List of featured images/2012

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These are featured images, which have been identified as the best examples of OpenStreetMap mapping, or as useful illustrations of the OpenStreetMap project.

If you know another image of similar quality, you can nominate it on Featured image proposals.


Week 1
(2–8 Jan.)
English A year of OSM - video showing editing activity during 2011 ±
Week 2
(9–15 Jan.)
English OSM Inspector License Change View is a useful tool for Remapping in preparation for the upcoming license change ±
Week 3
(16–22 Jan.)
Tokyo 2012 cloudmade red.png
English Tokyo [as rendered in red by CloudMade] -- hosts for State Of The Map 2012 ±
Week 4
(23–29 Jan.)
English OpenStreetPad is a MapCSS based OpenStreetMap renderer for iPhone and the iPad. ±
Week 5
(30 Jan. – 5 Feb.)
Forbidden city 2012-01 cloudmade-fresh.png
English The Forbidden City in Beijing ±
Week 6
(6–12 Feb.)
Vatican 2012-01 mapquest.png
English Detail of Vatican City ±
Week 7
(13–19 Feb.)
Phoenix zoo 2012-01.png
English Phoenix Zoo (pictured) and others around the USA are starting to follow Berlin's example of being detailed in the OSM maps. ±
Week 8
(20–26 Feb.)
Notlm 2012 final.png
English Teams around the world took part in Night of the living maps, adding data from Aerial imagery ±
Week 9
(27 Feb. – 4 Mar.)
AIROAccessMap airports.png
English Travel-time to airports in Ireland: AIRO-ICLRD's Accessibility Map idea chooses OSM as base layer ±
Week 10
(5–11 Mar.)
Mq highways 2012 usa.png
English MapQuest Open tiles, showing their improved highway-labels ±
Week 11
(12–18 Mar.)
NewLanark 2012 03 CF.png
English Results from the New Lanark mapping party ±
Week 12
(19–25 Mar.)
Osm tag graph.png
English Clusters of tag usage in Edinburgh, shows types of contributor by the tags they use ±
Week 13
(26 Mar. – 1 Apr.)
Kartograph italy showcase.png
English Kartograph's rendering of Italy, showing just how much can be done in Javascript. ±
Week 14
(2–8 Apr.)
Pearl qatar 2012-03.png
English The Pearl-Qatar, being Doha's answer to the Palm Islands ±
Week 15
(9–15 Apr.)
Stamen watercolour europe lowzoom 2012-03.png
English Stamen's watercolour-style maps blur the boundary between fine art and map rendering. ±
Week 16
(16–22 Apr.)
English OSM2world gives the first slippy-map where you can rotate a 3d view. ±
Week 17
(23–29 Apr.)
English 18 zoom-levels (1:250.000.000 - 1:2.000) of Lübeck City ±
Week 18
(30 Apr. – 6 May)
English On 28th of March a governor of Chelyabinsk Region, Russia was presented a city traffic management system based on OpenStreetMap. Photo © ±
Week 19
(7–13 May)
Photo mapping a rua in Brazil.jpg
English Out mapping in Brazil - hackers from São Paulo did an "Ônibus Hacker" bus trip to Ribeirão Preto to teach 12-14 year olds how to map ±
Week 20
(14–20 May)
Oxford cycle map 2012-05.png
English Oxford cycle map highlights roads with cycle tracks alongside ±
Week 21
(21–27 May)
Sotm usa map snippet.png
English Map from State Of The Map U.S. 2012's website ±
Week 22
(28 May – 3 Jun.)
Itv lewis oxford.jpg
English OpenStreetMap's technology makes it easy to create fictional maps, for example Inspector Lewis' version of Oxford (at minute 55), modified to include plot-specific details ±
Week 23
(4–10 Jun.)
English Land polygons created with OSMCoastline from coastlines in OSM. The polygons are split into overlapping smaller polygons to make them easier to handle. ±
Week 24
(11–17 Jun.)
Screenshot-FlightGear multiplayer map-1.png
English FlightGear aircraft shown over OpenStreetMap's detail of KSFO airport. ±
Week 25
(18–24 Jun.)
Osm grid italy 2012-06.png
English Density of GPS data collected by OSM [1] ±
Week 26
(25 Jun. – 1 Jul.)
Sketchy2 thailand 2012.png
English AJ Ashton's Pirate Maps show-off Mapnik's new features ±
Week 27
(2–8 Jul.)
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English Cycle maps of the UK ±
Week 28
(9–15 Jul.)
English Administrative boundaries in England view by OpenMapSurfer ±
Week 29
(16–22 Jul.)
IMG 20120428 164740.jpg
English Maps copied onto shoes (by tracing over a projector image) [2] ±
