An introduction to OpenStreetMap

    presented by David Dean
         http://www.dbdean.com
What is OpenStreetMap?

• Geographic data
    – For driving, riding,
      walking, boating,
      skiing, hiking, anythin...
Why not just use Google Maps?




                      or WhereIs/Yahoo/Bing Maps?

               or whatever is on your...
Updated rapidly




                    Google                       OpenStreetMap



An introduction to OpenStreetMap    ...
But, coverage can be poor




An introduction to OpenStreetMap                5
Not just for cars




An introduction to OpenStreetMap   6
Data freely available (and editable)




An introduction to OpenStreetMap              7
Raw traces are available too




An introduction to OpenStreetMap                8
Free data means you can do more neat stuff




  An introduction to OpenStreetMap           9
Lots of Mappers




An introduction to OpenStreetMap   10
Worldwide activity




                                     OSM 2008: A Year of Edits




An introduction to OpenStreetMap...
Available on many devices
                                                          Garmin PNDs




 OffMaps on IPhone
   ...
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team




An introduction to OpenStreetMap      13
OpenStreetMap Gaza Project
                                   Jan 2009: Mikel Maron announces
                            ...
Gaza Strip today




An introduction to OpenStreetMap                      15
MAP Kibera (April 2009)

• First complete, free and open map of Kibera,
  Nairobi.
• Mapped primarily
  with local volunte...
Kibera today




An introduction to OpenStreetMap                  17
Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010




An introduction to OpenStreetMap                 18
Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010




                        High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers)
An introductio...
Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010




                        High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers)
An introductio...
http://haiti.ushahidi.com

An introduction to OpenStreetMap                               21
World Bank Situation Room




                                                http://haiti.ushahidi.com

An introduction t...
"Hello guys, I just wanted to let you know
                                         that your work on improving the Haiti
...
So, how can you map?




An introduction to OpenStreetMap                24
(Option 1) Trace aerial imagery




An introduction to OpenStreetMap              25
(Option 2) Go outside

          Take notes, →




  record your trip
     (optional),

   and update the map from your no...
(Option 3) Tell someone about a problem




An introduction to OpenStreetMap          27
(Option 4) Be social

• Brisbane mapping events occur monthly
  – Alternate between mapping parties and meetups
• Next eve...
Data representation

• Geographic information is
  represented as
   – Nodes
   – Ways
          • Ordered collections of ...
No formal key/value ontology

• Let freedom flourish!
• Common tagging is
  encouraged
    –    Map Features wiki
    –   ...
Questions/Suggestions?




Thanks for listening.




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An Introduction to OpenStreetMap

  1. 1. An introduction to OpenStreetMap presented by David Dean http://www.dbdean.com
  2. 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. 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. 4. Updated rapidly Google OpenStreetMap An introduction to OpenStreetMap 4
  5. 5. But, coverage can be poor An introduction to OpenStreetMap 5
  6. 6. Not just for cars An introduction to OpenStreetMap 6
  7. 7. Data freely available (and editable) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 7
  8. 8. Raw traces are available too An introduction to OpenStreetMap 8
  9. 9. Free data means you can do more neat stuff An introduction to OpenStreetMap 9
  10. 10. Lots of Mappers An introduction to OpenStreetMap 10
  11. 11. Worldwide activity OSM 2008: A Year of Edits An introduction to OpenStreetMap 11
  12. 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. 13. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team An introduction to OpenStreetMap 13
  14. 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. 15. Gaza Strip today An introduction to OpenStreetMap 15
  16. 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. 17. Kibera today An introduction to OpenStreetMap 17
  18. 18. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 An introduction to OpenStreetMap 18
  19. 19. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 19
  20. 20. Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers) An introduction to OpenStreetMap 20
  21. 21. http://haiti.ushahidi.com An introduction to OpenStreetMap 21
  22. 22. World Bank Situation Room http://haiti.ushahidi.com An introduction to OpenStreetMap 22
  23. 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. 24. So, how can you map? An introduction to OpenStreetMap 24
  25. 25. (Option 1) Trace aerial imagery An introduction to OpenStreetMap 25
  26. 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. 27. (Option 3) Tell someone about a problem An introduction to OpenStreetMap 27
  28. 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. 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. 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. 31. Questions/Suggestions? Thanks for listening. An introduction to OpenStreetMap 31
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