[Talk-GB] OSM University of Liverpool exercise (or 200 free(ish) volunteers)

Nick Bearman n.bearman at liverpool.ac.uk
Thu Nov 27 13:50:20 UTC 2014


I hope this is the correct place to post this - if not, please be kind to
me (as a newbie) and point me in the right direction!

I'm teaching a 1st year Undergraduate module on GIS with approx. 200
Planning and/or Geography students on it next year (Oct 2015 - Mar 2016).
This is an Introduction to GIS module, and I'd also like to explore the
potential of getting the students to explore and contribute to OSM. This is
still quite a way off so I am still developing the material and what the
students are going to cover elsewhere in the module. I've found various
bits of material on using OSM in this form (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Education, http://teachosm.org/en/w,

I'm looking for someone who has completed something similar in the past and
has any recommendation on how to do this most effectively, and what areas
in Liverpool would benefit most from the students contribution. Currently,
giving the time available to the students, I would be thinking of a
desk-based digitisation exercise, but this can be flexible. I've already
contacted John McKerrell but I'm interested to talk to other mappers in
Liverpool that can suggest areas that need the most attention and/or who
might like to be involved.

Please feel free to get in touch (on-list or off-list) if you'd like more

Best wishes,


Dr Nick Bearman | Research Associate & University Teacher |
n.bearman at liverpool.ac.uk
Department of Geography and Planning | University of Liverpool
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