[OSM-talk] ITO animation for 2008

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Dec 31 14:24:31 GMT 2008


On 31 Dec 2008, at 13:45, Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I know Peter Miller will hate me from now on for announcing this  
> before he
> does, but behold:
>
>
> http://itoworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/openstreetmap-animation-for-2008.html
> http://www.vimeo.com/2598878
>
> (Log in to vimeo with an account from http://www.bugmenot.com/view/vimeo.com
> to download the hi-res version)

I will forgive you, flattery will get you everywhere :)

We have tried to show to dynamics on OSM for different parts of the  
world over the year by cutting back to January a few times - the  
changes over the year are very impressive. Do take a look at it and  
tell your friends - we have geared the animation and the text around  
it to promote the project and ensure that people see what a force OSM  
is becoming. We are up to 4,000 viewing of our flickr image 'OSM - A  
Year of Edits' and hope to exceed that with this animation. ITO can  
also produce animations of this sort for particular countries and are  
happy to take requests.

I think 2009 will be the year of OSM international tourism, where  
people who have completed their home patch adopt and area or   
specialism and work to spread OSM to all corners of the world.

We can see that lots of Europeans are working on USA data and that  
there are also people specialising on different aspects of data.  
dmgroom_coastlines has been plugging away at the world coastlines as  
have Daeron and Firefishy, Skywave, Jason Reid, mikes and rcr. Notice  
the work on the Indian coastline on the animation and check out these  
Flickr images:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterito/3120831637/.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/itoworld/3153798708/

As a result the world's coastlines are nearly clear:
http://tile.openstreetmap.nl/coastlines.html

The good news is that there is also plenty of work available for  
people with time on their hands - why not adopt rivers and sort them  
out (they are currently often tagged as coastline, often broken into  
fragments and often also broken where they go under bridges), or  
airports, or whatever.

We will of course produce an animation at the end of 2009 year to see  
what progress has been like in the year  :)



Regards,



Peter


> Cheers,
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>
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