[Talk-us] Chattanooga OSM Meeting on 7/21/2011
rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
Fri Jul 22 13:22:28 BST 2011
Update on the meeting.
We had 6 people attend. I was really only expecting about 3. Out of the
6, two of us were very familiar with OSM. The other four had no
experience. I gave them a brief run through of OpenStreetMap - past,
present, and who, what, why. I asked that they all get logins and we
think for the first attempt at a mapping "project" we are going to try
to get the bicycle infrastructure in town (lanes). If anyone has
trouble they can all get in touch with me and I can walk them through
it. Unfortunately Internet went down as the meeting began and was
sketchy the rest of the night.....
We had one attendee from "Outdoor Chattanooga". They promote outdoor
activities around the tri-state area. Jenny Parks is going to check
about holding an OSM event at Outdoor Chattanooga sometime shortly. Most
importantly - Media (radio and newspaper). They have several outlets to
spread the word. Bringing them into the mix gives us access to a lot of
groups: cycling, hiking, canoeing, etc. They appear interested in - and
here's where I get lost - building an "Outdoor Chattanooga" map. They
don't have one. So from my limited experience in all this it would
involve some sort of custom "mapnik" or something similar to
OpenCycleMap. Which reminds me, I noticed before the meeting
OpenCycleMap appears to have not updated in a month around Chattanooga.
So the trick is going to be meeting #2.
Randal Hale, GISP
North River Geographic Systems, Inc.
ESRI Business Partner and Certified Trainer
423.653.3611 rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
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