1. OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
2. what is openstreetmap?
the openstreetmap “one-liner”
A web project to create a free and open map of
the entire world, built entirely from volunteers
surveying with GPS, digitizing aerial imagery,
and collecting and liberating existing public
sources of geographic data.
3. free and open voluntary map of the
voluntary, open contributions
open use open contribution. open use.
4. amenity = hospital
POIs name = Saint James
emergency = yes Ways
highway = primary
name = Otley Road
ref = A660
highway = residential
name = Chestnut Lane
oneway = true
surface = flags
5. OpenStreetMap data generation.
Field capture/ imagery tracing and imports of
PD and share-alike geodata sets.
6. Data semantic interoperability.
Convergence of bottom-up (OSM) and
“directed” (reference data models) ontologies.
7. Data semantic interoperability example.
Cross walk of OSM tagging system and UNSDIT
United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure for Transport
(UNSDIT used as transportation data model in the WFP SDI).
8. OSM: the key elements of a comprehensive
solution for geodata management.
1. Free and interoperable data.
2. the OSM Architecture: web platform and client application, web
services and toolkit.
3. the OSM ecosystem: tools and applications sprung up around
OSM free geodata (routing engines, map cartographic libraries,
mobile API's, countless mashups, several editors, quality checkers
etc...) resulting into a positive feedback loop to the project by
ensuring data improvement...
4. The power of a critical mass of 180,000 members fast-growing,
active and skilled community in:
- data generation and maintenance
- system development (volunteers/ start-up-companies).
- community-powered learning, training and capacity building.
10. a new initiative rooted in OSM
building on two years of informal cooperation
to apply the principles and activities of open source and
open data sharing
humanitarian response and economic development.
11. Core Mission
- connecting point between humanitarian and open mapping communities
- remote data creation during crisis
- collection and organization of existing data sources
- deployments to the field possible
- distribution point for free data
Advocacy, Training and Outreach
- mapping parties
- speaking, writing, meetings in humanitarian and United Nations technical
Thinking and Design
- promotion of crowd-sourcing and simple web standards for data sharing
- technical improvements to OSM and OSGeo in response to field requirements
(offline support, verification, format adaptors, multi-master sync..)
12. 1. Data sharing.
13. Data sharing 1
UNJLC Haiti data import
Leverage WFP SDI Community
CartONG, UNJLC, Bonn U.
& OSM Tool Ecosystem
OpenRouteService, GPS maps
data import licensing re-use constraints: “public
domain” data from UNJLC operation imported in OSM
14. Data sharing 2
FAO Africa Cover data import.
15. 2. Crisis support / Development.
16. Crisis support / Development 1.
Free and Open Palestine
17. Complete Roads
in West Bank and
18. JumpStart Mapping Palestine
sustainable economic development
19. JumpStart is Public Domain
(we ran our own server, tiles, etc)
tracing, integration, familiarity, jobs
open up to GIS pros
21. Bethlehem August 2008
Engineers without Borders
22. The State of the Maps
Paper Maps, Geodata Sharing, Piracy
Atlas, NC4D, ARIJ, PCBS, Relief Intl
25. From Hebron to Ramallah to Jenin
26. Gaza January 2009
no decent maps anywhere
27. Call out for help
28. Collect existing data sources
and free data
UN, Commercial, NGO, EU, Wikipedia, USA, News
29. Yahoo! imagery
30. Tidal wave
31. Southern Gaza
Remote Mappers, 7 days
32. Northern Gaza
Fundraiser for Imagery
5k GBP in days
33. 2m, mid-January
from Digital Globe
34. JumpStart enters
Gaza in March
35. local knowledge
36. Gaza City – Jul 2009
37. And now...
38. Import Process
from JumpStart to OSM
merge, quality correction
name, name:ar, name:he
40. Import to Navteq/TeleAltas,
G-Y-M, UN, etc
41. Applications and Use
42. Nationalized Routing
43. Crisis support and Development work 2.
OSM data in Philippines Typhoon Response
44. MAPACTION – PHILLIPINES –
Crisis support and Development work 2.
DATA SHARING Response
OSM data in Philippines Typhoon
45. 3. Outreach and simulation exercise.
46. Outreach work.
47. Camp Robert: the HOT “common operating
picture” put in motion
52. → Google Tiles -> OSM Overlay ->
Walking Papers -> SMSGeoChat -> OSM API -> OSM Tiles
-> Sahana ->
53. Deployed to Afghanistan
“DEPLOY” TO AGHANISTAN
54. 4. Development project - ongoing.
55. Eastern Africa Tour.
1. Map Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) - Slum-mapping
2. Where camp @ Africa GIS (Kampala, Uganda)
3. Mapping/ workshop/ community building (Kenya,
56. OSM/ HOT Ready to partner!
* Framework and methodologies to explore sharing and serving
* Compatible with UNSDI data models
* Large skilled community, tools .. join us!
* Interesting issues to solve within a working “SDI”
* Apply outcomes to operations, training, outreach