Featured image proposals

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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)---

Psychedelic intersections


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

-- Harry Wood (talk) 08:00, 11 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)
This one is the OSMers right? https://www.flickr.com/photos/willemarcel/26200514793/ Maybe the best one to take. Unfortunately you've got an NC restriction on that flickr pic -- Harry Wood (talk) 11:09, 4 July 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 [1]. 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)

I'm trying to space out the Nicaragua themed image of the weeks, but this looks great! Could go for a slightly longer caption (your sentences explaining where it's from would be fine in a caption too) -- Harry Wood (talk) 22:53, 9 July 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)

Plaza del Ejecutivo, Mexico City

Plaza del ejecutivo-Mexico-City.jpg

Streets around the Plaza del Ejecutivo, in Mexico City, create a drawing similar to a spider web. Wille (talk)


MapLesotho June 2016 minister visit.jpg

Via SK53 on IRC.. There's been some stuff happening with this project again. Minister mapping:


More info on the blog https://maplesotho.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/maplesotho-month-by-the-numbers/

TODO: ask for permission. Write caption.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 13:27, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

I have asked for permission on twitter to publish the photo here with an open license (awaiting reply on twitter or here) . I would also welcome any help with writing a caption describing what the photo is about -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:04, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
"Permission granted" good. Just need to look into what this event was, and write a caption now then. Any help appreciated -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:33, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Right. I was hoping for a bit of help with this, but done it myself. File updloaded with permissions (above). I read through the blog to understand better and written the following caption:

"Throughout June there was a big series of MapLesotho mapping events (involving modem equipment travelling around the country!), culminating in this final mapping session with a visit from the Lesotho minister for local government. Read more on the MapLesotho blog"

And featuring that now.. There's a few other half-finished image ideas we need to get ready. Please feel free to help.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:13, 18 July 2016 (UTC)


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!

-- Harry Wood (talk) 12:57, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Another OSM Laser cutting

Another intresting laser image https://twitter.com/_ynunokawa/status/754992929890906112

...or are we bored of those now? :-)

-- Harry Wood (talk) 14:34, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

SOTMUS this weekend

It's State Of The Map U.S. 2016 this weekend. I would appreciate some help with "image of the week" from someone at the conference. Can somebody take a good photo (maybe the conference group photo?), upload it to the wiki with photographer & license info, then post it here .... before Sunday evening? ...or (less helpful) just link to a photo elsewhere which has an open license (not with an NC restriction) -- Harry Wood (talk) 09:48, 22 July 2016 (UTC)