I noticed the other day that HappyCow <https://www.happycow.net/> uses
OpenStreetMap tiles loaded from maps.wikimedia.org.
I guess it's a good thing (they're very visible in their niche and at
the same time it must not be a lot of traffic), although not a primary
purpose of the service. I'd argue it's a way to promote the importance
of privacy, because now you don't need to query Google to find a
restaurant with their internal search.
What cases of third-party usage of maps.wikimedia.org come to your mind
which could be considered positive examples?
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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From: Rushforth, Peter (NRCan/RNCan) <peter.rushforth(a)canada.ca>
Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 9:46 PM
Subject: [OSM-talk] W3C Maps on the Web workshop
To: talk(a)openstreetmap.org <talk(a)openstreetmap.org>
Dear Open Street Map community,
I apologize if you are seeing this email for a second time. I sent it
originally to the talk-ca list, and I was advised that this list might
be more appropriate.
My name is Peter Rushforth, and I’m with the Canada Centre for Mapping
and Earth Observation, at Natural Resources Canada (a Canadian
government department). We are planning a World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C) workshop on maps in the Web platform (specifically HTML),
together with the W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The
workshop will be collocated with the OGC Technical Committee meeting,
June 15-17 2020 in Montreal, Quebec.
I am sending this email to see if Open Street Map (especially the Web
client development teams) might be interested in being invited to
participate (by presenting a short position paper, in person) in this
workshop on the concept of better integrating mapping into the Web
platform standards, and if so, how does Open Street Map see this.
Even if you believe that the Web platform standards are already good
enough for mapping, it might be worthwhile staking that out as a
position. If you are interested, though, we would certainly welcome
OSM to also be part of the program committee.
The objective of the workshop will be to start the conversation
between the geospatial (and geospatial standards) and Web platform
communities, about how Web standards could better serve the needs of
Web mapping and most especially users of Web maps and the Web in
Some topics of potential interest include:
a native map viewer, similar to that provided for video content
standards for how such a map widget might integrate with map services and APIs
accessibility of browser maps
privacy of user location information
security of browser-based maps
Integration / relationship of maps and location with other browser
APIs, e.g. geo-video, geolocation API, forms, SVG
crawling, indexing and searching map information
standardized browser elements and APIs
CSS styling of maps and map features
Map feature creation / input forms
federated map services with linking - aka the Web
Mostly the agenda will be driven by position papers, and what
organizations like yours want to discuss. If OSM is interested in
sending one or two people to present a position, please reply directly
to me, and I will ensure that you / they are invited.
Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada
peter.rushforth(a)canada.ca / Tel: 613-759-7915
Centre canadien de cartographie et d’observation de la Terre
Ressources naturelles Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
peter.rushforth(a)canada.ca / Tél: 613-759-7915
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