I’m hosting a Learn to OpenStreetMap table at the City of Charlottetown’s Inspired City event on February 4, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel. It’s free, and everyone is welcome.
If you’d like to learn how to sign up for a free OpenStreetMap account, and how to use the simple web-based map editor to enhance the map of Charlottetown, please stop by. I’ll have a couple of laptops available for you to use, and lots of stories and map tips to share.
OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content license.
The map of Charlottetown and area has been evolving over the 10 years that the OpenStreetMap project has been running, but there are still many areas of the city that could benefit from greater detail, and there are new horizons to explore — indoor mapping, 3D mapping, micromapping – that can keep us all busy for years.
You can edit OpenStreetMap from your own computer in your own home or office, and the editor is simple and well-documented enough that you don’t need a lot of experience to jump in right away.
Come and seek me out on February 4 at the Delta.