Category Archives: OSM

OSM Plus 2014 Takes Place Following State of the Map DC

TweetA reminder of this event comes my way via Peter Batty, through Steve coast – enter OSM Plus 2014. An event for OpenStreetMap enthusiasts and businesses looking to leverage OSM and OSM-based solutions for their business. Details about the event, … Continue reading

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Update on OSM Crisis Mappers in the Philippines

TweetAn update from the Heidelberg University describes more than 1.000 OpenStreet Map (OSM) Crisis Mapping Volunteers developing a CrisisMap for the Philippines. The map shows Elements at Risk, population distribution, damaged buildings and Instagram images for Philippines. This update from … Continue reading

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OSM Mappers take to the Streets for October 19-20 Fall #editathon

TweetThis week-end OSM mappers , GeoGeeks, and mapping enthusiasts will get together in about 12 cities to take a shot at updating the ever popular OpenStreetMap open data product. Using popular map editing tools, the geeks will add features, make … Continue reading

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Get More Involved with OSM by Joining MapClub

TweetMap Club is a new effort created by OSM founder Steve Coast (@steveC) and aims to be a friendly and supportive community to help people get more involved and productive with OpenStreetMap. According to Steve in a recent Hangout with … Continue reading

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Video – Meet Steve Coast, new Head of OSM at Telenav

TweetHere’s a nice video from Steve Coast describing his history with OpenStreetMap and introducing himself in his new role at Telenav… “OpenStreetMap is its own reward…” read more about Steve’s new adventure here

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New OSM Map Services from GIScience Uni Heidelberg

TweetAn update from Germany as we hear about a couple of new OSM Web map services.  These are based on research results in cartography of some researchers from the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University  ( ). The first one … Continue reading

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OpenCage Data – OpenStreetMap (OSM) Data in the format you want

TweetOpenCage Data – a new effort that guarantees to make using OSM data easy for organizations and to help users get OpenStreetMap data in the format they want it! Born out of London-based Lokku (a 15 person team), the … Continue reading

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Just in Time for SOTMUS, The 2013 OpenStreetMap (OSM) Report

TweetJust in time for the 2013 SOTMUS event taking place June 8-9 in San Fran, The 2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report – some stunning and interactive data visualizations that show how active the OpenStreetMap community is, how fast it continues to … Continue reading

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Editing OpenStreetMap (OSM) Just Got Really Easy With iD Map Editor

TweetThere’s no arguing that OpenStreetMap (OSM) has exploded in use and popularity, heck, just look at the basemap layer options in any online web mapping services and you’ll see OSM as an option. Often considered the wikipedia of the mapping … Continue reading

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OpenStreetMap Rolls Out a New easy map editor and Switch2OSM

TweetSome big news from the OSM crew today via the official blog as OpenStreetMap is now boasting a new online map editor for users making it easier for everyone according to the team. Codenamed “iD” the resource now boasts a … Continue reading

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Skobbler ForeverMap 2 + Mapdust OpenStreetMap Bug Reporting

TweetI recently downloaded skobbler Forever Map (2) and have to admit that it is pretty darned sweet! Just grabbed the latest release on iPad and have been banging around a little with the functionality. There’s a nice UI, navigation is … Continue reading

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OpenStreetMap Edit-A-Thons Coming to 16 Cities

TweetA whole bunch of OSM mappers will be getting together next week (April 20) in a cool effort to help build out the basemap in a cool event designed to spread the word and get a whole bunch of edits … Continue reading

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