Everything OpenStreetMap

When July, 6 2016, from 6-8 PM
Where Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville
Contact @MaptimePGH,
Thanks Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and OpenPGH

Join us to learn about OpenStreetMap - the free and editable map of the world - and make your first edit. We’ll meet at the Lawrenceville library for a quick introduction to the OpenStreetMap project, community, and editing tools. Then we’ll split into groups and contribute to an improved map of Pittsburgh. Want to enjoy the summer sunshine? Map Lawrenceville using an app or pen and paper. Want to relax with AC & wifi? Dig into OpenStreetMap editing tools and help us plan for larger-scale imports. Either way, you’ll be creating open geographic data for mapmakers everywhere while enjoying pizza from our friends at CartoDB.

Our tentative agenda for the evening is as follows:

6:00 - Welcome, pizza

6:15 - Intro to OpenStreetMap

6:30 - Ways to edit OpenStreetMap

  • ID Editor - the easiest way to get started
  • Field Papers - allows you to use pen & paper to take notes outdoors, and then load back onto OSM
  • Mobile apps - allows for outdoor mapping focused on POIs using a smartphone/tablet

6:45 - Break into three groups to map

  • Map Lawrenceville community assets (outdoors)
  • Map Pittsburgh building footprints (indoors)
  • Do your own thing!
    • Work through the ID tutorial
    • Participate in Missing Maps
    • Download data from OSM to use in your projects

7:45 - Debrief

  • What was fun? hard? surprising?
  • What do you want future Maptimes to cover, OSM or otherwise?

New to Maptime? New to mapping? *Maptime is geared for beginners, and the session will be interactive so that you have plenty of opportunities to learn!**

Join us: Wednesday, Jul 06 2016