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Panoramic photos of the streets of Vevey
The city of Vevey has published on the Cartoriviera portal the data from a “mobile mapping” survey that took place at the end of last year. The 45 km of Vevey’s road network was covered and images were taken every 3 metres (people and license plates were blurred).
This data is freely available on the Internet https://cartoriviera.ch/rues-vevey, and these images are available for digitisation. Use the following source in the changesets based on this data:
Ville de Vevey – Photos panoramiques des rues 2020 – https://cartoriviera.ch/rues-vevey
Thanks to the city of Vevey for making these photos available for mapping
Additional hosting location at Init7
As already mentioned at last year’s AGM, we got a new server, and we have now taken this server into operation. Thank you to Init7 for sponsoring the hosting of this server.
The new server enables us to now render OSM data worldwide.
2018 Activity Report
At the annual general meeting end of March we presented our yearly activity report. Some of those activities were already reported in this blog:
- Our participation at SotM in Milano
- and at WikiCon and DinaCON
- Promotion of open maps in the classroom with OpenSchoolMaps
Keen visitors may have noticed, we’ve re-launched our osm.ch site. Thanks to Flavio and Claudia and Michael for making the website more modern and professional looking. Comments on the new site are always welcome. Either here in the comments, as a mail to us, or by opening an issue on github or even a pull-request.
New logo and stickers
With a new logo designed by Roman, we finally came around to produce stickers. We distributed one sticker to each member with the invitation to our annual general meeting. In case you would like to get some stickers, just ask. We will gladly send you a couple of them.
Plans for 2019
- Get a second hosting location operational
- Further development of OpenSchoolMaps
DINAcon and Wikicon
SOSM was present at the wikicon “Forum des freien Wissens” in St.Gallen October 5th – 7th. Stefan Keller had a presentation about OpenSchoolMaps and editing with QGIS.
We were also present at the DINAcon in Berne on October 19th with a session.
Newsletter September 2018
We were at the State of the Map in Milano with a table. We had contact with many mappers from all over the world. In particular, we have also made contact with the Italian-speaking community.
Are you already a member of OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF)? Although the SOSM is an official local chapter, the SOSM members are not automatically OSMF members. By paying membership fees, the OSMF remains financially independent. As a member you can participate in the voting and thus have a say in the future of the project. Membership costs £15 per year.
At the last meeting, the wish for a newsletter was expressed. Here, help would be welcome in translating content and designing an appealing HTML mail.
Translations for sosm.ch
Thanks to the active help of an Italian mapper we now also have an Italian translation of sosm.ch. It would be nice if in the future, we also had multilingual blog entries. We would be glad about German, French and Italian translators, who would also translate the blog posts in each case. That’s about 10 posts per year.
If someone would like to deal with this topic, we would also like to offer Vector tiles on our servers. We are happy to support, but the whole topic is too time-consuming at the moment for our technician Michael to do that, along with the recurring maintenance of all other services.
We are now offering a download of pre rendered tiles up to zoom level 17 on https://tile.osm.ch/tiles.html. The tiles are split up into the cantons as the whole of Switzerland is quite a large amount of Data.
You can download them to either host them yourself, or use them in an offline application.
SOSM Annual General Meeting April 7th 2018 Solothurn
The 2018 AGM will take place in Solothurn on April the 7th, 11:00. The venue is at the
Amt für Geoinformation
Many thanks to SOGIS for supporting us
The event will follow our proven formula with a roughly one hour formal part starting at 11:00, with lunch following and a fairly unstructured mapping party as the activity in the afternoon from 13:30 onwards.
Guests, including such that simply want to learn something about OpenStreetMap, are welcome to both parts. Could however both members and guests indicate to firstname.lastname@example.org if they plan to attend, particularly for lunch, so that we can inform the restaurant how many guests they can expect.
Agenda for the 2018 Swiss OpenStreetMap Association Annual General Meeting
Saturday, April 7th 2018, 11:00,
Amt für Geoinformation, Rötistrasse 4, 4501 Solothurn
1. Opening and Welcome
2. Election of the minute taker and vote counters
3. Adoption of minutes of the 2017 AGM
4. Activity report 2017
5. Financial results 2017
– Presentation by the treasurer
– Auditors report
6. Discharge of the Board
7. Membership fees 2018
8. Budget 2018
Candidates for all positions are welcome.
10. Any other business
Planned Power Outages 16th of January and 6th of Feburary
There are two planned power outages:
- 16th of January, 04:30 – 08:30 AM CET
- 6th of February, 04:30 – 08:30 AM CET
Due to construction work in the building where the SOSM servers are located. All SOSM services are unavailable during that time:
- sosm.ch and osm.ch websites
- Swiss overpass and overpass-turbo instances
- Swiss routing services
- Swiss umap instance
- DIDOK comparison map
DINAcon Awards – Open Source Hero
On Friday October 20th, a delegation of three members of the Swiss OpenStreetMap Association had the pleasure to receive the DINAcon Open Source Hero Award for OpenStreetMap long term contributors.
In its laudation, the jury acknowledged that the work on OSM is a continuous process and a lot of manual work, and that a lot of persistence was needed to get the project to the state it is today. This award was accepted in the name of the whole Swiss OSM community and the OSM community world wide.