[OSM-talk] Map of Population Density vs. OpenStreetMap density

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Sun Jul 7 06:05:09 UTC 2019

Good morning,

As an aside, I've heard at a conference that the amount of data in the 
OpenStreetMap database per capita in a country is proportional to the 
per capita income [1] of the country.

I wonder if there is an inverse relationship. For example, if we take a 
country and map it exhaustively and extremely well, increasing by this 
the amount of the OSM data for it. Will it increase the per capita income?

I cannot be sure, but in principle in could, as a good readily available 
map favors economic activity. And if it were the case, the OSM mapping 
could be taught to millions of pupils and students as part of curriculum.

Best regards,
Oleksiy (Alex-7 @ OSM)

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per_capita_income

On 7/5/19 13:46, Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski wrote:
> Hi,
> In HOT mailing list I was advised to bring a part of a thing we did to 
> wider audience :)
> We've correlated global population datasets with plain OpenStreetMap 
> objects count. The main use case is to quickly determine how much is 
> there to map in case of natural disaster in a smaller region, but the 
> map itself is global - it's interesting to see what's around you and 
> find the spots to map next, even outside of the disaster.
> http://disaster.ninja/live/ 
> <http://disaster.ninja/live/#overlays=alert-shape-GDACS_EQ_1183112_1265046,bivariate_class;id=GDACS_EQ_1183112_1265046;layer=default-style;position=-13.88712117940031,30.076044779387132;zoom=2.4760319802318693>
> What do you think?
> (The HOT list thread if you are interested in disaster.ninja tool 
> itself: 
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/hot/2019-June/014908.html)
> Darafei Praliaskouski
> kontur.io <http://kontur.io>
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