Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

OpenStreetMap Overview

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 376


Richard Weait


OpenStreetMap: a free editable map of the whole world


Richard will discuss OpenStreetMap in his engaging and enthusiastic style. You'll learn a bit about the history of OSM, but not so much that you fall asleep. You'll see the amazing growth of OSM since its founding. And Richard will display some of the uses of OSM that already outstrip commercial mapping systems. You should see this presentation if you find maps at all interesting. He'll cover enough OSM to show you what it is, why you will care, and how you can get started contributing either code or GIS data to OSM. You'll see enough of the basics to take the sting out of the learning curve in a project as far reaching as OSM.


  1. OpenStreetMap website

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