State of the Map Scotland 2015/Day 3

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Welcome to Developers Day

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This is day 3 of State of the Map Scotland 2015.

Developers Day will be held at the Informatics Forum of Edinburgh University on Friday 2nd Oct. The venue is in the building adjoining where SOTM 2013 was held. Professional groups can engage with the OpenStreetMap community and give their insights of using maps and data in their work. This makes for an enjoyable Friday afternoon outside the office and contributes to your continued professional development.

There will be an optional short tour of the National Library Scotland on Friday afternoon for a small group - please indicate during the registration process if you wish to take part.

The talks/discussions are usually in time sets of 30 minutes this includes setting up and questions so the talks are usually aimed at 20 minutes. Each day we have a section called Lightning talks. This is where people can introduce short talks for 5 mins, they can also ask questions of the crowd about any subject or ask if anyone would like to talk off conference about a particular subject.

The conference is 'semi-Unconference' style - so there will be both planned/invited talks and time for lightening/unscheduled talks. We will do our best to make time for anyone who wishes to speak. There will also be space to exhibit posters.

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Friday:Large Organisation Day
Time Main Presentation Area Slides, Resources, Video etc
9:00-9:30 Volunteers meet and setup
9:30-10:00 Registration/Mingle
10:00-10:30 State of the Map Scotland address - Chris Fleming
10:30-11:00 Tim Jenks - eeGeo - Making a 3D map of the UK from OpenStreetMap
11:00-11:30 Paul Georgie GeoGeo
11:30-12:00 Lightning Talks and Burning Questions: Discussion or Questions to the crowd
  • Loïc Ortola - 'OSM in a box'
  • Tim Foster - International comparison of bicycle infrastructure
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12:00-12:30 Dr. Nicole Beringer – EB Dirigo – Map while you drive! EB Dirigo is a multi-purpose navigation app for in-car navigation, biking or hiking trails with popular navigation features and additional OpenStreetMap (OSM) features to easily record mapping data such as street signs through video recording or personal items through voice or photo recording
12:30-1:00 Chris Fleet - National Library Scotland - Maps A brief look at the technology behind the NLS Map Images website. View slides:

We will be requesting that OSMmers come forward during lunch to give brief one to one introductions to OSM
2:00-2:45 Eric Grosso - Mapping Edinburgh's Social History Slides:
2:45-3:15 Becca Thomas and Duncan Bain - Pidgin Perfect - OpenStreetMap in Creative Practice
3:15-3:45 Shona Nicol - Scottish Government GIS / OpenData
3:45-17:00 Bird's of feather sessions / NLS Map library guided tour / 3D drone mapping demo


You must pre-register for this event. Sign-up now!


  • The School of Informatics is wheelchair accessible. See full access detail including car parking and floor plans (main room is on ground floor): here.
  • The conference will be informal, and participants can take breaks at anytime. We are planning to video record the workshop but no live transcripts will be available.
  • Please contact if you need assistance or have any questions

Location Friday and Saturday : Informatics Forum

Informatics Forum Outside Entrance
Room G07 Ground Floor Informatics Forum
Room G07A Ground Floor Extension Room

For Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd we will be at the Informatics Forum in Rooms G07/G07A on the Ground Floor, Food will also be served on the Ground Floor open Atrium Area

The G07/G07a area will be set to hold 40 people with projector facilities.

At lunchtime, the atrium space will be used to serve food. The far side will be for posters/gallery displays.

We have an Urn for hot water and will provide basic tea, coffee, cups etc. We have no budget so please bring your favourite teas and biscuits for everyone. The beverages will be tucked away in the a corner.