[OSM-talk] Toronto [ON, CA] Intro to OSM talk

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Tue Feb 10 00:30:45 GMT 2009

Hi All,

I'm giving and Introduction to OpenStreetMap talk at the Toronto Linux
User Group on Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009, at the University of Toronto.  

link http://tlug.ss.org/wiki/Meetings:2009-02


Tuesday February 10, 2009


7:30 pm 


Introduction to OpenStreetMap


Richard Weait


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. 


TBA, but will likely be:

Room GB248, Galbraith Building, University of Toronto
   Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8 
   University of Toronto


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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