OpenStreetMap

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Are Mapbox And OpenStreetMap's Personalised Maps The Future Of Cartography?

Sarah Shearman | The Independent | June 26, 2013

People are creating their own maps and databases in a movement called open-source mapping, as Sarah Shearman discovers. Read More »

Building A business On OpenStreetMap Data? OpenCage Data Wants To Make That Easier

David Meyer | GigaOM | July 24, 2013

With location becoming a key part of many new apps and services, the use of free OpenStreetMap data seems like a no-brainer. But, as OpenCage Data company Lokku learned, there’s a lot of complexity involved. Read More »

Crossing Boundaries By Tracing Buildings: Mapping Kathmandu From New York City"

Staff Writer | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | May 11, 2013

Throughout the day you could hear the simple question - 'Is that a building?' -- followed by conversations about shadows, and people, and the construction of a city that seemed so far away from our own... Read More »

Doctors and Disaster Relief: Technology and Data for HealthTap

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | February 2, 2016

In November 2015, when Tamil areas of southwestern India suffered from serious monsoon-related flooding that killed hundreds and caused the major city Chennai to essentially shut down for a week, local residents asked for help from an unusual source: HealthTap, the online service that offers medical advice and concierge care. This article explains the unique technical and organizational resources HealthTap offered, making it a valuable source of information for anyone in the disaster area with a cell phone or Internet access. At the end I will ask: what can public health institutions do to replicate HealthTap’s success in aiding the people of Chennai?

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Does a Google-World Bank Deal On Crowdsourcing Ask Too Much of the Crowd?

Nick Judd | Tech President | February 2, 2012

A World Bank representative will meet with global transparency advocates and digital mapmakers to discuss a controversial geodata deal with Google it announced in mid-January, according to an official at the bank.

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European Commission Joint Research Center And OpenStreetMap

Séverin Menard | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | May 26, 2013

Late March, just coming back from Burundi, I have been invited by Guido Lemoine from the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen – IPSC, Geospatial EMergency Management Action – GEMMA, that is part of the Joint Research Center (the European Commission’s in-house science service)... Read More »

Extending The OpenStreetMap Infrastructure Funding Drive

Staff Writer | OpenStreetMap | June 26, 2013

There’s been an amazing response to the OpenStreetMap infrastructure funding drive launched last month. Given the incredible enthusiasm for strengthening OpenStreetMap’s core infrastructure, we’ve decided to extend the funding drive [...]. Read More »

For The Love Of Open Mapping Data

Frederic Lardinois | Tech Crunch | August 9, 2014

It’s been exactly ten years since the launch of OpenStreetMap, the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the Internet. The project was founded by Steve Coast when he was still a student...

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Four Key Trends Changing Digital Journalism And Society

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | September 28, 2012

It’s not just a focus on data that connects the most recent class of Knight News Challenge winners. They all are part of a distributed civic media community that works on open source code, collects and improves data, and collaborates across media organizations. Read More »

Government Agencies at all levels starting to use OpenStreetMap

There is a growing interest by the U.S. government in OpenStreetMap. The free availability of the rapidly maturing OpenStreetMap data and software makes this GIS mapping solution a more attractive option for the public sector than ever before, given the steep  cuts in federal and local government budgets. Read More »

Growing Use of GIS Maps by the Government & Healthcare Organizations

Geoplatform.gov is up and running and growing more robust with every passing month. This resource is hosted and supported by the General Services Administration (GSA). This is the same U.S. government agency  that also hosts the government's national repository of government data sets known as Data.gov Read More »

Hottie Humberto Yances Presents The La Boquilla Project

Mikel Maron | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | April 24, 2013

Humberto Yances has written up his wonderful OSM community work in La Boquilla, and HOT wants to share great work by HOT members (note, this is not a formal HOT project)... Read More »

How a Student Used Open Data to Beat National Rail Enquiries at Its Own Game

Simon Rogers | The Guardian | April 2, 2012

It effectively means that National Rail Enquiries - which requires a licence to use its data - no longer has a monopoly on rail enquiries. Something which Bristol chemistry undergrad Ian Shortman took advantage of to create trains.im - an open source train timetable service. Why bother? Shortman says it's easy to improve on the official site...

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How Crisis Mapping Saved Lives in Haiti

Patrick Meier | National Geographic | July 2, 2012

The National Geographic Society has a long history of crisis mapping disasters. But what happened in Haiti on January 12, 2010 would forever change the very concept of a crisis map. Read More »

How to Create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world. I recently had a chance to visit with developers Adam Holt and Tim Moody about the project. Adam said this wonderful initiative began with One Laptop per Child at MIT. From there it was forked in 2012 into the School Server Community Edition project, and now it is called Internet-in-a-Box. I learned of the project while attending LinuxConNA last summer in Toronto, where I first met Adam...