This talk, as part of the British Science Week, will give a summary of the history of OpenStreetMap, how you can contribute, and how you can obtain raw OpenStreetMap data to use in your own applications.
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SPEAKERS
Speaker: Nick Whitelegg, Solent University

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AGENDA
Agenda:
17.30 Refreshment
18.00 Presentation
19.30 estimated end

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SYNOPSIS
OpenStreetMap (OSM; openstreetmap.org) is a global project to collect free mapping data using sources such as GPS devices and aerial imagery.
While OSM provides detailed web maps of the kind produced by Google, the real power of the project is the raw data itself, which can be used in third-party applications - to quote the founder of the project - "in unexpected ways".

This technical talk will give a summary of the history of the project, how you can contribute, and how you can obtain raw OpenStreetMap data to use in your own applications. The talk will also give examples of how OSM data has been used in third-party applications such as custom map rendering, route finding and augmented reality.


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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Headline Speaker: Nick Whitelegg, Solent University
Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers." - would you like to make some changes?


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Introduction to OpenStreetMap - BCS Hampshire
Date and time
18 March, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Solent University
The Pod, The Spark Building
East Park Terrace
Southampton
England
SO14 0RD
Price
This event is sold out