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State of the map Slovakia - State of the Map 2013



*** Presented by Michal Páleník at State of the Map 2013 ...

*** Presented by Michal Páleník at State of the Map 2013
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Michal will present various activities in the Slovak OSM universe: projects including,, mapping parties, university classes, printed maps, and online projects, targetting a variety of users. is the main OSM map in Slovakia. It includes tiles for standard, hiking, cycling (both touristic and commuting) maps as well as a ski map. Features include an image gallery, length measurement and navigation. is a new web-focused textual representation of OSM data. It includes information on various POIs on routes or on regions (eg clickable map of pubs in a city). Slovak OSM also used OSM data for a printed cycle map of Bratislava and an evaluation of transport systems in Petrzalka.



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State of the map Slovakia - State of the Map 2013 State of the map Slovakia - State of the Map 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • State of the map, Slovakia Michal Páleník michal.palenik at
  • The licenses …
  • Free Data ... • We Want Free Data • to do the unexpected
  • Slovakia • • • • • • 0,0096% of world’s area 0,077% of world’s population 0,577% of planet.osm.pbf size 1,5% of payment:bitcoin=yes 5,1% of route=hiking 95% of route=whitewater
  • Our community • We have an NGO – Donate  • Mailing lists, facebooks, – • 30-40 active members • Regular meetups at progressbar
  • Our websites: • • •
  • then
  • now • • • • • Own tiles: hiking, biking, skiing, normal Public transport, hiking times Extra layers: gallery, weather, wikipedia, … Routing, searching POI and POI editor
  • then • OSM as text • Possibility to send a nice link to route/POI – – – • See what’s nearby a route
  • now • 389 660 non-duplicate subpages • List of POI in region – – • All hiking, biking, rafting, public transport routes, skiing routes • 271 categories of POI • (still only in Slovak and only for Slovakia and still ugly design)
  • Web services • Iframe based we-are-here map • Library for dynamic loading of routes/POI/images/streets/... – • Where is my vehicle service • Freemap Slovakia Meteo Network • Hiking notes and news –
  • Going mobile • Freemap Locus addon for Android • Mapsforge based offline hiking map of Slovakia • Garmin export • Exports for trekbuddy, gpsmid, …
  • Printed maps • Cycle map of Bratislava, 5000 pieces circulated
  • Teaching • Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of natural sciences, Department of Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing • Classes – OSM I. : second grade, learn to edit OSM in Josm – OSM II. : fourth grade, some JS and PostGIS • Several conferences
  • Mapping parties
  • Thanks • • • • Michal Páleník michal.palenik at (osm: MichalP)