What can Towns learn from OpenStreetMap?

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OpenStreetMap introduced open crowdsourcing as successful model for collecting geographic data and community mapping. The presentation highlights some points why it can be interesting for Towns to …

OpenStreetMap introduced open crowdsourcing as successful model for collecting geographic data and community mapping. The presentation highlights some points why it can be interesting for Towns to take a closer look at OpenStreetMap.

Boston Ignite: Spatial, Dec 2nd, 2009

Some notes: http://spanring.eu/blog/2009/12/07/what-can-towns-learn-from-openstreetmap/

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  • 1. What can Towns learn from OpenStreetMap?
  • 2. OpenStreetMap?
  • 3. maps free data neighborhood
  • 4. paradigm shift
  • 5. intelligent design surveyors gis professionals town administration residents
  • 6. evolution surveyors gis professionals town administration residents
  • 7. outsourcing
  • 8. collect local knowledge
  • 9. engage residents
  • 10. distribute public data
  • 11. map raw styles data tourism map printed city map GeoRSS mobile map API
  • 12. crossing town borders
  • 13. Christian cspanring@mapc.org @spanaut
  • 14. credits OpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org Isaac Mao http://www.slideshare.net/isaac/from-meme-to-social-fabric Helge Fahrnberger http://www.slideshare.net/muesli/about-lions-and-ants-presentation Frederik Ramm http://www.soc.org.uk/assets/newsletter/Nov%202009.pdf Constantin Litvak http://blog.consta.de/2007/09/01/wir-basteln-uns-die-weltkarte/ Walking Papers http://walking-papers.org/ GeoRSS http://georss.org CloudMade http://maps.cloudmade.com/ GeoTrac http://geotrac.demo.topplabs.org/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tostie14/117610584/ Connected Bits http://www.connectedbits.com/ Open311 http://open311.org/ CitySourced http://www.citysourced.com/ SeeClickFix http://seeclickfix.com