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An introduction to OpenStreetMap
presented by David Dean
Slides will be available at http://www.slideshare.net/dbdean
2An introduction to OpenStreetMap
What is OpenStreetMap?
• Geographic data
– For driving, riding,
walking, boating,
skiing...
3An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Why not just use Google Maps?
or WhereIs/Yahoo/Bing Maps?
or whatever is on your GPS/Pho...
4An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Updated rapidly
OpenStreetMapGoogle
5An introduction to OpenStreetMap
But, there's still work to be done
6An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Not just for cars
7An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Data freely available (and editable)
8An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Raw traces are available too
9An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Free data means you can do more neat stuff
10An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Free data means you can do more neat stuff
11An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Free data means you can do more neat stuff
12An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Free data means you can do more neat stuff
13An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Lots of Mappers
14An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Worldwide activity
2013 Year of Edits
(from https://vimeo.com/83164362 )
15An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
16An introduction to OpenStreetMap
MAP Kibera (April 2009)
• First complete, free and open map of Kibera,
Nairobi.
• Mappe...
17An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Kibera today
18An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010
19An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010
High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers)
20An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010
High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers)
Haiti P...
21An introduction to OpenStreetMap
World Bank Situation RoomWorld Bank Situation Room
"Hello guys, I just wanted to let yo...
22An introduction to OpenStreetMap
So, how can you help map?
23An introduction to OpenStreetMap
(Option 1) Trace aerial imagery
24An introduction to OpenStreetMap
(Option 2) Go outside
Take notes, →
record your trip
(optional),
and update the map fro...
25An introduction to OpenStreetMap
(Option 3) Tell someone about a problem
26An introduction to OpenStreetMap
(Option 4) Be social
• Host a mapping party!
• What is a mapping party?
– A group of pe...
27An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Data representation
• Geographic information is
represented as
– Nodes
– Ways
• Ordered...
28An introduction to OpenStreetMap
No formal key/value ontology
• Let freedom flourish!
• Common tagging is
encouraged
– M...
29An introduction to OpenStreetMap
Questions?
Thanks for listening.
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Introduction to OpenStreetMap

  1. 1. An introduction to OpenStreetMap presented by David Dean Slides will be available at http://www.slideshare.net/dbdean
  2. 2. 2An introduction to OpenStreetMap What is OpenStreetMap? • Geographic data – For driving, riding, walking, boating, skiing, hiking, anything • Free – Available under the Open Database License (ODBL) • Wiki-like editing http://www.osm.org
  3. 3. 3An introduction to OpenStreetMap Why not just use Google Maps? or WhereIs/Yahoo/Bing Maps? or whatever is on your GPS/Phone?
  4. 4. 4An introduction to OpenStreetMap Updated rapidly OpenStreetMapGoogle
  5. 5. 5An introduction to OpenStreetMap But, there's still work to be done
  6. 6. 6An introduction to OpenStreetMap Not just for cars
  7. 7. 7An introduction to OpenStreetMap Data freely available (and editable)
  8. 8. 8An introduction to OpenStreetMap Raw traces are available too
  9. 9. 9An introduction to OpenStreetMap Free data means you can do more neat stuff
  10. 10. 10An introduction to OpenStreetMap Free data means you can do more neat stuff
  11. 11. 11An introduction to OpenStreetMap Free data means you can do more neat stuff
  12. 12. 12An introduction to OpenStreetMap Free data means you can do more neat stuff
  13. 13. 13An introduction to OpenStreetMap Lots of Mappers
  14. 14. 14An introduction to OpenStreetMap Worldwide activity 2013 Year of Edits (from https://vimeo.com/83164362 )
  15. 15. 15An introduction to OpenStreetMap Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
  16. 16. 16An introduction to OpenStreetMap MAP Kibera (April 2009) • First complete, free and open map of Kibera, Nairobi. • Mapped primarily with local volunteers with the assistance of MAP Kibera. http://mapkibera.org
  17. 17. 17An introduction to OpenStreetMap Kibera today
  18. 18. 18An introduction to OpenStreetMap Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010
  19. 19. 19An introduction to OpenStreetMap Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers)
  20. 20. 20An introduction to OpenStreetMap Haiti earthquake, Jan 2010 High-res imagery donated this time. (many providers) Haiti Progress Video (from http://vimeo.com/9182869)
  21. 21. 21An introduction to OpenStreetMap World Bank Situation RoomWorld Bank Situation Room "Hello guys, I just wanted to let you know that your work on improving the Haiti maps is really appreciated here. A few days ago I installed a version on my Garmin Oregon GPS and the result is impressive. It has already saved me and my driver from getting lost twice, and the alternative would have been long delays. In the coming days I will try to update our Red Cross relief GPS receivers with your map.” - Kjeld Jensen, Red Cross (IFRC)
  22. 22. 22An introduction to OpenStreetMap So, how can you help map?
  23. 23. 23An introduction to OpenStreetMap (Option 1) Trace aerial imagery
  24. 24. 24An introduction to OpenStreetMap (Option 2) Go outside Take notes, → record your trip (optional), and update the map from your notes at home
  25. 25. 25An introduction to OpenStreetMap (Option 3) Tell someone about a problem
  26. 26. 26An introduction to OpenStreetMap (Option 4) Be social • Host a mapping party! • What is a mapping party? – A group of people get together to map a large area in a single day – Example: Macleay Island in November 2009 (see http://youtu.be/oxV-nescElE)
  27. 27. 27An introduction to OpenStreetMap Data representation • Geographic information is represented as – Nodes – Ways • Ordered collections of nodes • Closed ways can be areas – Relations • Ordered collections of ways and nodes • All can be tagged with any key/value pairs
  28. 28. 28An introduction to OpenStreetMap No formal key/value ontology • Let freedom flourish! • Common tagging is encouraged – Map Features wiki – Editor presets – Renderers – OSMDoc – Tagwatch
  29. 29. 29An introduction to OpenStreetMap Questions? Thanks for listening.

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