Humanitarian OpenStreetMap: Mapping the Future of Crisis Response | University of Oxford

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap: Mapping the Future of Crisis Response

Joseph Reeves, contributor to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
15:30 - 17:00
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD

Lecture Theatre

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Recommended

Joseph Reeves, a contributor to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, will talk about the importance of crowd sourcing and open data in providing information during a humanitarian crisis. Free, collaborative maps are uniquely valuable to humanitarian work, especially in places where base map data is often scarce, out of date, or rapidly changing. OpenStreetMap is a project to create a free and open map of the entire world, built entirely by volunteers surveying with GPS, digitizing aerial imagery, and collecting and liberating existing public sources of geographic data. The information in OpenStreetMap can fill in the gaps in base map data to assist in responses to disasters and crisis.