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OpenStreetMap introductory workshop

Alex Barth will be coming into town after State of The Map Tokyo and has offered to lead in introductory technical workshop for both contributing to OpenStreetMap and using the data for other applications.

We will cover:

- Examples of OSM data usage
- Contributing data with JOSM
- Tracing satellite imagery
- Surveying with walking papers and GPS
- Finding answers: navigate the OSM Wiki and other helpful resources
- The OSM community

All you need for attending is a laptop. Bring a two button mouse if you have one.

This workshop is geared towards those who are interested in becoming OpenStreetMap contributors, but haven't worked with OSM a lot or not at all before.

Still, if you're a seasoned mapper please join us. We'll have a side conversation of how to improve the New York City map and grow the city's OSM community. We'll also talk about the new March 7, 2012 license on NYC Open Data that may be compatible with OpenStreetMap.

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  • Alex B.

    Same here: I really enjoyed this Saturday with everyone. Thanks to Liz, Serge and Eric from the OSM community for making this happen and thanks to Dave for getting us the space at foursquare. Nice view :)

    Looking forward to another OSM excuse to venture up to NYC.

    October 7, 2012

  • Liz

    What an awesome workshop -- big thank you to all who participated and made it happen!

    September 24, 2012

  • Jeff G.

    Great job by Alex and Ian introducing using Josm and discussing Osm.

    September 23, 2012

  • John M.

    Openstreetmap looks very interesting. I hope to learn a bunch tomorrow

    September 21, 2012

  • Caitlin c.

    How likely is it to get off the wait list for tomorrow's workshop? Thanks!

    September 21, 2012

    • Serge

      Caitlin, while I can't say for sure, my experience with meetups is that about 1/3rd of RSVPs don't end up attending, so I'd suggest that if you really want to come, that you come. In the worst case, if there's no room for you, you can have my place.

      September 21, 2012

    • Caitlin c.

      Awesome thank you!

      September 21, 2012

  • Alex B.

    Also: come out for drinks after the workshop!

    ~5.30 PM at

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If we are a complete OSM beginner, anything we should prepare before tomorrow?

    September 21, 2012

    • Serge

      I can't speak for Alex's introduction workshop, but I might suggest, at the very least, that you get an account at, and possibly read http://wiki.openstree...­

      September 21, 2012

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