[Osmf-talk] OSM Foundation sign-up at SotM 2013
michal.palenik at freemap.sk
Tue Jul 2 06:25:46 UTC 2013
I am teaching a class at out department of cartography of comenius
university. classes openstreetmap 1 (editing in josm) and openstreetmap
2 (postgis, leaflet basics). since 2010.
however i am not aware of a single student becoming a regular mapper :(
On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 11:54:54AM +0700, Kate Chapman wrote:
> Hi Oleksiy,
> Actually there is movement to certifying people in OpenStreetMap, but
> not an international type of certification (unless there is one I'm
> not aware). The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is creating a
> curriculum in Indonesia which will hopefully be approved to be a
> government certified training course.
> There has been thought of doing a wider sort of certification, since
> there are certainly countries where this is valuable to people.
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM, Oleksiy Muzalyev
> <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> > On 01.07.2013 09:14, Simon Poole wrote:
> >> ...a paper ...
> > Paper is a good material too. Or it could be a combination of paper and
> > plastic (laminated card). Plastic cards also differ a lot, - there are
> > waterproof plastic cards, cards with a hologram, one-side vs. two-sides
> > print, etc.
> > If it is acceptable from a legal point of view, it would be good to have
> > a OSMF membership card with a photo and name. The same about a written
> > document on completion of a workshop or a training course.
> > There are certification systems in the field of programming, in foreign
> > language learning, in product photography, etc. Why not in OpenStreeMap
> > cartography and geographic information system?
> > In any case, - paper, plastic, or a combination of two - the task and
> > cost of mailing membership cards to owners remain.
> > Certainly such membership cards or certification system is not easy to
> > implement. Besides there was no research yet if there is a demand.
> > brgds
> > Oleksiy
> > [Alex-7]
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