PHXGeo Mapathon at the Hub (August 2019)

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The Map and Geospatial Hub is pleased to be hosting PHXGeo once again for an OpenStreetMap mapathon. PHXGeo is a community-based meetup group for those in the Phoenix area who like maps, GIS, OpenStreetMap, cartography, and anything in between -- a natural Hub collaborator.

Event Registration

Friday, August 2

Map and Geospatial Hub
Noble Science and Engineering Library, Room 380
601 E Tyler Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

This mapathon will feature how to use the Open Street Map (OSM) editing session with Java Open Street Map (JOSM) map data editing software.

OSM is a crowdsourced geographic database open to everybody. JOSM is a specialized application that allows for more efficient editing of OSM data.

This special workshop session will be led by an Open Street Map "Super Mapper" who goes by the OSM handle "Dr Kludge". Dr. Kludge has made thousands of edits to Open Street Map, most of which contributed to improving metro Phoenix's representation on the map.

Dr. Kludge will be guiding workshop participants on how to use JOSM to more effectively make edits to the ever-growing Open Street Map database.

Be sure to bring a laptop (and a mouse is helpful for editing minor details).

While not required, please do register on the PHXGeo Meetup event page: Summer 2019 OpenStreetMap Mapathon

Extract of Open Street Map map data, magnified on the eastern section of ASU's Tempe campus.