Reducing the technical barrier
Ed Freyfogle
6 Sept. 2013
The most expensive thing I ever bought
© OpenStreetMap contributors
OSM to the rescue, right?
RTFM
Hard to get the overview
Full-time job to keep it
Using OSM data
Pro
● good data
● getting better all the time
● no cost
Con
● very high learning curve
● variable quality
using maps
Easy Difficult
using maps
Easy Difficult
using maps
Easy Difficult
using data
Easy Difficult
Custom
Do it yourself
Hire a freelancer
Predefined downloads
(Geofabrik, ThinkGeo, etc)
number of Nestoria partners using OSM data
0 of 80
OpenStreetMap data when you want it, in the format you want it
Goal:
Make using OSM data a
simple, transparent, and
affordable process for
organizations.
The data you want
In the format you want
Refreshed when you want
Simple and affordable pricing
From a reliable long-term p...
number of Nestoria partners using OSM data
1 of 80
Thanks, feedback welcome
http://www.opencagedata.com
@opencagedata
Ed Freyfogle @freyfogle
More geofun
Quarterly meeting of London location based service devs
next event: 18:30 29th of October at UCL
http://geomob...
We are hiring
http://www.lokku.com
Feel free to visit if ever near 51.52262, -0.10252
Many thanks to the organizers of SotM 2013 and the OpenStreetMap
contributors and community
Photos with thanks from
http:/...
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
Reducing the technical hurdle - why we started OpenCage Data
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  1. 1. Reducing the technical barrier Ed Freyfogle 6 Sept. 2013
  2. 2. The most expensive thing I ever bought
  3. 3. © OpenStreetMap contributors OSM to the rescue, right?
  4. 4. RTFM
  5. 5. Hard to get the overview
  6. 6. Full-time job to keep it
  7. 7. Using OSM data Pro ● good data ● getting better all the time ● no cost Con ● very high learning curve ● variable quality
  8. 8. using maps Easy Difficult
  9. 9. using maps Easy Difficult
  10. 10. using maps Easy Difficult
  11. 11. using data Easy Difficult Custom Do it yourself Hire a freelancer Predefined downloads (Geofabrik, ThinkGeo, etc)
  12. 12. number of Nestoria partners using OSM data 0 of 80
  13. 13. OpenStreetMap data when you want it, in the format you want it
  14. 14. Goal: Make using OSM data a simple, transparent, and affordable process for organizations.
  15. 15. The data you want In the format you want Refreshed when you want Simple and affordable pricing From a reliable long-term partner Our offer
  16. 16. number of Nestoria partners using OSM data 1 of 80
  17. 17. Thanks, feedback welcome http://www.opencagedata.com @opencagedata Ed Freyfogle @freyfogle
  18. 18. More geofun Quarterly meeting of London location based service devs next event: 18:30 29th of October at UCL http://geomobldn.org @geomob
  19. 19. We are hiring http://www.lokku.com Feel free to visit if ever near 51.52262, -0.10252
  20. 20. Many thanks to the organizers of SotM 2013 and the OpenStreetMap contributors and community Photos with thanks from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nichovonakron/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/openstreetmapus/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/46999807@N03/ credits

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