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 fame 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?

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

Image sources - places that might contain interesting OSM stuff:

Dates to be taken note of when choosing a featured image:

Mapparium

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)

Bus stops of Rosario and Buenos Aires

It needs a better marker for the bus stops, but can be an idea to a post in the future: https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMapAR/status/834933019928571904 There are a lot of bus routes mapped in both cities as well. --Wille (talk) 01:42, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Better marker or, normally smaller markers or just dots would be the normal cartographic suggestion here. That said... I quite like the image as it is. -- Harry Wood (talk) 01:47, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Travel time distance maps

https://twitter.com/CityScienceUK/status/969174190065668096

https://twitter.com/CityScienceUK/status/968531497840979970

TODO: Ask for permission. Maybe join into one side-by-side image

-- Harry Wood (talk) 12:21, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Weird blender cityscape

https://twitter.com/prokitektura/status/968143552227274752

TODO: Ask for permission. + caption

-- Harry Wood (talk) 12:21, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Talk at Flisol Santa Fe, Argentina

Beatiful picture of a talk about OpenStreetMap in the Flisol 2018 event in Santa Fe, Argentina: https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMapAR/status/990081444453240833 -- Wille (talk) 11:33, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Looks good. Who took these photos? -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:56, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Address interpolation in Santa Fe, Argentina

Beautiful picture of address interpolation data added in Santa Fe, Argentina: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dcnt3S1X0AA0J6j.jpg -- Wille (talk) 11:33, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

"Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at pbs.twimg.com." Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:43, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
No problem for me (from France)... May be an issue with your ISP, or problem loading/checking one certificate from a signing intermediate CA, with OCSP under HTTPS (problems with Root CAs are unlikely), or some security suite (or privacy protector) on your PC blocking some Twitter service providers, or could be caused by your Internet connection via some bad VPN or rogue proxy. — Verdy_p (talk) 12:08, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Juchitan building density map

Juchitan building density map.png

Came across this image, which seems kind of visually interesting.

Caption: "A Carto map ([1]) showing building density after 2017 Mexico Earthquakes mapping efforts in Juchitán, Oaxaca."

Just waiting on a license confirmation here

-- Harry Wood (talk) 22:32, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Got license permissions -- Harry Wood (talk) 22:10, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Paleo Pixels Houdini 3D

Interesting 3D image spotted on twitter.

https://twitter.com/PaleoPixels/status/1008972100152037376

I emailed this guy 19th June at 10:56. Currently waiting for a reply

-- Harry Wood (talk) 22:21, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

World cup stadium maps

FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadiums.png

I'm struggling to find images lately. Any help would be appreciated, with image suggestions or with seeking permission on images.

I had this idea to conjure something world cup themed (Image montage created by me)

Caption "Our maps of the 12 stadiums of the 2018 FIFA Word Cup in Russia"

Featuring this now.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 01:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)