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Happy Anniversary, OpenStreetMap!

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
Chris Bupp

Christopher Bupp, Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi Indoors

 

Kelly Bigley, Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi

Kelly Bigley, Sr. Geospatial Developer, GISi

 

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Jonah Adkins, Sr. Geospatial Analyst, Sophie Adkins, 10 year old OSM Contributor

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.

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Top (Left to Right): Christopher Fricke, Geospatial Develop GISi Indoors. Catherine Marshall, Federal Market Manager, GISi, Greg Turner, Technical Architect, GISi Bottom Zac Wilson, Sr. Geospatial Analyst, GISi, Kosta Wilson (10), Joaquin Wilson (8), and Spencer Turner (14)

 

Greg Turner, Chris Fricke, and Spencer Turner

Greg Turner, Chris Fricke, and Spencer Turner

 

Kosta, Zac, and Joaquin Wilson

Kosta, Zac, and Joaquin Wilson

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