OpenStreetMap US

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is creating a fourth Open Mapping Hub in the Latin America and the Caribbean region; a region in which HOT OSM has historically had little experiences or collaborations. The Hub’s function and structure, are being designed by learning organically from pioneering collaborations during its exploratory phase, Alpha. Five (5) initial projects in the region, using the OpenCities methodology successful in Africa and SouthEast Asia, serve as pilot cases to develop expertise, organizational learning, and networks around the production of missing data for public policy on crucial development issues in countries of the region. The objective is also to learn how to move the paradigm from technical support to co-design with grass-root communities and the insertion of participatory mechanisms in governmental processes. The presentation would incorporate the cases currently in process in Saint Lucia and Mexico, highlighting the challenges and strategies experienced.

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Mapping the Puget Sound Nearshore with Imagery and Data

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Modern mobile mapping technology in concert with GIS can play an important role in conservation and recovery of Puget Sound. These maps, similar to ‘Street View’ provide a portal to nearshore conditions...