Maptime: OpenStreetMap 101 Workshop

  • June 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Mapbox

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.

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  • Lindsay B.

    Thanks for introducing us to a useful tool: openstreetmap.org

    June 18, 2014

  • Nicole

    Was a great kick off for Maptime D.C. Super fun, looking forward to more!

    June 18, 2014

  • Nevin H.

    Outstanding; glad to have the opportunity to create a login and get some timely help for my first mapping adventure.

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speaker and facilitators should wear name tags so the attendees can know who to ask questions.

    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Brandon K.

      Thank you for the feedback and for coming out. I hope you enjoyed the event.

      June 18, 2014

  • Octaviano Cerna A.

    would have a live stream? if it is then if I can give a link

    June 17, 2014

    • Brandon K.

      Hi Octaviano. There are no plans for a live stream tonight nor is it likely for future events. The content of most #maptime events will be light on presentation. If you're interested in learning more about contributing to OpenStreetMap, let me direct you to the following:

      http://learnosm.org/­­
      http://www.openstreet...­

      We'll also likely repeat this workshop in the future so look for that.

      2 · June 17, 2014

    • Octaviano Cerna A.

      Tanks Brandon I will be pending future events a live stream.

      June 17, 2014

  • Brian L.

    Same as other commenters, I really wanted to attend this event, but I've now got a conflict. Hoping for a repeat.

    June 17, 2014

  • Noel W.

    I will not be able to attend this meeting as i am taking a Introduction to Geo-spatial Technology course which clashes with the date and time of the meeting. I really wanted to join for this inaugural Map Time event, but i will have to look forward to the next one. I hope everyone have a safe, fun and and informative time.

    1 · June 11, 2014

    • Brandon K.

      Correction: Sorry you won't be able to join us. For the time being, plan is 3rd Tuesday of every month.

      June 12, 2014

    • Noel W.

      Thanks

      June 12, 2014

  • Elliott P.

    I can't be there as I'll be in Mexico, but I'll surely be doing some OSM mapping there :)

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Chris_RedHat

    I really wanted to join for my inaugural MapTime event, however need to change my RSVP due to a scheduling conflist. I'll be on the lookout for the next event!

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Brandon K.

      Thanks. Look forward to seeing you out at a future event.

      June 9, 2014

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