Featured image proposals
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.
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!
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
TODO: Ask for permission. Maybe join into one side-by-side image
Weird blender cityscape
TODO: Ask for permission. + caption
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)
Address interpolation in Santa Fe, Argentina
- "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)
I noticed that frequently featured image is missing. I had an idea to make images showing some interesting features in Vespucci, StreetComplete, JOSM, iD. It feels not really fitting featured image but it may be better than blank space. What you think about this idea? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:39, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
- Yeah I like that idea. ..although I reckon we could also just feature more screenshots of interesting features -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:28, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
SotM poster competition
The poster competition at Milan featured some beautiful submissions. I believe that some of them, such as "Interchange Choreography" (the winning entry, iirc) and moovellab's parking space poster could make for good image of the week candidates. Do we have access to digital versions or maybe photographs of the posters? We may have to crop them, though – they were pretty huge. --Tordanik 17:02, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
- Ah yes. The poster competition was a great source of images previously. I'll have to see if I can figure out who to ask about getting the images. -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:58, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
- Yeah that could be a good idea for a topical "recent news" thing. Not sure which image would be best though. We already "featured" a nice photo on the blog. I think that was taken by Jinal Foflia. -- Harry Wood (talk) 21:05, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Numbers of proposals by status
- Oh didm't understand what you meant by that at first. You mean you could create a infographic of stats around tagging proposals on the wiki. Yeah could be interesting! -- Harry Wood (talk) 16:31, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
- Okay, I uploaded two charts to WM Commons
- So are you counting pages in categories on the wiki? Which categories? (What do the different titles mean?). What are the actual stats? (could maybe add those to the slices in the image). Is this showing that we have a lot of stale old information in the wiki? So is there are call to action around that? We could do with a diary entry or something to link to for more information. -- Harry Wood (talk) 12:37, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Tom Forth is developing parkulator http://imactivate.com/parkulator/ with maps highlighting car parking. He said (on twitter https://twitter.com/thomasforth/status/1134864667019489281 ) that he's still working on it so we should hold off on featureing it, but ....soon.
Civil Protection and Disaster Relief in Slovenia
Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief uses OpenStreetMap in their mobile units
Map area in the photo: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/46.1075/14.4797
-- User:Stefanb 12:59, 26 June 2019
- I presume you're suggesting the photo inside the control van. Looks pretty cool. Does the photographer grant us permission to publish it CC-BY-SA? (best thing is if you can upload the image to the wiki yourself with the right license declaration)
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:50, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Ljubljana culture walk
The largest known printed OpenStreetMap map of Ljubljana so far:
Spotted in the wild, and later also online on twitter https://twitter.com/TamTamSLO/status/1144581246590304256 and https://tam-tam.si/korak-do-kulture-ljubljana-poletje-2019/
Background map is definitely OSM, with all buildings removed and enlarged road name labels. The map is lacking OSM attribution :(
- This is a very interesting find. Unfortunately, it seems to be lacking attribution (despite plenty of links at the bottom), and that QR code links to Google Maps of all places. I'm not sure if we want to endorse that by featuring it. --Tordanik 19:39, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
All roads lead to Rome
Do you know the expression ["All roads lead to Rome!"](https://www.move-lab.com/projects/roads-to-rome?utm_source=subdomain&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=rebrand)? The website [Move_Lab](https://www.move-lab.com/) has developed the project [Roads To Rome](http://roadstorome.moovellab.com/) which proves that this is true. All roads to Rome, and all other routes calculated during the course of this project have been navigated by the [GraphHopper](https://www.graphhopper.com/). The routing was based on OpenStreetMap data.
-- User:Nunoazevedo 13:27, 27 August 2019
- It's a great image but I'm pretty sure we featured that already a few years back -- Harry Wood (talk) 22:39, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
I can has the photographer to release it under CC, if it would fit as a featured image. The bottle has an OSM map on the label. :)
- Oh nice! Yes User:Tyr Ask permission quick! There isn't much time -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
OK here we go permission received:
Caption: "A special beer being brewed for the State of the Map 2019 this coming weekend"
Obviously timing makes sense for this leapfrog and go first now. Featuring this now.
Here's a caption: "Motorbike set up by EIosdev on twitter with a built-in iPad running a custom developed OpenStreetMap navigation app."
So this one's ready to go (some time soon)
StreetComplete way splitting
I am hilariously unobjective here, so I will just propose this one - https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/4661658/64928874-41702d80-d81e-11e9-9b48-452efd352305.gif from https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete/releases I can also make some other image with some new StreetComplete functionality like new quest - it may be better than no image at all what sometimes happens. If that would be a good idea, let me know. Without explicit encouragement I will not make an edit making it imotw Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 19:25, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
- Looks great to me. Could you upload the image to the wiki (with license details) and suggest a caption here?
- -- Harry Wood (talk) 01:09, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
SOTM Group Photo
As is the tradition (and the most important current news), the SOTM group photo should be the featured image next week and... hurray! It has been published with an open license without me haven't ask! Nice work User:Thomersch
Caption: Over 500 people have converged on Heidelberg this weekend for the big OpenStreetMap international conference State of the Map 2019
Scheduling this now for next week