GISSIG Lunch meeting April 20: Open Street Map
OpenStreetMap or OSM (http://openstreetmap.org/) 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 Cloudmade.com 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.
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The audio recording of the session is here: