SotM US 2012 keynote

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SotM US 2012 keynote

  1. 1. OSM Foundation To Serve And To Protect
  2. 2. DisclaimerThe contents of this presentationdoes not represent the opinions ofthe Board of the OSM Foundation
  3. 3. The ProjectOpenStreetMap is an initiative to create and provide free geographical data, such as street maps, to anyone.
  4. 4. The Foundation The OSM Foundation is aninternational not-for-profit organization supporting, but not controlling, the OpenStreetMap Project.
  5. 5. Not Controlling What is mappedHow things are mapped (tagging) Build apps
  6. 6. SupportingRun OSM database (operational) Legal representation of project Publish data (licensing) Promote OSM Fundraising
  7. 7. OpenStreetMapthe worlds most used map
  8. 8. StrongCommunity Portfolio Ecosystem
  9. 9. The Big DivideMappers App-ers
  10. 10. What is the role of the OSM Foundation?
  11. 11. Problems To Solve• Making mapping easier for everybody• Making data more usable (e.g. addressing)• Making data more robust• Making using OSM easier
  12. 12. Opportunities To Take• Automotive industry• Governmental agencies SHARE!• Steves contacts
  13. 13. OSM Foundation orOSM User Consortium?
  14. 14. OSM advantage• OSM is and will stay open and free• OSM growing daily: mappers & coverage• OSM is only global, independent map provider
  15. 15. Pro Re-Active
  16. 16. YES!You can help
  17. 17. Working Groups• Communication • License• Data • Operations• Engineering • State of the Map• Local Chapters • Strategic• ... • ...
  18. 18. Join!www.osmfoundation.orgwww.openstreetmap.us

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