This session will detail how you can use data from the open, crowd-sourced mapping project OpenStreetMap to populate your own database and write your own simple API.  Attendees are assumed to have some web development experience.


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SPEAKER
Dr Nick Whitelegg, Solent University
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AGENDA
16.00 Start
18.00 estimated end


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SYNOPSIS
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is an international, crowd-sourced project to map the entire world. Volunteers contribute to the map by walking, cycling or driving along paths and roads with GPS devices, or tracing outlines of buildings and landscape features from aerial imagery. The really powerful thing, however, about OSM is the data itself - which is free and open and available for use by third-party applications. This practical session will provide a brief introduction to OSM and demonstrate how you can set up your own database with OSM data and write a simple web API to query the database.
Attendees are expected to have some server-side web development experience and should have basic command-line skills.

If you have any quereis regarding this event re expereicne or software please contact the facilitaor direct: nick.whitelegg@solent.ac.uk


PLACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED

Joint event with Hampshire Branch and Open Source.
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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Headline Speaker:
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 Android 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.
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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Hampshire Branch and Open Source

Visit https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/hampshire-branch/

Setting up your own OpenStreetMap API - BCS Hampshire
Date and time
27 November, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Southampton Solent Universty
East Park Terrace
Southampton
Hampshire
England
SO14 0RD
Price
This event is sold out