we really need more mappers and more mapathons to be interested in participating in these projects, now that the news are less focused (and we see these started projects fading out in activity at the same time that these events have been multiplied, even if we chose to delay many of them that are drafted but still not finished). Also we need experienced mappers for validation (notably in Mexico where this is difficult to validate).
But I don't know which image to choose precisely. This is being talked on https://hotosm.slack.com/ (in #communications and #disaster-mapping channels).
Anyway there's still US coverage for Maria, and Puerto Rico is far from being finished but we've seen some news reports about what is done in HOT, notably in Puerto Rico, they show an screen capture of the map displayed in HOT Tasking manager for completion of a task (from http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/3631, now completed and archived). I'd like to feature this image too.
But we should link to the previous HOTOSM blog article that provides multiple links for all the related projects. The top photograph in the blog article could be useful too as an alternative (it's not worse than displaying a few people in a local meeting). My opinion is that this blog article should be featured now for next week.
500 printed OSM maps for village offices in Jakarta, Indonesia
- See images posted on Twitter by .
Cartopartie : Libre information sur les services de santé, tous acteurs, tous concernés ! jeudi 16 novembre 2017 à Digne
French : Annonce de la Cartopartie santé à Digne-les-Bains, France, jeudi 16 novembre 2017 Quels services au cœur de nos artères ?
Author : Nylnook
License : Creative Commons BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)
-- User:Apitux 10:04, 5 November 2017
- It's a nice poster, but the event has passed now. We were too slow but... I don't think we'd normally have a local event poster as a "featured image" anyway.
- BUT what is more normal is to feature a photo taken at the event, if you took any good ones.
- Had a quick search and came across this (photo at the top). Sunshine... mappers smiling... action happening. This kind of thing is awesome. Shame it's from March 2016, but that sort of thing is a perfect featured image.
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 11:14, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
SotM Tanzania and SotM Cameroon
In December, we will have two State of the Map conferences in African countries. From December 1st to 3rd, SotM Cameroon will be held in Yaoundé. One week later, it's time to SotM Tanzania, from December 8 to 10, in Dar es Salaam.
OSMGirls Niger Togo
spotted on twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardFolly1/status/932538186433261568
This is a nice photo but we need more information to explain what it is, my best attempt at a caption would be
Malawi Red Cross
This photo was recently published as part of a nice set on flickr by Red Cross people using Missing Maps Project outputs on the ground in Malawi.
Sadly the flickr account is set to "(c) All rights reserved" however User:Bgirardot has been helping me chase down permissions on this image.
Caption: "Missing Maps Project data being used in a flood preparedness mission in Malawi. Information on building quality and materials is added to a OpenStreetMap to facilitate an efficient Red Cross response."