The purpose of this post is to simply collect in one place some of the amazing animations ITO World has produced from the OpenStreetMap database. I am often searching around on Vimeo to find them, so I thought it might be useful to put them here, especially as several new ones have been recently released. These visualizations come across as very professional, they have a high production value and include a good soundtrack. I don’t personally know any of the folks at Ito World, but would love to know what software they use to produce the animations.
US edits to OpenStreetMap 2007-2012 from ItoWorld.
The new animations expand on the popular ‘Year of Edits’ series, this time for 2011 and 2010:
OSM 2011: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld.
OSM 2010: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld.
And a comparison of 4 years of edits:
OSM 4UP: Four Years of Edits 2008-2011 from ItoWorld.
The one I still find the most amazing is the animation depicting the Haiti Earthquake response. I often use this animation to help explain the value of OpenStreetMap and the volunteer mapping community in a disaster response situation. The ‘Imagery to the Crowd‘ concept is a direct result of the Haiti response.