Geography Week – the OSM Event

Nov 5, 2014 | FOSS4G, Open Source GIS, Open Street Map

So I really don’t like GIS day. I’ve made it a point to not participate probably for the last 5 years..and this year I’m bowing to pressure and speaking at one event…and as soon as my coordinator gets back to me I’m announcing a Post GIS Day event. I’m more pumped about the postGIS Day event.

But one email did catch my eye on OpenStreetMap. They’ve got a plan for Geography week and it’s starting to take shape. So I’ll just repost the email here and let you start making plans. From Mikel Maron to the HOT/Talk-US List.


Hungry for maps? Join teachers, students, community groups, and map lovers around the world as we come together to celebrate geography and OpenStreetMap.

Geography Awareness Week is November 16-22, with GIS Day on November 19. Working with National Geographic Society, we’re promoting OSM in Education, with events held at colleges universities, clubs and groups around the globe. On Friday, November 21st, National Geographic will be hosting the flagship OpenStreetMap mapping party, based on this year’s theme, “The Future of  Food.” We’re working on food related mapping projects and mapping guides … mapping farmers markets, agricultural areas in developed and developing countries, food pantries. More details on And we’ll be launching the first version of (still in development), guides for bringing OSM into the classroom. We’re working for these events to make a big splash, and will be developing visualizations and tools to track all the activity. 

Would be excellent to have you involved! Organize an event in your part of the world (at a formal school, or out in the “school of life”) and we’ll promote on the site, and support however we can.
If you’re interested to take part, then:
1) Send along info about your event
2) Join TeachOSM list to hear more details
3) Stay tuned for more details on the mapping projects

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