Imports, licenses, and separate databases: These topics always seem to strike controversy in the OpenStreetMap community. Public Domain Map aims to resolve (some of) these tensions by providing a system that allows contributions to be used in both OpenStreetMap and public domain US Government databases. Join us to hear about the first phase of our project which involves railway tunnels, public domain imagery, and the HOT Tasking Manager!
Public Domain Map is a bridge database that lets organizations crowdsource authoritative map data in cases where OpenStreetMap isn’t an option. Mappers can address public data gaps while producing high quality data that is format- and license-compatible with OSM.
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In the middle of the year 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, together with the World Bank and the help of local mappers from OpenStreetMap, we carried out the digitalisation of...