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  • OpenStreetMap in Palestine Mikel Maron, OSM Foundation N2Y4 2009 May 26
  • Complete Roads and POI in West Bank and Gaza
  • OpenStreetMap? Global Collaborative Mapping “kinda like Wikipedia for Maps”
  • GPS Surveying, Mapping Parties, Imagery Digitizing, Open Database
  • Maps and Data are Expensive, Wrong, Not Everywhere
  • OSM in Print, Offline, Mobile
  • OSM in Govt & Corps
  • OSM in the Developing World and UN
  • JumpStart Mapping Palestine
  • we are missing Neutral Geographic Context http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoste/3069220022/
  • Bethlehem August 2008 Engineers without Borders Engineering Association
  • Testing Our Mapping Assumptions
  • Not Easy! Security/ Heat!/ Volunteers to Job Creation
  • Mappers!
  • From Hebron to Ramallah to Jenin
  • Partners Atlas, NC4D, ARIJ, PCBS, Relief Intl
  • The State of the Maps Paper Maps, Geodata Sharing, Piracy
  • Much happiness
  • the first “Palestinian Spy Satellite” (kite photography)
  • Gaza January 2009 no decent maps anywhere
  • Call out for help
  • Yahoo! imagery
  • Tidal wave of crowdsourcing
  • Collect existing data sources and free data UN, Commercial, NGO, EU, Wikipedia, USA, News
  • Southern Gaza Remote Mappers, 7 days
  • Fundraiser for Imagery 5k GBP in days
  • 2m, mid-January from Digital Globe
  • JumpStart enters Gaza in March
  • local knowledge
  • Gaza City today
  • And now...
  • Applications and Use Nationalized Routing
  • SocialGeo and Craigslist for Gaza
  • H.O.T Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
  • State of the Map Mapper Scholarships
  • Complete Roads and POI in West Bank and Gaza
  • 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/