June 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
From paper maps to car atlases to Google Maps in the palms of our hands, maps have evolved over centuries. We've come to the point where maps are used to figure out how to route the closest cabs to us (Uber), where the best tacos in DC are (Yelp), how far and how fast we've run (Strava) and where our friends are in real-time (Swarm/Foursquare). Maps and navigation are crucial to our everyday routine.
For our first workshop, join us for an Intro to OpenStreetMap (OSM)- a great way to introduce yourself to the world of map making. OSM is a map of the world, created by people like you, free to use under an open license and is used by some of your favorite sites and services such as Craigslist, Foursquare, Stamen Design and Mapbox. Come and learn how to contribute to OSM, and make your first edit!
There are over 1.6 million registered OpenStreetMap contributors crowdsourcing geographic data. Join the millions around the world who are helping to annotate the world! Beginners and curious map people are welcome! No experience is necessary. As always, Maptime is heavily interactive so bring your laptop!
The event will take place at the Mapbox DC office, on[masked]th Street NW, Rear Entrance. This last bit is important, it means you need to walk through the back alley, you can't enter from the 14th Street side.