Barcamp: Open Data - Open Land?

  • Tanja Brunnhuber, destination to market
  • Dr. Neele Larondelle, Nationale Naturlandschaften/Digitize the planet
  • Michael Reichert, FOSSGIS e.V.
  • Markus Hallermann, komoot
  • Tilman Sobek, absolutGPS

Moderation: Katja Richarz, Velokonzept

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Categories TRAVEL TALK
Date Sept. 3, 2020, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Speaker Tanja Brunnhuber / Dr. Neele Larondelle / Michael Reichert / Markus Hallermann / Tilman Sobek

Since COVID-19 more people cycle - and even more so close to their homes. You can easily use one of the common routing or navigation apps that offer a variety of route suggestions. It's only annoying when the tour takes you on unapproved tracks!
Almost all common routing and navigation apps are now based on OpenStreetMap (OSM), a free project that collects, structures and stores freely usable geodata in a database (Open Data).
In this barcamp we want to investigate the question of what cycle tourism actors can contribute to ensure that great cycle tours are made available to those who seek recreation. Which analog offers are needed - and how do we get them digitized?

Michael Reichert:
OpenStreetMap (OSM) was founded in 2004 to collect freely usable data for cartographic purposes. It started with a couple of people who could not use and modify existing maps as they wanted due to copyright.
The road network for cars in Europe has been completed a couple of years ago; in many locations every narrow path is mapped. The "OpenStreetMap community", the individuals who survey data on the ground in their spare time, are the heart of the project and decide about its future.
In Europe, OSM has become the number 1 source for cycle paths and footways. All major apps for outdoor activities use the OSM data (some exclusively). With increased usage and attention, real world disagreement affect OSM.
The talk explains how data is collected in OSM and how the OSM community comments on these issues

Neele Larondelle:
The objective must be to protect sensible habitats in the most valuable landscapes and at the same time enable visitors to experience nature. Digital navigation of visitors is a constantly growing challenge for the large protected areas in Germany (and surely elsewhere). The large variety of digital offers make it increasingly difficult for travelers seeking legal correct information about restrictions and limitations of trails and protected areas. The development of a respective one-stop database which incorporates all necessary information about access restrictions (permanent and temporary) is an essential first step to achieve this goal. Second step will be to lobby the usage of such data, in order to be implemented by e.g outdoor platforms, navigation systems.

Markus Hallermann:
Komoot empowers, enables and inspires people to explore more of the great outdoors. Today komoot has more than 14 million registered users and therefore is a community twice as big as the second biggest in Europe. Next to touristic outdoor offers, our main focus are recommendations each weekend at home right on their doorstep. It is our interest to deliver the best information available about local offers, requirements and prohibitions, because nothing is worse for us than that we make suggestions with which our users can no longer get any further. By far the most users want to adhere to local bans, especially for nature conservation. As a local provider and stakeholder, one can already present the local offers very easily and free of charge via collections at komoot. Information such as usage restrictions and prohibitions are best entered on OSM. Using these options ensures that the information reaches most of the people and they can take advantage of the offers and stick to restrictions.

About Tanja Brunnhuber:
Tanja Brunnhuber and her company destination to market develop tailor-made and target group-oriented concepts for sustainable destination development. The main topics are active tourism, nature tourism and bicycle tourism with the specialty of customer experience design and product development in mountain bike tourism. Tanja's personal strengths are her versed stakeholder management skills, target-oriented moderation and professionally sound process management.

About Markus Hallermann:
Markus might have spent more time skiing, road cycling or mountain biking than he spent at school. At university, he shifted his ambition to physics, materials science and data analysis. When his passion for outdoor activities and love for data-driven solutions resulted in komoot’s founding, he abandoned his PhD to start the company with his friends. Markus focuses on partnerships, komoot’s strategy, legal and financial concerns. When he’s not at the office, you can find Markus hiking with his kids and wife in the Bavarian Alps.

About Michael Reichert:
Michael Reichert is a volunteer mapper to OpenStreetMap and has been contributing for nine years. His main fields of editing activity are bicycle infrastructure, points of interest, railways and public transport. For a couple of years, he has been working as a software engineer for Geofabrik GmbH, a company offering OpenStreetMap based geospatial data services and software development.

About Neele Larondelle:
Her PhD-studies at the Humboldt university Berlin in cooperation with the New School in New York City included social-ecological relationships in cities. Therefore, she developed evaluation methods and models for urban ecosystem services and biodiversity. Until 2016 she worked as a post-doc at the Potsdam institute for climate impact research. Since 2016 she works for the NGO Nationale Naturlandschaften and is heading the group “management of large protected areas and nature protection”. Since 2020 she is deputy chief. Since the foundation of the NGO digitize the planet she is representing the large scale protected areas as a board member.

About Tilman Sobek:
Tilman Sobek is one of the founders and managing director of absolutGPS, a company that emerged from the University of Leipzig and has developed numerous adventure tourism products ranging from hiking to cycling and mountain biking. He also initiated the Mountain Bike Tourism Forum, a NGO aimed at helping the Bike Tourism Industry to succeed based on professional standards, best practice and cutting-edge market research.