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

Sazal Sthapit sazalsthapit at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 04:39:49 UTC 2014


Thanks Alex and Severin. Great resources there. It will be greatly helpful
for what I am trying to do. Thanks a ton!

@Alex: What else indeed? :)


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM, Severin Menard
<severin.menard at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Severin
>
>
> 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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