As part of the fun I’m teaching a workshop – and yes out of everything I’m doing an OpenStreetMap one. I co-wrote on for URISA and that one seems to have gained a life of it’s own. Since I signed away rights on that one to URISA – I’ve doing one that’s quite a bit different. When you register – please sign up to take it!
This OSM workshop is going to be a bit more hands on and aimed at the GIS professional that wants to work with the data. So what are we covering? Well – about half the day is going to be “hands on”. How Hands on? Bring some walking shoes and a pencil. You’re going to be burning up some shoe leather. When we come back we are going to be entering the data and discussing why you collected what you collected. The last part of the day is going to be comparing that to a county’s GIS data and how you can leverage this data to enhance your Geospatial Information System.
- Data Collection
- Importing Data – on this one prepare to expend quite a bit of energy discussing the import process and look at several examples of how importing is a good thing – but painful.
- Downloading the data, Format, Fields
- Citizen Mappers
- Using the data to enhance your Geospatial data.
- Licensing for OSM Data
Bring a laptop. Bring a sense of humour. Prepare to talk and most importantly prepare to explore down town Athens in a way no other conference attendee will get the chance to do.
This might turn into a Part II to the URISA one – or it’s going to be a standalone offering of NRGS…or I’m going to open source it for everyone to use. Haven’t decided how this one plays out.
Please come take it. It will be interesting.