Why the U.S. National Park Service Contributes Back to OSM

A session at State of the Map US 2013

Sunday 9th June, 2013

12:00pm to 12:30pm (PST)

The NPMap team is responsible for coordinating web mapping across the U.S. National Park Service. One of its primary responsibilities is creating customized basemaps and web applications for individual parks. To build these applications the team uses a variety of technology and data including OSM.

In this talk, Mamata will discuss the results of a pilot project with America’s most visited National Park - the Great Smoky Mountains - and efforts to improve park data in OSM and in turn the National Park Service’s own mapping products. With the National Park Services’ adoption of open source tools, data, and basemap services, it has a vested interest in contributing to and improving data in OSM.

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Mamata Akella

Web Map Specialist at the National Park Service. bio from Twitter

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Time 12:00pm12:30pm PST

Date Sun 9th June 2013

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