GISSIG Lunch meeting April 20: Open Street Map

OpenStreetMap or OSM ( is a free editable map of the whole world. It allows anyone to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth. Sarah Manley from Cloudmade will be our guest and will discuss how and why OSM exists, how to contribute to the project, and ways to get involved. She will also present on ways to engage students through OSM, and the open source curricula is developing.


Sarah Manley is the community ambassador at for OpenStreetMap in the Bay Area of California. As community ambassador she works to engage a wider range of participants in OpenStreetMap by organizing mapping parties, speaking engagements and collaborations with community groups. She is also working to develop a curriculum that utilizes OpenStreetMap’s data and tools.


Before joining CloudMade, Sarah worked as an educator at a New York City-based environmental organization. There, she developed and delivered curriculum to students that focused on renewable energy technologies, local ecology and sustainable design. Sarah is also a co-founder and board member of an environmentally focused charter school in New York City.


If you plan to attend please RSVP to cengel [at] stanford.


GISSIG events are sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center ( and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (


For a calendar or GIS related events @ Stanford see:



Sarah has made her slides available here:

The audio recording of the session is here:

What Others Are Saying

  1. cengel Apr 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Here are some of the links Sarah mentioned in her talk:

    Talk tomorrow:
    OSM java editor:
    Upcoming Mapping Parties- Henry Coe Park — this weekend:
    Santa Cruz, May 9 & 10:
    Beginners Guide to OpenStreetMap:
    Where Camp:
    Ito world (OSM animation):
    Bay Area OpenStreetMap mailing list (quiet list used for event information):
    Bay Area Open Source GIS group (group I mentioned to you, we host happy hours together):
    University of Maryland campus map:

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