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Holland is 5% done

The Dutch Statistics department calculated that there is 141,251 km of road in the Netherlands. In the OSM database 6,833 km are accounted for. That is almost 5%!

From the big cities, the following is done:
1. The Hague: 545 km
2. Amsterdam: 403 km
3. Utrecht: 313 km

Rotterdam is almost white space. It needs another 2,100 km! You can help this weekend!

The top 10:

1. Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten 46.8%
2. Heiloo 45.8%
3. ‘s-Gravenhage 43.5%
4. Leidschendam-Voorburg 38.8%
5. Schermer 32.9%
6. Delft 29.2%
7. Utrecht 27.0%
8. Boxtel 26.8%
9. Waterland 24.4%
10. Bussum 23.9%

We are almost done in Bennebroek: only 21 km to do! (of a total of 21 km).


Lots of developers at the linuxhotel in Essen, Germany for the developer weekend.

Right now it’s Saturday morning and we’re making a quick mind map of people and interests.

More as the weekend continues… I didn’t get round to updating this what with lack of connectivity these past few days so have a look at the results page

OpenStreetMap subsidised in the Netherlands

The Dutch branch of OpenStreetMap received a grant of 12.000 euro! The goal is to organise ten mapping parties in the coming nine months. Focus will be on mapping Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague and – most importantly – to get the community jump started in the Netherlands.

Last week was the first try-out party. With a group of 10 people we started with the centre of Amsterdam. Check out the results:

Bristol restrospective

The Bristol mapping party was a week ago now, and we collected some great data:

We were at the Watershed and had about 40 people turn up in all. We almost ran out of GPS units despite the rain, and some good social events happened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Laurence and I did an interview you can here here with the local radio station. All in all a good weekend!

Thanks very much to all who helped.

Submissions for State of the Map 2007 are now open

Now’s the time to submit your papers for The State of the Map 2007. If you’ve been planning your talk, workshop or poster session and are ready to submit, click here. If you need some more inspiration, take a look at the submisions page of the State of the Map site. This is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend, we’re looking forward to receiving you submissions.

The State of the Map

Thanks to a lot of hard work from all involved, we have a conference web site up over here. Please spread the word! This will serve as a base for info for the upcoming event:

  • The State of the Map – First openstreetmap international conference
  • Manchester, England
  • 14-15 July 2007

There’s a Call for proposals up. Got something to speak about? We’re interested in a broad range of topics:

  1. Freeing Up Access to Geodata – The political, commercial and opensource implications of open Geodata
  2. Redrawing the Map the OSM Way – GPS, surveying, data editing methods and additional sources of base data.
  3. New Uses For A New Style of Geodata – A look at new and existing uses for OSM data.
  4. Cartography 2017 - where are we headed?
  5. Building Blocks for Collaborative Mapping – Data storage, processing, scalability and delivery in a wiki-like environment.

It doesn’t have to be exclusively about openstreetmap – feel free to suggest mini-talks, talks, BOF sessions, posters and more. Oh, and it wouldn’t be an openstreetmap conference without mapping all of the city either, would it?