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.read more
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.read more
Recently, I added a new category, which shows all heritage protected items (at least those, which are tagged correctly in OpenStreetMap). Additionally, I created a web-application which helps tagging heritage protected items in Austria (and Berlin, Germany). I blogged about this here.read more
This update refurbishes the display of popup windows and the items in the lists. The wonderful Bexhill OpenStreetMap site was a nice inspiration again!
Furthermore, objects are no longer called "unnamed" if they don't have a name, they will just show the type. Linkread more
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)!read more