Maptime: OpenStreetMap 101!

Curious about OpenStreetMap, the free editable map of the world? Come and learn how to contribute to OSM, and make your first edit! 

About Maptime:

Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.

This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.

Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?

Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop!

We also have plenty of bike parking upstairs, so no need to leave your bike at street level.

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  • Daniel B.

    If folks want to compare different types of map visualization, and their potential advantages, you can have some fun (and waste some time) at Geofrabrik's Map Compare, http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/

    It provides a nice way to look at OSM

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Eric T.

    Also, though I was trying to listen to everything that was being said during Maptime, I was face down working during much of it. I was reminded this morning of this site, which plots and tells the wheres and whens of recent edits. Mesmerizing.

    http://osmlab.github.io/show-me-the-way/

    February 22, 2014

    • Eric T.

      What I meant to include in my post was: Alan may have showed this and I missed it.

      February 22, 2014

    • Alan M.

      Nope, didn't show that. I highly recommend checking it out, though!

      February 22, 2014

  • Eric T.

    Given the questions about meters and feet last night, a map that just came across my twitter feed seems apropos.

    http://t.co/YqyReWQdl0

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • Matthew Philip M.

    No maptime for me tonight but I did add a couple geo subreddits to my geo redditing page. Let me know if there are any I'm missing or add em' yourself.

    http://maptime.github.io/redditmaps.html

    February 19, 2014

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