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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  • 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 a completely different experience.
  • Cloud computing means scalability, the maturity of open-source mapping software means grassroots involvement
  • qGIS, OpenLayers, Google Earth, Consumer GPS Mapnik, TileCache, MapServer, OpenGeo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasma/ PostGIS
  • 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