(Do we need)

An OSM Embassy?

 

Ben Abelshausen

OSM Belgium

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Your data is bad!
- We don't do imports and they are bad.
- We don't have the resources to do this for you, how dare you even ask.

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Your data is bad!
- We don't do imports and they are bad.
- We don't have the resources to do this for you, how dare you even ask.
> Company: Let's just import all the things anyway.

 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Your data is bad!
- We don't do imports and they are bad.
- We don't have the resources to do this for you, how dare you even ask.
> Company: Let's just import all the things anyway.

> OSM: WTF?

City of Antwerp

Brussels Cycling network

Brussels & Cobblestones

A company that...

Changed all the maxspeeds to 70 after the local laws changed!

Executed poorly.

Took us a long time to fix!

 

 

How can we fix this?

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Thanks but we'll have to verify the data first.
 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Thanks but we'll have to verify the data first.
- We verfied it and we have found these mistakes, can you fix it first.
 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Thanks but we'll have to verify the data first.
- We verfied it and we have found these mistakes, can you fix it first.
> Company: OK, thanks for letting us know, does that mean all those other maps are wrong about us?!
 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Thanks but we'll have to verify the data first.
- We verfied it and we have found these mistakes, can you fix it first.
> Company: OK, thanks for letting us know, does that mean all those other maps are wrong about us?!
> OSM:
- Yes, yes, it does!
 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Thanks but we'll have to verify the data first.
- We verfied it and we have found these mistakes, can you fix it first.
> Company: OK, thanks for letting us know, does that mean all those other maps are wrong about us?!
> OSM:
- Yes, yes, it does!
> Company: Can you improve things!?
 

A typical case...

> Company: Let's get our data in OSM, they'll be happy we're sharing.
> Company: Hey OSM, here's our data!
> OSM:
- Thanks but we'll have to verify the data first.
- We verfied it and we have found these mistakes, can you fix it first.
> Company: OK, thanks for letting us know, does that mean all those other maps are wrong about us?!
> OSM:
- Yes, yes, it does!
> Company: Can you improve things!?
> OSM:
- Let's do this!

OSM Embassy

  • A non-profit mapping agency.
  • Run by the OSM community.
  • That does payed mapping.

OSM Embassy

Only do projects that:

  • Require quaranteed consistency.
  • Have a fixed timeframe.

 

A level of involvement beyond a volunteering organization...

OSMF

Support not control

 

I don't see the OSMF doing this.

Local Chapters

Payed mapping?!

Who does what?

Not community-focused anymore.

We do have one example...

A project...

City of brussels would ask us to:

- Map all cyclenetworks.

- Map all cobblestones.

 

Requirements are:

- Keep it up-to-date.

- Give feedback about our data.

- Do it in 1 month.

 

We cannot do this as OSM belgium...

We cannot leave this to a company...

(Do we need)

An OSM Embassy?

 

 

Do we need an OSM Embassy

By Ben Abelshausen

Do we need an OSM Embassy

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