Project of the Month Switzerland (PotM CH) April 2022 Sustainable offers

The “Project of the Month Switzerland” (PotM CH) of April 2022 is about the collection of sustainable offers, i.e. stores and vending machines that are organic, regional, unpackaged, fair trade or second hand, and vegetarian and vegan restaurants as well as food sharing including water refill. Note the relevant tags and keys in the PotM documentation [1]. The “Sustainable” web map [2] by user ToastHawaii nicely depicts most of the items.

Figure 1: Dashboard of the PotM CH April 2022 Sustainable offers.
Figure 1: Dashboard of the PotM CH April 2022 Sustainable offers.

Dashboard and Ranking

The April 2022 PotM-CH dashboard was given the number 19 [3]. As before, it shows a ranked list of the mapper names that have edited the most. By the way, users geo_max and Geonick, currently ranked second and third, are out of contention. So currently imagoiq, sampeto and Necessary_Function are on the first three places.

Prizes and Mapathon/Hackathon 29 April 2022

The April 2022 PotM CH is a very special promotion with prizes to be won: The three most diligent mappers will receive small gift boxes from the farm! The prizes will be awarded at the Mapathon/Hackathon Rapperswil 2022, which will take place next Friday afternoon, April 29 [4]. There are still places available at this Mapathon/Hackathon (“Ask us Anything”).

Sustainability Week Rapperswil 2022

The PotM CH prizes and pizza and drinks from the Mapathon were sponsored by Sustainability Week Rapperswil 2022 (NHWR22). Here is the whole program of the #NHWR22 [5].

What does “sustainable” mean?

The term “sustainable” has been defined rather restrictively in this PotM. It actually means much more, such as free repair offers, car and bike sharing, or environmentally sound waste disposal. Much of this has already been proposed in the PotM documentation [2] and could be done in the next months.

Have an idea for a “Project of the Month”?

If you have an idea for a PotM CH, just post it in the documentation/wiki [1] or get in touch on one of the channels mentioned in the help here [6].


[1] Documentation/Wiki for PotM CH:
[2] Sustainable web map:
[3] Dashboard 19 “Sustainable offerings”:
[4] Mapathon/Hackathon Rapperswil 2022, April 29, 2022:
[5] Sustainability Week Rapperswil 2022:
[6] Help:

Project of the Month Switzerland (PotM CH) July 2021 Campsites and RV Parks

Now the time has come: The “Project of the Month Switzerland”, short PotM CH, has started! The idea is to work together on a specific OpenStreetMap (OSM) topic. This way, mappers can be made aware of a topic and newcomers to a topic can be introduced to OSM. It is also used for targeted data improvement (“Directed Data Collection”). The idea for this comes from the French “Projet du mois” and the German “Schwerpunkt der Woche”, among others.

Wiki page for PotM CH and PotM CH Dashboard

A wiki page for PotM CH [1] has now been set up and a PotM CH webapp [2] implemented. The wiki page explains again what it is about and the PotM CH webapp shows in a dashboard with charts the active mappers and the progress.

PotM CH July 2021 Campsites and RV parks

PotM CH July 2021 is about campgrounds and RV sites. Use the tag “tourism=camp_site” for campgrounds and the tag “tourism=caravan_site” for RV sites. More tips can be found on the wiki page for PotM CH [1] (in german and french). Important: Always tag changesets with #potmch!

Next actions and StreetComplete and MapComplete

The next actions are already planned and you can participate and suggest further actions or topics! Just edit the mentioned wiki page [1]. If you want to do pioneer work, you can also configure StreetComplete or MapComplete! On the wiki page for PotM CH you can find the corresponding help.

Join the PotM CH July 2021 campsites! Who will make it to the podium in July?

[1] Wiki page for PotM
[2] PotM CH Dashboard Webapp