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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.

What kind of image?

The image must be released with an open license (including no non-commercial restriction) and...

Just a great image of one sort or another e.g.

  • Photos of people doing OpenStreetMap stuff
  • Interesting maps e.g. interesting renderings
  • Interesting screenshots of website maps
  • Interesting screenshots of other software
  • Bonus points for something in current news

We're trying for high standards but all proposals will be considered

How to propose?

How to propose?

Simply create a new section on this wiki page with your proposal (If you don't know how to edit the wiki, you can email CWG instead)

That's the minimum and we need more people doing this. After that, you (perhaps with the help of others) can...

  • upload the image to the wiki
  • Specify an open license on the image description page (Contact image "author" as necessary)
  • Embed the image in the proposal section on this page at 400px wide.
  • Write a caption describing the image, and linking any further reading. Captions should be short and use promotional language.

If you just do the first step (propose an image) others can help you with the remaining steps.

Meta stuff:

Global Noise Pollution Map


Visualization of noise pollution for the entire world based on top of OSM data. Link: http://lukasmartinelli.ch/gis/2016/04/03/openstreetmap-noise-pollution-map.html Wille (talk)----

We need permission for this I think -- Harry Wood (talk) 22:16, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Since the data used in this map is totally from OSM database, I believe we don't need to ask permission Wille (talk)---

Unmapped towns in Brazil

Heatmap-municipios-sem-mapeamento BR.png

Heatmap of municipalities is Brazil without residential roads mapped. Diary entry. --Andrew (talk) 21:14, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

This is clever but sort of negative as an outward-facing promotional image of OSM. Showing stuff we don't have mapped yet. Not sure if that matters much -- Harry Wood (talk) 21:32, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
My opinion is that it is smart from us to show that we know where our data is defective and that we are working on it to make it better. That image may also give incentive to contributors to work a bit more on these areas.
We should not be afraid to say that we are not providinc a complete covergage, and the purpose of this wiki is to help improve it.
See also the MissingMaps and HotOSM projects that also demonstrate such needs for further work. It's good to know that more data is needed there, as there's a legitimate demand for it. — Verdy_p (talk) 08:41, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Yeah maybe we can just write the caption in a positive way -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:58, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Psychedelic intersections


TODO: make an extract and ask for CC permissions on it.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 08:00, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Fort McMurray Map contribution

Fort McMurray Contribution after WildFire.PNG

People on the talk-ca came together and helped contribute the Fort McMurray mapping data after the wildfire has ravaged the town. In a matter of days 327 changesets were created with 44,714 objects changed

-- User:James2432 00:59, 12 May 2016‎

So that's a screenshot of this: http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-changesets?comment=osmcanada-FortMc#11/56.7348/-111.3976
There's a bunch more editing which didn't have that 'osmcanada-FortMc' changeset comment (I even did a bit of mapping myself as it was hitting the news in the UK)
It's a shame there's a bunch of newly mapped forest which should be visible on that screenshot, but we'll have to wait for a re-render of zoom 12.
This is the slightly strange thing about this mapping response. In order to better show the area where forest has been destroyed, we need to add in all the missing forest! And if course it's working around an ugly shard of forest data which was already imported on the Southwest side of the city (particularly ugly at this zoom 11/12)
I like the idea of a featured image on this very topical in-the-news topic, but I wonder if there's a better way we could show it an image.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 16:28, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Kyrgyzstan Tien Shan OSM workshop

Kyrgyzstan Tien Shan OSM workshop.jpg

These really great photos popped up on flickr from User:Xamanu. I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I made a 2x2 montage, but maybe it'd be better to pick one. What do people think?

Need to write a caption. Happily we can read more about it on the HOT blog.

Possible captionː "Stundents and Teachers in Kyrgyzstan creating detailed maps of their villages"
-- User:Xamanu 19:15, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Makes a nice change. Somebody in the OSM community publishing open licensed photos and explaining what they're about, completely unprompted!

