On the first Wednesday of the month, we’ll gather to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more.
Thomas Gertin will present on Visualizing Impact from OpenStreetMap Contributions. MapGive is a U.S. Department of State initiative that encourages and increases volunteer participation in the global mapping community and facilitates the creation of open geographic data to support humanitarian relief and development programs. To better highlight contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects, the MapGive team has recently launched the MapGive Dashboard as well as update its workflow when creating before & after map swipes. Tom Gertin will present these tools and go over how they were built using existing open source projects.