Google Summer of Code/2016/Organisation Application

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This page contains the details submitted Google Summer of Code 2016 as our organization application.

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OpenStreetMap - Creating and distributing free geographic data for the world.


Primary Open Source License
GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPL-2.0)

Organization Category
Data and Databases

Technology Tags
postgis, java, ruby, javascript, opengl

Topic Tags
gis, maps, crowdsourcing, geoinformatics

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Short Description
At OpenStreetMap, volunteer surveyors gather map data of the whole world, laying the foundations for many awesome apps built on top.

Long Description
OpenStreetMap is a project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. The data is collected by volunteers around the globe largely from scratch and released with an open-content license. We allow free access to our map images and all of its underlying map data. We aim to promote new and interesting uses of our data which makes the project's uses, and the possible Google Summer of Code projects, very diverse.


Application Instructions
We have made good experiences with students who introduced themselves to our community and their respective mentor in advance. It helps to get the student and mentor know to each other, to know if they can work together and to elaborate on the details expected for a specific project. This also improves the timeline that has to be provided by our students. Depending on the project or mentor, we might request a software prototype or to solve a small exercise to estimate the student's experience level and his ambition to work with us. For the application itself we will publish a template on our wiki page to help the student submit a good application with everything that's needed from our side. More details are published [here](

Proposal Tags
josm, osm2world, web application, android, osm website, other

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