Felix Delattre is an information technologist, software architect and development project manager with a passion for geographic information science. His focus is on innovation through participation, open data and free technologies.
A community of collaborators for the Tasking Manager
The most used tool for participatory mapping - our Tasking Manager - now has a vision and goals for its development in 2019. Last...
Mapping the Tien Shan mountains
(Guest post by Aline Rosset, University of Central Asia) OpenStreetMap workshops with teachers and high school children of 10 rural villages in Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science project aims at developing simple tools and activities for teachers to learn and conduct scientific investigations on the water resources around their village, and make the collected data publicly available.
Passengers created the public transportation map of Managua
We made great progress on a crowd-sourced public transportation map for Managua!Over seventy generous donours supported us, through our crowd-funding initiative, to raise $6,212 dollars and with this they enabled us to print the city's bus map 40,000 times. Yesterday, members of the OpenStreetMap Nicaragua cummunity handed over the collaboratively created and printed public transportation maps to the people.Managua became Central America's first capital with a complete transportation map. And only the community made this possible:
A crowd-sourced public transportation map for Managua
There is no map for the 42 bus lines in Metropolitan Managua, capital of Nicaragua, where 80% of the 2 million inhabitants that are dependent on buses to commute to work or school. But engaged citizens used Free Technology and the power of collaboration to create the first digital public transportation map. Now they seek support (http://support.mapanica.net) to print it.
Case study: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Implementation of a collaborative, crowd-sourced Geographic Information System for humanitarian aid and economic development. Recently I became an official member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team...