[OSM-talk] weeklyOSM 282

Jinal Foflia fofliajinal at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 15:28:17 UTC 2015

The weekly round-up of OSM news, issue # 282, is now available online in
English, giving as always a summary of all things happening in the
OpenStreetMap world: http://www.weeklyosm.eu Enjoy! weeklyOSM is brought to
you by ... https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WeeklyOSM

Highlights of the weekly

   - "Roads to Rome <http://roadstorome.moovellab.com/countries>" by
   Benedikt Groß, Philipp Schmitt and moovel Lab is a data viz project
   exploring one of the biggest unsolved quests of mobility
   <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/all_roads_lead_to_Rome>: Do all roads
   really lead to Rome? :) More details on how he redefined the territorial
   extents of the EU and US based on travel times are on the project page. The
   routing was done on the basis of OSM data
   <http://www.geofabrik.de/data/download.html> and GraphHopper.
   - To increase transparency of logging activities in rainforest, the
   World Resources Institute and Moabi launched the Logging Roads
   <http://loggingroads.org/> Initiative to record logging roads in the
   Democratic Republic of Congo.
   - Marc Ducobu explains
   the data of OSM and Urbis
   can be compared.
   - Rob Nickerson is leading the organisation of “the UK/GB OpenStreetMap
   meeting, which is to be held on the 17th of December.
   - Since the 80s the Association of "Friends of the Gardens of La Oliva"
   has planted more than 300 trees (species from all over the world) in the
   common areas of the District of La Oliva in Sevilla. On Saturday, 19th
   December OSM mappers will help to map the unique species of this "public
   garden" of La Oliva. The aim is to create an online botanical atlas.
   - Victor Olaya <http://volaya.es/> the main developer of QGIS processing
   in the latest developments
   processing in a boundlessgeo
   <http://boundlessgeo.com/about/boundless-overview/> blog.


Jinal Foflia
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