tirsdag den 7. april 2009

Innovative Uses of OpenStreetMap Data

Open Source data er kommet ind i varmen ...

Open Source data has made it through ...


Read support for the OpenStreetMap (OSM) format in FME 2009 has been introduced. This new support offers the abilities to manipulate, mash up and share OSM datasets, making it easier for users to work with OpenStreetMap data in creative and innovative ways.


OpenStreetMap is an XML-based format that has been developed as part of an open initiative to create free geographic data, such as street maps, and make them available to anyone. The collaborative effort of over 50,000 registered volunteers has used portable GPS devices and aerial photography to create this worldwide dataset.


With FME's new support for the OpenStreetMap format, users can now bring OSM datasets into their preferred applications and combine OSM data with datasets from other formats. All of this integrated data can even be streamed out in any FME-supported format or made available for users to download in their preferred format.


Safe Software offers desktop and server based solutions for translating, transforming, integrating and distributing data to enable data access across organizations. FME's read support for OSM API 0.5 OpenStreetMap XML data uses OSM-defined conventions for converting data primitives into representations within a schema for any user-selected output format. Users can also define their own schema and conventions for interpreting OpenStreetMap data, making for flexible manipulation and translation of OSM datasets.

Read more: http://www.gim-international.com/news/id3715-Innovative_Uses_of_OpenStreetMap_Data.html

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