OpenStreetMap US

In this lightning talk I’ll present the why, how and results of incorporating OSM in the curriculum of GIS classes at George Washington University. Introducing OSM into the GIS classes was part passion for the instructors and part exposing students to a non-proprietary means of data creation and application in the context of humanitarian efforts. Many of the initial challenges have been abated with new technology over the last 10 years, but some still persist. This short talk will briefly talk about our origins, the incorporation of OSM, what outcomes have emerged and issues that continue.


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TeachOSM provides training, content, and curriculum, for educators of all levels to integrate OpenStreetMap in the classroom, and advocates for OSM in educational settings.

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