OpenStreetMap: contributing to open data through mapping

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Excerpt

A presentation on OpenStreetMap, why it exists, what the project is about, how you can help! Also time to map online (hands-on explorations) so bring your laptop!

Description

We will start with a 45 minute presentation on OpenStreetMap (discussion/ questions are encouraged!)
*what is wrong with existing maps?
*how is OpenStreetMap different?
*Where are people mapping?
*How do we contribute to the map?

— then hands-on time to experience OpenStreetMap
through online editing
Ex: audience can locate their hometown as a kid on the map, then edit features, points of interest, correct roads, etc. to get a feel of contributing to the OpenStreetMap!

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Hurricane mcewen

    Hurricane McEwen

    OpenStreetMap

    Biography

    Hurricane@cloudmade.com

    skype: hurricanecloudmade
    twitter: HurricaneMcewen

    Hurricane is the community ambassador for OpenStreetMap in the Central Mountain Region. As community ambassador she works to encourage a wide range of participants including GIS, LUG, MUG, OSM groups and hiking, skiing and biking organizations to map what they are passionate about!

    Before joining CloudMade, Hurricane worked in free-lance public relations with international experience in the sports, technology and start-up worlds.

    In her free-time, she enjoys geocaching, hiking, telemark skiing, and rafting. And, of course, mapping these grand adventures!