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OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a project to create a free, publically accessible map of the world.  Think of it as something between Wikipedia and MapQuest.  It is the foundation of sites like OpenCycleMap (information about bicycle routes and parking) and the data from it is even used in tools like Google Maps.

USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) is using OpenStreetMap to develop an inventory of all bicycle parking on the USF-Tampa campus, and to record the data needed to make a walk/wheelchair/bike trip planner available for the USF-Tampa campus. You can view an example of the walk/wheelchair part from the University of Maryland.

You can click on the map buildings or sidewalks to choose the beginning and ends of trips, or enter location names in the right-side menu. For wheelchair or other rollable routes, use the Route Filters at the top right.

The University of Maryland is going to make the front-end software available to USF, but we need to code the data for our campus into OpenStreetMap to make the software usable here. If you’d like to help finish this, or contribute other data to OpenStreetMap, contact Dr. Hillsman (USFBC’s faculty adviser).

CUTR is using OpenStreetMap to develop an inventory of all bicycle parking on the USF-Tampa campus, and to record the data needed to make a walk/wheelchair/bike trip planner available for the USF-Tampa campus. You can view an example of the walk/wheelchair part <a "href=http://map.umd.edu/map/">here</a> (note to Donny: can you put something in that will open this in a new window or tab? I never learned that part of html.). You can can click on the map buildings or sidewalks to choose the beginning and ends of trips, or enter location names in the right-side menu. For wheelchair or other rollable routes, use the Route Filters at the top right. This was developed at the University of Maryland, which is going to make the software available to USF. USF needs to code the data for our campus to make the software usable here. If you'd like to help finish this, or contribute other data to OpenStreetMap, contact <a href="mailto:hillsman@cutr.usf.edu" target="_blank">Dr. Hillsman</a> (USFBC’s faculty adviser).

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