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Talk in Cambridge: “Using Open Data and Crowdsourcing to develop CycleStreets”

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

If you’re in Cambridge on Thursday, come and hear about CycleStreets behind the scenes, organised by BCS East Anglia!

Location: Red Gate Software, 12 Cambridge Business Park, CB4 0WZ  [Cycle there – directions]

Date and time: 6:30pm – 8pm, Thursday, 26th April, 2012

The event is free, and there will an opportunity for networking before the talk, from 6.15pm.

Full details and signup at http://bcscyclestreets.eventbrite.com/ (but feel free just to turn up).

About the talk:

The arrival of web-based mapping from Google and others has revolutionised, in the space of only five years, the way many people interact with maps and map data. And the success of projects such as Wikipedia highlight how collation of small amounts of information from large numbers of people – an approach called ‘crowdsourcing’ – can challenge traditional models of data collection and ownership.

Bringing these concepts together is OpenStreetMap, a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Well-established enterprises such as the Ordnance Survey are coming under increased pressure from this new model, and large companies such as MapQuest and Microsoft are starting to use and invest in it.

Martin Lucas-Smith, one of two main developers of the leading UK-wide cycle journey planner website,CycleStreets, will discuss OpenStreetMap, its use within a range of systems (from cartography, routing, and even its central role helping deal with the Haiti disaster), the challenges it poses to traditional forms of data collection.

He will talk about how CycleStreets works, as well the design and innovation challenges that CycleStreets as a social enterprise has faced.

Slides from the talk

Slides from the talk are now available:

2 million cycle journeys planned with CycleStreets

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Last night CycleStreets broke through the 2 million journeys planned threshold.

Thanks to all our users, who we hope we provide a useful service to, and to everyone who has helped in any way or donated to the project!

Thanks especially to everyone who has added data to OpenStreetMap. It’s a great data source, and we hope we do it justice. Do get involved if you can.

Stay tuned to the blog this week for an announcement of some routing developments we’ve been working on…

We welcome your feedback, especially to report bugs or give us route feedback.

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