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Igniting the Spirit of Exploration

The theme of Geography Awareness Week 2020 is "Igniting the Spirit of Exploration". To celebrate use the osmgeoweek map to find an event near you. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions most events will be held virtually or be very limited in size.

Hashtag = OSMGeoWeek2020

What do I need to know to host a virtual event?

  • Design your event friendly to newcomers, make sure there's someone to greet first timers and explain the fundamentals of OpenStreetMap and show them the first steps of editing and surveying.
  • The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #osmgeoweek in the comment.
  • Use MapRoulette or the Battle Grid to jump start editing!
  • Your event can be an outside surveying event or an inside editing event.
  • The location should have fast internet and a place to sit for everyone. Remind attendees to bring a computer, mouse, and any other devices you'll need for your event.
  • Collect name and email from attendees, keep them to yourself. This information is to send on a feedback survey and only for survey purposes.