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

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

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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
  2. Recreation.gov

  3. American Red Cross

  4. Missing Maps

  5. These are actually parts of a whole.

  6. Open

  7. Open Data

  8. of the people by the people for the people

  9. Participate.

  10. Contribute.

  11. Further our understanding.

  12. data = atoms of understanding

  13. Shared context.

  14. This is privilege.

  15. A map is proof that you exist.

  16. Others are not so lucky.

  17. Those without data are literally and figuratively lost.

  18. They are off the map.

  19. They are easily ignored.

  20. They do not exist.

  21. (We can help.)

  22. (This is what HOT does.)

  23. (This is also why OpenStreetMap exists.)

  24. Data is power.

  25. Proprietary data is tyranny.

  26. Proprietary data always furthers someone’s agenda.

  27. (not yours)

  28. Open data is potential.

  29. None
  30. Seattle (and Kirkland) Buildings

  31. Seattle Addresses

  32. None
  33. BLM DOI EPA FAA FEMA FERC FHA FHWA FWS HUD

    NASA NHTSA NOAA NPS USACE USBR USFS WHO
  34. Government serves us.

  35. Copyright.

  36. (Or lack thereof.)

  37. Public Domain

  38. FOIA

  39. Chaos!

  40. (The good kind.)

  41. Decentralized truths.

  42. How does it all fit together?

  43. Really. I have no idea. How?

  44. None
  45. Washington Trails Association + Raspberry Pi

  46. Stewardship requires data.

  47. Use generates data.

  48. Decentralized truths.

  49. What about the Pi?

  50. None
  51. Work in the open.

  52. (Ask for help.)

  53. open = potential

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

  55. So long as you get involved.

  56. You. Do. seth@stamen.com