There are some pretty awesome tools out there to help with the remapping effort after the redaction bot made its sweep across the OpenStreetMap database. (Does this sound like Latin to you? Read up on the license change and the redaction process here.) Geofabrik's OSM Inspektor shows all the objects affected by the redaction. It … Continue reading Life After Redaction: Detecting Remapped Ways
Looks can be deceiving - we all know that. Did you know it also applies to maps? To OpenStreetMap? Let me give you an example. Head over to osm.org and zoom in to an area outside the major metros in the United States. What you're likely to see is an OK looking map. It may … Continue reading The State Of The OpenStreetMap Road Network In The US
In the coming months, I will be working on how to measure the quality of geospatial information, and visualizing the results of quality analysis. The actual indicators for quality are still to be defined, but will be along the lines of spatial density - how many features of a certain type does dataset A have, … Continue reading Visualizing geospatial data quality
Volunteered Geographic Information Free, Priceless Or Somewhere In Between? This is the title that has been popping into my head since last summer. I am writing it down because it encompasses in a very general sense the themes that I want to cover in my dissertation, and thus serves me well in trying to guide … Continue reading Priceless?
So this is it. This is going to be my dissertation diary. I'm not going to make any commitments as to how often I will write in it; I just read that I should be spending at least 15 minutes every day on my dissertation. Every day for the next four, five, six years! Intriguing … Continue reading So this is it!