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OpenStreetMap.org is an open source project that is creating a free map of the world.

OpenStreetMap.org is an open source project that is creating a free map of the world.

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    How OpenStreetMap is Mapping the World How OpenStreetMap is Mapping the World Presentation Transcript

    • How OpenStreetMap is mapping the world Nick Black 25th September 2007
    • §
    • This year
    • Stats •11,000+ users •1,000+ users editing / month •10-20 million objects in db
    • The OpenStreetMap Foundation • Board elected this summer • Oversee fundraising, promotion and legal representation of OSM • Membership open to all
    • Rolling with Rails • Server code ported to Ruby on Rails in April • Simplified participation for developers • Now a very active server developer community
    • StateoftheMap 2007 •Two days •100 delegates •20 talks
    • © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • TIGER - Now being imported Contact - dave@sr71.net © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • So what is valuable within the OSM stack?
    • 0 Value Lots
    • Aerial Imagery 0 Value Lots
    • Pre-existing data - TIGER, NPE Aerial Imagery 0 Value Lots
    • Software Pre-existing data - TIGER, NPE Aerial Imagery 0 Value Lots
    • The People, the Commons, the Community Software Pre-existing data - TIGER, NPE Aerial Imagery 0 Value Lots
    • What is a community anyway?
    • People who want to make a Free map
    • Also... •People who want everything to be free •People who love maps •People who hate the OS •People who want to make maps •People who want to use data •People who want to write software
    • The Problem: How to get all of these people to do something coherent?
    • Non-monetary motivation
    • Non-monetary motivation Give people ownership
    • Non-monetary motivation Give people ownership Create a short feedback loop
    • Non-monetary motivation Give people ownership Create a short feedback loop Allow especially talented people to do amazing things
    • Coase’s Penguin (Yochai Benkler) Commons-based Peer Production: •Non-monetary motivation •Discrete multi-size pieces •Low-cost integration
    • Coase’s Penguin (Yochai Benkler) Commons-based Peer Production: •Fun •Takes 5 minutes •Easy
    • Give People Ownership •Its your map, your project •Ownership of the data •CreativeCommons License - Trusted, inpedendent third party •Copyright assigned to the OpenStreetMap Foundation
    • A Short Feedback Loop •People want to see the results of their hard work •Maps - Need to be rendered yesterday •Software - Needs to be deployed before its written •This can be annoying, but it means that the community is working
    • Mapping Parties • Gather in a place • Map it exhaustively • Have fun
    • Allow especially talented people to do amazing things
    • Letting people do things •Committees don’t help much •Massive standards don’t help much •Talking doesn’t help much
    • Letting people do things •Committees don’t help much •Massive standards don’t help much •Talking doesn’t help much •Let the talented people do the amazing things
    • © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • Victoria in OSM © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • Customised Cartography © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • Customised Cartography Heathrow Airport © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • Data: UK-US comparison
    • US GeoData Maket Price 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • US GeoData Maket Price TIGER-derived (mostly) TIGER 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • UK GeoData Maket Price 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • UK GeoData Maket OS Price OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • UK GeoData Maket OS Price OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • UK GeoData Maket OS Price OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • UK GeoData Maket OS Price OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • We’ve seen this before
    • OS Market Windows Price Linux 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • OS Market Windows (Think price per feature) Price Linux 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • Future Trends
    • The future geodata market Price 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The future geodata market Price OSM Derived OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The future geodata market Proprietary Price OSM Derived OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The future geodata market Proprietary Price OSM Derived OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The future geodata market Proprietary Price OSM Derived OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The future geodata market Proprietary Price OSM Derived OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The future geodata market Proprietary Price OSM Derived OSM 100 ‘%’ ‘Quality’
    • The Fallout
    • © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • AND - Donated their entire Dutch road data set to OSM © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • Suppliers of Proprietary data will have to react • More ANDs • More PeoplesMaps • More Tom-Tom map share • More commercial use of OSM data
    • What the critics say • How can you trust the data that someone puts in? • OSM format is useless for my GIS • Where is the support? •Where is the person on the end of the phone?
    • OpenGeoData Providers
    • CloudMade - Open Data for GIS Professionals • Verification of data - correction of errors, spelling mistakes, profanities, topology • Support - For data and software • Metadata - source, date, geodetic information • Updates - get the latest data from open sources
    • © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • © Copyright 2007 OpenStreetMap
    • Geo-Coding • Worldwide geo-coding based on open data sources • Available as a web API
    • CloudMade - Open Geodata Providers • Pilot services available now • Full services launching October 2007 www.cloudmade.com
    • Thanks for listening nick@cloudmade.com