Contributing to OpenStreetMap

A session at State of the Map US 2013

Friday 7th June, 2013

1:30pm to 4:30pm (PST)


This advanced workshop series looks at how you can contribute to OpenStreetMap, build on the infrastructure, and help grow the project and improve map data. If you're looking to up the anti with your OpenStreetMap cred, come to this workshop.

  • Creating Your Own MapRoulette Challenges: MapRoulette can bring the enthusiasm behind a task to break it down into a digestable piece and get it done. This session will walk through why MapRoulette is powerful, how to use it, and how to deploy challenges on OSM servers. Presented by Serge Wroclawski, 1:30 pm.
  • Get Started Contributing to openstreetmap.org: This session will give a higher level overview of the general architecture of openstreetmap.org and walk through what the different servers do and how they fit together. It will also introduce the Rail Port application, walking through how it works and how to get your own local deployment up and running. Topics include Ruby, Rails, MVC architecture, the OSM API, Leaflet, PostgreSQL, and osmosis. Presented by Tom Hughes and John Firebaugh, 2:30 pm.
  • Lessons Learned Setting up the OSM Stack: This session will provide a hands-on demonstration of getting your own OSM server instance up and running, and describe issues encountered and a review of current documentation. Presented by Jeff Meyer, 3:30 pm.

Space is limited to 24 participants.

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Serge Wroclawski
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Tom Hughes

Software Engineer, Developer and system administrator for http://openstreetmap.org bio from Twitter

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John Firebaugh

Building iD, a new editor for OpenStreetMap: http://ideditor.com. @MapBox, open source, open geo, Ruby, Rails, cycle touring, ultimate frisbee. bio from Twitter

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Jeff Meyer

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Time 1:30pm4:30pm PST

Date Fri 7th June 2013

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