London Hack Weekend Aug 2015

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Big thanks to our hosts Geovation Hub London

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PIE Mapping logo.png

...also thanks to PIE Mapping who sponsored the pizzas!

This is a past event which took place Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2015 in London

A hack weekend held at Geovation Hub, Clerkenwell, 1 Seckford St. EC1R 0BE (map)

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In a departure from our normal format, we had a theme for the event. Mobile development, and we had a kick-off planning session. See the old sign-up page on eventbrite to see how this was described.

Photos & write-ups

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Some other pictures were tweeted or retweeted by Twitter user@OSMLondon

Ordnance Survey blog: Geovation Hub hosts OpenStreetMap London’s Hack Weekend

Mappa Mercia blog: OSM London Hack Weekend

Jo's diary entry

Joto's blog about Taginfo

Derek Jones' blog about adding house numbers

(Link any other blog write-ups here)

What got hacked

Some of the things we worked on (not an exhaustive list and sorry if I have missed your particular project off):

  • Jochen Topf & Harry Wood worked on integrating TagInfo into the OpenStreetMap Wiki. by building a solution to auto-populate the wiki with data from TagInfo based on a Taglists template. See Taginfo/Taglists and Jotos blog
  • Harry then continued to work on TweetFellows – an Open Source tool that will enable multiple people to send tweets from the @OpenStreetMap or other twitter accounts. Harry also started work on pizzacompass
  • Taginfo also saw some improvements to the way it is displayed on mobile devices thanks to Christopher Baines, whilst Marc T made the nominatim web page better on small screens (not live yet).
  • Sarah Hoffmann was also working on nominatim and implemented lots of bug fixes before starting work on a new feature that provides additional information such as opening hours and accessibility with each nominatim search.
  • Jo Walsh (aka zool) built the first stage of a building information editor for Android. It currently downloads the data around you based on your GPS location, with editing functionality the next stage of development.
  • The OpenStreetMap editor Vespucci also saw some development as Mick Orridge added the ability to view GPS traces as a new layer.
  • Nick Whitelegg added support for GeoJSON to mapsforge. This will help to ensure that the data can be easily kept up to date and could replace the current MAP files that tend to only get updated once a year.
  • Serge W started work on a really novel app idea – a wifi scanner that looks for wifi networks associated with well known stores (e.g. McDonalds) and then asks whether a node should be added to OpenStreetMap.
  • Finally, Robert Scott was working on porting OS Locator Musical Chairs to the new OS OpenNames data – perfect given our location.