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Andy Robinson presents OpenStreetMap, an open initiative to create and provide free geographical data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. This presentation was given at the Geographical ...

Andy Robinson presents OpenStreetMap, an open initiative to create and provide free geographical data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. This presentation was given at the Geographical Information Day in Birmingham, 18th November 2009, hosted by the West Midlands Regional Observatory.

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Andy Robinson on OpenStreetMap Andy Robinson on OpenStreetMap Presentation Transcript

  • OpenStreetMap.org OSM for short
  • The Project OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
  • The Foundation The OpenStreetMap Foundation is an international non-profit organisation supporting but not controlling the project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data and to providing geospatial data for anybody to use and share.
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  • LOCATION & RICHNESS
    • Schools
    • Places of Worship
    • Stiles on Footpaths
    • Pubs that are still open
    • Street Address
    • Local Landmarks
    • ............................ The list is endless
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  • LET'S GO MAPPING
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  • key = value pairs have structure but no standard. Tag as you see it! Examples highway = motorway amenity = school access = private horse = yes TAGS
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  • ODbL
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  • Wiki
  • Communication
    • irc://irc.oftc.net/osm
    • Multilingual mailing lists, talk-gb is UK specific
    • The project wiki: wiki.openstreetmap.org
    • forum.openstreetmap.org
    • Email users through website
  • Mapping Events
    • Show you how
    • Loan GPS if needed
    • Help with questions
    • Experienced OSMers on hand
  • OpenStreetMap.org Andy “blackadder” Robinson TM