Crowdsource the Map! And Intro to OpenStreetMap - Sargent McDonald
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Sargent McDonald's Ignite presentation about OpenStreetMaps at CityCamp Colorado.

Sargent McDonald's Ignite presentation about OpenStreetMaps at CityCamp Colorado.

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  • Google, bing, others have Lic agreements that are limited depending on use Creative commons moving to Open Database License
  • Address ranges are tedious and time consuming
  • Why pay for what you can get for free
  • Maybe we can get our data into the big players maps
  • keep your eyes and ears open to OSM development look for partners to do the leg work
  • Maybe we can get our data into some of the big online map providers tiles

Crowdsource the Map! And Intro to OpenStreetMap - Sargent McDonald Crowdsource the Map! And Intro to OpenStreetMap - Sargent McDonald Presentation Transcript

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  • Crowdsource the Map!! An Intro to OpenStreetMap
    • Sargent McDonald
    • @sargentmcdonald
  • why ignite on OpenStreetMap
    • oh god, Sargent is going to talk about maps again
    • excuse to do research and learn more on OSM
    • my public speaking sucks
  • OSM basics
    • Free wiki world map
    • Open License to Data
    • Crowdsourced map content
    • Map broken into regions and countries
    • Popular in under mapped regions
    • Europe is full of map geeks
  • german example
  • Slide used from :shift2010 - 17apr2010 - OpenStreetMap: a free map for our world
  • OSM growth
  • U.S. not ready for primetime
    • address ranges scarce – in US
    • routing issues– but tons of opensource tools out there using the service
    • however, errors in all online maps and routing
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  • Misled by The Google
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  • if I had a nickel
    • I would have made a quarter
    • Can you fix google maps for me??
    • aaaah…no not really.
  • data into Google…not really
  • the big kids on the block
    • Bidding war for data in 2007 – Nokia, Garmin, Navteq, Tom Tom
    • Oct 2009 Google dropped TeleAtlas
  • latest news
    • Bing silverlight control adds OSM layer
    • Mapquest adds OSM tiles in select areas
    • OSM founder Steve Coast joins Microsoft Bing Nov 24 th , 2010.
    • Microsoft donates aerial imagery to OSM to use for on screen editing.
    • GIS bloggers and OSM’ers go nuts
  • what this means…my 2 cents
    • Bing and others pay a boat load to Navteq -TomTom for data
    • Google already went rogue...owns their data
    • OSM gives access to free data to Bing-others.
    • Bing providing data to OSM to improve product and routing
  • why should we care?
    • we are open data providers and local authority
    • partner with community to provide data for OSM
    • you may get value/data back
  • why should we care?
    • we are open data providers and local authority
    • partner with community to provide data for OSM
    • you may get value/data back
    • thanks