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Introduction to Open Street Map

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The project was started because
most maps you think of as free
actually have legal or technical
restrictions on their use,
holding back people from using
them in creative, productive or
unexpected ways."
-- www.openstreetmap.or

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Introduction to Open Street Map

  1. 1. let's map our planet!     Sajjad Anwar http://geohackers.in
  2. 2. You're here!    
  3. 3. and...I'm from here!    
  4. 4. Why do we care about maps?!    
  5. 5. All of us have used a map to figure out where “it” is And   how to get there.  
  6. 6. Ownership Copyright      http://www.omninerd.com/images/content/1/4_article_33_full_figure1.jpg
  7. 7. What if the Greenland Ice Sheet melts?    
  8. 8. Maps tells us a story! Do you believe? Where is ____? How many ____? Density of ____? What’s inside ____? What’s near ____? How has ____ changed? How do ____ relate?   What  if ____?
  9. 9. What is ?    
  10. 10. "OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them." -- www.openstreetmap.org    
  11. 11. "The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways." -- www.openstreetmap.org    
  12. 12. The Four Freedoms; Granted!    
  13. 13. + ODbL    
  14. 14. We make beautiful maps. And we give them away.    
  15. 15.    
  16. 16. London    
  17. 17. New Delhi    
  18. 18.     Bengaluru
  19. 19. . . . and the whole planet!    
  20. 20. But does'nt ___ .com do that already?! Google maps Yahoo maps Mapquest Mapblast     Well, Yes!
  21. 21. but...    
  22. 22. The Google Maps “ Terms of Service” says: "Geocoding data for map content in Google Local is provided under license by Navteq... and/or Tele Atlas... and subject to copyright protection and other intellectual property rights owned by or licensed to NAVTEQ, TANA and/or such other third parties." "Also, you may not use Google Local in a manner which gives you or any other person access to mass downloads or bulk feeds of numerical latitude and longitude coordinates."    
  23. 23. Why OpenStreetMap? Because that data is copyrighted and owned by people like the Ordnance Survey. Google / whoever just license it. If we used it, we'd have to pay for it.    
  24. 24. But who owns OpenStreetMap? You do! The data and software is owned by you, the contributors. There is an organisation called the OpenStreetMap Foundation which exists to protect, promote, and support the project, but does not own the   data.  
  25. 25. ....Ah! Still more?! Create your own maps! Render them! Setup your own server!    
  26. 26. Get Involved! Register for the API and wiki http://OpenStreetMap.org    
  27. 27. You! know your nieghbourhood more than anyone! I bet! So why do you want someone else to map it?!    
  28. 28. Mapping Parties! Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project.    
  29. 29. Potlatch: Online editor   Potlatch is a Flash-based OpenStreetMap editor, found on the 'Edit' tab of the main site.  
  30. 30.    
  31. 31. JOSM: Offline editor Java OpenStreetMap Editor    
  32. 32. Dont want to use both of them? Well, you should try Merkaartor!    
  33. 33. Setup your own server,and deploy your projects!    
  34. 34. ..and possibilties endless!    
  35. 35. Get Connected! 24x7 Join maling lists and IRC's Talk Geocoding Accessibilty And much more.. #osm irc://irc.oftc.net/osm    
  36. 36. Thanks!    
  37. 37. let's map our planet! Presentation cc-by Sajjad Anwar Fonts by Hfactor; http://hiran.in Few slides by Richard (Thanks!) OSM Map Data cc­by­sa http://OpenStreetMap.org/ http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/ irc://irc.oftc.net #osm Mailing lists     http://geohackers.in

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