- 1 About
- 2 Languages
- 3 Workflow and Tools
- 4 What is the function of - Open - Edit - Review - Closed in OSMBC?
- 5 See the animated gifs about OSMBC in
- 6 Wordpress
- 7 OSM wiki
- 8 Amount of work
- 9 Related Projects
- 10 Communication
- 11 Want to join us?
- 12 Infrastructure
- 13 Branding
- 14 Current tasks
- 15 Contact
- 16 General
weeklyOSM is the sister project of the German OSM blog (also well known as Wochennotiz). The infrastructure of weeklyOSM was created within the Comenius project "My community and my history in OpenStreetMap" by an international team from five countries and is being consigned, little by little, into the hands of the community.
The aim is to share OSM news in a range of languages in addition to German and English. By nature weeklyOSM will be released several days after the German news.
We were interviewed by OpenCagedata in June 2016 about our Wochennotiz and weeklyOSM and took the chance to report at length.
- The WordPress administration is made by Madalina Ionescu and Anthony Bennett.
- weeklyOSM is available in the following languages (alphabetic order)
- weeklyOSM is currently produced in these cities
|available languages||actual team||former members||comments|
|Czech||Tomas, Vop, Marián,||-|
|English||Anthony, Andy, Manfred, Wided,
Michael, Jinal Foflia, Christoph, Peda, James Morrison, Alex Sims, SrrReal
|Andrew, Bogus, Oliver,||-|
|German||Marc, Marc Gemis, Christoph, Peda, Michael, Walter, Stephan, Manfred||Wochennotiz|
|Japanese||Zoar, muramoto||Satoshi IIDA,||-|
|Spanish||Laura, Ruben, samely, ediyes||Carlos, Susanna, Luis,||-|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Vitor, João, Alexandre||joined in July 2015|
|Romanian||Madalina||not enough feedback from the community|
Workflow and Tools
What is the function of - Open - Edit - Review - Closed in OSMBC?
See the animated gifs about OSMBC in
Please note: The weeklyOSM is not only a translated German Wochennotiz, the Czech team shows you how they add Czech related content. Of course each team is free to add language specific issues, moreover they deliver interesting news to the whole OSM community via the German Wochennotiz.
Documentation of our activities. The English version should be seen as the main page, to which all other languages should relate.
Amount of work
For each available language there are about three people needed to provide a level of satisfying quality. Translating is of course a big part, but also proofreading is very important.
- Life_Long_Learning_Mapping_Project the official Comenius name was: BoostOSM
- MychOSM - My community and my history in OpenStreetMap
Team members often communicate by email, as this "simply works anytime and anywhere". We aim to focus communication in the future and move most elements to Slack. Slack offers group communication in convenient way, it runs in a web browser, can be access via apps for mobile devices, supports xmpp and irc and is proving to be very efficent.
Want to join us?
We are always grateful of help from mappers (and also non-mappers!). As you can see, each weeklyOSM release includes a lot of recurring work and support would be appreciated. You can really help (even if you have limited time). This could involve translating some parts or helping to proofread articles. This way you will be able to read the news before any other does ;-) Email: theweeklyosm at gmail dot com or via blog
The blogs are delivered by Wordpress running on web servers. As of mid 2016 the English language version is hosted at http://www.weeklyosm.eu and the German version at https://blog.openstreetmap.org. The Wordpress configuration, webserver configuration are recorded to some degree on this wiki. There are also notes about the performance of the site in terms of making sure the page loads quickly and correctly for all readers.
Details of design conventions, logos etc are recorded on the /Branding subpage
- 2015-05-31 building up this wiki page