Palestine West Bank Free Map Introduction
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  • 1. FreeMap West Bank Mikel Maron Bethlehem August 15, 2008
  • 2. 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”
  • 3. = + what is openstreetmap? the openstreetmap “one-liner”
  • 4.  
  • 5. animation...
  • 6. WHY?
  • 7. mapping data is not free
  • 8. full of mistakes, car-centered
  • 9. mistakes can't be corrected
  • 10. can't re-use, or print
  • 11. economics rules coverage
  • 12. Not Free (as in “Freedom”)
  • 13. Change happens too fast...
  • 14. Disasters
  • 15. Olympics
  • 16. Times Atlas
  • 17. SERIOUSLY!
  • 18.  
  • 19.  
  • 20. UK – complete with the next 1-2 years
  • 21. Europe in GPS points
  • 22. Contours in Slovakia
  • 23. OpenPisteMap
  • 24. OSM Cycle Map
  • 25. OSM on Mobile, GPS Devices
  • 26. Osnabrück – a freed city
  • 27. Yahoo! -- Imagery in OSM
  • 28. OpenStreetMap in flickr
  • 29. Sponsors
  • 30. cloudmade ito nestoria CadCorp Corporate Uses
  • 31. OSM Foundation State of the Map Conference
  • 32. Companies tapping the crowd
  • 33. Google Map Maker
  • 34. AND maps2.0
  • 35. Donated Data and Free Data
  • 36. AND Netherlands Donation
  • 37. City of Merano
  • 38. TIGER/Line
  • 39. And more ... Sudan from the UN, Canada, New Zealand, Falkland Islands...
  • 40. Or just get on with it!
  • 41. upcoming parties
  • 42. JumpStart International and FreeMap West Bank * Public Domain Data * Seperate server * Import into OSM at conclusion for ongoing maintenance and improvement http://westbank.freemap.in/
  • 43. TECH
  • 44. RESTful API + simple data format + tagging for metadata + standard map tiles
  • 45. = thriving ecosystem of renderers, editors..
  • 46. API (Rails)‏ Potlatch (Flash)‏ JOSM (Java)‏ Database ... Renderer Mapnik tiles@ home osmarender, pdfatlas, ... planet dump MySQL Viewer Slippy Map (Open Layers)‏ “ Google” tiles “ Google” tiles Editors Rendering, etc.
  • 47. Mapstraction ...one API to cover them all, incl OSM
  • 48. BRIGHTON, case study
  • 49. Mapping Party, September 2006
  • 50. OSM Brighton, December 2006
  • 51. Winter 2007
  • 52. Today Summer 2007
  • 53. Today
  • 54. 1.0
  • 55. My Process
  • 56. Download existing data to GPS
  • 57. Print Out Map for Notes, Bicycle
  • 58. Network Diagram
  • 59. Upload Tracks
  • 60. Draw Over Them
  • 61. Our first edit war, Cyprus
  • 62. Disputes
  • 63. Disputes
  • 64. OpenStreetMap database is fully localizable! We can represent multiple views of the world.
  • 65. OSM IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
  • 66. The Developing World (ala OSM)
  • 67. Betwala Chawl, Mumbai
  • 68. “ 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.”
  • 69. LOLCows! Moooove!
  • 70. Military and Security
  • 71. Myanmar Sudan Bolivia Baghdad North Korea Phillipines Southern Africa GPSTogo
  • 72. The Possibilities & Applications
  • 73. 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
  • 74. 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
  • 75. WE WILL MAP BETHLEHEM!
  • 76. WE WILL MAP THE WEST BANK!
  • 77. WE WILL MAP THE WORLD! THANK YOU! [email_address] http://slideshare.net/mikel_maron/