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
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.