April 3, 2017


Community News


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2017 Mapathon Series

OSM US board announced dates for their annual Mapathon series.

Spring Mapathon Weekend:  April 15-16

Summer Mapathon Weekend:  July 15-16

Fall Mapathon Weekend:  November 11-12


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Latest Maproulette Newsletter

Latest update from the Maproulette team that includes new and notable challenges and highlights new features.


  Mapping Data


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OSM Landuse Data

Highlight of the OSM landuse and landcover data by location.


Tools


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Edit Map Objects with MapillaryJS

Mapillary released an update to their JavaScript tool which will help relate what you see in one of their images to a specific location on the map.


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The Twists and Turns of Curved Labels

Technical deep dive from Mapzen on what it takes to properly render a label along a curved road and smoothly animate it while zooming.


Humanitarian News


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MapSwipe: 10M Contributions in 6 Months

A closer look at the MapSwipe contributions and tools to analyze the data.


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Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Guatemala

Faculty and students at the George Washington University teamed up with PADF to help bring digital mapping tools to communities in Guatemala.


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