ox4 - Final Version

Free Software and Beyond
The World of Peer Production

John McKerrell
Day 2
Room Humanities Bridgeford G7
Start time 17:30
Duration 01:30
ID 21
Event type Workshop
Track Beyond Free Software
Language English

Open Street Map Session

The Open Street Map project aims to create a free and open
geographical data set that can be used for many applications including
streetmaps and routing based applications. 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. At Oekenux I would
aim to give a presentation taking perhaps half an hour to 45 minutes
and would then spend another 45 minutes demonstrating how to use the
tools provided by the OSM project to update the data in your area. I
would also invite attendees to ask questions and interact, at any
point during the session, but especially during the latter half.

I have given similar talks before and have found that, depending on
the interest from the audience, the session can easily last for two