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:


open source bicycle sharing using OSM: OpenSourceBikeShare or whitebikes

Possible but could do with an explanation.--Andrew (talk) 21:25, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure what image is being suggested here. No follow up from the proposer -- Harry Wood (talk) 01:20, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Smelly map


Great image. ...though I'm mildly distracted by the messy (and I would say inadequate) credits

-- Harry Wood (talk) 14:39, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Using Sentinel2 images


Before and after using new Sentinel2 as an alternative to Landsat satellite images Sentinels Scientific Data Hub

-- User:Harrierco 14:09, 3 January 2016

Although the featured image is display at 400px wide on the wiki Main Page we prefer to have the image uploaded at a larger resolution (the wiki scales down the image automatically). In this case that seems quite important as I find myself squinting to understand what I'm looking at.
I don't really understand the image in general. This needs more explaining. Sentinel2 is an alternative imagery source available to us is it? Could we create a "Sentinel-2" wiki page explaining more about it (including licensing/permissions information) and that could then be linked from this caption.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:35, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

3d printing

Saw this tweet: https://twitter.com/ericdu22/status/689935380066471939 -- Harry Wood 10:31, 22 January 2016‎

This is a map of Lannion-Tregor Communauté, a group of communes in Brittany (France located here ), with the main roads.

The final image is here

Fablab ltc osm.jpg

It is realized with a big machine (laser cutter) hosted by FabLab Lannion and using data coming from OpenStreetMap.

Fablab decoupeuse laser.jpg

The images are available under CC-BY-SA-3.0 license.

-- User:Brelevenix 22:28, 28 January 2016‎

Cool. I actually liked the tweeted photo best though (laser cutting action!)

FabLab Lannion laser cutter map.jpg

But we can write lots of detail and include the finished map and the machine image on the description page for that one, which people will get to when they click the image.

For the caption, how about just "The FabLab Lannion laser cutting machine, making a map of the roads of Lannion-Tregor Communauté, northern France (here)"

-- Harry Wood (talk) 00:54, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Colombia mountain track mapping

Saw this tweet: https://twitter.com/soyLaTigra/status/690189569128538112

and got permission

I hadn't realised, but I think it's actually the same people who were at the Colombia event described above. And there's Mapper in the Spotlight: Fredy Rivera (Colombia) diary entry all about it. So it's already had some attention.

Nice image though. Space them out and have this one in a few weeks time

-- Harry Wood (talk) 14:22, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Italian Local Chapter

IMG 20160127 192744.jpg

Martijn van Exel (OpenStreetMap Foundation) and Simone Cortesi (WikiMedia Italia) signing the agreement between OSMF and WMI for the Italian Chapter

We're prepping a blog post about this, so could use the image on the blog post instead -- Harry Wood (talk) 11:32, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
here's the blog already using that image. We could also feature it, but I think it'd be better to find other images -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:01, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Tandale slum, Tanzania


Impressive high detail map of Tandale slum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania