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Intro to OpenStreetMap- UC Merced 4.22.09

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This is a presentation introducing OpenStreetMap and CloudMade to students at UC Merced on April 22, 2009.

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Intro to OpenStreetMap- UC Merced 4.22.09

  1. 1. OpenStreetMap Sarah Manley Community Ambassador April 22, 2009 1
  2. 2. Why maps? Because maps are a visual tool for sharing information with others. Because they can be produced by many people and combined together to tell stories about complex relationships. Because maps are never finished and only tell part of a story that can constantly be expanded upon. Because power exists in space, struggle exists in space and we exist in space. Because we cannot know where we are going if we do not know where we are from. - Notes for a People’s Atlas of Chicago http://chicagoatlas.areaprojects.com/about/ 2
  3. 3. How accessible are current maps? 3
  4. 4. Public Domain: available for anyone to use for any purpose 4
  5. 5. Public Domain Map Data TIGER Data: Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system 5
  6. 6. How accessible are maps... • Costly • Closed • Often out of date 16 6
  7. 7. Co$tly Data 7
  8. 8. How accessible are current maps? • Monetarily - Private data = Costly • Closed • Often out of date 18 8
  9. 9. Strict Copyrights 19 9
  10. 10. How accessible are current maps? • Costly • Closed- Private data is highly protected • Often out of date 21 10
  11. 11. Google screen capture: 16 Jan 2009 11
  12. 12. OSM screen capture: 16 Jan 2009 12
  13. 13. A thought... “If you don’t make [lower-resolution mapping data] publicly available, there will be people with their cars and GPS devices, driving around with their laptops .. They will be cataloguing every lane, and enjoying it, driving 4×4s behind your farm at the dead of night. There will, if necessary, be a grass-roots remapping.” Tim Berners-Lee 13
  14. 14. How is OpenStreetMap different? 14
  15. 15. “You could have a community capability where you took the GPS data of people driving around and started to see, oh, there’s a new road that we don’t have, a new route .. And so that data eventually should just come from the community with the right software infrastructure.” - Bill Gates 15
  16. 16. quot;OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them.quot; openstreetmap.org 16
  17. 17. So what are the benefits? • It’s Free • It’s Open • It’s as current as the contributers make it 28 17
  18. 18. Where can you use OSM? 18
  19. 19. So what are the benefits? • It’s Free • It’s Open • It’s as current as the contributers make it 32 19
  20. 20. How do you license open source work 20
  21. 21. How is OSM open? Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. -creativecommons.org 21
  22. 22. So what are the benefits? • It’s Free • It’s Open • It’s as current as the contributers make it 36 22
  23. 23. OSM contributors 23
  24. 24. Where are people mapping? 24
  25. 25. London
  26. 26. Sydney
  27. 27. Johannesburg
  28. 28. Baghdad
  29. 29. San Francisco
  30. 30. Hiking Trails 30
  31. 31. Map Rendering and Cartography 31
  32. 32. Mapnik
  33. 33. Osmarender
  34. 34. Cycle Map
  35. 35. No Name
  36. 36. Maplint
  37. 37. OpenStreetBug
  38. 38. Map Comparison: http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/ : Map Compare 38
  39. 39. How do you (and others) get involved? 39
  40. 40. Contribute to Potlatch- the online editor 40
  41. 41. You can edit from home 41
  42. 42. You can edit from home 42
  43. 43. You can edit from home 43
  44. 44. You can edit from home 44
  45. 45. You can edit from home 45
  46. 46. Labeling in the Map: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features 46
  47. 47. Get out and map! 47
  48. 48. Grab data off of GPS 48
  49. 49. Grab data off of GPS 49
  50. 50. Upload & Edit GPS trace 50
  51. 51. How does the community map? 51
  52. 52. Global Events: July 10 -12, 2009: Amsterdam 71 52
  53. 53. CloudMade + OSM 53
  54. 54. CloudMade Style Editor Sign In: Education#@cloudmade.com Password: education 54
  55. 55. Style Editor 55
  56. 56. Style Editor - Click on your account name (Education#@cloudmade.com) - Scroll to the bottom - Click on “Create New Style” 56
  57. 57. Style Editor- Quick Start 57
  58. 58. Choose features, colors, etc 58
  59. 59. What is being done with the style editor? 59
  60. 60. What is being done with the style editor? 60
  61. 61. What is being done with the style editor? 61
  62. 62. What is being done with the style editor? GeoCommons from Fortius One 62
  63. 63. Thank you Sarah Manley Bay Area Community Ambassador Sarah@cloudmade.com Next event: May 9 & 10: Santa Cruz Mapping Party wiki.openstreetmap.org 63

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