[Talk-us] How to get college students involved?

Randal Hale rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
Fri Aug 6 19:28:42 BST 2010


One of the things I've done is work with a local High School and 
introduced them to OSM through Mapzen. Mapzen is comparable to potlatch.

Use mapzen and use the wiki to look up the things you're putting in - 
i.e. - parking lots. Look at all the tags/things that can go into that - 
the two make for a  great learning tool.

I'm a pretty competent ArcMap user - My "path" with OSM editing has been 
Potlatch -> Mapzen -> Meerkartor -> JOSM.  I still make a ton of 
mistakes - but it's fun - I would even say relaxing.

Take a look - Mapzen.cloudmade.com


On 8/6/2010 1:00 PM, Stefan Brandle wrote:
>   Hi. The following may be outside your time and interest scope, but I am
> interested in hearing from anybody who is willing to nibble on my
> requests. I have never actually done any mapping work, but joined this
> list and lurked with the hope of starting to learn about the tools and
> issues.
> I teach computer science at a university about half way between
> Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne. I would love to have someone show us how to
> get involved mapping precise data locally and submitting it to various
> online data sets, or working on software that is helpful to OSM and
> others. We have students who need senior projects, and also run the
> occasional special topics class.
> If anybody is interested, I would like to start a dialog, or at least
> get some pointers to the right direction.
> -- sb
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> Stefan Brandle, Taylor University Computer Science and Engineering
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Randal Hale, GISP
North River Geographic Systems, Inc.
ESRI Business Partner and Authorized Trainer
423.653.3611 rjhale at northrivergeographic.com

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