Week 30
(23–29 Jul.)
Redaction bot.png
English Redaction bot progress map [3] at the start of the week. Yellow squares were in progress on Monday. Green squares are complete. Red squares had errors and will be re-run. ±
Week 31
(30 Jul. – 5 Aug.)
Voldesport stadium.png
English The Olympic stadium, in east London, hosting the XXX Olympics games. ±
Week 32
(6–12 Aug.)
Olympic stadium athens ccbysa2.png
English The Olympic stadium in Athens. ±
Week 33
(13–19 Aug.)
English Within three days of the Krymsk flood, Russian OSM members mapped buildings and distributed PDF atlases amongst rescue volunteers. ±
Week 34
(20–26 Aug.)
8th Birthday Cake.jpg
English OSM user Ikiya has created another delicious map cake to celebrate OSM 8th birthday in Fukushima Japan. This cake recreates the SotM 2012 logo. SotM 2012 will be held in Tokyo Japan, in just a few days! ±
Week 35
(27 Aug. – 2 Sep.)
English Some of the mappers who attended the OSM 8th Birthday party in Toronto, Canada. ±
Week 36
(3–9 Sep.)
Bikeplanner example1.png
English demonstrates combined walking and cycle-hire routing ±
Week 37
(10–16 Sep.)
SOTM12 group 3840.jpg
English Conference photo from State Of The Map 2012, Tokyo ±
Week 38
(17–23 Sep.)
English Visualization of the Planet.gpx dump with some commentary. ±
Week 39
(24–30 Sep.)
Ios osm islamabad.jpg
English Apple showing possibly OSM on their new map application on iOS 6. ±
Week 40
(1–7 Oct.)
English A screenshot of the WhoDidIt tool over London. ±
Week 41
(8–14 Oct.)
Kalsruhe hack weekend Oct 2012.JPG
English Karlsruhe Hack Weekend October 2012 ±
Week 42
(15–21 Oct.)
English The University of Cambridge's new online map was made live at in late September 2012 (and also linked from the University's home page). This prestigious, year-long project has contributed lots of data to OSM and uses OSM data for its street index and custom renderings. More... ±
Week 43
(22–28 Oct.) mapping party Braväcovo.jpg
English Slovak OpenStreetMap community having mapping party in Braväcovo. is an OpenStreetMap community site for Slovakia ±
Week 44
(29 Oct. – 4 Nov.)
Surging seas climate change New York 10ft.png
English The "Surging Seas" map blends OpenStreetMap and aerial imagery to interactively simulate sea level rise due to climate change. Here we see New York after a 10ft rise, the maximum setting. The storm surge of Hurricane Sandy brought a rise of up to 13ft. ±
Week 45
(5–11 Nov.)
Indonesia president InaSAFE AusAID demo.jpg
English Trevor Dhu from AusAID demonstrates flood impact in Jakarta with InaSAFE to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction . One of the key sets of information used in the analysis is OpenStreetMap data ±
Week 46
(12–18 Nov.)
NoName view of europe.png
English The NoName map has been re-launched, showing an up-to-date view of where OpenStreetMap roads have no name ±
Week 47
(19–25 Nov.)
20121116 ActiveUsersPop.png
English Pascal Neis and Dennis Zielstra have come up with some wonderful statistics showing the distribution of the OSM contributors relative to population. ±
Week 48
(26 Nov. – 2 Dec.)
TrainLord Rails.png
English A new game called Train Lord is using OSM for worldwide rail network coverage. ±
Week 49
(3–9 Dec.)
Cubbon Park OSM Map.png
English Pedestrian Map for Cubbon park, Bangalore, created as part of a class project at NID. Students developed a system of navigation and wayfinding for visitors to the park. Data was collected using Walking Papers, added to OpenStreetMap, and then exported and processed in Adobe Illustrator for the final output. ±
Week 50
(10–16 Dec.)
London Hack Weekend Dec 2012 1.jpg
English London Hack Weekend the first weekend in december 2012. Writeup by Harry Wood. ±
Week 51
(17–23 Dec.)
English Students and teachers from five countries meet in Saarburg, Germany to learn how to gather data, use mapping devices, feed in and maintain the OSM data. Meetings in Portugal, Slovenia, Romania and Turkey will follow as part of this two year EU funded Comenius project ±
Week 52
(24–30 Dec.)
Christmas Island.png
English OSM map of Christmas Island. ±