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Harry Wood OpenStreetMap : The Wikipedia of Maps
 
<ul><li>Editors.  Read/write to XML API </li></ul>
Nodes  Ways Tags amenity=pub name=Hare & Hounds highway=residential name=Court Street
Versioned elements Fine granularity
<ul>Changes grouped. bbox history tab </ul>
Gathering Map Data <ul><li>Minor additions/corrections. Local knowledge
Create maps from scratch without copying
On the ground surveys </li></ul>GPS
Names of streets Types of streets (trunk, residential, motorway) One-way restrictions Footpaths, tracks, pedestrian, river...
Community Lot of people  170,000 registered users
Community Increasing editing activity
Open Licensed Data <ul><li>Existing maps rarely “free”
Google/Yahoo/Bing maps mashups are great...
Underlying access to data
Right use and re-distribute (inc. commercial use) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Large online community. Many hands
Openly editable (and easy)
Poor quality contributions? </li></ul><ul><li>Gradual refinement
Assume good faith
Monitoring and history features </li></ul>....Remarkably it works! Sounds familiar? Also Open Licensed and not-for-profit
 
Melbourne
Moscow
Santiago
Cape Town
Chennai
Milan
Paris
Karlsruhe
Berlin (zoo)
Edinburgh
Cambridge
OpenCycleMap.org
Relief maps
OpenPisteMap.org
Hiking Map
Whitewater Map
Bus map
CloudMade.com Style Editor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Very short 10 minute presentation showing the similarites between OpenStreetMap and wikipedia. I gave the talk at London Wiki Wednesdays: http://www.socialtext.net/wikiwed/index.cgi?london_wikiwed_7_october_2009_what_happened

See also blog post: http://www.harrywood.co.uk/blog/2009/10/09/osm-talk-at-london-wiki-wednesdays/

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  1. 1. Harry Wood OpenStreetMap : The Wikipedia of Maps
  2. 3. <ul><li>Editors. Read/write to XML API </li></ul>
  3. 4. Nodes Ways Tags amenity=pub name=Hare & Hounds highway=residential name=Court Street
  4. 5. Versioned elements Fine granularity
  5. 6. <ul>Changes grouped. bbox history tab </ul>
  6. 7. Gathering Map Data <ul><li>Minor additions/corrections. Local knowledge
  7. 8. Create maps from scratch without copying
  8. 9. On the ground surveys </li></ul>GPS
  9. 10. Names of streets Types of streets (trunk, residential, motorway) One-way restrictions Footpaths, tracks, pedestrian, rivers, railways Parks, woodland, industrial areas, cemeteries POI (pubs, cash machines, post offices, post boxes, bus stops, toilets, supermarkets, restaurants, kebab shops, monuments, hotels, picnic sites, barriers, light houses, piers, sports centres, petrol stations, playgrounds, cinemas, car parks, universities, bicycle parking, tourist information, etc etc etc lot of detail.... lot of effort...
  10. 11. Community Lot of people 170,000 registered users
  11. 12. Community Increasing editing activity
  12. 13. Open Licensed Data <ul><li>Existing maps rarely “free”
  13. 14. Google/Yahoo/Bing maps mashups are great...
  14. 15. Underlying access to data
  15. 16. Right use and re-distribute (inc. commercial use) </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Large online community. Many hands
  17. 18. Openly editable (and easy)
  18. 19. Poor quality contributions? </li></ul><ul><li>Gradual refinement
  19. 20. Assume good faith
  20. 21. Monitoring and history features </li></ul>....Remarkably it works! Sounds familiar? Also Open Licensed and not-for-profit
  21. 23. Melbourne
  22. 24. Moscow
  23. 25. Santiago
  24. 26. Cape Town
  25. 27. Chennai
  26. 28. Milan
  27. 29. Paris
  28. 30. Karlsruhe
  29. 31. Berlin (zoo)
  30. 32. Edinburgh
  31. 33. Cambridge
  32. 34. OpenCycleMap.org
  33. 35. Relief maps
  34. 36. OpenPisteMap.org
  35. 37. Hiking Map
  36. 38. Whitewater Map
  37. 39. Bus map
  38. 40. CloudMade.com Style Editor
  39. 56. Get Involved! openstreetmap.org
  40. 57. Harry Wood worked as an enterprise integration consultant for 8 years, but led a secret double-life as addicted contributer to wikipedia and other collaborative open content projects. He got involved in OpenStreetMap three years ago, as a mapper, wiki gardener, and developer. Since January this year (2009) he has worked for CloudMade, as a full time OpenStreetMap developer CloudMade is a company providing products and services around OpenStreetMap. More information at http://cloudmade.com These slides are (of course) freely re-usable under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License Map images taken from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, OpenCycleMap, OpenPisteMap,OpenWhitewaterMap, HikingMap, More details of these projects and many more at wiki.openstreetmap.org Photo of photo mapping by Gordon Joly
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