For the first time, Esri is hosting an OpenStreetMap (OSM) Mapping Party at the Esri User Conference to showcase this open source project to Esri’s passionate community.
OpenStreetMap is a free worldwide map,created by people like you. The data is free to download and use under its open license. OpenStreetMap is also a global community of people contributing local data to an open project. In the past several years, OSM has exploded on the mapping world with over 1 million registered users and 300k active contributors.
The community is getting together at the Esri User Conference to wparcels aping building footprints for two to three World Bank projects in Zambia and Bolivia. The project areas, part of the World Bank Institute’s OnTrack initiative, have limited or no coverage on commercially available maps. OnTrack is an ICT-enabled citizen feedback platform. It aims to establish mobile phone and web feedback loops between government, public service providers and citizens in a transparent and consultative manner around World Bank-financed programs.
DigitalGlobe made this mapping project possible through its generous donation of high resolution imagery for each project area. Mappers at the event will use the DigitalGlobe imagery to trace land parcels.
All registered participants of the Esri User Conference are welcome to join us for a morning of mapping OpenStreetMap projects on Thursday July 11th from 9AM-12 noon in the Developer Lounge (Hall B).