[OSM-talk] Specific Cases of Governments Using OSM

Maurizio Napolitano napoogle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 10:44:25 BST 2012

these days I have given to a little italian public administration the
results of an analysis of the differences between their data and those
of openstreetmap.
This public administration wants to understand if she can create a
dialogue with openstreetmap community.

My analysis was divided into three parts:
- Differences between attributes
- Geometrical differences between the data
- Analysis of the community of the area

By compare the data I found the different point of view
- The public administration requires classify the responsibility for
roads and properties and, therefore, it is often difficult to identify
as an object is seen in openstreetmap
- Geometries are often different or for distance or for number of
nodes with which they are composed. This depends very much on the way
the data are collected. A public a informs the sampling method (eg
digitization from aerial photo 10 km)., In openstreetmap this is not
always reconstructed

In any case the release of the data, so that they are used by the
community, leading equally advantages, since these can then be reused
with the innumerable applications born on OpenStreetMap.
This is not a direct benefit for the PA.

Other aspects emerged (in favor of PA)
- Possibility of using OpenStreetMap as an instrument for signaling
changes in the territory
- Release of aerial photographs with an opin order to take advantage
of the work of intelligence
collective in the digitization of futures

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm giving a presentation in a couple weeks about OpenStreetMap and
> how governments can interact with OSM.
> I'm looking for examples of governments using OSM data, versus
> releasing data for OSM to use.
> I already know about TriMet in Portland, OR for example: http://ride.trimet.org/
> There is also my work with HOT in Indonesia for mapping exposure for
> impact models.
> What other examples are out there?
> Thanks,
> -Kate
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Maurizio "Napo" Napolitano

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