Binders Full Of TIGER Deserts

The U.S. has binders full of TIGER deserts. Let me explain. Back in 2007, we imported TIGER/Line data from the U.S. Census into OpenStreetMap. TIGER/Line was and is pretty crappy geodata, never meant to make pretty maps with, let alone do frivolous things like routing. But we did it anyway, because it gave us more … Continue reading Binders Full Of TIGER Deserts


A Look At Stale OpenStreetMap Data

Lazy people go straight here and here. But you're not that person, are you? The Wikimania conference is around the corner, and it's close to home this year - in Washington, DC. DC already has a lot of resident geo geeks and mappers. With all the open, collaborative knowledge minded people in town, there is … Continue reading A Look At Stale OpenStreetMap Data

Dataverkenning AppsForNoordHolland: INSPIRE

The Dutch province of Noord Holland and Dutch open data advocates HackDeOverheid are holding an open data app competition, with a coding event happening next week at a very special venue. I was asked to shed some light on the geospatial data sources made available, which is what this post in Dutch is about. More … Continue reading Dataverkenning AppsForNoordHolland: INSPIRE

Gemeentegrenzen uit OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is de vrije wereldkaart waaraan iedereen kan bijdragen. De geodata is vrij beschikbaar volgens een Creative Commons-licentie. OpenStreetMap (OSM) bevat allang niet meer alleen straten, maar is uitgegroeid tot een veelzijdige repository van vrij beschikbare geodata. Het is alleen nog niet zo makkelijk om er uit te pakken wat je nodig hebt. Het standaard … Continue reading Gemeentegrenzen uit OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap Mapping Party ‘Saendelft’

The Dutch like to live in new, modern homes with a garden front and back. This leaves the country with many a suburban jungle like the one depicted below. This also means steady jobs for surveyors with the commercial mapping companies – and many a free weekend spent mapping for a Dutch OpenStreetMap contributor. So, … Continue reading OpenStreetMap Mapping Party ‘Saendelft’