OpenStreetMap Mapping Party - Boston

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  • 1. OpenStreetMap David Zwarg OSM Boston Mapping Party June 18 th , 2010 www.azavea.com
  • 2. What is OpenStreetMap? “ OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. --http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/
  • 3.
    • “ OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.”
    • --http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/
    What is OpenStreetMap?
  • 4. What is OpenStreetMap?
    • http://www.openstreetmap.org/
    • http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/
    • Data
      • planet.osm
      • Regional extracts ( http://www.cloudmade.org/ )
    • Tools
      • Editing: Potlatch, JOSM, Merkaartor
      • Rendering: Mapnik, Osmarender
    • Knowledge
      • Map Features, GPS Tracking, Annotating
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7. What Are Map Features Made Of?
    • Nodes (points)
    • Ways
      • Lines
      • Polygons are ways that have an attribute that causes them to be rendered as filled
    • Attributes
      • Key-value pairs associated with each feature
      • Mix of standards and folksonomy
  • 8.  
  • 9. Middlesex Fells Reservation
  • 10. Berlin, Germany
  • 11. Beijing, China
  • 12. Syndey, Australia
  • 13. Port-au-Prince, Haiti http://www.slideshare.net/chippy/openstreetmap-case-study-haiti-crisis-response
  • 14. Port-au-Prince, Haiti http://www.slideshare.net/chippy/openstreetmap-case-study-haiti-crisis-response
  • 15. Port-au-Prince, Haiti http://www.slideshare.net/chippy/openstreetmap-case-study-haiti-crisis-response
  • 16. OSM 2008 – A Year of Edits http://vimeo.com/2598878