Wikimedia Integration

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 in the OpenStreetMap blog. I hope this motivates people, to add more Wikimedia links (and artwork, memorials and pictures thereof)!

Image showing some artwork in Vienna.
Artwork in Vienna.

Category updates: Planning and Construction and some small changes

The category "Construction" under Infrastructure has been split into three sub categories:

Image showing a screenshot of OpenStreetBrowser with a greenfield and a brownfield highlighted.
Greenfields and Brownfields.

Feature update (v4.9): Links in tag listings

The latest feature update brings links to tag listings of an object. There are a variety of tags which will be converted to links: first of all website, url, phone and similar, but also wikipedia, image and wikidata. Finally the "Tag2Link" rules (JOSM also uses this under that name) are imported from Wikidata and OSM Sophox.
In some cases there are multiple possible links, which will be presented in a small popup to let you choose an appropriate provider (as you can see in the screenshot for the 'icao' tag).

Feature update (v4.8): geo information and editor selection

The toolbar in the sidebar now includes a globe symbol. It will show information about the current view and highlight the view center with a crosshair.

When activating GPS location, your location will be highlighted. Also, details will be included in the toolbar panel.

The details of map features show geographic information about the object: coordinates, length and area (when applicable).

In the Options you can configure coordinate formats and unit systems.

Also, in the Options you can select which editor will be used, when clicking the 'edit' button in a map feature popup.

Feature update (v4.7): Width/Offset of lines in world meters instead of pixels

A current update allows symbols to use the scale of the current map view for parameters (e.g. for width or offset of lines). To demonstrate these features, the "Railway gauge" category now shows the rails with the correct offsets (although the exact configuration for multi-gauge rails is neither mapped nor evaluated) (available from zoom level 18). Code.

New translation: Turkish

Thanks to Engin Gem, OpenStreetBrowser has a new translation (it was started today, so it's still very basic): Turkish! Thanks a lot :-)

If you want to create or improve a translation, you can do so on OpenStreetBrowser Weblate.

Check the translation statistics.

New translation: Bokmål

Thanks to Syver Stensholt, OpenStreetBrowser has a new translation: Bokmål, which is a written standard for the Norwegian language! Thanks a lot :-)

If you want to create or improve a translation, you can do so on OpenStreetBrowser Weblate.

Check the translation statistics.

Minor upgrade: improved wikimedia integration

Right before SOTM I published a little update, which improves the wikimedia integration:

Attending SOTM 2019

I - Stephan, developer of Open­Street­Browser - am going to attend the State of the Map conference 2019, next weekend in Heidelberg. I hope to meet some users and translators there. Maybe we can talk about some possible improvements!

Small updates, new category "Climbing"

I just published a few updates, mostly concerning visual updates . And there's a new category: Climbing.


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