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 di Maurizio Napolitano
Switch to OSM: why and how
switch2osm.org 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.
Startup, Government, Open data, Mobility, Data Visualization