THE WIKIPEDIA OF MAPPING: Open- streetmaps!

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Openstreetmap.org is the most used online map in the world. Over 750,000 people are editing it. Learn how to be one of them and how to use it at school.

Openstreetmap.org is the most used online map in the world. Over 750,000 people are editing it. Learn how to be one of them and how to use it at school.

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  • 1. OpenStreetMaps: The Wikipedia of Mapping Kerry GallivanMAINEducation Conference 2012
  • 2. • Technology Director, MSAD#75• Co-Founder, Chimani• Mapping/outdoors Geek
  • 3. What is OpenStreetMaps (OSM)? Founded by Steve Coast in 2004 Started in the United Kingdom 750,000 users (August 29, 2012)
  • 4. What is OpenStreetMaps (OSM)?Copyright freeMaps can be used by anyone without copyright restrictionsEditable by anyoneAnyone can contribute new data to the map oreven edit the existing dataA free and open data sourceThe raw map data is available for anyone to use inwhatever way they like
  • 5. Why?Existing Data not Free & OpenLimits your rights to use the data as you wishData as a Static SnapshotCommercial data may be years oldExisting data not editableIf you discover an error in an existing map,you cannot instantly edit it
  • 6. On the webMain sitehttp://www.openstreetmap.orgWiki (the first point of call for all aspects of OSM-related information)http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/
  • 7. How does it work?Provide an Open PlatformOSM Users may freely input and extract dataRaw sources for OSM mapGPS track logsExisting Free Data Sources (eg TIGER/LINE, OrdnanceSurvey OpenData)Historical Maps – Out of Copyright mappingBing, Yahoo! Aerial ImageryUsers Create Map from Raw SourcesVia Online and Offline Editing Software
  • 8. Building BlocksMinimal Data Set for Maximum FlexibilityNodesWaysTags –Annotations as key/value pairsFull User History and Rollback ability
  • 9. In-field Mapping•Survey the ground using a GPS•Upload the GPS track to theOpenStreetMap site•Mark sites of interest as waypoints•Use an OSM editor to create theactual map data
  • 10. EditingJOSMStandalone editorCross platform (written in Java 1.6)Powerful and flexiblePotlatchOnline Flash editorEasy to use
  • 11. Potlatch
  • 12. Setting up an Account • Go to openstreetmap.org • Click on “Sign Up”
  • 13. Editing Augusta, Maine
  • 14. Editing Your School• Go to openstreetmap.org• Log into your account• Search for your school• Edit the road/driveway for the school• Add a parking lot• Draw the school building
  • 15. JOSM
  • 16. OSM in Education Develop a better understanding of maps Encourage students to get outsideTake ownership in mapping their own community
  • 17. OSM in EducationHarrison Middle School,YarmouthMt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham 1.used iPhones 2. Walking Papers 3.MLTI laptops 4.group email account
  • 18. OSM in Education
  • 19. OSM in Education
  • 20. OSM in Education
  • 21. OSM in Business
  • 22. OSM in Business MapBox and TileMillFree hosting service and design tool
  • 23. TileMill TileMill Introductionhttp://vimeo.com/17895803
  • 24. OSM Projects• International Relief/Development• “Baseball” month
  • 25. OSM POI Apps• POI Collector• Map+• POI+• OpenMaps
  • 26. GPS Navigation Apps• Trails• MotionX-GPS• Mapmyhike• POI+• OpenMaps
  • 27. Resources• wiki.openstreetmaps.org• opengeodata.org• Mapmyhike• POI+• OpenMaps