An Introduction to OpenStreetMap

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  • 1. An introduction to OpenStreetMap 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 2
  • 3. Why not just use Google Maps? or WhereIs/Yahoo/Bing Maps? or whatever is on your GPS/Phone? An introduction to OpenStreetMap 3
  • 4. Updated rapidly Google OpenStreetMap An introduction to OpenStreetMap 4
  • 5. But, coverage can be poor An introduction to OpenStreetMap 5
  • 6. Not just for cars An introduction to OpenStreetMap 6
  • 7. Data freely available (and editable) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 7
  • 8. Raw traces are available too An introduction to OpenStreetMap 8
  • 9. Free data means you can do more neat stuff An introduction to OpenStreetMap 9
  • 10. Lots of Mappers An introduction to OpenStreetMap 10
  • 11. Worldwide activity OSM 2008: A Year of Edits An introduction to OpenStreetMap 11
  • 12. Available on many devices Garmin PNDs OffMaps on IPhone Garmin GPSs Gosmore on Windows Mobile AndNav2 on Android GPSMid on J2ME MaemoMapper on Nokia Maemo An introduction to OpenStreetMap 12
  • 13. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team An introduction to OpenStreetMap 13
  • 14. OpenStreetMap Gaza Project Jan 2009: Mikel Maron announces OpenStreetMap Gaza Project Feb 2009: Mapping begins with purchased aerial imagery (~ $6000) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 14
  • 15. Gaza Strip today An introduction to OpenStreetMap 15
  • 16. MAP Kibera (April 2009) • First complete, free and open map of Kibera, Nairobi. • Mapped primarily with local volunteers with the assistance of MAP Kibera. http://mapkibera.org An introduction to OpenStreetMap 16
  • 17. Kibera today An introduction to OpenStreetMap 17
  • 18. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 An introduction to OpenStreetMap 18
  • 19. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 19
  • 20. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 20
  • 21. http://haiti.ushahidi.com An introduction to OpenStreetMap 21
  • 22. World Bank Situation Room http://haiti.ushahidi.com An introduction to OpenStreetMap 22
  • 23. "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 http://haiti.ushahidi.com An introduction to OpenStreetMap 23
  • 24. So, how can you map? An introduction to OpenStreetMap 24
  • 25. (Option 1) Trace aerial imagery An introduction to OpenStreetMap 25
  • 26. (Option 2) Go outside Take notes, → record your trip (optional), and update the map from your notes at home An introduction to OpenStreetMap 26
  • 27. (Option 3) Tell someone about a problem An introduction to OpenStreetMap 27
  • 28. (Option 4) Be social • Brisbane mapping events occur monthly – Alternate between mapping parties and meetups • Next event: OSM Mapping Meetup – 7pm Monday 21st June 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 28
  • 29. 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 29
  • 30. No formal key/value ontology • Let freedom flourish! • Common tagging is encouraged – Map Features wiki – Editor presets – Renderers – OSMDoc – Tagwatch An introduction to OpenStreetMap 30
  • 31. Questions/Suggestions? Thanks for listening. An introduction to OpenStreetMap 31