- 1 Community Update From 01 November 2010 to 07 November 2010
Community Update From 01 November 2010 to 07 November 2010
Image Of the Week
Project of The Week : Stay a While
Have a toothache and the dentist will see you tomorrow? Perhaps a mild analgesic will help you sleep restfully. New shoes are a little tight? This bunion cushion might take the pressure off while your shoes and feet adjust to each other. The pharmacy might not be your first choice of a place to be but you'll be happy to find a pharmacy that's open late, in a strange town, when you need one. Let's add the local pharmacies to OpenStreetMap.
- State of The Map 2011 Will be held on September 9-11. There will be a SOTM EU in July, too.
- Prototype of Nominatim with autocomplete
How to : Invent a good Tag
The inventor of taginfo has shared some toughts on how to invent a good tag.
Voting on right left
Many keys apply usually to both sides/directions of streets, but sometimes it would be useful to limit them to one side. For example a cycleway may only exist on one side, or on one side as cycleway=lane and on the other as cycleway=track.
This proposition add a set ":left" or ":right" to add to a key to describe the side of the feature.
This feature is now proposed to the votes.
OSM data in Google Map
Some times ago, the OSM Foundation was called to manage a problem of data between OSM and google. In fact, a contributor have seen some of his OSM data copied into google Map.
SteveC has contacted someone at google's office that has quickly react. Last week Steve Coast contacted us to let us know that he had identified what may have been OpenStreetMap data in Google Maps of Colombia. We investigated the matter and determined that one of our providers had indeed included OSM data in the data-set they provided to us, once we learned this we removed the data as quickly as possible. I would personally like to thank Steve for pointing out this problem to us, and would like to apologise to the OSM community for the unwitting use of your work in this way. Although we feel unable to license OSM data at present, we remain supporters of the project, and we will without question act in a similar way if the rights of the OSM community and your data is abused. Regards Ed
Url Or Website?
Both url=* and website=* are used to describe a website in the OSM db. According to taginfo, there us 3,5 times more often "url" (260 000) than "website" (66 800). The question about what are the rules for url mapping in OSM was asked.
It seems that "website" is used usally to describe an "official website for a feature" and url is used for lots of different stuff, including Wikipedia links, photographs and internal (= intended for other mappers) documentation.
Black & White OSM Layer
People sometimes complaint about the clutter of the default render. Here someone proposed a new render that is only black and white to desaturate the map.
This announce slip whit another render that is also beautiful : the Glitter render!
Art gallery To the votes
3 Years ago, someone has made proposition of tag for Art galleries. This proposition has been stuck a while, and have now reach the voting point. This proposition aims to categorised art galleries but not privates galleries or museums.
Forming of a wiki team
Some users has suggested to create a wiki team to assist people on the wiki. Tagging outdated pages, managing templates or big pages, are the kind of jobs where the Wikiteam can help.
Thanks to !i! for the hand.