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 ====== OpenStreetMap US project page ====== ====== OpenStreetMap US project page ======
  
-OpenStreetMap ​US is a nonprofit supporting the OpenStreetMap ​project ​in the United States. OpenStreetMap,​ the free, open-source ​map of the world created ​by volunteers ​all over the globegives ordinary citizens the power and the tools to create a high-quality feature-rich map of their country, their states, their communities ​and their neighborhoods.+OpenStreetMap is a collaborative ​project ​to create a free, editable ​map of the world. It is edited ​by millions of people globally, many of them volunteers, and all data is free and open source. The global coverage and open-source nature ​of OpenStreetMap has made the map a critical tool for humanitarian ​and disaster efforts worldwide.
  
-Because ​the map data is freeanyone can use it to create maps for themselvestheir businessestheir schoolstheir local governments ​or any other purpose they wish.+OpenStreetMap US, in collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)will lead a mapathon where participants will learn how to use OpenStreetMap and begin mapping in support of a particular humanitarian or disaster response need. Participants will learn how to use the Tasking Manager and OSM editing tools. The Project Task will be decided based on urgent disaster needs at the time of the mapathon. This could include mapping to assist emergency organizations responding to hurricanesvolcanic eruptionsfloodsepidemics, etc. 
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 +Following the mapathon, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the wide range of OSM and HOT tools that rely on volunteer development support.  
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 +Repository link: https://​github.com/​openstreetmap  
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 +====== Helpful Skills for a Participant ====== 
 +No coding ​or mapping experience necessary! Come with a laptop (a mouse is helpful too!) to learn how to contribute to OpenStreetMap for humanitarian causes. Participants are welcome to navigate to openstreetmap.org and set up an OSM account prior to the event!  
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 +====== Mentor Requirements ====== 
 +Have an OpenStreetMap account and be familiar with the OSM iD Editor and Tasking Manager.
  
-We support the OpenStreetMap project in the United States through education, fostering awareness, ensuring broad availability of data, continuous quality improvement,​ and an active community. More than that, OpenStreetMap US is an organization anyone can join to connect with other mappers or institutional data users. Our members range from mapping enthusiasts who want to contribute their knowledge of their local communities to geodata experts who bring technical skills to the creation of the map and professional users who leverage OpenStreetMap data commercially. 
  
wiki/ghc/ghc19/osd/openstreetmap.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/06 16:43 by algogator