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What we did in 2021

in het Nederlands - en français

Every year, we write a report about the activities of the Local Chapter. We already finished the one for 2021 last October, but we still wanted to share it with you. Here’s a write-up of all the things we’ve been doing in the year before last. We’ll make the 2022 version soon.

Looking for some mapping tasks?
in het Nederlands - en français

Most of us map just the things that interest us. But OpenStreetMap Belgium likes to focus on specific areas that we think can help the map forward in a significant way. We’ve created a short list of topics where we can use some help: mapping roads, buildings & addresses, the effects of traffic signs and improving long distance hiking trails are on there. All these projects should contain help to get you started, but don’t hesitate to ask for help on any of our channels.

We’ve also updated the Road Completion tasks for Belgium: about 400 new road segments are being checked to make sure there are no roads the governement knows about that are missing in OSM. By now, almost all the tasks in Flanders are done, but there’s a few hundred left in this task for Wallonia!

State of MapComplete
in het Nederlands - en français

Our member Pieter Vander Vennet is the main developer of MapComplete. Most of the core of the project was made during several paid projects. Now, Pieter has received significant funding from NlNet, which allows him to work half-time on MapComplete for the coming year. Many improvements to the user interface are to be expected. You can follow the progress on the Github pages. There is already some interesting research on his diary.

Mapper of the Month

Every month, a new interview with an interesting mapper is added to the website.

The most recent mappers of the month are:

  • Eebie, who is mapping in Limburg (EN, FR, NL)
  • lusdavo, a mapper from Uganda (EN, FR, NL)
  • Le Sharkoïste, mapping around Binche (EN, FR, NL)
  • Patricia Solis, who is one of the founders of YouthMappers (EN, FR, NL)

Want more?

Join the chatroom to stay up to date, join one of our projects, contribute on our Github or become a member.

Any questions? Simply reply to this mail to contact the community.

Special thanks to pietervdvn for providing some content and to mapper1170 for French translations.
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