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 fame 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)
Travel time distance maps
TODO: Ask for permission. Maybe join into one side-by-side image
Weird blender cityscape
TODO: Ask for permission. + caption
Talk at Flisol Santa Fe, Argentina
Beatiful picture of a talk about OpenStreetMap in the Flisol 2018 event in Santa Fe, Argentina: https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMapAR/status/990081444453240833 -- Wille (talk) 11:33, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Address interpolation in Santa Fe, Argentina
- "Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at pbs.twimg.com." Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:43, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
- No problem for me (from France)... May be an issue with your ISP, or problem loading/checking one certificate from a signing intermediate CA, with OCSP under HTTPS (problems with Root CAs are unlikely), or some security suite (or privacy protector) on your PC blocking some Twitter service providers, or could be caused by your Internet connection via some bad VPN or rogue proxy. — Verdy_p (talk) 12:08, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
I noticed that frequently featured image is missing. I had an idea to make images showing some interesting features in Vespucci, StreetComplete, JOSM, iD. It feels not really fitting featured image but it may be better than blank space. What you think about this idea? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:39, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
- Yeah I like that idea. ..although I reckon we could also just feature more screenshots of interesting features -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:28, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Sweden lakes & buildings
TODO ask for permission.
SotM poster competition
The poster competition at Milan featured some beautiful submissions. I believe that some of them, such as "Interchange Choreography" (the winning entry, iirc) and moovellab's parking space poster could make for good image of the week candidates. Do we have access to digital versions or maybe photographs of the posters? We may have to crop them, though – they were pretty huge. --Tordanik 17:02, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
- Ah yes. The poster competition was a great source of images previously. I'll have to see if I can figure out who to ask about getting the images. -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:58, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
- Yeah that could be a good idea for a topical "recent news" thing. Not sure which image would be best though. We already "featured" a nice photo on the blog. I think that was taken by Jinal Foflia. -- Harry Wood (talk) 21:05, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Mapping of the national museum in Rio de Janeiro
Mapping of the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most complete in Brazil
- Caption "The National Museum in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is alive only on maps after a fire has destroyed"--Eduaddad (talk) 13:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
- Not sure the caption really makes sense. I mean it doesn't explain why it's a featured image. Also this raises questions about how we should represent such things. Is it even correct to tag this as a museum at the moment? Should we show a construction area? or is there some other interesting way the map could show the fire damage. Maybe not, but in any case it almost feels like this would be featuring an out-of-date map. Know what I mean? It's missing a little something -- Harry Wood (talk)
Building and sharing and bridging, two characters are playing puzzle together to complete the map. OpenStreetMap.
User:Althio - 12:02, 7 February 2019
- I like this image, and I guess we might still end up featuring it, but it's not really the kind of image we'd normally have as "featured image". This looks more like a graphics resource which could be really useful for illustrating a https://blog.openstreetmap.org blog post for example. I say that because it's sort of an abstract representation of collaboration, rather than the normal kind of images we have here.
- By the way, could you do a version without the smiley face? I'm not sure, but I think it might look more stylish, less goofy.
- But yeah, we'll have to remember to use this on a blog post, or I could see it fitting nicely on a slide deck about OSM for example. Or... maybe it would look good as decoration of a wiki page. Perhaps Getting Involved for example.
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:58, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
- This is indeed a graphics resource, created for the website of OpenStreetMap France, as a replacement for an older image. Yes, it is abstract, not your normal kind ;)
- You and anyone can use it for any blog post or wiki page or slide deck, that is precisely why I put it here on the wiki :)
- I like the smiley faces and I prefer with faces than without. More, I am not sure I could do a proper job of removing the faces. :D PS: I like your very own goofy grins
- -- Althio (talk) 11:39, 4 March 2019 (UTC)