Site d’hébergement supplémentaire à l’Init7

Comme nous l’avons déjà remarqué lors de l’AGA de l’année dernière, nous avons obtenu un nouveau serveur, et nous avons maintenant mis ce serveur en service. Merci à Init7 d’avoir sponsorisé l’hébergement de ce serveur.

Le nouveau serveur nous permet maintenant de rendre les données OSM dans le monde entier.

AGM online May 16th 2020 11:00

Participation and voting (BigBlueButton, link was sent by mail to all members)

  1. Opening and Welcome
  2. Election of the minute taker and vote counters
  3. Adoption of minutes of the 2019 AGM
  4. Activity report 2019
  5. Financial results 2019
    • Presentation by the treasurer
    • Auditors report
  6. Discharge of the Board
  7. Membership fees 2021
  8. Budget 2020
  9. Amendment of the articles of association
    • Introduction of honorary members
  10. Appointment of honorary members
  11. Elections
    • Board
      Candidates for all positions are welcome. All existing board members are standing
      for re-election.
    • Auditors
  12. Any other business

«Bleibtoffen» («It stays open») now showing hotels

One of the differences between Switzerland and other countries during the pandemic is that hotels have been permitted to stay open. Not all have done so, but there are around 400 that have kept their doors open.

« Bleibtoffen » now has support for displaying both open and closed hotels, and if your establishment is open, or you know of one that is open, please update this information on bleibtoffen.ch.

«Ça reste ouvert» – La carte collaborative des lieux ouverts durant le confinement #Covid19

Le service de cartes caresteouvert.fr (bleibtoffen.ch) permet à chacun de trouver des magasins ouverts et de partager des informations sur les lieux ouverts en quelques clics. Le nouveau service est basé sur le projet communautaire OpenStreetMap. Tout le monde peut également signaler des changements sur caresteouvert.fr. Ces informations sont ensuite directement intégrées dans OpenStreetMap – en plus des nombreux volontaires qui s’ajoutent déjà à OpenStreetMap au quotidien.

« Ça reste ouvert » est l’outil indispensable pour éviter les déplacements infructueux des citoyens confinés et limiter ainsi le risque de contagion. Cette carte collaborative permet à chacun de partager simplement les lieux ouverts ou fermés dans toute la Suisse

Un instrument de communication pour les autorités et les promoteurs de sites

En France, il existe déjà des villes comme Lion et des municipalités comme Montrouge qui utilisent caresteouvert.fr comme moyen de communication pour faire face à la crise de Covid19.

C’est pourquoi, chers autorités et promoteurs de sites: informez vos citoyens et vos entreprises sur cet outil utile pour traiter et contenir le Covid19 !

Vous pouvez en savoir plus à ce sujet en lisant l’article du blog de caresteouvert.fr. Ici, vous pouvez vous rendre directement sur caresteouvert.fr. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à l’SOSM (voir contact).

OpenSchoolMaps wins a DINAcon Award 2019

The DINAcon Awards were presented at the Swiss Conference for Digital Sustainability (DINAcon) in mid-October 2019. And the winner in the category Best Open Education Project is « OpenSchoolMaps ».

OpenSchoolMaps is a small project to promote open maps and map data for schools and self-learners. It is mainly a collection of teaching materials and information about outdoor mapping events, OpenStreetMap and Open Source software.

The idea and concept for OpenSchoolMaps came from Stefan Keller, professor at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST) and member of the board of the Swiss OpenStreetMap Association. The decisive factor for the jury’s decision was that OpenSchoolMaps offers different possibilities for feedback and the open repository.

Browse the teaching materials yourself! Currently there are about 29 work and information sheets on the website. Here are some titles:

  • Using the OSM.org website in everyday life
  • Edit and use OpenStreetMap
  • Mapping the surroundings of yourself (outdoor mapping event)
  • Create a map with uMap
  • Introduction to QGIS and Geographic Information Systems

Logo OpenSchoolMaps.org
Click here for the OpenSchoolMaps website (see zip download in English).
Further information on the DINAcon Awards can be found on the DINAcon website (german).

Candidature for State of the Map 2020, HSR Rapperswil, 19-21 June 2020

Update
The SotM 2020 will be in Cape Town. We congratulate the team from Southafrica and look forward to the conference next year.

We would like to inform you about some recent developments. Every year the OpenStreetMap community meets at the international conference « State of the Map » (SotM). This year the event will take place in Heidelberg.

Up to two weeks ago no applications for the SotM 2020 event had been received by the SotM working group. In light of that situation we, the HSR Hochschule Rapperswil and the association SOSM, were asked if we could submit a bid, which we have now done.

We see this as an opportunity to expand the Swiss community and to present ourselves as a cosmopolitan host.

Please reserve the 19-21 June 2020. We hope for an active participation, and that some volunteers will contact us as helpers as soon as it is clear which location will win the bid. The decision is expected by the end of September. 

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:

osm.ch Website

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

Burgen-Dossier – Eine Kooperation von Wikimedia und OpenStreetMap (Schweiz)

Wikimedia und OpenStreetMap wollen in der Schweiz enger zusammenarbeiten. Den Anfang soll ein gemeinsames schweizerisches Burgen-Verzeichnis mit Karte, Fotos und weiteren Informationen machen.

Für den Samstag, 27. April 2019, ist ein Arbeitstreffen beider Communities und weiterer Interessierter auf Schloss Lenzburg (AG) geplant, um die verschiedenen Arbeiten zu koordinieren und sich gegenseitig die verschiedenen Projekte und Unterprojekte näher zu bringen.

Wikipedianer und weitere Interessierte erhalten eine Einführung in OpenStreetMap. Mapper und weitere Interessierte bekommen Wikipedia-Projekte nähergebracht. Am Nachmittag stellen Experten die Projekte OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia sowie Wikivoyage, Commons (Fotos) und evtl. Wikidata näher vor. Sie werden zeigen, wie man editiert, und stehen für Fragen zur Verfügung. (« Ask Us Anything »)

Das Ziel ist die vollständige Darstellung aller Burgen und Schlösser auf OpenStreetMap (OSM) und Wikipedia (WP), angefangen mit den Kantonen Aargau und Zürich.

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung zur kostenlosen Teilnahme auf dieser Wiki-Seite.