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Monday, September 8 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Introduction to OpenStreetMap for GIS Users

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OpenStreetMap is an open source project to create a free editable map of the world. Users are encouraged to map their neighborhoods, cities, and areas that interest them because OpenStreetMap emphasizes local, community driven data collection and use. Data that is mapped is open data that is provided free to whoever wants to use this data to create maps or do analysis.  The creation and utilization of the OpenStreetMap data is at the forefront of the Open Data movement.  How can you and your organization both contribute and utilize this information?   This workshop is highly interactive and participants are encouraged to bring a computer to participate in hands on mapping exercises.

 This workshop will cover the following subjects:

• Introduction to Open Street Map covering the history and current state of the project
• Who uses OpenStreetMap?
• Geometry of Open Street Map
• Making edits and assigning attributes
• Download the data and using it in a GIS
• Contributing data from a GIS to OSM
• Future of OSM

Intended Audience:  Anyone interested in free and open source geographic information system software. The workshop will suit both managerial and technical needs and it does not require any prerequisite mapping skills.

Equipment: A laptop (Mac or Windows based) is recommended but not required.  Equipment will not be provided and tablets (Android, iPad or Windows based) are not recommended for the interactive exercises.


Speakers
avatar for Clare Brown, GISP

Clare Brown, GISP

IT Manager/Website Administrator, Regional Planning Commission
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Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, NewLight Technologies
Carl is a Senior Solutions Architect for New Light Technologies, supporting Federal and State clients.  In his career he has developed geospatial systems for small and large data systems using both open source and proprietary software. Previously he has worked with the U.S. Census... Read More →


Monday September 8, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm
Grand Chenier

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