The Africover Import: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

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Robert Soden's presentation at State of the Map - the 2009 International Open Street Map Conference.

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The Africover Import: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

  1. 1. The Africover Import: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Robert Soden robert@developmentseed.org htp://twitter.com/rsoden
  2. 2. Kinshasa: MS Virtual Earth Google Maps Open Street Map
  3. 3. Harare: MS Virtual Earth Google Maps Open Street Map
  4. 4. Mogadishu: MS Virtual Earth Google Maps Open Street Map
  5. 5. Data silos waste the time and money of the both the organizations that create them and the end user.
  6. 6. Open Street Map makes organizations more effective.
  7. 7. Africover: 1:100,000 Landsat TM data. Created/Analyzed by the FAO. Late 90’s early 00’s.
  8. 8. Our Method: Open Street Map is always right. Focus on rural areas, connector roads. When in doubt, delete.
  9. 9. Congo- before Congo- after
  10. 10. + 92,817.62 mi Congo- before Congo- after
  11. 11. Tanzania- before Tanzania- after
  12. 12. + 17,212.75 mi Tanzania- before Tanzania- after
  13. 13. Rwanda- before Rwanda- after
  14. 14. + 459.29 mi Rwanda- before Rwanda- after
  15. 15. Kenya- before Kenya- after
  16. 16. + 17,212 mi Kenya- before Kenya- after
  17. 17. Sudan- before Sudan- after
  18. 18. + 11,609.51 mi Sudan- before Sudan- after
  19. 19. Burundi- before Burundi- after
  20. 20. + 1,796 mi Burundi- before Burundi- after
  21. 21. Total + 141,107.17 mi
  22. 22. Next Steps: Future Imports . Remaining Africover/DEPHA data . Somalia Aerial Photo Traces Talk-africa@openstreetmap.org
  23. 23. Next Steps: OSM and Environmental Education Talk-africa@openstreetmap.org
  24. 24. Next Steps: Mapping Parties .Uganda? .Senegal? .Tanzania? http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_bumblebee/ Talk-africa@openstreetmap.org
  25. 25. Next Steps: OSM in the Cloud
  26. 26. robert@developmentseed.org We build tools to help teams communicate. Check out our blog www.developmentseed.org/blog or for daily updates follow us on www.twitter.com/developmentseed

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