Putting the World's Vulnerable People on the Map
Huaquillas, El Oro, Ecuador
Drishtie (ARC), Seth (Stamen), Nick (SpatialDev), Rachel (ARC)
Cruz Roja Ecuatoriana Volunteers
...in the field!
Our vests got the press' attention.
We deploy survey forms to
...and map data to OpenMapKit.
We load a fleet of Android phones with OpenMapKit and ODK Collect.
- OSM XML
- OpenMapKit is an ODK Collect Plugin
- Created an ODK Collect OpenStreetMap Question
- Launches into OpenMapKit to edit and gather information.
(buildings already tagged)
Or you can add a POI.
You'll see the tags,
and when you
click on one...
You edit is actually a JOSM OSM XML edit.
It gets sent up to OpenMapKit Server as a standard ODK survey response.
It's a standard ODK Aggregate server that
uses the file system as a backend.
It runs well on the POSM and small embedded systems.
Private data stays in OpenMapKit Server.
...and your OpenStreetMap
data goes into
You connect to a Wifi HOT Spot.
The POSM is your local intranet.
~$300 & 12W
Running a local OpenStreetMap!
You can edit data as you normally would in iD or JOSM
You just set your
OSM Server URL
We are tapping into the OpenStreetMap ecosystem...
( 100% Open Source Software )
HOT Export Tool
Field Papers are great when technology fails.
- Bright sunlight.
- Non-existent feature.
- Phone is dead or stolen.
- The wrong data got deployed.
- Your developer isn't there to troubleshoot...
Maybe our survey did not include metadata
for tagging a shrimp farm...
Regardless, when you are walking around,
you'll notice many things that merit taking notes...
Play with POSM!
Download Latest OpenMapKit
Sure, the goal here is to edit OpenStreetMap offline...
But, what if we used OSM tools, formats, and schema to edit other data?
Data that came from other places...
Data with a different license?
We believe that there is potential in OpenStreetMap beyond the data.