Join us for the inaugural Maptime Singapore event! Maptime is a global community of people who are interested in mapping, cartography, and spatial data. Beginners and curious map people are welcome! The sessions are hands-on, meaning you will be making maps yourself. Please bring your laptop (and a mouse, if you’d like)!
We’ll start off this session by conducting an introduction to OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is a free crowdsourced map of the world, and there are over 2.5 million registered OpenStreetMap contributors who constantly edit, update and improve the map. Because of this dedicated community, OpenStreetMap is one of the most up-to-date base maps out there, and is available for anyone who wants to use it.
For this meet-up, we’ll be bringing together a group of people who want to contribute to OpenStreetMap in a collaborative environment. We will start with an introduction to the basics of how to use and edit OpenStreetMap, and then transition into a dedicated mapping session where we put our skills into action. In the mapping session, we will focus on updating OpenStreetMap in vulnerable areas in the developing world, where having comprehensive, up-to-date maps are essential for governments, NGOs and individuals to conduct crisis relief and disaster recovery.
In summary: Learn OpenStreetMap + do good! Bring a laptop! Bring a friend! Join the millions around the world who are building an open source map! Come support Maptime SG 😊
From the Maptime website:Maptime is an open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge, offering intentional educational support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for mapping tutorials, workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time. Beginners most welcome!