Data Quality and Public Trust 1

I recently published a series of Maptitude maps of earthquakes. A couple of these mapped recent Oklahoma earthquakes against saltwater disposal wells. Much of the public commentary has blamed these earthquakes on hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) by the oil industry. However the earthquakes do not correlate with the fracking in either time or space. Instead ...

Open Mapping with OpenStreetMaps

Emma wishes to stress that this article is a collaborative effort by the San Francisco Bay Area OpenStreetMap team – Editor. Have you every felt like the people putting together maps just aren’t speaking for you?  Most traditional map companies that produce and provide maps, protect their data with restrictive copyrights.  In order to access ...