Most of the data in OpenStreetMap falls into the category of information that can be physically verified. They are exceptions to this such as administrative boundaries, frequently non observable information, but particularly helpful when making a map. What about other types of data that can’t often be seen? Often people come to the OpenStreetMap community looking to draw or important information that can’t be seen or is difficult to maintain for other reasons.
One example of this is land tenure related information. Property boundaries seldom can be easily recognized and updating them can be difficult. Though this data doesn’t belong in OpenStreetMap, it is useful and OpenStreetMap can contribute to the collection of this information by serving as a base map.
This talk will go over the collaboration that can happen using OpenStreetMap for land tenure and the additional tools that are still needed.