Volume XL-6/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-6/W1, 9-10, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-6-W1-9-2015
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-6/W1, 9-10, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-6-W1-9-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  27 May 2015

27 May 2015

MAPPING THE WORLD – A NEW APPROACH FOR VOLUNTEERED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IN THE CLOUD

M. S. Moeller1,2 and S. Furhmann3 M. S. Moeller and S. Furhmann
  • 1University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
  • 2Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
  • 3Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Keywords: OSM, Volunteered Geographic Information, Ebola, American Red Cross, Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team

Abstract. The OSM project provides a geodata basis for the entire world under the CC-SA licence agreement. But some parts of the world are mapped more densely compared to other regions. However, many less developed countries show a lack of valid geo-information. Africa for example is a sparsely mapped continent. During a huge Ebola outbreak in 2014 the lack of data became apparent. Help organization like the American Red Cross and the Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team organized mappings campaign to fill the gaps with valid OSM geodata. This paper gives a short introduction into this mapping activity.