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  • 1. An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers presented by David Dean http://www.dbdean.com
  • 2. What is OpenStreetMap? • Geographic data – For driving, riding, walking, boating, skiing, hiking, anything • Free – Currently CC-BY-SA, moving to ODBL • Wiki-like editing http://www.osm.org An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 2
  • 3. Why not just use Google Maps? or WhereIs/Yahoo/Bing Maps? or whatever is on your GPS/Phone? or commercial printed maps? An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 3
  • 4. Updated rapidly Google OpenStreetMap An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 4
  • 5. Not just for cars An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 5
  • 6. Data freely available (and editable) An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 6
  • 7. Worldwide activity OSM 2008: A Year of Edits An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 7
  • 8. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Haiti earthquake response An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 8
  • 9. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 9
  • 10. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated by many providers An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 10
  • 11. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated by many providers An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 11
  • 12. "Hello guys, I just wanted to let you know that your work on improving the Haiti maps is really appreciated here. A few days ago I installed a version on my Garmin Oregon GPS and the result is impressive. It has already saved me and my driver from getting lost twice, and the alternative would have been long delays. In the coming days I will try to update our Red Cross relief GPS receivers with your map.” - Kjeld Jensen, Red Cross (IFRC) World Bank Situation Room An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 12
  • 13. OSM for bushwalking An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 13
  • 14. Download and print directly from http://osm.org An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 14
  • 15. Or, load them onto your (Garmin) GPSR • Available to download from many locations, including http://openmtb.org • Or, you can roll your own with free tools An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 15
  • 16. Bushwalking for OSM An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 16
  • 17. Aerial imagery is rarely useful (or available) An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 17
  • 18. You need to go bushwalking Take notes, → record your trip, and update the map from your notes and GPS traces at home An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 18
  • 19. Putting trails on the map Turn on GPS traces An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 19
  • 20. Putting trails on the map An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 20
  • 21. What can you map when bushwalking? • Walking trails • Rubbish bins • Mountain-bike trails • Stairs • Horse trails • Bridges • Fire trails • Rivers and Streams • Camp sites • Toilets • Drinking water • Nice views • Shelters • Ground cover Anything you want An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 21
  • 22. Come to a mapping event to learn more • Brisbane mapping events occur monthly – Alternate between mapping parties and meetups • Next event: OSM Mapping Meetup – 7pm Monday 16st August at Grange Library – See http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Brisbane • What is a mapping party? – A group of people get together to map a large area in a single day – Example: Macleay Island in November 2009 An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 22
  • 23. Questions/Suggestions? Thanks for listening. Mapping Party, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 23
  • 24. Data representation • Geographic information is represented as – Nodes – Ways • Ordered collections of nodes • Closed ways can be areas – Relations • Ordered collections of ways and nodes • All can be tagged with any key/value pairs An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 24
  • 25. No formal key/value ontology • Let freedom flourish! • Common tagging is encouraged – Map Features wiki – Editor presets – Renderers – OSMDoc – Tagwatch An introduction to OpenStreetMap for bushwalkers 25