Palestine West Bank Free Map IntroductionPresentation Transcript
FreeMap West Bank Mikel Maron Bethlehem August 15, 2008
About ME brainoff.com Mapufacture Helping Build the GeoWeb mapufacture.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”
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...
UK – complete with the next 1-2 years
Europe in GPS points
Contours in Slovakia
OSM Cycle Map
OSM on Mobile, GPS Devices
Osnabrück – a freed city
Yahoo! -- Imagery in OSM
OpenStreetMap in flickr
cloudmade ito nestoria CadCorp Corporate Uses
OSM Foundation State of the Map Conference
Companies tapping the crowd
Google Map Maker
Donated Data and Free Data
AND Netherlands Donation
City of Merano
And more ... Sudan from the UN, Canada, New Zealand, Falkland Islands...
Or just get on with it!
JumpStart International and FreeMap West Bank * Public Domain Data * Seperate server * Import into OSM at conclusion for ongoing maintenance and improvement http://westbank.freemap.in/
RESTful API + simple data format + tagging for metadata + standard map tiles
= thriving ecosystem of renderers, editors..
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, etc.
Mapstraction ...one API to cover them all, incl OSM
BRIGHTON, case study
Mapping Party, September 2006
OSM Brighton, December 2006
Today Summer 2007
Download existing data to GPS
Print Out Map for Notes, Bicycle
Draw Over Them
Our first edit war, Cyprus
OpenStreetMap database is fully localizable! We can represent multiple views of the world.
OSM IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
The Developing World (ala OSM)
Betwala Chawl, Mumbai
“ we feel that communities can harness the power of new geo-spatial imaging and mapping technologies to strengthen their demands for secure tenure and housing rights open and vibrant public spaces and ecological conservation and sustainable development in the mega-city.”
Military and Security
Myanmar Sudan Bolivia Baghdad North Korea Phillipines Southern Africa 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 BETHLEHEM!
WE WILL MAP THE WEST BANK!
WE WILL MAP THE WORLD! THANK YOU! [email_address] http://slideshare.net/mikel_maron/