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OpenStreetMap Past, Present and Future


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OpenStreetMap Past, Present and Future

  1. 1. OPENSTREETMAPPAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Peter Batty Ubisense @pmbatty
  2. 2. Crowdsourcing changes everything!!! (Scene from State of the Map 2011)
  3. 3. CONTRIBUTORS Mike Dolbow Steve Chilton Bernie Connors Jens Winbladh St Paul, MN UK New Brunswick, Canada Kolding, Denmark Kate Chapman Richard Fairhurst Jonathan Raper Pascal Neis aka @wonderchook UK UK Heidelberg, GermanyWashington, DC (or Bali?)
  4. 4. PAST
  5. 5. December 3, 2007Google OpenStreetMap July 7, 2009
  6. 6. What about quality? Dr Muki Haklay of UCL“OSM quality is beyond good enough, it is a product that can be used for a wide range of activities” Based on a detailed analysis
  7. 7. Database 2007 data 69 countries 11m miles (18m km) of roads 18m points of interest “Creating, maintaining and delivering aPeople comprehensive, high quality map database is a multi-step, labor-intensive process. We Field force 700 currently employ over 270 employees in our centralized production facility and a global Central production 270 workforce of over 700 geographic analysts in 32 countries” Technology 500 Total 3349Financial Revenue $853m (~€604m) Data creation & distribution costs $396m (~€280m)
  8. 8. WHY BOTHER? As a mapper / user As a developer It’s fun!! It’s free!!Map what you want Access to vector data Download to mobile devices It’s useful Supported by many cool Faster corrections development tools Can use for asset tracking, turn by turn directions, etc
  9. 9. PRESENT
  10. 10. Denver, CO Denver, COUSA USA “Mousetrap” junction of I-25 and I-70 Cape Royal Grand Canyon, AZ Cropston USA England
  11. 11. DATA EDITING
  12. 12. Editing with Potlatch 2
  13. 13. Straighten Circle Square Parallel
  15. 15. January 31, 2009
  16. 16. Haiti - January 12, 2010
  17. 17. Haiti - January 14, 2010
  18. 18. Haiti - January 26, 2010
  19. 19. Damage Assessment
  20. 20. I am currently in Port Au Prince with the Fairfax County Urban Search & Rescue Team (USA-1) out of Fairfax, VA, USA. I wishthere was a way that I can express to you properly how important your OSM files were to us.
  21. 21. We are working with the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction to collect exposure data using OpenStreetMap.  We are working with 5 universities to collect urban data and community facilitators in rural areas to collect the information there.  The goal is to collect 3 attributes about each building (number of floors, wall type and roof type).  That will then be fed into risk modeling software.  Currently it is a three month pilot to determine the feasibility of using OSM for this.  With the rural facilitators they are already doing poverty mapping and we are just aiming to give them better tools in order to improve what they are doing as well as getKate Chapman them to collect some more data for the risk models. Executive Director of HOT It turns out the attributes we are interested in also can feed into the poverty analysis so they are really excited about it.New HOT project in Indonesia
  22. 22. Kampung Bali
  23. 23. Correcting Information
  24. 24. ROUTING
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  26. 26. Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) Android application called VIVI showsinspectors route between sites. Chose OSM because of licensing terms and availability of open source software. Runs on Galaxy Tab
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  29. 29. “a good puzzle would be to cross Dublinwithout passing a pub” James Joyce Ulysses
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  32. 32. soft cities
  34. 34. JavaScript map rendering engineRenders OSM data similarly to MapnikMapCSS support for map stylingRenders from lightweight GeoJSON-like tilesEasy integration with Leaflet
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  36. 36. FUTURE
  37. 37. The more I learn, the more I realize I dont know. The more I realize I dontknow, the more I want to learn
  38. 38. evolvable systemsOnly solutions that produce partial results 80-20 rulewhen partially implemented can succeedWhat is, is wrongOrgels Rule: "Evolution is cleverer thanyou are" Evolvable Centrally designed Clay Shirky, 1996
  39. 39. (From my SOTM 2009 talk) Strategic Areas for OSM Managing Trust, Workflow and Validation Licensing and Legal Relationship with “the big guys” Focus / Scope Passive crowdsourcing Simplicity Mobile Gamification
  40. 40. Licensing :(Photo by Steve Punter -
  41. 41. Forks CommonMap SharedMap FreeOSM USGS (internal) OpenStreetMap by tonystl -
  42. 42. (Monty Python video from Life of Brian here)Longer (and uncensored) version at
  43. 43. Public Domain?
  44. 44. Photo by gadl -
  45. 45. Photo by stevebkennedy -
  46. 46. Mobile applications
  47. 47. Photo by drewleavy - Photo by kylezoa - by DArcy Norman - Different Goals
  48. 48. Photo by nerovivo - Hide the complexity
  49. 49. Validation, Trust, Workflow
  50. 50. Pivoting to Monetize Mobile HyperlocalGamification Social Gamification by Going Viral
  51. 51. Passive crowdsourcing
  52. 52. my iPhone location log on Google Fusion Tables8. What other location data is Apple collecting from the iPhone besides crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data?Apple is now collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic database with the goal of providing iPhoneusers an improved traffic service in the next couple of years.
  53. 53. iPhone sales by quarterTotal sold by Q3 2011128,964,000
  54. 54. ?
  55. 55. Photo by Helico -
  56. 56. Photo by tonystl -
  57. 57. MAP
  58. 58. Peter @pmbatty