OpenStreetMap Calendar Calendar

9th OSM Delhi (Indoor) Mapping Meetup - Session 1

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Jangpura

15th June 11:00 – 13:00

The 9th OpenStreetMap Delhi mapping meetup is here! Explore your city, learn to contribute to OSM, improve a common resource together, reclaim your digital privacy, and meet new people. You don't need any experience with OSM or maps to participate, so bring all your friends!

Unlike most of our meetups where we go outdoors to survey on foot, this one will be held in air-conditioned offices and will focus on remote mapping (AKA armchair mapping) - so a laptop and a mouse are essential.

To allow more people to attend, there are two sessions - one on Saturday and one on Sunday. We encourage everyone to attend on both days, but you can choose to attend any one session, too.

Session 1
πŸ—“οΈ Date - Saturday, 15th of June
πŸ•™ Time - 11 AM to 1 PM
πŸ—ΊοΈ Location - Software Freedom Law Center (India), Jangpura

Session 2
πŸ—“οΈ Date - Sunday, 16th of June
πŸ•™ Time - 4 to 6 PM
πŸ—ΊοΈ Location - Internet Freedom Foundation, Chittaranjan Park

What is OpenStreetMap?

OpenStreetMap is a map of the world made by people like you, which anybody can use, share, and edit. You can think of it as the Wikipedia of maps.

It is used by numerous websites, organizations, companies (e.g. Wikipedia, Ola Maps, redBus, Doctors Without Borders, Pokemon Go, Zomato, Uber, Amazon), and FOSS applications (e.g. Organic Maps and OsmAnd).

Contributing to OpenStreetMap is fun. You get to explore the world, find interesting places, and document them for yourself and others. You improve a public resource which helps everyone and is not controlled by any one company.

What will we be doing?

  1. Meet and greet
  2. Introduction to OSM
  3. Using OSM
  4. Learning to edit OSM
  5. adding and editing points
  6. adding and editing lines
  7. adding and editing areas

Who are you?

We are passionate and experienced OpenStreetMap contributors who improve it for fun in our free time. Many of us are also advocates for free software and privacy.

Useful equipment to bring along

  • a laptop and a mouse
  • a charging cable

How do I join?

Participants should write to us over email or over XMPP with -

  • their name
  • their phone number [1], and
  • which session(s) they will be attending

Past participants can omit the name and phone number.

[1] We use phone numbers strictly for event coordination and for inviting you to future events. You can omit the phone number, but you risk not getting information in time.

Preparatory activity (optional)

For a richer learning experience, you can take geotagged photos of shops, amenities, buildings, roads, signs, etc and save them to your laptop. We will guide you through the process of using these photos to add data to OSM.

While almost any camera app can take geotagged photos, we recommend using OpenCamera on Android (Play Store, F-Droid).

Once installed, launch OpenCamera and go into Settings - Location settings, and enable "Store location data (geotagging)", "Store compass direction", and "Store yaw, pitch, and roll". You'll need to give OpenCamera access to location/GPS.

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