[HOT] OAM Pre-Project Sprint

Cristiano Giovando cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org
Wed Jan 21 06:50:09 UTC 2015

Hello HOTties and OSMers,

Sorry for cross-posting. I'm writing to let you know about the Open
Aerial Map (OAM) project and inviting anyone who is interested to join
us at the kickoff meeting this Thursday, January 22nd, 18:00UTC on IRC

OAM was conceptualized back in 2007 as a global catalog and repository
of open aerial imagery. Think of OSM but for imagery data. The idea is
to build a system where data can be uploaded in raw georeferenced
format and then made accessible through a tile server layer or OGC
WMS/WCS. The imagery can be contributed by anyone from an individual
drone mapper to a satellite image provider. OAM is then available to
HOT, the OSM community and anyone needing it for tracing or analysis.

Please join us on the OAM list [2] and looking forward to talking to
some of you on Thursday.



[1] https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.oftc.net/hot
[2] https://groups.google.com/a/hotosm.org/forum/?hl=en#!forum/openaerialmap

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cristiano Giovando <cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [talk-oam] OAM Pre-Project Sprint
To: openaerialmap at hotosm.org

After talking to Blake we decided to host this initial brainstorming
session on Thursday, January 22 at 18:00 UTC [1] . It will be on the
HOT IRC channel [2], anyone is welcome to join.

I will send a reminder tomorrow and a list of ideas to start with for
our discussion.

Please forward to anyone who may be interested.



[1] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=OAM+Brainstorming&iso=20150122T18
[2] https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.oftc.net/hot

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Stephen Mather
<stephen at smathermather.com> wrote:
> Hi Cristiano,
> Definitely interested in the direction and success of OAM.
> Best,
> Steve
> On Jan 20, 2015 3:14 PM, "Blake Girardot" <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Cristiano,
>> Welcome aboard!
>> It is really encouraging to have someone with your experience head up this
>> project.
>> I am available anytime this week for the most part except during the
>> Communications Working Group meeting, which is at 20:00UTC on Friday.
>> Cheers,
>> Blake
>> On 1/20/2015 1:00 AM, Cristiano Giovando wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> I recently joined HOT [1] to lead the efforts of developing Open Aerial
>>> Map. It is really exciting to see that this project got eventually
>>> funded [2] and I look forward to working with the community to make it
>>> happen.
>>> Let's start discussing ideas for its development here on this list
>>> before reaching out to involve other groups that might be interested as
>>> well. The plan is to make the process as open, collaborative and agile
>>> as possible, so that anyone who is interested can join and enjoy the
>>> final product.
>>> I would like to propose a pre-project brainstorming session to collect
>>> everyone's ideas and start to identify priority requirements. Anyone
>>> interested, please reply to the list and let us know your preference in
>>> UTC time for an IRC session this week.
>>> As some of you may already know, there have been multiple efforts of
>>> creating an OAM in the past. Some notes and code from these previous
>>> projects can be found on GitHub [3], [4] and OSGeo [5]. I believe that
>>> by 2015, with drones becoming commodity products and aerial imagery
>>> being always more available, there is greater motivation to make this
>>> project finally happen.
>>> The objective is to have a working OAM prototype by mid-year.
>>> Considering that some code was already developed during previous
>>> implementation attempts and that similar open source projects already
>>> exist, every effort should be made to maximize integration of these
>>> resources.
>>> Looking forward to a fruitful discussion!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Cristiano
>>> [1] http://hot.openstreetmap.org/cristiano_joins_hot
>>> [2] http://www.humanitarianinnovation.org/large-project/OpenAerialMap
>>> [3] https://github.com/oam/oam
>>> [4] https://dodobas.github.io/OpenAerialMap/
>>> [5] http://oam.osgeo.org/
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Cristiano Giovando
Technical Project Manager
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org

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