“Maptime is a collection of beginner-focused community groups for learning geospatial technology, techniques, and concepts, particularly using open source tools and hands-on practice and exercises. But Maptime is also an important idea: it shouldn’t be so hard to learn, and we have the power to make it easier – and teach ourselves in the process” : from http://lyzidiamond.com/posts/why-maptime/
We had our first Maptime WindsorEssex meetup today! It was dedicated to Open Street Map. Here’s some of the stuff we shared:
To learn how to add any kind of thing to the OSM map:
To learn what is good OSM practice:
To learn what features are missing names in Windsor:
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Everyone get mappy! It’s Maptime Windsor Essex!
If you are interested in learning more about making web maps, please join us at Hackforge on May 13th at 7pm for Maptime!
Maptime started in 2013 as an idea at the State of the Map conference (link: ) as a way to get folks interested in map-making together for regular meet ups. Since then, the idea has spread from San Francisco, to New York, to Toronto and now to Windsor.
So if you are curious, please come along and join us and bring a laptop if you can. We’ll start off our first get together talking about and hopefully adding to OpenStreetMap.
Thank you everyone who came out and joined Open Data Windsor Essex celebration of International Open Data Day 2014. The theme of our event was ‘Get Your Data on the Map.’
After I gave a brief welcome and Introduction to Open Data, Philip Aylesworth gave a great presentation on the power and potential of using Google Fusion tables to produce both maps and data cards.
Doug Sartori and Jason Pomerleau then spoke to the group about some of the challenges that they faced using Open Data in a commercial app that they are currently building.
After my Introduction to Web Mapping, Randy Topliffe gave an impromptu taster of a future Tech Talk on making Data Beautiful using ReThinkDB, Pandas, and iPython Notebook.
Thank you everyone who spent the day with us and a special thank you goes out to the City of Windsor for making their Open Data Catalogue available to everyone.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hackforge, Central Branch, Windsor Public Library
This will be a ‘First Steps’ meeting with two topics on our agenda. The first will be a discussion on whether we should participate in a local Open311 initiative.
The second matter will be a discussion whether we’d like to be involved in any data *collection* work, and if so, with what common theme. Possible ideas include:
- energy related
- your suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions, you can let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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