By Colin Ferster
This holiday season, we invite you to join us for the 12 days of Bike Mapping. We are highlighting 12 themes for infrastructure editing on OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM is an open source map of the world. Bike infrastructure data from OSM shows up all over the web, including the BikeMaps.org basemap (we use the CyclOSM basemap, which is a rendering of OSM data that give visual priority to safe and comfortable infrastructure).
Each day in mid-December (from Dec 12 to 23), we will identify a bike infrastructure data priority and provide support for contributing to OSM. We will post blogs and tweets with resources, and we will be available to help out. We identified these themes based on our experience developing a national bike infrastructure dataset based on OSM data.
As a quick easy way to give feedback, we have an ArcGIS online app (also embeded below) where you can comment on the previous version of Can-BICS, and where applicable, we will edit the data directly on OSM. We need your eyes on the ground. Simply add points or draw lines with descriptive comments on the map below.
For those with experience using OSM, we will also provide resources, discussion, and highlight themes where editing will be especially valuable.
Cheers, and talk to you soon!