Maptime is about:
A Gentle Introduction
(Part 1/2) OpenStreetMap is a free geographic dataset of natural and man-made features on the Earth's surface
(Part 2/2) OpenStreetMap can be edited by anyone! The dataset has been built by millions of (mostly) volunteers.
Wikipedia of Maps!
Traffic Lights© OpenStreetMap Contributors
Lots More! check out: OSM Map Features
Anything verifiable on the ground is okay in OSM
Trees? Who cares about trees?
Getting your hands on proprietary map data (like a road network) costs a lot of money.
Now anybody can play
Make Your Own! TileMill TileMill2.
OpenStreetMap is taking over!
In a few years, OSM will be the foundation of
Cool! How do I contribute?
Two main editors
Things to focus on today in iD:
Also checkout MapRoulette
Add meaningful changeset comments. Include "#maptimeBoston" for this event.
OSM Dos and Don'ts
Must: Provide attribution if you display OSM data
"© OpenStreetMap Contributors" and
link to license openstreetmap.org/copyright
Don't: Copy data from other maps (Google, Bing, etc.)
Do: Read Good Practice
Don't: Delete a bunch of data unless it's incorrect. Contact the original contributor.
Do: Ask questions. OSM mailing lists Don't: Guess.
Be Careful: "Mixing" OSM with other datasets. Read ODbL. Could trigger sharealike. Generally, displaying things on top of OSM is okay.
Do: Watch your changes go live on openstreetmap.org. Takes a few minutes.
Must: Have fun!!!
Where to get OSM data
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OSM 201: July 29. Sign up!
Avid Geo Project Night.
Tomorrow night @ Hack/Reduce.