Aerial imagery is a core base of many mapping related projects. With the increase in the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), lower cost satellites and more generally openly licensed imagery, there is a need for one place to search and access that imagery. This is a big undertaking, and certainly can't be left in the hands of a single company or organization. OpenAerialMap (OAM) addresses these issues with transparency and open access. A project for 10 years, OAM has been relaunched as of 2014. Now under active development, a dedicated open-source community is emerging.
This presentation will cover the following topics:
* The general architecture of OAM
* How to contribute data directly to the system or by hosting your own node
* The future road map and how volunteers can contribute