April 12 & 13, 2014 State of the Map US

Introductory Workshop to OpenStreetMap

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:45am - 12.45pm

New to OpenStreetMap? This session will help you get started by answering some common questions about what OSM is, how to contribute, and even how to get the data back out afterwards.

Topics will include:

After the presentation above, we’ll switch gears and teach you the basics of editing OpenStreetMap via the iD editor. We’ll go through a number of common workflows, including adding new points of interest, tracing buildings, drawing footpaths, adjusting street alignments, and fixing topology.

In order to participate in the editing portion, you’ll need to bring a laptop that can connect to wifi and run a web browser. It helps to bring a mouse along as well if you can.

When we finish up, you’ll also leave with links to a number of useful resources. Unfortunately, we can only accomodate a limited number of attendees, so please arrive early to make sure you get a seat.


Interested in sponsoring? Email bonnie@openstreetmap.us to learn more.