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Re: [osm-nyc] Why OSM in New York is so important

From: alyssa w.
Sent on: Monday, May 13, 2013 5:39 PM
+1 to Camille's response and +100 to Serge's email.  I also suggest everyone (!!) come out for GeoNYC tomorrow night to hear Serge's impassioned plea in person and encourage other geo enthusiasts to learn more about NYC OSM.  


I know...shameless plug. :)   


On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Camille Emefa Acey <[address removed]> wrote:
Serge, 

I find this super compelling and will try to make it out in two weeks. I wish you'd put this up on a blog somewhere so I could tweet it out to people. 
As it is, I'll forward to some people I know! 

Thanks for your efforts, 
Camille


From: Serge <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, May 13,[masked]:13 AM
Subject: [osm-nyc] Why OSM in New York is so important

Hey folks,

This list has grown by leaps and bounds since I did that first intro
talk about OSM in June of last year, and many of you didn't get to hear
my impassioned plea about why OpenStreetMap in New York City is so
important, so I wanted to write it down.

For many people in the OpenStreetMap project, there's a mystery about
why OSM is so incomplete in the United States, where it's so very
complete elsewhere in the Western world (Europe, and to a lesser extent,
Canada).

European cities are often mapped in great detail, where the US is
largely untouched by any human mapper.

There are many theories on why this is the case. Some say it's because
the TIGER import has skewed American's perceptions on how
complete/incomplete the map is. Some say it's because the US is too
large to map efficient. Some say that because the US is large but
suburbia doesn't lend itself well to mapping. And others argue that our
lack of walkable cities and bars is the cause.

Except for the TIGER import, none of these arguments apply to NYC. This
city is very densely populated, is very walkable (and bikable). More
than that, New Yorkers are both technologically saavy, and have a strong
sense of pride in their city, and in many cases, even their
neighborhood.

The other theory on why Americans don't have a better map in OSM is that
Americans either don't care, or are too lazy to do anything about it.
And this, I flat out refuse to believe.

So when I decided to move to New York, I was and still am, determined
to do what I can to make New York a shining example of what an American
city can look like on OpenStreetMap.

I know it may sound incredibly corny, but that's my dream.

So I hope that folks come out to the mapping party in two weeks:
http://www.meetup.com/osm-nyc/events/118375942/

The weather should be beautiful and it will be a great opportunity to
either learn or practice your on the ground surveying skills, which are
really the key to high quality map data.

- Serge








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