DUSPVIZ and the DUSP Open Source User Group present the Fall 2013 OpenStreetMap Editathon! Join us Friday, October 18, at 4:00pm in Room 9-450 for a brief introduction to OpenStreetMap, then an open editing session where you can work with one of the largest open source datasets on Earth.

 

What - OpenStreetMap is an initiative to create and provide free geographic data, such as street maps, to anyone. It is supported by an international not-for-profit organization called The OpenStreetMap Foundation.

Why - An editathon is an event where individuals sign into OpenStreetMap and improve the map by adding content, identifying and fixing problems, raising awareness of OpenStreetMap, and improving the quality of data. Anyone can make edits, so lets improve the map!

When and Where - Friday, October 18, 2013, 4:00-8:00pm Room 9-450, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

The first 15 minutes will be an introduction to OpenStreetMap, its features, and editing tools, the rest of the time is available to socialize and improve the map.  Tag all edits you make to the map with #editathon and #mit!

 

Open to all, we hope to see you there.  Please contact mjfoster@mit.edu with questions or requests for further information.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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