[Talk-us] Examples Gov using OSM

alyssa wright alyssapwright at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 16:40:39 UTC 2013


I like this example - Natural Resources Canada are OSM to identify areas in
their own data in need of updates.  They contribute loads of data, and then
watch where that data got changed and use that to identify where they need
to re-survey. (As reported by a colleague.)



On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM, alyssa wright <alyssapwright at gmail.com>wrote:

> mentioned this to alex earlier, but i believe trimet was also editing bike
> path data though not sure what came of that. the state dept uses OSM but i
> don't have a specific example in production by way of example.
>
> i think this is a good question. i'm continuing to research.
>
> best,
> alyssa.
>
> ps. i've come out of lurking....
>
>
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> On Mar 26, 2013, at 9:50 AM, Steven Johnson <sejohnson8 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>
> I think Alex' inquiry was meant the other way round. That is, governments
> using OSM data for whatever purpose. The example I'm most familiar with is
> TriMet in Portland, OR, which uses OSM as a basemap for their TripPlanner.
> [1] Are there other examples?
>
> [1]  http://trimet.org/go/cgi-bin/plantrip.cgi
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> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Elliott Plack <elliott.plack at gmail.com>wrote:
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>> I can think of many examples of governments importing data into OSM, but
>> none
>> where they are using it actively. Is that what you are looking for
>> examples
>> of?
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