[OSM-talk] International Map Year

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Oct 22 10:39:18 UTC 2014


On Wednesday 22 October 2014, Jochen Topf wrote:
> Just stumbled over this:
> http://internationalmapyear.org
>
> Seems to be some UN thing: The International Map Year 2015/16. Maybe
> some OSM groups want to get involved in some way.

This is an ICA (International Cartographic Association) initiative 
apparently endorsed by the UN.  The ICA is an international association 
of national cartographic societies (in Germany the DGfK) which is 
mostly focussed on traditional cartography and generally fairly 
reserved towards crowd sourced geodata and community projects.  The  
book "The World of Maps" they are promoting on that site contains a 
chapter on "Volunteered Geographic Information":

http://internationalmapyear.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/19_Volunteered_Geographic_Information.pdf

which is fairly superficial but includes a quite detailed and well 
illustrated tutorial on contributing to OSM.

-- 
Christoph Hormann
http://www.imagico.de/



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