In conjunction with the annual OpenStreetMap US [State of the Map US conference] (http://stateofthemap.us/), TeachOSM is presenting a half-day workshop on teaching geography using OpenStreetMap in the classroom. This hands-on workshop is free to all US State of the Map conference attendees and designed to help educators & students of all kinds to:
Understand why OpenStreetMap is a great tool for teaching geography
How to map using OpenStreetMap
How to design and teach classroom modules around OpenStreetMap (OSM).
Workshop date/time: Monday, June 8th, 9am-1pm.
Workshop location: NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St, 3rd Fl, NYC 10012
Please register for both the conference and the workshop.
Click here and use the special code, ‘TEACHOSM’ to get the reduced registration price. And do it soon, too: registration ends 1 June.
Mapping has applicability across many fields and communities of interest, and can used to document, archive, plan and contribute to both local and international initiatives. During this workshop we will demonstrate a training program, which will incorporate hands-on mapping in the OSM environment. We would like to see other instructors replicate this mapping program for their particular discipline and curricular needs.
Detailed Outline of Teacher Workshop
You’ve heard about OpenStreetMap, but how can you make use of it to teach geography? This is a half-day workshop aimed at teachers and who would like to incorporate OpenStreetMap into their classes, but open to anyone who would like to teach OpenStreetMap or
At the end of this workshop you should be able to:
Understand the power of open source geographic data in today’s information ecology
Articulate the reasons for using OpenStreetMap in your classes
Understand the basic workings of OpenStreetMap
Perform basic editing operations in OpenStreetMap
Export data from OpenStreetMap to use in geospatial analysis
Create a rubric and grading scale
Organize an OpenStreetMap event (managing accounts, using Tasking Mgr, what to map, other resources)
An Overview of OpenStreetMap - 20 min
Advantages of using OpenStreetMap
Data are reusable
Edit and view in the browser - no special software needed
Experiential learning with immediate results
Opportunities for service learning
Getting started with OpenStreetMap - 2 hrs
Creating an account
Tagging and (wiki-based) help for tagging
An introduction to the iD editor
Digitizing exercise: Creating point features
Digitizing exercise: Creating linear features
Digitizing exercise: Creating area (polygon) features
Reviewing your work
Break - 15 min
Advanced Topics - 1.5 hrs
Organizing an OSM mapping project
Using the OSM Tasking Manager (to make assignments, control editing)