Listed here are some of the more common file formats along with associated file extension for GIS file types.
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 […]
If you’ve been interested in contributing to OpenStreetMap but aren’t sure how or where to start, Jonathan Bennett has written a reference book about the collaborative geographic data creating service. Jonathan Bennett has been extensively involved with OpenStreetMap since 2006 and is a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The book […]