Education SFSU

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This page is for contributions from students, faculty and anyone interested in Mapping at San Francisco State University. The first contributors are students enrolled in Locative Studio course in the Conceptual Information Arts (CIA) Program with Professor Paula Levine.

The map is being updated by students in the Cartography class in the San Francisco State University Geography Department in Spring 2014.

SFSU map

Here is the current SFSU [map]

Screen Shot of SFSU Map as of March 8, 2014:

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Screen Shot (mapnik) of SFSU Map as of February 17, 2009:

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Screen Shot (osmarender) of SFSU Map as of February 19, 2009:

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Screen Shot (mapnik) of SFSU Map as of February 24, 2009:

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Day 1 Assignment for Locative Studio Students (please contribute here)

1. Explore the OSM wiki mapping projects page, and list a short description of one project you find interesting.


Mapping in Peru! The map of the railway from Cuzco to Machu Picchu by User: Ashawthing. Ashawthing designed the road routing software for Transport Direct, which uses historic road speeds to provide a 'truer' journey time than traditional road journey planners. I followed the rail track from Cuzco, all the way to Machu Picchu, where there is even a map of the unpaved roads that lead from the train station, up the mountain to the site of the Incan ruins. - emc EmcPeru.jpg

Mapping the Nile sounds really interesting not only because it's the longest river but also because it runs through very fascinating areas. (Silvia)

Mapping Gaza: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Palestine_Gaza. Mapping is powerful political force and no where more so then in Palestine. (paula)


2. Propose an original mapping project idea.

Resources

Beginners Guide with Online video tutorials

Mailing Lists: New User list, Bay Area mailing list, United States list, Global list (some of these lists have very high traffic so you may want to filter them in your inbox)

User Groups: United States User Group

Special Projects: OpenCycleMap, OpenPisteMap, and more under Mapping Projects

Mapnik render that updates every minute http://matt.sandbox.cloudmade.com/

OSM Mapper can be used to track recent updates to the map.

Notes can be used to mark spots on the map that need fixed.

Downloads are available are available for various states across the US. You can find them [here]

Wikipedia Article on GPS

Introduction to OSM

User: Sarah M presented an introduction to OpenStreetMap on to the February 17, 2009. You can view and download her presentation below. This presentation discusses why OpenStreetMap exists and how potlatch (OSM's online editor), functions. Below this presentation is another shorter presentation focused on how to use JOSM (OSM's offline editor).

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