• What we'll do
OpenStreetMap is the Wikipedia of maps. It has high quality information for every country in the world, contributed by locals who know the areas where they live, and from official data. There are many ways to easily display or embed OpenStreetMap maps in websites or reports. Like Wikipedia, the data is free to use without restriction. The hard part is extracting that data for use in offline programs, which you can use in custom mapping tools or in a spreadsheet. And that most extraction tools are made for experts. Join us with legendary transportation journalist and civic technologist Steven Vance. Steven will demonstrate how to use Overpass Turbo and QGIS to extract information about particular kinds of places in Chicago or Cook County, and convert them for use in spreadsheets.
• What to bring
A laptop that you've installed QGIS onto
• Important to know