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Workshop 3: OpenStreetMap Mapathon

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TU Delft Aula Conference Centre

5 Mekelweg

2628 CC Delft

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Born in 2004, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is nowadays the largest, most complete, most detailed and most up-to-date geospatial database of the world, which is entirely created by volunteers. Currently there are more than 4 million contributors registered to the project. The open license of OSM data allows for a variety of applications, such as update of official cartography, disaster management, routing and navigation, games and leisure, etc. The mapathon will first introduce the OSM project and then show participants the simplest among the available OSM editors, i.e. the iD editor. A step-by-step mapping exercise for beginners will follow, focusing on a humanitarian mapping task proposed by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), which coordinates humanitarian mapping in the aftermath of disasters and in prevention of humanitarian crises all over the world. A web-based tool created by HOT, the Tasking Manager, will be used during the mapathon. Participants are required to bring their own laptop with wi-fi connection enabled. No specific software will be used during the mapathon; only a browser is required (suggested browsers: Firefox and Chrome). After the mapathon, participants will have acquired the basic notions on the OSM projects (philosophy, license, data model, available tools and ways to contribute data, etc.) and will be able to execute basic mapping tasks in OSM using the iD editor. The mapathon is open to any participants; no specific or technical background is required.


The workshop is free for participants of GeoDelft, otherwise a day pass has to be purchased. The deadline for an early bird registration is July 15.

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- OpenStreetMap website: https://www.openstreetmap.org

- OpenStreetMap statistics wiki page: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats

- OSM OdbL license: https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

- Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team: https://www.hotosm.org

- HOT Tasking Manager: https://tasks.hotosm.org

- Mooney P. and Minghini M. (2017) A review of OpenStreetMap data. In: Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, 37-59. London: Ubiquity Press.

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