[OSM-talk] MapRoulette news

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Sat Jul 16 15:03:03 UTC 2016

Hi again,

A quick MapRoulette update to announce that the new MapRoulette has now
officially replaced the old version. So if you go to http://maproulette.org/
you will see the latest version.

We added some more features and fixed some bugs over the last week as well:

* MapRoulette is now (almost) fully translatable. You can take a look at
the base English strings file[1] and commit a version for your language.
This is a new feature and not yet documented well, so if you're interested
in doing this, contact me.
* Challenges can now set their own preferences for base map layer (you can
set a custom tile layer as well), default zoom level and allowed zoom
levels. You can update your existing challenges with this information as
* Each user now has a profile, where you can set some personal settings and
preferences: your preferred editor, default base map layer (or custom tile
URL), your locale / language and a UI color preference.

No new challenges to report, but I hope some new ideas will pop up soon! If
you do not know how to create a new Challenge, please see the tutorial (or
ask me for help).

[1] https://github.com/maproulette/maproulette2/blob/master/conf/messages

Martijn van Exel

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Another update on MapRoulette progress. I am getting ready to retire the
> old MapRoulette, which is still live on maproulette.org. The new version,
> which is now at http://maproulette.org:8080/ will move to
> http://maproulette.org/.
> If you are a Challenge author on the old MapRoulette, and you want your
> challenge to live on, please check out the Challenge creation tutorial[1]
> and re-create your challenge on the new version. Please let me know if you
> need help.
> Some of the latest changes in the recent beta are:
> * Home page now shows challenges as centroid points
> * Search enhanced with keywords (see [2] for details)
> * Challenge authors can make their own Projects visible
> * Metrics per challenge on Metrics page
> Still coming (soon):
> * More improvements to search
> * Personal settings (base tile layer, default editor and more)
> * Per-Challenge settings (default zoom level, tile layer, perhaps more)
> If you want to start creating your own Challenges right away, please see
> the tutorial[1]. I will also be giving a workshop on how to do this at SOTM
> US and (hopefully) also at SOTM in Brussels.
> Some new Challenges that have recently been added by mappers like you:
> * Look at FIXMEs in Argentina: http://maproulette.org:8080/map/234/
> * Add Sidewalks to major roads in San Francisco, USA:
> http://maproulette.org:8080/map/228/
> * Add Helipads to hospitals worldwide:
> http://maproulette.org:8080/map/227/
> Lastly, if you read this on talk@ (sorry for xposting) and are interested
> in MapRoulette, I recommend to also subscribe to
> maproulette at openstreetmap.org
> [1]
> https://github.com/maproulette/maproulette2/wiki/Introducing-New-MapRoulette---Part-1.-Creating-and-Maintaining-Challenges
> [2]
> https://github.com/maproulette/maproulette2/wiki/Introducing-New-MapRoulette-Part-2.-Discovering-MapRoulette-Challenges
> Martijn van Exel
> http://mvexel.github.io/
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