[HOT] Why use OpenStreetMap and not other maps in disaster situations?

Severin Menard severin.menard at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 16:26:36 UTC 2014

Dear Sazal,

Last year I made a presentation about OSM and its benefits for open data
preparedness, crisis response and recovery, you can flind the slideshow
here if interested: http://www.slideshare.net/Sev_hotosm/hotosm



On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 5:23 AM, Sazal Sthapit <sazalsthapit at gmail.com>wrote:
>> While I do have some idea to answer this question in bits and pieces, I
>> was wondering if we could come up with specific advantages and
>> disadvantages of using OpenStreetMap over other maps.
> What else would you use ;) ? Here's why OSM works so nicely in disaster
> response: 1) it's open source = you can actually get it as data which means
> you can print it or load it into a GPS device if needed and 2) it's
> actually editable, there's no other map that you can directly edit
> Wrote a piece about this on my diary recently:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lxbarth/diary/21623 (also check out
> Mikel's post linked from the comments).
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