March 20, 2017

Community News


OSM License Clarification – CC BY 4.0

OSM Foundation License Working Group published a clarification last week regarding the use of CC (Creative Commons) BY 4.0 licensed databases and data with OSM.  The OSM Foundation will continue to ask that explicit permission be provided for use of CC BY 4.0-licensed material in the OSM project.  A sample cover letter and waiver form is provided at the link above.


OSM Foundation Board Meeting Tuesday

Reminder that the monthly OSMF board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow.  Meeting is open all members of the OSM community.  Agenda can be found at the link below.

  Mapping Data


Photo Mapping with Maptime Amsterdam

Recent Maptime Amsterdam event provided a great opportunity for the team to create 360° street-level photos of Amsterdam using LG 360 camera and Mapillary.  Mapillary now has 123,117,958 photos and 2,467,005,487 meters in coverage.



Managing Orphan Nodes

Improve OSM blog post on how to properly find and manage the presence of orphan nodes.

Humanitarian News


Digital Globe Releases Imagery for Cyclone Enawo Response

Digital Globe just released high-resolution imagery to support the humanitarian efforts taking place in Madagascar as a result of the significant flooding caused by Cyclone Enawo.


Printed Maps Provided to Villages of Surabaya, Indonesia

HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) recently provided printed maps to the leaders of Surabaya as a thank you for their recent support in disaster response efforts.

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