I’m headed to California. For those of you in Northern California – NorCal URISA is hosting a OpenStreetMap Workshop.
Learn About OpenStreetMap at Workshop
An educational workshop on OpenStreetMap, a crowd-sourced computer mapping project, will be presented on September 30, 2014, at the West Sacramento Civic Center Galleria.OpenStreetMap is a free and open-source map of the world which relies on contributions from the public. The map is freely available for use in a variety of mapping applications. This workshop will be taught by Randal Hale of North River Geographic System, Inc. and is certified by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, a non-profit professional organization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practitioners. It is open to anyone interested in free and open source GIS software. Participants will learn about the history and current state of the project, how to add-to and edit the map’s information, and how to download the map data for use in a GIS.
The workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and lunch will be included. It is offered free to members of the Northern California Chapter of URISA; non-members will be charged $40. Participants must provide their own laptop computer. More information on this workshop with a link for online registration may be found at http://norcalurisa.org. More information about OpenStreetMap may be found at http://openstreetmap.org.
I repeat – it’s free if you are a NorCal Member…which I think is nuts. Christina Boggs will be co-instructing. I’m flying in on the 29th and heading out on October 1st. Yell if you are in the area.