NACIS 2019: Cartography and Community in OpenStreetMap: Getting Native Reservations on the Map

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October 18, 2019

NACIS 2019: Cartography and Community in OpenStreetMap: Getting Native Reservations on the Map

Slides for my NACIS 2019 talk.

Watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTJU3xaYQxE

Will upload more detailed notes later.

More context here: https://hi.stamen.com/its-about-time-openstreetmap-showed-native-lands-on-the-map-cfc56e92b2ac

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Alan McConchie

October 18, 2019
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  1. Cartography and Community in OpenStreetMap: Getting Native Reservations on the

    Map Alan McConchie, Stamen Design #NACIS2019 October 18, 2019 Tacoma, Washington @mappingmashups slides: sta.mn / jzj
  2. The Salish Sea: the traditional lands of the Coast Salish

    people
  3. OpenStreetMap an open-source, collaborative map of the world

  4. Bellingham, Whatcom County traditional territory of the Lummi (Xwlemi, Lhaq'temish)

    and Nooksack (Noxwsʼáʔaq)
  5. OpenStreetMap in 2018. Lummi Indian Reservation should be here...

  6. osm.org/relation/1606799

  7. What's going on? Why is this feature in OpenStreetMap but

    not on OpenStreetMap?
  8. this talk is not about mapping native land just "Indian

    Reservations" "The United States" by Bill Rankin radicalcartography.net/index.html?reservations or "Native Reserves" or "First Nation Reserves" or "Indigenous Territory" or "Aboriginal Lands" or ...
  9. Tag usage in OpenStreetMap as of late 2018 boundary=protected_area +

    protect_class=24 boundary=aboriginal_lands overpass-turbo.eu/s/DV5 overpass-turbo.eu/s/DV4
  10. wiki.osm.org/wiki/Proposed_features/ Tag:boundary=aboriginal_lands

  11. wiki.osm.org/wiki/Proposed_features/ Tag:boundary=aboriginal_lands wiki.osm.org/wiki/Proposed_features/ Tag:boundary=aboriginal_lands

  12. lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2018-November/041156.html

  13. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/3520#issuecomment-443946980

  14. wiki.osm.org/wiki/Tag:boundary=aboriginal_lands

  15. Treaty of Medicine Creek December 26, 1854 Treaty of Point

    Elliott January 22, 1855 Medicine Creek Point Elliott Seattle Tacoma
  16. Treaty of Medicine Creek December 26, 1854 Treaty of Point

    Elliott January 22, 1855 en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Medicine_Creek en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Point_Elliott
  17. news flash: The treaties have obligations on the settlers too

    and: The treaties are still relevant en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Medicine_Creek en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Point_Elliott
  18. "How Lummi Nation's Treaty Stand Beat Big Coal" Their long

    battle bet big on treaty promises to defend their waters—and their culture. Ralph Schwartz, Sightline Institute May 11, 2016 sightline.org/2016/05/11/how-lummi-nations-treaty-stand-beat-big-coal/
  19. People are already adding reservations to OSM The tag has

    been officially accepted by the community Now we can finally get them on the map ☑ ☑ ☑
  20. Washington Road & Recreation Atlas, 1:1400000 scale (Benchmark Maps, 2007)

    Washington Road & Recreation Atlas, larger scale (Benchmark Maps, 2007) photos by Paul Norman
  21. Zoom 9 Semi-transparent fill Labeled centroid Zoom 13 No fill

    Labeled outlines osm.org/relation/6750258
  22. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto open source cartography: collaboration in a GitHub code repository

  23. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/blob/master/DOCKER.md Render your own OpenStreetMap extract with Docker:

  24. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3521 open source cartography: map stying with CartoCSS

  25. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3521 open source cartography: filing a "pull request" in the

    GitHub repository
  26. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3582 But zoos and theme parks already used a brown

    style!
  27. github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3582 But zoos and theme parks already used a brown

    style! Solved by changing these to purple.
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  32. osm.org/relation/3854097

  33. washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com/2016/02/puyallup-reservation-map.html "The Puyallup Reservation is large enough to shade, but

    is typically left off maps." – Dan McShane
  34. osm.org/relation/7414790

  35. osm.org/relation/7414790 "How the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Held

    On in Palm Springs" The one-mile square area, known as Section 14, competes for sovereignty with the wealthy in Southern California Smithsonian Magazine, April 5, 2019
  36. Oklahoma "Is Half of Oklahoma an Indian Reservation? The Supreme

    Court Sifts the Merits" The New York Times, Nov. 27, 2018 https://nyti.ms/2DMw8Tj
  37. What next? • How do we map native trust lands

    and other boundaries? • Find out if the reservations around you are mapped. • Learn about the native land you are on! native-land.ca • What else is missing in OSM? Don't be afraid to propose new features, or to make pull requests on the map style • Thank you! slides: sta.mn / jzj