LSxCafe Swtich2OSM.org talk

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The story about why and how companies are making the switch from google maps to openstreetmap By Tim Waters at LSxCafe, leeds, UK. 6 march 2012

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LSxCafe Swtich2OSM.org talk

  1. 1. Switch2OSM The story about why sites are moving away from Google Maps.Tim Waters tim@geothings.net@tim_waters
  2. 2. Switch2OSM
  3. 3. Nestoria.co.uk
  4. 4. StreetEasy
  5. 5. Toursprung / Bikemap
  6. 6. Fubra / World-airport-codes.com
  7. 7. Foursquare.comnot mobile... yet
  8. 8. Why?Push, Pull, other reasons?
  9. 9. PushGoogle Pricing ModelAnonymous Site: $10 per 1000 page views. But no one pays that, of course. If you dont get a contract, then above the first free 25,000 views,you pay $4 per 1000. And we got them to quote us to about $2, maybe $1.80. In our case, that meant paying $200,000-$400,000 a year formaps.Geocaching: 2,000,000 google map hits a day. Around $1 Million a yearTaking traffic away from GoogleFoursquare - competition?Styling limitedNot much value add
  10. 10. PullPrettier maps.More freedom with source data.Up to date maps.More detailed maps - (footpaths, cyclepaths)CheaperOpen source & data supporterPlace database - foursquare?
  11. 11. Other reasons?Value of the basemapTo become OSM trusted company - have a sayTo leverage users to improve OSM andimprove product. place db?
  12. 12. Google is good!ConferencesOpenStreetMap ServersGoogle Summer of Code
  13. 13. Google MapmakerNot global(No UK)No dataNot properlyfree
  14. 14. OpenStreetMap 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
  15. 15. How?
  16. 16. How?DataTilesDisplay
  17. 17. Do It Yourself. Forexample:Tiles from MapquestShowing Tiles in OpenLayers / LeafletORGet Data.Get MapnikCreate stylesheetMake tiles
  18. 18. Toolkits - TileDrawerEC2 AMI
  19. 19. Tookits - MapBox
  20. 20. Tookits - MapBox
  21. 21. Toolkits - TileMill
  22. 22. TileMill Features
  23. 23. OthersMapQuest - Tile hostCloudMade - Map style editorGeoFabrikDev SeedStamenme
  24. 24. Switch2OSM.org Why Switch Case Studies Basics Using Tiles Serving Tiles Providers Geocoding RoutingTim Waters tim@geothings.net@tim_waters

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