OpenStreetMap and You (An Introduction to OpenStreetMap)

A good event for experienced and newbie mappers alike, there will be a spiffy presentation by Serge Wroclawski who brings experience from the Washington DC OSM meetup group. He will provide an engaging overview of Open Street Map and how this "wikipedia of maps" is used by bikers, travelers, accessibility advocates, business owners, map geeks, and folks like you.

We will have a round of introductions to get started. We are hoping that by the end of the meetup people will have set up their usernames and have an understanding of the basic editing features. More technical topics will be held in the future likely in coordination with the NYC GIS and Cartography Meetup. At the end of the Meetup some may adjourn for refreshments at a venue nearby.

Broadly, we are hoping to bring the long-standing New York City OSM community together and jump start it into a more active phase.

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  • Vietnhi P.

    Excellent. 1.5 bils data points implies a connection with Big Dara :)(

    July 18, 2012

  • Wallace Wong M.

    Thanks for a great meetup and presentation, to Serge, Eric, and Liz!

    July 17, 2012

  • eric

    Thanks for the great presentation, Serge! Looking forward to meeting up again soon.

    July 17, 2012

  • Serge

    Peter, that sounds great! keep the group posted on the details!

    July 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Serge,

    I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday, you did a great job, and you were very knowledgeable, and thorough with information you presented. I look forward to many more OSM meetups, and learning as much as I can. Best

    Joseph W.

    July 17, 2012

  • Peter B.

    Thanks Serge! And bravo again to Liz and Eric (and Serge) for establishing a meet-up with active admins! Liz thanks for arranging a meeting space.

    Eric and I are talking about organizing a small get together focused solely on building trace editing skills with JOSM and Potlatch. Details to follow.

    cheers,
    Peter B

    1 · July 16, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Thankyou for the presentation Serge, I hope we have both a hacking and mapping party soon

    July 16, 2012

  • Sarah H.

    Until recently I worked for the City of New York's DoITT GIS division. Now that I'm in the private sector I don't have access to all of the address and street information I used to. I think OSM is going to be my new source for street data, so its time for me to learn more about it.

    1 · July 11, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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