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  • 1. State of Tunisia 2011
    Chedli Ghedira
    Denver – Colorado
    10September 2011
  • 2. Presentation
    Tunisia :
  • 3. Tunisia : Presentation
    • Area : 163 610 km² (Greece, Wisconsin)
    • 4. Pop : 10 439 600 (Greece, Michigan)
    • 5. Capital : Tunis
    • 6. Hosts the mostboreal point of Africa
    • 7. Spokenlanguage : Darijadialect
    • 8. Official language : Arabic
  • The revolution
    Key event in 2011 in Tunisia :
  • 9. Tunisia : The revolution
    Started : 17 december 2011 in a village named « Sidi Bouzid »
    Reached the capital Tunis : 27 december 2011
    Main effect : Ousting of president Ben Ali on 14 January 2011
    TUNIS
    Sidi Bouzid
  • 10. The revolution : Impact ?
  • 11. State of the Map 2011
    Tunisia :
  • 12. Tunisia : State Of The Map 2011
  • 13. Problems & Issues
    OpenStreetMapTunisia :
  • 14. Problems : People
    90% of OpenStreetMap data created by 10 contributors
    Today : 3 or 4 active contributors
    Mailing listunused
    Tunisians are not aware of the benefits of OSMproject
  • 15. Problems : Hardware
    GPS tackers & loggers are not available in Tunisia
    Smart Phones are expensive (3 times the minimum wage)
    Only one car navigation system (4 times the minimum wage)
    Tunisians are not familiarwiththistechnology
  • 16. Problems : Infrastructure
    Street names are not alwaysmentionned / readable
    Sometimeswe notice twodifferentnames for the samestreet or twodifferentspellings
  • 17. Main Problem : Dictatorship
    Dictatorshiphates :
    Freedom
    Everyproject not under control
    Alternative solutions
    Differentminds/thinking
    NGOs
    Tunisianswerediscouragedfromjoining organisations/havingvolunteeractivity
  • 18. Opportunities
    OpenStreetMapTunisia :
  • 19. Opportunities : Revolution
    Democracy
    Contact with the Open Source Software Unit Chief at Ministry of Communication and Technologies
    New government aware of free software benefits
    Mapping parties allowed/encouraged
    My first GPS tracker
  • 20. MyWork
    OpenStreetMapTunisia :
  • 21. Mywork : Stats
    JoinedOSM on July 25th, 2008
  • 22. Mywork : Map
    • Mapped all Tunisianhighways
    • 23. Creation of the Tunisian mailing list
    • 24. Severaladds to the wiki page
    • 25. Organised the first vote about adminborders
  • Thankyou !
    State of Tunisia 2011 :