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FreeMap West Bank Mikel Maron Bethlehem August 15, 2008
About ME brainoff.com Mapufacture Helping Build the GeoWeb mapufacture.com WaterWiki first public UN wiki waterwiki.net OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Member Brighton, UK Developing World “ building digital technology for our planet”
= + what is openstreetmap? the openstreetmap “one-liner”
“ we feel that communities can harness the power of new geo-spatial imaging and mapping technologies to strengthen their demands for secure tenure and housing rights open and vibrant public spaces and ecological conservation and sustainable development in the mega-city.”
navigation (Bangalore Startups) urban planning, redevelopment, empowerment (CRIT/PUKAR) political participation agriculture (Trivandrum Agriculture Department) ecology (Biodiversity Survey, Madhav Gadgil) riverbank erosion in West Bengal (WBUT) humanitarian response
tracking taxis/safety data collection for rural development, and models for transitioning to open GIS data collection (professor shah's project) monitoring rainfall, collecting and disseminating data to forms, calculating land use unchecked mining operations in the north of West Bengal humanitarian response