Ignite: Get In With the Crowd: OpenStreetMap and the art of crowdsourcing

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OpenStreetMap and the art of crowdsourcing.

Turning cyclists into volunteer mappers for a cycle map, and how to engage the many amateur-/citizen scientists in your projects.

Ignite spech held at Hack4DK, Danish cultural heritage hackathon, 24-25 september 2013. Royal Library, Copenhagen

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Ignite: Get In With the Crowd: OpenStreetMap and the art of crowdsourcing

  1. 1. 1/20 Get In with the Crowd - OpenStreetMap and the Art of Crowdsourcing Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  2. 2. 2/20 OpenStreetMap The Free Wiki World Map Started 2004 by programmer Steve Coast Against government monopoly on geodata UK registred NGO Annual budget < £100.000 Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  3. 3. 3/20 OpenStreetMap Global data (as of September 2013)  ~34,5 million km roads and paths  ~91,7 million buildings  Annual growth: 40%  1.378.960 participants Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  4. 4. 4/20 OpenStreetMap Data for Denmark (as of September 2013)     ~160.000 km roads (99,8% done) ~556.000 buildings Local knowledge over imports (from FOT) ~100 active participant, loosely coordinated via mail-group OSM-Talk-DK No organisation(!) Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  5. 5. 5/20 Why use OpenStreetMap Free / OdBL = “©OpenStreetMap contributors” Accessible and downloadable Adding data to OpenStreetMap adds value to everybody's maps Merging data from FOT/GST (DK open geodata) Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  6. 6. 6/20 Commercial maps vs. OpenStreetMap  Commercial maps update monthly, yearly  Commercial have Quality Assurance  OSM has crowd-ownership  Free downloadable data  OSM-Data is available immediately after save Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  7. 7. 7/20 What you can do with OpenStreetMap Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  8. 8. 8/20 What you can map in OpenStreetMap Everything! “Map what's on the ground” Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  9. 9. 9/20 What you can map in OpenStreetMap Street lights in Copenhagen Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  10. 10. 10/20 The critical power of OpenStreetMap “Maps as resistance, counter-mappings and participatory GIS take up maps and politics in an explicit manner to provide alternative mappings of space not represented by official state agencies” Matthew Sparke Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  11. 11. 11/20 Counter-mapping in OpenStreetMap  Counter-mapping – Critical Cartography  Who is to decide what “important geodata” is?  No secrets - “if it's there, it's there”  Wheelchair accessibility as Counter-mapping act Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  12. 12. 12/20 ? ? Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK ! 27-09-2013
  13. 13. 13/20 Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  14. 14. 14/20 Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  15. 15. 15/20 The Long Tail of OpenStreetMap Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  16. 16. 16/20 From cyclists to source    Transforming cycling interest into mapping for cycling Free courses in Cartography for ~100 cyclist's federation members Community-site and Community Manager Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  17. 17. 17/20 Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  18. 18. 18/20 The Long Tail of Talent 10 of OSM-DK's 100 most active are cyclists The overall #3 in DK is a women, cyclist & retired teacher  (1 & 2 are bulk importers/robots) >6% of total data in OSM-DK 2012 Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  19. 19. 19/20 The Long Tail of “Frustrated” Talent    Don't think of crowdsourcing participants as cheap “Mechanical Turks“ They might be experts in the field You can “transform” their interest, not dictate their work Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013
  20. 20. 20/20 From crowdsourcing to Citizen Science Michael Hammel: Get in with the Crowd - Ignite @ HACK4DK 27-09-2013

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