State of the Map Scotland 2011

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Scottish OpenStreetMap 'unconference'


Held on Fri-Sat August 26/27 2011 10-4pm

Thanks to all those who joined the Scottish OpenStreetMap community to talk, workshop and hack for this two day event. We were kindly hosted by the Electron Club at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. This was an 'unconference' event, where all delegates made suggestions for presentations or workshops and gave lightening talks throughout the day(s).

We attracted mappers, hackers, artists, cyclists, cartographers and academic organisations interested in the OpenStreetMap project. Approximately 40 people attended over two days.

The facilities included the Electron Club room with 14 spaces for laptops and a 70 seat cinema for presentations. There are also two open bar/cafe areas within the building and free wifi throughout..

Follow the event on twitter here

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  • This event is for Scottish focused collaboration, projects and organisations. It is not an alternative or competitor to the larger SOTM 2011 or SOTM Europe conferences
  • Useful links to sites discussed during the conference


Time CC4 Cinema - Talks Slides Resources Video etc Electron Club room - Workshops
9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Welcome by and organisation of day video
10:30-11:00 State of the Map Scotland - Chris Fleming video slides
11:00-11:45 Community Mapping in Govan, Glasgow video Editing OSM basics
11:45-12:30 Health support groups website video website Editing OSM Basics
12:00-13:15 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Mapping in developing countries - video How to create your own map
14:00-15:00 Travel website and railway station mapping - Peter Stoner video How to create your own map
15:00-16:00 OSM Data Visualisations - Steven Kay photos
16:00-17:00 Coffee, Cake and Discussion photo
9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome by and organisation of day
10:15-11:00 Putting nature on the (OSM) Map - Tim Foster video website
11:00-11:45 - How to - Jane Mensch video website
11:45-12:30 QGIS Data visualisation - Steven Kay video
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Licence Change - Dair Grant slides OpenStreetMap Basic Editing
14:15-14:45 Edinburgh Fringe mapping - Chris Fleming video OpenStreetMap Basic Editing
14:45-15:00 Common Good Land - Bob Hamilton website
15:00-15:15 Coffee
15:15-16:00 How OSM compares to other maps - Dair Grant slides
16:00-16:15 Closing - Tim Foster



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