uMap Instance for Switzerland

It has been a long time in the making, but at last, we are happy to announce that a SOSM hosted uMap instance is available: umap.osm.ch .

uMap allows you to create hosted map configurations that contain base maps, data sources and manual annotations.

An example of what can be done with very little effort: the “Swiss style” map with car sharing locations queried from the Overpass API.


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While the data displayed in the example is static, the same can be done with a direct query of the OverPass API or similar sources. Data that is limited to Switzerland can be retrieved from the SOSM Overpass service, and to make that a bit easier we now have a local Overpass Turbo instance.

To create your own map on umap.osm.ch you simply need an account on www.openstreetmap.org and allow umap.osm.ch access to it.

A special thank you to Sarah for setting up the system for us and to Yohan Boniface for developing uMap.

Schwiizerdütschi Näme / num romontsch / nome italiano / nom français

[ Deutsch weiter unten ]
[ français en bas ]
[ italiano v.s. ]

—– romontsch ————————————–

Hallo cars mappers

Per il 10avel anniversari digl OSM vuless Sosm presentar ina carta per romontsch (e per tudestg svizzer, talian e franzos). Per far gliez supplichein nus vus da notar las translaziuns egl OSM. La carta che suonda presenta las translaziuns gia notadas (ella vegn actualisada mintg’ura): http://www.osm.ch/lang. El cantun sura dretg ha ei ina funcziun d’eleger il lungatg. Translaziuns saveis vus aschuntar als place nodes sco tags suandonts:

name:gsw per Schweizerdeutsch
name:rm per Rumantsch
name:it per Italiano
name:fr per Français

salids
Michael

—– Deutsch ————————————–

Hallo liebe Mapper

Sosm würde gerne zum 10. Geburtstag von OSM eine schweizerdeutsche (und
romanisch, italienisch und französische) Karte präsentieren. Dafür
möchten wir euch bitten, entsprechende Übersetzungen in OSM einzutragen.

Auf folgender Karte werden die bereits eingetragenen Übersetzungen
dargestellt (stündlich aktualisiert): http://www.osm.ch/lang In der
rechten oberen Ecke hat es Schalter, um die Sprache auszuwählen.

Übersetzungen könnt ihr an den place nodes anfügen als folgende tags:

name:gsw für Schweizerdeutsch
name:rm für Rumantsch
name:it für Italiano
name:fr für Français

Grüsse
Michael

—– Français ————————————–

Bonjour,

A l’occasion du 10ème anniversaire de l’OSM, SOSM aimerait constituer une carte en français mais aussi en suisse-allemand, romanche et en italien. A cet effet nous avons besoin de votre aide pour completer les traductions dans l’OSM.

Vous trouverez les traductions déjà enregistrées sur le site (actualisé toutes les heures):
http://www.osm.ch/lang A droite, dans le coin supérieur, vous pouvez selectionner la langue.

Pour inscrire vos traductions, ajoutez aux noeuds ‘place’ les tags suivantes:

name:gsw pour Schwiizerdütsch
name:rm pour Rumantsch
name:it pour Italiano
nom: fr pour Français

Cordialement
Michael

—– Italiano ————————————–

Ciao mapper

Per il 10 anniversario del OSM il SOSM vuol presentare una carta italiana (romanica, svizzero tedesca e francese).
Per questo Vi preghiamo di inserire le traduzioni correspondenti in OSM.

Sulla mappa sequente vengono mostrati le traduzioni già inseriti (attualizzati ogni ora): http://www.osm.ch/lang Nell’angolo destro in alto della pagina potete scegliere la lingua.

Le traduzioni potete allegare ai place nodes con i seguenti tags:

name:gsw per Schweizerdeutsch
name:rm per Rumantsch
name:it per Italiano
name:fr per Français

saluti
Michael

SOSM 2014 Annual General Meeting

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Swiss OpenStreetMap Association which will take place on Saturday, April 5th 2014, 11am in the Restaurant Schützenhaus, Wynigenstrasse 13, Burgdorf

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You will find the full agenda here.

