[Osmf-talk] OpenCoronaMap online

Seán Lynch seanlynch at umail.ucc.ie
Fri Mar 27 13:22:27 UTC 2020

Hi Steven,

Epidemiology is new to me, however there are remarkable similarities
between litter mapping and corona mapping. I already have a methodology
incl iOS and android apps to facilitate litter mapping at a global scale in
hyper resolution across space and time and I have simply replaced litter
with corona symptoms as identified by the WHO.

We are planning a design sprint soon with theladder.io, an Irish non profit
accelerator, where we hope to hear from domain experts to overcome some of
the issues you have identified.

You can find terms and privacy policy, but they are a bit of a copy paste
job and in need of some legal advice.

The downloads are not available yet, but they will follow the OpenLitterMap
framework, licensed by ODbL

Simply finish any URL with /download to access OLM data following this
syntax for any location where data exists




Notice too you can access grid & behavioural maps at the city layer



As stated many times over the years, once this work achieves a basic level
of support I look forward to releasing the code as open source but
unfortunately we are now at 3+ years of constant rejections after 10+ years
research and over €100,000 personal investment on my part but
unsurprisingly governments and corporations, and worryingly- open data
advocates, don’t seem too concerned about the development of technology to
radically change our understanding of and ability to respond to permanent
global pollution.

Instead many people around the world are only too happy to be tricked into
creating low quality closed data to protect polluting industries financed
by the trump administration.

If you know of any organisations interested in supporting those pioneering
high quality open data on pollution I would love to hear from them


On Fri, 27 Mar 2020 at 12:45, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sean
> I am interested in what you hope to achieve with a small sample (or even a
> larger self selected sample) of reports as simple as this? Do you have some
> experience in spatial epidemiology to support this approach?
> On your site I can’t see any privacy policy or contribution policy, does
> that comply with GDPR?
> Notwithstanding the concerns expressed in this thread on your choice of
> name for your mapping project, how will you make the data available to
> others? (after all you are called OpenCoronaMap).
> You mention that you have applied for 55+ grants without success, perhaps
> considering these questions might help you to understand why you have not
> been successful.
> ______
> Steven
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> From: Seán Lynch <seanlynch at umail.ucc.ie>
> To: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
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> Hi again,
> Thanks Michal and Martin for the reassuring words
> I have always supported and proactively engaged with the OSMF. Not once has
> the OSMF contacted me about a trademark issue or brought the issue up when
> I made a lighting presentation at SoTM in Heidelberg. Rather, I proactively
> engaged with the group and when asked to write to trademark, I did, but
> nearly 24 months later I have not received a reply.
> Meanwhile, an average of about 900 tonnes of plastic continues to flow into
> the ocean every hour and people new to data collection are being tricked
> into celebrating low quality closed data and the protection of polluting
> industries financed by the Trump administration.
> I wrongly thought open litter mapping would be a catalyst for citizen
> science because it was the most accessible form of data collection the
> world has ever seen. I also wrongly thought to achieve some support from
> the OSM community or the likes of pineapple fund but unfortunately the only
> support that I have received over the last 3+ years of my app in production
> are seemingly empty threats and largely off-putting discussions. I am now
> pivoting to open corona mapping, which I believe is an even more
> accessible form of open data collection than open litter mapping and may be
> the missing catalyst for citizen science. Hopefully one day, open data on
> pollution or pandemics might even get a basic level of support because its
> important but so far, more than 55+ grants have rejected my application and
> kickstarter couldn't even reach one percent. Worryingly, I wouldn't worry
> too much about the trademark because people really don't care.
> --
> https://openlittermap.com @OpenLitterMap (Fb, Tw, Ig)
> M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments (NUIG, 2015)
> M.Sc. GIS & Remote Sensing (UCC, 2014)
> B.A. Geography & Economics (UCC, 2011)
> ie.linkedin.com/in/seanlynchgis

https://openlittermap.com @OpenLitterMap (Fb, Tw, Ig)
M.Sc. Coastal & Marine Environments (NUIG, 2015)
M.Sc. GIS & Remote Sensing (UCC, 2014)
B.A. Geography & Economics (UCC, 2011)
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