TIGER/Line Data in the Cloud
     Making Open Data Useful
125 gigabytes of
Roads, counties, school districts, census
 blocks, congressional districts
12+ hours to download, unzip, upload
  into Amazon’s Cloud
• Boot up a mapping server in a minute
• Connect the TIGER data in two minutes
14,000+ Districts + TIGER/line
Federal Education Budget Program
Part of a complete open-source mapping
 stack

Without restrictive licenses, distributing
 and reusing map information is ...
Cloud computing means scalability, the
  maturity of open-source mapping
  software means grassroots involvement
qGIS, OpenLayers,
Google Earth,
Consumer GPS




                                       Mapnik,
                          ...
Infrastructure
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wili/
OpenStreetMap is creating a worldwide
  road map
141,000 new miles of African roads
150gb “Planet.osm”,
125gb TIGER/line
Via FTP & DVDs
USGS digital elevation data for flooding
 concerns
Population data, land cover data for
 health and famine crises
Mobile East, Mississippi
TIGER/line Data and Open Data in the Cloud
TIGER/line Data and Open Data in the Cloud
TIGER/line Data and Open Data in the Cloud
TIGER/line Data and Open Data in the Cloud
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  • Hi, I’m Tom MacWright and I’d like to talk about making Open Data useful with open-source tools and cloud computing. Specifically, I’ve been working with TIGER/line data, which is a great example of incredibly useful data that we only started to tap into
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    1. 1. TIGER/Line Data in the Cloud Making Open Data Useful
    2. 2. 125 gigabytes of Roads, counties, school districts, census blocks, congressional districts
    3. 3. 12+ hours to download, unzip, upload into Amazon’s Cloud
    4. 4. • Boot up a mapping server in a minute • Connect the TIGER data in two minutes
    5. 5. 14,000+ Districts + TIGER/line
    6. 6. Federal Education Budget Program
    7. 7. Part of a complete open-source mapping stack Without restrictive licenses, distributing and reusing map information is a completely different experience.
    8. 8. Cloud computing means scalability, the maturity of open-source mapping software means grassroots involvement
    9. 9. qGIS, OpenLayers, Google Earth, Consumer GPS Mapnik, TileCache, MapServer, OpenGeo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasma/ PostGIS
    10. 10. Infrastructure
    11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wili/
    12. 12. OpenStreetMap is creating a worldwide road map 141,000 new miles of African roads
    13. 13. 150gb “Planet.osm”, 125gb TIGER/line Via FTP & DVDs
    14. 14. USGS digital elevation data for flooding concerns Population data, land cover data for health and famine crises
    15. 15. Mobile East, Mississippi
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