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The Wochenaufgabe is the Weekly Task of the German OSM Blog (Catergory:Wochenaufgabe).

Every 1-2 weeks they present a new task to encourage users to map in the following days. Everybody can suggest these tasks (blog@openstreetmap.de). Usually they are small POIs like a charging station or certain type of vending machine.

Missing addr:street (2014-08-11 – 2014-08-24)

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This weekly task is to add missing addr:street (or addr:place) to existing addr:housenumber. There are linked different tools on the german blog post page for finding and editing such cases.

More informationen see Wochenaufgabe blog post (de)

Result: during the 2 weeks of that Wochenaufgabe, the number of addresses without street in germany decreased from 132047 to 41762. So there are now more than 90000 applicable adresses more in the OSM database.[1]

Post boxes (2014-07-28 – 2014-08-11)


A post box (AE collection box, mailbox or drop box) is a facility to send out stamped postal items (letters & small goods).

More informationen see Wochenaufgabe blog post (de)

ATMs (2014-07-14 – 2014-07-28)

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An automated teller machine (ATM), or automatic banking machine (ABM), or "cash machine", is a computerised telecommunications device that provides the clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions in a public space without the need for a cashier, human clerk or bank teller.

See also:

More informationen see Wochenaufgabe blog post (de)

Charging Stations (2014-06-30 – 2014-07-14)

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Charging stations supply energy for electric vehicles, like gas stations do for conventional vehicles.

More informationen see Wochenaufgabe blog post (de)

Bicycle Tube Vending Machines (2014-06-16 – 2014-06-30)

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A vending machine where you can buy inner tubes for bicycles.

More informationen see Wochenaufgabe blog post (de)

Water level monitoring stations (2014-06-02 – 2014-06-08)

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Used to indicate water levels in rivers, streams, lakes and other non-tidal areas, often to determine upstream flood levels during heavy rains.

More informationen see Wochenaufgabe blog post (de)


  1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U3QIAtebzAIK_MAQgbZ4VjQs5twRDlIvW7iU7MCz_8I/edit#gid=656147233