This past weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the free, editable, map of the world, OpenStreetMap. OSM data is used by companies like Foursquare, Mapquest, among many others and boasts a user base of over 1,000,000 contributors.
GISi celebrated with 2 events, a virtual mapathon and group survey at the National Zoo in Washington DC. During the virtual event several employees contributed by:
- Mapping their neighborhoods
- Mapping schools and associated public amenities
- Importing building footprints for a small city
- Created code to make image services accessible in Id, the default web editor for OSM
At the National Zoo in Washington DC, employees from our Alexandria office gathered for a mobile survey event to create and update information for the zoo. Points of interest like animal enclosures and emergency call boxes were added to the existing OSM map.