State of the Map Scotland 2015/Day 4

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This is day 4 of State of the Map Scotland 2015.

Saturday 3rd October 2015 10am-4pm. It will be held at the Informatics Forum of Edinburgh University. Our most relaxed day, aimed at talks about the process of mapping, local groups and community mapping projects.

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 lightning/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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Saturday:Openstreetmap Community Day
Time Main Presentation Area Slides, Resources, Video etc
10:00-10:30 Introduction to Openstreetmap
10:30-11:00 Alastair Bonnett - Off the Map... 'Off The Map..' Book
11:00-11:30 Tim Waters - Open Historical Map Slides on Slideshare
11:30 - 11:45 BREAK
11:45-12:00 Lightning Talks and Burning Questions: Discussion or Questions to the Crowd
  • Philipp Hukal - research project pitch
  • Beata Jancso - Missing Roads: JOSM plugin indicating missing roads/parking from OSM
12:00-12:30 Jo Walsh - Data Working Group
12:30-12:45 Steven Kay - OSM visualisations
12:45-1:00 Abi Page - Geospatial communities
2:00-2:30 Edoardo Neerhut - Mapillary Mapillary as a tool for OSM
2:30-3:00 Iain Elder - State of the search box (Using OSM data at Skyscanner) Slides
3:00-3:30 Pete Masters - Missing Maps
3:30-4:00 Robert Weetman - Path quality recording, Sustrans, and Openstreetmap
4:00-4:30 Donald Noble - Tips, tricks and railways tracks - Mapping techniques from the field
4:30-17:00 Loïc Ortola - OSM Contributor: Anyone can contribute anywhere, easily, just with a phone


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  • 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.