Open Data ❤️ OpenStreetMap [alpha]
Free of charge
Guidance document / Manual
- Data gathering
- Dissemination and communication
- Rural areas
- Metropolitan regions
Too often, good ideas in local government get stuck in the technicalities of transferring data between formats or making geospatial information available in the open. Mapbox Cities is a mentorship program for cities ready to tackle their biggest challenges using data-driven decision making. With this document we are making the case for why local geospatial open data has its place in OpenStreetMap, the free global geo database. The digital book, published as open source public domain document, introduces public sector organisations to the challenges around geospatial data, open-by-default vs. closed-by-default systems, and how OpenStreetMap as a global volunteer community can offer a vital resource for local governments.