Introduction to OSM mapping

Introduction to OSM mapping

May 17, 2024 from 2:50 pm to 4:20 pm

Speaker: Hrvoje Bogner

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date. OpenStreetMap’s community is diverse, passionate, and growing every day. Our contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas, and many more. OpenStreetMap is open data: you are free to use it for any purpose as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon the data in certain ways, you may distribute the result only under the same licence.

In this workshop you can learn basic ways to contribute to OpenStreetMap, and basic ways to use the data. Depending on audience interest we can cover some more advanced techniques. There will also be a presentation of techniques that companies use for organized mapping.

Come and talk to experienced mappers that will be present. They can answer most of your questions about OpenStreetMap.

Bring your own device to participate in the workshop. Laptop is preferred but you can use tablet or smartphone.