About the event
A selection of 8 weekly online workshops to introduce you to new tools, resources and skills to help you on your data journey. Sessions are run by members of the Open Data Manchester community and available for anyone to participate.
Week 1: An Introduction to OpenStreetMap with Sam Milsom, Open Data Manchester.
OpenStreetMap is a free and editable map of the world, created and maintained by a huge international community. It's used in numerous projects by local communities, governments, software developers and more, with nearly 5 million registered users and 1 million contributors from all over the world.
It includes data about roads, buildings, addresses, shops and businesses, points of interest, railways, trails, transit, land use and natural features, and much more.
We'll explore the fundamentals of mapping with OpenStreetMap, some tools and apps, best practice, and some re-use by 3rd party projects.
Whether you're completely new to OpenStreetMap and want to find out more, or whether you've used it before and wish to dive a bit deeper, then this is for you.
What you'll need
- Recommend registering for an OpenStreetMap account in advance of the session.
- Intructions on how to join the session will be emailed to you upon registration.
About the Programme
Pick N Mix is a tasty selection of free weekly online workshops run by the ODM community. Each week you’ll be introduced to a tool, resource or skill in a fun, friendly and informative way.
Sessions will be carried out over Zoom, and will be interactive. Whilst the format may vary from week to week, you can expect a mixture of presentation and practical exercises that you can either do during the session supported by the tutor, or in your own time.
Pick N Mix is a free to participate community delight, with all sessions recorded and accompanying materials made openly available.
As each session has a different flavour, it’s worth checking out in advance any skill/knowledge requirements or if it’s recommended to install software in advance.
Attending one of our online events:
- Online rooms will be open at 6.20 and sessions will start promptly at 6.30.
- Please take a minute to read our code of conduct.
- If you have any questions please get in touch.
About Open Data Manchester CIC:
Open Data Manchester CIC has been leading the way in open data practice since 2010. We advocate for responsible and intelligent data use for a fairer and more equitable society, and support individuals, communities and organisations to do so through a wide and varied programme.
We host a variety of events throughout the year, including monthly Open:Data:Night meetups, workshops and training.
Open Data Manchester CIC is proudly supported by Luminate and the Co-op Foundation.