Creating Georgian Public Street Map Data

Overview

Dates: 
01/09/2009 to 31/12/2010
Donor: 
JumpStart International
Social: 

Public, accessible street data is fundamental for a free society, allowing businesses and organizations to build tools that help improve lives. In 2009, public street data did not exist in Georgia. JumpStart Georgia began mapping the streets of Shida Kartli and Kvemo Kartli to gauge the technical prerequisites and the public response to the idea of creating public street data for all of Georgia. Even though the main goal was to gather street data and information about points of interest, the growing interest in the project by the communities involved and a demand for this project to continue became clear. Community involvement would make this project more successful, and that became a cornerstone of the nationwide mapping project.