現在、無償有償にかかわらず様々な地図や地図サービスがあります。これらの地図にはいずれにも著作権が設定され、その多くで無断複製、改編が禁止されています。地図そのものをユーザの手で直接修正することはほとんどの場合できません。OpenStreetMapは世界中のユーザー自らが地図を書き、発展させる自由なライセンスの地図です。ユーザーが望む新しい道や建物、公園、お店などの地図情報を誰もが自由に追加・編集できます。さらにはその公開された自由な地図データをもとに新しい地図の使い方を創り出せるプロジェクトです。>>>「OpenStreetMapの基本」

2009年5月16日土曜日

Introduction to OpenStreetMap #fosslcSC09

Richard WeaitさんがfosslcSC09で講演された「Introduction to OpenStreetMap」のAbstract、好きな文章です。講演内容見たい!

OpenStreetMap.org creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them.The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.

This presentation will introduce you to the breadth and depth of OpenStreetMap and related projects.You will learn why you should care about maps, how OpenStreetMap is beating every other map, and see some of the amazing things that are being done with OpenStreetMap data and software.The presentation will bring those with little or no OSM experience up to speed quickly and show how to use OpenStreetMap to make the maps you need.

This topic and presentation is suitable for those with no previous Linux experience as well as the Linux regulars.You can even bring your non-programming friends and colleagues to this presentation if they have any interest in maps, GPS, neighbourhood advocacy, hiking, cycling, snow sleds or geocaching.

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