OpenStreetMap in Palestine

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  • 1. OpenStreetMap in Palestine Mikel Maron, OSM Foundation N2Y4 2009 May 26
  • 2. Complete Roads and POI in West Bank and Gaza
  • 3. OpenStreetMap? Global Collaborative Mapping “kinda like Wikipedia for Maps”
  • 4. GPS Surveying, Mapping Parties, Imagery Digitizing, Open Database
  • 5. Maps and Data are Expensive, Wrong, Not Everywhere
  • 6. OSM in Print, Offline, Mobile
  • 7. OSM in Govt & Corps
  • 8. OSM in the Developing World and UN
  • 9. JumpStart Mapping Palestine
  • 10. we are missing Neutral Geographic Context http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoste/3069220022/
  • 11. Bethlehem August 2008 Engineers without Borders Engineering Association
  • 12. Testing Our Mapping Assumptions
  • 13. Not Easy! Security/ Heat!/ Volunteers to Job Creation
  • 14. Mappers!
  • 15. From Hebron to Ramallah to Jenin
  • 16. Partners Atlas, NC4D, ARIJ, PCBS, Relief Intl
  • 17. The State of the Maps Paper Maps, Geodata Sharing, Piracy
  • 18. Much happiness
  • 19. the first “Palestinian Spy Satellite” (kite photography)
  • 20. Gaza January 2009 no decent maps anywhere
  • 21. Call out for help
  • 22. Yahoo! imagery
  • 23. Tidal wave of crowdsourcing
  • 24. Collect existing data sources and free data UN, Commercial, NGO, EU, Wikipedia, USA, News
  • 25. Southern Gaza Remote Mappers, 7 days
  • 26. Fundraiser for Imagery 5k GBP in days
  • 27. 2m, mid-January from Digital Globe
  • 28. JumpStart enters Gaza in March
  • 29. local knowledge
  • 30. Gaza City today
  • 31. And now...
  • 32. Applications and Use Nationalized Routing
  • 33. SocialGeo and Craigslist for Gaza
  • 34. H.O.T Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
  • 35. State of the Map Mapper Scholarships
  • 36. Complete Roads and POI in West Bank and Gaza
  • 37. Thank you! Mikel Maron mikel@osmfoundation.org http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wiki Project_Palestine http://brainoff.com/weblog/index.php? s=gaza+openstreetmap http://jumpstart-mapping.blogspot.com/