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 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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What can Towns learn from OpenStreetMap?

  1. 1. What can Towns learn from OpenStreetMap?
  2. 2. OpenStreetMap?
  3. 3. maps free data neighborhood
  4. 4. paradigm shift
  5. 5. intelligent design surveyors gis professionals town administration residents
  6. 6. evolution surveyors gis professionals town administration residents
  7. 7. outsourcing
  8. 8. collect local knowledge
  9. 9. engage residents
  10. 10. distribute public data
  11. 11. map raw styles data tourism map printed city map GeoRSS mobile map API
  12. 12. crossing town borders
  13. 13. Christian cspanring@mapc.org @spanaut
  14. 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

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