OSM-GB - The Elevator Pitch


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The elevator pitch for OSM-GB project launch at the Soapbox at AGI GeoCommunity 11


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  • Not only does your library need you but YOUR mp needs you too I’m going to tell you about a project which will hopefully make OSM easier to access and use for GI people working in public sector Improve the quality and understanding of quality of OSM Increase trust Fill in some of the gaps in coverage Identify use cases for OSM in public sector And most importantly of all get you and your organisation to become OSM contributors
  • Who are we? 3 organisations plus any of you who want to get involved 15 month project
  • We will be using 1Spatial’s Radius Studio to apply rules based QA and Improvement to OSM Examples – Network, topology, attribution, semantic rules (bridges go over rivers, trees not in carriageway) Fix some errors, highlight others Project to OSGB
  • Any manual corrections or new edits made in the core OSM database not in the OSM-GB version
  • WMS WFS Projected to OSGB Tile Service Download Same license as OSM
  • Our objective is to make it easy for you to use OpenStreetMap in your day job Consume it in your desktop client as a service Use our tile service as a basemap to your OpenLayers applications Download it
  • To build trust and confidence in OSM To provide a point of reference for people who want to understand what OSM is and isn’t within GB We’ll share details of our quality metrics and rules
  • Trust is important because ultimately there is never ever anyone to blame over data quality
  • What we are hoping for is that by encouraging people to use OSM we will prompt them to want to help improve the quality of OSM particularly by filling in the gaps in coverage and increasing the attribution of existing data Once you start t is easy and compulsive
  • Research questions include Will rules based QA improve quality? Will a demonstrable QA process increase confidence Is there a link between quality/confidence and rates of contribution?
  • A repository for some of your corporate data? Citizen science and observation Change detection Accessibility Paths and trails Maps for the blind? Speaking maps We want to learn from you what the applications for OSM might be within the public sector
  • 15 months to find out That’s why contribution rates and use cases are so important
  • Get involved Get stickers Collect the full set and win a prize
  • OSM-GB - The Elevator Pitch

    1. 1. Every little bit helps
    2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbradley/5395526390/ Map
    3. 4. Applying rules based QA to OSM http://www.flickr.com/photos/loop_oh/2179201684/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2943810776/
    4. 5. Not a branch http://www.flickr.com/photos/gryhrt/104701843/
    5. 6. Outputs WMS WFS Tile Service Downloads Free
    6. 7. Free and easy to use What could you do with OSM-GB?
    7. 8. Why?
    8. 9. No one to blame http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2gemma/1448178195/
    9. 10. Turn users into producers http://www.flickr.com/photos/gcbb/2305140900/
    10. 11. Every little bit helps In 2010 coverage at 69.8% but attribution 24.3% the analysis of OSM shows that deprived communities and rural areas are not well covered, especially when attributes are considered http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfleming/5942012099/
    11. 12. Quality questions http://www.flickr.com/photos/smitty/2245445147/
    12. 13. Will you help to fill in the gaps? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theeponymousone/3492823155/
    13. 14. What use cases will you find? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwinz/3792754955/
    14. 15. Is OSM-GB sustainable?
    15. 16. OSM-GB needs you Making a better map for Britain Get in there! Fill in the gaps Whose map is it anyway Every little bit helps Osmgb.org.uk