Maurizio Napolitano

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Maurizio Napolitano – coordinator of the unit Digital Commons Lab of the ICT center of FBK – Trento. With the unit DCL in FBK he deals with digital commons such as open source, open data, Wikipedia and Openstreemap. He began his studies in sociology in Trento, but at the same time he cultivated his passion for computer science in close contact with the free software community. Expert in geospatial technologies he loves to be defined ‘civic hacker”.


Speeches of Maurizio Napolitano

Switch to OSM: why and how is a website where you can find some useful information how you can switch your maps and other “geothings” to OpenStreetMap. Openstreemap is an amazing collaborative Project where everybody can contribute by collecting geographical data to share (open data) useful to create the free map of the world (and any other object based on geodata). The project, in addition to data and maps, has created a series of open source tools able to manage the entire chain for the creation of maps (data collection, cleaning, representation, analysis …). The flexibility, the data updating and the openstreemap community have become of interest to more and more companies (eg Apple, Facebook and Microsoft). The presentation , through use cases and success stories, will explain the reasons for which to switch (and collaborate) to Openstreemap and some technological solutions to publish a map based on openstreemap data.

Speech language: Italian


Startup, Government, Open data, Mobility, Data Visualization


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Promoted and organized by

Roma Tre
Maker Faire

With the scientific contribution of


Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato

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Bronze partner

PVT Group
Alan Advantage

Evento accreditato pressoOrdine Dei Commercialisti


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