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OpenStreetMap The power of crowd-sourcing
Why? <ul><li>Too many legal and technical restrictions on existing maps </li></ul><ul><li>Often inaccurate or incomplete <...
How?
Who?
Who (lots)
Getting data into the map
Getting data into the map (2)
The result
Improving the map
<ul><li>So you’ve got a digital map – so what? </li></ul>
Accessing the data
Results of government co-operation
Results of manual surveying
Detail available
For cyclists
More for cyclists
Topo maps
Useful stuff
More useful stuff
Clever stuff
More clever stuff
We map where no-one else wants to
What next? <ul><li>More coverage </li></ul><ul><li>More accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>More mappers! </li></ul><ul><li>Better ...
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Open Street Map, Brian Prangle

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Open Street Map, Brian Prangle

  1. 1. OpenStreetMap The power of crowd-sourcing
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>Too many legal and technical restrictions on existing maps </li></ul><ul><li>Often inaccurate or incomplete </li></ul><ul><li>Errors fixed slowly </li></ul><ul><li>You only get what the cartographers dictate </li></ul>
  3. 3. How?
  4. 4. Who?
  5. 5. Who (lots)
  6. 6. Getting data into the map
  7. 7. Getting data into the map (2)
  8. 8. The result
  9. 9. Improving the map
  10. 10. <ul><li>So you’ve got a digital map – so what? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Accessing the data
  12. 12. Results of government co-operation
  13. 13. Results of manual surveying
  14. 14. Detail available
  15. 15. For cyclists
  16. 16. More for cyclists
  17. 17. Topo maps
  18. 18. Useful stuff
  19. 19. More useful stuff
  20. 20. Clever stuff
  21. 21. More clever stuff
  22. 22. We map where no-one else wants to
  23. 23. What next? <ul><li>More coverage </li></ul><ul><li>More accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>More mappers! </li></ul><ul><li>Better tools </li></ul><ul><li>More innovative uses </li></ul><ul><li>More data released from government agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.mappa-mercia.org for local info </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.openstreemap.org for global info </li></ul>

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