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  • 1. Introduction to OSM | Presentation cc-by Richard Weait http://weait.com Richard Weait | OSM Map Data cc-by-sa http://OpenStreetMap.org/
  • 2. Jump to the end. What you can do with OSM.
  • 3. Jump to the end. ...and how you can do it.
  • 4. Introduction to OSM | Presentation cc-by Richard Weait http://weait.com Richard Weait | OSM Map Data cc-by-sa http://OpenStreetMap.org/
  • 5. Agenda
    • Maps
    • 6. What is OpenStreetMap?
    • 7. But doesn't ____.com do that already?
    • 8. OSM advantages
    • 9. How to have fun with OSM.
  • 10. So what? Why do we care about maps?
  • 11. Map of the genome? CC-by-sa Wikimedia, PaleWhaleGail http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:D1S80Demo.gif VNTR allelic variation
  • 12. Circuit diagram? cc-by-sa wikipedia Sni9er http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:4-bit-jk-flip-flop_V1.1.svg
  • 13. Recognize this map? Copyright Transport for London http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:TubeMapZ1_TFL.png
  • 14. Cartogram Copyright ed g2s GnuFDL / cc-by-sa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:London_Underground_Zone_1.svg
  • 15. Cholera Dr. John Snow, London, 1843
  • 16. International trade Public Domain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:National-atlas-1970-1810-loupurchase-1.png
  • 17. Ownership Copyright http://www.omninerd.com/images/content/1/4_article_33_full_figure1.jpg
  • 18. Agenda
    • Maps
    • 19. What is OpenStreetMap?
    • 20. But doesn't ____.com do that already?
    • 21. OSM advantages
    • 22. How to have fun with OSM.
  • 23. Introduction to OSM | Presentation cc-by Richard Weait http://weait.com Richard Weait | OSM Map Data cc-by-sa http://OpenStreetMap.org/
  • 24. OpenStreetMap is ... "OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them." -- www.openstreetmap.org
  • 25. "The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways." -- www.openstreetmap.org OpenStreetMap is ...
  • 26. OpenStreetMap is ...
  • 27. Four freedoms of Free Software
  • 28. Data license ODbL
  • 29. Global Positioning System
  • 30. A track file
  • 31.  
  • 32. Many track files
  • 33. Survey an area
  • 34. Record observations
  • 35. A brief diversion Why work so hard?
  • 36. Survey diligently (c) A-Z maps. Bristol, UK
  • 37. Survey an area
  • 38. Add metadata
  • 39. Render
  • 40. Won't that take “Forever”? http://www.geofabrik.de/gallery/history/index.html#toronto
  • 41. OSM history and growth
  • 42. OSM data summary (simplified)
  • 43. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.511&lon=13.399&zoom=11&layers=B000FTF Berlin
  • 44. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.5078&lon=13.33787&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF
  • 45. http://tools.geofabrik.de/map/?type=Mapnik&lon=8.43681&lat=51.31206&zoom=16 Fort Fun
  • 46. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.50826&lon=13.33935&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF Rotterdam
  • 47. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.50826&lon=13.33935&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF
  • 48. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:Osm_putney_cycle.jpg
  • 49. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=55.6803&lon=12.5936&zoom=14&layers=B000FTF Copenhagen
  • 50. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:USE-IT_Copenhagen_paper_map.jpg
  • 51. University of Maryland http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=38.988223&lon=-76.940895&zoom=18&layers=B000FTF
  • 52. UMD - TerpNav http://seamster.cs.umd.edu:8090/map/index.html#
  • 53. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=40.7264&lon=-73.9849&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF New York City
  • 54. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=37.7703&lon=-122.4241&zoom=12&layers=B000FTF San Francisco
  • 55. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.152&lon=33.411&zoom=10&layers=B000FTF Cyprus
  • 56. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=33.2674&lon=44.4109&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF Baghdad, Iraq
  • 57. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=-4.3346&lon=15.3105&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF Kinshasa, DRC
  • 58. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=31.5161&lon=34.4737&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF Gaza City
  • 59. Agenda
    • Maps
    • 60. What is OpenStreetMap?
    • 61. But doesn't ____.com do that already?
    • 62. OSM advantages
    • 63. How to have fun with OSM.
  • 64. Commercial online maps Google maps Yahoo maps Mapquest Mapblast They are all good, but they have limitations. Photo Copyright R.Weait
  • 65. Greatest limitation of “Them” Data vs. A Picture of the Data
  • 66. Pubs with free WiFi http://www.flickr.com/photos/gravitystorm/2772146828/in/photostream/
  • 67. OpenRouteService.org University of Bonn, Germany
  • 68. OSM map tiles and data
  • 69. Select start and finish
  • 70. ORS finds a route
  • 71. Emphasized route
  • 72. Construction and traffic data
  • 73. Route looks sub-optimal
  • 74. Re-routing around construction
  • 75. Cycle map Commendation Award 2008 http://opencyclemap.org/
  • 76.  
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  • 81.  
  • 82. Agenda
    • Maps
    • 83. What is OpenStreetMap?
    • 84. But doesn't ____.com do that already?
    • 85. OSM advantages
    • 86. How to have fun with OSM.
  • 87. Earl St - Toronto Screen shot: 25 Sept 2008 Still wrong on 10 Feb 2009
  • 88. Earl St - Toronto
  • 89. Skipton Crescent - Cambridge Yahoo screen capture: 25 Sept 2008 Still wrong 10 Feb 2009
  • 90. Commercial viability vs. population Google and Yahoo screenshots taken on 8 February 2009. Yahoo and Google trademarks belong to Yahoo and Google.
  • 91. http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=64.1311&lon=-21.9077&zoom=12&layers=B000FTF Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 92. Commercial viability vs. population(!) Yahoo and OpenStreetMap Screenshots taken in 2008
  • 93. Mumbai, India Google, Yahoo and OpenStreetMap Screenshots taken 8 February 2009 http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=18.9697&lon=72.8416&zoom=12&layers=B000FTF
  • 94. Generous license
  • 95.  
  • 96. Wanna server, Kid? http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:OSM-Servers-Aug08-Install-After.jpg
  • 97.  
  • 98. Get started! Register.
  • 99. Get started! Log in.
  • 100. Get started! Don't edit yet!!!!
  • 101. Zoom in first!
  • 102. Now Edit.
  • 103. Select an object
  • 104. Yorkdale parking
  • 105. Mapping party! Copyright cc-by-sa User:smsm1 http://flickr.com/photos/smsm1/2776456790/
  • 106. Edit your neighbourhood
  • 107. With a GPS: Map Your Walk / Ride
  • 108. How to Contribute: Get connected Join IRC #osm irc://irc.oftc.net/osm
  • 109. How to Contribute: Get connected Join the mailing lists. talk talk-ca talk-dev http://lists.openstreetmap.org/
  • 110. Resources http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/ irc://irc.oftc.net #osm Mailing lists Mapping Party http://weait.com/
  • 111. Introduction to OSM | Presentation cc-by Richard Weait http://weait.com Richard Weait | OSM Map Data cc-by-sa http://OpenStreetMap.org/