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How can open data save the world? How can we help?

Seth Fitzsimmons
May 13, 2015
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How can open data save the world? How can we help?

Seth Fitzsimmons

May 13, 2015
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  1. How can open data
    save the world?
    How can we help?
    Seth Fitzsimmons

    Stamen Design

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  2. Recreation.gov

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  3. American Red Cross

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  4. Missing Maps

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  5. These are actually
    parts of a whole.

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  6. of the people
    by the people
    for the people

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  7. Participate.

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  8. Further our
    understanding.

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  9. data = atoms of
    understanding

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  10. Shared context.

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  11. This is privilege.

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  12. A map is proof
    that you exist.

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  13. Others are not so lucky.

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  14. Those without data are
    literally and figuratively lost.

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  15. They are off the map.

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  16. They are easily ignored.

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  17. They do not exist.

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  18. (We can help.)

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  19. (This is what HOT does.)

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  20. (This is also why
    OpenStreetMap exists.)

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  21. Data is power.

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  22. Proprietary data is
    tyranny.

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  23. Proprietary data always
    furthers someone’s agenda.

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  24. Open data
    is potential.

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  25. Seattle (and Kirkland)
    Buildings

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  26. Seattle Addresses

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  27. BLM
    DOI
    EPA
    FAA
    FEMA
    FERC
    FHA
    FHWA
    FWS
    HUD
    NASA
    NHTSA
    NOAA
    NPS
    USACE
    USBR
    USFS
    WHO

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  28. Government serves us.

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  29. (Or lack thereof.)

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  30. Public Domain

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  31. (The good kind.)

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  32. Decentralized truths.

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  33. How does it all fit
    together?

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  34. Really. I have no idea.
    How?

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  35. Washington Trails Association
    +
    Raspberry Pi

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  36. Stewardship requires
    data.

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  37. Use generates data.

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  38. Decentralized truths.

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  39. What about the Pi?

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  40. Work in the open.

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  41. (Ask for help.)

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  42. open = potential

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  43. It doesn’t matter how
    you get involved.

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  44. So long as you get
    involved.

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