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    • OpenMappingAfrica Mikel Maron + Andrew Turner Nairobi September 24, 2008
    • About Us brainoff.com + highearthorbit.com Mapufacture + GeoCommons Helping Build the GeoWeb mapufacture.com + geocommons.com WaterWiki first public UN wiki waterwiki.net OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Member Brighton, UK Developing World “ building digital technology for our planet”
    • = + what is openstreetmap? the openstreetmap “one-liner”
    •  
    • animation...
    • WHY?
    • mapping data is not free
    • full of mistakes, car-centered
    • mistakes can't be corrected
    • can't re-use, or print
    • economics rules coverage
    • Not Free (as in “Freedom”)
    • Change happens too fast...
    • Disasters
    • Olympics
    • Times Atlas
    • SERIOUSLY!
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    • Completing 1-2 yrs UK done Netherlands ~done Germany done Paris done Mumbai done Tokyo
    • Nairobi
    • Europe in GPS points
    • Yahoo! -- Imagery in OSM
    • OpenStreetMap in flickr
    • Sponsors
    • Corporate Uses cloudmade ito nestoria CadCorp
    • OSM Foundation State of the Map Conference
    • Companies tapping the crowd
    • Google Map Maker
    • AND maps2.0
    • Pretty Maps
    • Contours in Slovakia
    • OpenPisteMap
    • OSM Cycle Map
    • OSM on Mobile, GPS Devices
    • Donated Data and Free Data
    • AND Netherlands Donation
    • Osnabrück – a freed city
    • City of Merano
    • TIGER/Line
    • Old *copyright clear* Georectified Maps wrp.geothings.net OpenAerialMap.org Landsat
    • And more ... Sudan from the UN, Canada, New Zealand, Falkland Islands...
    • Or just get on with it!
    • upcoming parties
    • Technology
    • RESTful API + simple data format + tagging for metadata + standard map tiles
    • = thriving ecosystem of tools, renderers, editors, routers, applications
    • Active Community! 50K+ registered 10K monthly editors Mailing lists wiki Parties
    • API (Rails)‏ Potlatch (Flash)‏ JOSM (Java)‏ Database ... Renderer Mapnik tiles@ home osmarender, pdfatlas, ... planet dump MySQL Viewer Slippy Map (Open Layers)‏ “ Google” tiles “ Google” tiles Editors Rendering Architecture
    • http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.4/way/35 <way id='7972254' timestamp='2007-09-24T12:36:29+01:00' user='chippy' visible='true'> <nd ref='59608510' /> <nd ref='59608509' /> <nd ref='59608516' /> <nd ref='59608515' /> <nd ref='59608514' /> <nd ref='59608513' /> <nd ref='59608512' /> <nd ref='59608511' /> <nd ref='59608510' /> <tag k='created_by' v='JOSM' /> <tag k='building' v='retail' /> <tag k='name' v='White Rose Shopping Centre' /> <tag k='amenity' v='shopping_centre' /> <tag k='note' v='huge building' /> </way> RESTful API
    • Trackpoints Nodes
    • Ways highway = residential name = Chestnut Lane oneway = true surface = flags highway = primary name = Otley Road ref = A660 Tags ! http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Map_features amenity = hospital name = Saint James emergency = yes POIs Areas leisure=nature_reserve
    • landuse=vineyard vs landuse=farm crop=grapes
    • Mapstraction ...one Javascript API to cover them all, including OSM
    • BRIGHTON, case study
    • Mapping Party, September 2006
    • OSM Brighton, December 2006
    • Winter 2007
    • Today Summer 2007
    • Today
    • 1.0
    • My Process
    • Download existing data to GPS
    • Print Out Map for Notes, Bicycle
    • Network Diagram
    • Upload Tracks
    • Draw Over Them
    • OpenMappingAfrica http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/OpenMappingAfrica2008 * Nairobi, Kenya, 20-27 September 2008 * Cape Town Mapping Party, 28 September 2008 * 29 September - 3 October FOSS4G 2008 * Johannesburg, South Africa, 3-5 October 2008 * Mbabane, Swaziland, 6-7 October 2008
    • The Developing World (ala OSM)‏
    • Betwala Chawl, Mumbai
    • Myanmar Sudan Palestine Bolivia Baghdad North Korea Phillipines GPSTogo
    • The Possibilities & Applications
    • navigation (Bangalore Startups)‏ urban planning, redevelopment, empowerment (CRIT/PUKAR)‏ political participation agriculture (Trivandrum Agriculture Department)‏ ecology (Biodiversity Survey, Madhav Gadgil)‏ riverbank erosion in West Bengal (WBUT)‏ humanitarian response
    • tracking taxis/safety data collection for rural development, and models for transitioning to open GIS data collection (professor shah's project)‏ monitoring rainfall, collecting and disseminating data to forms, calculating land use unchecked mining operations in the north of West Bengal humanitarian response
    • WE WILL MAP THE WORLD! THANK YOU! [email_address] [email_address]