Writing categories in YAML; new Twig filters (v5.1)

Submitted by plepe on Sat, 07/30/2022 - 20:15

From now on, it's possible to write categories in YAML format. This is much easier than JSON and allows for comments. You can find a few example categories in the documentation on Github. There's a repository with these examples in the OpenStreetBrowser Development environment, which you can fork (you can load this under the big ➕ icon on OpenStreetBrowser).

Communication category now includes parcel lockers

Submitted by plepe on Sun, 01/23/2022 - 14:38

Parcel lockers are a newly approved feature in OpenStreetMap. They are now included in the "Communication" category with a box symbol. I also included the deprecated tags vending=parcel_pickup;parcel_mail_in, vending=parcel_pickup and vending=parcel_mail_in. These will render with a bright red symbol to indicate deprecation, also there's a warning in the popup.

Wikimedia Integration

Submitted by plepe on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:39

Did you know, that OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia (Commons, Wikipedia, Wikidata, ...) work together? As you might know there are ways to link OpenStreetMap objects to Wikimedia objects (preferably with the wikidata tag, but wikipedia, image and wikimedia_commons are also ways to achieve that). OpenStreetBrowser integrates this and shows images and excerpts of Wikipedia articles in object details.

Recently, I blogged about mapping artwork and memorials with Wikimedia integration on the OpenStreetMap blog. I hope this motivates people, to add more Wikimedia links (and artwork, memorials and pictures thereof)!