[IAEP] Taking OpenStreetMap Offline - DESIGN Call - Thur June 11, 10AM EDT / 2PM UTC

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Thu Jun 11 02:16:20 EDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:

> Who's attending http://stateofthemap.us at the UN in NYC this weekend?
> Who's most serious about bringing OpenStreetMap's opportunities and rapid
> progress into the hands of the world's offline poor -- kids and all,
> American and Swahili?  Wanna Take This Map Outside, offline and off the
> grid, where we all belong/began?

See you in 8 hours!  Please send your phone number if Skype's not possible!

> http://Internet-in-a-Box.org and similar efforts have made a gigantic 1st
> step: in Ghana and Rwanda I could never have imagined better reviews to our
> 2015 deployments begun there in recent months.  Many are now changing the
> game increasingly for the Bottom BillionS, among many who've literally
> never seen a globe before, nevermind a map of their own towns.  Both in
> OLPC (school) contexts, in libraries, on Nepali hillsides where folks don't
> have proper homes, and far beyond --- perspectives (literally) are about to
> change.
> But modern phones today contain more than enough gigabytes to display ALL
> OpenStreetMap map detail within most countries, and yet they do not yet,
> WHY?  Where are the Khan Academies and KA Lites of OSM (OpenStreetMap)
> bringing new classroom/journalistic rubrics, freeing everyone's "brain
> software" to explore and document our own communities in our own languages?
> *Who Will Take The Next Steps?*
> *What engineering middleware, distribution vectors, community/economic
> models, and final field packagings will get us all there & beyond?*
> *Will offline edit-contributions prove impossible, much like with
> Wikipedia in Peru, when offline kids edit overly stale
> OpenStreetMap/Wikipedia images a year before/later?*
> As such the wider OLPC community is hosting a DESIGN Call to bring forward
> ideas across the OpenStreetMap landscape, fertilizing our immediate work
> with school server projects like http://schoolserver.org, http://xsce.org,
> https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Education-Li-f-e ETC.  Ministries of
> Education in India elsewhere are watching closely, expressly eager to help
> if we can point the way.  All giving our "2020 Vision" questions very
> practical and immediate "customers" well before 2020, much like Garmin GPS
> units fed a wonderful ecosystem of geo-specific "gmapsupp.img" offline map
> files over the past decade:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Download
> That decade's now done: what IS our framework for the coming decade?
> Please join us if you have strategic/partnership ideas towards making
> Offline OSM Designs happen, *Thank You !!*
> 10AM New York Time / 2PM UTC
> Thursday, June 11th
> RSVP with your Skype username, if we are more than 15-20 we'll use an
> industrial conference call system instead!
> CONCLUSION: Could OpenStreetMap be the very ultimate in Constructionist
> Learning Projects, replacing OLPC in coming years, on a quickly
> shrinking/endangered but still green-in-parts planet?  Regardless, how to
> build the OLPC Movement's offline/civic learning successes, consciously
> learning from its community infrastructural mistakes?  Nick Doiron (
> http://mapmeld.com) and Anish Mangal (
> https://in.linkedin.com/in/anishmangal) who've spent years thinking about
> this topic will lead the discussion, agenda is entirely yours!  OPTIONAL:
> submit agenda items in advance right here:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6QtzLb6e58YKWqMf_junux2XyBRLFm31un8YLcYslg
> *< forward invitation to Twitter/wherever as appropriate >*
> --
> Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
> --
> Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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