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Ignite DC #2

Kate Chapman

How MappingDC is putting DC on the OpenStreetMap

MappingDC is a local group dedicated to collecting and obtaining free data for the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is similar to Wikipedia but instead of encyclopedia it is a map of the whole world. So far we've mapped Silver Spring, worked with the DC Government to change their terms of service to allow import and taught various people how to contribute to OSM.

I'll show how it takes all types to build the DC map and how it allows you to create free maps of information that interests you.

About Kate Chapman:

Kate has worked in the GIS/mapping industry in the Washington D.C. Area for the past 8 years. For her mapping is not just a career but a passion. Currently she works as a Web Applications Engineer on GeoCommons and in her free time participates in GeoDC and MappingDC.

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