Ways to Bring Your Aerial Imagery into OpenStreetMap

A session at State of the Map US 2013

Sunday 9th June, 2013

4:15pm to 4:45pm (PST)

Folks from Public Lab will share some of their open source tools that plays well with OpenStreetMap. They’ll run through some of their latest work using or integrated with OpenStreetMap:

  • Did you know that MapKnitter.org, software for turning aerial images into maps, integrates with Potlatch for easy tracing into OSM? This session will show how this can be done and what can be made using MapKnitter.org.
  • A project is starting up for expanding MapKnitter with a Motion Parallax engine to automatically reconstruct a 3D model of the area of interest and output a flat (””orthorectified”“) image.
  • Through a new partnership with FlightStats, you can easily place a picture you took from a plane window into MapKnitter for tracing into OSM.
  • Their Android aerial acquisition mobile phone app is fun to use with balloons, kites, RC planes, n-copters, and more.

Come to this session to hear about these ways to integrate your own aerial imagery with OpenStreetMap, and how to get involved with Public Lab.

About the speakers

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Liz Barry

urban designer / activist, interested in simple tools for collaborative, generative cities. director of urban environment @PublicLab, co-founder @TreeKIT bio from Twitter

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Mathew Lippincott

Loves statistics in support of wild ideas. Obsessed with flying stuff & sanitation, but not at the same time. co-founder, @PublicLab principal, MDML design bio from Twitter

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Stewart Long

aerial image mapping at http://publiclaboratory.org and http://gonzoearth.com bio from Twitter

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Jeffrey Warren

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Time 4:15pm4:45pm PST

Date Sun 9th June 2013

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