Submissions/The Free Wiki World Map: Openstreetmap

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The power of The Free Wiki World Map: Openstreetmap

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The maps are created using data from portable GPS devices, aerial photography, other free sources or simply from local knowledge. Both rendered images and the vector graphics are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence.

The tutorial will include a introduction into the project (5 min), followed by a demonstration. Depending on the available time, this will include:

  • how to include OSM-maps in Wikipedia
  • how to include GPS-tracks, and edit the map (JOSM, Merkaartor, web edit)
  • demonstration of the similarities between Wikipedia and OSM
  • Haiti Crisis Map: helping foreign aid workers by mapping the city
  • how can Wikipedia help OSM?


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  1. Haxpett 00:22, 25 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Aude 22:01, 1 April 2011 (UTC) (and willing to be an assistant, for the tutorial, if MADe needs extra help)[reply]
  3. JuhaV 13:42, 14 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Erik Zachte 14:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Vibhijain 13:41, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
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