-- Harry Wood (talk) 16:43, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

OpenStreetMap in Cuba Conference

Photos CC licensed in https://www.flickr.com/photos/willemarcel/albums/72157667737641821

Between April 25 and 27, took place in Havana the first Intenational Free Software Conference (CubaConf) of Cuba. Many Latin American OSM contributors went to Cuba to give talks about OpenStreetMap and organize a workshop and a mapathon. Blog post Wille (talk)

Oh yeah I saw your diary entry about Cubaconf. Great photos again. So much South America! -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:52, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

SOTM France, CZ+SK

State of the Map France 2016 is kicking off tomorrow. If anyone is at this conference, get a photo! or get the photographers to post one here. -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:42, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

It’s a busy weekend for conferences with OSMit and SotM CZ+SK as well. --Andrew (talk) 17:19, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
Alright. The competition is on. Let's see which SOTM is pro-active with their photos! If somebody posts explicitly open licensed photos somewhere like flickr, then they're doing well (Open licensed photos used to be a standard thing to expect from any tech gathering, but seems to have gone out of fashion even at OpenStreetMap conferences. Let's see how we do) But full marks if someone actually pro-actively edits this wiki page with an image proposal.
Ideally by Sunday evening we'll get a choice of images to go for
-- Harry Wood (talk) 10:47, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
No proposal here. Can't see any new open licensed images on flickr. So far all the SOTMs are still at the starting blocks in this competition, but maybe by next Sunday hey? -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:46, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

OK! State of the Map France 2016 group photo:

SotMFR 2016 Group photo.jpg

Thanks to Vincent de Château-Thierry for emailing that to me last night with clear license info (Taken by Thomas LOMBARD. CC0.) I think this should definitely be image of the week for next week ...unless ...if we get photos from the other SOTMs we'll have to decide if we're doing a montage. Maybe it's better not to anyway.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 03:01, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Kathmandu Living Labs at Understanding Risk

Kathmandu Living Labs at Understanding Risk.jpg

Here's a photo I spotted Heather posting on facebook, fresh from the big "Understanding Risk" conference.

Caption: "Nama Budhathoki of Kathmandu Living Labs describing the 2015 Nepal earthquake mapping response at Understanding Risk 2016 conference in Venice (session info)"

-- Harry Wood (talk) 17:13, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

No timely SOTM photo was forthcoming so I think we should select this image, since it's also something which happened last week. So featuring this now -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:48, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Actually that was a poor choice because I just realised we had an image last week about KLL. Ah well. Not the end of the world. I'm not going to change it now. -- Harry Wood (talk) 10:19, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

First Central American bus map

Managua bus users map.jpg

There is a nice photo series from Managua, Nicaragua, when the first proper bus map of Central American city was handed over to the bus users [1]. I'm not sure which one to take, so this is a suggestion.

Caption proposal: "First bus map of a Central American capital - made by the people"

Read more about the contextː The true geographers take the buses

-- User:Xamanu 8:22, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Children empowering themselves through maps

Bluefields risk places identification.jpg

A photo series from Bluefields, Nicaragua, when the local OSM community and UNICEF worked with children and adolescents in schools to help children to empower themselves through the use of maps [2]. I'm not sure which one to take, so I made a collage.

Caption proposal: "Children identifying places of risk in their environment through maps"

Read more about the contextː Bluefields has its first collaborative map

-- User:Xamanu 8:22, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

tourist map Pisa

Via SK53 on IRC. This looks very nice: crowdfunded tourist map for hills around Pisa http://conf.openstreetmap.it/slides/Mappadeimontipisani.org-OSMIT2016.pdf TODO: Choose a nice extract from the PDF and check we can open license that image (guess not a problem) -- Harry Wood (talk) 08:45, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

OSM stats visualization with Arduino

Touch that data.jpg

Made at OpenDot Lab in Milan and presented at OSMit2016 last week. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNzWbN3C7wU

--User:Sarchittuorg 13:55, 23 May 2016‎

Very cool!
You should stick some music in the background on that video (e.g. youtube let's you do that quite easily without even re-uploading)
Anyway the image is cool too.
Caption: "Presented at OSMit2016, this moving 3D model by OpenDot Lab is the latest way to visualise OpenStreetMap stats!"
We've got quite a backlog of events related images (and I wouldn't mind another from OSMIT e.g. a group photo) but this one can be featured some time soon I'm sure.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 03:16, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Added a music track to the video, thanks for the suggestion. No group photo was made, it's a pity... --Sarchittuorg (talk) 19:58, 27 May 2016 (UTC)