[talk-au] Fw: Re: [OSM-talk] A possible way to promote OSM

John Smith delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 9 13:19:46 BST 2009




--- On Thu, 9/7/09, Hillsman, Edward <hillsman at cutr.usf.edu> wrote:

> From: Hillsman, Edward <hillsman at cutr.usf.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] A possible way to promote OSM
> To: talk at openstreetmap.org
> Date: Thursday, 9 July, 2009, 8:02 AM
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> 2009/7/9 John Smith <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com>:
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> > Tracing rivers and such on OSM
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> possible way to promote OSM, geography students. 
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> > I mean what better way to
> teach kids about geography
> than doing a little cartography :) 
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> By coincidence, I gave a short invited
> presentation about
> OSM last evening to a geography GPS class. The professor
> will require some sort
> of project from each student, and I’m hoping that
> some of them will use
> OSM as part of their work. The professor is aware of
> open-source GIS software
> but has not been familiar with OSM beyond a general
> awareness of it. 
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> We are encouraging students NOT to do
> the obvious things of
> mapping certain features on campus, because we plan to work
> with a GIS class
> this fall to upload files of campus features, local bus
> stops/routes, and the
> like. But I encouraged the off-road cyclists to map local
> trails, and a golfer
> to map the university golf course. An older student is
> interested in mapping services
> of interest to senior citizens in  his home town some
> 40 miles from campus.
> One student was involved a few years ago in creating
> something like the GNIS
> file that someone has uploaded, and he may do some work to
> correct the location
> errors in it in the local area. I also encouraged those
> with access to any of
> the many gated communities in this area to map those,
> because the Yahoo imagery
> indicates a lot of construction but no final streets and
> structures. I am
> interested to see what comes of all of this. The students
> seemed to be
> intrigued that students have been big contributors to the
> OSM endeavor. 
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> By the way, whom in the OSM network
> should I contact about
> getting help with the uploads this fall? A couple of months
> ago there was some
> discussion here about developing some sort of support team
> for uploading files,
> and I don’t remember seeing what came of that. 
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> Ed Hillsman 
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> Edward L. Hillsman,
> Ph.D. 
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> Center for Urban Transportation
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> University of South
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