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AZPLS 2013 - Sharing Authoritative Data in a Crowdsourcing World

AZPLS 2013 - Sharing Authoritative Data in a Crowdsourcing World

James Fee

April 26, 2013
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  1. Sharing Authoritative Data in a
    Crowsourcing World
    James Fee, Spatially Adjusted LLC

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  2. James Fee
    • 20 year GIS veteran
    • Started own consulting company in 2013
    • Blog at http://spatiallyadjusted.com
    • Doesn’t own a dedicated GPS unit

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  3. It’s Like Wikipedia for Maps

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  4. Rapid Updates!

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  5. Free as in Freedom

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  6. Truly Global

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  7. More Than Streets

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  8. Who is Using OSM?

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  9. “the World Bank only supports
    citizenmapping efforts that
    give users free access to the
    map data they create.”

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  10. Awesome-sauce

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  11. Humanitarian
    OpenStreetMap Team
    (HOT)

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  12. Paradigm Shift

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  13. What is
    Authoritative Data?

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  14. What is
    Authoritative Data?
    • Surveyed data

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

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

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

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

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  19. What is
    Authoritative Data?
    • Surveyed data
    • GPS data
    • Data backed by reseller
    • Data I collect
    • Data reviewed for accuracy
    • Data from sources I trust

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  20. Authoritative data is data
    we trust.

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  21. Think of it this way...

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  22. Think of it this way...

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  23. • Additions are
    documented

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  24. • Additions are
    documented
    • Reviewed by peers

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

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  26. • Additions are
    documented
    • Reviewed by peers
    • Edits happen quickly
    • Transparent process

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  27. • Additions are
    documented - rarely

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

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

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  30. • Additions are
    documented - rarely
    • Reviewed by peers -
    after the fact
    • Edits happen quickly
    - edits take months
    • Transparent process
    - proprietary

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  31. Are those datasets
    authoritative because of
    marketing?

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

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  33. Can Surveyors be an
    Integral Part of OSM?

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  34. Asked this Question in
    2009...

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  35. But We Need You
    • Domain knowledge
    • Access to equipment
    • Understanding of requirements
    • Can instruct proper methods of data
    collection

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  36. So how do we get you
    involved?
    http://www.meetup.com/PHXGeo/

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  37. Next Steps
    • State of the Map - US (June 8-9 in SFO)

    http://stateofthemap.us
    • OSM-Plus (June 10th in SFO)

    http://osmplus.co
    • WhereCampPHX - (Fall 2013)

    http://wherecampphx.org

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  38. Contact
    James Fee - Founder of Spatially Adjusted
    email: [email protected]
    voice: 480-225-2287
    web: spatiallyadjusted.com

    spatiallyadjusted.net
    twitter: @cageyjames

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  39. 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

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