OpenStreetMap US

Taking open mapping to the classroom

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

Started in 2013 as a grassroots project by educators for educators, TeachOSM has been a program of OpenStreetMap US since 2016.

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Bridging the digital divide in Education; Leveraging TeachOSM

Jun 9, 2023 · Tumusiime Ronald and Namale Prossy

The OpenStreetMap in Schools program looks at introducing OpenStreetMap and open mapping techniques in schools to bolster the learning of geography while increasing the uptake of STEM education in schools. Through the...

TeachOSM 2.0

Jun 9, 2023 · Jess Beutler and Steven Johnson

This year, TeachOSM celebrates 10 years of introducing educators and students to learning through OpenStreetMap. With a decade of bridging OpenStreetMap and education, we have built on many lessons learned to develop...

Announcing the Education Working Group

May 9, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US and the TeachOSM Steering Committee

OpenStreetMap has great potential for use in education with direct application for geography, but also for social sciences, environmental sciences, civics, and many other subjects. After all, a mapping project is a...

A Student Reflection on State of the Map US 2022

Apr 18, 2022 · Hayden MacLachlan

This a guest blog post featuring Hayden MacLachlan’s experience at State of the Map US 2022 in Tucson, Arizona. Hayden is a fourth-year undergraduate student at George Washington University and currently the...

OpenStreetMap in Education

Apr 1, 2022 · Jess Beutler, Steven Johnson, and Richard Hinton

What do students love about open mapping? Why is open mapping one of the most effective teaching tools? In this session, TeachOSM contributors will share how to connect students to meaningful &...