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Free workshop: An Introduction to OpenStreetMap

Join us for a day’s introduction to OpenStreetMap, the free and editable map of the world, created and maintained by a huge international community.

This workshop will act as a ‘beginners guide’ to OpenStreetMap, but with a slant towards looking at how we might map accessibility and mobility features, as informed by our Mapping Mobility Stockport project.

Whether you’re completely new and want to know more, you’ve used it before and wish to dive a bit deeper, or you’re an mapping pro but wish to explore accessibility and mobility features in more detail, then this is for you.

We’ll be joined by OpenStreetMap pro Andy Mabbett, who will take us through the fundamentals of mapping with OpenStreetMap. We’ll explore some tools and apps, best practice, and how the map has been re-used by 3rd party projects. Some of the things that we will be covering include:

  • What is OpenStreetMap?
  • Policies and rules
  • Editing tools, including ID and JOSM
  • Basic OpenStreetMap mapping concepts, tagging & accessibility-related tagging
  • Hands-on editing
  • Apps
  • Where to find help
  • Data imports, explorts and 3rd party re-use.

Participants should bring their own device, preferably a latop and NOT a tablet. We will also be heading out for an hour or so for a short mapping exercise, so be sure to bring comfortable shoes!

Register here

Event Details

Location Federation House
Manchester, M4 2AH
Start Saturday 2 Feb 2019 11:00am
Finish Saturday 2 Feb 2019 5:00pm


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