[Talk-us] National Map Corps Revived - And Using the OSM Stack

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 00:14:25 BST 2012


I watched it after Ian sent the link.  According to the video, it uses
Potlatch 2 to gather a very limited set of POIs in the initial pilot area
of Colorado.  I was kind of curious if there was going to be any
interaction with OSM other than using the tool stack.

Brad

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yep. They announced it prematurely. They'll have more information about it
> in the near future.
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Adam Schreiber <
> adam.schreiber+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Ian,
>>
>> The link appears to be dead.  Was the video taken down?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Adam
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi everyone,
>> >
>> > I saw a tweet from @USGS today mentioning that the National Map Corps
>> are
>> > starting up again. If you don't know what the National Map Corps is,
>> think
>> > of it like "OpenStreetMap for the US Government". Volunteer mappers
>> > correcting and adding to the topo maps all over the country. I'm sure
>> there
>> > are others with much more information, but it was a pretty epic project
>> and
>> > is the source for lots of the free and public domain data we use to this
>> > day.
>> >
>> > For the last year or two (or three?) Eric Wolf's been working to adapt
>> the
>> > OpenStreetMap stack to the USGS's needs, and it looks like it that work
>> has
>> > finally been released. Check out this video for more information:
>> > http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/552. Skip to 4:10 or so to see it in
>> action.
>> >
>> > Hopefully Eric and others will respond here and tell us more about it!
>> >
>> > -Ian
>> >
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