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Instructor Led Workshop

Instructors: Greg Morgan

Workshop Description: 

One tenant from the programming field is to learn a new programming language each year. The idea behind this annual educational process is that a software developer learns new things that can be taken back to there primary programming language. In the case of GIS, there are several non-ESRI editors available. This hands on workshop will provide an introduction to the design of the OpenStreetMap, OSM, topology. Then the three OSM web editors--Potlach2, iD, and Level5--will be introduced. Mobile editors will also be examined. Finally, the course will deep dive into the Java OSM editor. The JOSM exercises are procedure oriented. 

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Editing OpenStreetMap is not rocket science. You must be able to install software via zip archives.

Workshop Format: The workshop will have some lecture and demonstration. The bulk of the workshop consists of predefined OSM files targeting JOSM feature exploration based on the Author's experience. After some practice, we will edit the OSM map.

Fully-configured laptops will be provided for up to 18 attendees. 

BYOD Option Additional attendees (up to 15) may attend by bringing your own laptop.  

If you choose to participate by bringing your own laptop, and space is still available, you will be provided with a seat at a table, access to power for plugging in your laptop, and instructions to connect to the conference center WIFI.

Requirements for bringing your own device (limited to 15 attendees and you must be registered for one of these spots):

  • Laptop with Windows XP or higher (a Dell Mini is the lowest powered device that can be used)
  • for optimal experience, a three button mouse: left right buttons with a center scroll wheel
  • Admin Access to copy files to the C drive
  • Prior to coming to the workshop, create an empty folder on the C drive called "gis" - e.g. c:\gis
  • Internet access to download files for configuration (wireless access available in the workshop room)