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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]