OpenStreetMap is an open-source project that aims to create a free editable map of the world and provide geospatial data to web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices.
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is an open-source mapping tool that provides geospatial data to websites, mobile apps, or hardware devices. OSM is built by a community of developers and specialists in mapping that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and more all over the world. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low tech field maps to verify that the data is accurate and up to date.
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals.
As of 2020, OpenStreetMaps has reached more than 6 M users.
Type of visuals supported (maps, charts, heat maps, layers, other)
Resource management, M&E, survey for project manegement (baseline, midline, and endline), household surveys for Health, Ag, financial inclusion, water, education,other, academic research survey, impact evaluations, market research, other (specify)
Specify the type of data collected by this service [Text, Numbers, Multimedia (Photos, video, audio, etc), Location, Other]
Mobile app data collection, remote sensing, government census data, etc.
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Supported formats (JSON, XLS, CSV, KML, XML, other)
Telecommunication service required for the product/service to work (Mobile data, SMS, voice, Internet, Other)
Devices required for the product/service to work. (smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is an open-source mapping tool that provides map data to websites, mobile apps, or hardware devices. OSM is built by a community of developers and specialists in mapping that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and more all over the world. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low tech field maps to verify that the data is accurate and up to date.
The website and the API of OSM are written in Ruby On Rails, and the main server uses PostgreSQL as a database and PostGIS to store different types of geometry of geographic objects.
This product does not offer technical support but it has several resources for learning about the project.
This product aims to make mapping tools available to everyone.
Testing performed by the Department of Civil Engineering, Al-Matria Faculty of Engineering determined that OpenStreetMap data has a positional accuracy of 1.57 m which is suitable for generating planimetric maps of scale 1:5000 or smaller.
Since 2004 several organizations, governments, and enterprises have been using OpenStreetMap, here are some of the use cases:
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
A device with a basic internet connection.
Haklay, M., Weber, P., 2008, OpenStreetMap: User-Generated Street Maps. IEEE Pervasive Computing, Volume: 7.
Mooney, P., Corcoran, P., 2010, Winstanley A., 2010, Towards quality metrics for OpenStreetMap. 18th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.
Van Exel, M., Dias, E., Fruijtier, S. 2010, The impact of crowdsourcing on spatial data quality indicators. Vrije Universiteit, FEWEB/RE
Luxen, D., Vetter C., 2011, Real-time routing with OpenStreetMap data. 19th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.
El-Ashmawy, K. l., 2016, Testing the positional accuracy of OpenStreetMap data for mapping applications. Geodesy and Cartography, 42(1), 25-30.
Mooney, P., Corcoran, P., 2012, The Annotation Process in OpenStreetMap. Transaction in GIS, Volume16, Issue4.
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Integration of OpenStreetMap services in multiple platforms (applications/websites).
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