While we tend to think the community involved in OpenStreetMap (OSM) is made up of mainly individuals, there is an increasing participation by large firms in the development of OSM.
In August of 2014, the World Health Organization declared a public emergency in response to the growing number of Ebola cases that have struck several West African countries. So far, the countries that have been hit hardest include Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal. In those countries, more than […]
Stating that, ” we want to increase the number of women participating in the OpenStreetMap community”, scholarships to attend the April State of the Map US are being offered by OpenStreetMap. State of the Map US is the annual conference for users of OpenStreetMap data in the United States. This year, it will […]
OpenStreetMap was founded with the goal of creating and providing free geographic data to whoever wants it. With an army of 5,000 volunteers who hit the streets around the world with GPS units to capture street segments or who participate in applying attribute information to collected data, the project has […]
With the help of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), GISCorps, and the Stand By Task Force (SBTF) (an online volunteer mapping community), the WHO has been trying to map out all the medical facilities within the embattled country of Libya. The project is an ongoing effort and a call for help has gone […]
The LearnOSM site offers free tutorials and step-by-step instructions in both English and Indonesian for learning about and contributing to OpenStreetMap, the crowd sourced GIS data and mapping application. The site has a “Beginner’s Guide” section that takes the novice through how to navigate through the OpenStreetMap interface, create a […]