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

Reiser, John J. Reiser at rowan.edu
Sun Aug 8 12:58:42 BST 2010

I made my advanced GIS students use JOSM to update a familiar area. Some just added a few POIs, while others mapped all the trails in a local park. It's a good way to expose them to other data constructs than the ESRI separate point-line-polygon concept.


> Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2010 21:35:54 -0700
> From: Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] How to get college students involved?
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> On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 13:00:48 -0400, Stefan Brandle wrote:
>> 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.
> On my campus, I lead by example.  Folks spotted me mapping the campus,
> and it spread to the rest of the city from there.
> http://osm.org/go/CICAoLV@

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