I'm going to talk about the OpenStreetMap project. A lot of you will have heard of it people are increasingly interested in Open Licensed GeoData.
As with open source software, open licensed data is all about being free. Free as in 'costs nothing' and...
free as in 'freedom'
NeoGeo ideas are all about free and freedom Geo Power in the hands of small players. Revolution! Powerful flexible APIs for mashing in datasets and doing snazzy visualisations. These services give us a lot of freedom right?
Freedom is all about the raw data. Not just about layering your own data onto map Have all the map data right there on your GIS system. Raw data is what it's all about. Big players hold the data. You always pay to license access and use of raw data. ...until now
OpenStreetMap.org : Open Licensed GeoData Harry Wood
Harry Wood's interest in internet collaboration and web2.0 technologies lead him to the OpenStreetMap project three years ago, as a hobbyist mappper, and as an increasingly passionate evangelist, community coordinator and developer. Turning this hobby into a profession, he worked at CloudMade developing core features of the OpenStreetMap website and working on CloudMade products and services which help developers use OpenStreetMap data. In 2010 he plans to operate as a freelance OpenStreetMap consultant http://harrywood.co.uk These slides are (of course) freely re-usable under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License Map images cc-by-sa2 OpenStreetMap.org contributors. CloudMade.com, OpenCycleMap.org, OpenPisteMap.org, öpnvkarte.de Thanks also to thedesignsuperhero.com for free clipart