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LocationTech resources

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Resources for the 05 February 2013, Introduction to OpenStreetMap talk for LocationTech are found here. These resources are either, materials that were unsuited to the videoconference format, or are related to questions raised during the question and answer session.

City animation - OpenStreetMap data, over time, in Toronto.
animation of OSM data added in Toronto over time.

What's in a name?

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unclear sign over a dental office

A question came up on one of the OSM mailing lists1 about what to use as the name of a business. The name of a business is one of the key items that distinguishes that business from their competitors, along with location. Both of these things are important to mappers. We like to get location correct; that's kind of the point of OpenStreetMap. And once we have the location of an object, we generally want to name it.

So why are some businesses so hard to name? And what is a mapper to do about it? Let's have a look.

Add a Retail Plaza to OpenStreetMap

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Shops in Cambridge Ontario

There is a small group of shops in your neighbourhood and you wish to add them to OpenStreetMap. This is a tutorial that will lead you through the steps required to add a small group of shops to OSM. You'll be able to complete this contribution to OSM in about one hour.

Let's go mapping.

Explore new territory with a GPS for OpenStreetMap

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A handhed GPSr device
Adding information about your neighbourhood to OpenStreetMap can be relatively simple when there is local data to use as landmarks. Sometimes you want to explore terra incognita and add data for which there is no local reference for dead reckoning. This tutorial takes a first look at using a GPS receiver to collect a track file for use as a reference when adding information to OpenStreetMap.

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