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Humorous look at OpenStreetMap jargon

Humorous look at OpenStreetMap jargon

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  • 1. Not entirely helpful... ...OpenStreetMap Jargon Buster
  • 2. Double meanings
  • 3. NeogeographyNeogeographersNeogeo
  • 4. Someone who likes makingmaps but cant explainprojections or datums...
  • 5. Long tail mappers
  • 6. Micro Mapping tipping pointThe point when most edits are madeon trivial map features
  • 7. Mapping tipping point● 0 lat 0 lon – the point where mapping rubbish is tipped: Node: 1974081513● View area on larger map● Edit area▾● View node on larger map● Edit node▾ Edited at: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:10:27 +0000● Edited by: Tiegerente● Version: 1● In changeset: 13560561● Comment: Verbindungstunnel zum Radweg● Coordinates: 0.0, 0.0
  • 8. Mapping tipping point● 0 lat 0 lon – the point where mapping rubbish is tipped: Node: 1974081513● View area on larger map● Edit area▾● View node on larger map● Edit node▾ Edited at: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:10:27 +0000● Edited by: Tiegerente● Version: 1● In changeset: 13560561● Comment: Verbindungstunnel zum Radweg● Coordinates: 0.0, 0.0
  • 9. Mapping Bermuda Triangle
  • 10. Buckfast triangle:Over 70% of worldwide Buckfast sales aremade in the Buckfast Triangle, the area ofCentral Scotland which is the towns of Airdrie,Coatbridge and Cumbernauld and everywherein between - Uncyclopedia
  • 11. cargo cultAfter World War II, when the residents of these regions observed the Japanese and Americancombatants bringing in large amounts of matériel. When the war ended, the military bases closedand the flow of goods and materials ceased. In an attempt to attract further deliveries of goods,followers of the cults engaged in ritualistic practices such as building crude imitation landing strips,aircraft and radio equipment, and mimicking the behavior that they had observed of the militarypersonnel operating them.
  • 12. Cargo cult programming:Cargo cult programming is a style of computerprogramming that is characterized by the ritualinclusion of code or program structures thatserve no real purpose
  • 13. Cargo cult mapping:highway=footwayfoot=yes
  • 14. Geographically challenged● Lots of people on twitter highlight this problem...
  • 15. Is there water betweenLondon and Scotland?! Imclueless. I still picture theNew Zealand map in myhead when I think of the UK.@CatLoughnane
  • 16. Fully grown man asking mewhy the Scottish speakweird and where Scotland ison the map is it neardover? Umm no its not#soweird @kiirstendaviies
  • 17. we only have a map ofgreat britain, how are wesupposed to get aroundscotland? - mum.
  • 18. I actually believed Wales was inScotland. Then looked at a map tofind out that Wales is nowhere nearScotland kmt >.<@WhoAreYouThough
  • 19. Just followed @OSMScotland andnow I am having such fun addingthe local restaurants I know*squealsWithExcitement*#easilyAmused @GillHamilton
  • 20. Mapping Scotland on the map of Scotland...
  • 21. ● Robot mappers● Bot mappers
  • 22. VGI – Volunteered Geographic DataCrowd-sourcing
  • 23. My take: in 2007 "crowdsourcing" as a term stillfelt dirty and unacademic. Otherwise Goodchildwould have coined CrowdsourcedGI#geowebchat @mappingmashups
  • 24. ● Own your data● Access to the data for free● Identified as a contributor● Join and run the organisation● Free and fun events● Given opportunity stand-up and talk about the data
  • 25. Thank● You● All● For● Listening