How To Use OpenStreetMap

On April 2 we'll gather to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with OpenStreetMap.

Here's our lineup so far - expect this to grow in the coming days. 

* Josh Campbell from the U.S. State Department will talk about MapGive, a resource that helps new volunteers learn to map and get involved through humanitarian crowd-sourced mapping initiatives using OpenStreetMap.  

* Aaron Lidman of Mapbox about will talk about OSMLY, a project that makes importing new data into OpenStreetMap easier, more accurate, and collaborative.

Andrew Wiseman will talk about how USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives uses and creates OpenStreetMap data to support overseas programs like Libya, Honduras, Haiti and Syria, including working with local groups to map areas and using the data for logistics.

As usual we'll meet at 7:00 pm at the upstairs bar at Stetsons at 16th and U Streets NW. Introductions and lightning talks will start at 7:30 pm. Stetsons is a 21 and over venue. If you're not yet 21 but want to attend, message us via meetup and we'll do our best to get you in.

GeoDC meets on the first Wednesday of the month to learn, network, and talk about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more. Join this meetup group, follow @Geo_DC on Twitter, and join our Google group for updates.

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  • Krishna M.

    I am looking for some help using Open Trip Planner, please contact me if you have used this before.

    April 7, 2014

  • Bonnie B.


    Josh's MapGive talk:

    Aaron's talk on OSMLY

    Andrew is working on making his available. Was great to see everyone!

    April 4, 2014

  • Steven G.

    I thought the lightening talks were very interesting and insightful.

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to learning about this OSM thing...

    1 · March 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      sadly now I have to fly out and won't make it, buck back for sotm :-(

      April 2, 2014

  • Dmitriy T.

    Sorry, it looks like I won't be able to make it today--I'm not feeling very well. Will try to attend future meetups, though.

    April 2, 2014

  • lee de c.

    93 rsvp's seems like a big crowd for Stetsons - do you ever consider other venues?

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Tom F.

      Get there early, and hope the fire marshal doesn't show up!

      April 1, 2014

  • Louis D.

    I'm working until 6 in Frederick, so I'll be late.

    March 28, 2014

  • Ben R.

    Anybody use ArcFM? It's a utilities extension for the ESRI suite.

    March 18, 2014

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