After the meeting there will be an informal lunch and a mapping party. If you already know that you will be attending, could you please indicate so for planning purposes by e-mail to info@sosm.ch

We hope to see many of you in Burgdorf.

2014 SOSM AGM (Preliminary Announcement)

At its last meeting the SOSM board decided to hold the upcoming annual general meeting on April the 5th 2014. Planned location for the meeting and associated mapping party is the region Burgdorf / Kirchberg in the canton Bern.

Unluckily the 5th collides with the 2nd day of SOTM-FR, however we had decided on this Saturday as one of the small number of free days left in the first half year before SOTM-FR was announced.

Updated: Swiss LV95 and LV03 projected tiles

We have a new set of tiles in LV95 projection (aka. CH1903+ or EPSG:2056). It is the standard osm.ch style, rendered with mapnik in LV95. You can look at it on the test page http://www.osm.ch/chlv95.html. This is our first try, without having real applications for it yet. Feedback would be welcome. If you find this useful or if you find any issues, please leave a comment.

The tile server URL template is http://tile.osm.ch/2056/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

chlv95 projection

Switzerland in LV95 projection (© OpenStreetMap contributors, ODbL 1.0)

Update

Geonick told us in the comments that LV03 (the “old” one from 1903) is still widely used. For now tiles in both projections will be served. To keep the load low on the server, we would like to serve only one set of swiss projected tiles. So depending on usage and performance requirements we might shut down one set of tiles in the future. The test page for LV03 is at http://www.osm.ch/chlv03.html. The tile server URL template is http://tile.osm.ch/21781/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

osm.ch launched

Just in time for FOSSGIS 2013 our technical team has launched osm.ch. Many thanks to MIPLAN AG for transferring the ownership of the domain to us. Osm.ch will be the home of all services provided by SOSM to assist mappers in Switzerland.

Screenshot of osm.ch

Screenshot of osm.ch

The following services are available on osm.ch

Please note that we don’t have the resources to guarantee any level of availability for the services above.

Another bing Imagery Update

bing has updated its coverage of Switzerland for the 2nd time this year over the last days, leaving just three larger areas uncovered with high resolution imagery.

Areas that now have coverage all of Graubünden (including the Engadina), substantial parts of the Ticino and Valais plus small additions in the canton Berne. For a number of Swiss tourists resorts the additions will over time result in substantially better coverage by OpenStreetMap and this will be a boon for their guests.

2013 SOSM AGM

The 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Swiss OpenStreetMap Association will take place

on Saturday, 9th March 2013, 11am
in the Restaurant des Gorges, Rue des Gorges 26, Moutier

Location on OSM

You can find the full agenda here. After the meeting there will be an informal lunch and a mapping party. All interested parties can join for lunch (space permitting) and the mapping party.

We hope to see many of you in Moutier.

Kind regards

The SOSM Board

SOTM day three: Simon Poole elected to the OSMF board

The topic of the third and last day of SOTM was the community. For example, Peter Miller presented his very numerous speciality maps, or Bob Barr had a heart-warming talk on weather open street mappers are rather pirates or pilots. There was also a presentation on OpenStreetMap addiction and how to diagnose and treat it. I personally enjoyed Kinya Inoue’s presentation very much. He talked about his mapping of historical places in Japan (and how that suddenly brought him in a quite dangerous situation).

During lunch time, there was the annual general meeting of the OSMF, the worldwide OSM organisation. During this meeting, the OSMF board was elected, and we congratulate Simon Poole, the current president of SOSM, to his election as an OSMF board member, together with Henk Hoff and Frederik Ramm.

View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

And now it’s time for me to travel some more around Japan. Tokyo is huge (see picture, view from the metropolitan government building) but there are also other places to visit apart from the capital.