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AGIC 2013 - Using OpenStreetMap in Your GIS Projects

AGIC 2013 - Using OpenStreetMap in Your GIS Projects

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James Fee

August 23, 2013
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  1. Using OpenStreetMap in Your GIS Projects James Fee, Director of

    Spatial IT
  2. James Fee • 17 18 year GIS veteran • Worked

    at A&Es, Internet Startups, Architecture Firms, Self-employed • Blog at http://spatiallyadjusted.com • Founder PHXGeo MeetUp group • Founder WhereCampPHX
  3. It’s Like Wikipedia for Maps Via Mikel Maron http://www.slideshare.net/mikel_maron/openstreetmap-at-camp-roberts

  4. Simply Put Via Mikel Maron http://www.slideshare.net/mikel_maron/openstreetmap-at-camp-roberts

  5. Why OSM?

  6. Rapid Updates!

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  9. Via Mikel Maron http://www.slideshare.net/mikel_maron/openstreetmap-at-camp-roberts

  10. Free

  11. Via Mikel Maron http://www.slideshare.net/mikel_maron/openstreetmap-at-camp-roberts

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  27. Free as in Freedom

  28. http://xover.mud.at/~skunk/blog/erasmus/IMG_3084_1024.JPG

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  32. “Professional GIS”

  33. “Professional GIS”

  34. Truly Global

  35. Copyright OpenStreetMap

  36. More Than Streets

  37. Copyright OpenStreetMap

  38. Community

  39. CC BY 2.0 Justin R. Miller - http://flic.kr/p/eGv92Q

  40. CC BY 2.0 Justin R. Miller - http://flic.kr/p/eGv92Q

  41. CC BY 2.0 Justin R. Miller - http://flic.kr/p/eGv92Q

  42. Who is Using OSM?

  43. Business

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  48. Government

  49. “the World Bank only supports citizenmapping efforts that give users

    free access to the map data they create.” Via - http://blogs.worldbank.org/insidetheweb/maps-for-open-development
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  51. Awesome-sauce

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  55. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

  56. Via: http://www.theguardian.com/open-platform/blog/mapping-a-crisis

  57. Via https://www.gfdrr.org/node/1416

  58. cc-by-sa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/developmentseed/4445466631/

  59. via: http://hot.openstreetmap.org/

  60. So What?

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  63. Paradigm Shift Via: http://www.slideshare.net/spanaut/what-can-towns-learn-from-openstreetmap

  64. Via: http://www.slideshare.net/spanaut/what-can-towns-learn-from-openstreetmap

  65. Via: http://www.slideshare.net/spanaut/what-can-towns-learn-from-openstreetmap

  66. What is Authoritative Data?

  67. What is Authoritative Data? • Surveyed data

  68. What is Authoritative Data? • Surveyed data • GPS data

  69. What is Authoritative Data? • Surveyed data • GPS data

    • Data backed by reseller
  70. What is Authoritative Data? • Surveyed data • GPS data

    • Data backed by reseller • Data I collect
  71. What is Authoritative Data? • Surveyed data • GPS data

    • Data backed by reseller • Data I collect • Data reviewed for accuracy
  72. What is Authoritative Data? • Surveyed data • GPS data

    • Data backed by reseller • Data I collect • Data reviewed for accuracy • Data from sources I trust
  73. Authoritative data is data we trust.

  74. Think of it this way...

  75. Think of it this way...

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  77. • Additions are documented

  78. • Additions are documented • Reviewed by peers

  79. • Additions are documented • Reviewed by peers • Edits

    happen quickly
  80. • Additions are documented • Reviewed by peers • Edits

    happen quickly • Transparent process
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  82. • Additions are documented - rarely

  83. • Additions are documented - rarely • Reviewed by peers

    - after the fact
  84. • Additions are documented - rarely • Reviewed by peers

    - after the fact • Edits happen quickly - edits take months
  85. • Additions are documented - rarely • Reviewed by peers

    - after the fact • Edits happen quickly - edits take months • Transparent process - proprietary
  86. Are those datasets authoritative because of marketing?

  87. “You are an expert in what you know”

  88. “You are an expert in what you know” Michael Goodchild

    -- GeoWeb 2009
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  93. So How Do I Use OSM with Professional GIS?

  94. So How Do I Use OSM with Professional GIS?

  95. http://market.weogeo.com

  96. OSM Planet? A new version is released every week. It's

    a big file (XML variant over 400GB uncompressed, 29GB compressed)
  97. http://weogeo.com/data/OpenStreetMap_Data.html http://market.weogeo.com/datasets/osm-openstreetmap-planet.html?globalZoom=12&lat=34.54907691911239&lon=-112.44245361414035

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  114. Can GIS Professionals be an Integral Part of OSM?

  115. Asked this Question in 2009...

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  117. But We Need You • Domain knowledge • Access to

    equipment • Understanding of requirements • Can instruct proper methods of data collection
  118. So how do we get you involved? http://www.meetup.com/PHXGeo/

  119. So how do we get you involved? http://twitter.com/wherecampphx/

  120. Printing, gunpowder and the compass: These three have changed the

    whole face and state of things throughout the world Francis Bacon
  121. Printing, gunpowder and the compass: Internet, mobile phones and GPS:

    These three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world Francis Bacon Andrew Turner
  122. Contact James Fee - Director of Spatial IT / URS

    email: james.fee@urs.com voice: 480-271-7908 web: spatiallyadjusted.com twitter: @cageyjames Slide Deck: http://bit.ly/AGIC_OSM