[Talk-us] A Toronto Introduction to OpenStreetMap Feb. 10th @ 7:30

Colin McGregor colin.mc151 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 00:21:59 GMT 2009

Tuesday February 10th at 7:30 PM, Richard Weait will be giving an
introductory talk about Open Street Map to the Greater Toronto Area
Linux user group. Details below:


Date : Tuesday February 10, 2009

Time : 7:30 pm

Topic : Introduction to OpenStreetMap

Speakers : Richard Weait

Description :

OpenStreetMap.org creates and provides free geographic data such as
street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because
most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical
restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in
creative, productive, or unexpected ways.

This presentation will introduce you to the breadth and depth of
OpenStreetMap and related projects. You will learn why you should care
about maps, how OpenStreetMap is beating every other map, and see some
of the amazing things that are being done with OpenStreetMap data and
software. The presentation will bring those with little or no OSM
experience up to speed quickly and show how to use OpenStreetMap to
make the maps you need.

This topic and presentation is suitable for those with no previous
Linux experience as well as the Linux regulars. You can even bring
your non-programming friends and colleagues to this presentation if
they have any interest in maps, GPS, neighbourhood advocacy, hiking,
cycling, snow sleds or geocaching.

Location :

TBA, but will likely be:
   Room GB248, Galbraith Building, University of Toronto
   35 St George St.
   Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
   University of Toronto

Schedule :

6:00 PM - There will be an informal get together of Linux fans at the
Pho Hung restaurant 350 Spadina Ave. to talk about Linux related
topics over Vietnamese style food.

7:30 PM - Meeting and presentation.

Late evening - After the presentation a large group of Linux fans will
move to a nearby pub for further informal socializing.

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