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Introduction to OpenStreetMap

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A Brief Intro to OSM from trainings in Colombo in August, 2013.

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Introduction to OpenStreetMap

  1. 1. OPENSTREET MAP Jeff Haack – Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
  2. 2. Wikipedia of Maps
  3. 3. Freely Editable
  4. 4. Building a map from scratch  On the ground surveys  Lot of work (needs lots of people) GPS
  5. 5. Community  > 1,000,000 registered users
  6. 6. Data  Data Objects Added to OSM
  7. 7. RAW DATA Open License XML API. Download a bbox Download the whole planet!
  8. 8. Use the maps Take the free data Take regular updates Feed your data in? Work with the community ... ...
  9. 9. What is OpenStreetMap? • A platform for collaborative map data collection • A global database of geodata freely available to all • A community of users from different backgrounds and with different interests
  10. 10. What is OpenStreetMap NOT? • A system for analyzing data • A place for everything
  11. 11. Collecting Exposure Data
  12. 12. So we have exposure data… Now what?
  13. 13. InaSAFE
  14. 14. THANK YOU Jeff Haack – Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

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