A Commonwealth of Openness

Ryan Cooper

maptimeLEX

Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission

@maptastik | ryancooper729@gmail.com | ryan-m-cooper.com

Slides: http://bit.ly/kampcoa

  • Complete
  • Primary
  • Timely
  • Accessible
  • Machine processable
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-proprietary
  • License-free
  • Permenance
  • Usage Costs 

Source: Sunlight Foundation

Open Source Software

  • Free to examine, change, and redistribute source code
  • Often times this is free software (but not always)

"Open Knowledge"

  • Sharing experiences such that others can examine, enhance, and redistribute those experiences 
  • Government should be transparent
  • Government should be participatory
  • Government should be collaborative

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What about

Open Door*

Kentucky's Transparency Portal

*Launched 1/1/09, prior to Obama Memorandum

Some Other KY Agencies w/ public* GIS data

Based on my survey of all counties carried out in 2014. Happy to be corrected on this.

Why is Kentucky Open Data poor at the County level?

  • No directive (that I'm aware of) from the state
  • Diffuse data collection, management
  • Data as a political bargaining chip
  • Not an internal priority at public agencies managing data
  • No explicit civic demand

Why is Kentucky Open Data poor at the County level?

  • No directive (that I'm aware of) from the state
  • Diffuse data collection, management
  • Data as a political bargaining chip
  • Not an internal priority at public agencies managing data
  • No explicit civic demand

Grassroots push for open data

Civic Data Alliance

Louisville

OpenLexington

Lexington

OpenStreetMap Building Imports

OSM: The Wikipedia of maps

  • Can be edited by anyone
  • Wide variety of data can be extracted from it
  • Variety of ways to contribute data
    • GPS traces
    • Armchair mapping
    • Import of open data

The things that get mapped are the things contributors care about

and this both a drawback and an opportunity

CodeAcross 2015

Nearby Explorer App

Added building footprints & addresses to OSM

CodeAcross2016

Let's do what they did in Louisville!

TODO:

  • Find building dataset
  • Find address dataset
  • Figure out a way to get all that data into OSM

Good news

  • Impervious Surfaces Layer (2007)
  • Addresses
  • Gumption

Bad News:

  • How do you import data into OSM?
  • How do you manage the import?
  • How do you QAQC the import?

Open Knowledge to the Rescue!

Green = Addressed

Red = Unaddressed

Visually comparing OSM data to import for target area

IMport Status: 10/18/16

Open Data

Open Source software

Open Knowledge

Open Data

Open Source software

Open Knowledge

Thanks!

Ryan Cooper

Slides: http://bit.ly/kampcoa

@maptastik

ryancooper729@gmail.com

ryan-m-cooper.com

A Commonwealth of Openness

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