[Osmf-talk] OSM Training / certification
Jaak Laineste (Nutiteq)
jaak at nutiteq.com
Tue Jul 2 07:03:41 UTC 2013
I've done some half-day classes also, one of the slideshows of it is in http://www.slideshare.net/jaakl/open-streetmap-koolitusyldineeka, it is in Estonian but you can use your favorite automatic translation tool to get the idea, with some amusement as extra. From GIS specialist perspective it would make sense to be part of their certification tracks, like http://giscertificate.com/course_info.html .
Idea: what about combining our materials and create a shared "standard" base materials for this kind of courses, like set of slides and additional materials (worksheets, prepared data samples, tests) for practical exercises? The master copy could be in English, so everyone can translate and modify it, it would be better to have multilingual community-manageable slideshows but I'm not aware of any technology for this. We need to adjust it anyway for specific target group and geography, but for real certification there is need for standardised curriculum anyway. Perhaps a section in switch2osm.org "Learning programs - online and offline"?
On 02.07.2013, at 9:25, Michal Palenik <michal.palenik at freemap.sk> wrote:
> 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.
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