Name Open Street Map
Source Open Street Map Foundation
Hyperlink to Source https://www.openstreetmap.org/
Description Open Street Map is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.
Long description OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices. Created by Steve Coast in the UK in 2004, it was inspired by the success of Wikipedia and the preponderance of proprietary map data in the UK and elsewhere. Since then, it has grown to over 1.6 million registered users, who can collect data using manual survey, GPS devices, aerial photography, and other free sources. This crowdsourced data is then made available under the Open Database License. The site is supported by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, a non-profit organization registered in England. Rather than the map itself, the data generated by the OpenStreetMap project is considered its primary output. This data is then available for use in both traditional applications, like its usage by Craigslist, OsmAnd, Geocaching, MapQuest Open, JMP statistical software, and Foursquare to replace Google Maps, and more unusual roles, like replacing default data included with GPS receivers. This data has been favourably compared with proprietary datasources, though data quality varies worldwide.
Lead Institution Open Street Map Foundation
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Contact name Please login to see contact details https://help.openstreetmap.org/
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Info link https://www.openstreetmap.org/
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse Low
Open source Yes
Open Source URL https://github.com/openstreetmap
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Plug & Play Yes
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics No
Status Implemented
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  • Infrastructure
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  • Mobile Data Collection
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  • Real Time Data
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  • Remote Sensing
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  • Visual Analytics
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Crowdsourcing
    Data Management
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    Use of Alternative Data Sources
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    Digital Activism
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-09-18
    Status Published
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